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SHEARING AT KTMO. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 November 1898
SHEARING AT KT M0. SHEAjtiNQ at Mr. Roberson's Sta tion, ICimo, is proceeding slowlj' in consequence of the unfavourable weather prevailing sinco the com mencement of operations. Wednes day last was tho second' full day's work done sinco a start .was made on the 17th October. The heavy rain of Thuradaj' cimsod another stoppage for a few days. Given fine wea.ther it will take nearly three weeks yot to cut out. We notice the machines are in use at ICimo, and th«y appear to give every satisfaction. Thoio are 15 shearers employed, and tho average number of sheep shorn per dny io far hus been 100, tlio highest tally being something liko 130. About 2G,00U shoop will-be shorn this year, which, wo learn, excoeds the number shorn at Kimo in provious years. The sheep that were being operated upon ou Wodnosday wore expi-eted to cut over Olbs of wool each. The X'.mo shear ing shed is one of tho best appointed any person could wish for, and Mr. Roberson Iiub evidently studied the wanti) ind (omf...
CRICKET. MARRIED V. SINGLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 November 1898
? ? cricket. .. -' .;?;': MARRIED ;Y. SINGLE. ? On 'Wednesday, afternoon last, a match between the married and single of the town was played on tho local pitch, a one inning's game resulting in an easy win for the single men. The teams were shorthanded, the winning haviuG-ei°ht batsmen, rwhilothe losers had, only seven, matters being equal ised by allowing Griffla to bat a second time. All the players fielded, and this, combined with the fact that the fielding ground is heaTily grassed, accounted for the small scorea. Noth ing sensational was done in the bowl ing line, nearly nil the field trying their hand, the most successful being Passlow, Lucas and WeeUos. Scores — Maerikd. W E Lucas, b Murpln ,6 1 1 WecUs, c. an 1 b Murphy 3 r Leir\ , li Pdfslow * 1 W f Giillin, I) Passlow 0 A J Grnwi, b 1 lliott 5 J \\ GUssl-\ , c Leury, b K033 ^ , r- J Uurr', 110 out ' 1* *12 V\ J Guflin, cLeary, b Pnsalow ^ 1 L-eb ^ .. -? ' ^ _3 Total .«, * .^ -;l-'3S Sinoli l- '^ '~*u J Pvo»s, -? L°a-y, b C...
OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 November 1898
OBSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH. .At the conclusion of the Council moetiog an Thursday night last, Aid. Smith drew the attention of tlae Mayor tothe quantity of timber that had been pluc:-] on the footpath in\frout ot the building in course of ereotion in Sheridan-street, No lights wore placed on it, and it was a serious menace to pedestrians after nightfall; There was only ji passage of a fow feet, and why the matter struck him so forcibly was that he fell over tho timber the night before. Tho Mayor said permission had been granted to place the timber there, but it was understood that lights would be pro vided, and lio would look into the mat ter. It is to bo hoped tho matter will soon.be righted, us several complaints have been, made to us aneut the ob struction. ' .'?
GUNDAGAI HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 November 1898
. GUNDAGAI HOSPITAL. The ordinary monthly committee .meeting of me above waa held on ? Tuesday last, ill ero being present — Messrs Kyan ? (vice-president; in the chair), Kendall, Matthews, Coruett and the hon. sec. . The usual formal business was transacted, and tho followinaf 'r'eiprt was roceived from tho medicaj/f ofiicor : AEa in iiining in' from Septerj^fber, males MMj^dmitted Jdurjpg Gxftober. males ^^fi^HB^fc^MK Blunder troatment, ^?^^??Jale'tf 2 ; total, 21. Dis ^^H^^HHd or relieved, males C; \ ^^BTutc^SPe ; remaining in on 31dt tyRuber, males 6 ; out patients ro tli.ved or cured, males 5, females 2 ; total 21. 4J TI10 matron reported having re _/ coivqd tlio jf^fllowing donations, and a ' vote ? dl thanks was paeeod to tho donors : Miss Jones, eggs ; Mrs. Hunt, fruit ; a friend, 5s , to re-cover screen. Accounts amounting to £55 15s, 2d. wore patBed for payment. A letter from tho proprietors of the '???. ' Stdneyj']\Iail, offering to supply tliut ,. journal at half price, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 November 1898
\ Our Directory. ^- ???. B1I50, \V , Ironmonger, &c, ShevMan ttitet CAUVKH\LL, A,, Royul IloUl, Sliori dan-rtlnot. CUliNKl 1 BROS., goimnil storekeepers, Wi.helm-atrei I. DODO a-sij--CO., general., atorekoi pera, : Shoricliin-Blrael. FIELD akdKISLLV, Tailois, Shuridan Street. y^ RIFFIN AND WeeUes, solicitors uml 'VJT iillidiwit coinmisbimiera, Wilheltn-st; KYLIC, \V. F.., Auctioned-, Stool;, Stl lion find Go'M-al Com. Ai;eiH. LOOMED. .T., liiiirdie«ser and tobacco nist, Sheridan-street. ?V Ti /TACIIKN & SjN, Auctioneers, etc. UxL Agents f-ir Harvesting Muehincry. SOLOMON, P. mid S., Storekeepers 'Wilnelui-atieot. '' - r pRACE^ , MKS. A., Ulub Housa Hotel, 1 _i_ Slu-Tulan-atreet, . ??--, .Giindagai Independent. ? »_- — SATURDAY, .NOVEMBER 5, 180S. . ? i ? ' ? '
Gleanings, [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
Gleanings, Mrs Bradclen 13 a great liorECAVoraan, a devoted lover of babies and dogs, a collector of old silver, and a great gar dener. She is a charming ' . 'conversationalist, and has a lieen tense of humour. , A curious fact m connection with her work is that, while she . may be taid to have written all her novels with her own hand — thufc is without a type wri ter or secretary's help — she never writes her MSS in the same hand as she writes hsr letters. The Empress of Austria kept up a very constaut cor respondence with her Irish _ ' friends, and in a letter written niiitn vnnotifiv fi'» nil Trwii lnrlu alluded to .the terrible death of . her sister at the Bazar de Chaiito fire, and remarked that she felt a presentiment that some tragedy awaited her sell in the near future. Alas, that the prediction should have come true. ' Miss Annie 'Varina Davis, better _ known as 'Winnie Da-. ? vis, daughter of Jefferson Davis, died in September at Rhode Island. ' Winnie Da vis,5 as she was ...
THE KOSCIUSKO OBSERVATORY. A STORY FROM THE MOUNTAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
THE KOSCIU8KO OBSER VATORY. A STORY FROM THE MOUNTAIN. Thk young meteorologist who has juat been appointed first obsorvor at the Mount KosoiusUo observatory, Mr. B. do Burgh Kewth, is not yet 23 yenrs of ago, but is a devoted officer, and a very pleasant gentlemanly young fellow. Ho has recently given some very interesting particulars of life on what has betn picturesquely ti rmed ' the roof o£ Australia/' — Mother Kosciutiko, with her vtet Golds of winter snow, her ice-bound brow, glacial slopes, and her weird sights and Bounds. '? Jitidabyne is) our nearest post office,' -he said, ''and some of our vv'uter trips to if. ore very dangerous. Generally, the life there is decidedly arulic in the winter. Our hut is now covered light over with anow, and only tho cbinmey visible. It has not thawed lor five months, save on odd occasions. Af.er the blow away of our arctic tint in February last we were given a two roomed houae, which U sunk ino tho ground, so a3 to r.ffer as little resistanc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
ROYAL fl©TISL, Proprietor'. qmlR3T-CLASS ACCOJ1MODATIO-T for ±1 all. BILLIARD and HA1R0RES8ING S i LUONS attnohed to tbe H olel. GOOD STABLING Accoihmodation. — O STAND TH12 SEASON AT— Jones' Creeks near Gundagai, THE DEAUCrMT STALLION, Z^IOMET is abcnmiful 15'iy Horse-, rising \^ i years old, aanding over 10 hands hi'tth, with splendid bone und inuscln, and ia pei fiiclly quite nndstaunoh in lurness. TJln ..!-.n .-...A ? A .?!?- 'lonca Ki-ttli imnitito^ 1.11a anu i*; 1 vi «tiiii iii.io uwn ^ui|/ui -»» from New Z::a!ujid. Comet won first prize' at Gundngai for yearling colt. Terms : — £2 5-. for single mare- ; £2 for two ur more mares, iho boua fide property of same o»-ner. Good and *eeuie puddoeks piovided w'tli abundance of grass and water. Every ca- B taken, but no responsibility inomri'd. All mares to bo removed and paid for by 1st January, 1H99, othrrwiae 2d. Od. per week will be charged for ogistmout, W. STAFFORD, Piopiietor. TO STAND THIS SEASONAT Black Springs, near Coolac, ...
BRUNEL'S SINGULAR ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
BRUNEL'S SINGULAR ACCIDENT. On May the 13th, 1843, an uncommon accident occurred to Mr. lsamhard Kingdom Brunei, who, like hie father, was one of our most distinguished engineers. While entertain ing the childn n of a friend by pretending lo pass a half-sovr.reign into his mouth and out of bis ear, it suddenly 'lipped, and became fixed iu uin bini.uBM, ur niim-|,i}jc. v ariuuN enures were made to extract it, but they proved un availing, and surgical Hid was called in. Con sultations took place among tbe most eminent professional men, but all were ineffictual till Brunei's own devire was adopted. This wxs an apparatus constructed lor inverting Ibe body of the pntieat, or suspending him upside down, iu order tbat the weight of the coin might assist the natural effort to expel it by coughing. In the first experiment tbe invention failed ; but on his being uuain turned bead downwards Mr. Brunei felt the cuiu quit its ulacu ou tbe right side of his chest, and io a few seconds it dropped ...
AN ECCENTRIC DOC OR. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
AN ECCENTRIC DOC OR. Dr. Abernethy, although good-natured, with strong feelingB, possessed an irritable, temper, which made him very petulant and impatient at times with bis patients and others When a fellow physician asked him once whether he rlid not think that some plan which be sug grareu wouiu answer, sne only reply ne could obtain was, 'Ay, ay, put a little salt on a bird's tail, and you'll be sure to catch him.' He would uever pormit his patients to talk to him much, and often not at all ; and he desired them to bold their tongues and listen to him while be gave a sort nf clinical lecture upun the subject of the consultation. A loquucioua lady having called to consult him, he could not succeed in silencing her without resorting to the following expedient: — ' Put out your tongue, madam.' The lady complied. ' Now keep it there till 1 have done talking.' nuubucf luujr uruugub il«r uaugU R r TO Olm one day, but he refused to hear her or to pre scribe, advising her to make the gi...
THE BOUNDARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
THE BOUNDARY. My friend Binks was a clever fellow, good hearted and amiable when you once knew him. Binks was an Alabamiun, und was absorbed in his belief that ?? Old Alabama '* was just the greatest place on the face of the earth. He was studying med:ciue, running his two courses, according to law, in the Now York University Medical School, and boardinc at a respectable widow's establishment in Bleeoker-street, where for part of the season ha had occupied a room by h'rasclf,saddled with the proviso that should another boarder offer, it was understood that he was to ahare Bink's room and occupy bed No. 2. Biuks had begun to persuade himself that no room-mate was to come between the wind and his nobility, when one day the fabric was shat tered by his landlady announcing tbat she had accepted ' a gentleman from Kentucky,' who would that afternoon take up his quarters ao a. sharer of Binks' hospitality. The ' gentleman from Kentucky ' made his Hppearauce.six feet in length, Unk and lon...
WELL STOCKED. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
WELL STOCKED. With her sweet, pensive face she came und sat beside her father. ' Papa,' shu whispered, ' Alfred and I are two souls with but one siugle thought.' The old man stroked the golden hair. ' Sly child,' he said, reassuringly, ' doo/t be discouraged ; that's one more thun your mother aud I had when wn were married.' It is recorded lhat an engine-driver in New Zealand noticed a lady waving her hand at a siding where he was not timed to ijtop. On pulling up his traiu be asked her if she wished to got on board, but she replied she was not travelling. Sho would, however, be ?' rea grateful if the driver would ask the passengers if anyone would oblige her with chi.njo For a £1 note.' ' . - ? . ? f
AN ENFORCED DUEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
AN ENFORCED DUEL. When an officer is the Russian army is in sulted, a mili taiy court of honour sits to decide upon the uctiou to be tukoi,und he lias to abide by the decision of the court. Not long ago, two young officers of the Russian army quarrelled while drinkiug together, and one band. They were intimate friends, aud when iu bis sober senses the aggressor humbly apolo gised for thii ufftout to his brother officer, who co.dially accepted it. A regiment*! court of honour bad to be held, however, and it was de creed that the officers should fight, tiii.aah both weiumiich averse to doing so. A duel was therefcre arrauged at twenty paces, and the youug officer who had received the affront, and forgiven bis friend, was bit in the bip and crippled for life.
TOWN TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
TOV7N TOPICS. Pmnce of Wales Birthday ! The nroiio tent at Kouciusko was wrecked by recent storms. Some very hard swearing at the Police Court on Monday. Juit. ItYLE otters at auction to-rany, at Spring Flat, a quantity ot buildiug material, &o. The Junee Rifle Club is endeavoring to arraifge a inatch with the Cooia mundra Club, Mns. John Whiting, of Adelong, died in Prince Alfred Hospital, S_,d ney, last week. GrjNDAoui Salvationists raised £18 towards the £25,000 contributed in Australasia for the Seli-deuial Fund. Our Wesleyan friends are holding a picnic to-day on the flat between the second park gate and tho creek outside the park. Special prize shooting, by members of the local Rillo Club, to-day. Mem bers are requested to attend at Fry's Hotel at 2 p.m. Ttte iniured miner. Lnmnrolh is still confined in the local hospital, but can hardly be said to bo making any pro gress towards recovery. Beveral of hin frienda at Adelong came down to see him on Sunday. ' The liquid b...
THE CLEANLY DUTCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
THE CLEANLY DUTCH. Not only the pavements of the main thoroughfares, but all the side streets are thoroughly well washed and cleansed daily. ?When you walk out in the early morning you might eat your breakfast anywhere with per-, feet comfort on the parapets. We bad to look for more than a quarter of an hour to ttnd a bit of paper in the streets, and the windows in the back streets, even ot houses to let, are rubbed bright aud polished to a point which must be the despair uf the passing English housewife Why are Dutch housemaidens sa incomparably mom diligent and cleau than English ? Con it bo their Puritan bringing up p I remember a stor- current at home uf an excellent house wife who maintained her conviction that her maid of all work, had ' found salvation.' Being asked the giound of her belief, she re plied that the girl had taken to sweeping under all the rugs.
USELESS TO WAIT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
USELESS TO WAIT. They have been printing recently some of Henry Labouchere's experiences as a diplomat in the United States. He was, it will be re membered, au attache of the Biitish Legation in Washington once upon a time. One day, they tell us, Labuuchere was sitting in bis office when a rather noisy person came in and asked to see the Minister. ' rou can t see mm. ties gone one. xou must see me.' ' I don't want to see you. I want to see the boss of the ranch,' said the noisy one. ' All right,' replied Labouchere, going on with his writing. ' Take a chai r.' The visitor sat and wuited for an hour. Then, with several picturesque extracts from profane history, he inquired how long the boss would be out. ' I should think ubout six week*,' replied Labcuchere, carelessly. ' You see he has jusl sailed for ICngland.'
SALE OP OCCUPATION LICENSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
SALE OF OCCUPATION LICENSE. At Tumut, on Monduy, 5th Decem ber, the -Crown Lunds Agent will offer for salo by public auction the right to tho following occupation license : — 'Hondo late returned area, 5,700 acres, about 40 to 45 miles from Guntfag.ii railway Btat.on ; pariih Tumorratua, county x-uccieucu ; luicuiy iimoerea with psj.permint, gum, iipple-tree ; red clay und lighty sand soil ; forma tion — grunite, hill and mountainous ; watered by Bondo pnd Tuuiorrama CceekB , aDnual upset licenao fee tor each section of 640 acres, £2.
HE HADN'T THOUGHT OF THAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 9 November 1898
HE HADN'T THOUGHT OF THAT. ' I can't understand,' said a Bradford man this morning, ' what nukes my wife treat me the way she does.' ' Is she mean to you r1' ' Mean ? , Is the cyclone mean to tho lamb it blows down a ttee upon ?' ' You should bisar with a great deal from her, as a woman has many burdens to bear.' ?' Don't I ? What with rilling pocketB aud whacking me over the head with the poker, and shoving me downstairs, ami making mo go without snpper, 1 think I certainly do nave enough to bear with.' ' You don't kuow why she treats you so ?' 'No.' ' I do.' ' Then you're the man I want to see. Why is it P' ?' Because you're drunk.' ' Stranger, give me your hand. Among all the reasons ou earth I hadn't thought of tbat.'