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Short Story. A Paying Guest. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Short Story. A Paying Guest. . JOHN FOSTER FRASI5R, in Ibe j 'Weekly Sun.' ! It was either been nsa my iucouin was too small, or because our house was too large, or both, that Mni-y -nok it into her head we -ought to liave a lodger. Only Mary uevcr called the prospective1 bonruVr1 l-y liis proper name. She resented the thought of turning .our place into a lodging-house. She dis lil.-jifl lrulfrm-c Sim litwl on iilan f+lflt lodgers were hardly respectable people. I poiuted out to her that for seven years I lived in lodgings, but she got out of the difficulty by saying that in uiy case it was different When I asked her in what way, she told rue not to be stupid. Anyway, she said she was not going to have a strange man about, one who would take our breakfast-room and turn it into a sitting-room and fill it with smoke, who would put his feet on the chairs and let his cigar ash fall on the hearthrug, who would want everything set down in a book, and who would be so suspicious as to count...
Latest Telegrams. REUTER'S MESSAGE. SYDNEY, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Latest Telegrams. Renter's Heebaoe. SYDNEY, Fbiday. The same team will represent the colonies in the test match to-morrow ae on the last OC01B10D. . At yeeterelay's sitting of the Federal Con vention the question of the control of the railways wag again fully debated. Ulti mately all the amendments were withdrawn Id favor of a n-w olausc, which was carried. lute Sydney Town CUrk has been With drawn. The Public Service Board starts on a visit of inspection to the Trial Bay Prison to morrow. Ifot weather was again experienced in Melbourne yesterday, with further buah fires in the country. Mr. Ben Til'lett is payiog a visit lo Zeeban, Tasmania. The Hawkesworth divorce case haB not yet concluded.
A Deplorable Fashion. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
A Deplorable F.-isliion. In a pamphlet Issued by the Society for the Protection of Birds, it is stated that the month of May last was the culminat ing point of a deplorable fashion in London. Few bonnets and hats weiv to be seen without tlie adornment of a graceful spray of soft, fine plumes, with drooping or curly tips. These beautiful ' Bird : of .Paradise' feathers could be purchased in quantities at every milliner's shop, and the. assurance that they were real— which there is little reason to doubt ? ^uuiu^uautiiij' we cih-.ii.*cm» ihiacu in n.itr same spray, 'and forming- a contrast to these Soft ?plumes, might be seen the delieate..Osnrey tips, which have so long been In faslijon, and, in spile of . Hie cruelty Involved in obtaining them, are still largely used. During the season one warehouse alone, of tlie many that are engaged In the traffic so detrimental to bird life, lias disposed of no less than 60.000 dozens of these mixed sprays. Na- ' turally the Impression is preval...
John Norton in Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
John Norton in Court. At the Water Police Court, Sydney, on Friday week, John Norton appeared in answer to a summons charging him with having indecently assaulted Mrs. Annie Violet Leith, wife of W. B. Leitb, licensee of the Palace Hotel, Watson'a Bay. After some preliminary evidence the case was adjourned until Tuesday, bail being allowed. On Tuesday the case came on egain, and after some additional evidence bad been taken it was farther adjourned until Thurs day.
Thr Mote and the Beam. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Tlir Mote and tlie Beam. Much amusement has been created in Paris by the discovery that the Prefect of the Seine has Issued a circular to his '? subordinates begging them to be ex tremely careful with regard to their spelling, In which he misspells the word ' orthography' by leaving out the flrst ' h.' This has lea to a close scrutiny of the official utterances emanating from the Hotel de Ville. and poor M. Poir »ene is cnargeu wun Having committed other solecisms. Thus, in a report dated 2Sth February, 1S95, which was drawn up jy M. Cirebonval and signed by the Pre fect, it was represented that the tomb proposed to be erected for the burial of workmen accidentally killed while in the service of tlie Paris Municipality should be a sort -of ' semi-circle of rectangular form.' How a seml-circje can at tlie same time be a rectangle the report does not say. A French wag suggests that the confusion arose from the common use of the apparently opposite terms ' rond' (found) and ' carre' (s...
News in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Kews fa Brief. Heavy snow storms have occurred in the west of England, and many trains have been snowod tip. The Irish newspapers unanimously wel come the Irish Local Government Bill. The Singleton Mnnicipil Council has gone in for retrenchment, and has cut down wages and salaries by £70 per annum. The warrants issued in connection with the Atmospheric Gas Company charge Loe and Elliott with larceny. At the petroleum works at New P'ymopth (N.Z.) oil is showing freely in the bore, which is now down 2000ft. Seven hundred bales of wool have been recovered from the wreck of the Matauta in tbeS'raits of Magellan. Salvage opera tions have been stopped. Tho dtbut of Madame Albani at the Syd r.ey Town Hall on Wednesday evening was & great success. The building was crowded in every part, and the singer was in splendid voice. Arrangements have been made for the despatch of a German expedition to the An'ft'clic regions. It will explore the west const of Victoria Land, and will be absen...
The Sketcher. Concerning a Whistle. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Tlie Sketchier. : Concerning aA/Vhist!e. Why they had never thought of it be fore Dorothea could not imagine. Here was George, for the huudrcd-and-lirst tlnnv perhaps, standing on the door step iu 1 he rain, and wondering whether it was worth while to wait another ten niiuules on the chance of an empty cab crawling by, or whether it would be bettor to plunge at once into the thick of the discomfort and walk down to the rank, live miuutes distant. 'If we had a cab whistle this -wouldn't oc cur,' said Dorothea. George found this another instance of Dorothea's brilliant practicalness. So Dorothea, with that promptitude which characterises the woman of action, went, out after the rain had ceased to lind a shop that sold cab whistles. The Ironmonger had a large selection, aud performed with ear-splitting results u» several instruments. He seemed to en joy it, and insisted that Dorothea should hear his stock through. With a view to 1lio. remoteness of the cab-rank, she chose a peculiarly ...
Drinkable Sea Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Drinkable Sea Water. The latest scientific news is that ' sea water has been emvertea into a bever ape ! A little citic acid or citrate of silver Is added to Hie hriny liquid, chloride of silver Is nrecipitated,- and a harmless mineral vater is produced. An ounce of citrate r-mlers a half pint of water drinkable. .Seven ounces would furnish a shipwrecked man with water for a week The -question is how to «fif*iirp oitrflie to tie KhinwrpnWefl man It is recommended liat those who go to sea carry with then a bottle of citrate protected by an iniljxubher covering, or that such bottles shluld lie furnished in life preservers. If, wth presence of mind, shipwrecked folk renumber to take these with them, al'^the ajonies of .thirst por trayed in nautical stdjes may remain un realised fiction.' t ,
The Home. How She Keeps Her Freshness [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
The Home. How She Keeps Her Freshness Until the phjviniugical principles which account for tlie phenomenon are under stood, it must remain a very puzzling fact that an actress's life Rhould be more favourable to the preservation of good looks, and even of girlish fresh ness, than the life led by women who occupy their natural sphere and who cultivate — as they think — all the physical and moral virtues. A successful actress must work ex tremely hard, generally by artificial light and In a gas-befouled atmosphere. Her hours for work, meals, and sleep are all utterly bad from the hygienic point of view, and not unfrequently she makes bad worse by falling into those Bohemian habits which are an immemo rial tradition of her class. Her secret, apart from the laws regulating the ex pression and nutrition of tlie race, con sists chiefly of avoidance of monotony and petty worries— those arch enemies of feminine good looks and good temper. Her work, if arduous, is generally per formed fcolh ...
Harking Linens by Electricity. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Marking Linens by Electricity. An apparatus for marking linens in quantities, as for hotels, ships, &c, has been invented. It consists of a silver die, in relief, carrying the name it is desired to Impress. This is put Jn a press and forced down upon the linen, which is wetted. Under the linen is a carbon plate. The current from three or four Dechance batteries is- theh con nected to the apparatus for. two seconds, passing through the linen and the carbon pjate. This dissolves a minute portion of the metallic silver, and carries it into the pores of the linen. The current is then reversed for four seconds, ajid reduces the silver from the metallic state to oxide, which Is exactly tlie effect pro duced by passing- a hot iron over mark ing ink. Experiments show that the writing is indelible, and the operation very simple. A single die will make several thousand Impressions.—' Tlie Engineer,' 6th July.
An Alleged Swindle. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
An Alleged Swindle. What is alleged to be a huge swindle has just been exposed in Sjdney. Last Novem ber an American and an Englishman rented two rooms iu Elizabeth street and announced tbe discovery of a new process by which (hey could revolutionise the lighting of tbe wind, with tbe aid of an inexpensive chemi cal assixted by atmospheric gasses. For the nNuinMi.m nf thid inw fUlfi attrACfclVB AvGnt men were placed in two rooms, a gas engine was aho fixed up, various lights added and the place then thrown open to the inspection of anyone who felt an interest tn the matter. A number of persons came and inspected and departed filled with wonder, and visions of the vast and astuunding possioility. The discovei ers then announc d they were poor men and wanted £16,000 to placa the invet. tion on thu markets of the world. Pre liminaries were soon arranged acd «ha.ris, rushed by the public, bought at tirst at £10 eacb, sod the dimaud in them quickly seat them up to £75. Inthetarlv pat tot...
Deep Sea Trawling. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Deep Sea Trawling. After a very successful decpaoa trawling cruise, the Government eUamer Thetis re turned lo Sydney on Wednesday morning. The results of the' trip were must encourag ing, and tend to prove tbat traveling can be sucjufsfully carried on along the eastern 0-. asl of tbe colon?. 'I'hu experiment is (be result of years of agitation on die part of Mr. r rank Farneil, M.L A., who in the face of many difficulties ami much opposition, was at last successful in prevailing upuii the Government to Bet aside £1000 for the work of thoroughly exploiting our deep sea fishing grounds, The result of the experiment a j far hssnmply demonstrated beyond possibility of cnvil.that trawling on cur coast is practicable, and tint the fears entertained in some quarters that sharks nnd tlip presence of rocics woul.l prevent profitable fiebinp, have been shattered. It has also been shown tbat trawling can be successfully carried on with the tide, against and across tbf tide, nnd with the most e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Irritability, Lassitude, Severe Headaches, Biliousness. THB~nESUETS'OF A DISORDERED L1VEB, DISPELLED BY DU. WILLIAMS' PINK PILLS FOB PALE PEOPLE. (From the North Shore Timer ) ?' I was never sick in my life till I hnd a severe attnek of Infiueuea.1' So remarked Mr. John Hilton, of 28 Victuria-stretit, North Sydney, tn a reporter of the North Shore Times, and, continued he, -'that began my troubles. Ii !? ft me with a disordered liver, and 1 euffereJ from a series of acute attack* of biliousness ; in fact 1 was never quite free from them, I always felt biliousness. The attack used to commence with a violent hparlnrhn hptwpnn flip eves : this wns follow id by a feeling of heaviness iu butb head and limbs and a strong disinclination to move. I could not face the light, and was forced to go into my bedroom »nd pull down the blinds and lie on the bed. At such times the slighest sonnd would make me irritable ard angiy. I cot veiy low as the attack progressed, and tbc very thought of food ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Dr. H. B. Prafce Portland, Oregon, says : — ' I use Sander t Sous Pore V..l,.tile Eucalypti Extract principally for diseases of the nasal cavitv, thnat and lurnyx, and have found it verv efficacious »e a local ap plication as well as an iutem»l remedy, .?since I became acquainted with this pra pnrHti -n 1 used n- other form -?! Kucalyptue, as I think it by far the best.' Dr. J. M. Cormell, Kansas City Kans., says: — 'I use Sander & *oi« feucaljptt Extract frequently ae an antiseptic and for neuralgia and it has piven mi gr-at satis fact on. Care has to be exerdsed not 10 be supp'ied with spuiiou* preparations, as done by my supply tiruncist.' — Insist on getriog Sander & So s Euca.!yi-ti Extrict, or else you will be »u| plied with w .rthlea. oils.
Relative Strength of Metal and Timber. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Relative Strength of Metal and Timber. Cast-iron weighs 4441b. to the cubic foot, and a one-inch square bar will sustain a weight of lG.SOOlii.; bronze, weight 0201b. per cubic foot, tenacity 3G,0001t-.; wrought-'roii, weight 4S0I1)., tenacity bO.OOOlU; hard ' struck' steel, weight WMb., tenacity 78.0001b. ; aluminium, weight, IGOtb., tenacity 26,000*1). For stouter than the woods ; but, when we consider equal weights of the two mate rials, some varieties of woods will prove stouter than ordinary steel. A bar of pine just as heavy as a bar of steel an inch square will hold up 125,0001b ; ;he best ash, 175,0001b.; and some hem lock, 200.00011). Wo.1,1 is bulky. It oc cupies (en in- twelve times the space of r-teel Tlu.- figures are given in 'Scien- tific American,' 6th July, and Professor P.. H. Tliurston as the authority.
The Bell-ringer. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
The Bell-ringer. Hv John (Ivmifrtivl This is one of the best known of the many excellent songs left us by the late John Oxe-nford, dramatist mid critic. Its author, who was born at Oamber well in the year 3S12. was educated for Hie law, but while waiting for tlie briefs which never came he took to \vi-iiii..r -v». the st.-ige. and, finding this more con genial to his taste, and withal more pro litJiblo. lie adopted dramatic literature as a profession. He produced a great number of dramas and farces, amoug which may be named ' The Porter's Knot,' ' 1 and my Double,' ' A Day Well Spent,' and 'Twice Killed.' the latter having been played boUi as an opera and as a drama in various lan guages. He was one of the host drama tic critics of his time, and a frequent contributor to 'periodical literature In which an intimate knowledge of Ger man, French, Spanish, a.nd Italian writqrs was displayed. Ho was a Iluent aud graceful lyrist, and few song writers excel him in fertility of fancy and po...
Oysters and Mushrooms. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Oysters and Mushrooms. There are very few artioleaof diet left to us to which some faddist or other will not point with a finger of horror, and tell us that it Is a fruitful source or disorder or disease. Oysters have lately been found to be dire offenders in this way, and the dainty mollusc must not be eaten miles first cooked, to kill the dis ease germs which it gathers from the mud. Another delicacy in the shape of mushrooms has more recently come un der the inauisitoriaJ hnn. M, ,ci,,.. ,„„,,- from the fresh, green pastures are all right, but those grown, or rather forced for consumption In large cities and towns are all wrong. For they are mostly grown, we are told, on ' vile and rotting filth of every description, wiil^li is ga thered together in large town*,1 aria de livered to suburban and country mush room, growers.' The nmBliroiinKS' .not- only assimilate some of this vile stuff but the arrangem?nt of their um brrila-lllro hend is paitfcularly adapted for catching - vapour...
Timor. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 26 February 1898
Timor. (PSOM OCE CORRESPONDENT.) Very steady rain set in here on Saturday, 12th inBtant, convng from tbe northward and continued untl Thursday abont 10 p.m. Many of the creeks and gullies came down bank high. About six inches of rain fell. Tho mail from Nundle to Blandford was delayed, owing to the river being uncrois able A mob of about 903 bullocks passed throngh here on Monday, being portion of the last lot wtocn went through reneatlr from Queensland. Thty were in splendid condition. I hear that Mr. Copeland has been up to the silver mines tgain, and that he brought up an expert with him to pass an opinion on the mines. From what I can learn, the opinion vat that tbe mines are 1 ktly to be payable, anil Mr. Copeland intends to erect a crushing plant on the ground and thorough ly test the mines. If such turns out to be the case it will be a good thing for the dis trict. It is not often that I have the pleasure of reporting a wedding in our midst, but such has fallen to my lot this...