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QUEEN SOPHIA. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 26 June 1914
QUEEN S0F11JLA, ... . X* Hera is a qnamt Etory from the JforlA »bout the unfortunate King of Holland's first srife, Queen Sophia—"About ifteen yean Rgo she was iu London, staying at Claridge'a Hotel. A greut friend of hers, a Duteb baroness, was very ill at the Hague, and th» Qo.eon asked Mr. Spencer Wells (net then a baronet) to go over and see the lady. The day after his return to London the Queen walked round to Upper Grosvenor Street to ask after her friend, and the servant cam# into the consulting-room saying, " Please, sir, there is a lady in tho waiting-room who wants to see you. 1 suppose she must bi mad. She says she is the Queen of Holland." RURAL PLEASURES. [ love to leave the busy world awhf'-a And roam the woods besido the marinat ing brook, On Nature's oharms to gaze—or alaa with book— Borne poet of genius tare—the hours be guile. [ love to sit upon the rustic otile And watch the ciroling of the sable root, Or ply the gentle stream with baited hook, Tempting the finny ...
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Commonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 26 June 1914
rOSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term :'The "Common wealth" is used in ooruiection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.] LETT1&RS. For every J ounce or fraction thereof. For delivery within the Common wealth .. 0 1 For delivery in th« British Em pire 0 1 For delivery in the New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands .. 0 8 For delivery in oth&r places .... 0 2§ LETTER CARDS. For delivery within tho Commonwealth: Single, Id. each • reply, Id. each half, '■''or delivery in the British Empire (see list of places under "Letters ')—Sin gle, Id. eaoh. For delivery in New Hebrides, Banks, and Torre* Islands—Single, 2d. each. For delivery in other places— Single, 2i&lt;L. cach. POST CARDS. Single PostcartU impressed with th« Id. stamp, *nd R»ply or d-oublo card», each half of whioh haB the Id. stamp impressed thereon, may be transmitted to plaoee within the Commonwoaith, and to those places, enumerated undei "L...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 26 June 1914
0FFICE1 writes litis letter. EVlr. Charles Rock, of 42 GIaden~st., East Brunswick, who for 33 years has filled an important position in the EVIelbourne Tramway and O.B. C©rraparsys writes this letter, which other ©facials can confirm, to This is a Document of special interest to aSi railway and tramway men. 42 Bladen Street, East Brunswick, 2/4/12. GB.EMENTS TOP^IIO LTD., "It was the end of December, 1911, that I oaugjht cold and was laid up with pleurisy, which beoamo very serious. The doctor thought it advisable to oonsult with another physician regarding my illness. For three days MY TEMPERATURE WAS 104 DEGREES. MY LIFE WAS DESPAIRED OF, BUT IT WAS THROUGH TAKING THE DOCTOR'S ADYICE THAT I AM IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING TO-DAY. ti3 advised my wife to got CLEMENTS TONIC FOR ME, 8 THERE WAS LIFE IN THAT MEDICINE.' I am coavinoed that when ho said, 'Llfo In Clemonts Tonic,' thoy were THE TRUEST WORDS HE EVER UTTERED. I am sure that I would have been in my last resting: place only for ...
MINIMUM WEIGHT OF FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 26 June 1914
MINIMUM WE rem I OF FISH. Barracoutta 4 oz Blackfish (except blackfish taken from streams flowing northward from tho Great Dividing Range) . 4 oa Bream ....... 5 » Bream, silver 5 ,, Butter fish 4 „ Cat fish 4 „ Crayfish—length 9 in Flathead . • .. 4 os Flounder 6 „ Garfish .. 1 » Grayling or Yarra Herring 2 „ Line; •• 6 „ Luderick 8 m Mackerel 5 „ Mullett 2 ,, Murray Cod .. . lilo Murray Perch .... .. .. 8 oa Perch .. .» .. .. 6 ,, Perch, English .. .. .. .. 4 „ Pike 8 ,, Red Mullett 4 „ Rock Cod 4 Rough or Roughy ...... 9 ,» Salmon Trout .. .. .. .. 2 „ Salmon, California 8 Salmon. English ..... .. 8 ,, Sand Mullet or Poddies .. 0 „ Schnapper 12 „ Silver Fish or Silver Perch 4 ,, Skipjack 4 ,, Snook 4 ,, Sole " 5 „ Stranger 2 „ Travale .. .. 6 ,, Trout of all kind, not indi genous to Victoria .. .. 8 „ Trumpeter ,, Whiting .. 4 ,, Whiting. Sand .. .. ,. .. 2 ,, Yellow Tail •• •• «• •• .. 31&8
CLOSE SEASONS FOR GAME. &C. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 26 June 1914
CLOSE SEASONS FOR GAME- &C. Revised by J. M. Semmens, Chief In spector of Fisheries and Game on 2nd April, 1913: — THE WHOLE YEAR. AH Australian faima, with the excep tion of snakes, in the national parks and public gardens acanthizae or tits, ant-eaters, porcupine, or echidnas. Babblers, bears, (see native boars), bee eaters, bitterns, bronze-winged and other wild pigeons, bustard or wild turkey. California!) quail, caterpillar-catuhers, chats (see epiitliianuras), coach-whip birds, cockatoos (black), cranes, all birds known as cranes, such as herons, egrets, etc. (except the Native corn i> aion or Australian crane), cuckoos, cuckoo-shrikes, curlews (see southern stcuo plover, etc.) Deer, cloves, Java turtle; doves, wild. Echidnas or porcupine, ant-eaters, egrets, see cranes, etc.; emus, ephthi auuras or chats. Fa:.tails, fly-catchers, frogmouth or argus and mopukea. Graucalus 1'a.iiily, all members ol Herons, see cranes. Ibis. Java turtle dovo. Kangaroos, black-faced or...
INTERESTING CLIPPINGS. FAIR PLAY'S A DUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
INTERESTING CLIPPINGS. fair play's a duel. A Frenchman (who had refused every pre vious; invitation to fight n duel, on the ground t'uvt he had never fought before, and was therefore most unlikely to prove a victor in ttny encounter) was at last compelled by his friends to meet an adversary who had grossly insulted him intlieUois do Boulogne, and fit very short notice. With his heart in his mouth, ho went to the spot indicated by -his second, and after a few passes, during which he remained unscathed, ho managed to peno* irate the right lung of his antagonist with a small but exceedingly sharp sword. Having duly certified the death of one of the comba feints, the surgeon in attendance escorted tha Conqueror to the railway station, remarking as he took his ticket for Brussels, " Don'tdis couuty our lickings before you're scratched." AN EaoCENl'niC IIEN'DEAVOUK. A hen who, with spring-like impertnr bibility, had bared her breast to a chalk egg Ljv many days, \>egan at length to loo...
OLD BONES. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
OLD BONES. A'lout fifty years ago there were discovered by some labourers, who were digging in the ; gvavei in front of St. John's College, Oxford, ! Borne " giants ' bones." They were carefullj placed in a wheelbarrow, and trundled oil ta ■ the professor of geology, who had the rcpu» t Uion in that city of giving the best price fo't ' old bones. The discoverers of this osseous trensure trove presently returned to their matea : with' the information that the docter had de cided the bones to be not bones of giants, but of olephants, and that he had given them — ' although there was no brag about it in i hi* windows"—two sovereigns more per p jund than they oould have obtained at anj other place. But how came an elephant to have been buried in the middle of the street? Th$ ! oldest inhabitant at once decided that, al though the doctor, had, as was usual witl} him, his book-learned theory, the elephant was one that had died in Mr. Wombwcll'a 'menagerie when it was being exhibited in l....
SONNET. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
SONNET. Canst thou not wait for Love one flying houS O heart of little faith? Are fields not green i Because their rdling bounty is not seen? Will beauty not return with the new ^ower. Because the tired sun seeks the eeB" j 1 bower, ' | Where sleep and Tethys tenderly ccavena While purple night unfurls her starrj ; i screen? ! Shall sunlight no more tliriil the world with power? j True love is patient ever; by the brooks [ He hath his winter-dreams, a fluent choir, ; , And waits for summer to revive again; j He knows that by-and-by the woodland-noolia j Will overflow with blossoming green fire, And swooping ewallown herald the warm raia. —Edmund Qo&sc.
A BEAUTIFUL SPONGE. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
^ A BEAUTIFUL SPONGE. "Some of the most beautiful things that live in the ocean are the sponges oi the great depth,>, which have often very curious and interesting forms," said a naturalist. ."Not the least remarkable are the so-called ' sea . nests,' which arc in the form of spheres or sometimes egg shaped. The outer coat of one of these specimens is % complicated network, over which a delicate membrane is spread. An ornamental frill adorns the upper part while the lower portion throws out a maze of glossy filaments like fine white hairs. These hairs penetrate the semi-fluid mud in every direction, thus holding the sponge in its place, while a continuous current of water is drawn by waving ' cilia1 through all parts of the mass, passing out by a hote at the top. In this manner the animal absorbs jvhat* ever food may be afloat. ■Detroit Frte rrtts. The woman who enters the street cat with two big market baskets knows that she's unwelcome to the passengers, and the knowledge of th...
ROBERT FULTON'S FIRST PADDLE-WHEEL BOAT. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
■ROBERT FULTON'S FIRST PADDLE-WHE5L BOAT. It was said of the boy Robert Fulton ihat he was what might be called a duJ scholar, and once when chided by his teacher for his inattention to his studies he replied that his head was so full of original notions that there was no vacaut place to store away the contents of dusty books. One of the neighbours of hla father, one Denter Grumpp, was very fond of fishing, and he had built for this pur* pose a flat-bottomed boat or scow, and he used to avail himself of the labours of his son Christopher and his neighbour's son Robert to aid him in his pursuit, by getting them to pole the boat over the waters of the Concstoga, while b' /ish poled the perch and the bass imo thQ boat. As well may be imagined, this was not much amusement for th$ boys, but one of them put on his thinking cap is he pushed his way alo ig, and, as usual, pushing and thinking won in tbQ end. Tiring of pole-pushing, Robert Fulton concluded that he would go over the hills and...
COMING ELECTIONS. MR. J. W, BILLSON, M.L.A., AT GISBORNE. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
COMING ELECTIONS. - -&lt;?>- — MR. J. W, BLLLSON, M.L.A., AT G-ISBORNE. On Friday night, Mr. J. W. Bill son, the member for Fitzroy, ad dressed the electors in the Me chanics Hall, Gisborne. There was a fairly large attendance. Mr. Elmslie, the leader of the Opposition, hail been announced by the local branch . of the l'._L. C'., under whoso auspices the meeting was held, but owing to a sudden attack of illness that gen tleman was unable to attend, and his place was taken by Mr. Bi'llson. Cr. L, M'Gregor, the president oi the Gisborne branch oi the P.L.C., occupied the chair. Mr, Billson, who was received with enthusiasm, said that ho was about lo address them on current politics. They would soon have Federal and State elections, and he would o.sk all electors to record their votes, whe ther they favoured his views or not. j He did not see why 80 or 90 per j cent, of the votes should not be re- j corded. The old demaci'f+° „had much the same id1-' ]'■' ''Uj'i-Ui.r-I P^-iu...
[?]ULLABIRS FROM MANY LANDS. DANISH. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
uULLABIBS FROM MANY LANDS, i DANISH. Sleep, sleep, little mouse! I The field your father ploughs f Your mother feeds pigs in*the sty, She'll come and slap you when yoa crj& CHINESE. Snail, snail, come out and be fed, Put out your horns and then yotta head, And thy mammy will give thee mufc» ton, For thou art doubly dear to m®, SPANISH. The moon shines bright, And the snake darts swift and light 1 I see five baby bullocks And a calf young and whiter • ARABIC. Sleep, my baby, sleep, Sleerp a slumber hale." Sweetly rest till morning light, My little farmer boy, so bright. ZULU. Hush thee, my baby, Thy mother's over the mountain gont* There she will dig the little gardes patch, And water she'll fetch from the river. NORWEGIAN. Row, row to Baltnarock, How many fish are caught in the net? One for father, and one for mother, One for sister and one for brother SWEDISH. Hush, hush, baby mine; Pussy climbs the biggreen pitta: Mother turns the millstone, Father to kill the pig has gcme...
MELTON Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
MELTON (Prom Our Own Correspondent.) Wen* § nav. The late ril;ns wel'e providential Were it not for those, we would be in the grip of a drought by now, The mild weather we have had since, with sun1 shine and warmth, is having, a good effect ou the crops, and also on the grass. Wo can, of course, do with a good deal more" rain, for the moisture gets away rapidly in this district but, as vre hare an early spring, it is an advantage to have growth, even in the month of June, It is quite a new thing, and a sign of the progress of the times, to see the long line of telephone poles along the roncl from Melton to Toolern Yale. The for mal opening. I understand, will take place at Toolern Yale this afternoon, when Mr Kendall, M.H.K., will perform the cere mony. There will be a dance in the Mechanics' Hall in the evening. Mr E. French, the popular station master, who has been transferred from Mellon, was given a send-off last week. Mr French has been in charge of the Melton station for over ...
WHERE DID SHE HAIL FROM? [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
Liters did she hail from? The ship's cook is known by the namo of " Doctor," and the old catch, " Ask the cook, he's a essf&ring man," proves him to be a jailor., v, Old worn-out Bkippers sometimes ship as " doctor," and I have known an MA. and an army officer to peel spuds and maia pea-soup In the old woodtn galley on the deck of s trading brig. The cook hear.? everything; he learna a lot; and he lives in a kind of Fiddler's Green," half-way between heaven and the other place—somewhere betwixt the cabin and the forecastle. The " doctor" of tho Bobert T. Matchino, in which I was mate, was a fine specimen, and, oh, Mosea ! couldn't be spin_ a yarn I The R. T. Matchine v^s a brig trading down the Gulf of Carpentaria; and I always used to go and have a talk with the old " doctor " in the dog watches. . One evening says I, " Doctor, tell me the toughest story you know, and I'll go in for a stiff ener." Says ho, " Mate, fetch along the bingo." which he took without a groan, and t...
TIT FOR TAT. [Newspaper Article] — Gisborne Gazette — 3 July 1914
TIT FOR " TAT. At Heiligenstadt, near Vienna, whtin they have been forming a Bort of iititucAtn Museum, there may bo seen a aJrtvn of a chateau, where, a few years before hia dt^th, Beethoven used to composti. It b.e'ongcd to Beethoven's brother, a chnruUt, whj had made some money, and Ym3; r*lliw of displaying his wealth. This wofitr c*xled upon Beethoven, and left a card apofi •*>,?»■b he had engraved his nanw—".ue»» tor. Peet hoven, landed proprietor." 'lh s :lonofl&lt;nt vanity so enraged Beethoven tl-at her:'u'.ed ths call upon his brother when he -naew ho would not be at home, and loft 1 is c«.m1— " Louis von Beethoven, brain propi'e.oi."