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PERILOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
PERILOUS Tiger fighting is one of the most popular sports of Java. The manner of hunting the animals, which differs from that employed anywhere else, is thus described by-a travel ler. The tiger is set down in a trap in the centre of the Allen-Allen, or great square, and is surrounded by a triple or quadruple line of spearmen, about a hundred yards dis tant from him. When all is ready a Javanese advances very slowly to the sound of soft music and sets fire to the trap, at the same time open ing the door at the back part of the cage, which, by the way, is too narrow for the tiger to turn in. As the fire begins to singe his whiskers he gradually backs out. The man, as soon as he has opened the door, begins walking toward the crowd at a slow pace, and the slower he is the more applause does he gain. The tiger, meanwhile having hacked out of his burning prison, is rather astonished at finding himself surrounded by hundreds of people, each pointing a spear at him. If be is a bold tiger h...
MORE WONDERFUL THAN MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
MORE WONDERFUL THAN- MAN. Man generally flatters himself that his anatomy is about the highest expression, or, rather, effort of Divine skill: yet that of the insect is far more complicated. No portion of our organism can compare with the pro boscis of the common fly. Man can boast of 370 muscles. Lyonet, who spent his whole life in studying a single species of caterpil lar, discovered in it 4,000. The common fly has 8,000 eyes, and certain butterflies 25,000. M. Pouchet treats it as an established fact that so fine are the sensory organs of ants that they converse by means of their antenna. Consequently the strength and activity of insects far surpass ours in pro portion. In the whole field of natural science there is nothing more astounding than the number of times a fly can clap its wings in a second. As the fly passes through space at the rate of six feet in a second, it mi-st in that point of time vibrate its wings 500 or 600 times. But in rapid flight we are requiredto believe...
A STRANGE HONEYMOON. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
A STIRANCE HNEYMOON. Davin ( ld7tein and his bride, of Wor cester, Glass., started recently on a.wedding trip, but before thiey had gone over half the itinerary the groom wearied of travelling and sight-seeing, and suggested a return home. The bride wanted more wedding trip, and, being unable to agree, the two patted com pany, Goldstein going lorne and his better half continuing to take in the sights of the country. \When til ed she. too, returned to Worcester, and the happy couple settled down for life.
HOW LADY CYCLISTS ARE TREATED ABROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
HOW LADY CYCLISTS ARE TREATED ABROAD. In some European cities and countries there have been enacted laws in regard to women riders of the wheel that in our coun try would seem curious. Russian women are not even allowed to possess a wheel excepting by royal consent, and this is quite sparingly given. In fact up to six months ago only a very few women, and they were of the rbyal family, were allowed to ride. In France most women ride; but all who wish to unite with a touring club must pre sent, with the petition to join, a signed de claration of their husband's full consent. Across the line from them, id Germany, the wheel-women must pass a cycling examination before the city police before they are granted a permit to ride upon the public streets, and,too, they must carry with them upon all cycle journeys their oaticial document. The lady cyclist of Florence, Italy, is com pelled by law to carry upon her wheel two bells to warn pedestrians, and in Vienna no wheelwoman can take her ha...
LADY JERSEY'S BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
LADY JERSEY'S BALL. Few balls have been so much enjoyed in Oxfordshire of late as that. given by Lord and Lady Jersey, of Middleton Park, on January 10. Of late years a very beautiful ballroom has been built, where there are many family portraits, and fromth early in the evening till nearly 5 in the" morning, dancing was kept up with great spirit to the strains of Mr. Holebeache's' band. Most of the young ladies wore lace or chiffon over colored satin--looked, particular-. ly fresh and healthy. Miss Rachael McQueen, now- residing at Nhill, Victoria, certainly looks freshl and healthy, too. She said to a " Nhill Mail " reporter : "Till recently I suffered from poverty of the blood. i was always languid, and this made me feel unfit for work. Just before I started taking Dr. Wil liams' Pink Pills, it was at its worst stage. If I did any sweeping my heart would beat terribly. I:. was so bad that I(determined to leave my situation for ten days and have some medical treatment. I did so, a...
RICH SPECIMENS FROM THE UNIVERSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
RICH SFPEUIVIErS FROU? THE UNIVERSITY. The playful Diarist in " Cornhill " is rich in mild anecdotes of the hind that pass at a dinner of University men. A n Irish Catholic deacon was sent to baptise a baby. " In the cabin he could find no water, but there was a pot of tea. " Tea," lie reasoned. " contains water, the rest is but accident," and prolveeded to pour out a cup. But it was strong, even to blackness, so he went in search of water, and having found some, watered the tea down to a more reasonable colour, christened the baby with it, and re ported the circulmstanc.e, as a case of con science, to his superior. It had not occurred to himi, having found the water, to use it by itself. " Other stories were donnish. One was of an undergraduate's telegram:-' I have missed my train; what shall I do ? I will come by the next.' "Another, of a tutor's letter of condolence sent to a bereaved parent. This was un kindly attributed to (Oxford. The tutor wrote:-' I am sincerely grieved to h...
HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
A Canadian river steamer was recently the scene of an amusing blunder. A lady passenger was taken ill in the night, and the steamer did not carry a doctor. The list of pas sengers was read through, and in it there was the name, " James Thomp son, Ml.D." The steward ran to this passenger's berth, arid aroused him by vigorous blows at the door. " What's the matter? Is the boat sinking?" came from within, in a startled tone. "There's a passenger ill, and we want your assistance, doctor," replied the steward. "What are you playing at 7" growled the voice. "I ain't no doc tor." "Why, you have get 'M.D.' after your name '" " Well, I can pult them letters after it if I like, can't I ?' said the voice within. "That's my trade. I'm a mule driver.": "You say, Mr. Smith," said the girl in a low thoughtful, this is a serious matter sort of tone, " that you have loved me for five years, and have never, dared to tell me so until to night." " Yes," he replied. " Well, I cannot lie your wife. A man...
TROUBLE BREWING. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
It was an ellerly coloured woman, with a determined air, whom the physician found waiting in his .ofice, says the Washington " Star." "VWant to see me,auntie 7" he inquired. " Yassuh; I's been waitin' hyuh foh mos' an hour." " Are you sick 7" " Deed I is." " What isit this time--chills and fever ?" " No. 'Tain chills an' fever, nor yit rheu matism. But l's powerful sick, an' I wants a pubscription. I wants yer to see ef yoh kain't put me up er love chahm. I was goin' to a regular chahlm doctuh, but I wanted dishere job done puh'tic'lar, an' doesn't like ter trust it ter anybody 'ceppin' somebody wif book-knowledge." " Why aunty! The idea of a woman of your age having any such nonsensical ideas. I'm ashamed of you." "'Tain't no nonsensicality," she sturdily protested. " I want's yer to put up dat love chahm, an' I wants yer to to make it strong. 'case it's gwineter take a mighty pow'ful dose ter 'complish any good." " Is anybody trying to run off with your husband ?" "'Deed dey isn't...
CHILDREN AT SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
CIHILDREN AT S4JIIOGL. - 4b-- Ram it in, cram it in, -Children's heads are hollow; Slam it in, jam it in, Still there's more to follow; iygiene and history, Astronomic mystery, Algebra and histology, Latin, etymology, Botany, geometry, Greek and trigonometry, Ram it in, cram it in, Children's heads are hollow. Scold it in, mould it in, All that they can swallow; Fold it in, hold it in, Still there's more to follow; Faces pinched, sad aril pale, Tell the same unvarying tale. Tells of moments robbed from sleep, Meals untasted, studies deep; Those who've passed the furnace through With aching brows will tell to you Bow the teacher crammed it in, Rammed it in, jammed it in, Crunched it in, punched it in, Rubbed it in, clubbed it in, Pressed it in and caressed it in, Rapped it in and slapped it in, when their heads were hollow. -New Home Magazine.
REALISTIC PERFORMANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
REALISTIC PERFORMANCES. It was the turn of Miss Elita Proctor Otis of the Schiller stock company to tell a story, and this was her effort: " You ask me for some incident of my career that has left a lasting impression on my mind. I have not had a very eventful life on the stage, but I have had one or two ex periences of the character that you describe. Shortly after succeeding Carrie Turner in " The Crust of Society," in the role of Mrs. Eastlake Chapell, the company I was with reached Cincinnati. I was very well received and everybody said nice things about me, but the most signal complimrent and at the same timetlre most unwelcome one,came from an individual whose name has slipped my memory, but whose face often recurs to me. You remember the play tells the story of a woman of the ' crust ' who endeavoured to beguile a wealthy and honourable young fel low into marrying her. His friends try to prove to ii iiM that she is not worthy and tLhrt he wouhl he mi:king a fat;l mistake, but...
A SNAKE IN AN UMBRELLA. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
A SNAKE IN AN UMBRELLA. A very alarming adventure recently befell an English lady Sunday-school teacher in Natal, South Africa, which however, happily did not prove fatal. A few weeks ago when attending the " school-house," as it is called in Africa, she left her umbrella standing in the hall. Wher? the afternoon's service was over, and she was about to return home, she picked up her um brella, but noticed that it felt unusually heavy. The lady was about to thrust her hand in to open it and discover the cause of its unusual weight, when the head of a snake suddenly appeared. In great alarm she threw the umbrella on the ground, and called to the young men who were troopigg out from the school-house. They soon despatched the snake, when it was discovered that it measured no less than eight feet in length, and that its bite was one of the most fatal description. Had the lady put her hand into the closed umbrella, she would undoubtedly have been fatally bitten. A friend of mine has rece...
HOW MINERAL WATERS CURE [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
HOW MINERAL WATERS CURE. When a patient reaches a mineral-water health resort, he is examined by the resi dent physician and ordered to drink certain quantities of the water at certain times dur ing the day; this is increased from day to day, until we have known thirty glasses per day to be taken. A part of the benefit de rived is because of the rest and change of scene; a part., perhaps, is from the small quantity of the salts and other bases con tained in these waters (we are not speaking of cathartic or chalybeate waters), but Ihe benefit from this source is very slight. The secret of the cure is the quantity of water taken. You can perform these cures at home with ordinary drinking water, if of good quality, if you will require the patient to take it in thesame quantity as at the springs. It acts by flooding the kidneys; by washing out the bladder; by unclogging the liver and clearing the brain. The patient feels better from day to day; he is better. Irritable bladder is relieve...
Courts of Petty Sessions. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
gourts of Pety Soessions. Courts will be held during the year 1899 at the undermnentioned places, at the hours, and on the dates hereinafter respectively set out, vi:-. N of Court. Hour. Jan Feb. MIrc pl. p iny. June. July A . Sep. Oct. 'No1 Dc. Heidelberg ... 10 16, 30 13,t- 27 1;0f. 27 10,0.24 15, o 29 12 0t 26 10,o+ 24 7,tf 21 4,0- 18 2,o0 16, 13, 7?0 .11 Yari Glen ..' . 18 15: 15 12 10 7 5 : : 2,30 27 26 13 Healeaville ... 2.0 190 160 e -l 8 6 3, 3° .280 260 23 140 Lilydal ... .. 93.0 6,f 13 3,,f 10, 3 Of 10, 7 , 14, 5;12 2 9, 1G, 7, 14 4,11, 1,8,150t6, 13,t3, 10,t 1.'8, 1 -20, 27 17, 94 17,24 21, 9280f 19, 26t 23, 2t1,,0- 28' 18,ot 25 22, 29 20, 27 17, 24 22, 2 Anderson's Creek 11 : 90 60 6 240 i 8°- ° 3° 310 28° 250 23. 2 ?do 18, EIthh, .. .. 11: 109. 0 7 *0 7 11 .90 -o6° 4° 1,0 290 2G 24b . 10' 12*: Queenstown .;. 1 . '-23 20° .-20 17 22.. 19 17 140 11 9 , 6' Ferntree Gully ... . 9 24 , 210 210 180 23 I 209, 180 115 ' 12 '10O ':289 19 1 * Police Miagistrat.'s Visits.' t Licen...
EXTRACTS FROM GAME AND FISHERIES ACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
EXTRACTS FROM GAME ALSD FISHERIES ACTS. 54 Vict. No. 1095, clause 5.-Wilfully de stroying, netting, or using other means for killing or taking imported game at any time. Penalty-£2 and value of bird or animal (see schedule below). Clause 6.-Do. do. native game during close season. Penalty-£2 in addition to bs for each bird or animal. Clause 7.-Buying, selling, or knowingly having in possession, house, or control, any imported game or native game during close season .P'enalty-Imported game, £5 and lue of bird or animal; native game Clause S.-Taking eggs out of or destroy ingnest of imported or native game, or hav ing eggs in possessiod. Penalty-10s. each egg. Clause 11.-Laying poison for or poison ing game. Penalty--£10 and value of bird or animnal destroyed or injured. 54 Vict. No. 1093. clause 35.-Taking, selling, or exposing for sale any fish during close season for such fish. 'enalty-Not #--r- +I'.h:n £20. and forfeiture of fish.
A BRILLIANT IMPROMPTU. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
A BRILLIANT IMPROMPTU. To be able to carry off an untoward incident with an impromptu witticism of the first water is a gift that belongs to few. We think we are correct in stating that it was Sir J. W. Chitty who exclaimed when a piece of the ceiling fell down on his desk when he was in the midst of giving judg ment :-" Justita fiat, ruat coelum " (Let justice be done, though the heavens fall), a remark that compares very favourably with the interpolated gag of a celebrated actor when a globe fell on to the stage of a pro vincial theatre: " Hallo, the glass is falling; we shall have rain." When one has a reproof to deliver, it as well (from the reproved's point of view) that the same should be administered like the powder in the infantile jam-in as palatable a form as possible. Perhaps that idea struck the present Master of the iolls, Lord Esher, when a junior cited the " Law Reports " as " 2 Q.B.D." When Lord Esher said, " That is not the way you should address us," the junior pro...
A TREE THAT SLEEPS. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
A TREE THAT SLEEPS. N3ear the western border of Dupont circle, in Washington, D.C., stands a tree that goes to sleep promptly every night at 7 o'cock. The tree is known as tl??izzia julibrissan, having been christened so by an Italian botanist in honour of the Albiezi family in Florence. It is, however an original of Japan, and is known there as the silk tree, probably on account of the silky appearance of Its blossoms. Soon after 7 o'clock in the evening a general motion is noticed in the foliage, a quiver or trembling of the hininn ate leaves. Each leaflet begins to stand up on edge, and pairs with the one opposite. They clasp each other tightly and then close up), so that el. h becomes a coverlet over half of the preceding one. The entire transform ation takes place in about twenty minutes and usually at about 7.30 the respiratory organism of this tree hangs limp and droop. ing on the branches. Small branches kept in a dark room promptly close at 7 p.m. e
SEARCHING FOR A FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
SEARCHING FOR A FORTUNE. If you happen to have in your possession the particular French coin known as a five franc piece you may, unwittingly, be a mil lionaire. Such at least is the belief shared by hun dreds upon thousands of credulous French men, and Frenchwomen, many of whom spend most of their spare time destroying quantities of five-franc pieces in the hope of realising a fortune. The story of the strange five-franc fortune legend may be briefly told. A five franc piece, to begin with, is a. silver coin, and is worth about 4s. Napoleon I. was very anxious to make thecoin a popular one; and, wilh this end in view, he caused it to be cir culated everywhere throughout France that he had inserted in one of the silver pieces, before it left the Mint, a bank note or order for 1,000,000 of these same five francs. Whether lhe really did this or not I cannot say for certain, but the weight of evidence would seem to show that, it was done. In the manuscript memoirs of the Due de Feltie,...
PRESSING TO DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
PRESSING TO DEATH. The horrid punishment of pressing to death, which the English law imposed on persons standing mute when put on their trial, was frequently inflicted in former times, and some instances of it are even to be met with of as late a date as the reign of George 11. At the Kilkenny Assizes, in 1740, one Matthew Ryan was tried for highway rob. bery. When he was apprehended, he pre tended to be a lunatic, stripped himself in the gaol, threw away his clothes, and could not be prevailed upon to nut them on again, but went as lie was to the court to take his trial. He then affectedl to be dumb, and would not plead ; on which the judges ordered a jury to be imipanelled, to inquire and give their opinion whethcr lie was mute and lunatic by the hand of God or wilfully so. The jury returned in a short time, and brought in a verdict of " Wilful and affected dumbness and lunacy." The judges on this desired the prisoner to plead ; but he still pretended to be insensible to all that ...
STRANGE FREAK OF MEMORY CASE THAT PUZZLED SCIENTISTS [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
STRANGE FREAK OF MEMORY CASE THAT PUZZLED SCIENTISTS. The strangt case of Herbert. Spencer is - being studied with great interest by mrndl cal men. Two years ago young Spencer was a pharmaceutical student, at Ihe Uni versity of Lawrence, Kansas. He was a bright st udent, and expected upon titaduIt tion to assist his brother. who owns a large drug store in the city. In August. 1894. he disappeared. In August of this year he re turned, te-entered college, and took up his studies with apparent ease at the point where he left oft but he recognised neither members of his family nor his old professors at the university. It was as if he had been asleep for two years, and in that sleep had forgotten faces and forms yet had retained the book-lore of youth. blind Blank when Found. On the night of March 6, 1896, a police man noticed a young man standing at a corner and looking vacantly up and down the street. He approached the individual. and was astonished to hear the question, " Where am I ?...
A DOG WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Healesville Guardian and Yarra Glen Guardian — 28 April 1899
A DOG WEDDING. To all the extremes to which the regard for dogs has been carried by women, none has ex ceeded that highest absurdity which was re cently perpetrated in Paris by a member of one of the richest families in Europe Instead of leaving the marriage of her pets to be arrage.d by themselves in the orthodox fashion observed in dog-land, she decided on the making cf a match between two of her proteges, and then invited the dogs of her friendsto the wedding. They arrivegl, accompanied by their swners or perhaps oaw should say papeutsa-who were dressed, as befitted the oqcasion, in the fullest evening-dress. Presently, the door at the farther end of the apartment opened, and the bridal procession entered. The bride was a poodle, so was her groom. The farmer was attired in a white satin dress trimmed with costly lace, over which fell a veil surmounted by a wreath of orthodox orange blossems. The bridegroom was attired in full evening dress with a high stand-up collar, an immacula...