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In the Wrong Place. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
In the Wrong Place. An Australian statesman and one of the federal delegates, when tbe gue^t of the V.E.C. tit Flemiagtoii recently (aavs the Melbourne Argvs) ' s'.ole off unawares,' as the storybooks have it, to study life on th& flat. Weariug a tau uat, ana carrying a wiiite um brella, his presence attracted atteution in a place where beaver hats aro uu kaown unless wheu used fgr advertis ing purposes, and white umbrellas have a use and significance apart from that for which they were originally design ed. As he was not laying the odds, the distinguished statesman was naturally regarded as a exquisitely dressed welobcr, waiting to open busi ness when opportunity might favour his mission. A plainclotbes constable believing he had eeen the gentleman somewhere before, and knew no good of him. dogged his footsteps wheiever he turnpd, wbich naturally added to the interest with ' which tbe ordinary habitues of the flat rcgnrded him. ' What'a tbe matter — what do you meau by foll...
Brotherless Women. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Brotherless Women. ' The Sister of Pour Brothers' writes to the ' Spectator' :— 1 was much in terested in your article iu 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 aud faults, failings, aud weak nesses, ihat they idealise them, iwllevo all they say, and are in danger of accept ing the first, lovor who makes advances. ' No man is a hero to his valet de chambre.' i do not forget that Caiiyle snys it is because tlie valet is incapable of valuing and appreciating a hero, but this I know— that a girl who is iu the uiidst of a family of hoys is not very likely to be disillusioned after marriage. She is uear enough to see the foibles and vanities of- hor brothers without the softening influences of perspective. She is now and then snubbed, some of her i-onceit taken out of her by brotherly candour, and in the main is more likel...
Heights of Women. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Heights of Women. Somebody has been busily at work inquiring as to the heights of girls and women in England, T'rance, and the United Slates. The results of the in quiries show that Great Hritain stands first by V-;in.. American women coming next, and the Trench being beaten off a bad third with 2in. less than their Transatlantic sisters. The . Americans stand lirst as regards weight, their average beins* 3171b., Ihat of Great Britain lir.lb.. and that of France 3121b.
Upright Pianos. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Upright Pianos. The position of upright pianos now in a room is no longer that they should be placed against tbc wall, but (heir backs should be turned towards tlie middle of the room, and artistically draped. Some put au ornamental, polished, or fretted brass rod across the piano back, just below the top. aud hang a brocaded silk curtain therefrom, by ornamental metal rings. It adds to Hie effective ness if a little table, with some plant or flowers on it, is placed close to the drapery.
The Soldiers Tricked. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
The Soldiers Tricked. During a shooting exhibition by some English soldiers in the presence of an Afghan chief, tlie latter noticed, to his astonishment, that birds were the favourite butt of the marksmen, who but seldom missed their aim. ' Whereupon be declared that it was far more difficult to hit an egg. ?One of the English officers laughed at the supposition, but the chief stood his ground, and the matter was f-ut to the test. An ? egg was suspended from a wall and the soldiers fired at it, but, strange to say, not one of them hit the mark. _ The officers kept .their countenances, and excused the non-success ot tHeTlring party on the ground of Jtbfe ?Slmculty of. the thing. At last a soldier fired over the egg, and cut the thread to which the egg was_fastened, and it fell to tlie ground withoufbreaking. The mystery was solved. The cunning Afghan had used a blowji egg, and the feather-weight shell had been moved aside each time by the current of air in front of the ball, and thus...
District Court. SATURDAY, 5TH MARCH, 1898. Before His Honor Judge GIBSON. C. S. ROWNTREE V. JAMES DUCKWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
District Court. Saturday, 6th March, 1898. Before His Honor Judge Gibson. C. S. ROWNTBKB V. JAMKS DDCKWORTH. Clsim £15 5s 6d, goods sold and deliveml. Vcnliut for plaiutilf laamouut claimed,' with costs of one witness from Quirindi. WILLIAM BRIDGE V. FRANCIS LOED. Claim £25, for breach of agr-ement. Ver dict for plaintiff, with £2 10a cost?. ions BROODBAKK V. JAMES BBOWJf. Cla'm £9 0s 7d, balance due for goods sold and delivered. Mr. Kid appeAivd fir t'jc plaintiff, and Mr. Kenufdy ior the defendant, wbo pleaded that the account had bteii edlielied. His Honor aaid the case was not ouc for the Court, being simply a matter of book keeping, aod ordered it to stand over to noxfc Courr, the plaintiff end defendant agreeing in the in autimo to go through tha cc^ounts aad strike a bilaDcc.
Quarter Sessions. SATURDAY, 5TH MARCH, 1898. Before His Honor Judge GIBSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Quarter Sessions. SiTO-KDAY, 6TH MAECIJ, 1S9S. Before His Honor Jud?e Gibson. Frederick Carlton pleaded gailty to having on the 30ih December last, at Ardgleu, stolen a gelding, the property of Jamrs Lloyd, and was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment, with hard labor, in Murrn ruudi Gaol
Police Court. SATURDAY, 5TH MARCH, 1898. (Before Mr. R. SIMSON, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Police Court. Satcrdat, 5th Habcji, 1S98. (Before Mr. R. SlJlsos, J.l'O Henry Phil ips, charged with drunkenness' was fined 10s, or two days' impr.onment. I On a funher charge of having made use of ] obscene language in a public plica, ho was fined £2, or oue mnnth'is imprisonment, with hard labor, in Murrurundi Gaol, the sent tnc s to be concurrent.
When Cigars Were First Smoked. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
When Cigurs Were First - Smoked. According to a French authority who has been making investigations in this subject, tobacco in the shape of cigars was not introduced into France till the return of the French army from Spain in 1823. This fact is on the authority of Hlp polyte Auger, the dramatic author, who records frequently meeting on his way back to Paris with officers returning from Spain, who had generally cigars in their mouths. Another document, however, carries back the use of the cigar to a slightly earlier period. The ' Hermit of the Chaussee d'Antln' (1813), going to see his nephew, a young officer at Paris, finds him at his hotel in morning costume and smoking a Havana. The taste for cigars seems at this time, to have been sufficiently extended, to make them a common article In the stock of every grocer who was careful to cater to the wants of hiss customers. ' Why was the bee selected as a model of industry ?' asked Tillinghast. ' He cause business with him is always h...
How They Do It At Home. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
How They Do It At Home. At a fashionable wedding a , little while ago, after the departure of the .happy pair, a dear little girl, whose papa and mamma were among the guests, asked, with a child's delightful inquisi liveiiess, ' Wlfy do they throw things at rue pretty lauy in tne carriage? ' For luck.' replied one of the brides maids. ' And why,' continued the child, ' diiesn't she throw them back V ' Oh,' said the young lady, '.that would be rude.' ' Xo, it wouldn't,' persisted the oliild, to .the delight of iier doting parents, ' ma 'does.'
Spray. The Flying Squirrel. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 12 March 1898
Spray. _ The Flying Squirrel. Of course the flying squirrel has no wings, and he does not really rise and lly, hut good Mother Nature lias kiudly giveu him a wide fringe of skin, nin ufng nearly all the way around his body, which, forms a very perfect parachute. When he leaps from his tree-top into the air, and spreads himself, his parachute and his broad, flat tail enable hiui to float down easily and gracefully iu a slanting direction until he alights low dowu on the trunk of a tree perhaps .WC. or even 100ft. distant. Then lie clambers nimbly up to its Uip, chooses his direction, aud launches forth again, quite possibly to tlie same tree from which he started. His Hight is simply a sailing downward at an angle of about. 4'ideg., with a graceful sweep upward at tlie last lo enable, him in alight easily.
Afghan Propriety. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 19 March 1898
AlKlian Propriety. They are verj' religious and very pro per in Afghanistan — and very severe up on defaulters -as will be teen from the following extract from a recently pub lished book on the'subject : — ' The man who kisses anybody else's wife is to have thirty lashes and to he sent to prison for further inquiry. Very careful. directions are laid down in regaid to the adminis tration of the lash. The instrument it self the regulations say, is to be of a. par ticular pattern made of ''throe strips of camel, cow, and sheep skin, its handle of olive wood. The stripes are to be laid on with pious 'ejaculations ; and Uie police officer .(mutasib) is exhorted :o feel, it he cannot show, sorrow for the wrong-doer, ' since Mohammedans are all of one. flesh.' He should guard him self against vain-glory, the . prompting of the devil. Special cognisance is to be taken of offences against religion. If any free-thinking1 Oabuli omits to bend liis head with due rever-jnee at the liour of praye...
The Bacillus of Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 19 March 1898
The Bacillus of Death. Tlie iiaragraphcrs in tb(- Rnclisb magazines seem to got a good de:il of amusement out of the rocenily exploited Chicago discovery of a ' iVacillns of Death.' A writer in 'St. Paul's' says : '' A doctor in Chicago has discovered fl new bacillus that even tobacco would iiuii 11. naru 10 uicivie. lie c-llls if. tile 'Bacillus of Death.1 which is compre hensive, if a little crude. Its personal appearance is said to be very like that of the bacillus of consumption, and if you get your system free of It 'nothing short of actual violence can put an end 1o your life. That is to sny. when once this particular bacillus iias been de stroyed in, disease at present known could take any bold upon you. It sounds, so exceedingly simple.' . '
Cycling in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 19 March 1898
Cycling in South Africa. There seeins to bo an extraordinary or.-iKu for cycling iu Sontii Afric.-i. Cycles are more generally used in .lohannesburg thai) probably in any oilier town of similar size in the world. Then- are, it. adds, some -1000 machines in use by all olasses. from the head of the mining industry down to clerks and shop assistants. One linn have sold 000 in 11-o last two j ears. Ladies are taking ?to cycling frooly. aud so are educated Knllirs. When Kaffirs thai are not edu cated follow suit, what a splendid imir kei for wheels iu Ponth Africa there will be !
An Improved Pew. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 19 March 1898
An Improved Pew. A, Belfast tradesman offered for saie a short time ago 'the entire fittings of a church' : and, after announcing- the foe I. he issued the following notice — 'Important Notice.— Peat-hnldeiK can hnv-- Lh^ir own pews by applying: to iM.Mjiu, ana paying :is. (id. Splondiu scat for kitchen. Why ro to cburcb when you cah have a po«- at 11111710 ? Hoform nt once, and buy a ppw at. Nrs liitt's. To those who 'cannot Indulge in the luxury of sleeping in church, owing to snoring-, buy a pew at once for home !'