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Royal Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Royal Agricultural Society. At the Equitable Buildings, Collins sth, the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria held its annual meeting. ''h:I financial statement showed that the revenue for the year was £19,494 lls 2d, being an ad vance of £2883 its 6d on the previous year Tihe expenditure (including L4610 5. in cash prizes, £7492 15s 3d in buildings, umainten ance. etc.) amounted to £19,481 13s, tlhe overdraft being reduced from £11,538 15s to £11,525 16s 10d. Taking the expendit'r.: in permtanent improvements as assets. the working expenses show a profit on the yetlr's transactions of £7995 13s 5d, a; against last year's record profit of £6281 3s. It was the most successful year since the inception of thle Society. essrs. It. W. C. Smith and R. J. Ochr were re appointed aunditors. The eleven vacancies on the council of the society were filled by Messrs' R. I. Argyle, W. B. Cumming, W. C. Greaves, W. G. iacalister, J. Mit- &lt;chell, A. E. T. Payne. J. B. Pearson, J C. Roc...
Essendon Horticultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Essendon Hortieultural Society. The monthly meetings and competitions will be resumed on Tuesday evening next. at 8 o'clock, infthe Puckle street hall. Moo nee Ponds. 3Mr. W. B. Cave, of South Yarra, will read a carefully prepared paper on ferns and their management. I3r. Cave, being an expert aluthority on this subject, members should not miss the opportunity of hearing al interesting and instructive 15per and. discassion on this popular branch of horticulture. It is due, as a smatter of courtesy to the lecturer, who, at some inconvenience to himself, has con sented to come out, that there shoulnd be a good attendance. All who talke an interest in the subject are cordially invited to be Ipresent. 'lhere is no charge for admuission. Thlle monthly cometitionl being the lirst of a new squarter, it is hopled that exhibitor:s (old and new) will put up a good display of cut flowers and pot ilants. It is request ed that those members. of committee who have not sent the secretary a stateme...
HENLEY ON MARIBYRNONG RECORD ENTRIES. REGATTA PROMISES TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
HENLEY ON MARIBYRNONCG RECORD ENTRIES. REGATTA PROMISES TO BE A HUGE SUCCESS. The nmulh talked otf event is to be held -on the beautiful Mar.i'byrnong .river on Saturday next, and with fine weather the conunittee predict a re cord tttendance, so arraugements have been made accordingly. h11e gates will be opened at 12.30, and the first event is timed to start at 2 p.m. sharp. The Essiondon City Band sill render selec tions in the Reserve luring the after noon and evening. A merry-go-round will be provided to amuse the young fry. Record entries have been re ceived for all. events. The River League Combined Fours, for teibilers of Essendon and lFootscray rowing clubs, has attracted sixty-four entries, and the.picked members of both clubs treated to an exhibition of first-class rowing. The Ladies' Fours (which ill past years have attracted so much at tention) fromn the Albert Park Ladies' Rowing Club, will again compete, and judging by the form displayed last year, a keen struggle is an...
HUNTING WITH HAWKS. NATURALIST ON AN OLD SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
HUNTING WITH IAWKS. NATURALIST ON AN OLD .POR T. S?leakinge at a lnaturalist' excursion to Maribyrnong, on Saturday afternoon. Dr. Leach, M.A., on noticing a sparrow Ilhawkl circling overhead, said it was the native falcon: of Old England. "which tho barons and knights used to carry on their wrists when l llhuting game oa n horseback, lIe said the son of a well-known doctor in Melbourne, who was one of the few now practising falconry in the old country, had aent over o solle local sparrow hawks to experiment with; and Ice discovered that tIlay were, owillg to their free lifo in Aus thaeia, tronlger thani those ii Eiuropc andti better adapted for tile Iourpose o1 hunt ing the heron iand duck. The sparrow hawk, Dr. Leach said, was an insect and mouse-eater, and should be protected by every right thinking man. tA description of the ancient sport icimy Ite interesting: "On each rider's wrist sat a falcon. ThIe halck daintily dressed and its head- wraplped in an emnbroideredl hood iand s...
"RICHMOND AUSTRALIAN." COUNCIL MOVES TO ABOLISH DUST. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
"RICIIMOND AUSTR.ALIAN." COUNCIL MOVES TO ABOLISH DUST. Quite a large budget of complaints re. garding the state of footpaths and road ways in various parts of the city was brought up at the laIst meeting of the Council. a most every councillor having a complaint that required "immediate" at tention. ' In this connection the' Mayor said to do the work required at once would cost, sonmethiing like £0,.003. An extra as phalt gang had been put on, and thie Sur vevor intended to haveI -all newly made streets tarred. It was, therefore, hoped ii a reasotalble timellle to have great inis jlroveruei nltade ill the streets of tile city. A considerable piortionr of Bridge rioad has been treated with tar arnd sand during tihe week, aind slhopkeepers realise hie Ibenefit this has caused by the resultast decrease of the lust nuisttnee. A numher of tile smarller streets are beitng attendtled to, aind thie new engilneer (Mr. ltoser is doing tile best he can with the funds availatble, ar l is dlspl...
CAULIFLOWER SALAD. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
CAULIFLOWER SALAD. Ingredients.--A large cauliflower. toma-. toos. salt, pepper, mayonnaise sauce. .Method..-Carefully cook a large cauli flower, and. when cold divide it into bran ioh-e6 make a neat pile in the centre of a sad bowl, form a border of sliced to matSis, sprinkle -with salt' and peppcr. and bkix with a good mayonnaise dress ing. .
OUR FREE SELECTION THE BALLAD OF EUGENE HICKS [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
SOUR FREE SELECTION a ----+------- . THE BALLAD OF EUGENE HICKS a The legislation recently passed in the State of isconsin providing for the con sideration of Eugenics in the marriage t Iaws has proved a failure. Gh1, hark to the ballad of Eugene Hicks; 1 who was-hailed as the Perfect Man; His body was -"1913 model." and framed on the latest ilasn. His head was tie head of a Viking chief; .. a mighty physique be head; Like tile gorgeous dream of the man who designs a chest-developer ad. Slow the medicine men first looked at Hicks, then looked at each other, and said, "'Twer meet for the good of the human race that Eugene Hicks should wed; So let us go out and search the globe: nor stop to rest till we fix On the woman whom Nature and science decree as the future Mrs. - Hicks." They hunted high, and they hunted low; S their chase was a giddy whirl, As .tley tore hot-foot in their long pur S suit on the trail of the Only Girl, 'They booked front stalls at the panto mime, and they sent...
PAST GLORIES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
PAST GLORIES. Sydney strives to "keep up" Anniversar; Day, but the glory of it is dying fast First it is an unfortunate day for remem brance by any people who own a fair am sunt of natural pride. Second, counte attr:aetions take pcoplo ;away from tis swater-edge, where Governor Philli) threatened to spank anybody who didn do 'as he wtas told. For over half a cenl tury it really was the people's holiday Crowds crushed around the open space. at the Quay to witness boat races ant side-shows. and for tile time being forgo that their ancestors had been floggec there or thereabouts. Near where thl Water Police Court is now, men, women and children gathered in great numbera and 'celebrated," often with at few trag edies by nightfall. They carried their owi liquor, and some of it was furious stuff The authorities at last tlougaht it woult be a good thing to have an officially regulated pub on the spot, so a. shant.: was run up- and althiougll it was not quit finished° P.&t. (afterwa...
MOONEE PONDS POSTAL OFFICIALS V. CARLTON UNITED BREWERIES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
MOONEE PONDS POS'TAL OFFICIALS V. CARLTON UNITED- BREWEBIES. A most enjoyable game was ptlayed at Keilor on Saturday last, in spite of the dangerous condition of the wicket. which was the means of introducing into cricket a new stroke known as the "chin"ll' stroke. The Brewery won the toss and decided to bat, msaking 57 ruts. Nelson 11. Argyle 10, Robertson 5. Dike 5. batted best for tlhe rleewery. Whithiaw I wkts. for 7. Over 2 for 15,. Fletcher 1 for 10,. Dowling 1 for 2, rundled for the Posties. Postal Otficials first illninlgs 29 (Dowling 10 Ilot out Flet cller 3, Over 3; Alves o for 17, Robinson 5for 6, captured the wickets for the Brew ery.
A FINGER-PRINT STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
A FINGER-PRINT STORY. tluaking before the Justices' Association in the Royal Society's House, Inspeotor Childs related a remarkable story respect ilg finger-prints. "A man, intending to break into a house,' he said, "climbed over the gate, and standinj with his toes en a steel bar inside, slipped and fell. HR was wearing a 'ring on the left little finger. The gate was protected by sharp. iron spikes,. and in clutching at the top to break hes fall one of the spikes got under the ring. He was unable to release hisr finger, . and the weight of the body tere his finger off, leaving it with tihe ring impaled on the spiske.r He then got back over the gate and 'decamped. A police constable; in going his rounds to t'y the locks, ?as startled. to see the finger and the ring on the gate. Hetook them away, and at Scotland Yard, where a. print of the finger was tiaken a search through' the records established the identity of the nmen, who was shortly afterwards arrest ed. H~e had..hes fngerfixe...
HOW ELECTRICITY SLID DOWN TO EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
HOW ELECTRICITY SLID DOWN TO EA1TH. On tile dim. distant past, before Old World began, Or Sun'or Moon or Stars their wondrous courses ran, I was born in the Ether of the great Long Ago, Before Time's great Creator had sent the Rain or Snow; A million and a million years before twice one was two, I was just an Idea in.Space's azure blue, I saw the whirling world come forth from out the womb of Night; I watched the wondrous Heavens formed of twinkling Stars moat bright: I sported in the Dipper and ran the Milky I wat?ed" Nature's evolution of Night turned into Dy; . I saw both land and mountain rise from out the deep, Earth's verdure spread o'er all-my silent watch I'd keep, For I was just an Idea destined for earth some day, And had to wait for Dlan-decreed to come that way; For his was tihe Dominion of land and all the sea; Part of this dominion was bound to come through Me, So thus .in caves I wcoed him before the Age of Stone, I courted him in pairs, I courted him alone. I tried t...
NOT A SAMPSON. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
NOT A BAMPSON. In his address at the Town Hall Sir Wil liam Lever recounted several stories. Thie Lord MLayor had referred to him as being the man to explain away all their difli culties. Sir Willian said it reminded him of the workman who had been carrying huge logs all daP. After getting very tired, he went along to the boss and asked if he hiad his name. cprretly. "Simpson." replied the manager.'. "That's your name,. isn't it?" "Yes, that's ra.ll-right,'"said the workman, "but: I thought you might have had it Sampson."--SaM. "Herald." . ? .? ?g ?f . _
A.N.A. Annual Picnic. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
A.A1.A. Annual Picnic. The annual picnic of the four lodges of the A.N.A. (men's and women's branches) of Essenldon and Flemington is to be held on Saturilay, 28th Febrary. This picnic ihas nowi become a recognised institution with the local branclles, and it will take the form of a motor boat trio to the Haw thorn tea gardens. Tile first boat will leave Princes B(ridge at 2.30, and tie last at 3 sharp, leaving on return, first boat at 8 p.tln.. and the rest later in the evening, by arrangement. Thile fares are is 6d return, with cliltdren half price. ieot water and milk will be plrovided. The attractions are -sports in afterlnoon, concert and dance in evening. Mr. J. F. Hellndlerson (secretary, Flemington A.N.A.) is the hon. sec. of the picnic committee, anld he will be hi:ippy to stppll' tickets to intending ltrcl-er. Tickets are also in tile hands of coni,.... e llmeltbers.
Drowned in Creek. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Drowned in Creek. Frederick James, aged 11 years. who lived with his talitults in hsseldoil, was drowned in the Moonee Ponds Creek, near the More hlandl road bridge, onl 3londay afternoon. A ilnumber of schoolboys wellnt to tile creek for a bathe at 1 o'clock, and when James pro ceeded to undress a. companion, Clifford Warry, aged 13 years, said to him, "Don't you g il. as tile water. is too deep, and you can't swim." Tihe boy, however, dived in, and soon afterwards disappeared in 12ft of wrater. Warry and Roy Mathews dived in atflr him, and as they were not able to find hil a yt OluIIng anI. Albert Mathews, of 'ennyson street, Essendon. then undressed, i and at the bottom of the waterhoto lie ce covered the boy's body, after it had been in the water for 45 minutes. Attempts were made to restore animation, but when Dr. Spring arrived hle said the boy was dead. 'The body was taken to the dforLure.
Keilor Cricket Ground [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Keilor Cricket Grounda - . ugertofiet t leb td iii, Wikis ?i?niiitfes n' the ratch played there on Saturday be tc een the Moonee Ponds Postal Officials and the Carlton Brewery. It is a slamee that this pretty little ground, wbich is wttiln easy reach of the city, asd tonu'.r with city clubs, should be allowed to be come neglected. During the Progress of the above match, it transpired that efforts are. beinsg made by the secretary of the Carl ton United Breweries cricket club to get imlprovemenllts done that will aklte the Kei lor groundl one of the -:.:..t niid best kept recreation grocunds outside the sub urban radius. It is to be hoped that the work of clearing tile grouns and sa:kihis the improvements will be quickly put in hailtl.
St. Mathews Church of England, Glenroy. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
St. Mathews Church of England, Gleuroy. 'The annual meetin " of-the parishioners was held in the churchi on Wednesday even inl, 4th February. Rev. F. W. Slade, Vicar. occupied the chair. £he report and bal ance sheet was read, shown ofl'fertories for the year £94 2s 3d, as against £81 Is ?s the previous year. a balance of £37 15s heing carried forward. The follo\s-ing ofli cers were elected :-Churchwardens : 3lessrs. IV. D. Cartwright, J. Hudson and W. W. Strickland: vestrymel: Messrs. A. E. Wise man, A. Harrison, R. G. Wilson and Dr. Parker; auditors: Messrs. A. Harrison and Lyons. The Sunday schlool report was read Iy the Vicar, who conigratulated the super intendent (tiss Morgan) on the excellent work done during the year. The harvest thanksgiving services will be held on Sun day, February 15th.
Successful Student. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Successful Student. Keith D. Fairley, of Mloonee Ponds, who secured the highest.position in the r' csnt examinations for the 25 annual Victorian State Exhibitions, open to competitors up to 181 years of age, was 3 years since a pupil of tile Essendon State school, waeni he, then being under 12h years of age, won his State scholarship. Since then lie has been attending the Church of England ttrammar School, of Melbourne,. where he. has won four college scholarships. l1u 1912 lie was dux of that school's inatric. ( jun isr public class).
Essendon (A) Football Club. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Essendon (A) Football Club. Thie following nominations for office bearers have been received, viz. :-President, Cr. 'T'. F. Lyons: vice-presidents, Dr. Spring, Messrs. J. Allison, G. Johnston, J. Spelk man; E. Gottliebsen, J. M.- Larmer, D. Gib sins. J. K. Graham. K. Corlett, AI. Watson, E. Hastings; committee, Messrs. J. Martin, Iv. Ramsay. H. Nair. I. Williamus, J. An derson. R. Fowler; T. Reilly; treasurer. J. McInltyre; secretary, J. storlmao; assistallt seretary., 'T. Madigan. The above will all he elected sunopposed.