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Night's Horrid Plague. Keeps Thousands Awake—Makes Life a Misery. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Night's Horrid Plague. Keeps Thousands Awake — Makes Life a Misery. The plague of the night. That's what it is. ' And it isn't confided to night time alone. . The dav has its share. Breedi misery hy night. ..Breeds profanity by day. You know what it is. Piles! , Yes I You have guessed it. ? Nearly drives you crazy. Hard to bear, hard, to get rid of, Can't find lelief. ''' But wait a minute. Yes, you can, too. It's a case of knowing how. Knowing how moans relief. It means get the right thing. 1 1 means Doan's Ointment. What will it do ?: It will go right to .work. Go right at it. '£ Relief comes first. '? Of course you feel bettor. ; . You can sleep and rest. ?: ? But that's not all. What next ? . Cure! ,. ,,. ..-..,. : Relief's good. Cure is best. Doan's Ointment will do it. All itching skin diseases disappear. ?Under the soothing influence of Doan's Ointment. Hero is proof of it : Mr W. McDonald, of Talbragar street, Dubbo, is a young married man and the proprietor of a well-known ...
A TAMWORTH EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
A TAMWORTH EXPERIENCE. After referring to many defects in the Tamworth water supply, just be- &nbsp; ing made, an advice reads : — 'Leakages occurred on the pipe- &nbsp; line between Tamworth and Moor Greek last summer, and when the wa ter was 'most urgently needed the sup ply gave out', and ;for months no wa ter was flowing in the street mains. Now serious trouble is foared at the storage reservoir, particularly as a fair sized stream is flowing in, and the weight of the volume of water already impounded must be enormous. The pipes too, are-still .--leaking as badly aa ever whenever pressure is put on. A water rate of Is: in the £ has been levied, aud is now; beins collected. Ratepayers are still ignorant as to what the total costjbf the works will be. Tho Government estimate was £37,500, but it isSsuppos'ed now that it will reach £50,000. The Council months ago asked to': be supplied with particulars regarding the total cost, but the Works Department up to the i re...
COUNTRY WATER SUPPLIES. MR SHARKEY SPEAKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
COUNTRY WATER SUP- PLIES. ME SHARKEY SPEAKS. In a recent issue of the Daily Tele- graph, the Works Department was re- sponsible for a defence of its actions regarding country waterworks. As everyone knows, these works are us- ually estimated to cost a certain amount, but when the works come to be executed, it is often found that the actual cost is greatly in excess of the estimate. Mr J. P. Sharkey, civil and hydraulic engineer, goes bald- headed for the Works Department, and after caustica is criticising cases, thus attacks the attitude of the Govern- ment, and exposes (from his point of view) the consequences of Government supervision: — 'The Minister for &nbsp; &nbsp; Works, in the exercise of his power, as lately reported, decided that the Cobar water scheme should be carried out by its own officers, notwithstand- ing that I had offered to guarantee my estimate of cost (£16,500) by placing to the credit of the Council in a Cobar bank the sum of £1650, which was t...
Municipal Appeal Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Municipal Appeal Court. On Tuesday last a Municipal Appeal &nbsp; Court was held in the Court House before MrBrown, P.M. and Mr Mathews, J.P. Messrs Clifton aud Ward, Council valua- tors, appeared to support their assessments. Mary Andrew. Appeal against the assessment of three cottages in Dalton Park, at £26 each. John Andrew appeared for appellant. Mr Leah, Council Clerk, who appeared for the Council, elicited from Andrew that the tenants were paying 10s per week. Valuation upheld. J. H. Jeffery. Appeal against the assessment of £60 per year on his residence in Dalton Park. S. R. Wood (valuator) said he valued the house at £60. It was in thorough repair. The house would be worth 15s per week. To appellant, witness admitted that he did not go inside the fence to value the place. He had his hands on the fence. He could not say, roughly speaking, how far he was from the house. H. S. Clifton thought £60 was a fair value. He knew the place as he repaired the house recently, but...
A Friend in Need. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
A Friend in Need. The following story comes from Newcastle, where not so very long ago Mr William Filmer, a highly rospoctoJ &nbsp; resident of Abbott Street, West Mait- land, N.S.W., met an old friend. Tho fact of the meeting being unantici pated added a further charm to it. Mr Fi mer tells the correspondent of si contemporary how the gentleman he met provnd to be a friend in need, anil in a way he did not ex ect. Mi Filmer had for about 80 years beeu a sufferer from chronic diarrhoea, anl on the advice of his friond, who had suffered for 10 years from the suane complaint, but was curod hy Dr. Williams' pink pills, re:ol «-1 to test the virtues of this great mwlicine in his own case. Speaking of his com plaint Mr Filiier says : — ' At times I Mr Filmeb. (from a photo.Y was affected in a most alarming man ner, and notwithstanding all my care with regard to diet I suffered terribly. I fell away to a mere skeleton, grew weak, lost all confidence in my powers, and finally got s...
Wrightville. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Wrightville. (From our own Correspondent.) Since my last report things have taken a turn for the better. We have water in the tanks. The old familiar sound of the stampers (so long silent) is now welcome music day and night. The people, too, are going in for purchasing land, and everything out here seems to have a permanent tone. The new Council is almost a settled thing. The social held under the auspices of the Progress Committee was a brilliant success. The working com- mittee, Messrs Scanlan, Lew, and Bax, deserve great credit for the man- ner in which everything was carried out, the supper was supplied by the ladies of Wrightville, and a real first class supper it was, there being plenty of food left to give the School children a treat next day. Without a doubt, the ladies showed their appreciation of the work the Committee has been doing by the way they responded in entering for the social, which was got up to defray expenses incurred by the Committee. The music was supplied b...
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
MINING. The clean up of the Occidental mine last week, and which was briefly re- ported in our last issue, has been sufficiently satisfactory to warrant the advance in the value of shares which has taken place since the cyanide plant was started. These shares are now in the vicinity of 7s, and a fur- ther increase is probable. £1700 worth of gold, won in a few weeks, is no small item. We understand that after paying working expenses the di- rectors were able to reduce their over- draft by a very considerable amount. With plenty of water this mine should soon be numbered amongst the divi- dend paying ones. The cyanide works have proved very satisfactory, and un- doubtedly the process enhances the value of the property very much. The 504 ounces obtained were the result of &nbsp; five weeks' cyanide treatment and three weeks for the battery. At the cyanide works the machinery for the new winding plant has arrived. Now they will be able to truck from the ground level of the heap...
Restdown. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Restdown. At Restdown the Victoria claim, a crushing from which averaged about 8dwts to the ton, has a reef varying in width from 18in to 2ft. They have not sunk far yet. The East Good Friday, from which Messrs Spain and Caldwell crushed five tons for 15 ounces gold, is down about 25 feet. The ore was taken from the bottom of the shaft where the reef is about 12 inches wide. It carries good gold from the surface to the bottom. — Messrs Goodwin and party have com- menced work on the Girl in Blue, and the shaft is down nearly 100ft, on a 12 inch reef, carrying coarse gold. This is the deepest shaft on gold on the field. -- The battery has given sat- isfaction to patrons, by whom it is de- scribed as a good amalgamator.
(From our Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
(From our Correspondent.) I regret to say the welcome rain we have had lately has not caused any increased activity on the different claims out here, and unless something is done at once to raise stone my next report will be that the stamps are hung up for want of stone — not water. The frosts have been very severe out here this week. The battery has been idle since Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning it was found that the steam tap of the pump was broken, and not being able to repair it on the field, the battery is stopped until another tap is obtained from Cobar. It will con- tinue crushing Victoria Camp stone then. There is, perhaps, a week's crushing there and then — finis.
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
BREVITIES. Goold's Great Sale now on. England has experienced great heat lately. &nbsp; Mr Lakeman left for Tocumwal on Tuesday. Mr Floyd is Secretary of the Cobar School of Arts. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Read Mr A. Ferguson's new tailor- ing advt. in this issue. Cobar post office improvements are slowly proceeding. The Perthshire left Sydney last week having been repaired. A telephone office has been es- tablished at Bogan Gate. Percy Cavill has challenged English swimmers to a mile race. A notice to teamsters passing through Paddington station appears in this issue. Remember Mr J. M. Scott's auction sale of Mrs Barker's furniture this afternoon. The London Jockey Club has sus- pended Tod Sloan for disobedience at the post at Sandown. The leading bicycle manufacturers of New York have combined with a capital of £8,000,000. A boon to cigarette smokers, Wills' celebrated imported ' Capstan' Cigar ettes 4d per packet of 10. At the second bore...
Local and General [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Local and General Closed Down. — Mr M. J. Brown announ- ced in tbis issue that the private road, known &nbsp; as. 'To Nymagee Station Road' has been &nbsp; &nbsp; closed' and any person damaging any of the five new fences will be prosecuted. So, &nbsp; trespassers, beware! &nbsp; Sudden Death. — Elizabeth Jones, aged 69, dropped dead at her home in Cobar on Monday last from heart disease. The Coroner dispensed with an inquest. The body of deceased was interred on Tuesday by Mr E. Blundell, undertaker. BROKEN LEG. — Whilst riding a bicycle in Dalton Park on Monday afternoon, Edith Page, a girl of about 14, tried to avoid a gutter, and in doing so ran against a post and received a bad fall. One leg was frac- tured. Dr Robinson reduced the fracture. Severe Frost. — One morning last week a very severe frost was experienced on many stations around Cobar, especially at the Rookery. This would have the effect of cutting down all young grass and herba...
LONDON. THURSDAY [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
LONDON, Thursday The French Nationalists' news- papers are furious at General Negrier's disgrace. Dreyfus is suffering an attack of malarial fever. Speaking in the Spanish senate, General Weyler declared that a revolution would probably take place in Spain in order to bring about the regeneration of the country.
MASON'S FIVE DOLLARS [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
MASON'S FIVE DOLLARS. &nbsp; Of course, you un- derstand, Kate, that passing counterfeit bills is reprehensible. I don't happen to remember just what the penalties are, but they're severe. I'll look them up, if you think it worth while. The major, snug in the embraces of bis big leather chair, ohuckled softly at his own suggestion. Bin daughter shook her bead. «l.e was standing before the great fire, with one foot resting on the fender, her wraps thrown back, ami her hands stretched towards the cheery blaze. She made a pretty pioture, the major realised, with the flrelitsht plajing over ' her trim Bguro and burnishing the gold of her lmir, and with the little touch oF langour about her which came as the reaction after brisk exercise iu the open air. 'You're a, viotim of ciroumstnnces, certainly,' he went on. ' Naturally you believed yourself proteoted by tbe^oBlietiable feminine rights of lire, liberty, and the pursuit of bargains ; logically you supposed that tho 5 dol. bil...
Football. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Football. On Saturday, August 5th, a match will be played on the local ground between the Cobar Football Club and the Federals for the Cobar premiership. Those olubs have already played three draws this season, and both sides are confident of victory this time, &nbsp; so the match should prove interesting. The Seoretary of the Town Club has received a letter from Mr R. S. Moxham (Secretary Bourke Pioneer Football &nbsp; Club), stating that he would endeavour to get a team to visit Cobar this season, thank- ing the Cobar footballers for their offer of financial assistance.
HITS AND BITS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
HITS AND BITS. Rather a Pleasant Ascent. — Rising to dis- &nbsp; &nbsp; tinction. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; A man who can't sing and will sing should be made to swing. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Jones : I say Miss Brown, how Is it that yon are always oub when I call P— She i Oh, just) luok I '?? ' ? ? ' ?.-.?'.?? ?.;? ;.-..:?*.* - -. ? Tbe tombstone is about tbe only thing that can stand upright and ab the same time lie ou its face. ♦ ? * ? '?'?*?? Ib is a coasolation - when another man is In trouble to think that it will prove a valuable lesson to him. ' *#* ' : 'Well, Johaaie, I he«r you go. to school now.' 'Yes.' ' What part of it do you like .-? best?' ' Comin' home.' # #. ' ' ; Dr. Emdee : My man, you are sadly in ueed of change,— Hardup : Y«i ; but Toilled you an a medical, not as a financial expert, *#* ' ..-? ? Evangelist : My lad, do yon want to go where all the other sinners a...
Telegrams. SYDNEY. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Telegrams. SYDNEY. &nbsp; Friday. The Temporary Supply Bill has passed all its stages in both Houses. The results of the Federal referen- &nbsp; dum in Victoria are : — For, 145,090 ; against, 9,605. There is still a large number of returns to come in. Un bounded enthusiasm prevailed right throughout the -colony, and the affir mative vote far exceeded the most san- ? guine expectations. In every elector ate the opponents of the bill were swamped by votes cast in its favor. The debate on thb Addressin-Keply was concluded at 4 a.m. yesterday. Mr Storey's amendment was negatived by 56 to 7. The Address was adopted on the voices. A two months Supply Bill was intioduced, the amount being £1,497,500. The Premier says the Government intend making provision for those civil servants who were retrenched by the Public Service Board prior to the date when they would be entitled to a pen sion. Their right to a pension would be recognised, even if it would be nocessary to alter th...
THE JUNIORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
THE JUNIORS. On the same morning fifteen of the Cobar juniors visited Nyngan, and played a junior team of the Nyngan boys before the big match commenced . The Cobar boys were beaten by 8 points to 5. The match was also a very good one. The juniors were entertained at a dinner at Mrs Simp- son's Hotel the same evening.
With the Footballers. COBAR v. NYNGAN. THE MATCH DRAWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
With the Footballers. COBAR v. NYNGAN. THE MATCH DRAWN. The Cobar footballers journeyed to Nyngan on Wednesday to play the return match with the Nyngan players. Fourteen put in an appearance. On arrival at Nyngan, the visitors were met by the Nyngan players, and an adjournment was made to Barrett's Hotel, where Mr Byrne, Mayor of Nyngan, officially welcomed the visi- tors to the town. In the afternoon, about 3.30, the two teams lined out. The players were : NYNGAN— Fullback — A. Smith. Three-ouarters — Moir, Freeman, and H. Donnelly. Five Eighth— N. Suttor. Scrum half — Saunders. Forwards — Sutherland, Barrett, W. Freeman (centre), J. Smith, R. Dunn, W. Weston, Bray, Davey, and Gor- don. COBAR. &nbsp; Fullback — C. Shannon. Three-quarters — Frost, Sutton, and Geo. McDonald. Five-Eigthth— G. Edwards. Scrum-half — McLeod. Forwards — Duffy, Finch, Bates, Power, Scott (centre), O'Donnell, Balfour, Hurst, and Wilson. Mr Quinn acted as referee, and Messrs Freeman (Nyngan) and McLe...
Juvenile Dance. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
Juvenile Dance. On Thursday evening a juvenile dance was held in the Masonic Hall, when there was, as usual, a very large gathering. The little ones enjoyed themselves to their hearts' content un- &nbsp; til 10 o'clock, after which adults were admitted. Both fixtures were great successes, socially and financially, and the funds raised should go a good way towards the building fund. The management will clear about £25 when all returns are in.
General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 July 1899
General News. Lotteries originated in ancient Rome. One-third of the population of the world speak the Chinese language. A Frenchman has invented a duplex piano, at which two people can play on different keyboards at the same time. The stars on the United States coinage are six-pointed, while the United States flag carries five-pointed. &nbsp; &nbsp; Some naturalists believe that hares never drink, but got enough liquid for thoir needs in the dew on the grass which they oat. Four hundredweight of sealing-wax . per month is used by the Great Seal, of which the Lord Chancellor of England is the official custodian. Only two rulers of Russia since Peter the Great havo died a natural death — Catherine II. and Alexander III., the father of the present Czar. Smoking a pipe of a medium size, says a statistician, a man blows out of his mouth every time he fills the bowl 700 clouds. If he smokes four pipes a day for twenty years he blows 20,440,000 smoke clouds. In Germany it ...