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Loan Expenditure. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
Loan Expenditure. The following disbursements wero made from the General Loan accounts last quarter : — South Grafton-Glen Lines railway, £19 16 6ut ; Grafton Tweed line, £51 ; Clarence River improvements, £4411 ; anaging tributaries of ? Richmond Kiuui-,^461; Hood relief work8,Bvansliiver, £51 ; Richmond River improvements (further sum), £4D!)5 ; Kambucca River improvements, £581 j Belhi'ger River improvements, £821 ; dredge dock, Clarence Eiver, ££- lls j Byron Bay jotty, £673 ; Richmond River improvements (third sum), £1500; Tweed .River improvements, £787.
Chatsworth School Fete. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
Ghats worth School Fete. The pleasantly situated and picturosquo grounds of Olnitsworth public school prosontod an animated uppoarnncc on Thursday lnst, tho occasion boing tho annual distribution of, prizes rind tlio holding of a picnic and sports. Thoro was a good attondanco of pupils, with thoir pnr onis and friondn. Tho sports programme was carried out under tho supervision of Messrs. G, Martin, 1). Millnr, E. Tiankin, A. Uamoron, D. McMillan (judges), H. Bushnoll (atnrtor and haiulicappor), li1. Ivommiss, I*1. Frazor, Jamos McDonald and Noil JMcAulay (stewards). Tho results woro us follows : — Race for boys ovor M years — Bon Jones 1, G. brocket 2, Girls ovor 14 — Laura Evoringham 1, Marly Emortou 2. Sack Raco — W. Emorton 1, Cecil Larkin 2. Skipping contest — Emma Evoringham 1, Lizzio Frazor 2. Girls 12 to 14— Annio Wright 1, Susan MoElmel 2. Girls uudor 12 — Lizzie Frazor 1, Pauline Evoringham 2. Wheelbarrow raco— G, Crocket and A. Thompson 1. Catching tho rooster — John Pureo...
General Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
General Sporting. Mr. C.Kidman, the West Australian owner, has, since the 26th January, won 20 raceo out of 25 starts, Oddfellow II, well known on the Clarence is now running at suburban meetings around Mel bourne, but, ao far, has not scored a win in the southern colony. . The!-first prize in Tattersall's consultation on the Hawkesbnry handicap, £1224, was won by G-.Arftpides,1 of Sydney. A- halfT'castd Sydney pedestrian, who was best known in this colony aa a successful performer as : VCarriuglon and. Botany ' flier,' is now a FJ.P.-invWe'st Australia. : vpwiag to the Blippery stato of tho wicket lit ; tho ladies cricket match in Sydney recently there was more than one 'maiden over' . On Good Friday Maclean and Taloumbi played an all-day match on Maclean wicket. In the first innings Maclean scored 56 and Taiuumbi 96. In the second inninu's Maclean closed thoir innings with 131 for the Jobs of i wicket, and the visitors had compiled GO for tho loss of 6 wickots when time was called...
HIS ONLY CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
HIS ON LY CASE. We were in Murkhnm'n ' snug,' a little room to which he was accustomed to retire 'to coo!,'1 as lie expressed it, in mich odd minutes as a heavy home-prnetice in medicine left him. Netberby, a surgeon from lower down the street, had dropped in at ten o'clock to smoke :i friendly pipe with Markhain and me and-to chut ovr-r professional to]iics, as was our custom. Mnrkhnm was /jroat ni; reminiscences and struck out upon them :is sor.n ;i:- Nethcrby, drawing bis nonti tails sentc-ntiously about him, bad settled down into tins doctor's nicker chair. Wo smoked on in doferentitil silence until Markhnm had finished. ' Well!' said Notherby, with n long pull ab bis pipe. ' I'm not much at ' experiences, ' but I had one job out there near San Francisco that has nlway?-. been on my mind.' ' Wlmt wns it?' asked Mnrkhnm in his abrupt way, turning :i pnir of piercing litllo grey eyes on Netherby. ' It occurred nearly twenty years ago, before 1 settled down,' snid Netherby, removin...
The Charge of the Labour Brigade. [AT THE SEIGE OF LUCKNOW.] [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
The Charge of the Labour Brigade. [At the skioe qv Luckxovt.] Hnlf tho League (Labor League), Usilf tho Longuo \voudorod Why, in tho .smart intrigue, Lyno had so blundered. Boldly they might accuso, Nobly they might abuso, Consuro, but not to loso, Not tho Threo Hundrod ! Spoeche3 to loft of thorn, Speeches to right of thorn, Speochos in.iront of thom. Volloyod and thuudorod. '. .[ Syd. Smith thoy might condemn. Cursing his 6tratagom ; One thing was sweet to them 'Twas tho Throo Hundrod ! 'What though thoy roso and swore ; Wo havo boon plundorod ? Should, on so light a scoro. Parties bo sundered ? Though thoy might rant aud rail, Bellow aud storm aud wail, One thing could mako them quail, 'Twas tho Throe Hundrod ! Rallied to thoir heart's content, Raved to thoir top-most bont ! Stuck to fcho Government ! . ' Nobody v/ondored ! .-..:?, Ono thing must always riso ]?»r abovo labour ones, For beyond party ties, 'Ti8 tho Threo Hundred ! — Oeakge Leader
WILD DOGS IN PARIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
WILD DOGS IN PARTS. So many startling events happened from day to day during the Reign of Terror that the apparition of wild dogs in 1'aris is commonly overlooked. But it was quite natural. Thn greater part of those grandees' who fled or went into biding kept dogs, and -very fow of them were able to make any arrangement for the poor beasts when they left home. The dons, abaudoned, took to tho streets, of course, and shortly they began to congregate in two packs, one occupying the Champs Elysees and one tho Bois do Boulogne. Soon they be came a public danger. Carlyle pokes fun at Santerre, the brewer, who proposed a law that all dogs should be banged ; be bad not noticed the paragraphs in the newspapers telling how people had been attacked in tho Champs Elysees. At length the situation became really grave, as is easily understood when thousands of starv ing animals have to tind subsistence in a starv ing city. Many of them were wolf hounds aud of powerful fighting breeds. So in Septe...
Public School Improvements [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
Public fSchool Improvements The following tenders havo been accepted by the Minister in connection with public schoul build ings :— Chatsworth Island— W. 'W. Nicholson, £16 6s. Cowper — 'Wunderlich and Popplewell, £18 17s Gd Gerryinberryn — G. Shea £12. Harwood Island — J. Brindle, £2!) 18,-s OJ. Lawrence Lower — F. J. Robertson, £36 0* Gd. Palmer's Island— W. D. Robertson, £3D 03. Sc)uth«ate Lower— Mullane and McKay, £98 12s 64. ' Winugboll Wuuderlich nnd Popplewell, £29 9s 6d, White man Creek— J. Brindle, £23 10d 3d. Wombah — Wunderlich and Popplewell, £43 17s 6d. Woodford Leigh— J. Brindle, £30 los 6d. The Minister for Lands has dedicated an additional ;tre;i of 2 roods 32 porches for the public .sch-ml site at Lower South»nte.
THE PARISH BANG-BEGGAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
THE PARISH BANG-BEGGAR. On week days the beadle in some parishes superintended, when necessary, the use of the duckmg-stool and the branks, or gag, for feminine scolds — brutal methods of punish ment which have long been abandoned. Auotber duty of the beadle was the 'whipping of vagrants. It was this which earned him, in the Midland districts of England, the old name of ' bang-beggar.' The whipprng-post was a painfully frequent ornament of English towns and villages in the ' good old times.' John Taylor, the Water Poet, writing in 1630, says : In London, and within a mile I ween, There are gaols aud prisons full eighteen. And sixty whipping-posts and stocks and cage s. And these posts were very freely used. In old municipal and parish accounts throughout the country there are innumerable records of payments to parish beadles for the whipping, not merely of criminal offenders, but of mere vagrants, or wanderers, as they were oftea termed. Nearly three centuries ago the magis trates o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
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A VALUABLE PARCEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
A VALUABLE PARCEL. A man in rustic attire shambled along the streets of Berlin, carrying in his hand a packet which was sealed and addressed, and with an inscription in the corner to the effect thatit con tained £25 in notes. A passer-by, who was struok wilh.the sheepish look of the man, asked him what be was looking for. By way of reply, the countrymi! n held the packet under his nose and asked him to read tho address, as he had for gotten it and was unable to read himself. In a tone of pleasurable surprise, the other replied V ' By Jove, the parcel is for me! I have been expecting it ever so long !' ,:,V The messenger appeared, satisfied at bavins, accomplished his mission, and added that he wanted half 'a crown for his trouble, which was paid on the spot. The new owner.of the parcel at once retired to a dark corner to examine his treasure. He found nothing but a couple of sheets of printed paper, and in the middle a white label with the single word ; 'Sold !'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
ARE YOU AFFLICTED with DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, KIDEEY TROUBLES, BACKACHE, ACHING LIMBS, or LIVER COMPLAINT % If bo, safe remedies are within your reach at a nominal cost. CLEMENTS TONIC and FLETCHER'S PILLS have never yec failed to cure the worst cases. General debility, nervouB »e8S, weakness and general complaints of the digestive and nervous systems are promptly cuved by these reliable remedies. They aro prepared by scientilic processes, and are not merely mechanical mixtures made only to 'gull the public.' The renown CLEMENTS TONIC and FLETCHER'S PILLS have won in Aus tralia is pruof of the face that they stand pro minent for their special classes of diseases. Nu remedies ever sold gave Buch entire satisfaction to their patrons, and evidence id forthcoming from every city, town, and village to prove thuir virtues. No doubt can now exist as to their value, but purchasers must bo careful to gee the genuine artjolea as many unscrupulous traders will attempt to palm oil' a substitu...
ATHLETIC LUNG. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
ATHLETIC LUNG. ' Athletic Lung ' is a medical term used to designate the abnormal development of lung possessed by somo athletes. The condition is produced by tboso forms of eiercise that call for the constant 'use of the kings at their highest power. Tho resnlt is an enormous development of lung capacity. Such men, upon giving up their active athletics and taking to sedentary pursuits, aro peculiarly subjent to pulmonary complaints. The over-developed lung is only used in part, and the unused cells easily fall a prey to disease when once an athletic lung has been restored to health. The wise physician forbids any violent athletics on the part of the patient, for a second attack is likely to be followed by collapse. The term athletic heart is applied to a similar condition of the heart produced by like causes.
SOME FAMOUS DUELS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
SOME FAMOUS DUELS. Ono of the strangest dimls of which t\ record has been preserved is that fought between Charles I.'s Court dwnrf Jo/Troy Hudson nnd a Mr. Crolts. This little mm-, at one timu at tached to the suiti! of the Diiko of Bucking ham, wim mndf: tho ho.ro of :\ poetic dosi-njttion of an imaginary fight between himself and a tiirkoy-cock, in which he only saved himself by (light. At the outbreak of tho Civil War, Hudson was appointed to the commnnd ot a troop of horse, anil it wns then tbat a reference to the fight with thn turkey made by n young ofllcor (Mr. Crofts) resulted in thu duel. Crofts was challenged in dno course by Huileon^ and a meeting wns duly arranged. On hi« ar rival upon the ground, the dwi'rf was enraged to discover that his opponent hnd tinned him solf with a squirt. A duel on horseback wns at one; engaged in, nnd tho unfortunate, jokar was shot, through tho heart by his pigmy adver sary's first lire Of course, the advantage was with the smaller man, wh...
Commercial. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
Commercial. Maclean current prices: Dairy butter 8d, factory Is per lb ; eggs Is 2d per dozen ; fowls Is 6d to 2s ; ducks 2s to 2s 6d per pair. During March the quantity of butter manu factured at Grafton by the F.F. and I. Co. was 145,7851bs. The amount for the lower river creameries was as follows : — Maclean 2, 2741bs ? Ohatsworth,3,2691bs ; Palmor's Island, 6,5751bs' Lawrence, 8,484lbs ; South Arm, 4,2S41bs ? Brushgrovo. 7,1011bs. John See and Co wired last night :— Prime clean dry maizo, 2s 6d ; inferior quality 2s and upwards. Pigs, 4d to 3d. Our Sydney correspondent wired last night:— Bacon— 6d to 7M per lb. 1'rench Beans— 2s 3d per bushel ; broad, Is. Bananas — Is to 4s per bunch. Beeswax — Is per lb. Bran — 7d per bushel. Butter — Creamery Is, factory 1 Id, dairy lOd per lb. Cabbages — Is to 4s 6d per dozen. Cucumbers— 6d to Is 6d per dozen. Eggs — Is 2d to Is 4d per dozen. Flour— £10 10s per ton. Honey— 2d to 2|d per lb. Lemons — local 4s to 6s per case. Lucerne Hay— £1 10...
A CLEVER SPENDTHRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
A CLEVER SPENDTHRIFT A good story is told of a young man who, besides being of the spendthrift order, is a splendid mimic, and can imitato his father's voice to a nicety. Not long ago the young man wanted, with out delay, an amount of money, aud ho knew that the father would treat a request for the same with cold contempt. Waiting till he kuew that his father wnuld be away, ho went to a telephone call-room and ran up tho office, call ing for tho cashier. The cashier was forth coming, and wheu he was at tho other end, the young man imitated bin sire's voice. ' 1 say, Blank, if that scapegrace of a son of mine comes round and asks for twenty pounds, don't give it to him. Only give him ten pounds.' The cashier promised that he would fulfil the commands. Not long after the son called at the office and demanded twenty pounds. He was refused by tho conscientious cashier, and. nu purentlv in auger, the young man contented himself with the ten. When thn old man reached tho office there was ...
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of E.A. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of E.A. Sabbath, April 17 — Maclean 11, Chatsworth 3.— Eev. D. Maolnnes. Presbyterian Church of N.S.W. Sunday, April 17.— Maclean 11, Palmor's Island 3, Harwood 7. — Eov. J. S. Scott. Church of England. SUNDAY, April 17.— Yamba 11 (n.c), Palmor's Island 3, Maclean 7. Sunday, 24.— Chatsworth 11 (n.c), Harwood 3, Maclean 7, Yamba 11 (Lay Helper). — Eov. J. W. Upjohn. Eoman Catholic Church. Sunday, April 17. — Maes: Lawronco 0, Maolean 11, Bonodictioji 7.30.— Eov. Father EMy. Sunday, April 17.— Mass : Yamba 9, Yamba Works 11.— Eov. Father Eeado. Wesleyan Church, Sunday, April 17.— Maclean 11 and 7 Tyndale 3. Thursday— Palmer's Channel 7.30.' ~Eev. G. H. Barrett. Mr. Michaol Eush, in a lottor to the Aus tralian S'l'Ait, points out tho disadvantageous effects of Free Trado on our sugar industry and ? tho necessity of Protection in other industries, . and exhorts the working men of the colony to yote for Protection at nest election ,
HE WAS SURE OF IT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
HE WAS SUKE OV IT. ' My father,' said Simpson, solemnly, '? was more sensitive to colds than anybody I ever knew. The slightest exposure gave him a cold.' 'That must have been very disagreeable.' ' Indeed it was. He never could sit near a draught for a minute without catching a cold. 1 remember on one occasion he was sitting in the house of u friend when all at once my father began to sneeze. He insisted that there was a draught in tho room. Every effort; was made to discover where the draught was but in vain. The doors and windows were closed and there was no fireplace, but my father kept on sneezing and insisting that there must be a draught in the room, and so there was.' 'Whetewasit?' ' It wns'found that the stopper had been left out of the vinegar bottle.'
The Federation Bill. Motives of the Opposition. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
The Federation Bill. Motives of the Opposition. On the 3rd of June the electors will havo to decide whether or not this colony is to fedorato with ita neighbours for all time. In a general kind of way, it may bo said that the people of all Australia are unanimous in tho opinion that Federation is desir able, but tho range of opinion as to the extent and nature of such a union is innui'.e, and numbers of people aro prepared to oppose any kind of Federa tion that does not agree with their own particular views. But reasonable people aro ready to deal with tbo measure in a spirit ot give and take and to have regard only for tho groatost good of tho great est number. Tho completion of tho work of the Convention iu the preparation of a bill that is soon to be submitted to tho popular voto has come at a timo when the electors of Now South 'Wales wore preparing for a general election, and when tho country was already filled with tho din of the old provincial party cries of Free Trado and Pr...
A BATCH OF FAMOUS SPENDTHRIFTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
A BATCfl OF FAMOUS SPENDTHRIFTS. Henry VIII. had a remnrknble facility for getting ri'l of money. Ifo wpenfc hi a very few yearn the hug« sums which his father hnd accumulated, tho Field of tho Cloth of Gold costing nlon.;, it is estimated, a quarter of a million. Charles II. of England, too, was a spendthrift of no mean standing, and his prodigality wns so great that ho all but ruined Kngland. But it is in the middle of last century, and from that time onward, that wo find the best examples ot the spendthrift fraternity. The first Earl of Carlisle, for arample, was dis tinguished by his unbounded profusion, and in tho end ruined himself. And no wonder, for the following story, told of him by Osborne, is but a sample of his everyday prodigality. It wns not onoiigh for tho ambition of this nobleman that his dinnorNhouUlplcam; the taste alone —the eye also had to bo gratified. Tho company, there fore, wns ushered in to a table covered with tho most delicate art and in tho greatest pro...
THE SETTLEMENT OF DEADLOCKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 April 1898
THE SETTLEMENT OFDEADLOCKS. Iheke are features of the bill which must bo con sidered apart from the conflicting interests of tho town and country, or of tho different colonies, and which affect tho people as a whole. Of these feat ures, it appears to us that the most objectionable aro tho clauses for tho settlement of deadlocks between the two houses of the Federal Parliament. The State Hcuso will consist of 30 members— five from each state. Tho lower linimn will r-mimvicn fi.i ,..„,., hers elected on a population bas;s. It is absolutely necessary that each state should have an equal num ber of representatives in tho State House, in order to protect the interests of tho thinly populated states— Wcstralia, South Australia and Tasmania— against the overwhelming majority that New South Wales and Victoria will havo in the lower houso by reason of their greater population. But it is also necessary that somo provision should bo made for the settle ment of questions over which tho two hous...