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WOMEN IN ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
WOMEN IN ITALY. A lecture on this subject was given re. cently by Signora Zampini Silazaro, an . Italian lady interested in improving the condition of the lives of her country women. The Signora said that women in her native country were still looked upon as the moral slaves of men, as was illustrated by the civil and penal cod', and a low opinion of them way very general Nothing was provided to ely rate their charecters, or to make them self-reliant or strong. Though lhrge sums of money were spent by the Government for national*nlture, few benefits were con ferred on women, notwithstanding the fact that women in Italy had in vast years held high positions and exercised a considerable influence in letters, science, and art. Besides the low state of educa tion, the social position of woman in Italy was much Vo be deplored. She had no word in her own love --ffars, and was married at an early age to a man, in many cases unrefined and beutal, who had the power at any time to deprive her...
The Sin of Omission. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
B, la --s SAlsan. - It iou- the thing you do, doer, - - toe thilng ou leoan nndone WhVtich give you a bi~t of a hoadatb At thi setting of the sun. The tender word forgotten, The totter you did not wnto, _ ThRe flower you might have oeut, d esl'# Are your haunting ghosts to-nigh#, TOn stono you right hero lifted Out of beotlh.eo'sin'y, ' The bit of hearthsome counse0, You are hurried too much to say" - Thle loving touch of the hand, dear, - The gent-e and winsome tone, That you had no time nor thought foal ,.g With trouble enough of your own. / These little acts of kindness, So easily out of mind, These choounos to -eangels, •- - Which neoen mortals find--.' They come in night and silonce. Each chill, reproachful writr,. W'hoa hopo is faint and Ilaggono, . Aknd a blight has droppeodon failt1& " For life i-s all toe short, demor, And sorrow is all too gr.et, : . To suffer our leow compceoion " -That tarries until too lato. . Addi2'o not tething to do; dearr It's tho thing you ...
THE TANNIN TREATMENT OF PHTHISIS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
THE TANNIN TREATMENT OF PHTHISIS. Dr E. Honze, of the Hospital St. Jean, Brussels, after having tried the tannin treatment on all his phthisical patients for the last year and eight months, states as the result of his observations that it gives excellent redults in all stages of th: disease, and especially in the condition where cavities exist. Indeed he has n. hesitation in declaring that of all the different krinds of treatment for phthisis which he has tried this has given by far the most encouraging results. The dose he employs ordinarily is fifteen grains, which quantity is taken three times a day. it is, as a rule, well borne. Where this is not so, it is ordered to be taken with meals. After the first few days the expectoration and the -wests diminish, the cough decreases, and in many cases I the.anpetite undergoes a marked iosprove ment. . The majority of the patients suffered from some slight degree of con stipation, theogh in some this feature was, sufficiently marked to re...
A Home and a Wife. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
A Komo and a Wlfr. Happy is a man who has a little home and a uttle angel in iton a Saturday night. &house-no matter how little-provided it wili hold two or se; no matter how humbly furnished, provided these is hope in it. Let the winds blow, close the cur tains. What if they are calico, or plais whito border, tassel, or asy such thing ! Let the rain come down, heap on the fire No matter if you have not a candle to bless yours.lf with, for what a beautiful lightl gloning coal makes, rendering ,cluding, ebedding a sunset through the room just eweugh to talk by ; not lend, as in the highway, nor rapid as the hurrying world, but softly, slowly, whisperingly, with pauses between, for the storm without andt tsha thoughts within to fill up. Then wheel the. sofa round before the fire-no matter if the sofa is a settee, uncushioned, if si be it is just long enough for two ada half Cn it. How swestly thu music of silver bels from the time to come falls on the l.itening ear then. How m...
A Russian Marriage. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
Itn Logi .od the hee, though a prinsef sal, is a pass.ivs object ; but in Russia 3he has to unde.reo a deal of physical ex 'ion in dispicying as much passionate grief as" possible." r riday is generally seeected as the happy day. The marriae takes place about six in the evening. The greater part of the day is passed by the bride in weeping and wailing in the most doleful manner. About si.x she is gencrallyattired in a white silk dress, with a wreath of white roses (in the place of orange blossoms), and a long white veil, which ahnost envelopes her. During the ceremony of dressing, she endeavors ao go into hysterics as.often as possible .nd refuses to be comfcitd, - L'.efore le.viog for church5 she appcare -,iii h-r feisale attendants, and kneels before her parents, who hold, in turn, the Iimage of the patron saint (St. Nicholas) ever ee heaad, she all the while crying in a most piteous manner, and kissing their feet frantically. .? Arriving at the church about half-pas? sewen, they ...
"JOSIAR." [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
'xir orget the dzy - we went out ?a-walklu' downonthe sivex hank kept on hours a-talkin'; .wisted up my apron striug An' folded it together. An' said he thought for harvedt-iim 'Twas eur'us kind o' weather. The sun went down as we sot ther. Josiar seemet uneasy, An" mother she began to call "Loweezy ! oh, Lowerzy I" And then Josiar spoke right up, As I was just a-startin', An'asd, ,Loweezy, what's the ua Of us two ever partin'?" It kind o' took me by surprise, An' ret I knew 'twas comin'- I'd heard it all t-he summer long In every wild bee's hummin' id studied out the way I'd act, But law ! I cruldn't do it; I meant to hide my love from him, But seems as if he knew it. An' lookin' down into my eyes He must 'a seen the fire, . And ever since that hour I've loyal And worshipped my Josiar.
The Benefit of an "a." [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 5 October 1894
A pud.ler went the other day to~gcthi child christened. Mmister-What name shall you call the child 1 P?uddler-Thoo can caal the kid at thoo likes. inisjtcr--I think Benjamin is a very nice? name. ruddler-Vamy weal; ceal it Benje rain. The puddler came outef thechurch with. his wile and child, highly dalghted with. the name, when a thought struck him. itushiog back into the cnuach, and over taking tho minister rzalking down the aisle he exclaimed Hey, mister, the 'oung squcaker's a lesa. The minister was at a. lose what to 4i under the circumstances. liowever, he put. in an a at the end of the name, and they call tho child Icejauju. iIe--What beautiful teeth you h?ev, mnj deer. What do you use on them I SUE--The ahes of my first khusnd ; ?owas cremared, ?ou knwv. P'istcd and Published by A. E. BURGESS BORN, for the Proprietor, L. L. BOkee, .. at the Office, 102 Qu.ensbe'rysateet5 North 3Mclbou:rne.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
ilof BILL O3F E &lt; _Dill of Exohange .nd Where the aomiot ur value of the money for whlich a bill ur note is drawn exuoeds £10.000, tlren for every £50 or! thle amouot or value, and also for any fractional part of £50 of such amount or value .. 1 0 Dill of exchango payable on demand oharge able with 3om0 duty as a promissory note for same amount. (Embossed stamps must hobe usned,whioh may be obtained at all Post Omfica.) EveoursoNo 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 nloney, the same not being payable to bearer or to order, and such letter not being: sent or delivered to the person to lwhom payneont is to be made or to any persoon n Ilis behalf. 3. Letter of credit granted in Victoria authoriein...
The Farm. THE VALUE OF WOOD ASHES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
The F-rwm. TEE VALUE OF WOOD ASHEB. As a fettiliser wood ashes often have nr atual valne in excess of their theoretical' aine, and they have an even greater value as a medicine for farm animals, and as a necessary part in soap making on the farm. As a medicine for farm animals, the experience of years has very plainly shownme their value. I am certain that they are very efficient aids in preserving the health and increasing the thrift of farm animals As I h~ave now raised swine rather extensively for more than twenty years without chol1era, or swine plague, a-din that timehave not lost one per cent. of my hogs from disease, I think I am competent to speak of those things that make for the health of swine; and to wood ashes I attrach much value as a preventive of disease. I keep wood ashes, and charcoal mixed with salt, c-onstantly before my swine in a large covered box with holes two-by-six inchee near the bottom. The hogs will work the mixture out through these holes as fast as the...
Consoling. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
MIrs. Avnoo-Bridget, tlh ~z~ot-~ Iowai are so dirty I csu~tie eatbr~uQb ilridgle~i-WVu11, mnm, 1 -·a6 y - ,.. came? fro'-u the frout dum;r, a uUowaut' ho fau~cc o: M~is Fa iliU aUieujlzr gj~ng .3111 in the buy windy' oppe'~i~xtkIa'ba~i. wathiu' aermsa ±1IE o1i1 ·woCeLhfiiu~~~ ;i;IC~ to cctli Riiihi; L~p·tW V anted 'aid ·Publiihedc Tr)y.A:;!f>lB1~ES~ BORN; for' thr Pu41~-~tir,'~~ikX~l`tBaf.~ atthe ll'fice, IC' wc~~ptm Nour it~i
Horseshoes for Luck. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
Horseshoes for Luck. popular song, which precept is followed by the injunction that while thele thri bit of iron will surely bring good luck, Be this as it may, there are certainlyI many thousands of people who to-day, ehiile, perhaps not superstitions in_ other things, are either believers in the adage, or else, for the sake of efect, in ornamentation employ the horseshoe as an einblem of good luck. by givin it a proomnent place'i household decors id"ro' Tlie great fad is to Fick up a horseshoe-ifi the' street, and he who is thus "fortunate" is suipposed, according to superstition, to secure extraordinary inuclas long as the shoe remains in his possession. Bnut all are not thus favored,, and in order to secure a sl?e, a visit to the blacksmith or junk nmu is found te be- necessary, making it especially iprofitable to the latter. A visit paid te Sa junk shop at the West end a few days ago showed to what anl extent this crass has reached. Among the odds aill ends there c.sssified wer...
A RATHER COSTLY WIFE. What the Marriage Contract Comprises in Tohkin. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
A BATHER COSTLI WIPE. W1hat the Ma~iago Contract Compa1sms in ·i"ohain. - Dr. Hocquard, who recenti. returnemE to France aster a residence of two year in Tonkiin, te'is ubout the Annamesa bride ef aFr.nch officer stationed at Namdinh. T'he doctor visited the of ficer at his home in the big town and there met a very pretty native girl abou_ 18 years old, who wore a robe of viole silk and more rings on her fingers thab_ Western belles regard as in good taste. "You see I halve married an Anna mese," said the cfficer, laughing. "That is, I have-bought her of her par ents for45 francs. They signed the contract before the notables of their vil lage, in which they relinquish all ftheir rights over their daughter. I can da with her as I please, but I must treat her weoll. If I choose, I may return her to her parents, and they must re ceive her again. It is a. very easy sort of divorce. She cannot leave me with out my permission, and if she runs awa~y from me her father is responsible and mu...
TEA ADULTERATION. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
TEA ADULTERATIION. iT0ran filings, sand, and Chinese clay are muchl used in mixing wit!h tea. iT:hese foreign substances make the tca weigh1 heavier, and it is hard for an-youe not an expert :n teas to discover their presence. The Chinanmen are adepts at this business of adulteratfon. In the case of the iron filings they are scattered over the leaves while they are green, and as the leaves curl up annd dry, they cover this foreign substOuce from sight.-Ansrtccr.
THAT MUSICAL PIG. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
THAT MUSICAL PIG. Some years ago a clever player of that queer instrument the bassoon was upon a tour in Ireland with an operatic company, and after a successful season in Dubin, he had a few days of leisure before open ing at Cork. Our friend took advantage of the oppor tunity to go into the country, and took his quarters at a little wayside inu, near Skibbereen. Hes took his bassoon for the sake of practice, and in order notto annoy the inmates of the house, used occasion ally to run over a difmicult pasrage in a loft over the stable. One day during a pause after practico he heard voices outside. "Doubtless," thought the musician, "they are criticis ingemy performance" and he listeL d to the speakers. " Whisht! Patrick, did ye hear that now 1 Sure its the ould pig, takin' a les eon in muria.'' "oYe omadhaun l" cried his companion, " what music would ye get from a pig but a gruant?" At this moment the musician gave a flourish on the bassocn, and the unbeliever was convinced. " Bego...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
GCIUFIGB SURPIAJS WINTER STOOK. : . .. , : r. - GREATEST A2ND CREAES SALE OF THE S4EASON ON SATUROAY, JUNE 30 - HFTZIKRPALII .- 3--ROTHER S HAVE COMMENGCED A GANrTIC REALISATION SALE OF JWinter Draperg, Clothilg, Carpets, & c, AT THEIR FAMOUS CASHDRAPERT WAREHOUSES, ERROL STREET: N HORTH MELBOURNE, BRIDGE STREET, BALLARATI Tha Dargalas are-Unparsleleale - eh~Pza~'i~ietbf a cIn:i~t i iris r ti older to reduce..our immense Stacks, amounting to upwards of S4.5,000, and being determined not to carry over Goods from ore Season to another, we have carefully gone through the different departments and REDUCED EVERY LINE to prices thin must create hmtense exitememt - ngst people who study economy, pay ready ni~oney. The Goods are all law, Preih an4 Clean. 1oo1 Lines! Ionarpt iRbbish! -In the limited space of a montho "15,0O wortLh of Seasonable Goods rnust be turned into hard Cash. To Sthis apparently dif.cult task. ordinary sale prices are quite ig sored. and every article ruthlessl...
IN DANGER. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
IN DANGER. WVhen the eloquent Dean of Arnaghi Dr. Chadwic!:, was summoned to White hall to preach in the Cha:l Raoyal; Dr. Knox, Archbishop of Arnmagh, rallied him on the precarious position involved. " Mr. Dean,' said he, "you must be very careful when you get to Whitehall. Remember it was there that King Charles lost his head." The Dean went to Whitehall, preached his sermon, and returned, and then capped the Archbishlop's little joke. * " My lord," said he, " I we!l-nigh suffered a wrorse fate tlhan the kin~"s. The verger in tIhs Chapel Royal under took to instruct r;a in the proper method olf making mny appearance. " First,' said he,' I take the choir up to their places, iand then, after they are seated, I returns for you, sir, and con ducts yau to the " halter.' "-A-lnswcrs.
A SHORT WAY WITH BORES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
A SHGORT 'WAY WITH BORES. LordOdo Russell, while calling upon Prihde Bismarck, asked him how he managed to rid himself of that class of unfortunate visitors whom he could not well refuse to see, but whoso room he found preferable to their company. "Oh," replied thebo Chancellor, "I have a very simple method. 3My wife know-s them pretty well, and, when she sees That they are with me, she generally contrives to come in and call me away upon some pre text or other." He had scarcely finished speaking when the Princess put her head in at the door and said; " Otto, you must come and take your medicine. You ought to have had it ten minutes ago." Lord Odo Russell had not till then had any idea that his room could be more wclcomo than his corn pon.y. On the road-Tramps. .A well-known littratero r and humorist modestly says that his chief literary acquire maenta are the books he hss borrowed and
No Title [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
IT is an ascknowledged fact that no country can be prosperous where tile wage of labor is on a low scale. All history proves this contention, and just at present we in Victoria are hay ing the fact brought home to us. It has come to light that the labor em ployed, for instance, under the Metro politan Board of Works is being paid at a rate that is usually a.soiated with Chinese, or Egyptian fellaheen. Artisahs have been worked ten hours a day for a remuneration of 2s. 6d., and even the most skilled tradesmen have been unable to earn more than 20s. a week. W"hen a great body like the Mfetropolitan Board tolerates such wages it is safe to assume that lesser institutions are not particular as to how their work is done. The various municipalities around Melbourne are getting contracts executed at a price that scarcely pays for horse feed, much ess fair wages. The result is very plain. Most of the municipalites are a semi-insolvent condition. Thcv cannot get in their rates because theis ...
A HAPPY SEQUEL TO A SAD STORY. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
A HAPPY SEQUEL TO A SAD STORY. The following :is from the "Bradford Observei: Budget". At thbCezitral Criminal Court before its Jus[i e Grantham, William Stock aged :, wris indicted for attempting to rmurder Mary Anne Capper by :cutting her throat. Tlie prosecutrix iWas a young woman abotit the same ;age as the prioner, who, with a brother and sisteir, lodged in the same house as the girl and her parents. The parties be came attached to each other, and the prisoner proposed to marry her, but the girl suddenly left the house, ind went to livewith a relative. She was walking in Green Lanes with her father and brother, when they met the prisoner, and all of tl:em went into a public house. When they came out, the prisonei urged the young woman to return to the house where he lived, and declared that lie would put up the banns at once. To this the young woman demurred, and the prisoner, drawji;g a razor f-roi ?ji pocket, iut her throat, aftersvards at-. tempting to cut his own. They both...
THE ANT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 12 October 1894
THEf ANT. ,, ,:- .-.-_ax T A '.. - .Thls rxsting from my labours I have often stndled the ant at his work andl have never -fond anything new about him-certainly nothing to change my opinion of him. It 'soms to me that in the matter of intellect, the ant is a strangely overrated bird. Dur ing many summers now I have warichedhim, when I might have been engaged in better i~busness, and I have not yet come across a livng at that seemed to have any more eoseo than a dead one. I refer to the .ddinsif ant, of course; I have had no ezhti'nc of those:wonderful Swiss and African ones which vote, kdep drilled armies, hold slavee and debate in Parliatment. Those pkrtloular ants may be all the naturalist paints them, but I am persuaded that the av'erage ant is a sham. -I admit his industry, of course, he is the hardest working creature in the world-wh-en anybody is looking-buat his leather headed ness is the point I make against him. He goes out foraging, makes a capture, and then what does he d...