ELEPHIND.COM search the world's historical newspaper archives
From:  To: 
click here to view elephind tips
Elephind Tips
To find items containing all the words:
John Quincy Adams
Simply type the words:
John Quincy Adams
To find items containing the exact phrase:
John Quincy Adams
Put the phrase in quotes:
"John Quincy Adams"
To find either of the words:
president, congressman
Type OR between the words:
president OR congressman
For more tips take a look at the search tips page.
bubble pointer to elephind tips
click here to subscribe our mailing list
Search limited to
Clear all
Title: Nepean Times Delete search filter
Elephind.com contains 314,415 items from Nepean Times, samples of which are listed below. All items from this newspaper title are freely available and can be searched from the search box above. You may also search the entire collection of 2,949 newspaper titles in Elephind.com.
314,415 results
How to Mount a Horse. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

How to Mount a Horse. THE following instructions tiro from tno DurUiujtmi I-Imvl,r;/a: In mounting i'aco the near side of the horse, Tlio near side is the side nearest to yourself. If you stand 011 the right sido of the horse, which- is the wrong sido when you mount, you will face the crupper. Then ovorybody. will lenow your name is Johann Gotliob Ersiugefolgor. If you 6annot mount from the ground, lead tlio .'horse to a big fence, say " Whoa" two or tlireo . times, and jump over tlio horso's ears, you will light somewhere 011 his neck, and you will have plenty of time to adjust yourself wliilo the horse is running away. Another method of mounting, largely practised by young gentlemen from the city, is to balanco yourself on 0110 foot on the fence, and point the other leg at the liorse in the general direction of tho saddle, saying " Whoa " all tho time. Tho horso, after this gesture has been repeated a few times, backs away, pulls tho alleged rider off tho fence, and walks up and d...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

MISCELLANEOUS, Obliging A Preacher. JUST back of Missionary Bidge, Clmtanooga, while following the highway to reach Tunnel HiU, I came acrosB a little church half hidden in the woods. The building was primitive, and the old darkey who sat on a: log by the door was more so. After I had made inquires about the route and was ready to go on, lie said: . Better git down, boss, an' come in to mectin'.' ' Do you hold service this aftornoon ?' .Yes, sah. We am gwinc to open in 'bout live minits, and I 'spects de sermon will be a powerful one. It didn't seem just right to be riding around the country on Sunday, and' So I got down and took a seat beside the old man. After a few minutes spent in general talk ho said it was time to go in. I followed after him and found myself in the solo audi ence. I next found that he was the preacher who was .to deliver the powerful sermon. . He opened service in regular form and with all duo solemnity and tlien announced his text and began preaching. I stood...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

WANTED - General . Servant. Protestant. Open for a week. Mrs.G. ll. Uibbs, River side, Emu PlniiiH, , . ? ' 814 Wanted. WAK'i'ED a situation as second-nurse, by iv middle aged person. Full particular* on npliltcatiou ' tto' Mr®. C.'i'erry at Jlra. Hennessey's, High-street. Peuritli. ' ' ' ' 380 FOlt SALE-Dead; Timber on 2000 acres1 hi Laudillo near Penrith. Apply '1'. It, Smith. 254 . FOlt SALIi;-100' acres afrMulgon Forest, Hesi donee and partly cleared. Apply ,i ' : ' A. COLLKSS, , ; 831 ? High-street. - Ij 101! 1'IUVATE SALE.-Splendid business poni JO tion Slion nnd Residences, Suitable for am business.' Apply on the premises only to Jeremiah Sullivan,' Owner,"High-street, l'e'nrith. .8111) "TTlOLLOWKJi) me from Penrith to Emu Plains .. JD tan Water Spanial. OwnorUnuy have him by paying expenses. If .not claimed within four teou days will bo sold. Apply II, Edwards, Ryan's Stone Works, Emu Plains. . ? ." 80S' T ENDEUS arc required for erection of two roomed shop, of. wood. W, Syk...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

COMMERCIAL. Messrs. Biclmrdson nml Nixon (succcssotw to Messrs T. B, niul iS. Smith) report the following wiles oil Wednesday, tho 24th inst. : - Ontcn Hay, bale, pur ou't., 8s lid to 5s 7(1 . Wheaten Hay, bole, per "cwt, 4s Id' Lucerne liny, bale, per'cwt, 3s 5d to 4s 3d Straw, bnlo, per cwt, 8s 5d to 4 s 3d OliftfT, oat, per cwt, 5s lid to Gs (id Wheat, pur bushel, 5s id ; Oats, feed, per bushel, 8s (id to 3s !)d " seed, ,, 8s Cd to 8s ild Maize, " 4s (id to 4s'lOd ' Potatoes, per cwt., £"> 15s to £(i Onions, " . 8s to 8s Od Bran, per buBliel, lid to Is Pollard, lid to Is .. . ' Flour, per ton, £11 to £12 13s . Billot Wood, per ton, 13s {Id to 15s ild . Bundle Wood, " 10s to lis Foot Wood, ' 18s to 15s !ld ^ j' Bokcrs' Wood " 12s to 13s (id ' Posts and Bails, per 100, £4 to £4 10s' Fowls, per pair, 4s to 5s I,, Geese, " (!s-(id to 8s t Turkeys, " 15s to 30s in Ducks, " 4s to (Id * Pigeons, . " Is to Is (id Sucking Pigs, each, 5s (id to 8s Butter, per lb.; 8d to Is Choose,-- n 3...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
International Cricket Match. SYDNEY, 4.30, p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

International Crickot Matol;. From. Press Tnhyriini Attgoeialiun. SYDNEY, 4,UO. p.m. Enyl'mli wont Ih'Bt to tho wiokot.s 5 out for 1C2. The stamp flirtation is as follows: Stamp on loft corner, upside down, " I love you ditto crossways, V I love another;" ditto, straight up and down, " I wish to bo rid of your correspondence;" at the bottom of. right corner, crossways, " Noditto, upside down, "Yes;" on loft bottom corner," Do you lovo 1110;" ditto, upside dowii,." I am displeased;" ditto crossways, " I wish to have your acquaintance ;" on right corner, upside down, "Friendship ;" ditto, straight, up and down, " I am engaged ditto, cross ways, " Who caresleft bottom corner, " I am vexed;" ditto, upside down, " Writo soon ;" ditto, crossways, " Good-bye" . . v

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Singular Life Assurance Speculation. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

Singular Life Assuranoe Speculation. TOWARDS the close of; tho last century, two gentlemen, one a clergyman, then aged about 80 years, while strolling through' tho streets of London, entered,a life insurance office, and inquired upon what terms their joint lives'could be insured'for the sum of £80,000, to be paid in the event of either of the insured arriving at the venerable age of 90. . So singular a proposal was at first treated as a joke, but a pledge bbing to tho contrary, the two friends wore directed to call again, and in the meanwhile, the actuary would be. consulted, as the tables were riot calculated to such an extent. At tho appointed, time they returned and were informed that the terms would bo £1100 deposit, and an annual deposit of £5, The conditions were accepted, the polioy duly prepared, and the payments made with regularity. Time wore on, and long bofore the expiration of the rtlloted period, ono of the friends sunk into the grave ; tho clergy man however, survived...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Stories of National Characteristics. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

Stories of National Characteristics' AT a recent dinner-party, some one quoted the witty paradox, .' that an Englishman is never happy except wlieu he is miserable, a Scotchman is never at homo except when abroad, and an Irishman never at peace except when at war." The late Sir Henry Holland, who was present, followed' with the story of an Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotch man, who were represented as looking through a confectioner's window at a beautiful young girl sewing in the shop. "Oh!" exclaims Patrick, "do let us be spending half-a-crown with the dear crayture, that wo may look at her more convaniently, and have a bit of. a' chat with lier." " You extravagant dog," said John, " I am suro one-half the money will do as well; but let us go in by all means, she is a charming girl.". " Ah, wait a wee," interposed the canny Scot, ". dinna ye.ken it'll serve our purpose equally weel just to ask the- bonnio lassie to give us twa six pences for a shilling, an' inquire wliers's Mr....

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Unclaimed Letters. No. 36. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

Unclaimed Letters. No. 80. PARTIES applying for Unclaimed Lottors at tho General Post Oftleo are requested to givo tho correct number of tho Lottor with tho clato and uumbor of tho List in which thoy may liavo observed their names, as such reference will materially facilitate dolivery. Parties in tho Country making written ap plications, in addition to tho former particu lars, aro requostod to stato where tlioy ox pect their Lottors from, and any otlior information tending to provont an unneces sary transmission of Lotters. lit AUcu Mrs. W'.y Cnstloraagh IK)Hosking'John, Penrith !lll M'Furianc AV., Kiuu Plains 1) Nicholson llobt., Cross llotuls "ill Pureell, Stephen Molong 81! AVelwturMrs, F., Ponrith 85 Wright, W. 1<\, Ono Truo Hill Ml Baldwin 1),, Prospcot' 1"iJ Beans 0., Liverpool Jlontl luii Benton 0.. Mount Wilson lilll Borgin-, Penrith 811(1 Brotighton Mw,, Pounnnt Hills 470 Buggy M., Blacktown 477 Huggy SI., Prospect . 488 Biu-gon H. AW, PonrlUi (2) 518 Hymen Mis. ...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Journalism in America. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

Journalism in America JOURNALISTIC energy and dash are cer tainly not falling off, if the following story published as a " solid fact," by one of our Now York contemporaries, is a true one. Only the other day, it seems, the crack reporter of a Brooklyn evening paper was ? sent by an early train to Plait field, New Jersey, there to witness an execution appointed to take place that morning. Upon arriving at his destination lie found that the' criminal was not to be hanged until midday, an arrangement altogether incompatible with the dispatch of his report in time for insertion in his paper, issued at 2 p.m. Ho, therefore, hurried off to the sheriff, and, after pointing out that lie should be;a loser of 10 dollars if the man under sentence was not turned off before 12 o'clock, implored the official to give orders that tlio " cremony " should take place an hour earlier. At first the sheriff flatly, and even' with some indignation, refused to - entertain so unusual a request; but the rep...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
What the eye dos'nt see. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

What the eye dos'nt see. Tannic is a certain liotelnot any farther from Dubbo than a' delicate boarding-school girl could filing a cow, and the chef dc cuidm thereof is a heathen Chinese named Kum Fat. One of the principal delicacies of this table d'hote is curried liaro, and the learned . judge who generally does the circuit is pas sionately fond of the same. Upon his last visit, however, " pussies " were not to be had but Signor Cum Pat was quite equal to tho emergency, and as he plumped his savoury dish before his delighted patron he confi dentially observed: " Labbit wellee scarcee now-mo 110 giv it anyone lavs fo* wcclts, but mo geteo two fo' you, Sah." " Mr. Fat," said his Honour, as he wolfed away at his meal,'' I shall never forgot your kindness . -these hares are indeed delicious." And then ICuin Fat wont behind the fowl-house and kicked himself for fivo-and-twenty minutes. It is rather significant, however, that tho landlord's female cat and tho . household " Thomas " who ...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
United States Revenue. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

TJ&ited. States Revenue ACCORDING to the report presented by the Secretary to tlie Treasury, the surplus revenue of the year ending June 80 last, was £24,000,000, and that, too, after enormous sums had been, like they always are, positively wasted in pensions and numerous extravagances. The States, in fact, have far more money than they know what to do with. Then1 exceeding riches are a daily embarrassment to them, and a standing danger to the commerce of the country. Nothing can be done with this huge surplus except to pay off debt; but that also has been done with a rapidity which threatens to bring on a currency crisis, unless it can be stopped. The note circulation of. the National Bank is secured upon a deposit of Government bonds in the Government Treasury, but there will soon be no bonds to deposit if the debt payment goes on as it is doing. In point of fact, the reduction of the debt is itself becoming a mischief. It is like throwing the ballast out of a ship in the ...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
A Novel American Duel. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

A Novel Amerioan Duel. A CRUEL and novel duel was recently fouglit in tlio lower edge of Guilford, North Carolina between Ralph Johnson and Sake Williams, two young farmers of that section, and rivals for the affections of a young woman. Bad feeling had existed between them for some time, ending in harsh words. Soon aftorwards Johnson sent a friend to .Williams with a letter demanding a retrac tation of cor tain language used. William^ declined to withdraw his remains, and .further correspondence, resulted in an agree ment to meet in hostilo combat, the. time >being appointed for next morning, The articles drawn up specified horse whips as tlie weapons to bo used, something, not heretofore recognised by the code in North 'Carolina.' The weapons were chosen, it is understood, in order that the party could thereby evade penalties of tlio duelling law, which doos not speoify horsewhips as deadly weapons. Under the rules each man was required to stand upon a line traced upon the groi...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Art of Prolonged Life. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

The Art of Prolonged Life. AGEING begins at various periods of life' determined, always, or mostly, by the 'general course of the past. There may bo in age a condition regarded as porfpet health, although doubtless rarely so, as would be discovered were a strict examination made in each oase. More , commonly there may be some dofeat, damage, or latent disorder in tho constitution, the result of special wear and-tear, previous habits, or attacks of disease long since supposed to have passed away. , When, therefore, a consciousness of age ing [comes, the questions should be enter tained "and answered. Is there any such damage existing ? : What are the weak points of tho system ? A careful scientific investigation will supply an answer and if any special organs exhibit any sign of woak .ness, disorder or lesion, whether it be the brain, the heart, the lungs, the stomach, tho liver, tlio kidney, especial attention should be directed to tho part, and appropriate remedies at once adoptod....

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Toby or not Toby. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

Toby or not Toby. Tony or not Toby, that's tlio question whether 'tis nobler in the House to suffer the froSvns and raps of Wigram Allen, to take up arms against the other members, and end them by defeating him. To speak, to vote against him, and by our votes to say we end the rule, and thousand consequences of the Parkes Ministry. 'Tis a consumma tion devoutly to be wished. To speak, to vote,'perhaps defeat him; aye, there's tlio rub, for in the ballot what other votes may come, to save his shuffling off. the speaker's robe, must give us pause; there's the re spect that make's calamity of so long office holding. For who, would bear the party's whip, the Opposition's talk, the Premier's slight, tho pangs of despised tender of my service to the Cabinet, the Buchanan's tongue, tllie Speaker's gavel, and his frowns when his party is out-voted, whon he him self may some peace receive by'a bare ballot. Who would fardels bear to grunt and swear under Sir George's eye, but that the dread o...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Mark Twain's Exercise. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

Mark Twain's Exercise. MABK TWAIN went to Elyiira last.summer to lind a quiet place to write. He became somewhat out of health, and one day re cently he was interrupted by tho family physician, who called to make a friendly visit. Into his sympathetic ear was poured the tale of the humourist's woes, and after a moment's consultation he remarked: " What you need is exercise I" With a look of gentle reproach, winch soon changed to anxious innocence, the hero of many an experience of roughing it (in pictures), said " Well, that's all right, that's all right, but " who's going to do it for me ? You see," he con tinued, " the men on the place are busy, and the children ain't . big enough to ac complish, and-" " You mustdo it yourself I" waB tho professional stop put to his demur. "Do it myself? How in thunder do you expect-why what can' I do ? There ain't a good poker player on this hill, and tho hammock broke down yesterday, so I can't use that-" No, no," interrupted the doc tor, " you ...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 27 January 1883

G. V. MTJRPHY, REGENT HOUSE, GKOKGE-STREKT, Railway Bridge, Sydney. . IMPORTER OK I Glass-All sizes cut to Varnishes order Colors for house and conch I'lntc Painters. Plasterers, | Sheet ' &c. ?' ' Stained Paperhangcrs' Canvas Ornamental Gold and Silver Leaf Cathedral " Paperliangings Ifnmmered (Fiat nud Wood-preserving Oil Roiled Tnr White and Red Lead Axle G reuse for buggy nud I'urpciiMno Carta Haw and Boiled Oils Resin Brushware , Cement Kerosene Oil Suljjliur, kc. ? Mixed Paint Heady for use, any shade required. All orders promptly executed by rail, steamer, city or suburbus. Shop fronts and shades glazed. Kutsumine all shade and Colors. Warehouse-Still, George-street. Stores and Workship-Harris-street. IvfEGICftL HAL £7 PBNEITH. Arthur Judges BEGS to inform the inhabitants of Peniitli and surrounding districts that he iB now thoroughly settled in his NEW PREMISES, and having mnde arrangements to import direct from the first. London Manufacturers, the quality of all Dru...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
Silence on Tap. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 February 1883

Silence on Tap. THE latest wonder of the world lias been dis covered in the Yellowstone Park, by a per son named James Carroll, wlio is said to be a reputable citizen of Helena, Montana. Carroll says that he was in a densegorge. Around him was a scene of grandeur; towering cliffs and verdant vegetation. He sat down to wait for his friends, who were to follow him into the gorge. Everything was quiet. The stillness was oppressive. He determined to break the silence, but soon found that he could not make even a crack in it. He called on his friends. He called again, and nearly shouted the top of his head off, but he could not hear , the sound of his own voice. A panther was passing. Carroll, seized his rifle and fired at the animal. Smoke came out of the rifle,, and the panther crawled away wounded and bleeding, but no; report came from the rifle ; no sound reached Carroll's ears. If Carroll's statement was not sub stantiated by evidence of others, wo would believe that he was sufferin...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
How Flies Climb. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 February 1883

How Flies Climb SOME very interesting facts on the aboye subjoot woro recently contributed to tlio Berlin Society of Natural History by Hcrr H. Dowitz, which goes far to provo that the feet of flies cannot possess the sticking properties ascribed to them, for they are hard and destitute of muscles. A long time ago Blaokwoll contradictod this theory, and main tained that tho power of adhoronce was duo. to a stioky matter Becroted from tho foot-liairs of the fly. This theory was pronounced not proven. Do wit n, after careful oxperimonts, shows that Blftolcwell was right. Ho watched tho exudation of tho sticky matter from tho feet of tho fly, by fastening one to tho under side of a piece of glass, and examining it through a mioroscope. A porfootly dear liquid was soon to flow from tho end of tho foot-liairs, and to attach tho foot to the glass. . When tho foot was lifted up to bo pu^ down, in another place tho drops of sticky matter woro loft on tho glass- oxaotly in tho spot whore 'th...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
The Press. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 February 1883

Tho Press. A LITTLE boy being asked what the oliiof end of au: editor was, replied-" The end what's got tho hoad on." The beat press over made-two loving arms.. And it's a press that is never left out on account of other matter. A well-known clergyman recently preacliod on the subject" Why was Lazarus a beggar ?" We suppose because ho didn't advertise. , Oompositors are tho most gentlomanly and self-oontamed of men. They nover want a finger in the pie, and as seldom as possibjo to finger the pie. The clothing man who put it oil Lost money on his collars, But ho who advertised in timo Mado 50,000 dollars. The wonders of Telegraphy.-A promi nent London daily paper rcoently had tho following notice in the " Births " column " On- the--insfc., at Brighton, the wife of 1 of a daughter by telegram." ' " Are you tho cliiof engineer of tliis concern ?" asked an individual of tho sub editor. I' No, , sir, I'm not the engineer.;" ?I'm" tho boiler," arid he procooded to V boil down V six sheets...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
How to Mesmerise. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 February 1883

How to Mesmerise. A RECENT writer on the mysteries of mes merism says :-I lay it down as a fact which can be verified by all who are curious enough to try it, that the mesmeric condi ditions 'can be produced without the sup position of a subtile fluid, without the use of the cabalistic passes of the mesmerist, with out the bouquet, the magnetic rod, or any of the mysterious means employed by the pro fessionals to heighten the effect of what would be too simple and too attractive if performed straightforwardly. The direc tions are these: Place the porson to bo .operated upon, naturally in a chair. With your left hand suspended by a string, about a foot from the eyes, some small object, a dark marblo or a "bright steel ball or a dia mond-it matters not what, though some tiling bright is perhaps preferable. Direct the subject to fasten his eyes and encounter his attention on the object. Slowly raise your left hand until the object is as far above the eyes of the patient as is compati b...

Publication Title: Nepean Times
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
x
Loading...
x
x