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A GRUESOME TRIP. HUMOROUS DISCUSSION OF A GRAVE SUBJECT. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
A GRUESOME TRIP. I.UMIOROUS DISCUSSION OF A GR\VE SUBJECT. Riclhmlond courillors have at tilmes ac cepted invitations to peculiar functions, but an olticial visit to a burial ground is one that they evidently draw the line at, judging by their reluctance on Monday evening.. The letter was from the secre tary of the new Melboulrne Cemetery Trust at Fawkner, and contained a Ipolite invita tion to the Mayor and Councillors to fore 'atlier at this sacred enclosure on 12th iFebruary, presumably not to attend a fun 'erai of witness a cremation, but to in eevect the improvements made in the city's necropolis. Serious as the subject might appear to ordinary mortals, councillors (iho probably do nlot come usdler tlat cate gory) treited it is a tight-hearted manner. Cr. Alexander-I move that the gentlemen on the other side of the table (Labor coun cillors) attend. They will be able to wor thily represeent the Council. The gates close at five o'clock. so they'll have to hurry tup. If they're c...
HEALTH COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
Cr. Charles Pattison was appointed chair man of the whole council, for health com mittee Correspondence. The secretary of the Public Health Board wrote that it was not necessary to send re-registrations to theon regarding private hospitals, for approval.--leceived. A ratepayer oad complained in strong terlns of the offensive tand dlangerous tita antco caused by the Ibuirning of sawdust by tile Ascot Timber Company. This was re ferred to inspector's report. 'Ieo Health Ol icer reported favourably on the premises of E. J. Burns, 68 Parade, for which registrationl was sought as a mater nity hospital. The premises were suitable. 'Tilhe inlspector's report was received las to tile number of breaches of bye-laws, cat tle seizures (the latter includini one goat', etc. Mills prosecutions for not isinlg lease., seats altld properly titting can lids were also mnentionedt. Itegutrtliig tile complaint madel as to tile nuisanuce caused by tile Ascot 'Tim Ihr Colmltl'ny bIurning sawdust on its pr...
BIRDS AS CONSUMERS OF FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
BIRDS AS OONSUM RS OF FOOD. It may slot be thought that of all ahni nale, birds are among the largest eaters. lhibs means, of course, in proportion to their weight. Some birds are known to consume two and one-half timeo their weight of food-in 24 hours. The heron, which has a light weight of 41b. in spite of its siee, is a striking example. One was lately caught whichl had just swallowed two trout of 151b. and :2lb. Wild pigecns are among t.e foremost eaters, and they make a most copious repast whenever all abundance of food is found. Thus a sin le Digeon Dicked up 1000 grai5n.of wheat sn one day.
HEALTH BY FREEZING. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
HEAL'TH BY FREEZING. Suspended ainimation, to, be continued for weeks, has bee thie subject of some curious exlperimelnts by Prof. Bachmetief, a Sfussian biologist. It is well-known that some low forms of animals can be res tored to life after existing a considerable time in a dried state, and certain others pass the cold season in a lethargic condi tion. On gradually reducing the tem perature, insects were' brought to a strange stage of existence between life and ?loath. All -vital. functions become suspended at 20 deg:- to 23 deg. F., but might be restored-evsn after a .fai=ly long time, and death did not olcur until the temperature, fell to '15 deg, or lower. Le thargy was produced- in small mammals, such as bats and white mice, by artificial respiration, when the animals could Ie safely kept at temperatures below ireez ing point. The experiments are to be ex tended to higher animals, and the inves tigator even seeks to determine whether tuberculous patients could he kliep a few ...
REVERSIBLE LIFEBOAT. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
IC Y REVERiSIBLE LIFEBOAT. The distinguishing feature of a new type of lifeboat is that it. is the same under nieatl as it is shown on the top. In other words, it is ready. whichever way up it may be launched. It can be handled and navilgated in the same manner as an or dlna:y boat. It has 48 air-tight and water tight compartments. and properly fitted compartments for lood and water,accessi ble from either side of the boat. The boat has proved to be exceedingly stable, ant would seem to possess important advant ages over tile ordinary boat.
CRANK-HANDLE SCREWDRIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
CRANK-HANDLE SCREWDRIVER. 'The construction of a crank - handle screw-driver provides a crank action to the handle, which makes a rapid tool foir small work. Tile handle has a metal sleeve, in which the stem of a ecrewdri ver revolves. Ti e bend in the screwdri ver shank should be so shaplcd as to make the outer end of the handle centre the straight part of the screwdriver. c7, Mi
ELABORATE WATER SCHEMES. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
ELABORATE WATER SCHEMES. Sdhould the additional water tlat the city of Paris requires be brought from thle Loire River tile expelnses will be some £lb,0,OOJ. Such water is of good quality but as the quantity is but. 50,O10 cubic meters per lay, tile project has the draw baek of heillg but ;a temporary one, soon needing to be amended. A much more satisfactoryv plan will be to bring the eater froImI Lake Leman, that is from the Rhlollne. where it lows out of the lake. As tile volume is twenty timnes what would be lakell now, there is ample scope for any furthler increase, and it will always be possible to take off what is needed for the city's collnsumlltiol. to bring one million cuhie meters per day to Paris would cost £24,t. 000, or orle half more than tile Labove project, but tile amount of water would be dloubled, and tie supply would be carried out on mllch better conditions. As to tile purity of thle. water, it need only be mentioned that Genea., Lausanuoe, ald other pilares on ...
DEATH AFTER BURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
DEAII AFTERt BURNS. Why should intestinal ulceration follow extensive burns on the skin? What is the cause of death after burns? These and similar questions Pfeiffer has at tempted to solve in an experimental man nor on animals. He discovered a toxin wllich, circulating in the blood. causes cerebral symptoms and tldellgetation ill thie kidneys, heart and liver, with ulcera tion of the stomach and intestine. The urine of such animals is very toxic to other animals. The toxin has a singular aflltfinity for the intestinal mucosa. But the source of this toxin, was, unfortunately, not exactly determined, althoulih lie sur mises that it must originate r thie :l tered protoid of the burned urea.
PIGEON HOMING [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
PIGEON HOMING Ilhe EJsscdon District HIoming Society held their second young birds' race onl Saturday fronm A?oolort t76 miles air-line. 'There was a very strong south wind blow lag syhten the birds were liberated, wlhich no doubt accounted for only a dozen birds Ilonillg oi thie day. 'The result was as iollows:-1-). lcsieton's b c hen, velocity al2 yards 1per isniutte, 1; J. Ward's b c cock, velocity 566 yardls. a; W. Cory's b c cock. velocity 562 yards, 3.
OUR CONTEMPORARIES "FOOTSCRAY ADVERTISER." PARTY POLITICS IN MUNICIPAL COUNCILS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
OUR CONTEMPORARIES ----+--- "FOOTlCsUIAY ADVELRTIJ' ER.." PARTY POLITICS IN MUNICIPAL COUNCILS. II evitlnce were requistl to show the cra., folly ot introducilg party politico tIuto nlltillicipal aftairs it was fortlicominle oil Monday evening last, whlen at the tiee? ilg ol tie Local council atl attempt was made to displace Cr. 6hiillabeer from the position of representative oat Footscray on Etlc Metrolpolitan Board of Works. '.lat tiosition has been hIelit by Cr. 111illaoeei with credit to hinmself and greatly to tle advalntage 01t ootscray land arraville, ior . years. By gainlllig the position of vice chalirilnall of tile board tile toilter was al.e to and dlid wield an influence that has enabled tllis district to obtain a service fron tLhe Boardl that other suuurbs are snl, cravin'Yg for, and not the very lblla?. charge of.doing those things he ona? . to have done, or of lnot dloing those tllhinga Iie ought to have doloe was tpreferreu a,ivaint l111l. But turely lor plarty reaso...
CR. JENKINS' POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
CR. JENKIŽS' POSITiON. Since the time Cr. Jenkins differed from his Labor colleagues and voted for a re duction of tle rate from 2s 6d to 2s 3d in tile £--a. vote that has evoked many ex presslols of approval from ratepayers over ourdened with hlligh valuation anld the highest jpossible municipal rate--he has been subjected to a considerable amount of adverse critilsm--mootly from persons who are llot called upol to pay-rates; 'lie it.. vocatcs of high valuations and high rail:, are a small but persistent section of tile ciltizens of Footscray, and thleir annoyance evidently iarried them to such lengthsi that the councillor named licame tired of tlelr pin prichks, anid as far back as last Thlurs day fortnight forwarded his resignation as it member of tile Yarraville branch P.L.C. The personal popularity of Cr. Jenkins, largely doe to his reputation as a con scientious public man andl a straiglhtgoer in every walk of life, probably, made It hard for those who would otherwise have dea...
STONE GATHERING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
STONE GATHERING MACHINE. About three years ago the South Aus tralian Government offered a prize for the intention, of a stone gathering machine to be used on some of the barren lands that'. it was desired to render available for cul tivation. The first competition was abor tive, for no machines wore entered. Again the prize was offered, but the two or three machiines tlgtt were entered failed to do the work. Now,' however, two Australians have invented an improved rake and stone gatherer for clearing stony land. 'The new idea was given a public trial re cently, and did its work very successfully. The rake, which is triangular in shape, and works in snake fashion, leaves the stones in a straight row. It is followed by the stone gatherer, which consists of a large wheel, which picks -up all the stones, large and small, and deposits them in the dray which runs alongside. The land was too stony to use for agricultural" pur poses previous to the trial, and yet, after the machines had gon...
TREATING CUT FINGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
TREATING CUT PINGERS. .Cat fingers are very common accidents in every household. They will happen, and the means of curing them should al ways be at hand, In former times dili gent search used to be mnade for the ubi quitous spider's web. - That 'practice is al most obsolete now. A spider's web gathers other things besides flies-dust and disease. germs, for example. The application of thie ossahner may possibly serve to stem a slight hemorrhage, but. it is just the thing to cause a septic finger, if not some thing worse. The bleeding ,is soon stopped by firm pressure of both sides of the digit against the bone. This can be effected y. squeezing it between the finger and- thumb of the other hand and sometimes by mere ly holding the injured member as 'high above the head as possible. After well' washing the out in water, vhioh .has. been boiled, apply a little bdoralo' lint; which has .been wrung out In sterile water. Wrap-a light bandage about the lint, and don't look, at it for two ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
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BRIEFLETS [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
BRIEFLETS A wild dook can fly at a speed otf miles an hour. Amateur moving picture making is pro bably the most up-to-date hobby. In the numbers of murders Italy leads Europe. In the number of suicides Russia is ahead. The dolphin" is the swiftest fish. Foi short distances it cte swim at the rate of 25 miles an hour. More small towns in Norway use elec tricity than ind any other country, owing to the abundance of water power. Having been stung by a bee, a trolley motorman in Philadelphia jumped from his car and forgot to shut off the power, The u ar was wrecked and "13 passengers hurt. Four brothers attended a family gather g act Bielau Switzerland, wearing the Fren. German. Italian, and Swiss uni form, having enlisted in the armies of tile tour respective nations. So small is a model of the liser Media. on view at tie recent Model Engineer Ex hibition in London. that human hair has been employed for some of the ropes to keep them to ia proportionate size. The success of a made-up d...
"FOOTSCRAY INDEPENDENT." RAMBLE WITH A NATURALIST UP MARIBYRNONG RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
"FOOTSCRAY INDEPENDENT." RAMBlLE WITH A NATURALIST UP IIARIBYRNONG RIVER. By WT. D. S OnI Saturday afternoon tile members' of the newly-formied Workers' Educational As noclation of FoQtscray journeyed by motor launch up tile river to Maribyrnono, ac coillanie d by Dr. Leaclhl. ALA., and Pro fessor Wallace, of Melbourne Unimversity. 'Thie boat was full and the President' of the Association, the Mayor (Cr. T. B. Drew; sat on the bow, 'smoking his pipe, .chat ting and looking contented. En route, Dr. Leach. who is as romninent member of the Gould League of Bird Lovers, described thle birds and water-fowl that were to be seen along the river's course. 'IThe Iparty landed at the sand cliffs of Horsesloe Bilend. Climbing up the rough eartthen steps that led from the water's edge to some exga-vations of the sand works, there before thelm the corlallny saw the broad front of a cliff with its vertical cracks, aud serried writi layers upon layers of red, brown and greyish colored 'santi stono...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
PUBLIC NOTICES. KENSINGTON PHYSICAL CULTURE SCHOOL 13 EASTWOOD STREET, (Opp. Newmarket Station.) PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, WEIGHT LIFINSTi (Scientific), and WRESTLING. CLASS NIGHTS atle Adults-M-onday and Thursday. at 8 o'clock. Boys-Tuesdays, at 7.30- o'clock. Ladies-Wednesdays, at 7.45 o'clock. Girls (14 years and under)-Saturday afternobons, 3 o'olock. LADIES' CLASSES START IN MARCH. Application (limited) now being received. Instructor, GEO. J. LYNCH, Private Address-6 Bayswater street. INSURE WITH THE RoYAL LIMITED FIRE ACCIDENT MARINE EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY BURGLARY,.. PLATE-GLASS, MOTOR CAR, LIVE STOCK, LOSS OF PROFITS,. &c. Funids £19,031,200 Revenie £7,139,552 SApply to Local Agents IMPORTANT NOTICE KIlow ardwarce Company JOSEPH KELLOW. Proprietor 20 years Departnmental Manager, Chambers & Seymour 74 and 76 Puekle St., - i oonee Ponds, Dec. 1913 About eighteen months ago the KELLOW .. I:AI tDWARE CO, purchased the business of C. SJ. 'Langtord, and their success sin...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Flemington Spectator — 12 February 1914
MANY years ago, when Bishop Moorhouse presided over the Angli can See of Melbourne, a brief con troversy took place between him and-the late Marcus Clarke, author of " For the Term of His Natural Life " and other stories and literary sketches, in the columns of a publi cation known as the " Melbourne Review," Clarke " commenced it," as the juveniles say, by asserting in an article- that appeared in the above periodical that religion-by which term he no doubt meant that 'founded on dogma as distinguished from what is called. " natural reli gion "-was a source of embarass ment to men, such as statesmen and scientists, who had to a great extent the moulding of the destinies of communities and countries in their hands, and rendered their labors in this -direction much more difficult and complicated than they other wise would be, concluding by observ ing that moreover the doctrines of Christianity were rarely believed in by the best thinkers of the day. The Bishop replied to Clarke's art...