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WELLINGTON HOSPITAL. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
WELLINGTON HOSPITAL. (To the Editor .) g;r_-Tho leader in your last issue ro 'Tlio' Wellington Hospital' is, I think yon trill admit when you have read this letter, TOry misleading, and one that is likely to do the institution a great deal of harm, if ollnwed to pass uucoi rooted, and I will niiowo' ? i ? . , try to snow you Du' tho loader right through and point out to you where you have made some very BeriouB mistakes, ones that I cannot understand a Journal like ' Tho Times ' making without enquiry. Yon say that you presume the money that is raised by tho Hospital Sun day Committee iB to be uBed for a building I fnnd. Bei.ig one of the Oddfellows Com mittee I think I may say that in this yon | are in error. I suggested that ifc Bhoald be 1 UBed for such a purpose, bat as I was not rile toattond the firat meeting of the above committee, my suggestion oamo too late. I agree with you that the present building is not suitable for a hospital, and 1 have always maintained, and do bo st...
Things In General. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
Tlilugs In General. By O.C. and Namoi. My note in your last paper on tho very ambignons stato of the publio finances, has been ably supported by the 'Melbourne Age,' and Victoria by her keen intorests in matters appertaining to the welfaro of New South Wales has alroady evinced the trno federal spirit The ' Aee ' Bayfl ' on the top of this there have been given proofs to tho House that Mr. Read nri; treasurer has been constantly manipulating tbe public accouuts by mixing up loan expenditure with curront outlay, and so presenting a financial surplus, when in i reality the rovenuo of tho year bad not I covered the exponses. The Auditor-General iB in this instance Mr. Reid's acouser. He says, 'No separate account of tho opera tions under the Treasury Bills Act of 1889 and 1895, nor any division of tho earrent revnnnen BRConnt. showinor how the cash balance at the close of each financial year ia related to the deficiency in the revenue npon which the Treasury Bills Act were founded. It ...
Football. THE ENGLISHMEN AT BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
Football. TIIE ENGLISHMEN AT BATHURST; An immense number of people availed themselves yesterday of tie opportunity of witnessing tlio footiball match between the Western Districts team and tbo famous Englisbtuon. The scene of the game was the cricket ground in Bathnrst, towards which a continual stream of visitors flocked all the catty part of the day, until thcrt1 must have been quite 5000 people on the ground. A large contingent journeyed from Wellington— about 120 iu all. Thirty of these wont down on Tuesday .night, ana consisted mainly of players selected to battle against Bathurst ' Our Boys,' on the morn ing of the great day. The Wednesday morning train was well availed of, upwards of ninety Wellingtonians being aboard, and these distributed in various compartments, some marked ' Spccial,' relieved the mono tony of the journey by gay and festive anec dotes, songs, and the ever-alluring ' poker.' Soon after passing Store Creek, the cause of the recent cold weather was food enco...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
Au Awful Bondage. .Mrs. Cufley's Case— A Victim to Liv'or Complaint — Bad Days and Worse Nights — Believed Herself Incurable, But Dr. Morse's Indian Root PiIIb Cure Her. Another slave to Buffering who has been n^/1 1, T*_ rcDVuou auu uiauc vuurauucu uiiu xno uy Ur, Morse's Indian Root Pills, is Mrs. A. C. Cufley, Cubitt street, Richmond, Vic., who states : — ' Por the last six or seven years I have suffered from that awtul complaint arising from the liver, and always had that weary, run down feeling, .and my complexion . was sallow. I used to get up in tho morn ing feeling more tired than when I went to 1 bed at night. Besides this weakness, I bad naBty pains in the head ; also a disordered stomach. There wero times when I had. to take to my bed, and lost all energy in my household duties. I tried many remedies, and doctor's medicine, but lost all faith in them, as they did me no good. Not long ago a friend of mine, and also my daughter, advised me to give Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pi...
After Death—What? [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
After Death— What ? Man occupies in view oE death a situa tion that is peculiar; for ho is probably the only being that knows he has to die. . Tho battle against death spurs an immense num ber of men to study and think ; and all the great intellectual and moral creations in art, religion, aud science have been produced under the influence of the feelings excited by the certainty of that event. Man ia'not, however, always .haunted with the thought of death. While he is in full.vigour of health and strength he is not afraid of it and takes little heed of it. The idea that ho will hove to die some day rarely enters his mind, aud when it does present itself it is so vaguo aud rulateB to an event ao uncertain as to the' time when it will occur that no distress is produced by it. This forgetfulness of death in the strong man follows from the important agency ex ercised by hia psychical condition. TLa - ? ; ? ? iL ? luo jfuuug auu viguruus uuuuuru luuia* ?elves' very little about death, al...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
The reliable Family Kemedy, Woods' Great Teppetmint' Cure for Coughs and Colds, 1/G and 2/G.* V ?? One night during a performances of the Magnificent production of Othello by Mr. Geo. Rignold lately at the Criterion Theatre Sydney; in the scene where the coffeecolor ed Moor finds out that his innocent' wife, Desdemona, cannot produce the handker-' chief that he had given her on her wedding, day, it having been Btolen by her handmaiden, he struck a tremendous and ferocious - attit ude, and exclaimed, while his wife fled from him frightened at his outburst of rage,' ' where is the handkorchief,' where iB the' handkerchief,' and forthwith started rushing up and down the stage, making one of his famous scenes. ; One of the gods,- evidently \\-tr fko d/tAYl A AH fl fip«-T wit,h enthu CAUILCU UJ uuw mvuv ? ? ? — . - siasm at the dramatic incident, jumped up and shouted ' Oh never mind yer wife, guv- ! ner, use ypr bloomin' sleeve and go on with the play.' The situation was destroyed, and ...
A Close Observer. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
A Close Observer. 'This gentleman,' said the phrenolo gist, at the open.-air performance, ' is a close observer— a very close observer.' ; The gentleman on the Btand assumed a knowing and profound expression of oountenance. 1 So muoh so,' continued the phrenolo gist, 'that I doubt exceedingly if he would have been here to-night had we charged any admission fee.'
A Glean Put Away. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
A Clean Put Away. A lady who was urging some friends to dinner felt disgusted when her eight year-old son came in and said : 'Mrs. Oones says she can't spare no bread, and Mrs. Fox ain't at home; so I didn't get any butter.' . The friends thoaght thev had better dine elsewhere, and the lady thought so too ; but she tauglit that boy that the way of the transgressor was hard. - He couldn't sit down for a whole week after his mother had finished with him. .
An Exciting Chase. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
? An Exciting Chase. ' ' ' Well,' said the red-faced man, * the ] most' exciting chase lever had happened a few years ago in Russia. One night, when sleighing about ten miles from my destination, I discovered, to my intense horror, that I was being followed by a pack of wolves. ? - ' i » T ai_ ? ? i - « .«« , I x uiwu uuuuiy lutu cue paCK, KllIBa one of the brutes, and, to my. delight, saw the others stop to devour it. . After doing this, however, they still came on. I kept on repeating the dose, with the same result, and each, occasion gave me an opportunity to whip up my horses. Finally, there , was only one wolf left', yet on it came;' with 'its fierce eyes glaring in anticipation of a good hot Bupper.' Here the man who had been sitting quietly in the corner burst forth into a fit of laughter. . ' Why, man,' said he, 4 by your way of reckoning, that last wolf must have had the other twelve inside.it 1' 'Ah I' said the red-faced man, 'now I remember, it did wobble a bit.'.
A Cradle Incubator. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
A Cradle Incubator. The idea of the cradle applied to the in cubator is indisputably a happy one, because it dispels every idea of an ' apparatus'' from the. agitated minds of young mothers, does not wound their very legitimate Belt-respect,- and makes them unhesitatingly accept a- process of treatment, that, unfortunately, has hitherto, often been refused under the pre text that incubatore are of. funereal .aspect and resemble coffins or the show cases' of anatomical museums. The new aDnaratus. consists ofah ordinary cradle of tinned copper, closed above by a movable plate of glass,' and heated beneath through a reservoir of ' water which a kerosene lamp keeps continually and very regularly at the temperature fixed by1 the physicician. In it we remark three essen- , tial partB: The incubation chamber,, the boiler, and the lamp. The chaimber, which is all in one piece, contains a* movable -bed formed of wire gauze, a bowl containing a sponge for moistening the air, and a ther momete...
"CHEER UP," DO! [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
' 'CHEER UP,' DOi ? By H. E. S. ' Gloomy shadows oft' will flit If you'ro got tho grit and wit ? Just to laugh a little bit.' * * * * . What a weary look tho average police man. has, strolling up and down the street day after day! Upon his . countenance seems to bo written the words ' when shall this agony cease ? If I do not stumble across a drunken man I shall die of eiinui.' Tramp, iramp, tramp, with gloves in hand, brushing the flies off the windows of the ahopsi he makes one feel inclined to knook somebody down and ' kick up.arow,' so as. to give him something to do to make him cheerful. Gould we not use the polioeman in some productive work, filling in his spare moments 'gathering up the ' bumpers,' old bottloB, bones, rags, etc., and handing same over to a Government servant to be Bold for the purpose of providing shelters something like those used in our big cities for cabmen, where our 'limb of the law' could sit down and talk to his best girl, inBtead of having to seek the...
General News. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
General News. Lotteries originated in ancient Rome. One-third of the population of the world speak the Chiuese'language. A Frenchman has invented a duplex piano, at which two people can play oh different keyboards at the same time. ' mi ? A ? A l. - TT ? ? ? uu wit? uuiieu ciaiw L-uiutt^o are six-pointed, while the United States flag carries five-pointed. Some naturalists believe that hares never drink, but get enough liquid for their needs in the dew on the grass which' they eat. Four hundredweight of sealing-wax per month is used by the Great Seal, of which the Lord Chancellor of 'England is tne omciai cusiouian. Only two rulers of Russia since Peter the Great have died a ,natur&] 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 ...
Always on Duty. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
Always on Duty. ' Let me have a glass of beer and a sandwich.' ' Yes, sir ; there's the glass of beer, 1 will bring you the sandwioh in two minutes.' ' Why not now ?' ' Woll VAH uoa .rv4M o»| «uav gOUCieUJMIl over in the corner has been wrestling with it for the last five minutes, but it will tire him out presently, and then you.oan have a go.'
What Oh! [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
What Oh! ; '?] 'My ohild,' said thehoBpital chaplain, bending over the bed of the. little boy from the slums with a broken leg, ' do not grieve at your calamity. Be sure' that it's best for you to be here;' 'What ho!' said the pale-faced boy, as he glanced admiringly at the -clean cots and the flowers on the table. ' It in all viohf. f n ha 'ara ntuf'nm. . agoin' to git run over ag'in as soon as 1 gits out— strike me pink if I don't.' 0 woman ! Even as you eat You show you're ever fiokle— You munch with joy at something sweet, ^ . . .And next devour a pickle.
RED POLLED CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
RED POLLED CATTLE. This might) be described as an im proved breed of ' English stock, and though.the great antiquity claimed for it by its ablest admirers promises to remain for ever aymatter of donbt, it ;can now rank aidfon^ the best of our British breeds as being a hardy, thrifty, general-purpose cow, capable of high development both in milk and beef. The polled cattle of Norfolk and Suffolk have. always been spoken of as very heavy milkers, and their angular lean forms and large stomachs, denoting the true- dairy cow, were often a subject of ridicule by writers who favoured the beef breed. While some authorities claim that the Red Polls came to England with the Danes, having been descended from the Hungarian breed of a similar nature, others, among them being Youatt, are of opinion that they got their hornless characteristic from the Polled Galloway. It seems hardly necessary to go to the Galloway for the hornless characteristic, when we consider that centuries ago England had i...
The Problem Solved. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
*^fhe Problem Solved. At a _ meeting of a certain football association in the North, an application was made to them by a person who was desirous of being appointed a referee in their district. The would-be referee attended befbre the meeting to prove his fitness for the Onerous duties of the post, 'and several questions as to the rules of the game, etc., being put to him, he gave satisfac tory replies to them all. Then, thinking to floor him, the chairman put the following poser : 'Suppose the ball, kicked from the field of play, were to drop on the top of the goal-post and stay there; what would you call it ; The reply of the would-be knight of the whistle was quick and to the point. ' I should call .it a miraole,' he said.
KITCHEN RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
KITCHEN RECIPES. A Dbuoious Gooseberry Podding which may be'made either from fresh or bottled fruit, is prepared as follows Stew the fruit gently till it will pulp, then beat it up. To every pint of pulp add a quarter of a pound of sugar, two well-beaten eggs, one ounce of butter, and a quarter of a pound of bread crumbs. Mix all together exeept the eggs, which should not be added till the mixture is quite cool, and then stir in thoroughly. Put the mixture into a buttered dish, and bake for half an hour. Strew a little Bifted sugar oyer the pudding before serving. .. 1 tJoooANCi Cake.— Take half a pound of dried flour and pass it . through a sieve, add a small teaspoonful of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Cream together two ounces and a half of butter with the same quantity of castor sugai, add the beaten yolks of two eggs, two ounces of desiocated cocoanut, and then gradually the flour, with milk if neces sary to moisten. Whip the iwo whites of eggs to a stiff froth, and light...
A Visitor from Another World. No One Knows from Which. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
A Visitor from Another World. No One Knows from Which. 1 The meteorological, section . ! of the British Museum will shortly receive a Valuable addition to' its treasures, which is now on its way from Australia. ' This is ? the ...' Bruce meteorite/-!: f a.; monster. stranger ;trom we sines wnicn .weigns very nearly-four tons. , Where .it came from, of course, ho man knows, but it 'is known that it fell at Murrangeng, South Australia; . It chanced upon the property 1 of a farmer who did not happen to have any use for meteorites weighing fouT tons, and so he sold his unlooked-for and decidedly awkward acquisition to a Mr. Bruce; for £2. Mr. Bruce, who now lives in Scotland, bought it for the purpose of presenting it to the British Museum. -' The Government of Victoria interested itself in trying to retain the curiosity, and offered Mr. Bruce £1,000 for his rights, but the Scotsman replied that 'money would not buy it,' so the article is now on its way over. It is composed of almost pu...
Funny Facts About Food. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
Fanny Facts About Food. The saying that 'what is one man's meat is another man's poison ' still holds good; and its equivalent is. met with in other languages besides our own. We are all of us glad to avail ourselves of: the fruits and vegetables of distant COUUiries, ttxiu uuuvt, uiauucsi auj hesitation in 'tasting.' those we know aro eaten by others.. Bt|t it is curious that we cannot witlieuj^difficulty bring ourselves. to eat their-.jqaeat — any niore than in many cases t^py can be induced to eat ours. There is no real reason; for instance, why a 'puppy properly bred 'and ' fed should not be as good as a - rabbit what Englishman would 'eat a little doggie ? It is not merely ' sentimental prejudice, for it required the terrible starvation of besieged Paris to induce Europeans to eat rats and mice, which the ordinary Chinaman regards, as dainties. It is said that since the siege of Paris the taste of the Parisian for such strange meats as horse and donkey flesh, has been developed...
An Oyster's Age. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 10 August 1899
. in Oyster's Age. ? ? ? .. He who wishes may' find out the exact age of an oyster,' though he has not the tell-tale evidence in teeth. The lines in the groove of the hinge of the shell tell the whole story, each lino representing a year. .'. . - An ovster is of aire, at four vears— that is, he is old enough to vote, take care of a family, ail d go to market. Going to market is a disastrous under taking, for !a four-year-old oyster is particularly palatable.. . By this it must not be supposed, thatfafter an oyster has passed the four-layer period, and has five, six, or even- teh! jvrinkles, he is a back number. . Indeed, .there are records of oysters being eaten just after cele brating their thirtieth birthday, and in most caseB they formed a delicate meal. Thirty is an unusual age for an oyster to attain, because - few are given an opportunity to live so- long. ; If left to enjoy life in his own way, it is quite probable that the oyster would become an octogenarian, or even a cente...