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Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
Substaacas Liaalo to Spentanocus Cotton-seed oil will take fire even when micxed with :25 per cent. of petroleum oil, but 10 per cent. of animal or vcg.tLle oil will go far-to prevent.combustiuuon. Olive-oil il combustible, ani mixed with :ags, hay, or sawdust, will produce .ponta neous comnbustion. Coal-dust, flour-dust, .starch, flour (espe cially rye flour), are al! explosive when mixed with certain proportions of air. New starch is highly explosive ia its comminuted state Saw-d'st, in a very fine state, when con fined in a close chute and water directed on it, is also liable to take fire. Sawdust" should never be uscd in oilshops or ware houses to collect drippings or leakages from casks. Dry vegetable or animal oil inevitably takes fire when saturating cotton waste at 180deg. F. Spontaneous combustion occurs most quickly vwhen the cotton is soaked with its own weight of oil. The addition of 40 per cent. of mineral oi! (density 0-S90) of great viscosity, and emitting no inflam m...
A Change of Luck A TALE OF THE DIGGINGS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
a Change of Luo7t TATE OP .THE .DIGOIHNG' Ahe, me, 'tis weary work, a uLe-TheS task, Oft iave I sworn in days now long gone pet; To do no more of this for mortal man, But try some fresh resource, some other plan. Here have I toiled another weary day, And thrown my efforts to the ,inds away. Still toiling on I build my hopes on this, That soon my luck so bad may turn to bliss. What would my wife in distant England say, If shs could see her Charlie hut to-day Toiling along, yet not one nuccet found Amonggt the fruitless earth du~grsm the gronnd. Poor soul, I rcarcely dare to her to write, Her hopes, I feel assured, 't would almost blight, To hear that I am toiling still in vain, Bad luck, how can Ifind the langsageto explain? I'll -wait, perhaps my fortune's wheel may turn, Who knows? We all have got to livre and learn; I'll chuck it now, and straighten up my tent, To-morrow night a letter sha?ll be sent. Poor lus, she's loolking for one now I know, Yet still the prospects poor I have...
An Oil Rocket. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
A6~ oil P,OciOt. Results of the scientific test of an oil rocket designedl to calm the raging of a troubled se, appear to??ove-been satisfac tory enough to wirrant the hope thaft ship wrecks will be rare occurrences ere maony years. Four rocksts, the same in appear ance as thors conmmonly used in ordinary pyrotechnical displays, but with the ex ploding cap removed and a light tin cylin der holding one pound of train oil substi tuted, were sent up at vuarying angles , protection, the result being that the a was calmed for thousands of fee5 avoun the spot above which they exploded " fell The oil spread into a this, silk ... sheet, which, 'extending rapidly, appeare: to have the power of keeping the wavce within peaceable limits. Through th centre of the oil runs a small tube of gun powder, which ignites as soon as the mo tive power of the rocket is rpent, and ea plodmng, scatters the oil in a fne spray ove the water. The action of the oil upon thie water is almost instantaneous.
Curious Minerals in Utah. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
Gcuiours Minrab- S in Ujta. Amongst the mineral resources of Utah, .?part from it sprecious metaL·s. are deposits ,sf alum, some recently discovered veins of ,hich are 18 inches thick and several hun Ired feet in length, of dazzling whiteness uid great purity. reds of nitre are also -cund, sut ciently pure to readily fuse alhen thrown on red hot coals. Ozokerite, or natural mineral war, a rarity elsewhere, is found there in large quantities. It is proof against air, acid in watcr, and can be-uscd for impsrting these qualities to other substances. As an.insulator it is said to be perfect, and would doubtless be found a superior insulating material for electrical appliances. it could -aso be adopted as a basc for cheap yet desirable pa'~ing matrial, sld idatrairng piles and poses to prevent decay. A somewhat similar discover" is -ilsonite, floud, on analuiis, to conta'i a abGut 80 per cent. of c-hrbon or a- i:::ite ii pNre fi rm. Of the latter a vein has beenl discovered 3 feet wide a...
Cricket. [Secretaries wishing to have their reports inserted should send them into the office not later than Tuesday in each week.] NORTH MELBOURNE v. MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
Oricket. .[Screta:rie wishing to hw~s their raports inuertel sh6lld seal thal into the offiJe n??t later the: Tueaey en each week.] . NORrTH 3TEBOUP.E v. 3EL BOURNE. Last Seterday saw the first of the Peneant mate'hes, w ha the lo~-t mIa were pitted against the LMetropolitan teao on the latter's grosend. Tae Northernites, unler the c-aptaney of Emrnie Beann, wan the toss, and elected to bat·, and before they were all dis posed of mlade the very respectable total of 151. The absence o0 Jack Carlton, Ike Dcape, and Jack Honuten from their ranks was felt, and the fact that Carlton, in his new land of sojourn, is reaping hal~>s in ths cricket field will no·t b any the more consoling to oar dis'iples of the bat and bal. However, "It's an ill wind that blo vs no good," and the club's loss is three other young players' gain. Thurgood, of goat kicking fame, Jack lo;vlete, who has previously had a temporary place in the team, and W. Eslick, with a repu tation of being a trandler, have all...
GRENVILLE v. ROSE OF PARKVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
GRENVILLE v. ROSE OF- PARK -. - VILLE. The above match was played on the ground of the latter (Royal Park) on October 13th, and resulted in an eesy win for the Grenville by an innings and I run, the scores being- Grenville (Ist innings) 47 Rose of Packvilie (tst innings) 16 Second innings 30 Total - '46 Forsyth ,._), S:o-t (91g? ind Blay (4) were the piinzip l scor rs for the Grea ville, while B!tay (e" for I7) and McDoan aid (5 for e5) bowled well~::.- - .
North Melbourne Working Men's Club. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
North Melbourne Wor king Men's Olub. Last Thursday night the initial meeting of the above club .was held in the rooms. IHowa?d street In the absence of Mr. T. Stauley, who is one of the !eading spirits in the movement, and, in the embryo stages of the club has acted as chairmin, JMr. C. Drake was nominated to fill the position for the evening. There were about 40 present, includling Mr. G. .L Prendergast and Dr. Maloney, M'sL.A., the latter only remaining for a short time, having to leave the meeting to fulfil another importuant engagement. From the conduct of thoso present it was evident that the utmost good fellowship provailed, and, can the demon discord only be kept'out, we prophesy a long and useful life to the club which is of a semi political character, intended to bind together the units of the labor party in North Melbourne. The acting secretary, Mlr. J. Jak, then read the minutes of previous meetings held by the promotors, which were con firmed by those present On the sug ...
Loco. Ball. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
Loco. Ba?I. The fourth annual ball of the 31el bourne Locomotive Quadrille. club was held in the North iMelbourne Town Hall on Friday evening last and was attended by about ninety couples, all of whom en joyedthemselves immensely. MIr.F. Fews ter (president) Mr. J. Harris (vice-presi dent) and the members of tile committee did their utmost towvards ma?k3ing a success of the affltir. Messrs. Leslie (sec.) and Baird (treas.) also deserve a word of praise -foer-re,-efforse,-t?h 5at tar- r==a;ems?e .e2! -j. lng no less than 57 tickets. Miessrs.- 2. Cor coran and V. Gibson as Mi's. C. ga've every- satisfaction. A programme of 24 dances was submitted and the music (Robb'sband);was first-class. The catering of MIr. M. Hunter was even better than usual which is saying a good desla nd the fact of the tables being laid in three dis tinct rows was a source of unmixed plea snure to many a gentleman ;?wha has, at various times this season.had to push and squeeze through a crowd who hung round ev...
A BALD HEAD. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
A BALD HEAD. Mrs._Fenwick Miller, a ijournalist and lecturer, was lately askvd by a correspon dent whether she really thought that women could, if they liked, do all that men can do. She replied as follows: "Speaking for myself, there is at least one thing that many men have done and now do. which I know I should never have the courage to do. I have studied medicinie, contested elections, written political leaders-all like a man; but though I have neveryet in my life worn on my head a tress of hair which had not grown there, I am sure I never, never should have the courage to go about with a bald head." "Two yea:rs ago,:' said the editor, "before we s':uck the newspaper busi ness, all our wealth consisted of a five dollar bil!.: " Ar.d now ?" "We are trying to remember how that five-dollar bill looked." Wesley and White?i.ld led the van in a revival of religion, of which in the p/resent day we are reaping the harvest. Because sentence against an evil work1 is not executed speedily, ...
A MEMORABLE TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
A MIEMORABLE TRIAL. In April 1687 James II. published suclely on his own authority, and there fore illegally-a Declaration of Indul gence, permitting all to worship in their own way. Though undoubtedly made for Romanists, it gave liberty of con cience also to Nonconformists or Dis senters. The second, and more impor tant Declaration was now proclaimed; aind a week later, it was followed by an Order in Council, commanding all ministers to read it from their pulpits on two successive Sundays. This order the London clergy disobeyed, and the Primate Sancroft, with six Bishops, drew up a petition against the Declara tion. James was furious. The seven 13ishops were committed to the Tower, where they lay for a week before they were set free on bail. During these ex cizing events, the news spread that a son was born to James. But few be liered that the child was of royal blood The general opinion was, that by the connivance of Romanists, a child had been smuggled into the palace, and was no...
Social. WEST MELBOURNE JUNIORS FOOTBALL CLUB. FIRST GRAND ANNUAL SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
Social. WEST MELBOURNE JUNIORS FOOr BALL CLUB. FIRST GRAND ANNUAL SOCIAL. The above. social was held in the Orderly Rooms, corner of Victoria andl Peel-streets, WVest Melboumrne, on Friday evening last and was a pronounced success. The room was nicely decorated with flags. etc., and a progra' nn of 24 dances was gone thrcugh, which lasted till an early hour on Saturday mnrning, and was thoroughly enjoyed by the large attendance, about Ifo couples being present. Mr. A. J. W.oolha n deserves much praise for the very able manner in which he carried out his duties, and a similar complii:.ent must be awarded the gentle man assisting him. The committee must be congratulated on obtaining the services of Mr. Sweet man's band, their playing being siniplj perfect. The catering was in the hands of Mr. Livings:one, of Baurkle street, and yve think had the club charged a little more for admission and provided the refresh ments themselves, it would certainly have been more profitable to them, and...
AN EDITOR'S TROUBLES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
AN EDITOR'S TROUBLES. eot long ago, picking up an evening papery I read a short paragraph about the difficaul-. ties encountered by a humourist in using names for the various brain people whom ho writes about on account of the numbers of real flesh and blood people who will persisa in believing that they are meant, owingt, an accidental similarity of nomenclature. It brought forcibly to my mind an experi rence of my own when I had just started on the highwoay of authorship. I had been asked to take temporary charev of a small country paper-well, we will call it the "Turnoverandovecr Argus "-during; the aosence of a friend of mine, whc was re, pidly gaining favour as its editor. I as-,mol the charge without hesitation- I was just at that young and hopeful age w;here I would have assumed charge of any thi-ng, fom a pw.?ier mitt to an utlCshan± so I went to work to got out my first paper. -t My friend, I must say. possessed no h mC. a'. EC .u? ...... ,.uo? .nU hlu-' s e toIubstese. His...
YANKEE YARNS. THE TRAMP AND THE FARMER [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
YANKEE YARNS.~* THE TRAMP AND THErARME1 A tramp who asked for breakfast at fatn house and was -efused a single crust C-1 claimed with an injured air "Alas, how deceptive is human naturo For tso nights I have slept in your bta. eaten of your apples and drank of your cid~~. and now you treat me as an utter stru.:ngct who has no hold upon your friendship:" - Moral-Some farmers are so mean thant it you were to steal their hay crop and set tIicr barn afire they wouldn't feel under M slightest obligations.
Fun and Fancy. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
Fun and Fancy. Bars to mirimony--rThie front gate. An electric spark-M aking love by tele g'raph. The only thing which beats a good wife is a bad lI:xiiand. Gossip hrs been aptly defined as putting two an1 t,'o together and making it five. Bota.irt: "'Th;is, iss Harlem, is a to bacco ;l2ant." MissHarlem: "Howinterest i?g and shen does it begin to bear ci garettes ?" " This is a nice horse you sold me," said Sniggs. " hy, his ribs are coming out of hDi side;." " Well," replied the dealer, "you -ouln't exrpect thcm to conme out anywhere ,.e, cou!ld you?" Florence (six years old): "-oamma, do diogs get married?" IMother: "No, my dcar." ,loAiel: "Then what right has Hark ti g'owl at Jennie when they are eating th er breauast ?" Proprictor (Turkish batihs): "That man who just went out didn't appear to be in good mmounr. Did hle get his money's worth?" Attendanut: " Oh, yis, sir, we made him howl lois a cat!" Boy: " Iamma. am I made ount of onions, sage, sorrel, and br2ad caumbs ?" Mamma:...
A Good Joke. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 19 October 1894
. A Good Joke. "DarklingbouMrne! Don't you under. stand" Tommy Apes cried out to the porter in a voice loud enough to be heard all over Euston; "Darklingbourne-Sir Chas. N'oodie's place; rre you deafl" "Yes, sir; no, sir," answered the werter. "I'll have it put all ribht, sir; only I thought you said Rottenlcraugh." And he ran off to get the nugga'e relabclied. aConfound iottenborough !" grumbledl Tomm"Apes, with an afectation of anger, as he Lrambled into a first-class comnart ment. As a matter of farct, the young snbaltern, instead of being annoyed, was delightei by the porter's blunder, for it had giv.,- 'un, an opportunity of letting those aboat him know that he wa-s bound for a place no less fashionable thon the country house of the great banker and distinguished politic~u, Sir Charles Noodie. "These porters are very stupid," said one of two centleman who, coming into the same compartnent as Tommy. had no~ticed hisapparent annoyance. " Stooid, doosed stoopid !" replied Tommy, i...