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Influenza Epidemic. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 29 March 1898
Influenza Epidemic. TaB following appeared in the Boeder Post, Albury, duriDg tho last opidomic of influenza in that town (14th Docomber 1897) : — A qualified Medical Practioner writes : — ' Having read about the opidemic outbreak of influenza in your city, I wish, to state my ex norionco with that malady, and leavo it to the public whether thoy wish to avail themselves of tho remedy I am goiug to suggest or not. During tho last opidomic of influenza in London I was ongaqjod as medical ollicor iu St. Mary's Hospital, Paddtngton, and during tho short time it lasted treated a cousidorablo number of pationts, fiuding that especially tho norvous symptoms suoh as headacho, oxtroim weakuoa, restlessness, etc., wore greatly improved by tho following medical treatmont: —I hud an ordin ary wide-mouthed magnesia bottle filled with boiling water, and poured upon, this 20 to !J0 drops of extract of eucalyptus, and mado the patient inhale tho vapour thus producod as long as thoro waa any smell o...
THE FATE OF ROGER TICHBORNE. A MARVELLOUS STORY OF ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
I HE FATE OF ROGER TICIIBORNE. A MARVELLOUS STORY OF ADVENTURE. A littlo whilo iiro tho Tichborne claimant gave to the world the true story of his im posture. Now a more startling tain comes to us from the Antipodes, where credence is given to a new claimant, whose strange story is IfitV'ttlMI -' y *L UIAl VXIIUIM 1 C,tU 111 Ul « 1II.O III wliivu '' yJ kuow of the Sir Roger Charles Doughty Tich horno who vanished from mortal ken. Tho evi dence that William Creswell, now confined iu the Paramatta Lunatic Asylum, is none other than Sir Roger Tichborne, over wboje, mysterious dis appearance two continents for years havo mar velled, is now being collected by lawyers in Australia, and an application will soon bo made in court which will bring the wholo question of his identity into prominence. A remarkable number of physical resemblances have been discovered between the inmate of tho lunatic asylum and tho real Roger Tichborne, every one of whose trait* was described at length in the tri...
AFTER THE STORM. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
AFTER THE STORM. By Carti. Ci.aiik. Tho wind increased in fury. Gust after gust struck angrily against the window of the room in which Hetty Maynard sat trembling. It was a night to make; thu stoutest quail and Hetty was only a lone girl. The floor shook beneath her feet und tho win dow-frames rattled threateningly as the war fan; of thn elements went on. Hetty Maynard sat by a little work table making all but futile efforts to finish a letter which lay before hor. The raging of the storm without and an uncontrollable, tumuli; within had mado the, task almost impossible to her. .She had stolen up to her bedroom after tea on Sunday 'ovening, and had essayed to settle tbo question of her life. Under ordinary circumstances the seclusion of her chamber would have been most fitting for so momentous a task. But on this night the fury of thcstnnn bad dispelled all sense of rest and quiet. For nearly an hour she had been trying to pen a few coherent words, but tho angry gusts had distracted...
ONLY THE COAL MAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
ONLY THI5 COAL MAN. Some time ago I met with a most ludicrous adventure while delivering coal at a private lun&liu isyluin just outside Dublin. Having been admitted by tie lodgs-keeper, I led my horse and dray round to the back of the bouse, aud, as I could see uo one about, rambled into one of the corridors in search of someone to whom 1 could deliver my load. Coming to an empty cull, curiosity prompted me to sb-.p inside, wh«n,carcle.ssly handling the door, it banged to, and it having a catch-latch, I found myself a prisoner. I shouted myself hoarse, and was delighted to see the small slide, in tho dour open. It was a gentleman, who, with bis wife, was visiting tho KHyluui. To him 1 explained my predicament. Imagine my disgust when the gentleman said to his wife : — ' Dear me, Marr, how cunning some of these creatures are. Did you hear this poor man's story ? Who would ever think he was mad ?' ' But I am not mad,' I explained. ' I'm the man that brought the coal.' ' Dear, ...
DEAD DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
DKA.D DOGS. There are so many dogs drowned in the Thames that it is necessary for thu Thames Conservancy to employ sereral men for the pur pose of taking the bodies out of thu water and burying them. In a chat I hud the other day with one of tho Conservancy men, I gathered that, as a rulo about fifty dogs a day are picked up in a dis tance of about four miles. On the day of our chat my informant told me that he and another man had picked up and buried forty-eight, while sometimes as mhny as sixty are found. With :-? twinkle in his eye he »aid that there were not many sausage shops in the neigh bourhood, or ho might he, able to make a better living ; as it is the pay which the men receive for their unpleasant work is by no means excessive.
NO HOPE FOR HIM. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
NO HOPE FOR HIM. Miss Bright : LVt's play portrait gallery. Mr. Adorer : What sort of a game is that p Miss Bright : It's, very simple. Tho materials are a collection of newspaper portraits of tell one from tho othor can marry the girl he is playing with. Mr. Adorer (sadly) : At last I see.thcre's no hope. You So not love me.
HIS MOVING TOWER. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
HIS MOVING ..POWER. Mary Ann : 'Moiko, wul ycz guv me a lift'wid a couple ov shiutls av eonl from th' bin ? Mike : Mary Ann. yi ?/. herd th' docthor say it wud be th' doth «v me to lift onyt'ing. (Half an hour later.) - Captain : Mike, if you will cBrry that keg to the landing you tray have what you want to drink. Mike : Begorr'a. ! th' pay nud male' me lift the ship.
Cutting One year old Cane. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
Gutting1 One-year-oid (Jane. Sin, — In your issue of tho 22nd March ' Southern - ito' writes as follows : — ''But just imagine to your self the intelligence possessed by this 'old planter,' when he tenders tho public the information that the Company will need to agree to cut one-year old cane first if it is frosted. Imagine to yourself any mill owner cutting one-year-old plant cane registering five degrees when nothing less than seven will pay.' Your coriesnondont cannot he a caneo-rower. nor does he write in fairness to the growers or tho Com pany. For tho last ten years at least one-year-old plant cane below Maclean has averaged over seven dogrees. I can mention quite a number of farmers who had their frosted cane tested at Harwood mill and the Company admitted it marked nine degrees and even more, but they would not cut pieces of from 10 to 15 acres in area because it was plant cane and they said if they cut such cane on one part of the river they would be expected to do it all o...
INVERTED MORMONISM A PLURALITY OF HUSBANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
INVERTED M011M0NISM A PLURALITY OP HUSBANDS. The women of tho Ladakh tribe, who inhabit Middle Thibet (says Mr. Notovitcb, the trav eller), are far in advance, both in physical graces as well as intelligence, of their senii civilised sisters of other tribes and nations. Whilo an a rule they arn below medium height, uu.-iL u^iin:n -iiu oi eAfjuiMn; hy iniiit-t,i j .n»-. grace. The rareness of tha mountain air gives them an exceedingly clear complexion, of which they are very proud. They havo eloquent mouths, with escellei.t teeth, ami their faces are continually wreathed with smiles. Their disposition matches this make-up, being sunny and amiable. They are extremely neat. Though on account of the altitude the climate is very rigorous, they spend a great deal of time bathing. In their costumes they show a charm ing inclination for the picturesquely bizarre. They will often combine filmy laces and mnny hued fabrics with handsome though sombre coloured furs in the most bewilileriii;; fa...
River Bank Protection. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
River Bank Protection. Sir, — After reading several letters in reply to one I wrote on river bank protection, I should like to say a few words more on tho matter. Of course the plans of other writers are allgood onough if there were no cobra to destroy wood work or floods to cut away under banks, but where these prevail it is of little use saying what could be done if it wore not for them, for that does not suggest a remedy that will meet the case. As a proof of my plan being a good one I would refer interested persons to the result that has been brought about on either side of the approach to Harwood ferry, Previous to these approaches being built the banks were fast washiag away there, but since nearly half an acre of land has beon regained, on which now stock can be Been feeding. Seeing that stone can be obtained m unlimited quantities within a few yards of doop water at several places on the Lower Clarence, protecting uho bank at Palmer's Island would not be such a costly undert...
THE WAIFS OF JACKSON'S FLAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
THE WAIFS OF JACKSON'S FLAT. We'r men, lads, an' we'll treat 'em ltin'ly, poor critters. So don't nono o' you fellers luy no 'mi' on 'urn, of yer don't want trouble. She's minor oiir perteekslnin, an' wo aint going to run back on oursel's.' ~ 'No one's (join' a 'nrb 'cr. Thct aint it. 'What'r wo goin' a du vri' 'em'-; thet's tho point ?' ' Clar out the stock 'ut, mi' let rem 'nv tbot. Mtbbe she wont want an' whear long. Gals like 'er (loan belong to noliry. We've got to ilo tho best we can fcr 'om, so let's slit'g m an- du ''?' The speaker rose from the rough table at wuich ho and four other mennere silting nod passed to the other end of the smoke-beclouded cabin. Stepping lightly, ho approached a rough couch, upon which, by the feeble light of a smoky lump which hung from tho roof above the table, the form of a slender woman coiild bo discerned. Genlly bending down townrda her face, the man listened. ' It's got w- 11 'old of 'ur, poor critter,' ho ex claimed in an undertone, turnin...
"Owed" to the Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
'Owed' to the Council. The aldermon sat in the Council hall, The boss seat was filled by the Mayor, The genial William openod the ball, And bearded the lion in his lair. Aid. Davo chippod in his mag, And Toinmv of courso took a hand, But the latter soon struck a snag, For David was born to command. Aid. William, while on his feet, Grew eloquent, and pilod on ' jam,' He retorted the chair, with words so neat, And for the press he didn't caro a d ? ! Tho Mayor unburdenod himself with a sigh, And said thus to his colleagues few : — ' Gentlemen, — I fail to seo why, The press should my words misconstrue.' Tho reporter sat uneasy in the corner, And wished himself far far away ; He looked liko n, paupor's chief mourner, Or tho boss — when it comes pay day. Then thero was a great how^to-do, Whioh ondod in noisy wranglo ; They fought over clauses 49 and 52, And afterwards drowned them in tangle. FULL-CAN. Tho Telegraph is against Foderation. That papor is against everything progressive. Cah...
THE BUTCHER'S LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
THE BUTCHER'S LOVE. Oh ! could I but my love re-veal in words befitting you ! But such a cow ard I am made by those kind eyes of blue! I'm dreaming of you day and night ; in snon, l cannot stop — and as a Chinaman would say, ' My love you'll find ' first chop.' ' I never sausage loveliness ! and, should you pass me by, my feelings would be all cut up — pork creature I would die ! The world's a different stall to me since on your face I've looked. Oh, tell me you will be my love, or else my mutton's cooked ! The tall woman in the long white . garment looked down on the swaying figure of the abject man at the foot of the stairs. ' Haven't touched a drop, eh ?' she harshly repeated. ' Let me hear you say 'preliminary ultimatum.' The poor man gasped for breath. ' Peliminy ullimalium,' he wildly stammered. Then, overcome with humiliation, he sank to the floor. Wife : ' Dear, the doctor says it is necessary for me to spend the winter at Nice this year. What do you think I'd better do ?' H...
Local Notes and News. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
Local Notes and News. 49 or 52 ? Public Censor. AH Fools' Day. Kobinson Crusoo. Russia aggressive. Easter approaches. Storm in a toa-cup. Uheap lares to oyaney. Will it bo Fotter-ation. Municipal affairs lively. Eastern affairs alarming. Floods on tho Eichmond. Watch your clothes-lines. All ale, ye luoky 'King.' Tugo' War next Saturday. E.G. social on 11th instant. Citron industry threatened. Mosquitoes still in evidence, The 'King' had a walk-over. Wantod, a flexible newspaper. Amorica going in for warships. Salisbury's apathy condemned. Plenty of amusomont next week. Circus coming. Take in the washing. To err is human, to forgive is super-human. Alderman O'Connor is the Crick of the local Parliament. Maclean show promises to eclipse all prede cessors. Completo steamer arrangements fov show days. A record attendance should be the result next Wednesday. No member of Parliament announced to at tend our show. Will tho sugar industry esBay prize find its way to tho Clarence % How many ...
GENERAL INFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
GENERAL INFORMATION. Man is the only animal, that pos sesses a real nose and chin. In the Hawaiian Islands there are twice as many men as women. The Queen's household consists of just under a thousand persons. third of the human race. China teas are gradually becoming extinct in the British market. The Bank of France is four times as large as the Bank of England. The hair of the head is said to grow faster in summer than in winter. Vegetables are more nutritious when boiled in hard water ; more digestible in soft. The ants of South America have been known to construct a tunnel three miles in length. Brandy was first used medicinally, and miraculous cures were ascribed to its employment. It is said that on an average the soldiers of Norway are taller than those of any other country. Bread as a daily article of food is used by only about one-third of the population of the earth. ... One hundred and twenty firemen., are required to feed the furnaces of a first-class Atlantic steamer. B...
Cablegrams. LONDON, TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
Cablegrams. LONDON, Tuesday. Sir Thomas Sutherland has callorl a conierence of shipowners, mombers of tho House of Com mons, and officials of the Admiralty, to consider tho question of protection of tho mercantile maritime interests in time of war. lXi is Doneveu ine wovornmono lncouu miuiiuj^ provision for socuring tho adequate defence of all British lino of steamers. The Eussiau voluntoer fleet which loft the Baltic for Vladivostok is returning to Eussia. War rates are being paid on cargo shipped by vessels for the East. Latbu. It is statod that Spain is preparod to offer terms so liboral as to satisfy both Cuba and Amorica. In a mossago to Congress President McKinley said he did not doubt but that Spain's sonse of justice will dictate the proper action in regard to Cuba. It is reported that Spain is willing to with draw her troops from Cuba and to practically accept President Mclvinley's proposals. The Eussiau ilag has been hoisted at Port Arthur and tho Chinose troops withdrawn....
The Mayor and the Press. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
The Mayor and the Press. The Mayor of Maclean, on being elected to his present position, said that ho hopod to get fair play from tho press, and that ho did not objoot ?to fair oommont on his public actions. It seems, from his attack on the Adyooate last Tuesday night, that his idea of fair play is that tho press should always commont favorably on Ma actions, and when ho falls into an error, ~~~ should draw tho cloak of silenco over it. Mayor ' Sohwonborg on Tuesday night charged the Ad VOOATE with deliberate falsehood and deliberate misrepresentation of facts in its comments on his ruling at the previous meeting regarding the powers of the Works Committee. Such ? charges on his part aro exceedingly unjust and - indiscreet — unjust because there were no good grounds for them, and indiscreet because they 1 ?were made under circumstances which cause them to fall back upon the accuser. The cir cumstances which led to Mayor Sohwon berg making tho above quoted charges against the Advocat...
Notes and Comments. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
Hbtes and Comments, l'Rr nSI At tho lnst mooting of the Maclean 'Gnsomoter,' Councillor O'Connor referred to tho Mayor as Robinson Crusoe. Now, tho genial Hibernian need not have chew so loudly, as the present Mayor fills tho nous of tho man Friday. Tho real sel-kirk is behind tho throne and well Master Frank knows it. If Aid. William had rofcrrod to tho Mayor as an automaton, no would liavo boon nearer tuo bull s eyo Tho real Crusoe of tho show is tho monarch of all ho surveys in his own sphere. TnK Mayoral accusation of misconstruction on tho part of tho Advocate is about on n, par witlitho ex lampliglitcr's antagonism to tho influx of tho aliens. The press had better closo its doors if a faithful ro port of a meeting- is to bo taken as a misconstruction. Aa an antidote I would suggest that in f uturo all Municipal Council report* bo relegated to tho waste paper basket, and any function whoreat tho Mayoral suite officiated be passed ovor in siloneo by tho ro porters. What a huo an...
Tenders for Forage. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 1 April 1898
Tedders for Forage. The following tenders have been accepted for the supply of forage for the police : — Brush- frove — T. C. Davis : maize 2s 9d, oats 2s 3d, ran Is 3d per bushel, hay £6, straw £1 per ton. Chatsworth and Harwood — John Eead : maize 2s 6d, oats 3s, bran Is, hay £7, Btraw £1, Lawronce — T. Honderson : maizo 3s, oats 2s 6d, bran Is 3d, hay £6, straw £1. Maclean — S. Macnaughtan : maize 2s 6d, bran Is 2d, hay £5. Palmer's Island — F. W. Paino : maize 3s, oats 3s, bran Is Gd, hay £5, sfraw £2 10s. Ulmarra— Goorgo MacFarlano : maize 2s 6d, oats 2s 4d, bran Is Id, hay £5 10s, straw 5s. Grafton — John Crispin : maize 2s 3d, oats 2s 6d, bran Is 2d, hay £4 10s, straw £2. South Grafton — John Crispin : maize 2s Gd, oats 2s fid, bran Is 2d, hay £4 15s. straw £2. ? ~ The Advocate's Job Printing Department js the moBfc complete on iho North Coast. Send