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The Nose. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
The Nose. A somewiat singular fact line been ob served in reference to the nose, or the ' setting' of it, so to speak. The aver age human nose is much out of line, and it' is 'MiJs fact tlftt. often lends a peculiar expression of piquancy to the face. A medical writer says that there are ana tomical reasons why a slight deviation from a true central line may be expected. If he is true in his deductions, the nose which is squarely set between the two eyes is, after all, the abnormal one.
Clothes for Dogs. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
Clothes for Dogs. In the matter of clothes for their dogs the Parisian ladies have gone to ridicu lous lengths. They have provided the poor little brute with wedding coats with orange blossoms, travelling ^coats with ticket pockets.-yaohtlng coats, chemises. The leading establishment in the Palais Royal recently completed an order for the trousseau of a dog's wedding. ' The dog bride was Iressed in white satin, with orange blossoms and bows ; the dog bridegroom in blue ; and the two united by a white coupling and assorted leash.'
Age of the World. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
Age of the World. There iB no guesswork about comput ing this, as some people believe. We have the testimony of the rocks and' fo.ssll deposits, which is far more dis tinct than any handwriting on any wall. It probably two hundreds of millions of years since this world was in a gaseous ffim nnri flftv millions of vears since it cooled down sufficiently to enable the lowest forms of vegetable life to exist on its crust. Judging from the worked flints found in England, pre-glaclal man must have lived on the Thames, says Professor Joseph Prestwich, about 40,000 years ago.
Famous in History. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
Famous iu History. The following Items are taken from one of Messrs. Cassell's periodicals :— Marcus Antonius possessed a dwart, Sisyphus, not quite 2ft. tall, and yet the possessor of a remarkable wit. King Charles II. had In court a pigmy, Richard Gibson. This mite married Anne Shepherd, the queen's dwarf, each being 461n. in height. Gibson was a skilled artist, ana his miniu.vu.ri.-a ™u portraits are much valued. The favourite of Queen Henrietta Maria, Sir Jeffery Hudson, was present ed to her Majesty in a pie, completely armed as a knight. He proved a gal lant, fiery little fellow, and of consider able service to the Royal Family. He became a captain of horse in the civil wars, and followed his ? mistress to France. The page of honour to Mary Tudor, John .lervls by name, was one of the tiniest dwarfs of his day. ... Julia, the niece of the famous August us, had in her service two pigmies— Ca- nopus, 29In. high, and Andromeda, her freed maid, who measured just the same height. Po...
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
Pith and Point. 1 Next to 'the diamond, the hardest pre cious stone Is the ruby. : Bill Cook, an Oklahoma desperado, is writing a book, called ' Men I Have Killed.' . ' ? '- Papier-mache shoes for horseB have been recently 'Introduced, with, it is . said, gratifying results. In Paris the demand for small dogs Is met by rearing pups from alcoholic diet, which retards their growth. /, A new process of making gas from(£/ crude petroleum, water, and peat is belng^e. tried In Boston, with good results. There are in ' the United States over eigft'ty mational trade unions, with a membership of about 500,000. The manuscripts of) the fifth and twelfth centuries are written with very good black'lnk which has-not shown the least signs of fading or obliteration. Bank note paper is made of the best quality of linen rags,' the linen being purchased in bolts and cut up by machin ery for the purpose of making pulp. The printing ink used on the Bank of England notes is made from naphtha smoke. It wa...
The Language of Stamps. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
The Language of Stamps. The language of stamps may thus be given : — If a postage-stamp be placed . upside down on the top left-hand corner of the envelope, it means that the writer ?. loves you. If crosswise on the same .' ;- corner, ' My heart belongs' to another \ '?'?. and can never belong to you.' Placed !' in the proper way on the same corner, ' Good-bye for the present, dearest.' If at right angle on the left-hand top cpr-.-', ner, ' I hate you.' The left-hand corner / '. at the bottom, placed in the same waj\ ,' ': ' I desire your friendship, but nothing/.; .- more.' Left-hand bottom corner upside. r' down, 'Write soon.' If put on a line1 .-' with the surname on the left-hand side.. ? It means, 'Accept my love.' If upsld^'.'' . down in the same position, 'I am /il-' ready engaged If ups'dc down in the right-hand coiner Mv__ ^i tsWKt^ another's, you must iftt. no moTe If put crosswise on H light coinoi it asks the delicate qu btiu » Do you lnc me, dearest If on \ iif,ht hand ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
''' C- E. WESTON Dresses and TriiamiiigSj Silks, I-iM-ons, Laces, &c. Corsets and 'Underclothing, Gloves, Sunshades Millinery, Blouses, Net, Silk h Lace Scarfs Featliers, Flowers, Hosiery, Haberdashery. Prints, -Muslins. Zephyrs, Furnishings & Furniture Curtains, Art Muslins, Sheetings, Quilts Clothing, Eats, Collars and Ties ' .4 Shirts and Mercery, Boots a'nd Shoes Ulattings, Cretonnes, Crockery and Glassware Wall Papers, Erney, Goods, i-o OPPOSITE THE CUUitT HOUSE FOE SHEARING must be a Positive, not a Negative Remedy. It must cure so as to give strength from the very first; it must not begin by weakening or lowering the system. It must be a true tonic. cure in that way. They are not a i-i!i;;6.;l1ve. They expel nothing but disease. Among the disorders which they have cured are :— Rheumatism St. Vitus' Dance Sciatica v Neuralgia Influenza Debility fSneamia. iocbmotbf iZtaxi? Ladies* jflilm&nts Heart Disease Paral$/s-is Pi m files & Eczema Spinal Di...
Gleanings. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
Gleanings, — — ? 1^-— ? The heiglit of impudence — To en trust' a secret to; one who 'has a telling style ot conversa tion. \v'hy docs nn old niaid wear ! mittens ? To . keep the chaps \ off V , , '« A carpenter can tjeldom be i^ ' as handsome as his wife, be |%- cause hec is generally a deal ;V- plainer. ^- Which is the best way to ^7', - find oufa what amount of tip W^'X pling g°es on in this country. sj5£'\ Why, by the mul-tipple-cation mj[? table, of course. P^&z^ ' Avoid that which you ?^~'11 blame others for doing,' says 5wL '!- one of our ssges, Well, things !$4-fj have come to a pretty pass if a '^rf^ nian cannot kiss his own wife. fe^^1'1'. -^ waf a son °f ^Erin who K^V-^^ asked the meeting to excuse '' i'ff^'v' n'n fr°m serving on a com 4 'jWv'*'Jraittee because he expected to *'\ \\'-yJfhn unexpectedly called away. ' ' 'Y' '-' 'Papa, where is atoms?' j] \, ( Atoms ? I do not know, my \Z^boy. You mean Athens, pro '.^bably.' ' Ko, I mean atoms — ?s-' \ the place whe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
THE CHURCHES. CHURCH OF~KNGLAND. Nov. 6th (22nd nfti-r Trinity)— CHrist Church, Jugiong, 11 a;iri. St. Jude'e, l.'oolac, 3 p.m. St. Juhu's. Guadagai. 7.30 p.m. ' Nov. 13'h (23rd fif.e'r Trinity)- St. John's, Guudagai, 11 u.m, (E.G.), 8 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. A. C. Moslet, Keotor. ©MAW® '? : At Gundagai, THURSDAY, NOVEM. 3rd 'TNCOMPAKABLY tho Uigwest, Eo?t and _L Squa-ent Union of Popular Instruction and Aniusf!Uieiit ever aeon ho: e or that, will come ag.iin.' Far Grander, Greater and Richer in every Sigtul aud Exclusive Re source of Fjin, Wonder and Sensation than nil preceding Exhibitions, you hnvu ever seen v.ll united, giving absolute assurance of more Strange, Amasing and In structive Sights more Novel, Brilliant and Thrilling Races and iiaiformances— more Free Pageant Glor ies — aud Mer-s Gain Surprise and Harmless .Fun for the Million than any other manage ment has over dreum'td of giving, and Ten fold more fur tho ONE P1UCE OF ADMISSION than anyone can reasonably ask or expect, ...
A CUP DREAM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
ACU? DREAM Tho Melbourne Cup dream was at one time as productive of paragraphs os tlie s.-a serpent or the great turnip of the agricultural centres, but of lale years it has .fallen into disfavor. A woman near Melbourne dreamed last week that a certuin horse was gtfing to win the Cup. In her dream she saw tho animal win, and heard the people calling its name, and so impressed was she with the vividness of t he- vision that she seized the earliest op portunity to back tho animal. ' I have bet two pounds on him,' she told a friend, ' and it ia the first time I have evpr bet upon a horse ri\oo.' ' Who did you b9t with ?' she was Bsked. ' Oh, a gentleman in Bnurko street.' ' Where is your ticket?' ' I did not get any ticket. Is it usual ?' ' What is the bookmaker's name?' ' I do not know, I am sure.' ' What is the name of the horse ?' 'Kama. Do you know h'm ?' ' No, I do not, There is no fucIi horse entered for Iho Cup.' Another woman's faith iu dreams has gone fof over.
A LEAGUE OF PEACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
A LEAGUE OF PEACE. The only way in whioli it aeeras to ua (vsritoa - the ' Lontlcn Spectatoii) tht\t tho Empctor of Russia might do Bomething tangible for the Vuropenn peace would be for him to fnmkly join the Triple -A llianoo. That ftllianoii in a. lfiiigue for the mainientnee of peaue based on the status quo. I£ tho Emperor of Russia -j ??ir.otl that ftl liimce ho would, of course abandon hia French nllioa ; but he could ut once make ugreemeLts with Germany and Austria and Italy by which thi-ir armies would be reduced, for France, however much onra»ed; could not 'fight U-e Quadruple Alliauco. But is it conceivable that the Emperor of Russia would act thus, nnd expose himself to the charge of having be trayed Franco f Another alternative would be for Russia to disband a purf of her army, countermand tho addi tions to her fleet, and withdraw the vast force which she keeps massed on the frontiers of Prussia find Austria. That would indeed show that Eussia was determined on peace. Pr...
MYSTERIOUS TRICKS OF THE HINDOO JUGGLER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
MYSTERIOUS TRICKS OF TIIE HINDOO JUGGLER! Most readers are familiar with the raaryellous tricks performed by tho Hindoo fakirs, and of the various theories which have been propounded by Wosteru suges to explain them. One trick, however, will boar repoafc ing in view of the experiment which took place on one occasion, ^0 prbvo tho fact that the juggler obtuiuod no outside. assistance. , v_ In the boy and ladder trick, the fakir throws a rope ladder up into the air, which, unwinding, goes aloft un til tho end is out of sight. Then the fakir begins a conversation with a boy whose voico is heasd from somewhere above in the air, and presently tho boy appears climbing down the lad dor. The fakir stops' 'him before ho gets to the grouiid, and sonds him hack for fruit. Tho boy disappoart) in tho sky, and presently orarigtis, maugoi.'s, and cocoanutB come tumbling down about the magician. The fakir Cuds fault with the boy, and, ssizing a sword, starts xip tho ladder threatening ven geance. ?...
A NEW FAD. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
A NEW FAD. Left hand shaking is the nowr-st fad, and a most embarrassing one to the uninitiated. Indeed, in this f,.d the life of tho uninitiated is not wholly free from parping care, for the knowledge of the fad i» not wide-r spreud, and it is' a puzzling t-ituation fur the' ultra fashionable girl when she advances to meet a girl fritnrl or foe with hsr left hand raised at the proper angle of greeting, only to en counter a right hand all'- out' of focus with hor own, and accompanied by a most bewildered expression of coun tenance. It is ft trying lvoment for all. hands, and the girl who htva the con Bcinusnnss of being very much upto date is really not much more comfor table in mind than is the girl who is oppressed with a sudden fear of her friend's Kaniiy. But the very ecoeii trioity of this fad will help it to bo a go. The btiBy world will not'spard the time tn acquire tii'o trick, hence its exclusivonos3 and popularity will 're main for some timo unmarred.
A THRILLING TIME. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
..A-THRILlilNGiTIMB. ? The' r-ass'nwprs of a Bordeaux ex cursion train had n thrilling expe rience recently. The (rain ran into the midsfc'of a forest fire, which raged on b.ith sides of the track, covering? it with flames fjr a quarter of a mile. Eealisinc the dancer, the drivi'r of the engine opened the. throttle valve, and son t tho train full speed through tho fire. The hr-at was terrific. The footboards along the carriages ciught fire, and the compartments were Wiled with smoke. Women and children fainted, and strong men gasped for breath. Fortunately, the ordeal was soon over, and the fire- which' had broken out on tho train wan 'promptly extinguished. '-, B ,th the'.' driver _ and fireman were unhurt, but they- liad their hair and whiskers singed off, and their olothos wore set 6ft fire.
SCRAPS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 2 November 1898
SCRAPS OF INTEREST. Every dog has his day, but only thoroughbreds got entered at the bench show. Tho man wlio regulates liii wifo generally has one daughter who can regulate him. Women tell secrets, not to rloaso the listener, but to revel iu thtir own importuned' as informers. Many a man who can't think for himself dnesu't heaitito to undertake thinking for his neighbours. , The most dfcoitful friend you hnvo probably doesn't' deceive you as pro foundly as you deceive yourself. Woman msy sway a throre or wreck an empire ; then, again, she can't even screw a bolt on tho back gate.