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They Say [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
They. Say That Ihe "North" team is becoming do moralieed. That "Jim" Gardiner can still don the colors-ask Castlemaine.. That he can also mount a dress coat, although lie dosen't take to it much. - - That the Mayor'asBall was splenaid snucess. That the Mayor was one of the beat dancers in the room. * That everybody enjoyed theinselvts ?c Thurs. day week. That the local football team nitaea mess of it last Saturday. That to-night tre oN.A. are going to hIave a good time. - - That Dr. O'Dannell isa veritable Professor Heller. - That caterer Montgomerie is the coming - Skinner. That Albert Edward Hughes is. an excellent "euchre" player. . That the doctor and the pressman took down the chemist and the engineer, however. " That everyone was glad .to..sei. the genlal;; Town C'erk enjoying himself at the ball. That the vetera?il, Bindon and Barwise, J's.P. are great on the light fantastic toe. That Harry Randall is a thorough. whist player. Beats his progenitor. That Iate-collector Kearney...
THE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
THE TRUTH. Little by little must we receive the truth. The moral progress of mankind and the advancement of each individual depend on this. No ide;l of perfection springs up ready formed in any mrin l, but glimpses of a better life come to us all. There are times when each one sees how he may purify his own heart and ele vate his own character, how he may fur ther the cause of justice and help his fel low-men. It is for him to discern these rifts in the clouds, to let not one pass away until he has made it his , rn, not in thought only, but also in life. Tthus alone will his conceptions of moral gooaness ex pand and his character improve. What is that which runs, but has no legs ? Water. - Why is A like twelve o'clock ? because it's the middle of day. " 11 join you presently," said the mini -, ter to the young couple, as hie went for t..e church key. Why aes Dickens a greater mlan thb.n Shakespeare? Because Shakespeare write well, but Dickens wrote Weller,
OXFORD THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
OXFORD THEATRE. Essentially the feature of the week in the theatrical world is the opening, by the ent-rprising Co,;ili Bros., of the Oxford, late the Gaiety, Theatre. And on Satur day night high erncomiu:ns were lavished on the beautiful transfitrutatfon which has oeen effected at this theatre. The stage has changed ends, the seating accom modation now comfortably providing for about 1700 people, antid an excellent view can be had fro:n al)y part of the andi torium. The scenic artists, Little and Son, have splendidly carried out their commission, and sixteen se:s of new scenery have been painted. The pro scenium has been beautifidly carved and gilded. Milfird Sound, New Zealand is picturesquely represented on the act drop, which is a handsome satin one, being beantifully draped. It is a novelty in Melbourne, and Mr. Grist may be varmn'y complinented on his exquisite paining of colonial scenery. In addition to the old favorites, a tenor, in the person of Mr. Chas.Jones, made his bow...
A TWENTY YEARS' KISSING ACCOUNT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
_A TWENTY YEARS' KISSING ACCOUNT.. A Frenchman recently died who, it is stated, on his vwedding-day. some twenty years ago, took the original-perhaps it may be said rather imprudent-resol: tion to keep a yearly account of the number of kisses exchanged with his wife until their union became severed by the death of one or the other. He was destined to be the first to go ; but when, on his sick-bed, foreseeing that he would nut recover, he begged a friend to let the world know the result of his twenty years' account-keeping. During the first year of wedded life the kisses exchanged reached the colossal figure of thirty-six thousand five hundred, or one iihundred a day on an average : but in the followin;. twelve months there was a notable de crease. not more than sixteen thousand being inscribed on his register: while the third year sho::s a still greater falling off, the average number of kisses being about ten a day. And after, the lapse ' 1 five years a further reduction is recorde...
"Gas and Gaiters." THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
"Gas and Gaiters." TIHEATRE ROYAL. When I looked in at the Royal the other night, I Saw a cIoupe of menmbers ot the Griminal Investigation Depar:'ment studying George Plarrell for points. Darrell's Itc'y \% yndham is a careful piece of acting, and h= spreads himself round like a re.l iirve " spotter." And as " Dan Lowrey," Charlie Holloway, gets com pletely i::side the coal, bloodilirsty gambler, wiho shoots at sight, and holds .up any,,ne and everyone :who dares to wink the other eye in his presence. The "Tank' act is splendidly worked out, trd shou!i be witnessed dy everybody. To-morrow- night an entirely original romintic sensational drama ;I-IHearts of Oak," is announced for presentation.
SCHOOL-ROOM JINGLES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
SCHOOL-ROOM JINGLES. Ring a-ding-ding! and ring-a-ding-ding! Play-time is over, it's time to go in. 'Bing-a-ding-dong ! aind ring-a-ding-dong; Please learn your lesson, its not very-long. - In a dull little corner a cross little boy Sat crying because he had broken his toy; But in school-time, you krow, toys must all go away, Or what will.you do when the time comes for p-ay ? [ling-a-ding-ding ! and ring-a-ding-ding ! rhe first lesson's over, and now we will sing. Ring-a-ding-dong ! and ring-a-ding-dong ! ?ray what is the name of your pretty new song ! A little girl sat with a pen in her hand, But too deep had dipped it into the ink stand, And just as she stopped for a moment to think Why only just look! there's a great blot olink : ting-a-ding-ding! and ring-a-ding-ding ! jew slates and new pencils, be quick please, and bring. ting-a-ding-dong ! and ring-a-ding-dong I Ye mustn't use ink, and our pencils are gone ! By a cool open window Nell sat with her book, - There came a big bee...
CHILDREN'S COLUMN. THE THREE PHILOSOPHERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
CHILDREiN'S COLUMN.'. THE THREE PHILOSOPHERS.: Three wise philosophers went out one day for a drive together. No doubt they enjoyed it very much, for wise men who think a great deal about difficult questions like to talk over their i:eas among them selves. When these three friends came back there was no one ready to attend to their carriage, so they left off talking philosophy for a little while, and began to loosen the harness and take out the horse themselves. They get him out of the shafts and unfastened the straps- and buckles, but they were all three puzzled when they tried to, take off his collar. " It's toc small," remarked one, "how could it fossibly have been put on'" '"I'm sure I can't uncerstand," said the second, with his head on one side wondering what they should do next, while the third tried once mote to get the t:resome piece of harness off. But it stuck fast at the. horse's ears, and the poc r brute shook his head and stamped restlessly, much astonished, no doubt, ...
THE LITTLE LAMB. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
THE: LITTLE LAMB. A merry lambkin, white as snow, While in the pasture straying, Was jumping, springing to imd fro, In wanton antics playing. - Hop, hop, it went, o'er stock and stoiie, To every fear a stranger. " Stop," cried the mother, "careless one You're running into danger." The lambkin only hopped the more, Up hill and down so featly; But soon she found her frolic o'er, Her pleasure spoiled competely. Upon a hill :here lay a stone; The lamb was springing o er it, When lo; she fell and broke a bone, And long wil she deplore it. Remememer children, every one, . And wisdoal from it borrow,"-? That pleasure which is overdone, Will end inh pain and sorrow. -Our Little Doti:.
TEA IN THE GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 24 August 1894
TEA IN THE GARD.EN. - When every doll had done her .sums snd spelling: Annie put: all the things away, so that the garden was: quite, tidy. :' Now then,children,; she said, " we will have tea out here, because it tastes so nico in the open air.? So they all sat roind the table, and An~nie gave thena cupis of tea with plenty of milk and sugar. Kitty -an'd Alice put their arms on the table, but Annie did not scold them,- because, thej were too young to know any better.. Ilul she made Flossie and Miss Barnes sit u nicely;- and, will you believe it, IBabh Bunting sat up as straight as" they 'did. just because she wanted to be like their Long before Annie was tired 0of playing" her mother came back, and, kissing her called her a good little girl.-O',r L./Ith Dots.. , .-.: - :.- .
[?]OKERY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
* ,c-EEtY. T : - . :. -.--To one pint of milk stir one tab - .:, f flour aund a pinch of salt,; boil: ....::.es, stirring allthe time. Goodl? for ct .:; . 4. To Po.:-u Eoos.-Break the eggs into | sauc -.n u?; boiling water, with a teaspoonfuloI of sat i it. Draw the saucepan to the side of the 0r, r?nd let them be in four minute?. Take out . ::h a slice. As Ef,- ten xnr Isvsoz.-DBreak a fresha egg into s cup and beat it two minutes withi afork. !taw eggs are considered more di gestible writh a s~ocnful of water or milk ad ded to them. T?EA CnEs.--Rub 3oz. of butter into jlb. of flour, warm half a pint of milk, add it to the paste; mix it well, add a teaspoonful of vinegar, a little salt, sugar, and a teaspoonful of baking powder. Divide ii into small cakes and bake. G~orun C.urss.--Mix j1b. of flour and 60as. of butter, add bIb. of moist sugar, one egg, a teaspeonful of ginger, and Iwo tablespoonfuls of golden syrup. Stir all together, and dropt tablesooonfu:s of the batter on the b...
BUSINESS AND MOTHERHOOD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
BUSINESS AND MOTHIERHOOD. One of the objections which the friends ofadvancement for woman have had to meet most frequently has been the plea that such advancement as was demanded would unfit woman for wifehood and motherhood. At a meetingof Sorosis, the New York society which has special charge of woman's advancement in that vicinity, there was a deliberate discussion of the question : " Should a Woman's Business Training Take Into Consideration the Fact That She May Become a Wife and MotherC The majority seemed of the opinion that wifehood and motherhood were not incompatible with business training or engagement in business; but it was very emphatically urged by one of the debaters that the talk about mother haod was "twaddle," and that "the average mother's soul is about as big as a hickory minut." We do not see how a woman who has a soul of the size of a hickory nut can be on tldat account disqualified. There are men in business in Detroit this very day whose souls would be lost ...
"LOSING HIS NERVE." [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
"LOSING HIS NERVE.? In that first year of the war men were terribly unjust to men. He who lost his nerve as he stood in battle line was at once stigmatized as a coward, and in some instances the disgrace folrowed him until he yielded 'p his life on the field. We did not know the difference between cowardice and loss ofnerve. We had to learn that as we learned a hundred other things in war. Did you ever see a coward in the ranks? No, not onel A constitutional coward could not have been induced to enlist. If drafted into service he de serted, or his fears made him really ill and kept him at the rear. You saw men, and you saw them in your own company' who were stigmatized as cowards, but later on you apologized for your mistake and took them into companionship again. You came to realize that the bravest of men would break down under certain conditions, and that to be found "off," as the men termed it, was a mis fortune and not a disgrace. We are in line at Wiliamsburg, and our regiment...
A JOKE THAT WAS COINED. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
A JOKE THAT "VAS COINED. " Co-ng ': jokes is a very common dgure of speech, but we lknow of only one instance in which the joke was actualy coined-that is, struck upon a graven die and issued from a legal mint. The fact is histarical, and is as fallows :-In the yearlG37 the Danes adl vanced with a large force upon Hamburg. but after a siege of considerable duration, seeing but little hpe of ultimata success, they finally ,ithd-ew and marched back. Thereupon the Hamburgers caused a medal tobe struck in commemoration of the event. On one side of the numismatic curiosity was the inscription--'.The STing of Denmarz came before Hamburg. What he gained by it will be cesn on the other side." On 2s. other side there was a total blank; When itis not fashienable to be at hItarc, nor proper o go out calling, there is neth.r:: to do buato pulldown the blinds and h e
THE BABY SAVED THEM. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
THE BABY SAVED THE3IL "Why, what have you got here, Tess .' "It's the tail board out of the dray, Tom. I've got to barricade Daisy in with some thing. Leave it there, Tom, the door will shut aswell with it down, and I am afraid this little puss willcrawl out and fall down a shaft before we wake in the morning." " What a very lively imagination you must have, Tess." " Ah, yes, you men don't know what it is to feel a mother's anxiety. Where would you have been now if your mother had not looked so well after you?" retorted his wife with a wise little air of conviction. "Perhaps I should not have been here at all, and some other fellow would have owned you, and this little terror "-putting his arm around her and giving her cheek a gentle pat. " Don't call her a little terror," said his wife, praparing with caution to reinstall the baby limbs in their proper place beneath the covering. "For goodness' sakle, let her alone," whis pered Tom; '" she may take it ;nto her head to get up." "Don...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
SAGORWJFI--E or §1[TPILUS WIN TER STOCK, THiE GREETEST AND CHEAPEST SALE: OF HE SEASO. xow AX\ot\CED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 830 ETG1RALI) -BROTHERS - HAVE CO3I?ENCED A GIGANTLC REAJISATION SALE OF IWinter Drapery, Clothihig, SCarpets, &c., AT THEIR FAMOUS CASHDJRAPERY SW?TFAREHOUS ES, ERROL STREET NORTH MELBOURNE, BBIDGE STREET, BALLARAT. - 4: The Bargains re Unparalled Tie Pricse.the Lowest in Victoria. Id order to reduce our immense Stocks, amounting to upwards of £45,000, and being determined not to carry over Goods from ore Season to another, we have carefully gone through the different departments and REDUCED EVERY LINE to prices that must create Intense excitement amongst people who study economy, and pay reaay money. Ike Goods are lli eu, lresh and Clean. Jo O1diis! XoBankriipt Enbbishk! -in the limited space of a monao £15,000 worth of Seasonable Goods must be turned into hard Cash. To eff-ct this apparently difficult tank, ordinary sale prices ar e quite ig nored, and ev...
THE NEXT PARLIAMENT. A PROBLEM FOR THE ELECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
-THE NEXT PARhifAEN-Ti~, A, PiOLsal' FOR IE. ? E!.ECTORS, TS--disat fitin of Parliin.meet has been broghtabot der most extraordinary ircumtan'tes i.-ever In the history of Zhe colony has a snus'ry shown such reluctance tovacate the seat of cffice, as that showrn by the Cabinet htich had Slr James iPatterson at its .lrad-and tHiL. The other component parts of the goaerhing body appeared, to our eyes, to be no more or less than mere figure-hleads. In all prcbability the curtain has been rang down for ever upon the giim trage dian Patterson, and his company ofstock actors. ¶di's questi?n that now stares the face of the electors is: " \?ho are totake the guiding reins of the colony and turn the stage coach from the abyss of disaster, upon which it is now verging ? " Each and every electorate within the Colony of Victoria should carefully weigh this pro blem. The time has no, arrived that if ever there were patriotic men of cool profound judgmnent wan.ed, it is at the present junction of...
THE OLD SETTLER. (Ed. Mott in New York Sun.) [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
THE OLD SETTLER. (Ef. Molt in New York Sun.) The old eat lay asleep in the corner of the kitchen, out of everybody's way. Little Peleg, having in view a game of marbles for teeps with Bill Simmons, sat on the floor iractising with his china alley an various ibjects. At last it struck him that the closed tye of the old cat would be about the proper ized target for him to try his skill on, and ne shot his alley at it, at short iange. It was a good shot. The marble hit the cat's eye fair and square. The cat jumped three feet from the floor, and the yell she gave awoke the Old Settler from his doze in the rush-bottomed rocking chair. "Jeewhizz l" he exclaimncd. "Be we 'tacted by cattymounts ?" "P-o-o-o-r Kittie !" said Peleg, with a voice full of sympathy. "Did the fire snap out of the store and burn your head ? Grand pop, that'chestnut wood is terrible snappy." The Old Settler gazed at his grandson for a moment in doubt and uncertainty. "Peleg," he finally said, "me an' yer gran'mammny...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
N"::- :... News and Notes.. THE friends of Mr. A- D.- J. Dal); solicitor, are urging his nomination for the representation of Albert Park. Mr. Daly was a candidate for Parlianentary honors two or three elections ago for the same district THE YOUCG LYDY"T AN!) ITHE HALF C_-rTE CHINEE.--'" I won't marry her; certainly not i She knocks about with half caste Chinese, your worships," said the defendant. "\Well, you gave me an 'intro.' to them at a party didn'vou? '" said the yountg plainiffE. "And' said her young indy friend, "she's as good as what he (the defendant) is, your Vor ships : " "Very likely," sagely remarked the Bench. THE A"STIRADIuA HIP~eDRO3IE. The management of the above institution have succeeded in exciting the interest of the amrusement loving public of Mel bourne. MLr. WVoodlock promisesa string of sensational novelties such as ballet dancing, arena contests, concert hall amucments, &c. At present Flis's Circus has b'en engaged for this and the next week, a br...
THE DEVIL OF ST. GILDAS [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 31 August 1894
THE DEVIL OF ST. GILDAS Peter Csbana and his "wlfe Bridget lived alone in an isolatedacottagu near the village of St. Gildas. They were cited for 10 leagues around as a model pair, and St, Gildas took part in the celebration of their goliten wed din;. Is was their hope to die together at the same hour, at the same minute;' but man proposes and God disposes. One day Peter fell sick, made his will, at tended to his concerns with God and man. and quietly passed away in the arms of his weeping wife. The whole commune attended the funeral, and at the end of the day, so mournfnl for her, Bridget returned home, .where jt was her lot to remain in commnnion with her grief. The thought of retiring to rest scearcely en tered her mind. Seated in .a large straw armchair st the foot of the bed, with head resting on her bosom and hands joined, she asked of God the favour of soon rejoining her husband. An r'usual noise attracted her attention. Perhaps some "gorgon, dydlra or chimera dire," escaped ...