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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Australian Inn, STROUD. WILLIAM FLOOD BEGS to inform tho inhabitants of Stroud and tho Travelling Publio, that he ha taken over the abovo well*known Hotol, and trusts by strict attention to tho wants of tho pijblio to merit a fair share of support.; The Building has been entirely Benovatod. A GOOD TABLE KEPT. Winbs and Snares op Best Bbands. Go oil Stability and Paddocks. THE GREAT RHEUMATIC CURE. ' Invaluablo for Sore Throats, Tightness of tho Chest, Rheumatics, Sciatica, Chilblains, Sprains, etc. - rriHIS is not a patent mediciuo, but the JL Puro Extract of the Mustard Seed, and lms wonderful curative properties. Local Agent— G. SELEE, Chemist, Dungog Wholesale Agent : GREAT NORTHERN HARDWARE Co., West Maitland. TO STAND THIS -AT - Church Hill, Monkerai, 'Tnii Roadsteh Stallion YOUNG SIIALE3 by Flying Slmlcs (imp.) dam by Protection (imp.), from Deception by New Warrior (imp.) TERMS: £2 Per Mare; reduction for two or moro niares. Good seei/ro paddocks provided. Every caro taken, l...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Important Notice. HAVING become involved in a heavy law suit, fli rough being an executor to an estate, I am roinctari'tly compelled to appeal to all tbW /PERSON'S WHO ARE INDEBTEDiTO/ME/to assist me in get ting out ot difficulties by PAYING UP THEIK ACCOUNTS IMMEDIATELY. * f H. M. BAKER, i' Tailor, Dungog. Auction Sales. Goodwill of Lease , 875 . Acres of hand. ' John Robson HAS received instructions from .John I Laurie, Esq., to soli by auction at Kobson'a Hotel, DiingO£t 0/ SATURDAY, 13th January, 1894, at 3 o'clock. | GOODWILIi of LEASE 875 ACRES of 8PLENDID GRAZjffCJJjAND, situated at Port Stephens, e^/urely fenced, partly ringbarked, mHi a/never-failing supply , of water, ?3;yearflfof lease to run from 1st Sept., ISSft. ^Wifclylease.wiU be sold GO head of irell-bred-jmxed cattle; a^es from' 18 montli9;to;S^year3 ; will be col lected Jand- han'deji over to purchaser. Immediate posaeslion can be given after salo. Personffon the lookout for a good paddook should Bob mUs. thiB cha...
A Banking System for the People. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
A Banking System for the People. The' forum ' for September contains an instructive account of ' Scotch Banks ; Their Branches and their Cash Credits,' by Mr A. S. Michie, president of the Royal Bank of Scotland : — In no other country in the world (he says) are banking ? facilities so extensive, as they are in Scotland.' While in England there is a bank, or branch bank, to about every ten thousand of population, in Scotland there is. one to about every four thousand. . . . The banks . . . accept on interest deposits ot.sums as small as five pounds, and allow current accounts to be opened sometimes with trifling balan 't ces.. .. . . The depositors in Scotch banks who have not more than one hundred pounds to their credit, on deposit re ceipt or on current account, comprise about three-fourths of the whole number. The re sult is that the aggregate bank ing deposits of a comparatively poor country, with few sources of natural wealth, and with a pbpulation of little more than four mill...
Fifty Billions of Miles. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Fifty Billions of Miles. The parallax of what arc termed the fixed stars has long been an experimental determi nation in astronomy peculiarly delicate, A measurement which has any two points on the earth's surface for the base is of no service in ascertaining the distance of any celestial body outside the solar srstcm ; but tbe points of observation have an immense distance of line when the earth'B orbit is made use of, with an interval of six months' movement. A parallactic determi nation of this nature has just been mado of the star 61 in the constellation of tbe .Swan, by the Rev. Dr. Pritclmrd, of Oxford. By a Bkillful a-ljustment of apparatus the obser vations were' taken by means of photography, and the reBult is fotriid to be that the star in question varies its distance from four others to tbe extent of four-tenths of a second of arc. From this the calculation is made that the star is 50,000,000,000 of miles remote from us. And yet it appears one of our nearest neighbors. Fi...
Woman or Lady? [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Woman or Lady? The English Courts have just ruled that it is no libel to call a lady a woman. Tbat is tho deliberately re corded opinion of a fin de tieole judge and jury before whom a caB.e involving this novel point was recently tried. How it would have gone, however, had the question been presented conversely, is left unexplained. Tbe ruling is that although a woman may claim to be ' a lady,' all the requirements of law and equity are satisfied by putting her down as a woman. But suppose one who claimed to be a woman was . re ferred to as a lady P There are women towards who n that would be a distinct impertinence. Any female may be a lady, just as you could mint a sovereign out of any sort of metal, but as gold iB gold so woman is womon, and cannot be qualified without being lowered. Mr Labouchere, of London ' Truth,' says that while, iu America he beard the women of the Bible referred to by clergymen as 'ladies.% He does not mention that ' the woman of Samaria' was called the l...
Vegetable Pearls. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Vegetable JP earls. It has long been known that in some speci mens of bamboo a round stone is found at the joints of the oane, This called ' taba sheer,' and iB supposed to be deposited from the silicious juices of the cane. Another curiosity of the sort iB the ' cocoahutstone,' found in the endersnerm of the cocoanut in Java and other East Indian Islands. It is, according to Dr. ICimmins, a pure carbonate of lime, and the Bbnpe of tbe stone is some times rounds sometimes pear-shaped, while the appearance is that of a white pearl with out much lustre. Some of the stones are as large hb cherries, and as hard as felspar or opal. They are very rarely found, and are regarded as precious stones by Orientals, and charms against disease or evil spirits by the natives. Stones of the kind are also found in the pumegiaiiate and other East Indian fruits. Apatite has also been discovered in the midst of teak wenl.
Didn't Know his own Wife. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Didn't Know his own i Wife. - ?? ' ? i . Many instances nre on record of men who through illness or accident have 'completely lost their .'identity. A young workman newly-married, was knocked down by a runaway team and wounded in the bead. He wna con veyed to a hospital^ and when ho re covered his past life was a blank to' him. He' could' not remember his name. He, drifted about, living upon charity, until able to work, when lie secured employment and by industry nnd economy acquired a snug littlo Bum of money. One day his wife met him and threw herself into his arms. He did not remember her, but seemed delighted to meet ono who knew and could tell him of his past life, went homo' with her, but did not realise tho relationship existing between them, and.aslted if she wns not his sister. He was perfectly sane, but could not recall a single instance in his life prior to the time when he was run down in the street. He accepted his wife, re sumed his name, nnd they are very happy togeth...
Modern Inventions. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
JUodet'ii Inventions. Modern inventions have kept pace with alt the requirements of social life and make pos sible housekeeping on an appea-ance of ele gance even in one room. The variety of fold ing beds and other articles of furniture iB surprising, A handsome pnrlor with book cases, cabinets, easy chairs, nnd lounges can oe transionneu in a twinKiing into a ueu chamber or dining-room, or even a kitchen. The novelties of this class make possible the cliunge of a parlor to tie nursery, and a child's bath tub and other useful articles can be evolved from ornamental and innocent ap pearing parlor tables. It must be perplex ing occasionally to tbe owners of a roomful of this furniture how to prepare against sud den cbanges.l
Revenue Returns. A SURPLUS OF £16,000 ON THE YEAR. THE PREMIER'S NEW YEAR'S GIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Revenue Returns. A SUEPLUS OF £16,000 ON THE YEAR. THE PREMIER'S NEW TEAR'S GIFT. - Sir George Dibbs was seen by a representative of the T he Daily Tele graph en Saturday night, when he made®i±he following statement: — 'The revenue returns for 1893. were com pleted at the Treasury this evening with the result that the anticipated, deficit foreshadowed when the .Budget speech was made on Uctober 19 or £?201,239 4s 6d has been wiped out, and in lieu thereof an actual surplus of about £16,000 has been obtained. This sum may possibly be increased to a small extent when the vouchers are received at the Treasury for money paid into the Government account in various parts of the colony during the day.' ' When the Budget speech was made,' continued Sir George, ' I stated that the income for the year 1893, actual and estimated, would be £9,521,992, or a decrease on. the revenue for the previous year of £986,000. ? Now, the actual revenue received., up to date is £9,738,525 19s 3d, or £216,53...
Marvel of Photography. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Marvel of Photography. It is a curious fact, perhaps not known to tho general reader, that the exposure of a photographic plate makes no appreciable change inits appearance. It is a creamy white, semi-transparent piece of glass when it goes int£ tho-eamera. It presents precisely the same appearance after the sun has stamped the picture upon it. I Ihe most powerful mieroHcone would not detect anv chance. Tbe most expert photographer in the world would be unable to decide whether or no a plate has been exposed. Yet the picture is there.' It only requires 'development' to bring it out. And that !b what this ' dark room ' ia for. The least ray of natural light would Bpoil the plate. But light Btrained through ruby or yellow colored screens' of translucent paper or glass iB deprived of those rays which are so essen tial and at the same time so fatal to photo graphic success. The operator places his plate in one of the ' developing pans,' pours over it a certain combination of chemicals, ...
Debts of Honor in China. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Debts of Honor in China. The Department of State nt Wash ington bivs issued a series of reports fr.im American consuls abroad on debts of honor, or debts tho payment of which cannot be legally enforced Tn most countries : the samo gqneral principles of law prevail, as are ap plicable to this country.:, Tho chief ex ception is China, whero thero is a system which, the consul at Amoy says,- though at- utter variance with the siystems of other countries, posse'ssos great wisdom and practical . morit. All Chinese law is customary, and .'all litigation is regardod as an evil. There are nolawyersj no costs, no fees. A magistrate hears and settles a case very much as a father determines a dis pute between two of his children, or as' an arbitrator botween. two friendly merchauts. Litigation being an evil, public policy has increased largely the number of obligations which havo no binding nature except the honor of the debtor. Amongst these are moneys advanced by friends or relatives to star...
Chains Without Welds. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Chains' Withoiit Welds. - Boiling opt iron chains from the solid bar w ithout woldingls ono of tho recent mechani cal operations which havo attracted atten tion, Tho principle of forming the rollers and tho process of rolling out a chain is liinilar in somo respects to tbo method cm ployed in casting the links and having them como.out together in a chain from a mould ; in the latter operation the. flask is made to part equally in four ways, and the chain moulded while the links are. separated so as to divide the Bpaces equally between them, giving -as little clcararicc as possible, which The flask is dfvlded, tiiecbaln romovcS, and one is cast in tho mould. Similarly, a piece of chain is swedged out of a bar of iron in an analogous manner by means of four converg ing dies. To produce a continuous chain in this way tho dies are made continuous by having them formed on the circumference of four rollers, arranged with tho dies dis tributed in equal divisions, and the rollers driven by ...
IN THE WAKE OF FORTUNE. (COPYRIGHT.) AN AUSTRALIAN STORY. CHAPTER VII.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
JN THE WAKE OF I FORTUNE.. i - _ . — - ;; . ~ (copyright.) I ' AN AUSTRALIAN STORY. ny ? ' j r IVAN- D-EXTEB. | CHAPTER VII.— Continued., ^ j' Heseomod thoroughly at his ease, and »B i' tho tvro yonng men met ho stopped and | said, as ho extended his tight band— '??? - 'It aoema tome that you and I are not | only sailing in the same ship bat also. tn / tbo same boat, so to speak, as neither of us appear to have relatives or friends on ' . | board. AtleastI havo not, and I am glad \ to meet ono in the same position.' | Trenoweth took the proffered hand and j shook it warmly, for there .was something . , , ( in the man's face which attracted him Irre I. Bistibly. ' I am indeed^ like yourself. I do not ' ' know a soul on board, except the Captain. I am leaving kindred and frieads behind mo,' Eil ward answered. ' Well, I am more fortunate than yon, at any rate, for I, am on my way to my native ? land and to my homo; . My name is John S Burr, and I live in Melbourne,' replied tho jolly s...
Items of News. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Items of News. - Alethe ran a great mare at the late T race meeting. t ^ The weather still continues dry and j'i. hot. Grass is parched up everywhere, - and water is becoming soarce. 'Bain is badly wanted. The £16,000 surplus announced by Dibbs on Saturday, has been increased - ? to £18,000. Not too bad! ' Mr G. A. Abbott, of Taree, has . been on a visit to his relntivet and ; [? friends in 'Dungog. It is said that J. D. Clark 'will beat ? Sir Henry Farkea for St.' Leonards - next election, should the latter decide' : - to contest it. It is said a general election wi(l not, . take place before May next. ^ The fiscal question will not ; ence voters bo much this election as ? men and measures, Too many fisqal nonentities and faddists have man. aged to get returned in the past, on purely party lines, to the exolusion oE - - good, honest, independent men On the assombling of the House v the labor members will Be as quiet as* mice. The Truth: newspaper . has brigh tened up' wonderfully u...
Dungog Races. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Dungog Races. Tho Annual Race Moi-ting hold under tho auspices of tho Dungog Jocltoy Club, took place on Cameron's course on Monday and Tuesday last. On . tho fust day tho wouthor was fine, hnt tho attendance was not so largo as might liftvo been expected, but tbis was doubtlesj owing to counter attrac tions in the shape of a cricket match and steamer excurfion to Notvcastle. The racing throughout was fairly good, although soma of tho finishus wore rather tame, and it tvns evident that Mr Ouinton held too high an opinion of Mr Lilly man's pair, and Amber Queen. The big money on tho second day, was the cause of some excite ment. It was looked upon as a ' good thing ' for Alethe or Lyoness, and it appearod as if tho latter was to win, but thoy reckoned without their host, for Caugon made the pace too fast for them from the start, and was lan ded a winner by a length, much to tho disgust of many local puntora. Tho disquali6catiou of Jack Jones was the cause of a flutter amongst a certa...
DURHAM HANDICAP. 7 Furlongs. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Durham Handicap. 7_Furlongs. Cangon, 7-2 ... ... 1 Walgett, 8-3 ,,, .... 3 Aaron, 7^11 ,,, 3- Freetrade (7-8), Gentlo Annie (0 10), were the other starters. A good start was effected, Gentle Annie get ting away with the lead, with Cangon and Walgett next, Freetrade being la*t. Coming down tho hill Cangon took the lead, and Walgett began to press closely on his quarters. Gentle Annie, who had run well now began to fall back, and Aaron moved up. At the homp tufty Cangon had a good lead, but Walgett oaine (ill hp knew how, and succeeded in getting up close to the bay gelding, but could not get pn oven terms with him. Aaron too niijde a big dflsh, to no effect ; Cangon ivon by a length Time, 1 rnin. 32J seos.
THE SETTLING. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
THE SETTLING. The settling took place at Lillyman'a Hotel. The Vice-president, Mr S, B, Day, ocoupied the chair, and in a happy speech proposed the toast of ' ' The Winners.' Mr Jn '. Robson and Mr H. Lillyman responded in very eloquent terms. Mr H. C. Dark pro posed ' Tho Losers,' to which the genial 'Jim' Byan, of Stroud, re sponded, and although he had not the good fortune to get a win, he appeared to be in a vory humorous mood. He proposed 'The Stewards of tho Club,' and spoke iu eulogistic terms of the mannor in which the races Ijad been conducted. Mr Jones and Mr -II. C. Dark responded. Mr Bepnett pro nosed ' Tho yisitors,' to which Mr J. I}. Dfvrk (Sf qud), and Mr B. A. Price, Sydney, responded. Ifr Uardjier proposed 'The Pres-,' and Mr W.'J'. Robson ' Tho Jookeys.' Mr R. A', Price rooited that' stirring pieco ' How I Beat the Favorit»,' in splen did style, and the singing of the Na tional Anthem brought a vary enjoy able evening to a close.
Copeland. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 5 January 1894
Oppelancl. (ffrQiq oifr owif. Oa/ respondent. ^ Chubb & party haye cleanpcl up a crashing of 30 tons froit) the Penten iiial lino of repf, f6r yiold of §0 o?s. 15 dwts. of retorted gold, At the Lady Belinore' mine Ed ?yards & party have about 6 tons of stone raised, and will commence rais ing ipore after the holidays. They an ticipate a orugljiwj equal, if not better than tho last. ' At tbe Great Co bark mi.no itigy ape npw sinking a main shaft near the prospecting sliaftj and are dovni' to a depth -?f iJQft., lyjtl) better gold show. ing iij the stono thai} a ijy ypt taHen out of tljo iijinp. At thp MfSonic, crushing operations are still boingponti;)upd, find from the amount of amalgam cleaned o# the plates the result will bo highly satis factory. At the Hidden Treasure mine, Cope land, the pumps are orepted, and it is oxpeoted that the water will soon be taken out of the mine. ? ; A company has beon formed in Lon don to work the Bingera (N.S.W.) diamond fields, and...