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A Predicament. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
A Predicament. Soon after the outbreak of the, Cuban. insurrection':■ an American - newspaper, determiried to send a''special; correspon :derit to the-seat .oC war. ;'Tho : journal in ;ciuestiohi *liad'Tje'eii setting-* Home 'smart' reports from Its regular correspondent at a point in Florida, and the special correspondent- was ordered ' to stop at: this point and take the Floridian to Qiiba with him. In a day or two - the tele graph editor received the following, message from the special :—" Our .'corre spondent here seems very much , disin— clined to go to Cuba. with me." The .editor was determined not to have his plans balked, and sent this Our: Florida correspondent must obey orders and go to Cuba with, you. Oder any reasonable inducements." 'Not long afterwards the following reply was re ceived :—" Our "correspondent here- re fuses point blank to go to Cuba with me except upon one condition, and that is that I marry lier. I have one wife already, and I am afraid the war will be...
Denmark Dairies. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Denmark Dairies. So carefully are germs avoided in the dairies of Denmark that the celebrated butter of the country, much of which is sent to England, is washed when neces sary in water that has been boiled. The butter is, however, ,rarely washed, but is first worked over • byT hand by girls who are scrupulously clean,, and. afterwards finished by -machinery. This butter, which is made, with the greatest" care, from milk that is strained through flan nel and,, afterward filtered through clean gravel, is white in colour, when finished, and is artificially coloured. It is very little salted when used at home, but niore or less salt is added when it is sent as far as England. . It is said to retain its fine quality when shipped better than any butter known.: As an incentive to fur nish only pure milk; the owners of the cows are. under contract to notify the buyers at once if there is any sickness .in: their herd.. The milk is then bought from them and paid for at the usual price, but i...
Jefferson's Ten Rules. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Jcllcrson's Ten Rules. 1. Take things always by the smooth handle. - 2. Never spend your money before you have it. 3. We'seldom repent oC having eaten too little. •/ 4. Pride costs more than hunger, thirst, and ,cold. - ; fi. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly. 6. Never put off till to-morrow what you can do; to-day. 7. Never, trouble another for what you can do'ypurselfj' 8. Never buy what you do riot want be cause it is cheap. - ' 9. How much pain the evils have cost us that have never happened. • 10. When angry,' count ten before you speak; if very angry, count one hun dred.
Heights of Women. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
"Heights of Women. :' ■ •Somebody has been busily at work -inquiringins to the-heights of girls and women in - England, France, and the: United States. The. results of the. in quiries show that Great Britain stands first by %in„ American women coming next, and the French being beaten. olF a bad third with' 2in. less-*than their Transatlantic sisters: The Americans stand first as: regards weight, their average being 1171b., that of Great. Britain il51b., and that of France 1121b.
Brotherless Women. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Brotherless Women. " Tlie Sister of Four Brothers" writes to the •" Spectator" I was much in terested in your article in the " Specta tor" of the 11th May on " Brotherless Women," and thank you for it. My observation compels me to the belief that girls who have no brothers grow, up with such ignorance of young men's daily life and faults, failings, arid; weakv nesses, that .they idealise them,: believe all they say, and are in danger of accept-' ing the first, lover who makes advances. " No man is a hero to his valet de chambre."' I do not forget that Garlyle says it is/because the valet is incapable of .valuing and appreciatinga hero, but this I know—that a girl who is in the midst of a family of boys is not very likely to.be disillusioned after marriage. She is near enough to see the foibles and vanities of her brothers without the softening influences of perspective. Slie is now: and then snubbed,- some of her; conceit taken out of . her by brotherly candour, and in the main is m...
Curious mistakes. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Curious mistakes. Rather an uncommon obituary notice lias just appeared in' the Pails " Gaz ette ties Tribunaux." It announced; that M. Candelle Bayle, President of ; the Appeal Court at Bastia/in Corsica, had died quite suddenly of apoplexy, and the following words were added " This decision is final, and cannotbe altered." Evidently, the' last sentence; was intended, for another part of the paper, where the legal news is' given. In Prance, as in England, .the mistakes of the printing press often produce a comical effect, (says the " Daily News"). One which is well remembered appeared during the second Empire in the " Moni teur." It had reference to the last ill ness of Jerome, ex-ICing of Westphalia. A paragraph appeared giving the latest news of tlie patient's health, and to this was added that " Le vieux perslste," which might bo freely translated :— " The old man still liangs out." The effect of such an announcement in "the Umpcror's own oflleial organ may be easily Imagined. T...
The Emperor's Knife and Fork. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
The Emperor's Knife and Fork. The German Emperor was staying some time ago in one of the cities on the shores of the Mediterranean, ant), as he holds the rank of Admiral in our navy, lie was invited to dinner by the Commander of the'British squadron, then cruising near at hand. But when the time for the banquet arrived, it was discovered that an important implement wag missing.: Where was' tlie Kaiser's knife and fork ? ' For, thoughthe Emperor can wield sceptre, sword, and pen, ;he cannot use an ordinary knife and fork. His left arm.' Is practically useless, and he employs an ingenious contrivance which combines both knife.' and fork, and does very well With it. . . This Imperial implement had .not been placed beside the Imperial plate, and'it could not bo found. Not ; even the Em peror's attendants know where' it was. A! picked crew"was sent ashore in haste, but, though; the Kaiser's quarters were searched, no knife and fork could be dis covered. ,. ... ■ ' All this1 time the elab...
Marriage by Registrars. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Marriage by Registrars. Something of a surpvise has been sprung on the public of New South Wales by a God fearing and moral judge in divorce, who drew attention to what is undoubtedly the state of the law as affecting marriage by a registrar. There can bo no question but that the law of New South Wales, which a good many people supposed only recognised mariinge as a civil contract, unquestionably rogards it in a different light, and only dispenses svith the religious ceremony as a matter of conscience in the case, of either, or both, of the parties enter ing upon the holy, or as the Divorce Court too often has shown, the unholy state of matrimony. While it isnbso lutely necessary that a clorgyman, licensed to perform the marriage cere mony, should recognise the civil side of the matter by forwarding particulars to the nearest registrar ; it seems to bo also a fact that the registrar, when asked to perform the legal marriage ceremony as binding without the element of religion, cnn on...
Piano v. Bike. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Piano v. Bike. . Cycling: among ladies has become so .fashionable in England tliat.—according to ani American trade journal—pianoforte: "makers are suffering in consequence. Either tlie ladies spend their money in purchasing safeties instead of cottages and grands, or, as the journal'in ques tion suggests, devote so much time to outdoor exercise that they have little /leisure to spare for music.; Inasmuch as a French savant gives it as :his opinion that the piano has been much overdone, , especially by young and 'nervous'"girls, •perhaps it::may not be: a loss if the young; women: of the coming generation do' give less time to it, and more to phy sical exercise in :the open ; though na turally instrument makers take a dif ferent view 'of the matter. There are IjCndon householders domiciled in dwell ings with- thin party walls who would be ready to subscribe to pi-ovldo some of , their over-musical neighbours with bicycles.
How to Help the Local Paper. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
How to Help the Local Paper. You can aid your newspaper greatly by giving ihe local paper your geheral printing; if you do not feelfableto run an advertisement, surely you can af ford to give the newspaper your cards, -dodgers, billheads, envelopes, and all business printing to execute. The newspaper, man needs it, and it helps to pay the thousand and one free .no tices he gives yourand your town;; but don't give it to the travelling canvasser who can give you no such return, and is spending neither time, money, . nor brains in helping you to build up : your district. The time may come, when a newspaper may live simply upon the revenue derived from th'e subscriptions and advertisements, .but:, no ordinary newspaper in. any ordinary town- : can exist without auxiliary support\.derived from general printing. Therefore,if you want a good newspaper—one that will still help your town—give it all your printing.
The Sketcher. Did It Once. He Was a Man Who Never Made the Same Mistake Twice. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
The SItctcIier. Did It Once. Was a Man Wlio Never Made flic Same Mistake I'wicc. The glove was ;i .small glace kid of a delicate Ian colour. II; lay just outside tiTe entrance to one oj" the big State street stores and both the men saw it at the same time. 1 " It's :i pretty Utile (ride, isn't it V" said one ol' them, turning it over with his walking-stick and looking at it criti cally. " At'o you a married man!? IE you are, you had better take it home to your-wife ; she might he a.ble to find a in a,te to it." The gentleman addressed reeled dizzi ly back against the door-jam. " Say," he said with a sickly smile, "you don't happen to be in a state of double blessedness yourself, do you ?" " No," replied tlie lirst speaker half regretfully. " I thought not," went on liis com panion compassionately, "or you wouldn't suggest any such a move as that. You see, I am married, and know how it would work. Yon pick up the glove and keep it yourself if you want to, and then step aside here and...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
NfvKR FELT Better i A Lot of Medicine Ail to No Purpose, But - CLEMENTS . ^_TONIC SCORES. Mr. W. H. Peterson, Elgin-street, West Maitland, New South Wales. writes 011 August 11th. 1890 :—I nm plcnscd to say something in praise of Cleinonts Tonic and Fletcher's Pills. I frequently had paius in my stomach, caused by indigestion. I took a lot of medicine, all to 110 purposo. Reading 0110 of your advertisements, 1 do cided to givo Cleinonts Tonic a trial, and bought fcivo largo bottles and one 'box of Dr. Eletcher'n Pills, nnd followed tho direc tions and soon felt bettor. It is now over six months since I felt any pain ; 1 can eat with out any incoiivenionce, nnd never felt better in my lift'.—Yuiirs, etc., W, H.PETERSON, SILVER CITY CUP, March 23. 25,000 Subscribers at 5. H AWKESBm^H AND IOAP|~ - 2.i;icl April. 25,000 Subscribers at 5 each. DONCASTjSTHANDIOApTotli April. 25,000 Subscribers at 5 euch.; SYDNEY CUP, 11 tli April. 25,000 Subscribers at 5 each. ADELAIDE CUP, llthMay. . 100...
Almost Everything. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Almost Everything. " Mainly," said Kanner Corntossel as lie set down a bucket of sprint? water and leaned against the doorpost, "ain't the Goddess of Liberty a female ?" " 'Course." "Ain't Queen "Victoria a lady ?" " Certainly." " Ain't all our ships nailed she ?" , " Invariably." "Ain't the statoo of Freedom in the feminine gender V" It is." " Well, what do you 'mancipated wo men want, anyhow—the earth T'-~
The CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE A TALE OF THE REIGN OF TERROR. CHAPTER XV.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
CHAl'ter XV.—Continued. mo miserable.' "Ah, that in it ! You frighten me, Manr ico; you neither laugh nor Tight. Are you by any chance engaged in some plot "Me ? Would to trod !." "You ought to say, 'Would toHhe God dess Reason!' " ; "Leave me, Louts; I can not, and will not, fro out. 1 nm in bed, awl there /Jet me rest in peace." Louis scratched his cap. * ' "Well," mi id he, "I see lio\y it is." ;' "What do you see ?" *■ "That you wait for the Gpddess Rea son." " "Corbleu 1" cried Maurice, ■ "spiritual ■.priends are very troublesome. Go, or I ahali utter a few imprecations on you and your-goddess." ' jj* "Charge ! Charge !" ■ Maurice raised his hand to curse .-.hini, when he was interrupted by his official, who at this moment entered, bearing , in liis hartd a letter for the citizen, his brother. "Citizen !Agricola," said Louis, "you enter at an unfortunate moment. Your master was about to become superb." Maurice let jfh.ll his hand, which he list lessly extended for the letter ; ...
Useless Hoarding. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Useless Hoarding. The temptation to hoard is not con fined to that class of beings picturesquely described as misers ; it assails women at every turn of their lives, and in cer tain/directions finds easy victims among men. Who does not know the emotion with; which during periods devoted to house-cleaning, when storerooms, attics, and top shelves render up their hidden treasures, we discover garments laid aside, 'old boxes, parcels carefully tied Iri-'a-,-.prehistoric era, bundles of paper and pamphlets yellowed and dust-grimed, betters written by people who have passed out of their lives, the flotsam and jetsam of years, which belong to the category of articles too good to bo destroyed, yet of no use to any one on earth ? ; The familiar and well-known :proverb,Keep a thing for seven years 'and you will', find a use for it," is re sponsible; for much of our stupid hoard ing; ; for the lumber and rubbish which cumber . our shelves afford admirable lurking places for gormsofl disease a...
CHAPTER XVI. THE PRODICAL CHILD. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
CHAPTER XVI. THE PRODIGAL CHILD. Maurice could not have been '•quic'kQr, liartl he oven possessed wings/,-The-streets wore crowded, but Maurice ^Bnly remark ed the crowd as it retarded liis courso. It was said everywhere that the conven tion was sitting: tluit the majesty of the people was offfended through the repre sentatives, whom they prevented'from coming out; pud of this there seemed some probability, as the tinkling of the tocsin wa,s heard, and the thunder of the tannon sounding an alarm. But what, at this moment, to Maurice, mattered eit(!er tho tocsin or the ennnon? What cared ho whether tho deputies wore or were not able to come out, when the prohibi tion did not extend to him ? So lie quick ened liis pace—that was nil. While run ning, lie pictured to himself Genevipve waiting at the little window overlooking tho garden, in order to see liiin, and that who would perceive him far off; and then her smile, more than ever charm ing, would welcome him back again. Dix mer was a...
CHAPTER XVII. THE MINERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
CHAPTER XVII. THE MINERS. At the moment tliey loft the table, Dix mer was told that his notary awaited him in liis study. He excused himself to Maurice, besides, he was accustomed to i leave him thus, ftnd proceeded to attend i hio man of business. Ho was negotiat ing for the purchase ot a house in tlio Hue de la Corderie, facing the garden of the temple. It was rather, as to the rest, a ruin than a house that Dixmer was purchasing, for the actual basemeuti was in a state of dilapidation, but it • was his intention to rebufild it. The bar gain had not been delayed with the pro prietor; that same morning the notary had seen him and agreed to pay nineteen thousand five hundred livres. He there fore brought the agreement l'or signature, and came to receive the requisite money for the purehn.se, n« the proprietor woulfi : that day clear out the building, that the workmen might commence operations on the morrow. Tlio contract signed, Dixmer and Mor nnd accompanied the notary to the line ...
THE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE. CHAPTER XVII—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
THE CHEVALIER de MAISOfl ROUGE. CHAPTER XVII-—Continued. 'If wo were every (lay to givel a tignal from liero that wo wore watching "But r_rom the platform the queen could not see it, for the, curved l-oofs alonmare loss in height than the pl/itforni, an&lt;l yet I doubt it." "Never mind," said Dixmor; "either Maury or Toiilnn may see an opening somewhere and tlic.y will inform tlio queen,". And Dixmer tied several knots in a white calico curtain, passing it backward ami forward before the window, as if shaken by the wind. Then both, equally impatient to visit tin; roof, awaited the proprietor's return oil ihe staircase, having first closed the door, not wishing to afford the worthy man a sight of his waving eurtmin. Tho roofs, as Morand liad forseen, did not reach the height of the summit of the tower. 'I his was n.t once an advantage and disadvantage. A difficulty, because they could not comiminicatc by sign* with the queen, and an advantage 'ba*iunc the very impracticabili...
CHAPTEK XVIII. CLOUDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
CHAPTEK XVIII. CLOUDS. Opposed to the intoxication of first ap fpearances, Afauriee \v:jih certainly much (liwi.ppointed in the recep tion of Gene vieve, and reckoned upon Holitude to re gain tliti road ho had lout, or Heenied to have loHt, the l-oute to lier ulfectiouH. Jint Genevieve had windy arranged her [plan, and dill not intend to allow him Jill oportunity lor •». tete-a-tete, beintf Coiweioiifl of their dauber even from the hnppineuM they afforded her. Maurice an ticipated the morrow. A lciiwwomun of Genevieve, no doubt previously invited, tame to call upon her, (and Genevieve luid retained lier. This time thero wm nothing to be «aid; it could not &.e the fault of lioncviovo. When leaving, Maurice was requested to escort this re lation to the Rue des Fosses St. Victor whore she resided. Maurice went away pouting, but Goneviove smiled, Hnd ho construed this smilo into a promise. Alas ! Maurice deceived himself. Tho next day, the 2nd of June, that terrible day that wit...
Mainland Markets. H. J. MARSHALL'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 March 1898
Mainland Markets. It. J. MAU8IT UYL's EBEOllT. Fufc Cuttle.—A. good supply yarded to a moderate attendance of the trade. Sales were rather duil, and vf>lties slightly under thoao reoentlya-uling. Hy sales comprise—On dc count Tlios. OooK, bnlloclcs at £4 4s to £4 Ss, light nt £3.os to£3 15s; A. K. Holdcu. steers af;£2;12s to £3, liyht cows at £2 2s 6d to £3, Btng. iit £0 3s Gd ; A. G-. Hull, cows at £2 19s - to £3 4s 6(1; . Ij'entor.'a bullocks at £4 Is. • ": l''at Calves.—-Good supply forward, demand dull and prioeo easier for all descriptions. Flit Sheep.—In moderate supply, the •greater portion comprising sheep in light and • m'otlium oondition. Prime pens sold under brisk competition at excellent prices; hest crossbred-wethers making 9s lid to 10s Gtl, others from 8s ; merino wethers Gs to 7s CM, dight aud inferior irom 4s 3d. I sold—On account of A. 0. Gram, 200 light merino wethers at 5s Gd to Gs 9d, 40 at 4s 3d, cross bred wethers at 6s Id, ewes at 4s 9d to 5a Gd : Is. Age...