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DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Rouchel. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (fiioir ouit Gob respondents.) Eouchel. . A cricket match, was played on the Rouchel ground on Saturday last, be tween the Rouchel b team and. a team from Mr. Holmes' Estate, got to gether by him consisting of some of his employees assisted by £!■ few of his Rouchel friends, which resulted in a win for the b team. Following are the scores Rouchel b Team—First Innings. E. Kennedy, c A. Smith, b A. Lambley .. 14 B. Sheath, c and b S. Holmes.... 30 A. Oartor, b S. Holmes.. .. 11 J. Gardner, b S. Holmes :........ 7 M. Kennedy, b E. Lambley...... -13 A. Hindmarsh, b S. Holmes. ■ 0 A. Cameron, b E. Lambley 3 F. McOabe, b E. Holmes. .1 0 A. E. Smitli, bS. Holmes 0 S. Gardner, b S. Holmes.. 2" F. Walce, not out 0 Sundries.. 5: Total 85 Second Innings. I). Sheath, b McDonald.. . . .. . . . . 7 F. Wake, b E. Lambley.. ,.i. .'.. 7 K. Kennedy, b J. McDonald Q .it. Carter, not out 13 M. Konnedj', c Holmes, b Lambley 6 J. Gardner, l.b w., b Lambley.... 1 A. Cameron,: not out .........
Sydney Produce Market. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Sydney Produce Market. Wheat.—Now South Waloa, inferior new 3s 4d to 3s 9d, prime new 4s to 4s Id. Chickwheat.—2s 6d to 2s lOd, screenings 2s 4d to 2s 7d. Flour.—N.S.W. £10 to £10 17s (id, best brands £10 10s, old .£11, inferior £9 17s Gd. Barley.—Cape, 2s 9d to 2s lid. Bran.—7:jd. Jfollard—8d. . Chaff.—Local modium £3 ; prime £3 15s to £4 ; imported £3 to £3 12s Gd. . Oaten Hay.—Prime rack, £4 12s Gd to £6 5s; medium from £3 17s Gd ; chaffing, £2 17s Gd to £3 Iub. Lucerne Hay.—Hunter River prime £2. medium from £1 12s Gd, inland in trusses £2 2s Gd to £2 os ; sm^ll bales from £2 12s Gd to £3. Straw—N.S.W bundlod, £1 15s: derrick, £2 to £2 7s Gd ; imported derrick £1 17s Gd to £2. Outs.—Primo feed 2s 5d ; good, 2j 4d ; medium 2s 3d ; Tartarian seed 2s 7d. Maize,—Heateil from Is lOd, primo dry 2s 3d, medium from 2s Id. Potatoes,t^N.S.W. medium £o, good £5 (is Cd, choice to £G ; imported' TaBmanian Circulars £7, Onions.—Port Arlington £5 17s Gd to £G 10s, N.S.W £4 17s Gd to £6. Cheese...
Sporting, The Turf. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Sporting, (By Pun*). The Turf. • The Australiau horse Norton secured another steeplechnso in Englnnd Auruui has beau struck out of his A J.C. engagements, and will leave for England shortly. TbieveB and pickpockets weregreatly in evidence at the late Newcastle Knees. One gentloman, a bank manager, was eased of £25 in notes. Another, a Singloton resideut, lost £10. Besides these two cusos numer ous watches and chains were stolen. Sid Ehvell is nbout ngniu nftor his recent illness, He finished second on Myalla in the .Flying Welter, and landed Crvsalite tp victory in the Welter Handicap. .. . It was repor od (.hot Mr. W. P. Crick purchased Crysalito after lie won the Welter ac Newcastle, but Mr. Crick denies having purchased him. Charge is reported to.be looking and going well. The Malua horse Foliage is coming on grandly. He will. be handy at the finish of the Doncaster Handicap. ' . : Kelso has been purchased by an In-: dian sportsmen. • The grey gelding Princo Charlie easily accoun...
Treasurers of Municipalities. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Treasurers of Municipalities. , The Municipal Association- lias in formed the Municipal Council of. Dun gog that legal opinion lias bf^en ob tained to the effect " that it is not legal for an alderman to act as treas urer of a; municipality, because really the treasurers an .officer of. the; Coun cil;1 and must: giye security, and should be.paid a small salary in ordgr to make him responsible .for the money entrus ted to his keeping."
Fatal Railway Accident. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Fatal Railway Accident. » *~A shocking fatal accident occurred at Armidale iailway station at about 8 o'clock on Monday evening. Shunting operations were being .carried on to send a'vvay a long stock train, when two engines coupled suddenly emerged from the engine shed and ran into the trucks that were being shunted, cutting the train in ;two and throwing sorije trucks off the line. A porter named Jas. A. Jfewpian was run over by the trucks while hojding on to the ■points and"his legs wer.e severed from bis body,'f. death :-being instantaneous. It is alleged that t|ie coupjed engines which caused the accident had- no business;on the line at the time. An inquest was held on the body and a verdict of acidental death returned.
A Valuable Fodder Plant. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
A Valuable Fodder Plant. From time lo time reference has been made to the great value of the catiang bean or cow pea as a fodder plant There is no-finer animal fodder for this 'district.'.' The yield per acre, is enor mous, and all stock eat it greedily. It is a half hardy plant,' and should 1> sown in September or- October, and ploughed in it is the most economical source of nitrogen to the man who wants to improve his land., It yields an abundant supply of delicious fresh pods for the table, and the: seed when; dried make the best of haricot beans, Tal.cn all round there could be no more useful plant, and it should engage the attention of every farmer, in thd district.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
BARGAINS. BARGAINS. Men's Ready-made Suits, all patterns, from 17/6 and the very best Tailor Finish,, 27/6. Boys' Suits, from 4s 6d. COME BASLYS A. F. SUTHERLAND & CO., MUSWELLBROQK. " ;g. e; morey, GENERAL CARRIER, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION AGENT, AGENT FOR WRIGHT, HEATON AND CO., LIMITED. ' CONTRACTS TAKEN AND ESTIMATES GIVEN. all Trains. • Protfidsd fo.r&lt;PicQic -Parties, ■%$. FOLEY STREET (near Station), MU3¥/ELLBROOK. To Subscribers, Thosk who '.have not yet forwarded theinsubscriptions to the C/ironicIc- are invited to c!o so. without delay. The amomU of subscription was lecluced from lst.Januaiy inst. as follows : Per annum (in advance) 15s; per quarter -(in advance). 4s; booked, 4s 6d per quarter. Advance subscriptions must be paid within the first month of "the quarter. Single copies 2d each. In tending subscribers are invited to send 111 their names as early as convenient. The year or quarter commences from date of ordering. &lt; Send penny or-two...
Brief Mention. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Brief Mention. The roofs of broughams have liceii laised or kite in order to accomniodt'tu llto hats of ladies. ; *! The Hon. Charles Gilbert. ITeydon, M. li;CQ.C., .lias* been .- appointed to act :if> Judge of, the: Sitpreme,Court for the trial 'of; criminal issues lei'':hci heard in the court of fjaolidelivery in. Sydiiey on the^Sih.inst.j. and':for; the trial of civil and criminal issues at, the Grafton Circuit Court oirihe 19th April. 11 is ru 111 ou red - i n J:i risba h e t h a t Si r Hught Ne!soi> will resign the premier ship, with a view to accepting the pre sidency. of the Legislative Council.' The Tsar and Tsniiua will leeeive theii friends at the 1900 exhibition, 111 Paris,- in a .pavilion of their own; ,which' is to cost ,£90,000. I'lye Russian warships' are stationed at Port Arthur. r' ho .Princess of.Montenegro is visit-; mg her daughter, the Ciown Princess • of Italy.., She is a,-handsome -woman in the prime of life',; and;creates :a- >sen-' S"lll-Q11;!.« Koi...
Historical Lies. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Historical Lies. William Tell did not found the Swiss Confederation, and the story•' of Gesslor has no, historic basis. . Wellington, at Waterloo, did not say, " Up guards, and at 'em !" The words were put into his mouth by animagina tivo writer.' • 1 , . . . The mother of Corlolanus did not intercede .with her son' to 'spare Koine. The story has no bettor foundation than tha.1; of I-foratius. • Pocahontas did not save the life of John Smith. It lias ; been ascertained that this worthy man was the most able bodied prevaricator of his century. '• The story , of King Arthur and his .round-table is a myth,' although what purports to be the round table is still to bo seen in a south of England town. - Alfred the Great did not visit the Danish camp disguised, as a minstrel. There is no good reason .to believe'that he could either play the harp or speak Danish. ' Queen Eleanor did not suck the poison from her husband's wounds, as she dkl not accompany him on the expedition during which th...
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Pith and Point. In Spain the theatres do not issue programmes. England imports £000,000 worth of po tatoes every year. Charity covers a multitude of amateur theatrical performances. Women are sweet, hut not sweet enough to preserve secrets in. In Stuttgart there is a rosebush which covers a space'of >230 square feet.-; I.inen collars arc the most numerous vlcUms of " prostration by heat." One of the prime essentials to :a suc cessful memory is the ability to, forget. Greek women went barefoot indoors, and wore sandals when .walking abroad. The saline, matter held in solution in sea water comprises-one-thirtieth ol! its weight. -.1 It :,is; ostJnmtefl .that ,90.000 ' conversa tions take.placci daily over the telephones in New York. ' Speak the truth &lt; no-matter;-what > the sacrifice ;? the '.telling a lie is an infinitely sadder loss. _ . • A Roman gentleman -- wore Mcnec bfeeches .-and ;a>close-fltt:ing> woollen shirt under Tiis'toga.' r ' 1 1 i) : These are; ...
The Duke and the Small Boy. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
The IMikc and the Small Itoy. v The splendid park of the Duke of West minster, at Eaton Hall, close to Chester, is generously thrown 01:1011 to the public. The: drives are free 'luring certain hours to carriages and cycles, as well as to pe destrians ; but it is well known that the Dulce objects to persons going on the grass, arid notices to this effect are posted up in various conspicuous places. One day, a small: hoy, aged about 10, the son of one of the Duke's tenants, was proceeding along the main avenue when he saw a. man on the grass. The young .ster boldlystepped up and called out : " Come off that grass !" , ■ "-"Why ?"■ was the reply. • " Because the Duke'doesn't allow any body to go on." " And what if I won't corne off ?" " Then I'll-make you," said the little warrior valiantly. " But suppose I am the Duke ?" The boy was not to be taken in. " You're not the Duke," ho said, " an' you'll have to come off, anyway." The other got off obediently, and ac companied the boy to the...
Took It All. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Took It All. A coach'dog, the"-property o£ an Ame rican woman, one morning recently.went to tlie house of a neighbour.- .A pitcher containing a pint of milk was upon, thev steps, and the clog Spot: lapped the milk till it was gone.- Then he took the pitcher in his mouth, and walked leisure ly: to his home, presenting the pitcher to his mistress with a selC.-satlsfied air. ■ She refilled the pitcher.and carried it hack to the neighbour's house. '
An Improved Pew. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
An Improved Pew. A Belfast tradesman offered for sale a short time ago " the entire* fitttnRS qf: a church" ; and, after announcing^.the fact/ lie issued the following notice :— Important ■ : Notice.—Seat-holders - can. have' their own-pews by applying: to, Nesbitt, and; paying 8s. Gd. Splendid scat for kitchen, v "Why .go to clrarchs when yo'u can have a pew at homo ? Reform at once, and buy a pew at Nes-' bitt's. ■ To those who cannot:1 indulge In the luxury, of-sleeping1 in church, owing to snoring:, buy a pew atsonce for : home !"
The Scotchman and the Capers. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
The Scotchman and the Capers. " Among the items on the bill of fare of a hotel in Scotland was boiled mutton and caper sauce. Sitting at a. table .were a northern farmer and his family, pTOh'o selected tills dish for their delecta oilpri:*'Tlie ' capcr sauce was served in' "a . sauceboat in the customary manner, iwlien.ito the surprise of several people sitting near, the farmer; summoning the : waiter, said, in a stage whisper, at the same time pointing1 to the sauce., " Young mon, ye jist take that to your maister, andask him :if he thinks there are enough- green peas there for ' three people !". . . . - -
Afghan Propriety. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Afghan Propriety. - : They are very religious,. and very pro per in Afghanistan—and very severe up on defaulters—as -will be seen from the following extract from a recently pub lished book on the subject .The-man who kisses anybody else's wife is to have thirty lashes and to be sent to prison for further inquiry;'. "Very careful directions are laid down in regard to the admlnis -tration of the lasli. -The instrument it self the regulations say, is to'be;of a par ticular pattern made of three' strips of camel, cow, and sheep skin, its handle of olive wood. The stripes are to be laid on with pious ejaculations ; and the police officer , (mutasib) is exhorted ■ 1.0 ,feel, if he. cannot ahow, sorrow for the: wrong-doer, ' since Mohammedans: are i all. of one flesh." He should guard Him self against vain-glory,- the prompting of the devil. .'Special cognisance is to he taken.of offences against i-eliglori.~ If any free-thinking roabuli omits to bend his' head with due reverence at the .h...
Cycling in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
Cycling in South Africa. ; There' seems ;to-> be '.aniextraordinary:! ■eraae for cycling in South Africa, i Cycles "are more generally used in i Johannesburg than probably in any other town of similar size in the "world.r| There are, it adds, some -4000 machines i in use by all classes,, from the head of.j the mining industry down to clerics ;and i shop assistants.,;One firm.have sold-.GOO | ■in the last two years;- Ladies are talking to cycling , freely,-'and so arc educated ! Kiiflirs. When-Kaffirs that are not edn-1 cated follow suit, -what, a splendid, mar ket: for 'Wheels: in South Africa there i will bo !
The Bacillus of Death.. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 March 1898
The Bacillus of Death.. The paragraphers in .the English magazines-.,seem to fret a. Rood deal -of. .-amusement out of the recently exploited Chicago discovery : of a- " Bacillus of -Death:" . A writer;in " St-Pawl's'.'-says : i ." A- doctor in Chicago lias discovered a new bacillus that even tobacco would And it hard to. tackle. He calls it tlia ■'/Bacillus: of Death,' which is compre-1 hensive, if a little : crude. " Its personal appearance is said to l>e very like.that of the bacillus of ■ consunii>tion, and if yon get your-system free- of it nothing short of actual violence can put an end; to your life. That is to- say; when once •tills.,, particular : bacillus, has ;been ; de stroyed it. 110 „ d isjPase.r fit— l-it-oson L/Jmoiviv couhlJake any, hold upon .ybu.: It soun'ds so exceedingly simijle." ■