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Parramatta Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Parramatta Borough Council The regular mooting was hold on ?Wednesday ovening. Prosont : TJio Mayor (Mr. IT. Beanies) nnd Aldormon Dixon, Ferris, Dollow, Moxham, Ritchie, Booth, Neale, Taylor, Drew, Tiornau, Brodio. Alderman Booth directed attention to ail irregularity in uiu iiuiuitues Alderman Ritehio nskod whether it was customary to incorporate specifica tions in the minutes, as was done in connection with the last Mooting. Ho thought tlio procedure entailed un necessary work upon the Council Clerk. ') ho Mayor replied that it was custo mary. Tho Mayor reported receipt of do claration of oilico of Aldorman iutchie. Ho also reported that a sample of water obtained by Alderman Taylor and himself from Hunt's Creole ro sorvoir had been forwarded to tho Goverment Analytical Chemist for analysis. Ho further reported the receipt of plans from Mills and Pile in reference to tho character of building they proposed to erect on tho site at the corner oi Church and Macquario streots, in acc...
An Invention for the Blind. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
An Invention for the Blind. A French schoolmistress — Mdllo. Mulot — living at Angers, hns invented a method by which the blind enn easily correspond with those who soe. Tho invention is, therefore, a mnrkod im provement on tho Brailla system of raised loiters, by which persons r.fllieted with, loss of sight correspond *\\ itli encli other only. Mdllo Mulof's apparatus is really a little printing-press in a port folio about tho size of a .shoot of note paper. The blind person spreads it out and impresses tho letters required on white paper, under which there is a coloured pad which gives thorn a blue appearance ; and they are thus not only brought out in relief for tho touch of those deprived of sight, but are also visible to the eyes of those who see. Ono of Mdllo. Mulot's blind pupils has been able, it is stated, by moans of this system, to tako part in a competitive examination for the diploma of elemen tary teacher, and to ' distanco ' some of the candidates who wero in possessi...
Electrifying Animals. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Electrifying Animals. Some interesting experiments havo been mado lately in electrifying the wild beasts of a menagerie in winter Sussex Street, quarters at Bridgeport, Conn. A sav age baboon was tied after a desperate struggle ; a sponge at tho end of a wire was put into his mouth, and another wiro tied to ono of his paws. A current of two colls maddened the beast, and tho irritation increased until twenty eight cells wero used, whon it grew loss. When forty colls wore applied the animal became lethargic, and very much like a man ovcrcomo with drink. Tho resistance was 8,000 ohms, a sur prisingly large figure. After his re lease the baboon became furious with rage. Small monkeys acted very much like children whon electrified. When the current struck thorn they screamed as if in agony ; when tho current was withdrawn thoj' looked puzzled. One monkey tore the sponge apart as though looking for the current inside, or to find whac had bitten him. A tamo seal was made very vicious, and ...
Character of Gordon. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Character of Gordon. Cioitnox was no 'saint' in tho usual meaning which tho world attaches to the name. He whs utterly removed from tho class of religious Church Mili tant who, ;is passing residents in some French or Italian city, are prone to hurl their hymns on the Sabbath morning at tho heads of tho native heretics ; neither hud ho the smallest fellowship with another largo class of persons who would divide religion into two parts — tho muscular and the Methodist, one half John Bull and the other John Knox. Absolutely without a parallel in our modern lifo, Gordon stands out the foremost mau o£ action of our time and nation, whoso ruling principle was Delivered faitli and good works. No gloomy faith, no exulted senso of solfconfi denco, no mocking of tho boliof of others, no separation of his sonso of God from the every- day work to which his hand has to be put ; no leaving of religion at tho church-door as a garb to bo put on going in and taken olf com ing out ; but a faith which...
TUESDAY, APRIL 9. (Before Messrs. H. Byraes, N. Harper, and R. Harper, Js.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Tuesday, Arita 9. (Boforo Messrs. II. Byrnes, N. Harper, aud R. Harper, Js.P.) Michael Bronuan and William Par ker, alias Williams, wore charged with assaulting and robbing Frederick Gates on tho night of tho Hth April, on tho Windsor Road. Constable Board de posed that about 10.30 on Monday night ho received information from a JJ11IU illUHLVl J. ll^KWI JVIV \JlllUOj Li_l-(L- I HJ had been violently assaulted and robbed of five ono pound notes and a jubiloo half sovereign ; Mr. Gates handed him portion of a lifo preserver, which lie stated lie had snatched out of tho band of one of his assailants ; witness wont to II io spot whero |tlio alleged oc currence took place, and found an other piece of tho lifo preserver on tho ground ; there was a quantity of blood on the road, and a lot of peas scattered about. Mr. Gntos had a bad wound on the head which was clotted with blood; from information received wit ness, accompanied by Constable Welsh and Mr. - fates, went to Ashby's slaughter h...
How the Author of "The Raven" met his Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
How the Author of 'The Raven' met Ms Dean. Tho latest statement as to the circum stances under which E. A. Poe mot his death is given by Mr. E. II. Didiorin tho New York San, on the authority of an intimate acquaintance of tho poet. Poo's habitual resort at JJalfiinoio was an 'oyster stand and liquor bar,' kop by Widow Monghor. ' Poe bad been shifting for many years belween Balti more, Philadelphia, and New York,' j observes Mr. Didier's informant. 'Ho had boon away from Baltimore for thrtio or four mouths, whon ho turned up one evening at the Widow Meaghor's. I Free was there when ho came in. lie privafoly told mo that lie had boon to Richmond and was on his way north to got ready for his wedding. It wns drink all around, and repeat until tho crowd was pretty full. It was the night before tho election, and four of us, in cluding Poe, started up. Wo had not gone half a dozen squares when wo wero nabbed by a gang of men who wore on tho look out for voters to 'coop.' It was the practi...
The Gospel of Despair. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
The Gospel of Despair. Pessimism is scientifically defined as the gospel of despnir, which toadies that tlio pains of life outweigh its pleasures ; that the fate of man is to struggle laboriously by paths that aro distressiiiff to ends that aro unsatis fying, and that it is tho unhappy cons titution of humanity to bo unconscious of its happiness, but keenly alive to its misery. It points to no land of promise the prospect of whoso milk and honey may inspirit the weary travellers through tho wilderness ; it sings no preans over a coming era of freedom, plenty, en light enmont, and peace; it bluntly in forms humanity that its lot is evil ; that its best efforts will never achievo aught but somo trifling mitigation of its suffering's, and that there is hope neither in the future of tho race nor beyond tho grave. Universal int.
Unslaked Agricultural and Horticultural. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
'.Unslaked Agricultural and Horticultural. (By ?\Ve3tiie\d.) ) KFliEE-PJANTING MlSTAKKS. — 1. ? Get fving variotios not suited to your soil and clinmto is often a serious error, becauso it may bo some time planted before you are fully aware of it. 2. Failing to properly prepare the soil, thinking you can do this afterward, which, while it increases the eventual cost, it decreases the chances for the trees to become a success. 3. .Supposing that by merely putting a shovelful of manure in the bottom of the hole made for the tree that you are manuring it properly, when in reality you are doing more harm than good. 4. Neglecting to -work manure in all the land about tho tree for yards. 5. Failing to dig a place sufficiently large for the roots ; and, again, in not pressing down firmly after the roots are covered. G. Failing to fine the soil so that it can bo filled in well around the roots. It is very necessary, if the tree grows, to have the roots come in close contact with tho soil. T...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
MR. W. MALING, (Leader of District Liedertafel Orchestra), rjiEACHER OF THE VIOLIN, JL Visits and receives Pupils at his privatu residence, PHILLIP-STREET, PARRAMATTA. TERMS : Per Quarter (in Advance), £2 2s. TERMS OF LESSONS : Ono Hour Per Week. ESTABLISHED 1 8 S 0 J. H. MAN-SELL, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, (Opposite the Court-house), PAKRAMATTA, Kespectf ully submits the following Low Prices for Hepairs : — Watches Cleaned .. .. -I (i Watch Mainsprings. . .. -1 0 Watch Glasses . . ..DO Clocks Cleaned, from . . 2 0 Clock Mainsprings, from . . 2 0 All other Kepairs equally cheap. No trouble will bo spared to give every satis faction to patrons. Cricketing, Football, Rowing, and other Trophies made to order cheaper than any other house. The only place in town where you can get your Watch Cleuned, and Guaranteed for One Year, for -Is. (id. Note tho Address— O1T. COURT-HOUSE, PARRAMATTA. TV'EW SPRING & SUMMER GOODS JUST ARRIVED. Other Consignments to follow. GEORGE~HILL, FASHIONA...
Harmony at Prospect Camp. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Harmony at Prospect Camp. The evening of Friday, 4th inst., witnessed an unusual stir in the Camp, due to tho arrival of a party of gentlemen from Parramatta, who had organised, in a truly good-Samaritan spirit, a concert in aid of Mr. Jackson who has suffered very considerably from tho lato disastrous lire in his dwelling. Mr. Copolancl, whose popularity is deservedly very groat, was the prime mover in this laudablo undertaking-, the other gentlemen being Messrs. 'Walford, Emmanuel, Greville, Brooks, Wright, Cook, Oakos, Burtstall, Moor, and Fitzgerald. Tho singing of a local young lady, Miss Jackson, was very sweet and much admired. Mr. Wat ford's ' Fire Brigade ' and ' Near it ' convulsed the audience and were voci ferously encored. Mr. Copeland's ' Powder Monkey ' was very effectively rendered, as were also the Irish comic songs, of Messrs. Moor and Burstall, and fho ' Pirate King ' of Mr. Greville. Mr. Brooks' ' You've got to know him first' was heartily appreciated. Indeed the...
Fruitgrowers' Union of New South Wales. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Fruitgrowers' Union of New South Wales. The usual monthly mooting of tho Council of the ubovo Union was hold in tho Parramatta Assembly Hull on Lime Saturday afternoon last. Present, Mr. AV. Cox (in tho chair) and Messrs. G. Lovell, 0. W. Mills, W. Stieme, J. Tamsott, P. Hookley, G. Stimson, J. Harrison, S. Tuckwoll, J. Cock and C. Gambling. Apologies wore received from Messrs. Cairnes, Bonnard, Gibbs, Luko, G. Franks and 'W. Stimson. The minutos of the previous meeting wore read. Mr. Stiemo pointed out that he had intimated his intention of reading a paper at tho Conference on Phylloxera, under section 2. He said he had been blocked and placed under section 7. Mr. Bonnard had road a paper under section 2 on Phylloxera, instead of on Fruit Posts, as arranged. In the absenco of Mr. Bonnard tho matter was not fully discussed, but the minutes were confirmed after the facts as stated by Mr. Stieme and others had been embodied therein. Tho chairman reported the fact of tho Conference hav...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
VISIT JOHN HUNTER'S Parramatta Branch, TO-NIGHT, . for the ? ? Greatest Bargains ever offered in BOOTS AND SHOES, New Goods. Cheap Goods. Mo Old Insolvent Stock, bought at so much in the Pound, but ALL FRESH Lines Just Landed,, WE Astonish the Tcrwn and District ?with the Superior Quality and LOW PRICES of our BOOTS & SHOES. 'We have Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes of every Material, in Button, Lace, and Elastic. They are Very Choice, Durable, Fashionable and CHEAP. Our Gentlemen's BOOTS and SHOES are the Best and Cheapest to be had in Town. They Look 'Well, Fit Well, Wear Well, and are Most Comfortable to the Feet. WE INYITE YOU ALL to Come and See for Yourselves. It is no trouble for us to SHOW YOU OUK GOODS, ?which are Marked at Sydney Prices, in Plain Figures. And, the Great Point to be Remembered is this — that we have a Cash System, which means — SMALL PROFITS and QUICK KETUKNS. NEW GOODS to hand this '' | week, which will be I SOLD AT A GREAT SACRI- | FICE, \ t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
A SINGING CLASS and also a class for tho teaching of the Theory of Music, has been opened by Mr. G. H. Spier, in tho Hall of the School of Arts, Parramatta, every AVEDNESDAY night. Terms 10s per quar ter each. ? OTTAGE To Lot, 4 rooms, wnter, etc rentGs. Apply AV. Martindule, stationer Parrainatta. /ROOKING STOVES, AVards, Beacon Light, \J Mistress, Criterion. ? MURRAY BKOS^ 170'R SALE, One Grod'Saddlo andTlaruess Jj HORSE, also a Lot of EMPTY CASES; Cheap. THOMAS DIXON, Church-street South, Parramatta. 1' ~7OR S ALE; Secon iThaiid BUGGIEl^ nearly New, from .-C15 upwards, also SPRING-CARTS and VILLAGE CARTS, from .i'10 upwards, at F. SAVEENY'S, Coachbuildcr, Maequarie-street, Parramatta. 1~7UWISH throughout with ; ? MURRAY BROS. ^dirsTLE^-SUMMERTFRUlirTRT3E'S~ Choice Kinds — Apricot, Peaches, Plums and Apples, on Blight Proof Stocks. Apply II. HARRISON, Pennant Hills. 0NW^'0~LENi5rin~Suins from £10 and upwards, at reasonable Interest, on approved security. Apply to— J. E. BOWDEN, So...
Two Pairs of Joking Brothers. A COMEDY OF ERRORS PLEASANTLY ENDED. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Two Pairs of Joking Brothers. A COMEDY OF EKROBS PLEAS ANTLY ENDED. A ludicrous incident recently took place iu Liverpool. There aro two brothers who partod many years ago whon boys — ono of them going to America to seek his fortune, and the other remaining in Liverpool to makoit. They both havo been emiuontly success ful in that respect, and not long ago the brother in America determined to visit tho brother in England. Tho timo of the visit was sottled by correspondence, and tho American sot sail. The Eng lishman is a notorious wag, and ar ranged that an acquaintance should meet tho Amorican as his brother. The Amorican, who is also a great wag, on tho trip decided to play exactly the samo joke.pn his brother, asking an acquaintance whom ho. met on tho ship to personate him for a few hours. The acquaintance outered into the spirit of the joke, and when tho vessel arrived in Liverpool, was found by tho person ator of tho English brother, and driven to the hotel. Tho real American b...
Righted at Last. CHAPTER XLI. PULLED UP. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Eighted at last. CHAPTER XLI. ruiXED ur. She had not recovered from the sense of hurry in whieb. she had been acting, when young Jerry returned, and fumb ling in his pockets, produced a note. 'The strain is proving almost too much for me,1 Philip wrote. 'I have no doubt that my scheme is practicable; on/1 ovmi i-f T +'nil srminhnflv else will carry it out by-and-by. But at pre sent the men do not understand it, and are suspicious that my promises will not be fulfilled. So that tho harder I strive to put matters right, tho more wrong they soeni to go. The losses are bringing me to a crisis, and the worry which is the oonsequonce of daily disap pointment is driving mo out of my wits. Sleepless nights and restless nervous days began long ago, although I havo not told you ; and I have been obliged to swallow all sorts of rubbish in tho form of narcotics. At first thoy gavo me sleep, and that was a gain, notwith standing the muddled headachy feeling they left mo next day. '0 yes ; I have...
Granville Appeal Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Granville Appeal Court. Thk above court was held on Tuesday last, at tho Parramatta Police Court, Messrs. H. Byrnes, R. Harper and Neil Harper, Js.P., presiding-. Messrs. J. A. Flower and W. II. Winsor, tho valuators, appeared on behalf of the Coun cil in spport of the assessments made by them and now appealed against. In tho cases of John Simpson, L. Lofts, A. North, D. Campbell, D. Nightingale, James Uook, Jlart ana sons, Jlnrlson .tiros., and the oxecutors of the lato James Kilgour, the as sessment of the valuators was confirmed. Iu tho case of W. Hughes tho assessment ?was reduced from £100 to .-£85, and that of A. S. Lowo from £380 to £300. Iu cases where the apellants did not put in an appearance, Mr. Flower asked for costs to bo awarded against them. Mr. Byrnes said the Bench could not comply with tho request, as unfortunately no such provision was made in the Act.
"Should Women Propose?" [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
' Should Women Propose ? ' Replying to the question, 'Should women proposo marriage ? ' Dr. Tol mage answered, ' AVhy, you aro cen turies too late in asking that question ! Women always have proposed and always will propose. Words are very weak things compared to woman's affa bility and ioveliness. The most splen uici tiling on eartn is a goou woman, and when, with all her attractiveness, she makes up hor mind that it would be well for her to be the wife of some good man, and that it would be equally well for him, she captures him as easily as a regiment captures one corporal. It does not make any difference whether her tongue proposes or not. Her eyes proposo, her smile proposes. Until a man gets from a woman a proposition of that style he had better not make a proposition of his own, unless he wants to be mado to feel ridiculous all his life time.'
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
MARRIAGES. MOBBS— SMALL.— March 20,that St Mark's Church, Ermington, by Rev. George McIntosh, George Arthur, second son of James Mobbs, Carlingford, to Rachel Louisa, eldest daughter of Joseph Small, Ermington. RICHARDSON— LITTLE.— April 2, 1889, at St. Peter's Church, Sherwood, by the Rev. G. A. D'Arcy-Irvine, Richard Stewart Richardson, of Parramatta, to Selina (Lina), fourth daughter of the late E. Little, of Macquarie-street, Parramatta. No cards. DEATH COOPER.— April 7, 1889, in memory of the late Mr. Thomas Cooper, who died at his son-in-law's residence, Smith and Phillip streets, Parramatta, aged 77 years. In- serted by S. Walker.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11. (Before Messrs. H. Byrnes, R. Harper and F. C. Cox, Js.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 13 April 1889
Thursday, April 11 . &nbsp; (Before Messrs. H. Byrnes, R. Harper and F. C. Cox, Js.P.) Margaret Johnstone was fined 5 s or 24 hours for being drunk in Granville. William Watson was treated in a similar manner for a like offence. A charge of having no lawful visible means of support was not pressed. John Arnold, charged with being drunk and disorderly at Granville. He pleaded not guilty of being very drunk, and wished to argue on the various grades of drunkenness. He said he was enthusiastic, being stimulated by a little liquor. Find 20s or 7 days. Ah Quoy was charged with cutting and wounding Walter Ashby on the night of the 11 th. Constable Munro deposed that the accused was given into custody by Mr. Walter Ashby, who stated that one of his men and the ac- cused had an altercation about some meat, when the accused picked up a chopper to assault the man ; Mr. Ashby stepped between them and received a blow on the hand, which cut across the knuckle. Walter Ashby was called and...