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SIX MILES A MINUTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
SIX MILES A MINUTE. An Araerioan inventor has just succeeded in completing the model of a submarine boat, which, it is claimed, will travel under water at the rate of six miles a minute, or about 360 miles in an hour. In other words, he will be able to have an early breakfast in Ne» York.-and lunch in London. In the time it takes an Atlantic liner to make one passage he will bo able to cross and rccross sixteen times. Tho inventor, who, by-the-way, has done other thiugs of the kind before, some of which are not altogether unknown to the Russian Govern ment, has been working for months upon his latest idea. His boat is constructed on a mechanical theory, which, when made known, will astonish the whole world. It is to be kept a secret, howrver, until his patents are secured.
DRAWING THE CIDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
DRAWING sTHE CIDER. To draw the cider wo were sent. We two on mirth aud mischief bent, She bore the candle flaring high : The old blue-figured pitcher I. What shaduws o'er the cellar wall Tossed, huge and shapeless, dim and tall : What e- rie sounds from rack lo bin, Aud casks that pent real spirits in ! The spigot turned, both heads bent low To rvatch the amber current flow, The candle-light llared strangely dim, The pilchtr must not over-b.i.i. So close, so clovi our faces drew. Our lips had touched beforo we knew ; And ere they parted -rogues disgraced, Sis quarts of cider went to waste.
CAUGHT AND SAVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
CAUGHT AND SAVED. 'Ed, I am in a quandary,' said Fanny Jessop to her husband. . ' Cousin Mollie is to be married on .Tuesday, and wants us to atteud tho wedding.*1 ' Well ?' said Mr. Jessopj inquiringly. '?How oan we go and leave Jennie alone here.? It is the first time she has visited ub.' i aice ner aiong. ' Ob, no, Bid ! You know how small Aunt Meg's house is ; and the wedding in to be striotly private.' I . ' Then I suppose we must stay at home,' aaid Mr. Jessop, philosophically. ' To tell the truth, that won't break my heart.' 'No, I believe you'd never go anywhere if you could help yourself,' pouted Fanny. ' But Moll will be awfully disappointed. Why do things never seem to happen right in this world ?'' ' Is that a conundrum P' -a pleasant voice broke in. Tbe door had opened noiselessly to admit a yonng lady. ' Don't you know what Josh Billings says about the 'cussedness of the inanimate r' Which is the nearest anyone oan come to a solution of the riddle ?' ' Well,' laughed F...
OCCUPATION LICENSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
OCCUPATION LICENSE. The Crown Lands Agent will offer for sale by public auction at Tumut at noon on Tuesday, the 29th November next, tho right to occupation license of the vacant Crown land as follows : — Lot No. 57, being part of. lute Lower UUOUlu^UUUlU 1IUU, UUUUV IV U111DD from Tumut; 53,740 acres, parishes Jibeen, Baloo, Nimbo and Coleman, county Buccleuch. The country is very rough and mountainous, and the water supply is Goobagandra River, and Baloo Arm or Peak River. An nual upset license fee for each section of C40 acres. £1 10/-.
WONDERFUL APPETITES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
WONDERFUL APPETITES. One hundred years ugo gluttons were pitted against each other in eating competition!, and the revolting speetuolo was anxiously witmssed by the respective supporters. From St. Simon's description of LouiB XlY.'s appetite, the Grand Monarquo would have made a vory creditable figure hi suy entiug contest ; and some persons can certainly cousumu (and possibly actually ? ,,;»\ rimiMu tin, amount of food which is needed by more abstemious neighbours. There is a story of a Norfolk labourer who would readily eat a couple of quartern lou ves at one sitting— when he could obtain them, which was not always possible. In the early days ot the 16th century Kent boasted a champion gormau diBer named Nicholas Wood, whose feats in tl.e eating line seemed almost incredible, in view ot our modern degenerate powers of digestion. ' A. whole sheep, and that raw,' ' thirty dozen pigeons,' ' a wholu hog and a peck of damsons,' ' 8+ rabbits,' are mentioned as forming some of bis ' sing...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
Our Directory. — - — *—_ — BIBO, W., Ironmonger, &o., Sheiidan «.l.eut. ? , /'^AUVEttALl,, A., Koyul Hotel, SUovi \y dun-street. .' -?' CORNrtrr BROS;, goneral storekeepers, Wilhi'lm-streft. , DODL) ami CO., geueralj ulorekei-pars, _ Sheridan-street . IJUKLD and K12LLV, Tailois, Sheridan J Snet-t. ? GIUFlil.V AUD Weekea, solicitors and nthilavit oommiaaioner--, Wilhelin-st. KYLE, W. K., Auctioneer, Stout, SU tioii and GoMorul Com. Agent. 'T GOMES, J., liiiirdieaner and tobacco I J nist, Sheridan-street. MAt-HEN & SON, Auctioneers, etc. Agents f ir Harvesting Machinery. SOLOMON, P. and S., Storekeepers Wilhclin-slrret. ' rpRACli^, MBS. A., Club House Hotel, JL Sligrn'a''-Btr»eN ? Gunda£ai Independent. ; v WICDNKSIMY, NOVEMBER 2, 1S98.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
V^wJULULULL/ UC3UL UJUL JL^wJJJLIJOJL C&uJLw djJLILi i-'GUNDAGAI ^.DEPENDENT; ;\ f L-- And Pastoral, -Agricultural and Mining Advocate., -'-'' ' 'l , -. _ ~ ? 0— — — — — ' ' ''-?' .-/*-» -V- r-UELISHED ON WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS* ..? '' . '^ijj':\ The INDEPENDENT will- be run on broad and liberallines, and will ^0\, contain all the latest Political, Commercial, Mining, Sporting and General '/ r News. A good Serial Story will be commenced in an early issue, as we well know that people like a peep at the sentimental, as- well as serious ;?, ? side of Life. . * 'We have made arrangements with a Leading Sydney Lady Writer to contribute us a Chatty Letter overy week on Topics dear to female hearts, »*'-- The INDEPENDENT will contain- News from - District Centres, t f contributed by Reliable Correspondents. :f - ? ; ? — ? \ **^-- ? 1^ ? : ? : ? ''*' '- ' «.- .~ --^^ ? ? _—?-..— ? -?— — ^ «7Btn-»» „-_ life *?? '-? l^bKDINARY ADVTS. . . PAR. ADVTS. ;. V) * First Inch - - 3s One Inc...
TOWN TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
TOWN TOPICS. ? —A ? 1 ? Ciuckkt ma'ch to-day— Munied v. Single. Ashton's Qircus on Thursday even ing next. Mn. Barnes, M.P., was in town yesterday. The crickrt match botween jSTnngus and Gundagai did not take place on Suturdny last, owing to the inclem ency of tho weather. ft^n. Newth, who hn8 heon ap pointed first observer nt Mt. Koaeius ko in place of Mr. Ingleby, is not yet 23 years of age. Tkndeus close ' on Monday, 14th November, for conveyance of mails to and from Tutnut and Adelong and Adolong nnd Sharp's Crtek. Mr. C. E. Wesxon has secured the services of Miss Clanoy, a city lady, for to supervise a drvBsmakinpt'depart ment in connection with hia business. The following gold-mining leasa has burn declared void : — B. F. Marks, gl 89, 3 aores 3 roods 38 perches, county 'Wynyard, paviah Calafat. Row at the local Chinese garden on Sunday betweon two Chinamen. One of the parties to the quarrel — which is alleged to have originated over a game of dominoes — had h's arm badly brok...
"LOG-ROLLING." [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
'LOG-ROLLING.' The Legislative Assembly has by a majority of 36 votes, Jl . confirmed the purchase of the - tramline from Broken Hill to Tarrawingee, for the sum of £15,000. The' reasons ad vanced bv members in support «, of the purchase was that it ^?-^WDtrld open up a big scope of ?- 'country and give employment ?-. to a'number of people. Yet 'V Parliament had for its guid ' ance the opinions of three ex 'Nperts, who pen-onaily inspected ,- *.the proposed purchase, but the reports of these gentlemen seemed to carry but very little height. Mr. Alexander, an officer in the Woi-ks Depart ment, reported that it would cost £15,000 to put the line in 'working order ; Mr. Colqu - houn, of the railways, put the -„ annual loss ou the line down at £1,7.20 ';? and the Railway Commissioners, while granting -that the working of the line would be of material benefit to those living in the surround ing district, opposed the pur chase on the ground that it would show a big annual loss in the reve...
A FATAL ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
A FATAL ESCAPE. A correspondent sends the following to a Cal cutta paper : — Just now the weather is very hot and still, and the seu is calm, so there has been a good deal of touring about the islands. When visiting the North Sentinel Island on March 30, an event, which should act as a. wur'oiug to convicts intending to escape, happened. The Elphinstone anchored off the south end of the island, where there is a break in the surf, and a good landing can be effeoted at about noon, and soon afterwards a party of men from the Suffolk Regiment landed to explore thn jungle. They were warned that the island was peopled by a tribe of Andamanese, who, though few in number, were very hostile to all comers ; but ' Tommy ' did not put himself out on account of ' they Andamauese,' aud was inclined to laugh at warnings. The remainder of the party waited till the evening to land. One of the first sights to meet the eyes of the soldiers was the corpse of a Hindoo on the edge of the water, pierced w...
THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND HIM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND ' .. ..????:? --;?.'.-.-.:: -HIMt.. -.. ?? ? - ?. ' George Grayling, of South Africa, and Lord . Bodmiu,uf Tiverdou House, Park-lone, had just met, for the first time for two years, on Sunday morning, near the Acbillos Btatue. I '?' Tes, I got buck late lust night,' said Gray- I 'ling, surveying fie black leafless trees and the ' '. drab tinted fronts of the. stately English I ? houses with a look of intense aat'wfaotion in his culm blue eyes. ' It is three yeurs since I ? last n'.b Tool in London. Nothing seems altered, and yet I suppose everything is changed. ? What's the earliest hour at which a man may venture to call on old fritmds on Sunday morn ? ing ?' i ' Oh, give 'em till half-past one 1' said Lord Bodmin.' ' People go to church and lie in bed : on Sunday mornings, now. _? What did they do three years ago, I wonder ?' .. Lord Boilmin glanced at bis friend, and a good-humoured smile lurked about his lips. He had gone on u shooting tour with this tawn...
CRICKET. GUNDAGAI V. THE PRINCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
CRICKET. GUNDAGAI V. THE PRINCE. Gundaoai played ? their initial match of the season oa Saturday last, when they journeyed to the Prince of Wale?, and met the local team. The Gundagai team was by no means re presentative, only half a dozen be longing to the town, the rest of tho the team being gathered together on the ground. The Prince, wera with out tho pervicas of their ' demon' bowler Dale, who played such great havoc with the Nangus wickets tlio previous Saturday, but still were not bo weak as Gundagai in the bowling line. The match did not commence until 2.30 p.m., and stumps were, as arranged, drawn at 6 o'clock. Guudagai went first to the wickets, and totted up tho respectable score of 103, although only .three batsmen succeeded in reaching double ilguros. The bowling honours wore ovoaily divided, although (Goodwin secured about the best average, going on late and playing havoc with the tail of the team. At the call of time Prince of Wales bad 4 wickets down for 9G runs, req...
PENNY POSTAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
PENNY POSTAGE. . Mn. Babites, M.P., is no't going to let the agitation for the extension of tho penny postage svstem to Gunda gai drop. The Minister some time ngo refused his request for penny po^tage within a 15-mile radius, giv ing as his reason for so doing that Gundagai P.O. did not return the necessary £2,500 per annum in reve nue. Mr. Barnes has been investi gating and finds that the system is in voguo in a number of districts — Cootamuudra. for one — in the colony which do not give the required le turn, and.faila to see, why Gundagai should be treated differently from other parts. Consequently ho is going to aak for a return of all these places, and then requost that we here should bo dealt with in a spirit of fairness.
STATION AND FARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
STATION AND FARM. New potatoes from the Clarence River realised as high a3-£13per ton in tbe Syd ney market last woek Up at Buderim Mountain, Queensland, that place is nowa p:otnre to look at. The-e passion fruit grows wild on the roads ; also cupe gooseberries, uud m*ny a nice little cheque U received by the residents on the mountain for thesa crops. A. nawera, jN.Zi , prower suys ho is trying raising potatoes on a new method. He lays the aeed on the ground, and oovers it with stable manure. Soon the shoots oome ' ?-.'. through, and then a littlo enrth wns put on . top !o keep ihe fros' off. The potatoes have made rapid growth ; much quicker than by setting the seed in the ground. The above method has been trkd in New Ilymouth with the best results, prolific crop3 having beun raised in a vory short time. China men also grow potatoes in this way. It ia no new method. But, owing to the in creased amount of attention that is required to protect the crop, it is not likely to come into ...
THE NEW R.C. SCHOOL. LAYING THE STONE BY BISHOP GALLAGHER. AN ABLE ADDRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
THE. NEW E.C. SCHOOL. LAYING THE STOiSTE ' BY BISHOP GALLAGHER. AN ABLE ADDRESS. On Sunday morning last there was a l.ir#e gathering of people within the precincts of St. Patrick's Church, Gundagai, the occasion boing the laying of the foundation stone of the new R.C School. There were presont people of all classes and denominations and the country oentres were well repreaentrd, people from Gobaralong, Coolac, Wngra, and Brungle, being present. About 10.30 p.m. a proces sion was formed in the convent yard being headed by tho ' Children of Mary' Society members, carrying their bannerettes. These were followed by a lar^je number of school girls, dressed in white, also carrying bannerettes ; then came half-a-dozen acolytes— one aa eross-bearor-^-then the school boys, followed by Bishop Gallagher, and Father Donovan, the general public bringing up the rear. After marching round the church grounds, the proces sion hulted at tho foundation stone corner, where the Bishop blessed the etone,...
ALTERATION OF MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
ALTERATION OF MAILS. The timo for the arrival and depar ture of country mails — consoquont upon train alteration — havo been changed, and we havo been courteous ly supplied by the Postmastor, Mr. Smith, with a copy of tho now time table, which oamo into operation yes terday (Tuesday). It is as follows : — Leave Qnnd'ijtni railway (station, 9.25 n. in ; urrive Gundagai, 9 .'!3. Leave — Gundagai, 10.15 n.m ; South Gun dagai, 10.25 ; Aclelong Oros inn, 11.15. Arrive — Hr.»hamBtown, 12.35 ; Shapard'h Town, 12.45 j Adelong, 1.15 ; Gihnore, ?2. 15 ; Tninut, 3.30. Leavi Tutuiit, 9 45 n.m. Arrive-Gilmore, 10.30 ; Adoloug, 'HAS. Leave Adelong. 12 15 p.m. Arrive — Slieplmrd'a Towd, 1 p.m. ; Gra hams i own, 1.10 ; Adolong Oiosnirg, 2.45 ; South tiumlitgni, 4 ; GmuTagai, 4:15. L'avo (jur.dagiii, a p.m.; uriive railway station, f-. 15. Leave. Gii ndng.n', 10.15 a.m. y Ariive— Brunglo, 12.15 p.m ; Goctip, 12 4? ;Tmnul, i:-io. ,; Liave— 'J.'nmut, 12.15 p.m ; Gociin, 1.15 ; Brungfe, 2 15. : , Afriv...
FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
FIRE. On Saturday night last Mr. J. Kelly, tailor, hod o very unpleasant exporionse, whinh, happily, - did not terminate in anything serious. Mr. Kelly had retired to rost, and was in* the aot of divesting himself of his shirt, when that garment suddenly toak Ore— evidently having ooroe in contact with a lighted candle rest ing on the chair close by. With groat presonce of mind, Mr. Kelly dexterously tore the burning article from hiB body and plunged it into a jug of water, but not before the shirt was almost completely destroyed. Some of the burning tpirks fell on the countorpano and ignited it also, but Mr. Kelly queuched this out bronk before uny groat damage was done.
CRICKET MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
CRICKET MATCH. This afternoon the M.-.rried v. Single match takes place on the local cricket ground. Teams : — Miirried— D. H. Walker, W. B. Lucas \V. E. Kyle, E. E. Weekes, W. T. Griffin, G. R, MeJKenzie, A. J. Cnnvr, A. Pago, E. l.eavy, A. Klworshy, J. W. Glasby, W. 11. Elliott, H. Pennia. Sinelo — W. Moore, A. EHotr, J. Rosp, G. Rurke, Q. E. Moles worth, H. Brainc, B.bo, C. Bourke, Sul liv.m, M. ' Mnehen, JR. Higgins, J. Mo Alistcr, G. Passlotv.