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The Sea Serpent. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 7 April 1877
i'.'.;?' -.!'.;; ;;i$r$;;sea-s^^ :. THE "captain «nd crew of a. vessel called,. the. Pauline,' ' which' has ?? arrived in,the,. :Mersey, from Akyah, report' that ia July, 1875, off, Cape San Hoque, on the north-east coast of Brazil, they saw tho great sea serpent. On ;Táeaá¿y Üiá^pU^^boM^ViMé! islDrévar, 'appeared' 'D*efore the s^penâiàr^'r&lt;dd^istratët of liverpool, ;Mr> 'TtíUñe^-húÜÍ- expressed a wish;'btf'liia' dwi1 behalf and 'that of his'crewi .'to make'á'décláiration' affirnúng 'the'truth of ' their statements respecting th&itscpent. Mr. Kaffles*c!esired Captain Drevar-to .prepare a4 ?written declaration and bring it before him. This Captain Drevar did yesterday, accom panied by a number of his &lt;orew. The déclaration is to .the effect that he-and others on board the Pauline, on July -8, 1875, ?while in latitude, 5 degrees 13 minutes south longitude -35 degrees west, observed three large sperm whales, one of which was gripped ' round the "body wi...
The Fertilisation of Plants. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
The Fertilisation of Plants. THE ' Australasian ' . says :--Dr. Darwin's new work on thc "fertilisation of the plants (The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the 'Vegetable Kingdom, by Charles Darwin, ïlurray) is said to be of considerable importance to plant-growers, and especially to seed-growers and to raisers of hybrid br crossbred plants. "The key note to the whole book, was struck when Mr. . Darwin observed that cross .bred ' seedlings ' were almost universally more robust and more 'vigorous than,,those which were the product of 1 self-fertÜisrtion." The mere act of crossing by itself does no good. ,' The good depends on the individuals which are crossed differing slightly in constitution, owing to their ' progenitors ' having been , subiected, dilling several generations, to slight conditions or to what.we. call, in our ignorance, spon taneous variation." The common practise of ?gardeners obtaining seeds from- different localities .is justified by Mr. Darwin's experi ...
The Melon-Sugar Enterprise. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
, The Melon-Sugar Enterprise. WE mentioned last spring the inception of a melon sugar enterprise on the Sacramento river. 1 It seems; from a correspondent of the ' Sonoma Democrat ' that the work goes bravely on. The location is at Isleton, six or eight miles above Rio Vista, The company have1 incorporated under the name ' of the California Sugar Manufacturing Company, with a capital stock of 2,000,000 dollars. They have sold 50,000 shares, and are putting up a building 120 by 48 feet, ^besides the engine and boiler rooms, which are about forty by forty feet. The first story is of brick. ' The Machinery was purchased in Germany for 1*0,000 dollars. . The foundation of the building is already laid, and the work will be pushed to a speedy completion. It is the "design of the company to make some three -grades of sugar out of the pulp of the melon, «3coí»oí 'out of the refuse syrup und parts of the rind, and table oil out of the seeds. -The*aeîons will yield about ten per cent of sugar...
Latest Commercial. [BY TELEGRAM.] SYDNEY, Friday, April 13th. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
.Latest' Commercial. !. .- .-[BY TELEGRAM.]._ ' .( 'fJYDNEY^Fridáy, April 13th. j ,. ".. ' .'- ;MESSRS; '>H>»FáiB^T';&nd Cö.J report ¡that . maize was'-selling'this' day ''at '3s¡Od ^per' . bushel j e|¡;gv ls 8d|per ,aozen j fowls, Ss, 9d per pau-'j* ducks, 3s"4d per pair; bacon,' .TlOd ííperOlb.-M ! butter,}:ls.r4d sper- lb. ; . ^cheese, lOd^ : per ' cwt.;'"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
?TO OB ÚIIiDHBi S; TENDERS ;are Invited for the ERECTION i and!.COMPLETION of tho proposed P UBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS ut WAR DELL; Specifications way. be seen .ou applica tion to. Mi*_«J. M. HAYWARD, Honorary Secretary to thèVliub^-;School 'Boiml ;at:that place, to, whom Toiï3Brs~uàaet^o^ ¡or ? before, tlie 30th^^RlLrmstant.. - l'omis.'of Tender may be obtained f rom MR. HAY WARD. . ' ? '. W. WILKINS, ? C ouncil of Education,. ' Secretary. Sydnoy, 7th Aprd, 1877. Important Cléaring-out Sale ' of . -,, îiô&ihongery, Drapery, Etc. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 'SOTJJ AND 21sï ^Sk^t0^^ ^OfcBRWhus-irW^^ \jr% MR, THOMAS 'EXTON to sdi .by ïPÛHLÏÔ ^AUCTION 'át' His'.-. STORE, i WÜOD sIíARK i STRBÉT, LISMORE," on FRIDAY, .6öt^prÜ,^u1;:1:llAo'cl'çÄk? sharp, and SATUit : DAY,*', ölst April, ^ftü~4¿ulock, about £o0ü worth of FIRST-CLASS GOODS, comprising IRONMONGER^, Dnlpory, and Fan«*y Goods, Saddles und xtridlos, and a .... Variety o£ other Goods too Humorous tj mention." , . The ' Auctiorioor ...
Salicylic Acid. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
Salicylic Acid. Dni Ton. Hoyden, gives the following directions foi' using this newly introduced antiseptic in the preservation of food and for other ' purposes in domestic economy :-1. Raw meat i It frequently, especially [ in the warm season, that meat which is otherwise faultless emits un unpleasant,smell on boiling. This is often the case with certain kinds of meat, like tdngues, &o., which contain readily, decomposing particles of fat and blood. This ia easily remedied by laying the meat, before cooking, in warm water which contains from ¿to 1 tieaspoonfnl of salicylic acid to the quart ; or by putting a little acid in tho water in vyhich it is.boiled. To protect meat from spoiling for A "few* days either of the follövHng' "methods may be employed :-Place it, in water containing J to 1 teaspoonful of acid in a quart of water ; or rub it- with dry salioylic acid' especially near the bone and fat. The manner of keeping it, aa well os the previous cleansing, is as usual. '...
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
PR ESB Y/T BRI AN CHURCH. The Rjv. JP, FRASER M.A., will (D.V.) preach , '' ' . . ? >- '? ' ??' ut- ' ' « . ??' WYRALLAH--On £April 8th, at If a.m., and Gundurimba,' at 3 p.m.!; Woodburn, April 15th, at ll« a.m., and Coraki, at 3 p.m. ; Wyrallah, April 22nd, at ll a.m., and . Lismore, at 3 p. ni, .
The Exhibition. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
Tile Exhibition. THE ' Echo ' says,-Sydney is filling rapidly with country visitors who aie desirous of attending tue Fair iii; Prince Alfred i Park, and the city may be said to be entering &lt; upon the liveliest season of the year. - The primary object of our rural..cousins in. visiting the metropolis just now is perhaps pleasure. Country life is proverbially healthy; but it is also proverbially dull. ? If it does the jaded metropolitan good to seek the fresh air and the peaceful solititudé of the country., some times, it is also necessary that oui- .friends in the interior should take a city bath occasion ally. Sydney gives them a picture of; hitman activity which cannot fail to act as a corrective of the slow pace which is too . natural to quieter scenes and pursuits. They find that a few days Can be.., charmingly spent , here, and the annual visit. dining the, Ëxhibiton month--when Sydney is . at her best-is a happy break in the. montony, of .their experience. Of course...
A Remarkable Lady Banker. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
À Kemärkable Lady 1 ! .Banker. .' ? Rome time n?;o a curious stnrv appeared itf tiir> French mid afterwards in tim Tvneüsh newspapers, concerning . a rc mnrkable woman ba nicer nt Madrid. This enterprising persnp, stated in some ? nccniinfs to bc fd German origin, alto- t gether surpassed Richard Flanner Onk ]"v in tbc magnificence of FW promise! and thc magnitude of her business. She ..prnnvscri a fabulous rate of interest invnlile month!v, to depositor*, .nf. 50"> frh'^cs and upward .; and th'1 small shon kepers of Madrid, ns well as the peasants of thc . surrounding ronntrv. have crowded to her establishment to place their sa vinsrs in trust upon her; personal security. So far", nnlv the drama ? has advanced heretofore, but the ca'a=trophe is not beyond the reach nf coniectnrc. Mean vh'le. thc Vienna correspondent of the Kconomist has drawn attention tn a verv remarkable coincidence. He savs Oie Madr'd enterprise " i > a prerise repe tition of the Spitzeder affair which ...
Casino. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT). April 10th. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
(FROM A CORRESPONDENT). . . April lOth.: THE only unusual event winch has occured here for some time past, took placo last week, when the townspeople were set wandering and enquiring by a report that a saddle and bridle had been seen lying on the grass near Deep Creek station with the word " ¡Death," written on the seat of tho saddle. This report was brought in by a son of Mr. , Thomas Greenstreet, who had' been coming from Wyon when he came across the articles,, of course there were all kinds of conjectures. "When the police, who wont out, returned and. confirmed the news, adding also ; that a crippled horse was feeding near the trappings. Whose was it ? was the owner dead ? was he playing a practical-joke Í ' or waa it the freak of a madman?' A description of the. horse,; saddle,' and bridle, wore brought by Senior Constable Tippet, when they were identified as the property of a young man .1 hamed: Johnson, a sort of rocluse, who has for some years lived on a selection, about six ...
Woodburn. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) April 9th. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
Woodburn. (FllOM OUIl COKllESPOU'DENT.) ¡ April 9th. 'Otf'Thursday last the children attending the Woodburn Public School were entertained at a Picnic given by tho Members of the Local Board. The children with their teacher inarched to a shady spot on some land belonging to Mr. W. Gollan, where they were soon enjoying themselves in. games of various descriptions. About 1 o'clook the children were gathered together, and grace being said, the youngsters were soon busily engaged in demolishing the good things prepared for them ; af tel' the children had finished, tlie parents and friends then sot down. During the afternoon tho scene was extremely.. pretty-all present actively en gaged in . some sport, and 'by all outward appearance thoroughly enjoying themselves, both' old and yoting. But .all tilings, must .come to au end,; and shortly before ' sunset the children were . again gathered ; together, cakes arid lollies distributed, and before leaving the grounds, Mr. Rogers, ! their teac...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
i Richmond River Agricultural and Horticultural Society. rilHE THIRD ANNUAL MEETING of the JL above- SOCIETY will bo held in CASINO on THURSDAY, 25th MAY. ' ' ' ' ' Tho '. SCHEDULE 'viii shortly" bo' Published, and ENTRY -FORMS! winch'"should bo applied for early, can b\pbtai»ed of the Secretaries. Tho COMMITTESaEARNESTLY SOLICIT the' 0O-OPERATIOJT",t>k»all. Pei-sons"in .the District in carrying jßuxmgh/Eh« above SHOW. ALÊXR J. SIMPSON, ' JEFFREY GRIME, ' Joint Hononiry Secretaries.
Is Your Note Grood. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
Is Your Note Grooct. A P»nsto7i lawyer was cull vi on a nhort li-n". nsro l'y a hov,- wlio innmrodiif. ht Inri nov wnsfe paparlo sdi. Th? law ver liad n '-risp. i keen way of a«kimr. questions, un i is. moreover, ? n nulliodicnl mun.. Rn iinllinsr out a Innre drawer, lie exhibited his «toóle of .waste paper, M./ .... % .. ... . "Will you give' ino...two tihillings for that ?"."..... ..i TJn bnv. looked nt th ri papir doubtingly rt mmnout, und offered fifteen pince. ? "DOT* 1 " said (.'ii lawyer.- and (In?, paper, wu s rpii-'klv,transferred to tba bas. of Ibo. hov. whose eyes sparkled as jio lifted tho w«i«rhtv mass. .. .. ".. ... .? Not till ho Ind snfclv slowed it away, did In. armoiinee lb ut ho bud no.mnnpv;. ' " îTo mnnov 1 How do you expect to buy .pnmr. without, mnnnv ? " ? riot propnro.l to slut? cxncl.lv his pion .of oporutioin, the biv made no reply.' " T)n von consider your lido good ?" nsktvl the lawyer. . r . " Yes sir." '?? " Vorv well ; if yon snv your note's grind. I'...
A Lady and her Coachman. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
; ,Â; Lady;.and her, Coachman. A. RUMOUR that has proved too true ins been for some time current in Elgin regarding the flight from tho town of a lady and her coach man. , As far as can be gathered; the facts of the case are these :-A sturdy fellow about 30 years had been for 18 months , employed as coachman to the ; daughter of a late much-es teemed gentleman, a lady about 36 years bf age, who resided with her mother in . Elgin, and for some time past it. had been conjectured I that familiarity had sprung up between the lady and her coachman. The lady moved in I the highest circles of Elgin society, while, her man. servant was, in a former part of his life, a ploughman. Sincn receiving or gaining the good graces of - the lady,' -'the ^coachman-' has b'eeá' ' ever ' more looked af ter in the way of comfort than he was formerly, having it is understood, been led to alter his style of living higher than that of the common unre garded coachmen. The two seem to have concocted their plan...
New Fruits. THE ORANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
New Fruits. . . ' : THE ORANGE. ! THIS iwell-known fruit has been bneof the best paying fruit crops i as yet grown in¡these Colonies, as there is always a steady , demand for it in .:the Southern ¡¡ Markets, .while, if growers would:establish .agencies in the large :tpwn8,> and -'so : save; the: profits of those persons who go round and purchase, and then 8ell!¡to,the;dealers,the gains of the grower would-be larger. . Most-, people are aware of thc steady ? incomes .made by those, persons i.who'.-cultivate this fruit in and around Sydney, .and are also.aware of the;¡failure of that fruit' there some time since from . over : cropping. ! and ? Other causes, ¡ which waa (thought-r of ,- so 'much; importance; that . a . ; Government^' Commission was appointed to investigate into the causes of the disease, one or' two gentlemen being .deputed'to visit, tho . 'Orange Countries of-Europe to find a remedy, . -i-the result .being that a, different ¡mode of treatment of the trees was found...
Select Poetry. AN EDITOR'S SERMON TEXT—Do unto all Men as ye would be done unto. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
Select Poetry. . *. . - AN EBÏTOR'S SERMON. "T¿?.-Do unto all 3ta'uj«/woald b«.ajme.auto. TaVÍ&ítor sat in his sanctum, his countenan .furrowed -with care, ' 'His'numV^t-the bottom of Dttsincss, his feet the top'-éf a chair, His . chair-iiMi an elbow supporting, his rigi ._ hand uph&Üing his head, HÍB eyes on his (tlusty old table, With' diffurei ',' aodmnents spread : "? There were thirty tong pages from Howler, wi&lt; ' underlined capitals and stops, And a-short'disquisition from Growler, requofi iing his inewapaper^i topped; There1 were ¡ lyrics :'frota Gusher, the poe > concerning «weet doVrets and zephyrs, -'AridWiBtray-.rgem from" -Bîodder, the farine: describing a couple' of heifers ; TKëre'wére 'Billets from bea«tiful maidens, ar ' bills from a grocer or'two, : And his best leader hi beted 'to a letter whic inquired if he wrote it,' or'Who ? ' There were raptures Of pKasdsfrom writers &lt; . Wthe-Sveakly mellifluous sihool, -And'one>«f h...
The Art of Deception. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
The Art of Deception/ . Ono- of the most singular inconsistencies 'to be,observed in everyday life is. found in tho different manner in which the habit, of deception is regurded, according to tho ugo and position of those who practice it. Children,-as'soon ns tl'iby become capable of .distinguishing right from ! wrong, arc twight lo look upon deceit ns ono, of thc Svorst sins Hint cnn he commit tod., Boys, itt school i ure not only taught tho beauties of truth by their mastt rs, but,,in n certain rough fashion, rever, nco it among them .80lyes. A boy, for instance,-wlto parados ostentatiously to his mnster, an assumed btcnâihèiS óf.principle and submissiveness of demeanour ÍB Very sion branded with the odious title of. sneak. On,tho' other band, occasions rise in tchoobboy lifo when, by sticking to n- dclihcrñte -falser 'hood,:.a¡boy miry gnin himself the reputa tion bf Ú hero among- bisfelloWH. This, however,-is a detail ol' tho curious systom of School! oy morality, the unwritten ...
An Egyptian Fair. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
f^ÁxL Egyptian 'Fair. ^ , À'-"' correspondent u£ the Londt , Standard wrileH :-" The nomino! obje of, theso gatherings ÍB to do honor to ti " memory of Seyyíd Ahmett ol Badawe ', a pious sheik, renowned for his strengt . and prowess, who died some COO yea , ago, and to whose tomb pilgrimages a: i made from all parts of Egypt. Peculii sanctity attaches to the spot, which is sirj posed to possess among other virtues, ce \ tain miraculous powers in regard to thoi whoso maternal expectations have bee ,, disappointed,: and it is for this reason'fri quented by numbera of Arab women,- Tl: ] country for miles distant from Tanta presented, on tho occasion of our visi much tho appearance of the road to' El som on a Derby day, with tho advantag of being much more picturesque. A. though it was late in the afternoon endles streams of pooplo were to bo Been a wending their way toward the tall mina rets which indicate the presenco of th tomb of Tantah. Here'ono caine acroe a string of! at least a ...
Commercial. Casino, 6th April. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Star — 14 April 1877
i» ^¡...M « v'-i-T'-- OosinojiethiApril. Jar."'K'.íaiüBGJSQS, Auctioneer, roports os .follows':- ri ,oft;.i,TíivfHt?X ' ; -CATTLE.-On -Thursday. I-sold a.. few. Milch ;Oows and Heifers, at,.Mr. .Grady's Yards, which realized from £2 ÍQaj io £6 2s. 6d. A team of ,e)ght_Bulioçks bôçoughtt£^.4 per.,pair,^ ? ; , ÍHORSES.^-f bfferéd-'séve'ral^'üríiuglítTlíorses/ . /hut:'they wore passédj'thé"'.'reserves being too high. One marp was,disposed of, privately/for £22 10s.,' aiia threé 'others' for £03. . ; .LAN0.-^I idÍBposed;ofi;Mr. Grady's four lots: facing .Swamp Street, at £14 each, and two 'of &lt; ^ JM¿Z- Gúrtá)ñ"s_ at £11 10s. There is jrtill; ai ? demand for land on the South sideJ