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Our Sydney Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Our Sydney Letter. [From our Sydney Contributor.] In replying to tbe toast of his health Mr. Stodiart, at the close of the recent Test Match, complained of the illman ner of the crowds ou the cricket groun.i during a test match. Their boorislmess is uot directed only against the Englishmen, for similar demonstrations of feeling are frequent in an intercolonial cricket match. The crowd cannot stand their side getting worsted, and they hoot and hiss at any opponent who dares to appeal to the umpire, or keep the interests of his side in view. It is perhaps eight to say that it is only a minority of the Bf ectatorB who give way to these brute sentiments; but they are a loud mouthed minority who make their presence felt in proportion to the cad dishneES of their expressions. The great majority of the public go there as lovers of good cricket, and, although naturally enthusiastic about their own people, are still able to appreciate, aud like to see, good play from the side of tbeir oppone...
Branxton Post Office Robbed. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Branxton Post Office Robbed. Considerable excitement was caused at Braoxton 01 Saturday last when it was re p rted that the local Post Office had been eUered, and the sum vf about £1 1 stolen therefrom. The theft was first discovered on Satnniay morning, when the postmaster, Mr. Tulloch, found on entering the office i that acmeonn had entered thiougu one of the windows, t.dp ssessing himself of the keys, whicn had iuadver ently been le!t on the c junter, brd ope ed the safe and appropriat ed the amount stated. The call-box was aiteiH-ari- found m the back yard, where it had ? vidently l«en thrown. The matter was at once placed in tbe hands of the police, bnt eo far as we are aware no arreat hss yet been maie.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Dr. S. I'. Preston, Lynchborg, Va., writes j —'I have been very much pleased with j SaDder auj Sous Eucalypti Extract in the - first stage of pht'-iibi*, usioa it aa an inhala 1 tion from a bronchitis-kettle. 1 never I use any preparation than Sanders', as I I have found tbe others to be almost nselcss. ' Dr. A. S. Huberts, La Cygne. Kansas, writes : — ' I use Sjnder and Sons Eucalypti Extract in disordprs of the respiratory tract, , diphtheria, dysentery, etc It is a favourite drug with me, aud Sander aod Soas prepara tion is the dci'iracum lung wished for, the other different preparations of the drug being anything but satisfactory.' Insist on getting Sander and Sons Eucalypti Extract, or else you will be supplied with worthless oils.
The Deserter. A Story of the Far West. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
The Deserter. A Story of the Far West. ' Corporal, bring in the prisoner 1' It is a June dny at Fort Davis, on the little Missouri river, and a court martial has assembled to try Private Sacoutl White on the charge of orje of the gravest crimes a poldier can be guilty of in time of neacc — strikine his superior officer. Private White came to Company B, 11th Infantry, from Jeffersou barracks a year before. One day he walked into a recruiting office in St. Lonis and offered himself for medical examination. The sergeant was surprised — the captain in charge was surprised — the medical examiner was surprised. Here was a man 26 years of age— sound as a dollar— a gentleman in speech and demeauour and evidently nsed to the good things of life, who was anxious to go soldier ing in time of peace. He was altogether different from the average oiaterial — so much out of his line that the recruiting officer looked him over and growled out that he'd bet hie boots ' the dude ' would be posted as a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Poisoned From Head to Foot. We call paiticular attention to tlic cub joined statement. No incident of ite kind, of equal interest and importance, has occur red uf lnte years, A declaration so startling in its general scope, and so full of corrobor ative d. mil, ccitninl.v warrants the con clusion that a new epoch in the heeling nit hns duwneil upon us. A-ide from the force of the l^e»l furms which it assumes, the facts, ns alleged, rest upon the results of a thorough and careful investigation. (Copy.) I. George Lnck, of 123, Stamford Ktre?t, Waterloo Koati, London, do 6oiemuly and eineerely declare as fallows: — ?? I was always a strong healthy mmi up to April. 1876. At this tiin', whi'et engaged at the Stamford Street Embroidery Works, cleaning out a tank which had been used fir dying purposes, I slipped and fell in the tank fwhich was covered with verdigris), cutting both my elbows. The parts 60on became swollen, and in a week's time the flesh was patrid, ns if gangrene had set in...
The CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE A TALE OF THE REIGN OF TERROR CHAPTER XV.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
1MHSS' [?] CBA1-TER, XV.— Continued. mo mmorable.' 'Ah, thnt is it ! You frighten me, Mnnr ice; yon neither Inugli nor fig-lit. Aro you by miy cluinco eiiirnire-l in pome plot ?' 'Me ? Would to Ood !' 'You outfit to nny, 'Would to the God doss Reason!1 ' 'Leave me, L/ouis; I enn not, mid will not, go out. I flm in lied; -i/r.-.i tfi^if* Met me rest iu pence.' Ijouis nerntcliod his our. 'Well,' wild he, 'I hoo how it is.' 'What do you sen ?'' 'Thnt you wait for the Goddess I5en bou.' 'Corbleul' cried Mnuricc, 'spiritual friends are very troulilosome. Go, or I shall utter a few imprecations on you u nd your' Roddo.ss.' 'Cluiifscl Clinrite !' Mum-ice rained his hand to curse him, when he was interrupted by bin official, who at this moment entered, benrinK in his lia i*l .a. letter for the citizen, bis brother. 'Citizen JLfrricoln,' slid Louis, 'you enter at an unfortunate moment. ? Your master was about to become superb.' Maurice let lall his Iinnd, which he list lessly extended for th...
Who Lady Salisbury Was. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Who Lady Salisbury Was. Lady Salisbury js the daughter of Baron Alderson. one of tlie wittiest and ablest Judges of his time, aud a niece ot Mrs. opie, the poet and novelist. She was not considered, a sufficient match for the sou of a marquis. The late Lord Salisbury tried to prevent it but as his son. Ihen Lord R. Cecil, was persistent, iie so far relented as to make 'terms. These were, that Lord Mtoburt .vliouM unrtormKe not to see or com municate with Miss Alderson for ah entire year.- The young lover stood ihe test, aud at Uie close of the year he obtained his father's consent. But the Marquis, while continuing his allowance of £000 a year, declined to increase !t. The Marchioness has the 'reputation of being ' a strong-minded woman.' There is said to be no lady among the peeresses who attend debates in the Gilded Obaiu ber whose face is more strongly marked by individuality, and no lady who wears more brilliant diamonds.
Helping the Poor. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Helping the Poor. The Countess Pchiinnielinann, for merly a Lady-in-waiting at ihe Court of Berlin, addressed the working men of Copenhagen recently, and aivnouneod that she intended to sell her large villa uear the Danish capital and devote the proceeds to tlie poor. . fche had lived, she said, in the palace of an Kinperor and in the huts of fishermen, and she hnd become convinced that the poor are happier than the millionaire.
Timor. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Timor. (From our CoerespondbktO The weather during the past week has been very changeable, alternately hot and cold. A mob of about 1600 head of store bul lockB passed through this weed, en route from Tamworth to Muswellbrook. A pigeon match is snnounced to take place fit Nundle on the 16th instant, and also a bill at night. Mr. Wake, contractor, of Timor, had a narrow escape the other day., he was work ing on a high cable rope which was stretched from bank to buiik over the Isis River, when by some means tie Tell. Fortunately he fell into deep water, which broke the fall, and he escaped unhurt.
A Rapid Speaker. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
A Rapid Speaker. v The, -most rapid orator in the world, aud the fnreinost of the swiftest short hand' writers, according to the 'Ber- liner Tagblatt,' is the Italian Deputy and ex-Miuister, Barnardino- Grimaldi. The tongue of this eloquent politician possesses ' the capacity of gurgling forth a torrent of 3S0 to 200 words in ihe minute.' The last subject of his Par liamentary oratory was the Italian rail way legislation, upou winch he has de livered forty-tlireu long ' speeches, to the mingled admiration and horror of liis.niMien.ee. ' What a mercy,'1 ex claimed oue, ' that Grimaldi was not born a girl !' ' Yes.' replied the other : ' fancy such a speaker growing up to be somebody's mollier-iu-law !'
Electors' Rights. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Electors' Rights. As a general election is not far distant, «leotors who wish to record their votes at the coming contest, should look for their electors' tights, and if they have lost them, obtain substitutes ; and in the event of any error in the spelling of names, this also should be attended to, as it may lead to con fusion when the holder desires to record his vote. If the name be spelt wrongly, the proper course to pursue is to send the right to the Chief Electoral Officer, Sydney, who will issue an amended right.
Astonished Them. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Astonished Them. The Rev. Mr. Pairbank, an American Board missionary in India, writes :— ' My touring has been much facilitated by a bicycle, which 1 was enabled to purchase through the kindness of friends in America. Whole villages turn out to see the ' foot carriage.' Some are much astonished at. the speed of the machine. Others think 1 ought to go much faster, and frequently while go ing along quietly 1 hear men say : ' Now. brace up, let us see what you cau do.' 1 am frequently asked whether the pro l-elling power comos from my feet or my hands. Wherever I go I h'nd plenty of peopie willing 1o come and listen to my preaching if they cau only catch a glimpse of the horse that needs neither grass nor grain.'
The Nose and Character. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
The Nose and Cli:irnct«r. You will rarely see a very small or insignificant nose on the face of a man of marked individuality. We may not perhaps go so far as to say that 'the nose is a signpost; that points to charac ter' ; but we may say that n great in dividuality very seldom has an insigni cent nose. . ?? Napoleon used to sny, 'Give me a man with a good abundance of nose, when I want a hard-working man.'- Certainly, a small, short nose upon a full-grown man's face always gives an expression of weakness, and a sort of childish look. General Sommer, commanding the Aus trian brigade In Bosnia, has been ex perimenting successfully with dogs for war purposes. A hundred and fifty dogs have been taught to carry the mails jn the mountains to distances that occupy j them two or three hours.
How Gaol Birds Talk. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
How Gaol Birds Talk. Not the least interesting evidence given before the I'lisons Committee re lated to the Voile of signals in use among regular gaol birds. One ex-prisouur very obligingly explained these to the committee. The first thing, it seems, which a prisoner attempts to communi cate to his friends is the length of his sentence. Some of his signals are a plain and simple use of the fingers, but there is an alternative code to express one term of imprisonment which puzzled the committee very much. The prisoner either holds up both lists, or touches his ear with one finger. This latter gesture was found to signify twelve, months, that is to say one (y)ear.
The Amateur Gasfitter. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
The Amateur Gasfitter. A gentleman who has recently- re turned from Rngland regales, a reporter with these bits of gossip ':'' There was an Englishman who priuVd himself upon his ability as an amateur plumber. He decided to put gas connections into his house, and do it himself. He' wont to work with a great nonrisn ; Hammered and soldered and fitted away. aud. at last came the hour of final triumph, lie called the family into jho parlour, be neath the groat chandelier. lie turned the taps, with taper in hand, and vigorous showers of water gushed forth over them all. He had made the mis take of connecting with the water pipes instead of the gas pipes.'