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POSTAL NEWS RATES WITHIN VICTO [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
:POSTAL NEWS -"' : :0: RATES W"ITHIN VIOTO Ls?TTas.-Per ounce or un URGENT LTEnRz..--Per leb (inedditionto ordinary posta (Urgent letters are, m arrival the Post Office in tI." town which they are di .. ,. traatei as telegrams, and -. .! with the utmost desp:'t: will not be delivered it . .. .,?,-d to persons residing bey,.:.; ; . din ary delivery by telegb:ah I. ssen ger, nor if addressed to a place having no delivery by letter car rior or telegraph messenger.) Post CARDs ... ... 0 1 R'EPLY BeoŽ CAus ... "0 N SPAPERS .. ... 0 01 Boo?s.-For overy -four ounceo or under (up to three lbs) 0 1 E?Ce ITnRATION FEE ... 0 3 PARCELS.-TWO pounds or under 0 9 (each extra pound or part, 3d.) BOLK parcels of newspapers, posted by a registered news paper publisher or news ven dor, per lb or fraction thereof 0 1 (Not less than 4 papers in each parcel.) PACKETS. COMMERCIAL PAPERS.-For overy two ouncesorundcr(up to 31bs) 0 1 (Such as acceptances, invoices, accounts*, aflilarits, examination papers (...
A SHARP RETORT. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
A iHARltP RETORT. A good story concerning a lady of fashion who has gone on " the boards " was-told the obr day. Whilst she was in Nes'crYcirk she re.: for a young America.ndrzamdti.tal.- hn has been recommended as a gocd person to r, e a play for her. He calied, and was gis en a suat. Mrs. X. entered the room. : ehoi.t a word of formality she surveyed ::i-a with a cold English store, and then. a'!:ed clear around him, looking at him the whlc :ine. It was, of course, eminently agreeal.le to be surveyed like a horse on sale. But thr playwright stood it. Having com pleted her survey, she asked almost con temptix ssly, " And do you think you could write . play " T"ie author, who :ind m.ota screr;' successes, answered in a civil tone, ' ell, I do not know.. IIdaro eay. I anz;yie' ,hout as competent to write a play as you are to art one." They did not come. to
INTERCOLONIAL RATES. TO NEW SOUTH WALES, NEW ZEALAND, QUEENSLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, WEST. AUSTRALIA, FIJI, NEW HEBRIDES AND BRITISH NEW GUINEA. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
INTERCOLONIAL RATES. To NEW SOUTH WVALES, NEW ZEALD, QUEENSLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, WEST. AUSTRALIA, FIJI, NEW HEBRIDES AND BRITISH NEW GUINEA. . d. LWTrEBR.-Per ½ ounce or under 0 2 Post CARDS ... ... 0 1 REPLY POST CARDS ... 0 2 LETTEn CARDS to N. S. Wales, S. Australia, Queensland, Tas BooKs.-Per four ouncesorunder (up to three lbs)... ... 0 1 INEWSPAPERS 0 0j REGISTRATION FEE... ... 0 3 BULK parcels of newspapers,port ed by a registered newspaper publisher or newsvendor, per lb or fraction thereof ... 0 1 PARCEL POST.-TO S. Australia, Queensland, New Zealand, Tasmania, and W. Australia only.-Per lb or under 0 8 Each additional lb, or under (up toll lbs) ... " ... 0 6 PACKETS. COMMEROIAL PAPERS AND PRIN --TED PAPERS.-Per every two ounces or under (up to 41bs) 0 1 (Items see Victoria) PArTTERS, samples, packets of merchindise, &c.-Per every two ounaces or under (up to llb) 0 1
YOUNG LADY'S COSTUME, CONSISTING OF OUTDOOR JACKET AND SKIRT. (See Illustration.) [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
YOUNG LADY'S COSTUJME, CONSISTING OF OUTDOORP JACKE1' AND SKIRT. (See Illustratioii.. . The costume is comprised of an open fronted jacket, worn with a full blouse md a plain skirt. The jacket defines the figure at the black in its outlines, which are produced by centre and side-back, shoulder and underarm seams. and has a full setting below the waist, the gores widening here to allow of this. A. flat collar is turned down around the neck and extends for a little over:the revers, which are turned bauc on each side of the" front. These revers taper to the waist from deep points in the shoulders, and the jacket is semi-fitted in front by a single dart lengthening to the bottom edge. The skirt is designed so that it can be shaped with a gore in front, or with a single seam at the back as preferred. In the latter case its length is taken from the width of the material, so as to bring edges that are in a contrarily woien -directiou toget her, an-I preventing the misshaping of.the. seam i...
RATES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
RBATES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. a. d. LarrEns.-Each , ounce or under 0 2j POST CARDS . .... 1 REPLY POST CnDS ... 8 NEwsP'PERS . ... . 0 1 Co5Iu?ERCIAL PAPERS.-4 ounces or under...... 0 2 Over 4 ounces, but not over 6 ounces ..... . O .. S Every additional two ounces or under (up to 41bs) ... 0 1 PRINTED PAPERS (other than news papers).-Per every two ounces or under (up to 41bs) .. 0 1 PATTIERS and samples.Per every two ounces or under (up to 11b) .. . .. ... 0 1 REGISTRATION FEC 0 3 Acknowledgement pf delivery of a registered article ... 0 2} PARCELS POST, wholly by sea. Each parcel of 21bs or under 1 6 Each additional lb or under(up to lllbs)... ..... 0 9 LATE LETTnRS must bear full postage and late fee stamp of 2d. extra, and may be posted at any time not exceed ing a quarter of an hour after mail closes; at Melbourne General Post Office, any country Post Office, Rail way travelling Post Office; handed to the mail guards, posted in bag at Spencer-street, for S...
FREAKS OF ABSET-MINDED MECHANICS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
FREAKS OF ABSENT-MINDED MIECHANICS. The absent-minded mechanic seldom, if ever, appears in print, notwithstanding there is a great many of him. We often read accounts of the peculiari ties of absent-minded individuals in other pursuits and professions. but somehow in reference to the mehanec nearly everyone seems to have kent silent.' When we first entered a machine shop as an apprentice, the first specimen of absent-mindedness that we remember was that of a workman who took down the pump-valves on a locomotive to grind them in. This individual had fre quently performed the same task previous to that without any trouble, but somehow he put in the upper valve of the pump up side down. The locomotive went out, and while running at a high rate of speed the water was turned on, when a loud report an nounced the fact to the engineer that he was minus one pump, it having been split from end to end by the enormous pressure generated within it. On one occasion we tok a locomotive out of the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
INDEPENDENT ORDER OF RECHABITES;. VICTORIA TENT, No. 0, meets TEfR -NATE 3IONDAY EVENINGS, at 8 o'dock, in the Friendly Societies' Hall, Queensberry-street, North Mel-" bourne. No .INrTIATION FEES. CLEMENT DAVIDSON, Sec., Pas," Dryhurgh-stret, N. Melb. BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. If you --'o the eafe sid ~C2 most be on t_, -do of . Cfu(;rAmong many thnusands of people i i o are on the safe side is Mr. W. Barten, mining manager of Skip'on SFii, Ballarat. (Vie.), who says :-" War. se's Safe Curs and Safe Pills effectually cured me of indigestion and a bad weak neat of the .idneye. While taking the Safa Cars I noticed a total absence of thira, and I believe that it would cure those addicted to an inordinate use of stimulants." Another man who is on the safe side is Mr. Cbas. A. Peters, miner of Trslorviile, Bronnerton, (N.Z), who writes on September 18th, 1893 :-I was afflicted with Bright's disease of the kidneye, and, Safter tIkian 35 bottles of Safe Cure was cnred. I am perfectly sEtiefied...
HEAD-DRESSES. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
HEAD-DRESSES. The turban and the fez are the favourite head coverings throughout the Molohamed~n world ; but. their arranlgement and ornamen-. tation vary infinitely, from the simple piece of linen orcotton which the common Arab winds round his head, to the richly embroi dered and jewelled silken scarf which con stitutes the head-dress of the sheikh or pasha. In former times fez and turban were worn together, but recently the fe-Ihas becoma the nicial head - covering of the regular Turkish army, and is now almost universally adopted by civilians as well. Many tribes, roaming or settled in parts more or less distant from the great towns of the Turkish cmpire, have stuck to the oithob dox turban. This is principally the case with the Arabs of the desert, and the Moor ish inhabitants of the northern coast of Africa adjoining the Mediterranean. In Tripoli, Tunis, Algeria, and Morocco the turban reigifs stpreme, and most elabo rately ornamented specimens are met with, csuecially amongst ...
THE SUMMER SUN IS WANING [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
THE SUMMER SUN IS WANING. The days are getting shorter; The nights are dark and chill; A mist is on the water ; A haze is on the hill ; I hearthe winds complaining : "The summer sun is waning." The summer sun is waning i And this is what it means ; It's useless longer feigning To live within the "teens ; My youth is disappearing The winter days are nearing. Thb winter days are nearing; The leaves are tuming brown; The wind that's now careering Will beat the bravest down; The birds have ceased their singing, And some are homeward winging, The swallows, homeward winging, Can see the end's at hand; The pendulum is swinging Of sorrow through the land ; i hear the winds complaining :
DISCOMFORTS OF THE PAST. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
i}C1GOMJFORTS+ OF THE PAST. Nowadays the working man enjo loun r in furniture which were bnt three can tics ago h.beyond the reach' of the king. e:en in the time of Elizabeth the comfort of a-.?~r.ewas seldom felt, and the luxury of a e. un'newa._.ushes_ commonly., supplied -:pi Iceb f'the former, and fid fgeri -?ere the ioari?able substitute of the latter. The bed ing of this,.ernb d is stated to have been :-w patllets .d ro-ugh- mats ,dovered only rith a sheet, under coverlets made of skins o: aismals, and a good round log instead of a :.-?ter or pillow.: A househo:3er secen yehrs after his mar ri::;e thugb; himself well lodged with a n:;ttr is or flock bed, aid a silck of chaff for a ,illow. Even "the lord of the town' - m.o-lay in- -bed of-down -or--whole fea : ers. As for servants, if they had any e??: -above them it was well; for seldom -?ai they any i dder their ibodies to keep t-emn from the pricking straws that ran oft tirc.rgh the canvas of the p-llet Again in S-ipt?ai Cas...
Fashion Chat. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
Fashion Chat. Bodices differing frim the skirt which they accompy are a prevailing feature of fashion. Often these are of a striking contrast, - but----when- - designed- and arranged with taste, are very attractive. The materials chiefly used for such bodices are of a rich or decorative quality,.or if plain, are then added to with much effective trimming-such as coarse lace, embroideries, and the like. The sleeves as a rule repeat the material of the skirt, so that the bodice may then wear less the appearance of a blouse. As few seams as possible are favoured in bodices. They continue with the seams at the shoulder and side only, and the back may be drawn intl a few small pleats at each side of the centre, leaving the upper part quite plain, of course. The fron:s often are draped from the shoulder to the waist, or made full, and are finished off with a rour.d sash, or if the length is a little extended below the waist, then they are pointed. Much lace is draped about our bodices. Es...
OLD MEANINGS OF WORDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
oLD MEANINGS OF WORDS. -There I. quite a study of old minners in the present meaning of such words as base, villain, caitiff, and the like. Base formerly signified low in birth; but the pride of the aristocracy (who by that very word declare themselves to be morally the best) assumed that lowest birth meant lowest worth. A knave once meant only a boy. The patient Grisel bore "a knave child" to the cruel Marquis who had robbed her of her daughter. In German, the old word (with only a "b" for a "v") " knabe" or "'knave" still kneans "boy" simply, and is no term of re ,roach. Amongst us it was formerly brn by he boys in great lords' kitchens. These were eviled and beaten by the great lords, whom, l;hen they called " Knave I" turned up their igh and mighty noses. Caitiff, again, is nbuy the Norman-French form of the word captive. Dr. Trench, in his scholarly and interesting treatise on English words "nused ormerly in Senses Different from their Pre jent," observes that captivity tends t...
Australian Federation. PUBLIC MEETING IN THE TOWN HALL. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
AustraWlarFieer tioii PUBLIC MEETING IN THE TOWN HALL .,On Monday a meeting was held in the _iorth Melbourne Town Hall, for the purpose of" helping -on the federation novement." There were about 3oo people present, the front row being ?argely occupied by the vanguard of the .-Women's Sunfrage apostles. SThe M'Iayor (Cr. Carter) occupied the chair,-:nd on the platform were Messrs. F. Grimwade and Nathaniel Levi, 's L.C., the Hon. A J. Peacock, G. M. 'rensdergast, .and Dr. Maloney, I's.L.A.. and Cis. Fogarty. Gardiner, Steel, with other promtinent townsmen. Shortly afier S o'clock the mayor took the chair, and briefly informed those presjcnt that the meetlng had been con .vened at the request of a number of influential ratepayers, who had the ques tion of Au4sr.iHan federation at heart. Without wasting any more time he would introduce to thetn the Hon. A. T. Pea cock, who would imove the first resolu tion. P;Ir. Peacock n-as sorry to have to begin 1 is address with an apology. He had ...
DON'T USE BIG WORDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
DON'T USE BIG WOtRDS. Eschew tergiversation And avoid concatenation of atribilious, inchoate, interminate discoids, Balbucinating corbels, Like tinkling, tiunient door bells, Imply crustaceou, nyctalopic valances and voids. Trichroisn. traumatic, Spasmodic, acrobatic, Never sibilate resilient when occult. megrims Thalu:niaturgical negation And amorphous objectation Only unto suplramundanie oiuuosities succumb CynimohauL':s depilation Ueletory cogitation, Together ]ancinate and thrill like sonants cleaving suh. - So abstain from imiprception. Coarctation :and deception, Andl no matter what you ave to say, don't use big words !
C.Y.M.S. Social. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
C.Y.M.S. Social. The concluding social of the above society was held in the Town Hall, on Friday evening October 26th, and was attended by 40 couples. The comparative scarcity of dancers was in a measure due to the counter attractions of a dance at the Hibernian Hall, in aid of the Railway Stall at the approaching Fair; and the wet and stormy night no doubt inilitated against a larger attendance. The music was furnished by R.obb's band, which renders praise superfluous, and the floor was in. splendid going order. A programme of 16 dances was con cluded at 12, then after a few words of thanks to .those present, from the sec retary, Mr.- H. -Smith, tie g;.thering dispersed until next season. Mr. M. Dokling,ýas nsual, made an efficient. M.C.
BLUE BELLS OF SCOTLAND. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
BLUE BELLS OF SCOTLAN-D. The rose, summer's emblem, 'tis-England'a chosen tree, And France decks her shield with the stately fleur-de-lis; But brighter, fairer far than these, there blooms a flower for me; 'Tis the blue-bell, the blue-bell on Scotland's grassy lea, Where, from the dark, upapring the lark, the rising sun to see. My land ! native land I where afar my steps have been, Blue skies charm the eyes, and the earth is ever green; Yet dwelt my heart 'mid Scotland's glens, when aye in thought was seen. The blue-bell, the blue-bell amid the brackens green; And brighter far, than sun or star, the eyes of bonnie Jean. the thistle, Scotland's badge, up from free dom's soil it grew ; Its enemies aye found it hedged round wi:h rosemary and rue; And, emblem that her daughters were modest, lcal and true, Fromt ofi the rocks, amid their locks they twined the bell of blue The heathbell, the harebell, old Scotland's beil of blue. The largest ant is the eleph-ant, and the worst uncle the c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
Bill of Ezohange and.-- - Where the amount or -alueonf the money for which a bill or note is drawn exceeds £10,000, then for everyi£50 of the amount or value, and also for any fractional part of £50 of such amount or value .. 0 1 ? Bill of exchange payable on demand charge able with same duty as a promissory note for same amount. (Embossed stamps must be used,which may be obtained at all Post Offices.) ExrxPTrroNs. 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 directingtho payment of any sunt of money, tile same not being payable to bearer or to order, and such letter not being sent or delivered to the person to whom payment is to be made or to any person on his behalf. 3. Letter of credit granted in Victoria autlhorising drafts to-be drawn out of Vi...
Gymnastic Display. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
Gymnastic Display. The second annual d:splay and 'con cert of St. John's Athletic Club tender ed to the parishoners and their friends, was held on Thursday evening last in the Orderly Room, Wil:iam street, the hall being crowded. The Rev. M. Whitten occupied the chair. Mr. J. Puliar opened the programme with an overture on the piano, after which the members went through their. exercises with the poles, which were done in a very creditable manner. Mr. .A Harrison sang " The Conquerer" in in-e style, but could not be heard. on account of the noise made by the mem bers walking about the place. We would draw the instructor's attention to this as we have bee' to similar dis plays, and the instructor does not allow the members to leave the plat form unti. they have finished their ex ercises. Masters M. R. and B. Buck played a duet on the silver cornet ac companied on the piano by 3Mr. Puilar, which pleased the audience so 'mua:h that they insisted on an encore. The next exercise was the p...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — North Melbourne Gazette — 2 November 1894
News and Notes. THE FLEMIINGTON RoaD.-After c on siderable delay, but which it is said was unavoidable, the Flemington road has been opened for traffic between Errol and Abbotsford streets. On Saturday suf ficient progress had been made by the men, under the supervision of Overseer Duncan, to permit the Moonee Valley race traffic to go through. The road was again closed on Monday to allow of the streetroller further comhpressing the sur Lace. The northern side has also ,been ueetalled from the Haymarket to the Flenmington bridge. The road now is in a better condition than ever whilst- the cutting down of a slight declivity here and there has been of great benefit to the large vehicular traffic using it. MILK, OH !--A well kniow ,,riter .oh dairy subjects says that .when imilk.be comes our only medicine people will never die from disease. Milk, in some form that will not check or cure warns one to prepare for -the world to come. But the milk mutt be pure, that means that the cow that...