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Victoria v. England. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
Victoria v. England. Tub socond match botwoon tho Englishmen and Victorians wns eommoncod at Molbourno on Friday, and concludod ou Tuosday, tho Englishmen winning by 7 wickets. During tho lattor part of tho «amo tho wickot was very soft. Tho scores 111 tho first innings woro : Victoria, ,'J2S ; England, 279. Victoria socond inuingti. - McLeoil 20, 'Worrall -11, Trotfc 7, Brnco 12, Johns -1, Rocho-1, Gillor 1, Rush 0, Stuckoy 2, Trumblo 7, Laver n.o. 19, sundries 0, total, 132. England, second innings— Board 15, Wainright 43, McLaren 21, Ranji u.o. Gl, llay word, n.o. 39, total, with sundries, for throe wickots, 18-1.
Poultry Notes. Profitable Poultry Breeding for the Local and English Markets. PART X. The Mediterranean, or Nonsitting Breeds. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
Poultry Notes. 0*rofU:«l»lc Poultry nereeriin?; i'or tISte (Local am«l n3ng;Iisli iVBui'kcts. From the. AgrieuUnrul Gazette of N.S. W. BY OEO. BUADSKAW. ? Jb. ? PART X. The mediterranean, or Won Sitting ISreeris. ? «, ? Whcro eggs aro tho only object in view in poultry keoping, what- are known as tho Mediterranean Broods will bo found tho most profitnble, tho most popular being Minorcus, Spanish, Andiilusian, IU1U iju.miin lit}. Aiiu uiiuu ijuua ijl uuusu varieties nil Inivo largo, single, perfectly upright combs ; the hons' combs also large, soft, and falling ovnr to 0110 side. Tlioy an; all rather long in tho legs, and tho bodies aro not so heavy as in several othor vnrioties. They have whit.o ear lobes, and aro prolilic layers of good sized white eggs. Aro rather deficient in breast meat., honco aro not regarded as useful table fowls. Minorca.^. This breed, as it, existed a number of years ago, wa3 a more compact bird than that exhibited at tho present time. They havo large, even...
BAD TEMPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
BAD TEMPERS. Without temper man would be but an inane mortal. But it is a terrible thing to possess a bad temper, and a more terrible thing to give way to it. Men and women who allow their tempers to rule them ruin their lives and spoil the lives of those around them — in fact, do infinite harm by often committing small, contemptible acts which amount to positive cruelty, and which in sane moments (for passionate temper is surely a form of insanity) they would not dream of doing. Through bad temper we lose the respect, confidence, trust, and goodwill of all who know us ; and we become oured and embittered with our lot and life in general through allowing the arch-fiend to enslave us.. Sometimes bad temper is inherited and clings to a person through life far more than kindred, friends, and pos sessions. Seldom can its thraldom be entirely overthrown by its unfortunate possessor, even if he be conscious of his state of bondage, which is not always the case, however patent the fact may...
GENERAL INFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
GENERAL INFORMATION. Iron tobacco pipes aro popular in ontral Asia. Pnoumatio horso-collars aro now made. Thoy aro inflated just liko bicycle lyrus. Whon tho planot Mars is noarost the earth ib is o(- million miles away. Tho longest, largoBt, and Blrongoat none in 1,110 nuinau NyHioui is tne tingn bone. Women working in many German fac tories aro forbiddon to wear coraetB during working hours. Tho bones of all flying birds aro hollow and rilled with air, thus combining the greatest strength with tho greatest pos aiblo lightness. If a man foil out of a balloon at a distanco of livo miles above the earth, his velocity at the last hocoikI would bo at the rato of 4,051! foot per second. Parrots aro good barometers. Beforo r.iin the most conversationally-inclined bird becomes silont and disagreeable. It is said that moths will not attack groen fabrics. Arsonic is ueed in dyoing greon, and tho moths aro wise onough to ohun that deadly drug. Hair-dyo is considered so detrimental to long li...
Miscellaneous Breeds. Scots Greys, Royal Blues, Hamburghs, Polish, Bantams, etc. Scots-Greys. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
Miscellaneous Btreeils. ScoIh- Greys, itoyal-lSlu-rs, llamburghs, Tolish, Bantams, etc. Scots- 4»reys. Scots-Groys aro a variety largely ex hibited in a few of tho most populous cities in Scotland, viz., Glasgow, Paisley, Edinburgh, etc. They are marked much like the Plymouth Rock, but for tho quality of the meat they rank next to Dorkings. They have Due lew patrons in England, classes being rarely pro vided for them in that country. Ono enterprising Victorian fancier has made several importations of the breod to that colony, but for some yet unexplained reason, they have made but little head way, and 'although of good repute as utility fowls there is littlo prospect of them having much effect on the poultry markets of the colonies. Royal- ISIues. Royal-Blues — 'made in Melbourne1' — is descriptive enough of the birthplace of the last candidates for public favour in tho poultry world. The brood — for such it may now bo callod — was first brought undor notice somo four years ago by t...
KILLED IN SELF-DEFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
KILLED IN SELF-DEFENCE. A sensational shooting case bus occurred in France. A man named Fouiuuiu had been living fo some time past with a married woman named Murais. She left him ,a few dnys ago to return to her husband. She went to Fouineau's house on Saturday afternoon to take away some clotLes she had left. When she asked for thi m he fired both barrels of a double-ban elled shotgun at her, wounding hi r in the arms and shoulders. The neighbours rushed for the gendarmes, whereupon Fi'iiineau barricaded himself in his hnusu. When the gendarmes arrived and sumiiioiu d him to surrender he fired two shots at tin in, which missrd. A gendarme retaliated by sending it bullet through the panel nf tbe door from his revolver, and wounded Fouinrau. ' I am not killed yet.' the latter shouted, and feizing auothir gun he aimed it at a gendarme, but before he could . fire the officer discharged another bullet from his revolver. The shot entered Fouineau's heart, and killed him on tho spot.
A TREE IN A CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
A TREE IN A CHURCH. In the old Parish Church of Kempsey, near Worcester, a cbestnut-treemay be seen growing from the tomb of Sir Edmund Wylde, Knight of Kempsey. The tomb is built into the fubiio of the church, and out of it the chestnut-tree ijrows. In the spiing it throws out fresh leaves, and brightens up tho sombre edifice with its vernal tints. Its origin is neither shrouded in mystery nor romnnce. Many years aj;o it was tho custom of the school-children to sit in thn chancel, and one morning a teacher discovered a restless boy playing with a chestnut. He snatched it from the child and threw it behind the tomb, where it sprang up and flourished. Many attempts have been made to cut it down, but though shorn of much of its beauty, the tree hns survived every assault, aud con tinues to astonish the eyes of tourists to that part of Worcestershire.
LIKE A RUSSIAN POLICEMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
LIKE A KUSS1.VN l'OLICI'.MAN. There are dtfgretH in everything, even iu bad language. '''He swears like n-suckingdovo ' may be taken as the positive, or the m;xt ''b't-st-i stage to swearing not at all ; ' he swears liko a trooper '' represents the comparative, inobablv founded on the renown of our famous army iu Flanders ; and ut last the superlative, hit In rto wanting, his been found in the assertion, 'Me swears like a Kussi«n policeman.' Beyond that the objurgatory metaphor cannot go— at least that is the opinion of a Yiddishcr named Moses ICristal, .tailor, who, in thu Bow County Court, Mted his former employer, Simon Grull, for 39s. us wages in lieu of notice. In giving bis evi dence Moses btcaine very excited, and burst into his native language, which be spoke very rapidly and with much gesticulation. ' Don't svear at me like that,' cried Simon ; ' if you vrnit to svear, svear at ze judge.' Juried Bacon sternly asked him what he meant by such a remark, because tn swear nt tbe...
RUSSIAN LADIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
RUSSIAN LADIES. A Bussian. lacly of means and position is less occupied with fashion than a. French- woman,'- less anxtoue al out her household than a German. She curi follow nrfc or innsid, and does so for tho love of it, not be cause it is tho thing to dp; sho is well 'versed in the literature of several countries, and hor lpye of nnpiirciiiV knowledge is fre (.juenlly exercised in village' schools und peasant classes. '?.'?:' j It. is remarkable how small a part dress plays among Russians ; the charge of slovenliness, or ah least of ungracefulness, may -be brought iigainsb them, owing possibly to tho condition of their rigorous climate, which necessitates clumey-looking and all- enveloping garments in place of stnnrbor coquoLGish'-. ones. Overshoes, fur gloves, wadded overcoats, and hats that) fasten down over tho ears .are not' con- ducive to elegance out of cloorv, though indoors it is not necessary toch-e,«s.«o heavily iu with us, for tho houses. aru woll arid equally wanned t...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
National peculiarities are often illus trated in the style of shoes worn. The Portuguese shoe has a wooden sole and heel, with a vamp made of patent leather fancifully showing the flesh side ot tne skin, me fersian tootgearisa raised shoe and is often a foot high. It is made ot light wood, richly inlaid, with a strap extending over the instep. The Muscovite shoe is hand-woven on a wooden frame, but little attention is paid to the shape of the feet. Leather is sometimes used but the sandel is generally made of silk cordage and woollen cloth. The Siamese shoe has the form of an ancient canoe, with a gondola bow and an open toe. The sole is made of wood and the upper of inlaid wood and cloth and the ex terior is elaborately ornamented in colours with gold and silver. The sandel worn by the Egyptians is com posed of a sole made by sticking together three thicknesses of leather. This is held to the foot by passing a band across the instep. The sandel is beautifully stitched with thread o...
[COPYRIGHT.] NARRATIVES OF THE BUSHRANGING TIMES A True Story of Macquarie Harbour. IN SEVEN PARTS. PERIOD, 1848. PART III. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 March 1898
[Copyright.] NARRATIVES OF THE BUSHRAMM TIMES A True Story of Macqnarie Harbour. BY CAPTAIN LACIB. ? IN SEVEN PARTS. ':-r- ? ♦-♦-♦ ? PERIOD, 1848. ?''???'?''?'. » ' PART III. ..?« On the morning of the 6th Decem ber the descent of the peak was begu 11, and shortly before midday they had plunged into the gloomy glens and dense jungle near the base. In spite of the strenuous exertions made they were unanie to cover tne distance to the harbour, and it was only on the afternoon of the second day they emerged near the estuary of the creek at the haven close to which the camp had been formed. Collins was in front carrying a portion of a kangaroo which he had shot during the day, and he was about fifty yards in advance of his comrades. The small clearing made when the store-tent was erected was entered by the young man, and as he turned his head to the left where he expected to be hailed by Beazley he stopped instantly, for the camp was gone. He could not be mistaken, for the lately felled...
A Local Sergeant's Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
A Local Sergeant's Troubles. Sekgeant Wells is suing his wife for divorce. In that connection he was ordered to and did pay £20 towards the cost of the suit. In con nection with the application for that sum further costs amounting to £17 4s 8d were incureil, and Wells ordered to pay them. Ho did not do so, and Mr. Uodtrey, on oenait ot Mrs. wolls, obtained a rule nisi for attachment in respect thereof. On Tuesday morning a further applica tion was made in tho Divorce Court to make the rule absolute, and after somo argument Mr. Jnstico Simpson granted a writ of attachment, but ordered it to Ho in tho office for one month, and then not to issue until tho end of May if Wolls pays £10 on April 9 next. Mr. God frey, then asked for tho coats of obtaining tho rulo nisi and tho prcsont application, which he said would bo taxed to nearly £20. His Honor asked tho Clerk in Divorce what tho costs of auoh an aotion were likoly to be, and was in formed £12 12a or £M 14s, 'Well,' said His Honor, '...
The Society Belle. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
The Society Belle. She comes of course oi 'gentle' birth, And wears a haughty air, She also wears a dress by Worth, And some one else's hair. Herculturo is but thinly spread, Her morals rather weak ; She wears dead birds upon her head, And painb upon her cheek. She screws her body in those vile Contraptions, known as stays, She suffers torment — with a smile — And keopa it up for days ! And though to vanity sho clings With strength that might surprise ono, She never does a useful thing, And seldom thinks a wiso one. . But she can smile, and she can waltz, And lie, and flirt, and long ; Yet all that's fine in her is false,. And all that's real— is wrong. — Ol/AKIOK.
Queensland Sugar Mills. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
Queensland Sugar Mills. Isis. — The tabulated statement issued with the report shows that 7,763 tons of cane were treated for a return of 810J; tons of sugar, equal to 845J tons, 88 per cent n6t titre. The price paid per ton of cane was 10s at the weigh bridge, and 9 tons 11 cwt. was required to make 1 ton of sugar. Tho cost of cane per ton of sugar was thus £4 IDs 9d. The season's product was sold at £8 83 Id per ton, exclusive of bonus, ?which is estimated at 27s Id, bringing the net value'up to £'J 2s 2d per ton. The not profit o»i tho year's operations is £1,263' Tho sugar cost the company to produce £6 Ss 10f per ton. Marian. — This mill crushed 25,011 tons of cane for a return of 2,951 tons of sugar (93-60). The average cost of tho cano was 13s 5-jJd per ton and 8 tons 9cwt. lqr. 241b. were .required to make a ton of sugar. Tho average price obtained per ton o£ sugar sold was £8 I03 6d, exclusive of bonus, which tho directors estimate at not less than 17s per ton, and the cost...
A Housemaid's Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
A Housemaid's Troubles. A Miss Kate McLean, a Victorian young lady, 19 yeura of ago, up to her 16th birthday resided under the parental roof at ForeBt Creek Road, Castlemaino. Aboub three months ago ahe wonr. to .moiDourne, naving odcmiiuu » yuoiuiui« aa house and parlor maid. Sho vraa not destined to lead a happy existence there howovor, for, though not strong before making tho change, she aoon foil a victim to great weakness, neuralgia and ansimia— truly a formidable trio to combat. In convocation with our reporter ?she said, 'When I came to Molbonrne, just after I had passed my lfhh birthday—three years ago last Novembor— I thought tho change would benefit my health, and my appointment gaye me the opportunity of combining business ?with pleasure. 'I was in a situation at Brighton, and had iho full bonefit of the sea air, yet in less than three months I had to give it up.' 'In what manner were you affected?' 'Principally in the head and nerves. The least unexpected noise would red...
Mr. John See. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
Mr. John See. Thb Member for Grafton arrived by the Kalla tina yesterday . He will make a tour of the G-rafton electorate this week. Next week he will bo present at the Grafton show, and will return to Sydnoy in time for tho opening of Parliament and the Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Ho says it is the prevalent opinion that Parliament will be dissolved within a short time. Ho anticipates that the next gonoral election will be tho most exoitiug that has takon place for some years. At the last olection the cries for tho roform of tho Upper House and the romoval of tho burden of taxation from the poor to tho rich woro popular, but ho does not consider that thoy will evoke such onthusi asm on this occasion. For Sale— 21 foot Dealing Boat. E. Bishop, Maclean. — Adv. Twonty years, experience in Sydney had Mclntyro, the People's tailor. — Adv. At a lengthly meeting of tho Cabinet on Tuesday it was decided to call Parliament together on 5th April. It is generally understood tho dissolu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
Tenders. rnENDERS invited up to noon on the 31st J. March for MATERIAL and ERECTION of WOODEN BUILDINU for the Palmer's Island Dairy Co, Ld, Specifications at the Factory. G-enoral Notices. TEN SHILLINGS KB WARD.— Loat from An gowrie, one RED ROAN PONY, with, white face, branded p=h K. Apply tc JAMES ANDERSON, Angowrie. mO DAIRY F A K M E R S . Menses. HOUGH & SON have in hand for Bale, on account of S. Maonaughtan, Esq , 0 AYRSHIRE BOLLS. These Bulls will be exhibited at Maclean Show. -jVJ-OTIOE TO DEBTORS. I have had on my books for a very loniy timo past tbe names of a number of persons who seemingly have no intention of settling their accounts. Having within the laat fswdayn received extenBive shipments of goods direct from tlie United Kingdom, I am consequently under heavy engagements, aud would urge on those who are iu my debt tho ne cessity of Bottling AT ONUE, Tnoae unable to pay tho full amount of their indebtedness will find on calling that I am prepared to make ea...
Notes and Comments. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
Notes and Comments. [By C.S.] TiurriNO tho light fantastic is not unattended with danger, especially to the mulo sex. Recently n young man — tho only son of a widowed mother who supported him — was killed in a danco by 2001bs of a fomalo form, divine fulling upon him. This happened in America, but some youths in this district might find a timely warning- in it. At another dance, also m America, a young lady drew her revolver and shot a man who had stopped on her toes. But local balls are not always without sen 30 miles from Maclean, a young gentleman had a difference of opiuion with the M.G., and tho func tionary ojected him from the room. An ordinary person would under such circumstances express his feelings by hurling challenges and highly seasoned objurgations at the M.C., or kicking the outsido of the building. But tho man in question was not au ordinary individual, and ho came to the conclusion that the proper courso to pursue was to drown him aolf. Having announced his intenti...
Weather and Women. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
Weather and Women. SriuiTLESs, listless, Bweaty, and miserable ia about the true state of feelings that most of tho fomalca of this colony have experienced during ??ho last few wcaks. Some, however, even though during this moat oppressive weather, uuiumuu to n:ivo guou iiouicn ana spirits, iuis. Mossor, of 'Glen brook,' No. 0 Union-street Erakinuvillc, Sydney, is ono of these exceptions, although a while a«o she suffered most terribly like moat women. To a roporter a few days ago who interviewed her sho said : — 'For several years I have had terrible bursting headaches, throbbing in the tomples, indigestion, dizziness, insomnia and various other troubles, tho results of fmnalo ailmonts. I became ao ill that I went for n courao of outdoor treatment at the Prince Alfred Hospital. Here I was treatod for ncute indigestion and sovero head aches, but novor si bit of good did the medicines do me, although I took them religiously. Then I consulted my doctor a — well-known physician in Erski...
River Bank Erosion. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 March 1898
River Bank Erosion. Sin, — From the numerous letters on the above subject that have recently appeared, it may may be gathered that protecting or arresting the erosion of the bank at Palmer's Island and other similar places having a good beach is a very expensive undertaking. But such is not the case, as the amount of material used and.expense incurred in forming and metalling a road is ample to protect the bank from erosion and keep the river from expanding and shoaling for a much longer time than tho samo material would last on a road on which there is a fair amount of traffic, and would probably prove n permanent job and last for all time. We have ample evidence here at Palmer's Island that checking tho scouring away of the beach in all that is necessary. The idea of the powers that be is to protect the bank by facing it with stone. I have seen ii drain made in the beach by the contractors to get tho facing down, in order that the water would have a littlo longer work to do bofore...