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PATRIOTISM. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
PATRIOTISM. Mr. Artemus Ward, speaking of the Amcri can civil war, declared that it was a time when " every man should show his patri otism. Every man should make sacrifices for our great and glorious Republic. I my self am prepared to sacrifice my cousins, yes, and even all my wife's relations." A rifle captain marched his men to the very brink of a canal, and coolly commanded them to " fall in." On a dark night, with four clothes-lines t etched across the baok yard, the most
SHE HIT UPON A NOVEL PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
SHE HIT UPOiN A NOVEL PLAN. A pretty little lady residing in the east part of Bloomington suspected her derelict husband and his clandestine manaouvres. She felt morally certain that he had a post office box where he received private letters and surreptiously held high court with his fair correspondents. She inquired at the post-office, but received little or no satisfac tion. The suspicious wife hit upon a novel plan to detect her liege lord. He was called out of the city on business. In a true temi nine way she addressed a " personal" to her dearly beloved. The envelope at either end was stained heavily with blood-red ink. Sure enough it found its destination when it nestled in the private box of the wayward man. Stepping to the delivery window she said, in a matter of fact way : "Please let me have what's in box----. I forgot the key, and my husband wants me to forward the letters." She gave the number of the box through the glass wall of which she could see her own letter. The c...
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
THE FRENCH :REVOLUTION. It has been calculated that the first French Revolution resulted in the deaths of more than a million people, namely: Nobles .. .. .. 1,278 Noble Women .. 750 Wives of labourers and artisans 1,467 Religieuses .. .. .. 350 Priests .. .. .. 1,135 Common persons (not noble) 13,623 Guillotined by sentence of the Rev. Tribunal .. 18,603 Women died from prema ture child-birth .. 3,400 In child-birth from grief.. 348 Women killed in La Vendee 15,000 Children killed in La Vended 22,000 Men killed in La VendeA 900,000 Victims under Carrier at Nantes 32,000 Victims at Lyons .. .. 31,000 1,003,748 Guillotined by sentence of the Rev. Tribunal .. 18,603 Total .. .. 1,022,351 -4'0---
NOT A LEGAL TENDER. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
NOT A LEGAL TENDER. The other day a sharp-looking youth 1 walked up quickly to the counter of the post office in a town not a hundred miles from Melbourne, and, emptying a bag of coppers thereon, asked the cle:k, who was attending to other customers for five shillings worth of penny stamps. " Oh, you be bothered !" was the answer. "That's not a legal tender; it is all copper." "What is a legal tender, then ?" asked the boy. " Why, one penny is a legal tender for a penny stamp." " Oh," exclaimed the youth, " is it ? Come on then-" passing a coin from the heap-" a penny stamp, please." The clerk gave him one. "Another, please." A second was given him. "Ano -" " Here, stop that," the clerk said ; "give me the money. It will be the shortest way to get rid of you." After counting the money, he gave the value thereof in stamps to the lad, who was heard to muttter, " I thought I'd tire him out I"
THE VEGETABLE FLY OF THE WEST INDIES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
THE VEGETABLE FLY OF THE WEST INDIES. One of the most curious natural pro ductions of the West Indies is the famed vegetable fly,an insect about the size and colour of a drone bee, but without wings. In the month of May it buries itself in the earth and begins to vegetate. By the beginning of June a sprout has issued from the creature's back and made its appearance above the surface of the ground. By the end of July,the tiny tree (known .on the island as the fly-tree) has attained its full size, being then about three inches high, but a perfect tree in every particu lar,' much resembling a delicate coral branch. Pods appear on its branches as soon as it arrives at its full growth These ripen and drop off in August. Instead of containing seeds, as one would naturally suppose, these pods have from three to Jix 14 allý k4 ý?Q ;1t\ i i9 t4p ipty GaC
FICTION AND FACT. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
FICTION AND FACT. There is rarely a circumstance or char acter invented by the imagination that does not find its parallel in real life. A year or more ago, a writer described in a story the adventures and vicissitudes of an erring lad who ran away from home to follow the sea. The tale was pure fiction, and the author invented for his young sailor, a name unlike any he had everheard. Soon after the story was published, its author received a pathetic letter from a sorrowing mother, saying the sailor boy in the story was her only son, and beg ging for his address. "Tell him, she wrote, " if he will only come home I will forget and forgive all the past. I am alone in the world, and if my dear son will but return to me I will be happy again." . .'' It was hard to write to this poor moth er that the sailor boy of the story, whose name, adventures, and life, so closely resembled her son's was but im agination. " While addressing a jury in a crimin al case a few years ago," said a lawyer, ...
"I DON'T WANT TO!" [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
"I DON'T WANT TO " "I don't want to," said Reta. Mamma looked sad ; Reta so often said that when asked to help others. "Darling," she said, "God did.not make little girls orily to please themselves : we must be kind if we want others to be kind to us." Next day when Reta, was reading, mamma came ini and said : "Who will come and carry some eggs to poor Mary's' sick child? I want them to go at once before the rain comes on." Dick and Daisy jumped up, but Reta wanted to finish her story. "I don't want to," she said. When they were gone. Reta felt sorry, and: still more so when Dick came home with a new boat and Daisy with a doll. Mam ma had afterwards taken them to the bazaar, where they had seen all kinds of beautiful things. Reta cried, and she never said " I don't want to" again.
CHILDREN'S COLUMN. NEDDY, MY DONKEY. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
CHILDREN'S I COLUMN. NEDDY, MY DONKEY. "Hurrah I for a ride on dear old Ned I Iam enjoying myself," said Fred. "* I'm not at all frightened, oh norl not s bit. Just see how nice and upright I sit. I pllli the left rein, ;and then the right, Oh:! Neddy understands me quite. He's the very best donkey in all the town, For his ears stick up, and his tail hangs down. Father has bought me a nice new whip, But I only tickle old Ned wiLh the tip. I neverwhip him, because, you know, That's not the way to make him go. You have to speak kindly, to stroke and pat, For Neddy knows quite well what you're at. And though he can't speak he feels and knows More, father says, than you'd suppose. I feel quite a man! I look so smart ! Gee up, old Neddy, be quick and start !" -Our Little Dots.
NATIVES OF TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
NATIVES OF TASMAINIA. Early in this century the Island of Tasmania, or Van Dieman's Land as it was once called, began to be peopled by folk from Great Britain. Rough times of it these settlers had for many a year, but their chief troubles came from the blacks and the bushrangers. The numbers of the natives has: never been large, and con stant fighting with the new comers had reduced them still more. Now this state of things shocked a good many persons, and Sir George Arthur, the Governor, tried to put an end to it by attempting to persuade the blacks to retire to a part of the island where they should be out of harm's way. But this well-meant plan failed, and the cruel warfare went on as before. " There was, however, a certain man named Robertson, a bricklayer and builder by trade, who was pained at the treatment of the blacks, and he resolved to do what lay in him to change it. His notion was to go single-handed among the natives, and advise them to leave the mainland altogether. O...
THE POWER OF IMAGINATION. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
STHE POWui OF IMAGINATION.-Mr Wood house Braine, Wa~. calUed upon to give chloroform to a nerv,,us, hysterical girl for the purpose of having two tumours re moved from the scalp. In order to accus torn.her to breathing through the inhaler before gipigher chlor9tform, he pqe4e ,it 'over her face, ;and she at once began-to breath: rapidly through it. In haflf a minute she said, "OL, I feel it, I feel ' am goin off." -Immediately afterwards she was fol to be inensibleto pinching, and: her mules were flacoid. Both tumours. w.eoe removed without her having takeu a drop of ohlorofora, andAfter the opera;on dhe d ar roe b.ad 4ot felt a parti4' t
GRAINS OF GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
GRAINS OF GOTD. If you be nettled with severe raillery, take care never to show that you are stung, unless you choose to provoke more. Whence comes happiness ? From tran quility and self-control. Men. without self restraint drift .before their, passions like rudderless boats before the wind. There is nothing in the world which gives such scope to discontent as idleness, no matter whether frced or voluntary. A man had better be darning stockings than doing nothing. Acts become habits; habits form char acter;, cha'c er',controls fate. This, or somethinuglilke -this,is the epitome of what men:feel io be ;terule and law of rationa' lie. It is"the:course.to. be taken ,by those rho would` be master of themselves and circumstance. The ma .who, knowing it to he wrong to lie or oheat or neglect his family or yield 'to' passioa .does these things can claim "to excuse fromi outside, influences or the pressure of circumstances indeed, so 'far fromnhaving lesi rest)onsibility on these acoounts,i...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
Mrs. Newrich (who recently entertained a Count): " Have you ever had any foreign noblemen as guests ?" Mrs. Manorborn (quirtly): " No; only as servants." Mr. de Rich :~" What a sad, sweet face Miss Psyche has! She never smiles, She must have met with some great loss." Mise Destuart: " Yes; she was in a railway ace: dent some weeks ago, and lost a fro:t tootlh." A simple, plain-spoken countryman once criticised city folk after the following pithy fashion:.--" They be either so stuck up that ye cannot reach them with a haystack pole, or so blamed friendly that they forget to pay their board. " My grandfather," said Coverot, died at the age of ninety-four." " My grandmother was 103 when she died, remarked Turpin. "And in my family," put in Guibollard, not to be outdone in boasting, "are several who ain't dead yet." "You shouldn't be so uncharitable towards your fellow men," said a man to a friend who had been railing at human nature in general. " Remember that all men are yourbrethren....
A MONSTER. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
A MONSTER. Those who have seen, a diving-suit are aware of the frightful appearance of amin. arrayed in it. The front of the head-piec, is a large circular pane of glass, giving the wearer the appearance of a. hideous Cyclops. From the top of the head runs a rubber tube for supplying air to the diver, and there is also a rope for hauling him up. In the early days of the gold excite ment in California, a Mr Potts and his partner, both miners, decided that there was gold at the head-waters, of the San, Joaquin. They discovered a deep hole in. the bed of one of the forks, and concluded. that, if there was gold anywhere in the bed of the stream, it was in that. hole. They tried diving to the bottom; but the water was too deep, and they fouid them selves in a dilemma. Mr Potts' partner te thought himself of a diving-suit in San Francisco which he could procure,.and the decision was reached that he should.go and bring it. This he did, arriving with it after some time.. Mr Potts' partner a...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
ITEMS OF INTEREST. Dutch butterineholds from fifty to sixty per ,cent. of oleomargarine the: rest is milk, butter, cotton-seed-oil, palm .oil, colouring matter, and salt. Seidlitz p~owders : Rochelle salts two drachms sods bicarbonate two scruples; put' these ine a blue paper, and thirty five grains tartaric acid in a white paper. The sulphur in the yolk of eggs, it may not be generally known, acts chemically on silver spoons, turning them black, and formiing a sulphide of silver that cannot be removed without taking off the surface of silver,, thus rapidly wearing away the spoon. According to a contemporary bisulphide of carbon has been employed with success in the treatment of neuralgia. From fifteen to twenty drops are applied on cotton-wool to the painful part and covered with a piece of dry cottoni. The remedy, if not always a cure, at all times procures great relief ; the pain produced by the applic& tion itself is only temporary. There are people who suppose that the ...
HOW TO HELP. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
HOW 114 :.TOHEP Women are naturally incline' tobe helps and not hindrances in the-daily routine of home life, but sometimesa veryggood woman an ie very ,'selfiah in her choiice of duties, withouti 'rhanini it es ecially. Take, ,for instance, the ,Monday's work. when the ii-1 does the .washing and: the mistress is siippOO1d to 'ddtliehousework. How mthcl of it does she. renlly accomplish ? To begin withb;the girl cooks the break fast and lays -the table. She performs these diuties-in the inte',udes; of washiiig. Whi~- thee famiiy eat breakfast the girl wgshes and the mistress thereafter :assists lier by blearing' up the breakfast dishes. Pdots'ad pansis are croivded awvay'n the sink for ~ary toWa'kh when the clothls are out. Then-the mistress gets :a wretched apology for li~tch, or diniiser, and leaves the dishes for~dry, who is nealy. through .with the washing. Some time in the.afternoon the girl finds time to wash her dishes and pre pare-the third meal of the day. _ She. has actual...
THE OAKLANDS HOUNDS THE MEET AT SUNBURY. [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
THE OAKLANDS HOUNDS ----*----. THE MEET AT SUNBURY, For the first time this season the meet was fixed at Sunbury for Tuesday. A special train from Melbourne arrived at 1 p.m. with his Excellency Lord Hopetoun, .Lady Hopetoun, and the members. Lady' Hopetoun, Miss Clarke, and Miss. Minifold were the only ladies: present at tne run. There was only a fair attendance, the weather during the morning being anything but favourable. The run, combined with the excellent going, was most enjoyable. Proceeding along the Digger's Rest road for about half-a-mile the hounds were thrown off into the Bald Hill paddock where, the three first fences were successfully negotiated. The hounds then made their way into Mr Cockran's property, taking the hunters over a double then back int6,the Bald Hill paddock when the donble was again encountered, and which caused the only fall of the whole run. M'ss Clarke's mount slipped into the fence and dismounted its rider but without any serious result as Miss Clar...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
S General, Information THE NEW POST OFFICE R E G U 6 .TIONS. MAILS CLEARED -:" ?iELBOURNE. BENDIG 0. i 8-30 A.M. 7-t5 A.I 2-45 P.M. 3-45P.M. ;7-5 P.DM 7-45 P.M. ; .OPEN FOR. DELIVERY.. :"-The Post Office will le open from ': 9'a.m. till ( f p.m. for delivery of letters, Siherspapers, and 'parels. It will also ,bie open for letter delivery only from after the arrival of the 7.15 p.m. train * till 8.SO p.m. . Stamps obtained to 8 p.m. .. The hours for registration of letters .are 9 a.m. till (; p.m. , : The toelgraph portion of the office will be open from 8 .30 a.m. till 8 p.m. .All telegrains must be written in. ink. Money Order and Savinigs Bank l business will lie trausacted from 10 a.m. . til 3 p1.m.- Saturdays. from 10 a.m. .till1I2 noon. The Savings Bank will also be open .on Saturdays between the hours 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the receipt of deposits -: :Cheques will not he received in:con ,r-li-etion with any of .the above Oflices. ' ' POSTAL NOTES. .. .Ppstal Notes may le obtai...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
Gencral1 InflfCrmation. S TA.,P T'. . ACT. :ILL OF EXCHANGE. Bill of xcohauge and Promissory Note -- £ . ft. Where the amount or value of the money for which a bill or note is drawn exceeds £10.000, then for every £50 of the amount or value, and also for any fractional; part of £50 of such amount or value .. 0 1 0 Bill of exchange payable on demand charge able with sanme duty as a promissory note for salme a;llunlt. ('Embossed stamps must be used,which may be obtained at all Post Offices.) EXEMPTIONS. 1. Draft or order drawn by any banker in ?Victoria upon any other banker in Victoria not payable to bearer or to order, and used solely for the purpose of settling or clearing any account between such bankers. 2. Letter written by a banker in Victoria to any other banker in Victoria directing the payment of any sum of money, the same not being payable to bearer or to order, and such letter not being sent or delivered to the person to whom payment is to be made or to any person on his b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser — 17 June 1893
r :=FEvery-,)escription of -..: ` JUQB PR1NTI G:. - EXECUTED CAR.EFULLY i. i AN D WLTUL DISPATC1T. :I Business AN INTERESTING LETTER FROx A Wart-K.NowN SPECIALIST. 11-- 6 _ - Ti"R JAMES D. LI.E VELtLYN, who Is duly S Qualitied arid Regist.red by the iledical 'oards of Vict',ria and New South Wales. is aware that by departing from the usual routine of practice arid d -voting hiu-elf exclusively to a special branch, wh.ch he has done for some time, he is not strictly following the path- of professional etiquette; but, as a oonsiderable body of the profession are still di.sposed to stand coldly aloof fr.min aiiyone of their. nurrtuler who acquires pot: Iularity in thie tre.ttuent, of-' certain ailm. ts and is really a Medical Specialist.he dOes not hesitate to res rt to .wh t he con-iders legitimate nmieans for the pu;piseof dina:ming?cy. ical criticism, anrd of en-gaging as far as he is able the con fidence of the public. It is assuredly better to seek assistalice from the q aalified ...