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Current Items. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Current items. Taking advantage of the presence of tho Minister for Public Instruction on Monday, the Mayor (Mr. Garrard, M.L.A.) and Alderman Buchanan in duced him to visit Birohgrove Reserve to inspect the objectionable portion which, after the fashion of White Bay, ib left bare by the receding tide. Both the gentlemen named and also Mr. M. A. H. Fitzhardingo testified to the annoy ance the Btench from that portion of Snail's Bay was, and suggested tho de positing of the material now being taken from tho new dock at Biloela, on the ground, and the building of a retaining wall. Mr. Trickett acknowledged the justice of the request and promised to use all the influence he could to get the reques complied with. We concur in the statement made by the Hon. Mr. Triclcett at the opening of tho Birohgrove school on Monday, that it is always a pleasure to see the advance ment of education and tho establishment of additional schools to meet tho increase of population. The last few years has ...
BATHS AND WASHHOUSES FOR THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
BATHS AND WASHHOUSES FOR THE PEOPLE. We approach a subject which we do not remember to have referred to in our columns, viz., the pressing need in Sydney, and its suburbs, of what in London and the chief cities in England are known as baths and washhouses for the public. These institutions are among the chief blessings which the people enjoy. We may briefly describe them. They are built by, and are the property, in most cases, of parish - ' vestries, who may be said to correspond to our various corporations. Tbey are . large and well built places, containing a multitude of small rooms or compart ments, each just large enough for the accommodation of one person. In each of these rooms, there is a long zino bath into which may be turned by taps either hot or cold water at the bather's option. There are provided soap, towels, and a flesh brush, and pegs on which to hang clothing. In other parts of the establish ments there are wasbhouses or laundrieB with every facility for washing and...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
SUPPORT THE LOCAL IMLAJiT, Native of the District, who has always spent his money In your tubnrb. NOTICE of REMOVAL. W. C. TASKER, Watchmaker and Jeweller, MULLENS STREET, BEGS to announce to' hie Customers and friends that he has removed a few doors down the. street, to next West End Hotel, where all olasses of repairs will be carefully executed on the premises. An assorted stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, etc., on hand. N.B. W. C. T. intends combining with hiB preBent business the sale of the finest tobacco, cigars, pipes, etc. J. AE TATHAM, Darling-street, East, Balmain, Plumbers, Gasfltters, and Galvanised Iron Workers, Mechanical and Electrical Bell Hangers,; LICENSED TO LAY ON GAS & WATER. - Tanks, Baths, Pumps, Gutters, See., &c., made! to order. THOMAS DREW. ! Family Grocer and Fruiterer,] Kvana and Bruce Streets. . - j Chockeby, Glass, and Tinwabe. , i -5TBest Brands of Batter,; Cheese, and Bacon j ' always on hand. Family orders' respect- : folly solici...
Leichhardt. THE PATRIOTIC FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Leichliardt. THE PATRIOTIC FUND. A meeting of the residents of Leiclihardt was held at the Council. Chambers last. Mon day evening, for the purpose of Considering the advisability of establishing, a branch of the | Patriotic Fund. His Worship the Mayor (Alderman John Young) presided, .and amongst those . present were Aldermen ! Davison, Evans, Neale, and Scott, and 'Messrs. J. Q. Hawthorne, F. Walsh, Mainer, Campbell, I T. Bvan. Gill, and others. There were about I forty persons present altogether. 'The announcement convening .the meeting having been read, The Mayor said the meeting had been called at the request of the oiScerB . of the Patriotic Fund, vno bad sent a circular to the municipal Council, requesting them to call a meeting to establish a branch of the Fund. He would rather the meeting liad originated spontaneoHBly from thereople. (Hear,' hear.) He would state impartially what he considered to'be'the position of »ff:iirs. Tho Government, had sent a contingent of trooi s t...
MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
MARRIAGE. Marriage is, of all eaithly unions, almost the only one permitting of no change but that of death. It is that engagement in which man exerts his most awful and solemn power— the power of responsibility which belongs to him as one that shall give account— the power pf abnegating the right to change — tne power or parting wifh pip freer dom— the powpr of doing that which in thifl world can never be reversed. And yet it is perhaps that relationship which is sjjdran of most frivolously and en tered into most carelessly and most wantonly. It is not a union merely between two creatures ; the intention of the bond is to pprfept the nature of both by Supplementing' their deficiencies yyith thie force of contraist, giving to each sex those excellencies in which it is naturally deficient — to the one strength of char acter and firmness of moral will, to the other sympathy, meelfpess, and tender ness. And just so solemn atid jnst so glorious as these ends are for which the union was ...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Sporting Saturday next will see the banks of the Parramatta lined onoe more with expectant sight-seers, and its waters . ciowded ? with steamers and pleasure boats. Every other attraction will give place to' this one ; the raoe for tha Championship of the World. Beach and Hanlan are both in exoellent form and the race no doubt will be Sternly contested from start te' finish. Beach has been presented with a very handsome new Donnelly and Sullivan boat, and Hanlan had a new boat by Dodd delivered to him during the week. No doubt a great deal of interest will be exhibited in the coming con test, and a large sum of money is likely to change bands over it. ORIOKET. A match was played at ' Alexandria on Saturday between the Camdenvillc C. C. and Ferndale C. C., resulting in an easy win for the former, ihe C. C. C, making 42 and the F. C. C. 16 ; D. Mulqueeny U, Evans;p, P. McCauley 6, and S, Mulqueeny 6, batted well for the former, while J. O'Reilly- and D. MuV queeny carried off the bowl...
Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Correspondence. TO THE EDtTOK, Sin, — You state that our Aldermen intend to pass a kind of municipal ukase for t'io sup pression of offensivo behaviour fly larrikins in tho publio streets. According to this new rule any persons standing inlthe streotdis cussing quietly amongst themselves any social or political question will be liable to be in sulted . by the police and ordered to move on. Surely this is very undesirable. Are we, in this free community, to be . constaatly sub ject to police interference in the streets, on the slighest pretext? I believe that as the law at present stands any one obstructing the foot paths can be punished, and the police already have power to deal with persons who' use obscene or insulting language to footpassen gers. It seems to me therefore that there is mo need far the impositition of any further restrictions upon the people. Let the police do their duty and exercise the ample powers they already possess. I should like to know which whether the new...
Mr. Kelly in Reply. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Mr. Kelly in Reply, vm Sir, — Yonr favor of 16th instant to nand. Accepting your ohallenge to a publio aiacusaion re the Soudan affair, I shall be most nappy to meet you on the Pigeon Ground EeseiTB on Friday next at 8 o'clock p.m. I think that an open air meeting is most fair under present circumstances, as it will prevent i-iuiur panics irom undue packing, fending 'hercault or other matters pertaining thereto, \ * ™sli .be most happy to forward your wishes any other rtspect. ? . ? Yours, etc., ? ? D. B. Kelly. Balmain, 19th March, 1885. \ In our last impression we stated in connec H with remarks on the swimming club sports that boys under 15 years would bo eligible for the bovs race entitled '14 and 'under.' Wo leu into the error through having misunder stood one 'of the committe, No boy a day over 14 was permitted to compete.. ?' . 'Msiahus refused to withdraw her troops to tho Sarakhs, 60 miles from Palikhatum on ob demanded by tha British Government.
THE SOUDAN EXPEDITION. TO THE EIDTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
THE SOUDAN EXPEDITION. TO ISM EMTOB. Sib,— With regard to your quotation from Mr. Service's speech re the Soudan Expedition, which appeared In last Saturday's paper, in which it ip stated that he said, 'He never would have thought of making an ofler of troops for the Soudan, without the sanction of his Parliament,' can you inform me whether, when^ he offered the aid of the t^o Victorian cunboats and their crews to the lnperial Government for use at Suakim he had the sanction of his Parliament, only a few months ago 1 If he had not, (and I think he had not), his conduot in making auoh an offer, although it was not accepted, was quit* as illegal- as Mr. Dalley's, though the latter's offer was accepted, and the men dispatched for Bervice in the war. In fact it Beems as if the Victorian Premier's action in that matter formed a precedent which Mr. Dalley fol lowed up quickly when the opportunity oc curred. His offer of aourse was accepted by the Home Government, because he would wot join...
THE BALMAIN LIFE BOAT BAND OF HOPE, NO. 1. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
THE BALMAIN LIFE BOAT BAND OF HOPE, NO. 1. . TO THE EDITOR. Sib, — I have been watching, with ' unre mitting interest the conduct, and management of the above Band of Hope, for the past six months, and have arrived at the conclusion that it has not, and is not being managed so well as it might be. The meetings are advertised to commence at 8 p m. I think this a very late hour to begin a meeting of thiB description, whioh has for its object the amusement and instruction of the young, and, wben I inform, yon that it is often 20 minutes or balf-paBt eight before it starts, I think you will agree with me that it is altogether too late. I would , suggest to the Committee that the hour of meeting be altered from 8 to half-past 7. The latter time would, I am sure, suit many who will not now allow their children to at tend. I know several who do not go for the above reason. I think the Committee will -find this point worth their earnest considera tion. As to the general conduot of the meet-...
Swimming Club Matches. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Swimming Olub Matches. The annual sports of the Balmain Swim ming Club took place on Saturday last at the Corporation Batns, White Horse Point. The day was all that could be desired, the attend ance good, and the entries numerous. Among those present wo noticed the Mayor and several aldermen,. The Band of the Vernon Boys 'discoursed sweet musio 'during the after noon, aud their fresh young voices .added a special feature to the entertainment of tha .day. The band comprised fourteen members none of whom are more than 14 years of age and the majority of them less. The way in whioh they played the numerous pieoes oalled forth admiration from all present, and re flected oredit on their master, Mr. Widmer, and Captain Neitenstein who had kindly per* mitted their attendanoe. As a diversion tha youngsters s»ng'Erin on the Bhme;'saag to the musio of the ' Valentine Gallop,' and other pieces. The arrangements were regulated by an efficient committee, who did everything that men oould do to m...
Balmain Football Club Concert. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Balmain Football Olub Concert. An Amateur Minstrel Performance was given at the School of Arts on the 13th inst in aid of the funds of tho Balmain Football Club. The audienoe was a largo and sym pathetic one. We unhesitatingly giye the palm of tho evening to Mr. G. Wilkinson whose untiring efforts as 'Bones' certainly covered a multitude of sins and materially assisted in sustaining the programme. Ho received an enthusiastic encore for his ' Susannah.' Messrs. Deane and Kerr were also eminently succesBfal in their vocal efforts the former gentleman's ' Viking Bold ' being the best rendered item in the evening's enter tainment. Mr. W. Cameron's « Come where my love lies dreaming,' in spite of the singer's evident nervousness, was given with taste and feeling, and waaa deeidedhit. Altogether the performance must be looked upon as a success but we think the talent of the club was rather in the ' musical ' than the ' histrionic ' line, and we would recommend them to adhere to the former...
A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. The -other day a banker at Liege was giving a; little dinner-party, to which ten guests had been bidden beside him- ; self ond his wife^: when in dropped a? friend from the Antipodes, !and invited; himself -to dinner, making the fatal; thirteen. The banker, t6; conjure ill luck, rushed ' down-stairs to his office, ! found the cashier just about to leave fori the evening, dragged him up-stairs, fitted him with a dress-coat, and led him ' triuinphantly into the drawing-room i amid the applause of the relieved guests, three of whom declared that : they would not sit down to the best dinner ever served if there were thirteen at table. At that moment the bell rang, and a note was brought for one of the quests, whosie wife had suddenly fallen ill, and who consequently was unable to remain. Thirteen again ! Gloom and despair ; and the cashier, finding him self the Jonah of the eyening, volun teered to depart. The banker saw bim down-stairs, and was expressing his re...
The Soudan Question. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
The Soudan Question. We have received thp following lett rs from Mr. Kelly for publication : — Mr. Smith to Mr. Kelly, Dear Sir,— In last week's issue of the Bab main Observer you ohallenge me to a public debate with you on the Soudan war, and I gather from your letters that you are piepared to maintain : (1.) That the war in the Soudan IsuniuBt. i.e. England is in the wrong. (2.) That the Mahdi is merely fighting for freedom. (3.) That no British colony ought to render assistance to the mother oonntry in. Imperial ware. If these are the grounds upon whioh you no prepared to meet me, I accept your chal« leoge; and shall be glad to answer -yon on any Public platform. Your insinuation that the Mayor and myr elf conspired together to accomplish some unfair objeot in connection with the Town Hall meeting will not' receive 4 from me anything more than the contempt; 'pWrtt deserves. ' I'will ask'you to bdsogood; to) forward 'this lfetter to the Balmain yiiertft 'aud^to Btjite in the colum...
THE FAMILY MUTTON. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
THE FAMILY MUTTON. He had come to ask her daughter's hand in marriage. The old lady had been nervously awaiting the hour of the interview, and, when he seated himself beside her, fastening his eyes upon hers with an appealing look, all her pent-up feelings , broke .-loose, and, without wait ing 'to hear the object of his mission, she launohed forth what she had to say. ' No, no ; I cannot consent, my dear sir. Do not ask me. It is impossible, I assure you. I feel just as if you had Btolen inhere like a thief in the night, come to carry away my ewe lamb. He heard her through, arose, walked majestically towards the door, and then, turning, said slowly and proudly, ' Madam, if I cannot have the family lamb, you will excuse me from con tinuing this interview with the family mutton 1'
Balmain Rowing Club. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
Balmain Rowing Qlob The third annual regatta in connection with the above olub, whioh takes plaoe to-day, is likely to be the most successful and interesting yet held under its colors. In addition to the : races being numerous the entries of competitors snow that there will be four boats.start m most of the races, and judging by the number oi tickets already issued, the attendance of the fair sex and gentlemen supporters will be very large indeed. The fine Bteamer Admiral has been, engaged as flagship, and she will leave Brskine-street wbaif at 1.45, Darling-street at' 2, Mort's Dock 2.10, Snails Bay 2.1B, and Fig Tree Wharf at 2.30. She will afterwards fol low the races. Mr. Langley has kindly placed his steam launch at the disposal of the tlub for the umpire- and press. Another great attrac tion will be the presence of Beach, the cham pion oarsman of the world, who is to be pre sented with, a very neat cup, the colors of the club, which was made and handed to the com* mittee by': ...
THE POWER OF HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
THE POWER OF HOPE. } It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of hope as a source of power. The power of hope is the' power of vitality. Most of ub live mainly by the force of mental energy. Many are almost exclusively dependent on this force for health. Their bodies are so weakly that, but for the protective in fluence of their minds, they would inevi tably break down or get out of order in ordinary working. We dd not mean to imply that over-carefulness of per sonal health is good. The reverse is the fact. Many persons actually make themselves ill by the pains they devote to health-preservation. When a mind acts remedially on a morbid state of the body, it does bo by diverting, attention away from the bodly state, with its sensations, and at the same time giving new tone and vigour to the organism. After all, the brain, which is the organ j of mind, is part of the body, and it is also the central organ of the' nervous system by which the organism is worked. If, therefore, t...
THE PRACTICAL WOOER. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
THE PRACTICAL WOOER. A young lady who was the recipient of attentions from two young men equally eligible in point of good looks, social position, and financial solidity, and entertaining similar feelings of friendship for both, was in a quandary as to which to choose, should they pro pose. A friend to whom she confided her difficulty suggested that she should put both to some test to prove the strength of their affection. She took the advice, and to the first who avowed his affection said, ' You tell me that you love me. How do I know that you are sincere ? What would you do to show your love ? ' ' Anything,' replied the ardent lover, who had a spice of romance in his disposition — ' anything,' I would go to the world's end for you ; I would endure suffering for you; I would die for you if neces sary I' Such ardent, protestations brought the blushes to her cheeks and a thrill of happiness to her heart, and she thought no one could love more fondly than he did. She asked however for...
THE MISTRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
THE MISTRESS. The best household mistress is the woman who has -a practical knowledge' of household duties. A knowledge of cookery will enable her to point out to, inefficient cooks the cauie of mistake and failure; and she should not only know how things should look and taste when sent to the table, but be able to judge of and choose well every kind of provision. It will not be easy for cooks to impose on a lady who knows I exactly how much of. every ingredient is requisite for each dish, and who is able to estimate the quantity of food required daily for her household.- It may not in all circumstances be neceisary for a lady to exercise her knowledge in ~ these matters, and if she has a cook who has proved herself trustworthy, she will do well to delegate large powers to her ; but it is obvious that to judge the skill and honesty of the cook the lady must poBsesB the knowledge, indicated.
COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Balmain Observer and Western Suburbs Advertiser — 21 March 1885
COURAGE. In the average man courage attends! good health. Irregular habits, excessive eating and drinking, insufficient sleep, a badly-ventilated dwelling-place, will take the ' edge ' off of most men, and make them entirely willing to join the army of followers rather, than try to be leader. The man. who will get sleep' enough, abundant fresh air and exercise: and nourishing food, and will confine himself to habits of sobriety, will find; his body expanding, Ws digestion good, .' hi» brain clear, his heart light, and his spirits buoyant ; and he will also find himself not disposed to be cast down by trifles, but ever fresh energetic, hopeful and courageous,