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Agricultural Department. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
Agricultural Department. An instanco of how bueinoss is muddled iu our Agricultural Dopurtmont. Somo timo u»o i, residont of this district who is interested in broom inillot saw particulars of a certain variety of that plant which ho wished to obtain m tho A«ri cultural Gazkttk. It was stated in tho G vzettu tuau wievanocy named was grown in tho colony Tho residont wrote to tho Agricultural Depart ment asking for seed, and was informed that tho varioty was not grown iu tho colony and seed could not bo obtainod Ho then wrote to the Principal of tho Hawkssbury College and received a supply of seed from there with the information that the variety had. been grown at tha college. ' ' ou
Mayor Schwonberg's Ruling. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
? ~ — ? ? ? Mayor Schwonberg's Ruling. SlE,— I notice that there ia some little difference of opinion aa to the ruling of the Mayor on the ques tion of the right of the Works Committee to ex pend mouey without the authority of the Council So far as I can gather from the published reports in your paper Aid. O'Connor, at the Council meeting .._ ? ~ _HU.« *..iUlutjt uujcuLcu lu uiu vvorKs Uom mittee spending money on works whioh had not been authorised by tho Council, and the work in question was draining at a cost of £2 19o which was not included in the WorkB Committee's report as a work to be carried out. Therefore, I take it for granted that it had never been sanctioned bv the i Connoil. The Mayor justified the expenditure as being of such a nature as to bring it within the tesm of by-law No. 49 as a oaae of emergency The question to be settled at the outset ia— Was this particular work a case of emergency ? If so, it was clearly within the province of the Mayor, with the aasent of ...
The Maclean Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
The Maclean Hospital. We have recoived from John Dillon, of An gowrio, a lottor cotnpkiuiug of neglect while in tho local hospital suffering from injuries re ceivod iu an accidont in tho quarry on the 9th July last. Being a morabei- of the Medical Association of which Dr. Mackay is tho medical umwi, uu wad uumiDcod to tho hospital as u pationt of that gentleman. Among other in juries, his hip was dislocated, and he says it had not boon placed in position whou, throo weeks after his admission, Dr. Mackay was stricken with illness and was unable to attend tho hos pital for a further term of throo weeks. During Dr. Mackay's illness, Dillon says, Dr. Caldwoll refused to . take him (Dillon) over without written authority, aud he was loft without medi cal attendance. Ho says ho wrote to tho secre tary of the hospital asking that arrangements should bo made for Dr. CaMwoll to attend him, but tho request wan not complied with His hip was subsequently sot by Drs. Oaldwell and Mackay oight we...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
You canuot go wrong for a suit at Miolntyro's — Adv. A Loudon paper says tho following incident rocontly occurred iu a district in the North West province of India :— A. certain Govornuiout aorvaut, by dofraudiug his Government and the widow aud orphan, managed to amass sorao 12. Out) rupees. This ho placed in two boxes uuu wuaj^uuu uy iullw-j.j tu xiia uumu, iiiuijiuu as nails. Tho railway babu got hold of tho affair aud with au iugonuity worthy of a bottor causo, opened tho boxes and took out tho rupees, putting iu nails according to their label, Tho packages duly arrived at thoir destination. ' No fit 110 money' is tho gamo played at Molntyro's. — Adv. Tho Namibri Protection Union has 1200 uiombors enrolled, aud is tho strongest branch, in tho colony. Dancing Pumps from Is Gel, at H, E. Frapo's. — Adv. Tho Byron Bay correspondent of tho Tweed Herald, describing a birthday party, says : 'Among tho guests wore au admirable and charming assortment of iifo and tho gorm of life — woma...
Roundabout Notes. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
Roundabout Notes. [By Clinking Cymbal.] 'The non-appearance of ray notes in the piist fow issnes wns duo to apathy, but ?whether that was tho cause of so much showery weather is a debatable aubject. All will admit that the weather Imn an in fluence upon the mental faculties. Yet this docs not prove that my li.stlessnoss caused the inclemency complaired of. It. perhaps would bo more logical to reason that the inclement -weather caused my infirm ity and not my infirmity the showery weather. The dairying industry still exists and is apparcntly thriving, to the chagrin of the well dressed swells that travel the country and beg (yes beg) of tho peoplo to give an order for tea, or purehase a book, or buy some quad: medicine. It is to tho annoy ance of this class, I say, the dairying industry thrivos. Why! 'Well, in this way. The people have become so disgusted with these plausible pro fessional cadgers thu t when one of them is seen ap proaching, the milkman makes for the yard, first inst...
No Building big Enough. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
No Building big Enough. Pitoii.uiLY tho two women whosi! ntimco wo aro about to mention (by their good will rind conaont) never h.-.w or even heard nf e.icli other. A broad bit of ma-water ro!lr, between the places whore they severally live. Still the world ia gottingnmnl lor o.vcry day, and it i;s quite poH.siblo they may meet ; if thty do, they will h:ivo a common subject for a tivlU. Without wait-in' for that, however we will Int- thn ru.idnr into Lhe ueoret (so far aa it inn hoeret) right on the (spot. The firs I lady to bo naincl ri-aidea at Biahop'a Norton, near Kirton, LincUcy, Lincolnshire, and in a Katci duted tho J G in of ilie blustering month of Marsh ]S9!i. she siaya, '1 tiiwum-:u kuom hisad to I'OOT. This would soarcely be worth mentioning if it hafi beou dimply tho result of a fcighc nnd therefore bound to pass off in « few minutes. ISnt it lasted for a long timo and did cot arise from a fright or from any other form of fcxcitotnei.t. Id meant sheer \Vt .'.knu.'ia and...
A Miracle in Chippindale. MARVELLOUS OCCURRENCE IN SYDNEY SUBURB. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
A Miracle in Chippindaie. MARVELLOUS OCCURRENCE IN A SYDNEY SUBTTRB. Mus. Gilbert, proprietoress of a snug little grocery business at 87 Abercrombie Place Chippendale, Sydney, who has for the past 35 years been constantly under medical treatment, and told by doctors and hospital authorities that they could not cure her, but only relievo her pains for a short time, was called on by a representative the other day to ,^eb particulars of her case. Mrs Gilbert proved to bo a jovial, pleasant little lady, and readily expressed her willingness co give the reporter all information concerning her long siego of illneBa and recovery from tho same. After stating that she had beon born in Gloucester, England, and that she had been in tho colonies I'd years, she proceeded with her story as follows : — About 00 years ago (Mrs. Gilbert is 5D years now) I began to have some very distressing symptoms of ill-health, my stomach would become distended and sour, bitter stuff would keep coming up into my ...
Clarence Farmer's Union. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 5 April 1898
Clarence Farmer's Union. A meeting of the Council was held at Grafton on Wednesday. Present — Messrs. T. Hadfield (President), Kirk (Carrs' Creek ), McCallum (Coldstream), Donnelly, Morrison, Rankin (Chatsworth), Arnold (Southgate). T. T. Bawden G. H. Varley, D. McFarlane (Grafton), T. See, W. Zuill (Southgate), G A. Gray (Alumny Creek). D. McGill, (Kangaroo Creek.) The meeting was convened to hear the views of Mr. Moffat Burns, of the Farmer's and Fruit grower's Society of Sydney, with respect to the disposal of produce in Sydney. He described the working of the Society, which was on the principle of the English Co-operative Society, of which Mr. Fairburn is representative in the colony. The Society has not so much the object of obtaining capital as trade. The Society was only in existence four months, had 100 share &nbsp; holders, and had a capital of £400, with membership weekly increasing, but they were not incumbered in any way. In reply to ques- tions, Mr. Burns said t...
SUGAR CANE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
SUGAR CANE. Judc;e— Mr. A. C. Barry. Prizo in each class, 5a. Moore's purple, 12 mouths, C Farlow 1. 6 entries; Moore'B purple, 24 months, Edward Lee 1, 6 en tries ; Grey Fiji, 12 months, C. Farlow l'; Groy Fiji 24 months, C. Farlow 1 ; Rappoe, 12 mouthe C. Farlow 1 ; liappoe, 24 months, C. Farlow 1 '? Mauritius Ribbon, 12 mouths, C Farlow 1 ? Maur itius Ribbon, 24 mouths, C. Farlow 1, D. Shearer 2 5 entrieB ; Daniel Dupant, 12 months, C. FarloTv and E Leo divided ; Daniel Duuont, 24 months, D. Shearer 1, B Egliugton 2, 7 entriea White' St. Louis, 12 mouths, R. Boyle 1 j White St. Louia, 24 months, S Macnaughtan 1 ; Mahovi, 12 months' It Buyle 1 ; Mahova, 24 mouths. C. Farlow 1 ? Bu'toe 12 months, C. Farlow 1 ; Butoo, 24 months, C. Farlow 1, A H Garven 2 ; any other variety! 1*- mouths, Johu Gillies 1,0 Farlow 2; any other variety, 24 months, B. Eglington 1 and 2, 2 an tries ; collection of c.ines, priz-j 10j, C Farlow 1 G entrieB. ' ' Special Government prizo, plough valued at £5 f...
MANUFACTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
MANUFACTURES. Judge— Mr. H Sunders. Steward— Mr. F. Schwonberg. Prize, certificate. Millet brooms, Albert Marsh, Palmer's Island 1 ; milk can, Gr. Silbey 1 and 2, Englort and Logan h.c., G entries ; lOlbs butter made by sapiuator, Mrs. McDonnell, Tullyinorj»an 1, P. McDonnell c ; unrefined sugar, A McDonald 1 ; unrefked sugar, second quality, A. McD.inald' 1 and o ; ham, T A Powell 1 ; collection baker's bread, ,) M Kelly and II Horsley divided ; saddle and bridle, O T Schwinghummer 1 ? side saddle and bridle, 0 T Schwinghammer 1 and o ; ant buggy harness, C T Schivinghammer 1 and c ; spring cart harness, 0 T Sohwinghammer 1 ? plough harness, 0 T Schiwngharnrjuer X,
FINE ARTS AND FANCY WORK. Judges—Mrs Beatson and Mr A Lobban Stewards—Mr Dugald Macdonald and Misses Weekes and See Prize—2s in each class [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
FINE ARTS AND FANCY WORK. Judges— Mrs Beatson and Mr A Lobban Stewards — Mr Dugal.i Macdonald and Misses Weekea and Sea Prize — 2a iu. each, class Oil painting, landscape, Misa McLachlan 1, Miss B Sllvyra 2, 7 entries ; oil paintiut;, any other sub ject, Misa A S Powell 1 and 2, 8 entries; water uolor painting, Mary Robson c ; pencil drawing, Dale Kedfern c ; pen and ink drawing, Dale Ked lernhc, Miea Webb c ; il'umiuated text, 2 entries, oo award ; engroaaing, Myra Baden 1, Kuby Con aochia 2, 3 entries ; ornamental writing, Dora McDougull i, Onie.da Lamy 2 ; collection fancy ueedlework, Miss S Frape 1 ; plain hand needle worK, mms o ivaugn i, miss i- vv augu J., sentries ; buttonhole sewiDg, Misa S Farlow 1, Mra D. .McLachlan 2. 7 entries; patchwork, Miaa M Mclnnea 1, Mies F McSwau 2 ; gent'a white ahirD. Misa L Farlow 1, Minnie Lietord 2; gent'a white nhirt, ironing, Mra Benson 1, Miss S McLean 2 ; knitted woollen socks, Mrs D Jones 1 ; knitted cotton lace, Miea S Plater 1, Mra R ...
FARM. PRODUCE [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
FARM PRODUCE Judge — Mr J Turnbull Stewards — Messrs A N McDonald and A Anderson Twenty cobs small maize, 20 cobs largo maize, collection coba maize, buabel large maiza threahe'l (6 eutriea), ditto amall, aix stalks maize with coba E E Crispin 1 ; 5Glb oaton hay, R Waugh 1 ; ditto lucerne nay, ouueuuou grasBea, Dale any othei fodder, E E Crispin 1 ; 14lba broiira millet, Albert Marsh 1 ; imphee, C W Ruynor 1, 5 entries; J41bs buckwheat, (i Fraser 1 ; 14lbs auufluwur seed H A Volckers 1 ; 141bs new potatoes, J S McPhe'e 1 ? 14lba aweet potatoes, .J S McPn.ee , 141bB yams, j' S McPhee; stock pumpkin, S Macnaughtan ' 1 ? table pumpkin, E E Criapin 1, G entries ; grammas' S Macnaughtan 1 , half-pound cotton, li E Crispin 1 ; peanuts, John Grant 1 ; 3loa arrowroot, E E Crispin 1 ; cowpeaa, C W Haynor 1, 5 entries ; half buahel threahed wheat, special priza of 10a by Mr A H Garven, A H Garveu 1 Collection of farm produce grown on Clarence River, special Government pnza, ensilage outter va...
HE'D NEVER SEEN STAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
HIS'D NEVEK SEEN STAIRS. In Samoa, whm, h« made his home for so many years Robert Louis Stetensun did much in the way of instructing the natives in Euro pean methods of work. He tells an amusing story in this connection. A new bouse-boy bad been engaged, aud on his arrival was lost in awn and admiration of the magnificence of tho maniiiou. A large bucket of water was given him and he was told to tnke it up to the bedroom above. He looked up, and, pointing, tusked if it was there On being answered in the affirmative, ho seized the bucket in. his teeth, and before anyone could remonstrate he.had swarmed up one of the posts of tho verandah. The whole family rushed up the staircase, and when they showed him that that was the usual mode ot getting to theso rooms ht! was ovaifpowered with delight, and for two or three days could do nothing but race up aud down stairs, chuckling and crowing in an ccstacy of joy. And when detachments of his friends came, to visit him they were all taken to ...
SCHOOL WORK. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
SCHOOL WORK. Judge — Mr A Lobban. Stewards — Mr Diignld Mncdnrmld and Miases Wookcs and See. Prize 2-i or Certificate. Girls.— -Pluin writing, 12 to 14 years, Bertha Davis Oowpnr 1, Florence Really Uhatsworth 2, 16 entries ; plain writing, 12 years and unrler, Ella Pegus Ynmba 1, Grace- l)-vi«nn Lower Coldetrenm 2, 14 outrieB ; drawing, (lowcro or fruit, Florence Really Chatuworth 1, Barthii D.jvis Cowpor 2, -I entries; drawing, landscape, o entries, none worthy of priza ; plain ueedlawnrk. chemise, Sydney Waugh Gulinnrrad 1, Dolly Hngln-s Copper 2, li) ontriea ; drawing, figure sulijucfc, Burtha Davi.i 1, Bertha Hough Cowper 2, 4 entries; phin needlework, needlework, child's frock, Keevio Waugh Gulinar rad 1, Zilla Farlow Maclean S P.S, 2, i entries; button-hole sewing, Sydney Waugh 1, Nina Wnugh Gulmarrad 2, S ontries ; darning pair of stockings, Reevie Wauuli 1, Zilla Farlow 2, .Sentries; essay on ' Tbe Kitchen,' girls nndcr 15, Ohrisaio MoAulay ChatHWorth 12 years 1, Fiorente Ke...
JAPAN'S HAIRY ABORIGINALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
JAPAN'S HA1KY ABORIGINALS. The only kcown race of human beings. which have their bodies entirely covered with hair of varying lengths is tbe so-called ' Dog Man ' or ' Hairy Ainus,' of the Yezo group of islands, the most northerly possessions of the I'Impire ot Japan. The whole Ainu population, according to tue very latest .Japanese census, is composed of about 18,000 people, less than half of whom are pure-bred. They are dwarfs iu stature, the average inau'meHSiiriiiK only about four feet nino inches and tbe woman about four feet two inchss. The heads are small and .slope sharply backward ; they have very larj;e mouths and thick, full lips. The upper lip is extremely long, and the chin round and short. They are all round oddities of the oddest sort, but their most marked peculiarity lies in the hairy cover ing of their bodies, arms, and legs. Iu the majority of the adults, female.S'-.is well as miles, tho hair ia think, black, anil wavy, and inclined to arrange itself in tufts or b...
DOMESTIC INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
DOMESTIC INDUSTRY. Judge — Mra Beataou, Stewards— Mr Dugald Macdonald, Misees Weekea and See. Prize in each class 2s, Three botfrles assorted pickle?, Miea OJ Sinclair 1, Miaa L Farlow 2 ; preserved fruib iu syrup, Miss [j Fallow 1 ; proserved frui: in water, Aliast L Farlo.v 1 ; collection dried fiuits, Misa (J J Sinclair I ; collection candied f^uitft, Miaa C J Sinclair 1 ; tomato jjin, Miss L Farlow 1, Misa (J J Sinclair 2 , peach j tin, Mias C J Sinclair 1, Alisa L Farlow 2 ; UL-Ui j din | i=i iDti \s u uiuuiun Xj iui a j.v it auuu »j pineapple jam, Miss C J Siuclair 1 ; grspo jam, Mi9b L Farlow 1, Misa U J Sinclair 2 ; mtlo.u jam, Misa U J Sinclair 1, Misa L Farlow 2 ; collection 12 dis tinct kinds of jam, Misa O J Siuclair 1 ; special prize, trophy value 10i by Mesora U and J B Wac aun, to exhibitor paining highest number of awards in jiin and jilly clasaea, Misa (J J Sinclair ; collec nou of 12 distinct kinds of jellies, MiBa G J Sinclair I; marmalade, Misa (J J Sinclair 1 ; ...
THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
TliE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS. A Consistory of Rome is always not merely an imposing ceremony, but an interesting event to tho whole of Christendom. It is curious that the i-rigin of this famous body is surrounded by uncertainty, as is also tbe early growth of its power. Its most im portant function, the election of the Pope, was originally exercised by the faithful :tt large, afterwards by the clergy ; and it was not until the first decree of the Lateraii Council, under I'opn Nicholas II., th-tt it was confined to the cardinals. For a loni; time the bishops used to take precedence of the cardinals iu the great councils of tbe Church ; and 'it was only as late as 1614 that Louis XIII. of France , in the sit tings of the Parliament of J'uris, adjudged pre cedence to the cardinals over tun ecclesiastical peers — bishops and ubbols. The title itself is of very ancient usage ; for were read in the Council of Rome held by Syl vester I. about the year 320 that there were seven cardinal-deacon...
VEGETABLES, [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
VEGETABLES, Judge— Mr G Crispin. Steward— Mr D McLachlan. Pr:ze, Is Gd Asparagus, carrots, custard marrows, collec tion chillies, cucumbers, collection herbs, rhu barb, vegotable nmrows, H A Volukera 1 ; artichokes, squashes, collection tomatoes, E E Crispin 1 ; french beans, O Farlow ; chokos, collection onions, J S McPhee 1 ; preserving melons, C McKionon ; radishes, C Farlow
AN OIL KING'S SQUAN-DERED FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
AN OIL KING'S SQUAN DERED FORTUNE. The discovery of petroleum on the Trnns Atlantic Continent is invested with a K°°d denl of romance, but probably nothing can exceed in grotesque extravagance thu nsuTiUiveof the man who was mado fabulously rich by the discovery. He was Scotch — at least in namu — and he owed his fortune to one who was Scotch in blood as well aa name. This was William M'Clintoclc,tue owner of an almost worthless farm in Franklyn County, Pennsylvania. Accompanied by hiu wife, he went to the County Poorhousci to pick out a boy for adop tion, as they hud already adopted from the same institution a daughter. They sclectei a lad of 12 or 15 years old, to whom thu namo of John Steele hud been attached — though how he got it docs not appear iu tbe record. A little more than a year later tbe farmer died, leaving all his small properly to hs widow, and she, impressed by his suilden demise with a new sense of the insecurity of life, almost immedi ately made her will. She bequ...
IMPLEMENTS, MACHINERY, VEHICLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
IMPLEMENTS, MACHINERY, VEHICLES. Judge— Mr C Page. Steward— Mr F Schwon berg. Double-furrow plough, S Macnaughtan 1 - two-horse swing plough, II V BiUel,°S Short 2, Massy-Harris Co. h.c, G ontriea ; one-horae plough, Massy-Harris Co. 1 ; multiple iron harrow, Massy- Harris Co. c; disc harrow, Massy-Harris Co. 1 ; cultivator, Massy-Harris Co. 1 ; five-bull harrow, F North c; singlo seated buggy, P Kritsoh 1 ; sulky, P. lvrilsch' 1 ; J T Foran 2, 4 entries ; farm dcay, J T Foran 1 ; oolleotiun farm implements, Masay-HarrisOo, !1