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A Brand New Office Boy. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 20 January 1883
A Brand. Now Office Boy. HE was a brand now offico boy : young, pretty-faced, with golden ringlets and blue : eyes. Just such a boy as oho would imagine 'would bo taken out of his. little trundle bed in tho middle of- the night and transported boyond tlio stars. Tho first day lie glanced over tho library in tho editorial room, bo camo acquainted with everybody, knew all the printors, and went homo in the evening . as liappy and cheery as a sunbeam. The noxt day he appeared, learned out of tho back window, oxpectoratod on a bald-headed "printer's pato, tied tho cat up by the tail in tho hallway, had four fights with another boy, borrowed two dollars from an ocoupant of tlio building saying, bis mother was dead, colloctod his two day's pay from tho-casliier, hit tho janitor with a broomstick, pawned a coat belonging to a momber of tlio editorial staff, wrenched the knobs off tho dpors, up set tlio ice-cooler, pied three galloys of type, \and masliod his finger in tho small press. On t...
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 20 January 1883
PIUDAY, JANUAHY 19th Boforo hlv. J. K. Cloovo, ,J.P. . .... William Grinios charged with boing drunk, and'with obsconity, ploadod not'guilty to the first,charge.* ^.vV Constables Abbott -oiicl ». Sylcos gavp evidenco for the -prosecution, and Henry Barlow tor tlio defoncoV \ Tho case was considered proved, and a lino of 5s or 2&lt;1 hours was inflictod for first oifonco, 20s or sevon days for the second. Boforo Mossrs J. ,K. CIOGVO, and J7D. Single,. Js'P. ^ j Tlio postponed, case of Janios Tanner, for neglecting to' soncT a fomalo child, for whom ho, Avasj guardian, to soliool, in accordance with tlio Education Act, ploaded not guilty', Inspector (Jurran doposed. Was Inspector of District No. 31. the ohild.in question had not attondcd school as rb'quirod by ,tho Act; sho liad only -attended 2&lt;i days during tho half-year ending; aQfcli Jmip, l'y82. , To dol'ondant: You wore summonod for tho nogloct foi^ tho lirst half yoar of 1882. To tho Bonch : .I did not rocoiv...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 20 January 1883
IORRESPONDKNTS will save both tltemsclvc yj and those connoctcd with this journnl a good deal of trouble by observing the following rules : Correspondence, intended for publication in our news' columns,' should be addressed to the alitor, while advertisements and business communications should be sent to the proprietor. While we shall be glnd nt any time to receive for publication items of local interest, we shall freely use our privilege of excising any offensive allusions to private individuals. Libel-writing is such an extremely cx|>cnsive luxury, tlmt wc cannot afford to share it with anyone else, Advertisements, exccpt those coming from subscriber and responsible persons, must be paid or in advance. All communications must be accompanied by the real name and address of the sender,'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 20 January 1883
ilw qrcatt $imt& MG&2? POK '.TiJiiES jPJttlOJr'XjB. Published every Saturday Morning1. CONTAINS loading articles on the prominent questions of the day j the latest local news, and telegrams; humourous extracts from American journals ; spocial correspondence and tho latest Sydnoy Commercial newB. ..Subscription 2s.6d.per quarter) in odvanco. NEFE&H TIMES OFFICE, High-street, Pemith. ^ Itcpiw Special Jobbing Department. rpEE proprietor of the Nepmn Times is pre X pared to execute printing of every descrip tion. Posters, business cards, bill-heads, pro grammes, &lt;kc., turned out at the shortest notice, with neatness and dispatch. . , , Charges as low as possible. Estimates furnished. wr'Tfili-N ox's , H A Y AND CORN S TrQ R.,E, HIGH-ST11EKU', PENRITH. A: LL kinds of 1'ltC / always on Hand STILl CONHNUES TO MAKE riRsp^dLArss BOOTS (TO Wiideiu fnilE very best fnatoi/ftl rased, and a good fit X guaranteed on tljo shortest notice. Life and Acoide/t Assuran...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 20 January 1883
LOCAL NEWS. , - THEIIE is a joimial*'published at Litligow -tlio Lithyom Mercury-tho Editor of which apparently does hot read his oxchanges. In their last issue we noticed an acknowledg ment of various calenders received, among' which ,was one from the Penrith Anjun. Now, all^ho are keeping pacc with time are well" aware that the paper once known as the Penrith Ari/tm lias been defunct for about four months. The calendor referred to was the almanac issued with the Xvpetm Tinm of December 80th, and our contem porary will in . future do well to read before commenting. BY ah advertisement in another column it will be .seen Ant t le Commercial Bank, Penrith BrancWf jL gwing the i^glu rate of interest of six pdf &lt;Sont on/iixM deposit. We have to thank this I UIK Vor having on a former occasionS-oncr ase&fftho amount of interest on fixed depos ts usually obtained in this district, and our readors who have money at their dispc sal will do well 'to consult with the local ...
The Nepean Times, Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY 20. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 20 January 1883
2% Hepttt Slimes, Published ovory Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY 20. IN our last issue we briefly referred to the matter of a water supply for Penrith, arid mentioned at the same time some of tlie advantages of the Holly'System. On Tues day last, a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Wm. Ortli, wlii*A, had it not been for ' the large quantity of water that Mr. Ortli had stored in two tanks, saved from the late rain, and the assistance of a'number of willing hands, some of whom worked like very Trojans, damage in that part of the town would have been done to the extent of thousands of pounds, and a dozen families would now bo homeless ; in fact, it is diffi cult to conjecture where the fire would have spread to. "The town is thickly populated in? that part, and as most of the roofs are of wood, the whole of the block from Orth's to jOastloreagh-street, in all probability would have gone. The provision made by the Holly Company in case of fire, so far as we can ascertain, is si...
Spoiling a Honeymoon. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Spoiling' a Hqaoymooxx. MAWHIAOK (i'omiu'ks tlio llmHi/a Indojwnilmt) lxau 'its.sorrows aa wollasits.joys.::! A clay or two ago a young lady liairiod Mackay;: a rosidont, of, Oalifornian, Chilly ontoroil; into tho" holy ..bonds of matrimony, and aftor tho V oovomony.lofli'homo m ipiostof a.honoymoon .w On loaviug , hor patbrnal rosidonoo,slid roo'oivod tho usual ovation of vico, whoat,': and ' old slippers; which,, of; courso, added ,to - hot natural , onjoymont. How.ovor,'* a; boy named Dowor, wishing,to add, his. iquota'i'.tot tho rospoot tondovod to tlio bndo, throwvft liob-nailod boot,; >yhioli struck hor a, severe blow on tlio.J'aco., Ilor noso was baclly. cut, and blood poured from, the wound profusely down hor,dross. Sho faintod .from tho loss of blood and shock, and had to, bo ro-con voyed to horlathor's.houso,*, Tho boy ran away as soon,as ho saw tho mipchiof ho had causod.' This is-only 0110 othor. to ,bo addod to tho list of accidents caused by tho absurd habit of rega...
Shot Dead on the Stage. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Shot Do;id OXL tlio Stago. TUB Cincinnati correspondent of tho New York Tribune, tolegraphiu& on November 80, says: Everybody having a. holiday to-day, tho theatres woro all weil patronised. This was especially tlio caso at tho Coliseum, thehouso boing literally. packed at tho matin6o per formances. Tho play .was " Si Sloomn," a picturo of California lifo, presented by Frank I. Frayno and his company. In tho fourth act it becomes necessary for Buth Blocuni, tho part taken by Miss Anna Von Behren, to save, hor husband's lifo, to allow an applo to vbo shot from lior head by her husband. Wlien . tho play reached this point to-day, thoro was a broathloss silonoo in tho theatro. Evory eye was fastened on tho stago, v'hou tho, pretty young actress stood immovable with the applo on her head, whilo 80 foot distant' Frayno ' was pointing the polished rilio backward ovor his shoulder. Every oar wasstrained to catch the roport. Frayno was unusually deliberate. For a moment lie stood ad...
Great Men. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Groat Mon. Bisnov . Bounkt commencod his studios every morning at'fbur o'clock; Gibbon was in liis study ovory morning, wmtor diid sunimor at six ; and Paloy roso' ovory morn ing at livo. .' 1 Burko was tlio most laborious arid indofat .igablo.of lmraan b'ouigs; Pascal killed himself by'study, Gicoro narrowly , escaped'' dbath from study. .1 . Milton was at his books with as mvich re gularity as a ? merchant or' attorrioy. Sir Matthew Halo; studied' sixteen, hours a day at Lincolnls Inn. .. i Hoyno, tho son.of a^voaver atiGetoingau, became ono of the greatest classical scholars. Akonsido, tho son of a butchor, wrote tho. " Pleasures of Imagination.",' j Boattio, tho schoolmastor, became Profes sor of-Philosophy. ; ' " ? /. ! . Pridoanx, an 'assistant in'tho lcitohon ;at Bxofcoi* College, 'bocanio Bishop ? of "'Win chester. " , Edmund Saundersi au orrancllad, became Sir Edmund Saimdors, Oliiof Justice of tho King's Bench. " . Jon son, Tho common bricklayor; boe(imo tho famous Bon Jon...
At Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
At Melbourne. IN a stroot ,nt 0110 of our suburbs, at about two o'clock tho otlior morning, a gontlo compositor was loaning againHt. a lamp-post for a fow momoiils to recover liimsolf after his woary vigil at tlio boclsiclo ol' a sick friond, when lio 1'elt that somothing was happoning' in tho region. of his watoli pocket... Now, that somothing was a inan's hand, and when our friond suddenly roalisod'this, and rooolloctod that his chroiiomotor was a good ono, and that his own indicators wont round tho dial ovory twolvo hours with commend able punctuality, and cortainly didn'troquiro any othor hands to assist it to go, ho wont .for that gentlo pick-pocket, and droppod him into tho street channel in doublo-quiok time. And then ho sat on him to rost himself, and lustly roared, " Polico 1" , But tho man who had thought to have a good sproo " on tick" that day wasn't, so easily ? to' bo bluffed, and ho joinod in the cheerful chorus of " Polico," with such good .ofl'oct. that half a dozen...
The Influence of Lime upon the Germination of Seeds. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Tho Influence of Limo upon. the miaatioa of See&g. Soar's infcorosfcing rosnlta of oxporimonts by Dr. Liobouborg, as to tlio inflnonco of limo on tho germination of seeds, ha vo.recently been published in tho Journal of tho Vienna Academy of Sewnoes, It appoars that tho Heeds of many plants roquiro tho prosonco of Jimo in the soil during the germinating process, or tho soedliugs die from tho want of it. It is likewise shown that many other plants do not fail to gorminato freoly and well without tho prosonco of limo in-tho soil. Dr.. Liobonberg also points out that plants which fail to grow, through tho absonco of liuie in tho soil, do not fail in consoquonco of tho injurious oifocts of any other niattors that may bo present, but bcctiUBo limo is essential: to .their lioalthy growth. , " ( .
Ancient Advertising. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
.Ancient Advertising. Tins wrifcor of Sydney Squibs in tho Fcheral Australian says :-Woll, what I want to say is this, out oi' the mouths of babes comcth wisdom and trousor buttons and pink-lioadod matches- and bits of broken bottles. A low days ago we hold out* school corroborees over here, aud one of the questions put by tlio oxaminers was this-" How did tho wiso mou of tho East know that Josua was born in Bothloliom ?" No ono. know lor a timo, until a taw-hoaded pirtita at the tail-ond of tho class, fooling inspirod, . spluttered out, " Ploath, thir, I knows. Cox tlioy seed , it advertised in tho Even Noozo, thir." This was such a startling pioco of information H;hiit tlio rovorond clorgyman had to go out sido and kick himself to rostoro ordor.
Penrith Police Court. ADJOURNED SITTING, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Fonritli Polico Court' ADJOURNED SITTING, FIUDAY, "JANUARY 19. Before Messrs. J. K. Letlibridgo and J.K>. Cleove J'sP. George Watson, who was ordered to bo "celled till sobered," was charged with druukeness in the Police Court, pleaded, guilty, and was fined 10s or 2i hours in the lockup. He was further charged with assaulting the police, and pleaded not guilty. The case was proved, and a lino was imposed of 10s in default of payment tliroo days imprisonment. Tlio former chargo for neglecting to send his child' to school as required by tho Education Act was then proceeded with. Defendant'pleaded not guilty. Inspector \V.. It. Curran proved tho caso, by the records of tho Spriugwood Public (School. . Tho verdict was pronounced against tho defendant and a lino imposed of 20s with costs of Court 9s 4d. Three days was allowed for payment of all fines. MONDAY, JANUARY 22nd. Before Mr. J. K. Cleove J.P. Henry Joyco, charged with being drunk was fined 2s Gd with costs 2s Cd. Patrick Wal...
Sulphur for Fowls. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
. Sulphur for Fowls. When young birds which have been grow- i ing last aro gaining maturity, or old ones require bracing up, powerful tonics aro not satisfactory in their permanent oH'octs. They may pnrgo and redden the combs for a timo, but a relapse-or more properly speaking, a eollapso-will occur, that no poultry-keeper will rolish; but, to avoid this, and benefit tho fowls, wo should recommend the uso of sulphur. Wo havo used it ibr fowls for somo yoars with tho very best results. About one toaspoonful is allowed for every dozen. It is mixed with their meal in tho morning, and is (given twico or .three times at this soason, | and at other times when we BOO it is wanted.
Nepean Mutual Improvement Association. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Nspean Mutual Improvement Asso ciation. THE Half-Yearly Mooting of tho abovo was hold on Thursday, January 2fltli, 1888, at which the several reports woro adopted. Owing to tlio paucity of attendance at tho regular nieotings it was thought advisable to adjourn tho nieotings from tho above dato until tho 1st Thursday in April and that thore be 110 l'eo charged during that space of timo as thoro will bo no books issuod; also to request members having books out to return them as soon as possiblo to Mr. F. Judges, High Stroot, Penrith, (sec advertisements). Tho election of Office boarers was postponed until tho next Meeting. The following is tho Committee's report l'or the Half Year:- ' " Your Committeo in presenting their half-yoarly report, are sorry that in somo respects the Society lias not boon very suc cessful during the past year. Tho Library lias beon well and increasingly patronised, and a substantial addition lias been mado during tho half year. Little interest is how ever tak...
Lay a Fainting Person Down. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Lay a Painting Person Down. IT is surprising: how ovorybody rushos at a fainting person and strives to raise liim up, ivncl .especially to Icoop his lioad ordlit. 'iL'lioro must bo air instinctivo appreciation that if a porson seiaod with a .fainting or othor lit fall into a rocumbont position, (iloath is moro imminent. : I must. havo drivon a mile to-day while a. lady,-fain ting .was hold upright. I found her'pulsoloss, wliito, and apparently dying, and I boliovo that if I had dolayod ton minutos longor sho would really havo diod." I laid hor lioad down on a lower lovel than liov body, and" ihimodiately color roturnod to_ lior lips and chocks, and sho bdcalno conscious. To tlio oxcited group "of l'rio'nds 'I Baid : Always r'pmombor this fact, namoly: Fainting is c'ausod by tho want of blootl in tho, brain; tho hoartccasos with sufficient forco'to send tho usyal amount of blood to tho brain, and honco the piorson loosos consciousness bocauso tho function of tho brain coasos. Kostoro...
Revision Court Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Revision Court Meeting A si'KciAL mooting of tho Council was hold iu tho Chamber on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, for tho purp6se of revising tho Pon ritli' Municipal list. Thoro wcro present: Tho Mayor, and Aldormon Bosloy, Gross, Smith, Jolm Prico, Paskin, and Stuart. ', , ' MINUTES.; Tho minufcos of tho previous (Thursday's) mooting wcro road and confirmed. 1U5VIH10N OOUJIT. Tho Council tlion proeoodod with, tho revision of tho Municipal list in tho usual mannor. Mr. John Squiros wis duly sworn us objoctor to persons whoso namos appoarod on tho formor list. Tho applications for insortion 011 the list woro considerod in tlio following order, and accoptod with but fow oxcoptions; Tho objections and causes will bo found- attaehod to tho various namos: AHlitbn JOiuinn, occupier house; High-street Atchison David, " " llonry-street Ahoarn Win.', owner land, Henry-street Black well Thomas, ocoupiar house, lliglt-slreet Uuttonshaw Sarah, ,, " " Byrnes Cliai'los, owner slinp,' ,, Bosloy...
Lucky Escape. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Lucky Esoape. A now clays ago Mr. Jas. Budd tho pro prietor of Yanda Oroolc hotel wont on tho yorandah in the evoning to lio down. lie suddonly experienced a sharp pain in his thigh and on examination it was discovered' that he had been bilten by. a snake; The roptile which.moasured four and a half feet was soon dispatcliod. A man whos&lt;J name wo do not know but who doserves groat credit applied his lips to the wound and idrow therefrom a considorablo .quantity of jblood thus, in all probability, saving Mr. IBudd's life. ? Wo are glad to know that that Mr. Budd has now completely rocovored, and has deliberately mado up his mind not to again lio down in the dark without first ascertaining if the place is alroady occupied in other words ho is in favour of survey boforo solootion. I . Cobar. ?Herald.
CORRESPONDENCE. [IT must be distinetly understood that while we are at all times happy to inser correspondence we do not in all cases endorse the ramarks of the writers.] THE LATE ROSE OF PENRITH C. C. TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEPEAN TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
CORRESPONDENCE., [IT must bo rti.sUiidly undoi'stowl Hint while we ivro ht, all timus happy to insuil; corruftpnnrtciiou wo tlo not in nil uiisiM "oiuluiso I lie remarks of: tliu writer.] TH'Ji LAT.K llOSIO OF l'JONIUTIt 0. 0. TO 'i'lIE JJMTOll Oi' '1*1113 NliVliAti TIMES. Sin,-In your issuo of last Saturday, I noticcd a paragraph stating that you laid rocoivod tlio socond lotter from " A Lato Mombor," asking for information concorning' tho lato Eoso of Penrith Orickot Olub. Now, Sir. Editor, I, too; would liko to know a littlo concorning tho " faded liosos." 'If I romombor rightly, a mooting was callod anc] hold on Tuesday, 4th April, 1882, whon it transpirod that there woro 80 momborsgood on tho books ; and it was further proposed and carried, " That Mr;' Badcock bo Trea surer," and that "Messrs. Justolius and ? Oolloss bo appointod auditors to audit tlio I books boforo boing takon ovor."- Now, what I wish to know, is-woro tho books .over audited and handed over to Mr. Badcock, al...
Hurricane in Manilla. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883
Hurricane in Manilla. A NEW and ^horrible calamity lias afllictod Manilla. A iromondous huri'icauo lias al most entirely doatroyod the town. In loss than an .hour l'rom its' commencement not a singlb native liouso, and not a singlo woodon house was loft standing. Almost all tho stono buildings, ovon those having iron rafters liavo boon unroofod and mado unin habitable. Moro than sixty thousand families are without shelter. Tho barracks, hospitals, olticos, workshops, and storos aro destroyed. Many vossels aro aground. Comparatively few casualities liavo taken placo among the population. Private mes sages fully conlirm tho reports of tlio Govornor, and give thrilling dotails of tho offocts of tho storm. In tho momory of tho oldost inhabitant no hurricane of oquul sovority Jiijs taken plaoo in the Phillipinos. Tho havoc, among tho tobaqco plantations have boen immense, but tho loss of lifq is slight. Tho scone in tho harbour was ox ? citing in tho oxtromo. Fow of tho ships had time to...