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SYDNEY, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. As Seen by American Eyes. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
SYDNEY, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. As Seen by American Eyes. Oh, ilie enchantment of a first view of a big bustling Australian city I To no dropped off tho ferry into the very eentro of the maelstrom of Sydney lite, where every mortal is bent npoa his own task: where streams and counter streams of Immunity hurry iu and out and round about.,- and'a|l seem at first glanco like tlio chaos of life. After tlio enforced idleness of an ocean voyage, tlio wido serenity of tho1 enchanting hill-encircled harbour, to fjrapplo with the noi.^o and stir of the city I At tlio foot of the Quay the Customs House, a Georgian structure of grey stono, commands the entrance to tlio city. To tlio right and lelt stretches the big waterfront street,.where wharfs and jetties are lined with shipping and .ferries, Heavy freight vans rattle and bang over the wood blocks. Hulls are clanging on electric cars; newsboys aro piping tiie sensation of tlio hour; there is an Undertone of many voices, a scudling-of hu...
A QUEEN'S EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
A QUEEN'S EXPEKIENCE. tier Majesty Queen Alexandra Is Very \ fond of vieltins the tenants at' Sand ringham, and some time ago sho had j tin aimuelnir conversation with u, poor old Woman who was busy darning htoeklnge. Thinking to put the old , lady at her ease, thfc Queen said : "I | Um sure you cannot heel a pair of I BtorlclngB aa quickly as I can." "Oh, BO the King wears stocking, do 'o?" asked the dame in surprloe. "Only you an' ftie( mum, Wno mendB stockings, knowa ! What ten-itvo bad 'olcs men do make ill : Uuiv 'coW _ - ..j
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
Tho Immense number of orders for FROOTOIDS sent by post direct to the Proprietor Is convincing proof that the Public appreciate their splendid curing power. They cure quickly, are elegant in appearance, and pleasant, to take. "I am writing to you to express my thanks lor the Frootolds which I received from you some -time ago. My mother, who was a great sufferer from Headache and Bilious Attacks for many years, has been taking them, and has found complete relief from them." v L. PATCH, Pelican Creek, Corakl, N.S.W. .V.KIndly send by return post two separate bottles of Frootolds for Indigestion, &c. I got a bottle from you before, and am pleased to say they have done me good." E. PIKE, "Myrtle Cottage," Manlldra, N.S.W. "Your 'Frootolds'? Is the only medicine I have ever found to do me any good for Biliousness and Indigestion. One dose gives relief." J. H. SLEEP, Lochlel, S.A. " Enclosed please find 3/- for two bottles of Frootolds for Indigestion. I got some from you two 'mon...
The Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
The Rainfall. The following table shows points the rainfall as recorded officially attlieFinleyPost Office O^OW ^ c1 St? g hri'-H ; 1) &lt;2 n &lt;2 £ !- &lt;3 " ^ » &lt;?. P o &lt; S-x) -h o^ - Ch CTif.n -L w H Cn 00 0\ o 0\ «OlW O O O .-! C\Uv-£- C/J O M U » &lt;J\' Cn Ox'OOC/i -JW C> W o>m o oi cn ' Ot Gj h-»Oi o» » Cm CO 0> O OCU *-« &lt;3o or 00 WD 00OA Oi Oi O -I CT\ OI C\ C/i CO 0O&* CJ\ - Cyi Cn Cn ?"&lt; o*o» tn as - *-4 ~ ? O) ^ H M J> Of - - (0 OM M -WW M 4* W.Cr* v> vD O\0n ~ ^ ta O Ire 4>» COO O - -* *C> 00 £1 _ C*> Ot'O c otn 10 ^ .vt r«. >0 .*-4 *0 'Oi 03 03 vO 4- C* I CP O O "-J &lt; Tor' chroiu« cfiest .' complaints "WooJV tifeftt Peppcrmiut cure.
TRYING HIS PATIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
TRYING HIS PATIENCE. When Glover Cleveland was prac tising law in Buffalo, one of his friends was a lazy young lawyer, who was forever pestering him about legal points that lie could just as well have looked up for himself. Even Mr. Cleveland's patience had an' end. 'One dayl as his friend en-" tered. he remarked: "There are my' books. You can look up you'r own case." The lazy lawyer stared at him ill '.'See here, Grover Cleveland," he -aid indignantly, ''.1 want yon to un derstand that you and your -old books cou go to thunder! ^ou know very well that I don't read law. I prac- ' tise entirely by car.
Finley Post Office. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
. Eihley Post Office. Mails close at tlie Office as fol lows Daily-For Sydney, T.P.O. south west, Narandera, Jerilderie and. Berrigan, at 7 "a.m. Train leaves at 7.35 Daily T- For Melbourne and Tocumwal, at 8 a.m. Coach leaves at 8.30. For Deniliquin, on Mondays,' Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 7.30 p.m.. Goach leaves at'8 p.m. For Pine Hills, Fridays only,' at 7.30 p.m. For Jerilderie via Springfield, on ' Tuesdays, Thursdays, and - Satur days, at 6.30 p.m. Coach leaves at 7 p.m. ARRIVALS From Sydney, T.P.O. south west, Narandera, Jerilderie, and; Berrigan, at 7.10 p.m. daily. From Melbourne and Tocumwal, at 7 p.m. daily. From Deniliquin on Wednesdays, Fridays, at 12.30 a'.m. On Sun day at 4 p.m. From Pine Hills, on Sundays, at 4 P-m- ...... From Jerilderie, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,1 at 8.30 a.m. ' M. W. CLIFFORD, , Post Master.
NONE TOO FLATTERING. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
NONE TOO FLATTERING. The solemn-faced man who drove the country omnibus never lost an opportunity to display his knowledge to a new passenger, nor had he ever been known to suppress his opinion on any subject, no matter what it might be. "They tell me you're the map that wrote the story that's running In one o* the big magazines. I forget which 't's," he said one day to a cheery pas senger who had been endeavouring to ask a few questions himself. "I believe I am," admitted tfie gen tleman. '.I've never turned my hand to writing," said the 'driver, flicking 'his horses in meditative mood. "No, sir, I've been too much took up with oth er things, but »I read everything, most. T was having a little talk about you to Bill Sears yesterday. We'd Boi'i been reading your last book before this new one. Now, do you rely en tirely on what you write for a living?" "?Not entirely," said \he . author, with due humility, v, "That's what I thought when I .fin ished, the book," and tlVe sta-ge driver...
Tocumwal Post Office. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
Tocumwal Post Office. ARRIVALS,. . Berrigan, Sundays',-'Wednesdays*. Fridays, n a.m. Finley, daily at II a.m. Jerilderie, Tuesdays, Thursdays,, and Saturdays, n a.m. Sydney, Tuesdays, . Thursdays,, and Saturdays at n a.m. and p;m. Tuppal Mail, Tuesdays, Thurs days, and Saturdays, 2-p.m. ? ? Deniliquin, Tuesdaysand Fridays' 5 P-m- - Barooga and Mulwala, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9 p.m. Yarroweyah; ' Cobram, Numur> kah, Melbourne, daily at 3.40 p.mv DEPARTURES. Barooga and Mulwala, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m. Finley and Sydney, daily. 4 p.m. Berrigan, Tuesdays, Thursdays^ and Saturdays, at 4 p.m. Deniliquin, Wednesdays, and. Saturdays, 6 a.m. Tuppal Mail, Tuesdays,' rhurs .days, and Saturdays, at 6 a.m. Yarroweyah, Cobram, rTumurkahi arid Melbourne, daily at ii.io a.m. :
More Wonderful Still. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
More Wonderful Still. 'Do you know," remarked a woman to her husband, ."that Johnny is a somnambulist?" - "A what?" was the gruff query. "A somnambulist. He walks jn his sleep." "When did he bepjin to do that?" "I never noticed it until last night. After he'd gone to bed, and was sound asleep, he got up, dressed himself, went down into the cellar, and brought up a pailful of coal." "He did that in his sleep?" "Ho did. I watched him. He didn't know anything about it this morning, either. How can you explain such a thing?" "Well," replied the husband, "I zan't. But if ho had done it while he was wide awako it would have been more incomprehensible." A poor man docs not need to be a poor sort of man. To have the greatest blessing-, a true friend-Philip Massinger.
KIRSTAKOSTEOPSOMANIAC OR OTODACTYTOMANIAC? [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
KIRSTAKOSTEOPSOMANIAC OK OTODACTYTOMANIAC? If you have no moustache, whis kers or 'beard upon your face you most certainly are not a kirstakastoep somaniac. The word is applied *by icicntisls to describe tfiose nervous men who are.addicted to the habit of twirling their moustaches in a kind of frenzy or meditation or when much upset. In the rfirst syllabic you sec the root, "kirkos," which means a cir cle. Perhaps, however, you may be an unconvicted otodactylomaniac. In all probability you arc. Did you ever see a man with his first finger in his ear and his arm forming an angle of 67^ degrees, ringing away at his auricular pendagc with an energy that knows no surcease. That man is suf fering from otodactylomania. Science shirks at nothing ami its records must be given to the world.
HOME-MADE GARDEN ROLLER. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
HOME-MADE GARDEN ROLLER. Tlie garden roller here described is taken from "Work." It wifl 6e found suitable by those to whom an iron rcll'jr is too expensive. A barrel must be procured "with straight (not bulged) sides. .A piece or $sin round iron forms the axle (Fig. l). lis length will depend on the depth of tho barrel; but It mtist project 2in.at each end of the finished roller. Ir the cement of which the roller is formed s&lt;?ts firm, there Is no fear of the axle work ins loose; but «s uri additional precau tion, rivet two flat pieces of iron on this bar at right angles as shown. Two holes should be driilcd at the ends for 1-hich' pins, though these are not necessary If the frame is made quite firm. Bore a hole in the middle of the bottom of the barrel, through which one end of the axle will pass. Another narrow piece of wood must be fastened on the top of the which the other end of the axle may barrel, with a hole in its centre through pass. The barrel shouldstond on a ...
THE BEEKEEPER. HANDLING BEES. USE OF THE SMOKER. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 11 September 1908
THE BEEKEEPER. I I HANDLING BEES. USE OP THE SMOKER. "It la very easy to handle bees"(wrlte3 a beekeeper in the "Michigan Farmer") "when onec one knows how-. It Is scarcely consoling to tell a novice that in time ho will grow used to being etutig; but after a time a bee-keeper really docs become inoculated, after which, although the momentary pain may be sharp, there are no disagreeable effects, such as swelling, etc. I myself thought very seriously of hav ing to give up the pursuit after one or two years' experience, for one day in j handling a colony o* bees I becamo somewhat careless and irritated them to the extent that they rushed out of the hive and stung :me desperately. I carried about a swollen arm for over a week; but it wore jaway, and I was troubled no more with bad effects. Of course, when handling bees, I wear a veii over my face and have veils always ready for visitors to my apiary; but I never protect my hands with glovos, ex cept when I go to my out-apiary, which co...
THE POULTRY YARD. THE INCUBATOR. USE IN EARLY HATCHING. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
J.TH.E POULTRY YARD. | THE INCUBATOR. ' CJSE IN EARLY HATCHING. "The Incubator has to-day como oo n necessity on every well-organiacd poultry plant where It Is desired .to hutch chicks In large numbers") writes .Mr Prince T. Woods, In the "Reliable Poultry Journal.") "Particularly is th a true where it Is necessary to get the .. chickens out for early roasters and.* broilers, as- theeq must be hatched out"* "of the normal hatching season, and at;l 'i time when It is almost impossible to 1 obtain broody hens in any. considerable |. numbers. Then, too, it is not-always convenient, even If broody hens are ' obtainable, to. care for. ft large .number of sitting hens sufficient to* give chicks. In paying numbers for purely market* . purposes. "Orie of the great drawbacks for be ginners in artificial incubation has been the very considerable percentage of mor tality among brooder chicks, due to In difference or careless hatching. The be-;, glnner, as a rule, is prone to expect too much of...
MARY'S IRONING. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
MARY'S IRONING. The intermittent iplunk-^plunk 'which proceeded from the kitchen told Mrs. Simson that her servant was 'busy ironing, and after a while she thought it a ,paying 'idea to look in and encour age her. . . , "Oh, Mary," she said, as she enter ed the kitchen, "liow nicely you have done this ironing." Tihcn she glanced at the spotless linen, and her admiration changed to surprise. ' "Why," she exclaimed, "these arc all your own things!" "Y-.cs, ma'am," replied Mary, simp ly, "and I'd do all yours just like that it I had time!" Advertisement: "Active general wanted at once."
WHY DIDN'T SHE? [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
WHY DIDN'T SHE? A certain teacher in a school has for her pupils, the children of .parents. She was explaining a sum in subtraction .which the little ones found it difficult to -understand. "Now," she said, to exemplify the .propos:tion, "suppose I had £2, and went into a shop to spend it. .Say 1 bought a -hat for £1. 14,c"JC. &P?"J 8s. fid. for -gloves, and 2s 9/Sd. lor some other things. How much did 1 1 ihave left?" , . .. For a moment there was dead sil cnce. Then a boy's hand went up. "Well, Isaac, how. much did 1 nave lef t? " «)| "Vy didn't'you count your change? said Isaac, in a disgusted tone.
ALWAYS SOME CONSOLATION. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
ALWAYS SOME CONSOLATION. Of the Duke of Wellington's..per fect coolness on the most trying occa sions, Colonel Gurwood used to .g.ve this instance. ?, . f He was oncei n great danger of be ins drowned at sea. It was 'bed-tim,, when the captain of the -vessel ,carT: 'to him, and said: "It will, soon .be all °V»Very well,' 'answered the Duke, "then I shall not take off ray ;l\00ts-' Wihen a woman pleases 'herself she gets the approval of at least one pe - "'Every sin thou slayest, the spirit of that sin .passes into thee, transformed into Strength; every .passion subdued ibv a 'higher impulse is so .much cnar . actcr, F. W. (Robertson.
LOGIC, AT LEAST. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
LOGIC, AT LEAST. In a certain public school is a little eirl pupil who is well up .m Tost °f her studies, hut sJie has an inveter ate dislike of geography, and it seems impossible to teach the study to her. The other day, her teacher, made im patient! sent a note to Rosie's .mother requesting flier to see that the gt studied her lesson. . The next ciay showed no improvement 'however. ii \nd did your .mother read tne note, Rosie?" said the teacher "Yes, ma'am," was the reply. "What did she say?" , . ? « My mother said she didn t Know "eoiiraphy, an' she got married, an ,my aunt didn't know .geography, an she "ot married, an you know oc°S rSphy, an' you didn't get married.
Farmers' Union. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
Farmers' Union. The adjourned monthly meeting of the Tocumwal Union was held oil Saturday last, when the following were present, Messrs-W. Kidd s'r, (chair) J. Adamson, J. Harrison, M, Looney, W. Meek and P. Peace. A deal of desultory conversation ensued in connection with W.R No. Ill, or as described by the P. W. D. -W. R. No. Ill Extension. It was eventually agreed, upon the motion Messrs M. Looney and J. Adamson, that the balance of the aTea viz,- 200 acres be made available for small hol ders. Re C. R. No. 959, parish of Woperana, it was resolved on the motion of Messrs J. Harrison and J. Adamson to make application per favor of Mr H. Peters, M. L. A. for the land to be made available for the use of the pullit; g.nd the secretary was requested to point out the fact, that the land in question is enclosed. STOCK TRAItjT. Mr Looney brought forward the advisability of requesting the Victor ian Railway Commissioners to run a train from Tocumwal on Mondays for the purpose of enabling ...
GOOD FOR EVERYTHING. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
GOOD FOR EVERYTHING. The 'book agent liad spent a dis- I co'uraging 'ir.oining, and when he had an cppoitunity to scan the face o£ I Mr. Hobbs at close range, he felt that there was small chance of making a sale. However, ihe had more than ono method of suggestion. "Sitting out in the garden in the summer afternoons with" your wife, this would be the very book to read aloud." he said, ingratiatingly to Mr. ?Hobbs, taking the other rocking-chair and opening the large red-covered i volume. "I don't read, and X haven't any wife," replied Mr. Hobbs dryly. "Dear .me!" said the took agent. "Well, if your wife is &lt;lead, rperhaps there are children. Now, children find this ibook " "There are no- children," interrupted Mr. Ho-bbs. "There's nobody 'but myself and my cat." "Well," said the :bonk agent, "don't you ever want a good heavy ibook to throw, at her, just 'to ease your feel ings?" /
A Question of Tender. GARRET v. DANIEL. Claim for wages for droving. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 18 September 1908
A Question of Tender.. ' GARRET v-DANIEIv. Claim for wages for droving. . . This case in which the defendant;. Mr George Daniel, had paid the sumf of j£5, (which amount hadpre viously been tendered by him j;o the plaintiff's father,) into the bank ing account of the plaintiff's father, under the impression that by so doing he (the defendant) would be: relieved from further liability, came on for hearing at the Small Debts. Court Berrigan on Tuesday last, be -fore the Magistrate Mr-O. Butler. The plaintiff claimed the sum of . £7 in respect of wages (seven days) at the rate of j£l per day for drov ing sheep which he stated, was the ruling rate of pay for such work. The defendant however repudiated' the claim and stated that there was. no ruling rate of. pay for droving,, and considered that he had treated the plaintiff fairly in the matter and (with expression) more particularly so as it was his "first" transaction-, with'him (the plaintiff) and that he; a reasonable wage for the ser...