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MILKY BARRACOUTA. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
IULKY I3ARIIAIOUJTA. Mr. D. G. Stead, Sulerilntelent of I ish eries luvestigatiotls, lur\wlrtis :lal illltel'eSt ing 110ote atbout thu mllilkiness of tht tllel of barraconta at certain times. lire eoints out that tilsemulscllal tissues of the isll occasionally shllow isolated white iatcihes. whiich spreadl throughl tile rest of tile Ileshl and fill it with :ta viscous, mtilky-looiintg fluid. In Melbourne. whelre tie barlraconta from Tasmania is ill colnstanlt detliantl fot food tile loss is olten heavy from thli cause. Hle says :-"While ill tihe .Melbourne fish nlarlet recenItly I daw a large I)iCillil eas- of flestity-guitted :11111 a ldelded hoe rra COtlta exaluinied. 'he lilh were titltlaretitly ill lerfect condtitio.n, alnitd were celrt\tilly sweet atint flresh. Iun wihell all. illisioll wis mlado aI|llg tile ba?'k aboult 5'3 lDr cent of tile tiah wsere tound to be atected andi1 hlad to be thlrownl i\Via.. "I was assured bi.y tle i:lrltietl ini-Sctof, al exlperiellcedt ollicer. ...
Boy Rescued from Drowning. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Boy Rescuned from Drowning. The courage showll by three younllg mlen in rescuin al compuanion fronm tli a l'i byrliong liver is to be brought lider the notice o1 the Royal lmunane Society. John Earloe-Simpson, 16 years of age. of St. Leonrd's road, Ascot Vale. Ia clerk. swho is strong astld athletic, lut a poor swilmuner, was sitting in shallow water oi a sandbank .near the Ilaribyrnllong road bridge late in the afternoon, whenl tile wash of a motor-boat is thought to hare lifted him andt swept him into deep water, the bank shelving suddenly at that poiit. HIe had sunk two or three times, and was in the middle of the stream. sheliu three eoilillsaiiOllts--Stinlsel Sim nlolllds, of tedteration street, Ascot atle; John Dorien, of Doncaster street. Mari byrilong; and Charles Blrns, of Grand view street, Moonce Ponds--saw his dilan ger, and swasin out to himn. They were all good swimnlsers and older tlhalnl youllg Earlsillmspsosl. but lie was so Illucell Illore .powerful tlat hIis strug...
SOCIAL BREVITIES [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
SOCIAL BREVITIES ----4--- Mr. and Mrs. A. Burns, Robb street. Essendon, are at present spending a fort night's holiday at Hobart, Tasmania. A** Mr. Georgo II. Morgan, manager of the Melbourne elepllhole Exchange, has been selected by the Government to visit Eng land and the Continent to inquire into telephone matters. Mr. Morgan is a resident of Gladstone stieet), 'Moone Ponids, and a ipopular and prominent lember of the Essendon A.N.A. * * Mr. Alex. Fraser. of Wilson street, Moo nee Ponds. who is mainager of Richarils and Co.. Bourko street,, is ,to take a business and pleasure trip to England in tApril. Mr. Fraser has done good work il tlie Essondon A.N.A., of which branch lie is a.trustee ** Mr. H. E. Neale, wlo has done such good work in London in connection with tilhe motor cases, is a resident of McPher son street, Essendon. lie is at present doing duty in the High Commissioner's ollice, and has been complimented by the judges who tried the cases. 0*e The Hon. Russell Claike a...
NEITHER WAS TAKING RISKS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
N~ITHE?I WAS TAKtNG 2RISKS. A certain reverend gentleman occupied a state-room on one of the Now York liners with a fellow-paesenger. After a while he lgan 'o feel just the slightest bit uneasy as to some valuables he had with hin. So he took them to the purser and said: "I should just like to explain to you that I am very nleased with my fellow-. passenger. That is, I find him a gentle man in ever resmect, and I wouldn't have you think that--well, wouldn't have you thitnk tlhat my coming to you with ralu ables is to be taken as any reflection on him." With a broad smile the purser interrupted him: "Oh; that's all right, sir:; your friend has come to me with some valoables of his own; and he said pre cisely tlhe same thing about youreelf."- Bans.Francisco "Argonant."'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
PUBLTC NOTTCES. JOIN A LIVE FBTENDLY SOCIETY. By becoming a MEMBER OF COURT ESSENDON, No. 7408. Ancient Order of Foresters. NO ENTRANCE FEES. NO LEVIES. World wide Order. Lowest Bate of con tributions from Is Id per week. Bick Pay, £1 per week. Funeral Benefits, £20 and £10. Particulars from members, or W. A. CADWALLA.DER. Sec. 9 Ardoch street, Essendon. BOOT ANDI SHOE EXPERT. A. G. E. SMITH 142 PASCOE VALE RD., MIOONEE PONDS, Branch Shop at 33 3IMt. Alexander road, Ascot Vale (under the management of Mr. Patrick). Repairs in Up-to date Style at Moderate Prices. Hand-tewn Work a Speciality. LATHAM LOOAL BILL POSTER 4 Flinders Buildings, City, Telephone 3236. Moonee Ponds Telephone, 76 Ascot. J. CHEESE CASH BUTCHER. CORNER MOUNT ALEXANDER ROAD and TAYLOR STREET, MOONEE PONDS. Prices Lowet, Quality Beet, Oleanliness and Civility. A TRIAL BOLIOITED. ALSO AT NORTH MELBOURNE. ALFRED STEBBING, DEPTFORD LAUNDRY 17 MARIBYRNONG ED., ASCOT VALE. (Opposite Masonic Hall). Awarded Silver MIedal ...
Military Fete. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
~tilitary Fete. Oti Friday night a full meeuting of la dims aitd gentlenen twaS held at, tite town tlail to nlollte tarther arrangements for tleo fete itt ail of the drill hall equip inetlt, to be held it Qtteent's Park. Mloottee a'otttos, ott Saturday, 8thi t March. The Altor (Ur. J F. lcenderson) presided aind a lot of ttrelimitnary tbnsinetss wac done. lTe Mayoreas ield at meeting of ladies at tile ro\wn lall ont 'luestltay alttorlloon, wlen sorme mo re slls r e allotted. Santisfac oruy ;trrtatgcmellts ate beinf maide for t?e fete.
Brunswick and Coburg Dispensary. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Brunswick and Coburr Dislmsary. Brllnswick anrd Coburg U.F.S. Disellns ary nlrrriral coririmrittee Imreetinig was ireIu Jaluanry 9 Trloe balabnce sheet for tie half-year ending Novmblner, 1913. was pre seilte1, altlilshowed stearl- 4rogress, lIe ceirits for the year were £4327 9s 8d. Tihe inembersbirp on tire ihislrnusary standrrs at 6679--an increase of 278. Preserirtriorl books presented for the year totalled 47,003, ani increase of 1108, and thie nlmber of pire scriptiors disielsed 76,592, anr increase tof 3985. enmibers on the riedical institnte list number 2654--anr increase of 19 The committee ihas juist comrleted the build ing of a branche disensary on Sydniey road. Coburrg. at ar cost of £1425. tlie ocal ole rening flt siich tties parc i Febrnary. Mr. OF. it. Haowiti is tire usi ienser appainted to takee eirrg of tie branir. Thie ilection of oaficers toon place with thie f6llowinrs rcesut:--Presi dent, -Mr. F. J. Birdr (O.T.S.1. vice-presi dent, Mr. C. OlaRyrton (I.OO.F., lr...
JAPAN'S WIRELESS TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
JAPAN'S WIRELESB TELEPHIONE. Tile announcemellt was illnadle some time ago tlhat the Japanese Governmoent had dlopted at Ilolme-ivented system of swireless telephony, tile inventor being a Mr. Tori kata, an electrician. 'iThe new apparatus is said to be simple, sod to have i ranllge of sixty miles "at proeent," which may be taken to meanl that the inventor expects to lenlgtlhel the rallnge in the near future. An installation of the apparatus hus been ordered on all passelger lines re ceiving Government subsidies. Already three of the largest mail steamslhip com pRanis have installed it, and report a satisfactory service.
STOPPING TRAINS ELECTRICALLY. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
STOPPING TRAINS ELECTRICALLY. Experiments. hIalve recently been made onl thile Bavarian State rlilways with a method of stopping railway traits elec trically. The system is one of wireless telegraph comnmunication between a wire strung on tile roof of the luggage vanl and :lly telegraph or telephone lnes run nling aotl g the track. Induction is used rattler tllan Rertzian waves to convey the signal to thie train. The apparatus operatea either a bell or a light signsal itn the cab of the locomotive, or it svill olperato directly on thie air blrakes. Tihe system calls for time installation of a ctngitt staion at fretonent intervals, so tisat iit e desired to stop a train he canse of some accident, this may be af fected from aimost any point :tlong _the track.
NEW TEST TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
NEW TEST TELEPHONE. Telephono wires often run quite near electric light wires, so that in case the telephone lines are being repaired, any of the molle wishing to use al portable tele phone so as to talk over these wires are in danger of receiving Ia evere shock in case of an accidental contact with elec tric light wires. In order to meet this stecial case anld lrovido a safe telelhone set, a London nltauntfatusring cotlcertu sfOW makes at telephone set consisting of a. solid oak crae with railtlroof hIinged lid contalinng a loud spoeaking teleplhonte and all the needed aIplliances. The box as a whole Is tmounted on a steel rod, which hIas a I?pointed endl for boring inlto .the earth, antd this gives the ground connec tio. The ctrrent carryinug harts are well insulatsed atd it is imnossible for the man to come in contact with them. a;ndl as an extra trecaution, all the other in side onsetal parts si~teconnected to the ground. \ Never tell your child Itow much good her medicine has d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
FOR SALE: PONY PHAETON, convenient, comfort able, compact, £15. Kemp, 60 Holmes rd., Mooriee Ponds. BEAUTIFUL Solid Oak Sideboards, with oval mirrored back, new design, £4 15s. Solid Oak IIallstands, £2 10s. B. L. Phil pott, Furniture Manufacturer, 35 Grandi son Street, Moonee Ponds. WHITE Leghorn Pallets, laying and killing fowls, cheap. F. Jackson, 180 Pas coe Vale road. Moonee Ponds. ONE-FIRE Stove, Othello, no building is required, cheap. 47 Wilson street. ASCOT VALE, 25 x 132, River Terrace; sell at £12. Apply, "Owner," Ascot Vale P.O. PLEASURE Oart, in good order, cheap. 153 The Parade,. Ascot Vale. ASPHALTING. ASPHALTING, All Descriptions, Strong 2 and 3 coat work. J.W. Dia mond, 41.Eltham st., Newmarket. LOST AND FOUND. "FOUND," J. W. Diamond, the Premier Asphalter, 4-1 Eltham street, Newmarket. SLOST on Monday, 26th January, between Moonee Ponds Post Office, Pratt and Chaucer strekits, Gunmetal Watch, gold plate on back, keepsake, reward. Davis, 13 Albert Street, Moonee Pon...
NATURE NOTES From Sydney Sunday Sun. MUSIC OF THE TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
NATURE NOTES (By Wobbegong) From Sydner Sunday Sun. M?tIC OF TIlE TREES. Who has not heaird the music of tie flora Of thle AUStiali;LLL bllushi? The trL'ee and the 1 allus aindl thin dwellers in thile marshee s:ng stons that all caill utlder stand when tlhe i\!ltl induces thelm to gite tongue or 1pl ys uitpoln their res?tto striugs. 'lihero i- the soft sough, it .ii of tihe lhe-oaks, tilh niril whisper of tie grass-trees, litt lllticial oIuritI-/ur of the lloleysurkle~, o110 jhibilanicc of the gianlt eucalyplts, dlu teldert utlllertolet olf tile sword-gra-s, tile deed dittaaoln ilotes of the wattles, tile calsh of tilhe cabtit:ge-trees, alld a hIlltidred \vhiserillgs ill lihto/ cadenllces f1'ot the lower ro\wtltis Nolle of those, hIwetriver, ta;1 rovide tilSe lielll ish choriis of tt cIlltltil of tall biatlisOos cii a windy light. Evitn wtith the sottest of brefes thle res)ltOllive lllooith blmarks rive utterance to a ser'ies iof tlai/itt sontt las, from the olaintivo uttlleal of a ...
WILLIE WAGTAIL'S INDIGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
WILIE WA;TAIL'S INSDIGES'TION. "Some time ago an iinquiry ,was nlltide in tilt eolllls ot souit iatlle as Lto hly a' 'W~iiii tfagtaji' called calt att night. ,tid if lie wtts assailso ti Iteni Ito practisetid lii lproetty call. writes J.D.i. "'ecently I lied the ileaisure eor o?]eeruitug aH air w ith tllree yoLuitg \wagt'il, anid \i.tilled Ithet at all lours of tlet da;y altti ip to Illid nlight-. The helt bird used to sit esite1e tile Ilest. whlich \Wa.¢ ;1 Sillutll Onle, colltainlilng theree large clidit, soulind ilcoli, iithi h?e" Shlead lultlelr lier tViii Tie roosterl was us weat.h, taid ti ieileVer I i t]otiacheti tine tree ill wilch tilie lest wts, lie tooli all sorts of clre tlltt hle wctrltelti tile 1 :1it there was solietliilng utl tlle tree that ie twas very illtrested ill lt otllstitUally iew to withil a ': e\ iclleis of lily ratil, intd thoulgh ii wsias IlttI,. lie lilitl C li1t? titliitllt ltCtlllits to take a lucktl c1i i hair. Ho t would ily Iruti tree to lreI t1tind...
CRIMINAL THREATS STRANGE VOWS OF CONVICTS WHICH THEY HAVE KEPT. ANTIPATHY TO JURORS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
_ m. CRIMINAL. THREATS, SRIANGE VOWS OF CONVICTS WHICH THEY HAVE KEPT. - ANTIPBATHY TO JUROBRS . ''ll never speak to a woman again Bo longf as I live, said 'the forger Davey as he was taken back to the cells after his couvietios at the Old Bailey, Lonidon. arvgy was convicted through evidence of a woman whom it was believed he hadm meant to marry bat who played him false and informed tile police, with the result that hre was arrested, foued' guilty, and sentencedt to fifteen- years' penal servitnde. That was nearly thirty years ago. Davey served his time, was let out at the end of about twelve -years, and, so far as is known, kept hie s oath to thie ed of Isis life. He lived in. one:room in a meas streetb i Islinrton, and unitil thle day. of his deathd, which occurred a few years ago, was never known to have ianiyi thll'g to do with any .woman. Convicts often make similar vows, ibut by no--means'always keep them. A mur- drerr, - whose sentende wits commuted to penal servitude foroif...
SWANK REFLECTIONS ON A CONTEMPTIBLE MAKE BELIEVE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
SWANK --4---.,p REFLECTIONS ON A CONTEMPTI BLE MARE 3ELIEVE. Swank! A word of(advice tirst. If you swank, don't "Make believe" or "let' apretend' is the joy of life to children. With them the game is inno cent and delicious. There is no taint of a lie; no shadow of hypocrisy. Their little airs and graces charm us. They swank with laughter in their soft eyes. It is to be forgiven. The grown-up game is evil and demor alising. BLUFF AT ITS WORST. Swank! The word was born in the lats years of the nineteenth century. A disease wass rampant and spreading. It needed a itnme. "Swank" came out of the word-world, offered itself, and -was ac cepted. It was short, expressive, cels temptuous. It fitted. Anid sQ pretence us a pedestal, with feet of clay, face of bra'ss, aiid plenty of cheek, was named. Tile human ape, whs could okot be natural, became the swasnker. WVe like him hot, - Swanking in speech, is impuderice throwing its thin cloak over ignorance. The covering does not hide. It is too t...
Runaway Horse. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 29 January 1914
Rutlnaway HIorse. Mr. James Pope, butcljer. of Mounti Alexaundler road. Fleinington, had a. nar row escape from serious injury last week. while out with horse and butggy. When aibout a mtile beyond Footseray, on thie miin Blatllarat road, one of the bolts cames out which contnects te shafnt to the re hilcec, when the shaft fell oil tie horse's legs. T'he animal took fright and bolteil off at a ftrious pace. Mr. Pope stuck to the reins for over a mile, but, becosn intg ehatsted, tie vohicle was tirled against a tree. and Mr. Pope thtrowil violentl3y on to the road, being rettdered ungonscious for a time.