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THE EXHIBITION BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
THE EXHIB IOTiN BUILDING. There was a fairly good assemblago at the above building on Saturday evreng last, to listen to the splendid programme which Mr. W. J. Turner had provided. Mr. Armes Beaumont comes in for special mention for his reudering of "Tell Me Mary How to Woo Thee," and "The Anchors WYeighed." Miss Rose Blaney was also very successful in her songs, and is now a great favorite at theso conceris. Miss Elinor Chapman made her appear ance for the first time, and greatly pleased the audience oith her contributions. The! otho: contributo~rs to the ,pogwnmOa .-were M.isses Fanny Lyndhurst, F. Simon Ren, and N. Radden, and Mesare. W. Turner, Ja. Brierrlco aud F. Van der here. Signorina 1ebottaro 'dill make her re-appearance o?l the 22nd.
FOUND AND LOST. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
FOUND AND LOST. lii an upper room of a miserable tenemeent I found my love. There, in the squalor of those namealess sbsr routidings, she lay, her wa'sted arms stretched out over the ragged coverlet,. her breath coming and going slowly, with a dreadful hollow murmur. And when I looked on the yellow, unrecog nizing eyes, rendered additionally ghast ly by the traces of make-up lingering on the lids; on the thin wisps of hair, gray in patches, and green and yellow where the cheap dyes had faded :on the shrun ken skin, whose copper-hue spots con veyed to my praticed eye an only too common significance; on the mouth, where could be read more plainly than anywhere else that story of degradation -when I looked on these things I closed my eyes and, my love appeared to me once again, clothed in all the glory of the past. She is mine-my wife-my love. She was stolen from me, but I loved her. He the enemy of my boyhood and of my manhood had taken her away from me and then flung her in the mire,...
THE HOUSE OF BARING. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
THE HOUSE OF BARING0 S... (From tc. fifalto.) ' There are six Great Powers in Europe," seid th Duoe de Richelieu in 1818; "Eng Ia n, France, ETissia;nAustria, Prussia., and Baring Brothers." Threescore years and twelve passed, and of the Duo's Great Powers. the sixth and last was no longer worthy to be counted in the number. A sudden financial earthquake rent to the foundations the famous house in Bishopsgate Street, and it was saved from a terrible and disastrous collapse only by the Bank of England, the Joint Stock Banks, and the City generally, rushing forward to but tress it up. In view of this startling catas trophe, one turns witth a curious interest to the story of how the great firm, whose name has become a household word in Europe, was built up to the height from which it was cautiously lowered in order to avoid a head long fall. TOE sIRST BO G. The Barings had the start of the Roths childs in England, though not in Europe. It was not until about 1800 that the first llothsc...
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
FUN AND FANCY. Of what oukght akit to be made ? Of X -nd now that we are engaged, Fred. I only think it fair to make a confession, I love onions.' ' Pa, what is a fool ?' - A fool, my son, is a man who tickles a mule's hind leg.' ' Does he ever find it out, pa ? 'No, my son, riot in this world.' ' I have always wondered,' said the newly-arrived missionary to the genial cannibal, ' what became of my predeces sor.' ' Oh,' returned the cannibal, ' he has gone into the interior.' . ' Remember who you are talking to,'said an indignant father to a fractious boy. 'I am your father.' 'Well, who's to blame for that?' said the young impertinence;' ''taint me.' ' Grandpa,' said Teddy, as the old gen tleman woke up from a loud-sounding afternoon nap, ' if you'd give your nose a spoonful of paregoric, don't you think you could put it to sleep, too 1' 'Yeast-'Do you qoarrel with your neiahbour yet about his hen coming over in your garden .7 '. Crimsoubeak-' No, we're all over that sow.' ' Buried ...
DEFINITION OF WEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
DEFINITION OF WEALTH. In striving to reach a higher order of ife than we have yet attaine- to, the first thing needftl as that we should acquire a know ledge of what wealth really consists of. The net thing is that we should realise the part which the social affcation and honesty-the natural outcome o.f the social affection play in the economic'relations of men. A true definition of wealth ithe possesion of the valuable by the valiant. In other words, there is no wealth but life-life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admira tion. That country is the most wealthy which nourshes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; etha. man ia the mo't wealthy who, having perfected the fncmtions of his own life so the utmost, has .*ILo the wido-t helptftt i.L.uence, both per sonally and by meas of his possessions, over the ves of others.-Henry flose.
SMOKING IN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
sMox?_ ,G IN cHmJ - The English, ana indeed not a few of the Lorwland,. readers of Sir .Walter Scott's " Heart of Mlidlothi n " iere beyond mea sure, snurprised at the description which he gives of the manner in which the Captain oEndckpnunder filled and lighted his to bacco pipe, and complacently smoked it daring the sermon preached at the ordination of Benben Butler, and declared that it must be either a gross caricature or at least a very unnsual occurence. What would they have thought and felt if they had witnessed asimilar breach of decorum on the part of the officiating minister himself, as described by an eminent Professor in one of the Scot tish Universities, who was an eye-witness of the scene? In the course ot a tour through the Highlands, of which he was a native, the Professor wooshipped one Sunday in a large Parish Church which use to be crowded be fore the Disruption, when both the minister and the people seceded from the Establish ment. He found the main door choked w...
WHY NO SCOTCHMEN GO TO HEAVEN. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
SWHY NO SCOTCHIMEN GO TO~ i HEAVEN. Longyears ago, in time so remote that-his tory aloes not fix the epoch, a dreadful war was waged by the King of Scotland, who, elated by his successes, sent for his Prime Minister. Lord Alexazdder. "Well, Sandy," said he, "is there re'er a king we canna conquer noo?" "An' it please your Majesty, I ken o' a king that your Majesty canna vanquish." "An' sho is he, Sandy !" Lord Alexander, reverently looking up, said, " The King of Heaven." "The King o' whrz, Sandy ?" " The King o' Heaven." The Scottish King did not understand, but was unwilling to exhibit any ignorance. "Just gang your ways, Sandy, and tell the King o' Heaven to gi'e up his dominions, or I'll come mysel' and ding him oot o' them; and mind, Sandy, you dinna come back to us until ye has dune our bodden." Lord Alexander retired much perplexed, hut met a priest, and, rea~sured, returned and presented himself. -'Well, Sandy," said the King, "ha' ye seen the King o' Heaven, an' what says h...
QUEEN SOPHIA. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
QUE SOPHA. Here is a quaint story from the World ubout the unfortunate iongof Holland's first wii;, Queen Soehia--aAbout fifteen years ngo sloe was in London, Ethyihgit7Clarldge's Hotel. A "great friend of herso; i' Dutch baroness, was very ill at the Hague, 'and thel Queen asked Sr. Spencer Wells (no0 then a baronet) to go over and see the lady. The day after his retirn to London "the Queen walked round to Upper Grosvenor Street to ask after her friend, and the servant camer into the consulting-room saying. " Please, sir, there is a oady in th sloaiipg-rnom who wants so see you. I suppose she must be mud. She says she is the Queen of Holland.' * Food for RleAlection.-Dr. Johnson said the roost difficult thing a man could do was to • boelt" a door. We know men who live by soling bogoes.
HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
TIHNTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. If thefat in the frying ketvte is hot before you are ready for it, put in a dry crust of bread. It will not burn as long as it has £omething to do, only when it is left. idle. It is convenient to have an iron holder attached by a long string to the band of the apron when cooking; it saves burned fingers and scorched aprons, and is always at hand. - A spatula or palette knife is the best thing for scraping batter, porridge, etc., from the sides of bowls or pots; it is not expensive, and soon saves its cost by preventingwaste. iKeep a clasp knife or a knife with a handle different from those in common use for the sole purpose of peeling onions, and so avoid the flavour and odour of them where it is neither expected nor desired. To mend 5 very large hole in socbs or woven underwear, tack a piece of strong net over the aperture and darn over it. Thus ;mended the garment will be stronger than when new, and look farneater than if darned in the ordinary way. -To k...
IN THE SOCIALISTIC STATE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
IN THR SOCIALISTIC -STATE Time-Seven e.m. Scene - Breakfast.rooni- of' Citizen ., 857a. Citizen: " Ann, is the coffee r idy"' Citizeness G, 357b: "No. II have no beans left. Iwas too weak yesterday to call for our ounce of beans at the publio office. Then we have no wood or coai. They give us only half a pail per day, and that is not half enough." Citizen G, 357a: " Mother, don't grumble." Wife: "'I wanted to warm for you yes terday's state dinner." Citizen: "Bat you knew, Ann, I cannot estpeas and pork. What will they give us to-day 9" Wife: "Beans and corn beef." He : "Always peas or beans." She: "Be patient, old man. You'll have your favourite dish, sour eel soup, on the seecnu Sundsyof next month." He: " Has the SocialiSst arrived ?" She: " Here it is." He (reads): '_All children about to reach the age of five years during this current year must be delivered to the public aca demy on the 16th inst.' ' All girls about to reach the age of fifteen years must have their names entere...
PROMISED TO RECTIFY MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
PROMISED TO REC.I'IFY MATTERS. Some time ago a man ~as charge itS a French Law Court with snflflng adaiterated wine. The analyticai chemist who was called to prove the ofience testified, upoon oath, that not a drop of grape juice of any dnu jormned par of the noaious compound sold as wine. The defendant was con demned to pay a hear. fine, whinh he paid upon the epot. On leaving the Court House he eought out the chemist. -How seuld you state so poLitively that there was no :,ape -uice what=n'r in my sins ?" he asked. " Decause,o answered the man of science, "grape juices l-was causes the formation of cream oa tar'ar, and there was no trame of that on your barrels." "'Thank you,' was the unblushing repli. "You will find some the next time." Ella-: ".ow aid pour husband propose?' Jsie-e" He simply said: ' I have 5,000 dols.. ttd if you don't accept me I'll shoot you.' tih, how he loves me." ELie-"I am going to merry the apothe cary." Agge--"Oh, how nice. He'll ?t as for vanik cream sod...
THE PYRENEAN SHEPHERD'S DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
-THE PYRENqEAN~ SHEPHERD'S DOGS. - NOaBLE dogs! Canine giants!- Each shepherd. with the aid of these powerful and fearless dogs. tends from ?,.oo toi 4,000 sheep. Each dog cares for 400 sheep during the entire summer season in their marches up and down the Pyre. nees. Nightly the flocks are exposed to the ravages of hungry wolves, but with the united efforts of the shepherds, dogs and donkeys, which the shepherds use, the wolves are kept at bay. The day's jcmney, ascending, does not average io miles per day. These dogs are amongst thermost intelligent of their race. They become strongly attached to persons and places when kept upon the farms or about the premises as watch dogs. They are kind to the sheep and lambs of the flock, as well as being most aE'ectionate companions and defenders of the shep herds. This migration of flocks from the plains to the mountain pastures in summer, is one of the ancient customs of Spain, France, and Italy. The caravan is composed of men, sheep, do-ke...
REMEDY AGAINST MICE IN THE CORN FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
REMEDY AGAINST MICE IN THE CORN FIELDS.. MAxY farmers on Long Island, New York, find it diffi?nt to get a good stand ofhill corn, owing to the prevaltace of large field mice, which in through the bills and eat theseed before it comes up. One farmer in this section has found the old custom of coating the corn with pine tar an effectual remedy. To apply the tar, poor boiling water on the corn, let ting it remain but a moment, then pour off and mixin the tar. A teaspoonful will be sufdicient for about four quarts. After the corn. has been thoroughly bovered with tar, roll it in wood ashes, or land plaster, and it is ready for use. Care, shonldbe taken in applying the tar that too thick a coating be not put on, as it might prevent germinasio. An old iron kettle has been found useful. to stir the corn in while applying, the tar. This same remedy will prevent crows, black-. birdsj etc., from pulling the corn after it, has sprouted.
RURAL PLEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
3U3AL PLIA4&2U3U, flave to leavihe busy world awhile SAnd oas the woods beside the mrmur. toig brook, . O Nature's elarms to gate-or else with book-~ Some poet of genius rare-the hours be guile. I love to sit uoon the rustic stile And watch the circling of the sable rook, Or ply the gentle stream with baited hookj Tempting thefiunytribes with subtle wile. Such tranquil, peaueful joys as these be mine, Par from the giddy whirl of revelry T-eujoy the fragrance of the sweet woodbine And listen to the lark's glad miustrelsy. Thus Nature's charms of song and scene combine To fill my soul with sweetest harmony. --Begravia Magazine. "
METHODS OF CUTTING AND CULTIVATING POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
METHODS OF CUTTING AND GULTIVATI-NG POTATOES. Po0?ts in notatoe culture noted duringI ezneriments which are worthy of mention, a re first, that mulching proved imju-ious to the crop, rather than beneficial; again sosoiling, and also ridge cuiture, gavea small increase in yield, over plats not so treated. Hall tubers gave a much larger yield than whole ones; also the seed ends oroduced a much greater propor tion of large tubers than the other ends. It was found advisable to fill the trenches haliffll at the time of planting, plats having such treatment giving a larger yield. No grain of any kind .can be sh:pped from Russia till after the harvesting oftha -ent crQp. JS ...-merican Agriculturiti4
A BALD HEAD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
A BALD HEAD. Mrs. Fenwick Miller, a journalist and lecturer, was latela asked bya corresponi dent whether she really thought that women could, if they liked, do all that men can do. She replied as follows: "Speaking for myself, there is at least I one thing that maily men have done and now do, which I know I should never have the courage to -o. I have studied medicine, contested elections, written political leaders--all lhke a man; but though I have never yet in my life worn on my head a tress of hair which bad not grown there, I am sure I never, never should have the courage to go about with a bald head." "Two years ago," said the editor, "before we struck the newspaper buisi ness, all our wealth consisted of a five dollar bill." "'And nows? " We- are trying to remember how that five-dollar bill looked." Wesley and Whitefield led the var. in a revival of religion, of which in the present day we aze icaping the harvest. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedilyj...
A MEMORABLE TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
A MEMORABLE TRIAL. In April 5687 James II. published solely on his own authority, and there fore illegally-a Declaration of Indul gence, permitting all to worship in their own way. Though undoubtedly made for Romanists, it gave liberty of con cience also to Nonconformists or Dis senters. The second, and more impor tant Declaration was now proclaimed; and a week later, it was followed by an Order in Council, commanding all ministers to read it from their pulpits on two successive Sundays. This order the London clergy disobeyed, and the Primate Sancroft, with six Bishops, drew up a petition against the Declara tion. James was furious. The seven Bishops were committed to the Tower, where they lay for a week before they were set free on bail. During these ex citing events, the news spread that a son was born to James. But few be lieved that the child was of royal blood The general opinion was, that by the connivance of Romanists, a child had been smuggled into the palace, and was now pa...
THE FARM. BIRDS V. INSECTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 21 September 1894
BIRDS V INSECTSu~ In NaT ae ?he?- is~- general ,ver-,-ling lawi-ich isroughly stated in the com mon saying, "The weakest must go to the wall,5 the action of which is very self evident to those who have given much attention to the study of birds and insects. It is only when man so modifies Nature that the law does not have free action that the balance is destroyed and evil results. ,Insects, as well as the birds, doubtless have their proper place to fill in the great scheme of creation, and, like many things else, when held within bounds are for the common good. "VWhen the cat is away the mice will play?" So when the birds are scarce +-he insects abound, sometimes to our dis comfort, and even dismay. I do not want here to make any plea for the protection of birds on the grounds of beauty oftheir form or colouring, or the sweetness of their songs, but upon the purely utilita raan basis of guardians of crops from the destructive workings of the various in jurious insects. Some birds do...