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The Channel Tunnel. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
The Channel Tunnel* THE works in conncction with tlic construction o£ the Channel Tunnel nre being prosecuted with vigour on the French side, riucl are said to be yield ing resnlts which ftre very gratifying to tho pro jectors. The maeliino which is being employed at Sangattee to do the boring is ono of Colonel Beau mont's patoiits, manufactured at Paris, and is very nearly a fac-sinrilo'of that employed in tho heading on tho English side of tho Channel, tho only diffor onco being that somo improvements havo boon in troduced in some of tho details; of tho machinery. Hitherto tho machine lias boon worked by foreigners, but within tho past fow days a gang of English operatives lmve boon introduced at the worfy, undor an dxporioncod foreman, who will contract to pored tho heading at a fixed sum per yard. Alto gether some '.fifty men are ongaged at tho works, tho majority of whom aro Italians: Tho shaft is sunk to tho depth of about' 90 yards, abont BO yards deeper-than1 that on tlio En...
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEPEAN TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
CORRESPONDENCE. TO Till1] KDITOH 01' THM NKPKAN TIMJCS. Slit,-In your, issue of the (itli January, tinder the heading " Twitterings of a Sparrow," aparagraph appears which does not reflect credit on the points men at Kmti Zig Zag. Now, Sir, 1 have had many opportunities of seeing the nianuor in which the points; are worked there, and as one of tho points men. liavo been in tlio position for eight years aud -hits nevor once had a bad mark against liim sneaks volumes for his capabilities. The " Sparrow " should he a little more careful in| writing the.su paragraphs which, although! simplo in themselves, may do a a faithful sorvaut some serious injury. Youra, I A CONSTANT . THAVELLElt.
Are Mushrooms Poisonous? [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
Are Mushrooms Poisonous ? ai TnE deaths which are frequently rcporccu iram vuo consumption of supposed edible fungi rendered fills questions an important one. ' Professor Poufick, of Brcslau, liivs lately made experiments on the common mushroom, and the' ])racticnl results obtained arc interesting and valuable. It nppeara that all common mushrooms are poisonous-n fact not sufficiently understood-but cooking deprives them in a greater or less degree of tlioir poisonous qualities. The repeated washing with cold water which they usually undergo to clean tliem takes away'a portion of the poison, and boiling does tho rest: bnt the water in which they have been boiled is highly poisonous, and sliouldalways bo carefully disposed of. Experiments which Professor Ponfick mado on dogs Hhowed that if a dog ate his own weight of raw mushrooms it. felt sick, but recovered ; if it ate one and ,a lmlf per cent., the poison had a more violent but not fatal efleet.? ; and if it.'ato two per cent., it...
SKIMMINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
SKIMMINGS. ItuiNB overflowing, great destruction, and niisoiy Grand Duchy of Mcssc. 10,000 homeless, persons Bulletin "rough "on tho local Smiths. Oity,o£ Worms. Great floods in Germany, Copolaud, new Minister for Works, likely to bo dofented nt Xcwtown. That highly popular.lloman Catholic Clergyman ? Dr. Corlctti.leaves for Italy shortly. General Chanzy .well known in conucctiou with ' tliu Fmncj-Germnn war is dead. ' Two hundred thousand people viewed Gaiiibotta's body while lying in Slate, 250,000 present at funeral ceremony, largest number since 1840i -.Mr. Uldridgo, a gentleman who luw beon specially, sent out frbfn'home by the Orient Steamship Com-' pany to superintend tho floating of tho steamship .'Austral, arn vod by the s.s. John JSlder at Melbourne, add reached . Sydney by train last week. - , i Factory women in Melbourne still.on strike; . Two hundred-'journeyman bakors on strike in Molboumc. -. Great lire at Lewis', Dubbo, on Sunday last. Boy .t years died from injuries...
Inquiry into the Operating of the Land Laws. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
Inquiry into the Operating of tlio Laud Law We nvc informed that the Government ha" appointed Mr. Augustus Morris find Mr. George Rankcn to inquire into the condition of- the public estate, and to report thereon withiu five or six weeks. The inquiry will ascertain, approximately :-1. The capabilities of cach land district for . agricultural and pastoral pursuits. 2. The number of pastoral leaseholds in cach district. 3. The quantity of land which has been alienated within cach leasehold, or otherwise within each district, the various modes of alienation being particularised, i. The conse-" qucnccs of this alienation as affecting the public, estate within . each leasehold or district. B, The character of the unsold lands, and their relative or proportionate value as compared witli those' which have been alienated. C. The methods by which large estates have been accumulated. 7. The con dition of the reserves, and the reasons for making them. 8. The average quantity of land required to...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
COliKJi.SI'ONDHN'J'.S will save both themselve . and those connected with this journal ft good (leal of trouble by observing the following rules-: Correspondence, intended for publication iu our news columns, should be addressed to the editor, while advertisements and business communications should be sent to (lie proprietor. While.we whall be glad at any time to receive for publication items of loenl interest, we shall freely line our privilege of excising any offensive allusions tu private individuals. Libel-writing is such an extremely expensive luxury, that we cannot afford to share it with anyone else, , . Advertisements, except those coining from BUbseribem and responsible persons, must be paid or in. advance. All communications must bo accompanied by the ; real name and address of the sender.
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
LOCAL NEWS. ! WE rogrot to record tho cloath of Mr. 0. K. Cleave; J.P., whioh took placo at his rosidouco, Bungamboa,naat Bliicktown on Monday Inst, Mr; Olcfovo'-wtis 'tlio SOCMHI . soil of tho Rov. Dr. OloovSy "formorly rector of St. Thomas'1 Church, Exotor, Dovon;aud was at tho jjimo of his doatli 80 years of i ago. Mr. J. :K;!O16ov0rjum\ J.P.,_O.P.S., and Mr. (if. A;1. Gloovo, ,Stpok.. Inspootor, /Windsor distriofc, ar6 .sons of tho doce'asod. gontlonmn. . . ? , ( . v , It is propoaod by tho local lodgo of tho LO.G-.T.,to instituto ^branch of thatr.-orcjor. at Springwoo'd in tho coiti-so of a ibw -woolts. ON Monday uoxtv'aftor/va. yaoatioh lasting ?ibr/four woolc;: tho toa6lio;i's'(and soholars of ^^,,;PonrithvPiiblio Sohool-will oiioo moro vb-aasoibuilo forordinary,/3ehool duties. deaff^'Af0"^'? gl'lcvo licar of the death of Mi. William Boborfcs, for manv years manager of the,. Bank of New'South Wales, Penrith Mr. Huberts had many friends m this district. - ""-tunny F. Trivctt,'...
The Nepean Times. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
®1\i ^£p!xn.®iwis, Published ovary Saturday Morning. Satuiiday, Januatiy 18. IN tho middle of tlio-mouth of Novombor' of last year, a pamphlet was sent to tlio Mayor of Penrith l'rom the agents for the Holly system of water supply. The pamplilot has been handed to several of tlio Alderman for their perusal, and no doubt, "before the next meeting of the Council each alderman will have had amplo opportunity of studying tlio system as given in the work above referred to. Wo liavo had an opportunity of comparing this systom with othors, and it presents some original ideas which wo believe would be sine qua &lt; mm of any water schemo, via,.the ontiro absence of reservoirs. The ongino itself regulates the pressure on tho pipes, so that, at all times there' would be a good supply of water ; and in case of lire, the supply could be increased to such an bxtont, by means of tho withdrawal of water, from tlio stand pipe, which acts upon a valve, thus warning tho engineer, who could at...
Spoopendyke in His Skiff. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
Stjoopondvko in His Skiff l\'lfir,K I wastnlkiiig with tlio fisherman, wjiom n four ounce eel had, made .extremely voluble, my attention was attracted to tv terrible splashing under ft tree a short distance down stream. .' Pull it to ward* yb,Ycan't-yc / Hull, ye dodgasted imitation of plnHtor of Paris gondolier ! Pull towards ye. I toll yel" hnd a small skiff with a leg of mutton sail swung out from mulct the tree aud bumped along the, bunk. Seated amidship was a . middle-aged gentleman with a plujj hat set ou the back of his .perspiring head, pulling hard on the. main sheet, (while the lady' lay in the stern sheets hod braced her foot against the-combing, and was doing her ;Wt, to.. pull ,tlie tiller out: of the rudder head. :'!. Don't.ye know which is towards- ye ? Want to wreck; this'ship on au inhospitable coast, "and be eaten'tip by.a lot of heathen,i half full of g'ia and ?half full of biblo? Toward ye ? ;. Pull it -toward ?ye,;before this mcasloy ark is dashed to a thousand ...
Somnambulism in Dogs. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
Somnamlralism in Dogs I Tiikkk is something peculiar about somnambulism when considered from a scientific'and philosophical stand-point; Tlio, sleep-walker, it will bo found, still' retains a dim idea, oven when1 lie is asleep, of the condition of affairs when lie wont toslccp.' For inHtdnco, if he 'leaves his clothes in a certain part of tlie room oh retiring, he knows when lio rises just where to And them oven in tho dark. -TIHs is a question .which opens, up - a; wonderful field for plij'siologicnl hud mental rcseiirchi .,. While.young and giddy,,wo bccatno a.somnam bulist and oxetted' a great deal 'of cuHoukity. by our ; strange freaks diirlnp slccl), arid this one question of tha Rlumhoring mmd and its. memory of facta existing prior to ..sloop- was ?' th'o'(most' remarkable thing about it all :to us.' Wd'pimlcd over that a good deal; At'night wo would xotiro to: rest and the.next thing .wo would know wo-would wako up in "tho.'middlo of a 'contiguous molou patch, and thor'o wou...
Detroit Ignorance. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
Detroit Ignorance Tub proprietor of n. Woodward nvcnuo store, which lms been finely decorated in honor of the Knights o£ Pytliins, was at hi.s door yesterday, when un old man lounged up and began: . "Such ignorance I never saw in all.'my life.I You HOC . that mail over there--the onei with the white hat on." " Yc»." ' ' : K ? " Well, lie wns having a good (leal to say, and 1 asked him who Pythias was. Would you bclioro it, he "couldn't answer mo ?" " Couldn't ho ?" stammered the eitiiien. , " No, air; he couldn't. .Think of such ignorance in this enlightened ago! When I told, him who Pythias was ho called mc a liar. Now I want you to prove that I am right. You come over mid tell him all aboht it." ' , ? " But 1-1 enn't leave." : ;j, " Then I'll bring him over here." , "No, you needn't-I'm busy." . . " I pee you are,* but when a man calls mo a liai', I want to prove that I ain't. I'll have him over in a minute." ' . i , He hadn't crossed tho street before the merchant slid iuto the s...
An American Electric Story. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
. - * An American Electric Story.' A curious scene was witnessed the otlmr day in (Newark, United Stales, where a certain storekeeper hail an elcctric light hung, over the iloor of his shop. The wire* conveying the electricity to the lamp hung outside the Imilding, and were connected in a round-about fashion with some iron post*-, to which was attncheil a fence. Unfortunately,the covering of the wives was worn asvay, 'mill tlio electric fluid passed into the fence. A well-known citizen pass ing by happened to lean against the fence;' unaware that it had becimiea bntteiy, nwl in a moment he "uttered a wild whoop mid danced round the. pave ment," while his lint rolled into the gutter.' These unusual vagaries attracted the attention of. the nasscew by. One, in spite of explanation*, declared it was " disgraceful to see an old man drunk in the streets," and another ran off'for a policeman. Meanwhile, sonic of the crowd seized the fence to test the truth of the stoiy.; which they found o...
The "Ruling Passion." [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
The " Ruling Passion." A POINTED cxamplo |o£ tlio influonco of tho "ruling passion" iH recorded of one of'tho toll keopors in Scotland, These tolls arc * gradually disappearing off tlio faco of-if not of tlio earth, at ftuy vato of Scotland. Many: ntid varied arc tlio rceollcctioiiB tliat lingor 'nround these! toll, houses. In the , case iu question .tlio lessen'#jwifo had been taken sick ? nigli unto , death. Tlio services lan'd sympathies of tlio blorgyinon woro called in, Tlio rovorond gentleman was asked to engage in .prayor at tlio bedside.Ho did so, and began, " Ot: Lord-" "AVhishtl" interrupted the feeble woman " 1 think 1 hoar a cart ?" .???>.?
The Eriese Dialect. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
The Eriese Dialoot Ilnllwny langimgois divided into several dialcets, but .the purest, thelAttie, tho Cn-stilian, tlio Tuscan, as it where, is the JSriese. Wo Imve been at soni* pains to ^Ivu a few phrases, with tliouecessary traus latioas, that may bo of use to the traveller by th Erie-railroad. '" Saykrosbriieo jcrgwiugs wille wox'iikwawikwaw kwaw." I;. ? Menus: "Ladies and gentleman,- the- train 1>> which I am standing stops nt Pnssaie, Patterson, Port Jci'vis, Lncknwnxou, Biiiglmmton, Honicllsvillc, and all points West. I" /? ., " Surngsenfresm I" ' &lt; Means: " Ladies and gentlemen, wo aro'now at Turner's where wo will will stop for ton miniiitcs to allow you nu opportunity of procuring refrcsh ..ni(jnt8,l" , ? " D'noliaftask'nduoktr I"-: Means: "I rogrot madam, that I am uuablo to answer your question, but I liavo no doubt that tlmv conductor, who mil como through tliejtrain presently,v will be able arid willing to nifonl you any inform ation you majr dosiro ?"'...
Many a Slip. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
Many a Slip. SHAK8ri2A.HU, or somebody else, once., observed* that there was " Many a slip 'twixfc the cup and the to express tlie uncertainties of life. The best' way to intiko this proverb not worth a cont is, to grasp the cup firmly with both hands, having previously, auointed the lips with a few yards of patent cement, and then swallow the vessel and iis contents. Ji'eikml Australian. .
MISCELLANEOUS. Bill Nye's Polar Expedition. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
MISCELLANEOUS. Bill Nye's Polar Expedition. THE Boomerang reporter sent nut to find the North Pole eighteen months ago lias just been heard from. An exploring party recently found portions of his remains in latitude 4deg, llmin. 41 sec., longitude sou'-west by sou" from the [Kile, and near the remains the following fragment of a diary: July 1,1881.-Have just been out searching for a sunstroke and signs of a tliaw. Saw* nothing but ice-floe and* snow us far as the eye could reach, Think we will have snow this evening unless the wind changes. July 2.-Spent the forenoon exploring to the north west for right of: way. for anew equatorial and north pole railroad that I think would lie of much value to commerce. The gnulc is easy, and the expense would be slight. Ate my last dog to-day.' Had intended him for the 4th, but got too hungry, and ate him raw with vinegar. 1 wish 1 was at home eating Boomerang paste. July 8.-Wo had quite a frost, last night, and it looks this morning as though th...
How They Govern in China. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
How Thay Govern in China. 'IT' is ciiripus,liow' sonio pooplo will' stick to 'tlio delusion that all. men ought to bo gov erned alike-that the Egyptians* and tlio Ohineso, for oxiimplo, have ihesamo intelli gence aiid sense of right that the English, have/ . Of. the forniGr wo have lately ,l)ad somo pretty speciiiious. . Here is, one'which I'have just had from an eye-witness, culled from' Oliina., 'Sir' &lt;TolmBowring was, '"as ovory, oxio; knows, British. Consul in those . parts, and a man of eminently'British views. Ho .thought, (i Chinaman' as good as an Englishman, and hotter too, and that the nation only "required a littlo teaching to appreciate the ballot, aucl a.reform1 bill. He had also advanced viows even for a Briton, and was voliqmontly opposed, to tlio punish ment of death. One day ho met a young Englishman (Jones)' dragging into the con sulate'a' GHinose by itlie; pigtaili^ylio in his turn was dragging a' dog by a string. . " What iire you doing with 'that; poo...
How Singers Should Live. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
.,iV,HosP:Sing»8 Should. Liyo Women. singers, especially in tho country, are addicted to three habits which iu'0 about cqunl.pre judicaltothcm on singers.1 These'three liabits may bo described as the habit of taking irregular and insufliciout'food, the hftbit of tight lacing, nnd tho liabit of eating candy. I know lialf a dozen bright American girls, who have really excellent prospects as singers, wlioso voices aro already beginning to ,botray the faot that their ownrirs livoou " luuchcH " and " candy " rather than threo square men Is a dny. I t i» voi'y curtain that thoro never will bo liny tone to a, voice that comas from an. insufficiently and; irregularly nourished body.' On tlio subject of tight .lacing a book might bo written with ease. Many a girl whojiow finds great diilloult in taking a liigh note might do so with comfort if sho would only givo herself room;to broatho. in brief, it may bo1 truly said that lio tcaching.liowovorablo, no industry or talent howovcr great, in th...
MISCELLANEOUS. He Believed It. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
MISCELLANEOUS. " I. HAVE. -boon, told,"; 'said; Mr. Dubious, .'watching-tUo groat steam hammerin ,tlio rolling mill. " tlint it good - hammer-man, can break the crystal of a watch with tliat. thirty-toil hammer." " Yob, ,sir," said the, hammor-man, " it can bo done," "I should like to seb-'it," said1'Mr. Dubious, eagerly, feeling in bis watch-pocket. "I can do it, sir," replied tho man. " And, will you-?" replied- Mr. Dubious, drawing, out bis watch; " come, I am anxious' to' seo it tried." IIo laid his; watch on the great, , 'aiivil-plato.': The hammer rose to its full height, and tlio' next instant all its ponderous weight;, with a crushing force that shook tlio ground' for an; acre round, /caniavdowii,. on' .that! ,watch; " Thero," ^ said the" ? hammerman', .quietly,. " if you don't beliovo that crystal-is,broken, just, stoop down,, and you can see'it "sticking to the hammer." ' Mr, Dubious swallowed a wliolo^procession ;of: lumps and gasps beforo ,bo!could spook.; ." But I forgo...
At the Drapers. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 13 January 1883
At tho Drapers- &lt; Montmqkknoy do Hoggins gracefully bowed to old Mrs. Kiggliis as she approached the.dress apart-: mont which ho adorned, and askodi to bo-shown. soma stuff which. would " wcnrr-woll-and uofc show' tho tjii't: : Montnioreiicy. smiled his 'forty guinea silk smile and handed a clnvir to ? his customer, and proceeded to eloctito upon tho niorits of his wares. After M. deU.'lmd knocked off a dozoii; rounded periods without creating a perceptiblo impression, .that smile lmd degeuorated into n-yaul of-tapp-and-pcnu'orth-o£-pins sort of. silent laugh j and a'deep sigh of relief. expanded his three and sixpenny -.shirt front, as lie finally fixed'Mrs..,I**, with a fow yards of stuff of indefinitepattern, lint, just as he produced his soissois, tho lady stayed Ills hand with a request for a bit over, "It is against tho rules of tliis establishment," said do Hoggins. " Then I shall go ftomowhoro else I"'.said Mrs Kiggius, as she seized her gingham,.and rose in just ...