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ON THE ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
on the road. Manager (reading)—* The egg product of tie I'nittf States amounts to eight hundred scd fifty wii'iro dozeua.' 01$' actir (redijctivclyj-'I've thought aomtamas it was more thwi iLat/ Spain It the moat illiterate ot ths Latin speaking races, the percentage of those una'da to read and write bning C6. In Hongary the illiterates number 4? per cent; in Austria, 89 per cent, and in fielatd U1 par ©ent. la India only l),0b0,ti&0 oot cf lo^OOOjOOti ess ana writs. '
Probable Railway Extension. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
Probable S&lXway Extension. District ''Railway Inspector Milne, who with his son recently toured the Monaro and Gippsland districts on cvcles, j is very much interested in the prospects I of a connection between tbe New South | Wales railways at Cooma. and the Victo rian system at Bairnsdale at tlie Gippsland Lakes (says tbe Goulburn Herald). It has been a matter of frequent conjecture whether a line constructed between these two points would not provide an alternate route between Sydney and Melbourne with Goulburn for a junction. If the Federal capital is established in the Mo naro district at the chosen spot Dalgettv, the prospects of the railway will be much brighter than tliey are at present.
All Round. STEEL BUTTONS AND BROOCHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
All Bound, BTEEL BUTTONS AND BROOCHES. If these have rueted it is Gometimts a troubleeune bu^iLMS to get it off. Get tomo emery powder, such aa is used with knife machioe*, end paraffin oil. Dip a email Irhph into the paraffin, then into the emery, aod brush well. If yoa prefer it, you can make a paste, uslug joz. $f emery powder to loz. of soft toap, aud when mixed rub ftvll in. Eiiher of thuse ahodd take the rust off. Very often a sort of blaok stain ia left behind wfaerevar the rost baa been. If this be so, cover tbo marks with sweat oil, rubbing it well in, but lettiog it remain on till next day ; then cover the ated article with finely powdered nuslscked quioklime, and polish until tho 1 u&t entirely disappears. If steel broocbce, buttons, &c., when not iu uee, were kept io powdered quicklime in a dry place, they would uot suffer from rust at all. Of course, they should be oarcfdly cleaned when put away ; even the moisture communicated by handling should be pol*...
Easter Handicaps. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
Easter BtfaAlcaps. The following nominations and handi caps were inadvertently omitted from our last issue:— All Comers* Handi ap: \V. H. Whittaker, Captain'6 Flat, 105 ; F. Connors, Uriarra, ioj. Districts handi cap: Whittakei, 78: Connors. ??*. In addition to the Easterfcandicaps already notified, it is the intention of the promo ters to arrange a local race for runners within a radius of 30 miles of Queanbeyan —particulars of which will be advertised in our next issue. Particulars will also appear in our next concerning a social to be held on Easter Saturday snd a ball on Easter Monday night.
THE STRENGTH OF ICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
THE STRENGTH OF ICB. Tbe army rules are that 2-in ice will sai* tain a man or properly spaced infantry; 4-inch ico will carry a man on horseback, or cavalry, -or light guns; 6-inch ice, heivy field guns such as 80-pounders ; 8-inch ice, a battery of artillery, with carriages and boreee, but not over 10001b per square loot I on sledges; and 10-inch ice sustaina an I army or ao innumerable multitade. On 15-inch ice railwsy lines are often laid and I used for months, aod 2-foot thick ice with* | stood the impact of a loaded passenger cirrfago, aftnr a 60 'foot fall (or, perhaps, 1C0O fcot tons), but broke under that of toe locomolisp and tender (or, derhapt 8000 foot (ons.y Trantwine gives tbe orusmng strength of fires ice as tC' to 250 pounds per squaro inch. Colonel Ludlow, in his experiments in lbSl, on 6 to 12 inch cubes, found 2G2 to 689 pounds for pare hard ice, and 222 to 620 poundi for inferior grades, aud 700 pounds for clcar ice, and 400 pounds or lees tor. ico near the mouth...
New School for Queanbeyan. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
Vew School for Queanber&tu The Queanbeyan College and Academy of Music will be opened on Mav t bv Mrs. Warren Ball, widow of the late Professor Warren Ball, of Melbourne Universitv. Mrs. Ball is a thoroughly experienced teacher, and holds a Queen 'S Scholarshin and othercertincates. In musicshe is an A.R.A.M., end is a pupil of Sir Jules Bene dict and Henri Russell. Formerly she held the position of governess in the families or the late Sir Samuel Wilson, M.P., aud the Hon. J. Service, ex-Premier of Victoria. One of ,Mrs. Ball's success ful pupils was Miss Pitricia Boyce Allen, 1 niece of the late Sir Wigram Allen, whose j name appers in the vgpi Manual as having j passed high in\£ariqi^s subjects. ^ j
Our Accounts. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
Our Aoconnts. This week our first batch of quarterly accounts' is rendered, and we desire to ask our friends for speedy settlements in every possible case.. The success of 'all busi nesses depends very largely upon the ra pidity with which the inconungcash be. handled, and the success' of The Leadrr. will be materially aided by prompt remittances.
Proposed Telephone System. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
Proposal SFsUphone System. On tlie second daiy of the Show, Mr. F. Campbell introduced a depulatioii to Mr. Clinpman with a request for the estab lishment of a telephone system in the Queanbeyan district. Mr. Theo. Cooper asked that a Govern ment representative should !-e sent to re port on the matter as to cost, probable revenue. Ac. Mr. Circuit said he had run his line on the wire fences, and tbe cost was about 30/- to 35/- per mile. The total cost was about jf35, and the existence of the line had saved him ft couple of bush-fires. Mr. Chapmam said the cost was the bedrock of the matter. Telephones would' make country life more enjoyable, and I also more attractive to the people tliey ; wanted to see on the land. The conden ser system which the Gox'ernmcnt ap proved of consisted of attaching telephone wires to the existing telegraph lines. He suggested that they should move to get a telephone system, established first in Queanbeyan. If .15 business people were each prepared 'to pa...
Good Templars. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
G00& Tftmpl&xjh The usual meeting of the Hope' of 1 Queanbeyan Lodge, I.O.G.T^ was held on ? Wednesday evening last, Bro. E. Green- i wood, C.T., presidiiig. The usual busi- ] nesswas transacted. Bro. j.Nug^nt no tified the Lodge that he had received his 1 commission as Deputy-Grand Cbief-Tem- 1 plar, He delivered a short and interest- 1 ing address, giving sound advice to mem bers,. end trusted that all - would work mnoothty, so that he would not have to be appealed to, but, he said, should wjy matter have to be referred to him, he would always deal with it in a straight forward manner. (Applause.) Thcl^odge closed. iu the usual manner.
HOT PLACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
HOT PLACES* The hottest parts of Franco are along tbe Mediterranean coast, whore Tonlon and Heyores are given 90 degrees. Copenhagen, Denmark, swelters under the pressure of U0 and Buenos Ayres and other parts of the Argentine Republic hold up 90 ao the mini mum degree. The Sandwich Islands, though sitnated within the tropics, aro remarkably temperate. The highest point at Honolulu lor twelve 3 ears was 90 decrees. In Fun cbal, the capital of Madeira Island, the lesta, or hot east wind, raises the temperature to 90 degrees. Great Britain is particularly fortunate in having au almost equable olimate. England Is slightly warmer than Sootland, the highest temperature at the former is 85 degrees, and at the latter 83. Qaeenitown and the south of Ireland area little ^warmer, 90 degrees being the maximum. This is no doubt duo to the fact that that section is more com pletely buried in the warm waters of tho Gulf stream. In Lima, Peru, 85 is tbe highest, and ia the tropical valleys 90. Nat...
A STRANGE CITY IN INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
A STRANGH CITY IN fNM\. 1 Of all the strange places wo visited none wae more unique than Jeypore,' said At*. Murditt of the 8toddart party. ' This is a city iu the north of India, which is under native government, its ruler beiug the Maha rajah of that district. Hore the socrednese of animal life, so carefully observed by the Hindus, gave us queer sights. Monkeys r along walls like dogs. Doves in flocks of thousands filled the opcusqusrea or blackened the heavens iu the flight. Peauocks covered walla and buildings. Elephants and camels weredwsysto be seen in the streets. The Maharajah had in his stables 300 horses, tn.iny of the fiuest Arabian blood. And iu tho mud of a sluggish pond in the rear of his palace ennronuB and vicious looking crocodiles lazily rolled about. To get them to move suftieienty to be able to distinguish their black forma from the surrounding mud a * throw out bait in the shape of big pieces of raw beef, tied to a string, many poonda of which they wodd £ulp at ...
Tourist. STAIRS IN SAMOA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
Tourist. STAIRS IN SAMOA. In Samoa,, Robert Louis Stevenson did muoh in the way of instructing tho natives in European methods of work, lie tells au amusing atory in this connection. A new house boy had been engaged, and nu his ar rival was lost in awe and admiration of the mairmficence cf tbe mansion. He was given a large bucket of water and told to tuko it to the bedroom up above. He looked up. and, pointing, asked if it was there? On l-oing answered in the affirma tive, ho seized the bucket in bia teeth, aud before any one could remm-trato be had rushed up ono of the posts of the veranda. The whole family ran up the staircase, aud when they showed him that that was the usual mode of getting to theso room?, he was overpowered with delight and for two or three days could do absolutely nothing but race up and down stairs, chuckling and crowing in an ecstasy of joy. And when detachments of bis friends came to visit him tjir.y were always taken to see the stairs tbe first, thing.
NOVEL. The Martlet Seal. CHAPTER II.—(CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
NOVEL. The Martlet Seal. By Jeaneile Walworth. OH AFT EE 1I.HOo5ttito*M 1 Aod if she fails to rftn mother's heart, it will bo Ihe first failure for her to reoord in that lion. Everybody gr'w* fond of Nora. Ob, I say, haven't yon anything to tell me about l)«nniB ? Been seen f Been heard from f ' ?Neither seen nor beard from.' 1 And Ida Fairbanks f 1 * Thinn arA Atmnt -i n&iifil nvnr th*™. T tappue, Larimer m*. t.pikvmvi, — 1 ' wearlog Ler lifo away unoomplainiogly for j a selfish old sybarite whose lnzaries are i supplied oat of her earnings.' | ? Earnings !' ; 4 Brown oread and flower peddler/ 'Ida Fairbanks?' 'Ida Fairbanks*' ? Great heavens ! She Is a fool.* ' I fancy that the majority of women are when it comes to a question of patting their own comfort before that of some nu brute who has a natural or an acquired claim upon them.'. Lirrie'tiWgeconolusion seemed to set them all a-thiLktng. Silence fell, on the little group. Jobn sighed heavily. His pipe lay along the arm...
WHAT IS A STATE? [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
WHAT IB A STATE? 1 What constltatas a State f Not high-raised battlement or leboar'd mound, Thick wall or moated gate ; Hot dties proud with spires and torreta crowned; Hot bay* and broad-arm'd porta, Where, laughing at the storm, rioh navies ride; Hot «tarr*d and spangled Charts, Where low-brow'd baseness watts perfume to pride. Ho; men, high* minded men. With powers as far above dull brutes eadatd In forest, brake, or den, As beasts exod cold rooks and brambles rude ; Ken who their duties know, Bnt know their rights, and knowing, dare maintain, Prevent tbe loDg-arm'd blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend ihe Theee constitute a State ; And aovwdgn law that State's oolleotsd will, O'er thrones and globes elate Bits empress, crowning good, repressing ill. Smit by her scored frown, The fiend Dissension like a vapour sinks, And e'en the all-daxxling Crown Hides his faint rajs, and at her bidding shrinks. Baoh was this heaven-loved isle. Than Lesbos fairer and the Cretan shore : £-...
POETRY. MELODY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
PomriiY. MELODY. ? 0 for the lifting sosg of the lark, O for a dear blue sky : O to bear my tool say 1 Hark I Tuere la ne lark on high ! ' 4 O for an end to the snow and sleet, To wind and rain on the roof, Zto the clangor and cries of the oity street, And A© hannts of tbe cloven hoof. O for a balmy, breezy day, With naught for the ear and ere fiat a lark in a fi^ld that 1* kieaea by Kay And set in an asure sky/ —To* Hub.
TRADITIONS OF THE ELDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
TRADITIONS OF THE ELDERS. Frobably the bibulous Rabbi Bsn Israel of the Goldsn Legend may not be a very reput able authority, generally speaking, bat tnere Is little doabt that when fee sings : Ths Kabsla a&dTslmud hoar Than all the prophets prize I mors, For water is all 'liibls lore, Bat Mishna ia strung wioo, be expresses a view at onetime very generally 1 held.' A kindred phrase has it that the | text of 'Scrijpturer is^hut as pepper while the Talmud is axoma^cs/ and ws may fredy admit that a go6d ..deal of the latter Is somewhat eplcy «bd r- highly seasoned and with other Eastem^egenSs on the same - gubjeoti makes up an anthology as carious ai jnteteeUng. * ' *; To go batik to ths beginhhig, ft may be fairlr add tk^ a volume of sospeo table size oould be fiM with Adamite legend and tradition. In the seventeenth century the accounts wbfoh had been np to then recog nized, received an addition. The Abbe Isaac de la Peyrers wrote a book, in which be at tempted to prove, on ...
WEATHER AND WIND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
WEATHPR and WIND. A writer in tho Journal of Psychology for this year diKCus-sei tbe subject from a view of common ex p';rien-x- ar.d prestrnt^ some facts that are iutei-e&ting as well as leading iu their directness. Ho eeys : 4 Tbo bead of a factory employing 3,00.1 workmen said : 'We reckon that a disagreeable dar vieldi* about 1 0 per cent less work than a ddlightful day, ana we have thus to count this an a factor in our profit and loss account.* Aceirhutsare more numerous in factories oo bad days. A railroad man never proposes change* to his superior if tho weather is not propitiou*. Fair days make men accessible ar.d waeMu*, end open to consider uew problems fu^oiabiy. Some say th&t opinions reached ia bc^t weather states are aatest tc iuveit oa/ Olber faots are mentiontd in tho psychical and physiological relations, aa ' wVntber oft.-o affects logic, aud many men's m'-bt syllcgi stic concluxioos tti e varied by heat and cold * ? ? The Kaee jerk scorns pruvfcd t...
A MINER'S LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
A MINER'S LUCK. Tbo miners of Nuw Mexico tell a queer fitory which illustiate* forcibly the miner's belief iu his l»:ck. A miuer named John Quinry Ad«nin was prospecting somewhere in the Ric-:sr.1$inF. hile wearily tr.iogio^ along lie r day through a guh'h where tho sun ha l a prod chance at his back, lie sud denly *tnc!lcd xmoke. Tho pbenomencn struck !;i*n aiodd, aud hfi gliturM tjuiukly in every fVrpctiMi to ascertain the origin cf Ihe smoke, but,- seeing nothing, resumed his jourwv. A moment later the smell returned strong er than cv*r, and, tho brcrzo just th^n blow ing in t.M direction in which ho wu walking, a light vnva'h of vaporcurlc-d about his cars and g*Tn V;m to undwstnei tVal his haver «ck was r-n fire. lake all nr.ovrs ho carried a large kn? for the purpose uf examining tbe Fpcoitr.r-cn And the &and iu hi* pao, and tho truth fl lactrd upen him. For waut of room bo had fcluus the giaas on th® outside and the rays ot' l*'e son Laid been concentrated on bis have...
Essayist. [?] OF TEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 14 April 1905
CisarisL WHWaUTOFTSA. Tea was not brought to Europe until abeut the beginning of the sevent*J*tb century. We seo an old advertisement tfi&t a certain Thomas Garwav had tea to soil from stxteon to fifty (millinga the pound ; and in 1660 Hr. Pepys makes an entry in that in imitiblo diary of his, relative to the new im portation : 4 September. T did send for a oup of tea (a China drink) of which I had never drank before. In tlie Merctuy in 1658 an advertisement set forth : ' That excellent and by all physicians npprored China driok called by the Chinese j Teah, by other nations Tay, alias Tea, is sold ^ at tbo SulL'iucs9 Head Coffee House in Sweeting's Bent, by the Boyal Exchange.' Tho floarcity end cxpousirencss of tho new Clunc!«4 importation is 8»ifficion*ly in dicated by the fact that the East India Co., in I6G4 oonsiderod they were making tho ly^n of England a fit and suitablo gift( in presenting hor with two pounds of j Soutbey relates an amusing story of a country lady, ...