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A MIGHTY DIFFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
: A MIGHTY DIFFERENCE. A funnel aucd a cattle dealer for damages in tho local County Court. "When 1 bought tho bull,", said complainant, "ho told mo it was gentJo and perfectly harmless-a child could play with it, in fact. Half an hour after 1 got tho animal home he dis abled a couplc of my farm hands, and then turned on me." "Perhaps th)> ;animal was excited hy his strange surroundings/' sug gested iiis Honor." Is he quiet enough JlOwP" "AVoll-yes; but you see " uAh," remarked tho defendant, "then my description was correct af ter all. I said if ho did got exejited at first ho would quieten down." "Yes," responded plaintiff, grimly, "but you didn't tell mo I should havo to shoot tho beggar to quieten him down! That's what I had to do!"
CURED AT LAST. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
CURED AT LAST. -0-. Slip wa.s one of those women who always present a woefully untidy ap pearance (luring tho early part of the day. In vain had her husband , re monstrated with her on the unfast ened blouse and unkempt hair; it was not until aid came from an unexpect ed quarter that victory was his. They had removed to a new house 011 tho provious day, and when she answered tho summons of the front door hell a humble-looking woman awaited her. "Oh, I soo it's too Tale!" sighed.the woman; "I called to see if the missis wanted a charwoman, hut I see SIIO'B suited."
FIRE RISKS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
F1H15 IlISKS. i \Ye have had* occasion to refer to tho great popularity and emvmous strength of the Ocean Accident and Guaranteo Corporation, Ltd. Wo no tice thai this corporation is now pre* pared to undertake, at all its brun ches, another class of rislts, namely, fire. Tho liberal terms and expedi tious attention of "The Ocean A-vi* dent" aro as widely known as they un appreciated, and the addition of the new department will be welcomed hv all who have had transactions with tho best-known of tho accident-gu»" anteo companies. Particularly will the new department be appreciated n. this State, where tho risks by ftre, many reasons, are groat and ceiu" less. Only culpable carelessness |«»»»vr: . property uncovered by a fire policy, and a fire policy in tho Ocean Ae&lt; i dent an'* Guarantee Corporation will relievo all anxiety. During the sum mer months town.smeji and farmer:; »liavo tlieir attention called particular ly to tliis item, liarns and home steads should be insure...
NOT WHAT HE SEEMED. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
NOT WHAT HE SEEMED. -o- /' In an 'outlying suburb throughout the winter, a young man was nnthu siastic and energetic in rcgnrd to work of charity. Ho mado the acquaintance, of a young lady equally enorgeti" and en thusiastic in respect of doing good. Taking pity on his lonely condition, tho dninsol sent him in all seriousness a Leap Year proposal of marriage. She received this response penned iit a child's hand, with the appended signature of a girl:- ; it. "Father's ill with inllucnaaj and cannot answer himself. Ho asked mo to tell you that ho cannot do what yo. want, as mother is not dead." '
A BASE IMPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
A BASE IMPOSITION. Hcrr Brotzel (who had just had a tolophono put up) called for the ro pr.iror next day. "Look a lioro, my vront, tidn't yo» dolo mo.dot dollovono shbeak Chcrman unt converso in Chcrman P" Hcpairer-"Yes." u TTcrr B,-"Veil, I dalk Cherinan to dot dollovono yesterday mit bolitp' ness, unt wish hint jolly holiday unt py and py ho Ray, 'Hello I Phat air yo jabberin' at? Como off you oud Dutcliy.' Veil, I havo to stand check from a good many of peoples; in zn summer time, put I draw zo line at dcllovones. Donner himmel I 1 Dako it avay." '
SOME IMPRESSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES FLEET. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
SOME IMPRESSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES FLEET. GKNTIA* tho graceful Union liner glided to lior berth on tlio western side of Circular Quay. A great crowd patiently awaited her arrival for two hours. Remarks altogether fluttering to health officers had been passed by man^, for hIio had been anchored in "Watson's Hay whilo people had wuitod; bands played thomsolves out of their re pertoire; entrepreneurs nearly driven frantic; receptions,hurriedly postponed. A band with a [great reputation was arriving from Canada. Several smart reporters, however, among the throng noted an bfliccr Of tho Intelligence; Do partment on the.' wharf, and instantly scented copy. *'You arc not hero to listen to tno band, I'll bet," said one. 44 You aro not getting assisted immi grants from America yet." said another. " Correct 1" remarked tho olficor, laconi cally, vouchsafing no further comment on tho subject ot his mission. Tho re porters, howovcr, thought ho was good enough to follow up, and when he was in...
DR. VON HOHENZOLLERN. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
DB. VON HOHENZOLLERN. The German Emperor's devotion to, and pride in, his six stalwart sons has (writes the "Westminster Gazette") again and again been justified by.the youths' performances at school and In the Army. Prince August Wllhelm, Who has now received his doctor's de gree at Strasburg University, is-the first HohfenzoUern Prince who has ever galnc" titular honors at a German Uni versity. That the thesis which gained him his new title should have been on the development of the Commissariat Department in the Prussian Army-be fore the days when the first king as cended the throne would please the Im perial father in quite a particular man ner. The fact that one of his sons should combine knowledge of military matters with the gift of expressing his knowledge in such prose as will com mend it to the scholastic dignitaries of a University, must be as gratifying to William II. as it Is to tho average edu" cated German when a University man embarks upon a business .career,*? a cou...
EGYPT'S DESIRES. A PASHA'S APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
EGYPT'S DESIRES. A PASHA'S APPEAL. A-turban or a fez with evening drcrs is a combination 'hot often seen, but it was the rule at. a dinner given at the Whitehall Rooms on July 28 by his Ex cellency Ismail Abazo Pasha, .and five of his colleagues of the General Assem bly and Provincial Councils of Egypt, who have come over here to appeal .or certain reforms In tho government of Egypt. Speaking in Arabic, Abazo Pasha, who .presided ,said they had como to plead with all Englishmen .without regard-to party or political views the cause of re forms, which time after time the Eng lish Government had promised to intro duce. "We have," he continued, "on the one hand, a country which has progresscl and claiming her share in managing her own affairs; and, on the other, a law which was meant to be a transition law, and which does not at the present, mo ment meet the country's desires. "We appeal with confidence for your support In our desire to obtain a sort of representative House,, with limit...
THE INWARD STREAM. Immigrants at Fleet Time. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
THE INWARD STREAM. Immigrants at Fleet Time. ENTHUSIASTIC callers have frequoiited the Intelligence Department during tho last month, when so many country people were in Sydney. Satisfactory reports have come from all parts of tho State, frdm farmers and pastoralists, on tiie class of labour now coming forward under the scheme of assisted passages given to farm labourers and domestic servants. As an ovidenco of tho de mand existing at present for this class of labour, and tho facilities afforded by tho Department, both for employers and newcomers, tho recent arrival of two vessels carrying immigrants may bo taken as an example. Tho Orient liner " Orubn," on Friday, 21st August, drew alongside Circular Quay nt 4 o'clock, p.m., and the immigrants immediately found themselves in a dense moving throng of holiday-makers returning from " viewing tho Fleet." But thoro was no confusion; officers met them, and they were convoyed expeditiously to Clmllis House, where prospective em ployers aw...
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
WIT m HUMOR. Young Wifo : I've conic to compTaln of that flour you sent mo. Grocer : What uns the matter with It? Young Wife : It wan tough. I made a pic with it, nud it was as much as my husband could do to cut It. Self-mado Man (to highly-cducnted grand i eon) : Well, Teddy, .my boy, and what do you j learn at school? Teddy : Lntln and Greek, and French and algebra. Self-made Man : TIo, Indeed. And what's the algebra for cabbagc? Her: Men are nil flirts, you can't trust one of them. I-Iim: More so than women 7 Her: Well, I'm engaged to three of the nicest men I ever knew, and I've found that every ono of them isi flirting with some.other girl. -Mother: Now, Charlie, you must bo a very good boy. You have a nice new brother. Aren't you pleased? Eight-Year-Old Charlie: Oh,'I don't know. It's always the way; Just as I'm getting on in the world, competition begins. "You'll find I'm hard to dlHCourngo," snld tbe persistent suitor, melodramatically. "Somo .day I'll make you say you love ...
LANDS FOR SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
LANDS FOR SETTLEMENT. Tim following Crown Lands havo boon gazetted as available for Settlement on the dates given bolow ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD SELECTION: - BEGA'I-AND DISTRICT, 48 acres 20 perches, in 3 blocks of 10 acres 1 rood 10 perches, 12 acres 1 rood ^0 perches, and 25 acres 1 rcod 30 perches; dihtunt 3 to 4% miles from Beuuagui; in residential " areas suitahlo for grazing ; .annual rents for iir-at term 3s. 4a., 4s., nnd 8s. respec tively. Available lllth November, 11)08. (H.S. Area No. 1,071.) GUNNEDAH LAND DISTRICT, 1,274 acres in 1 block, distant 26 miles from Curlowis; suitable for grazing and agricul ture ; annual rent for first term, £11 19s. Available 8th October, 1908. (U.S. Area No. 1,072.) ORIGINAL SETTLEMENT LEASE: COOTAMUNDRA LAND DISTRICT, 1,934.? acres in 1 farm, distant 4£ miles from Springdale and 14 miles from Temora; suitable for grazing; annual rent for first term, £16 2s. Cd. . Avuihihlo 20th October, 1908. (S.L. Ar&lt;ja No. 91/.) MOREE LAND DISTRICT,...
THE HOUSE OF STUART. WHENCE THE GLAMOUR. THR HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
THE HOUSE. OF STUART. ^ WHENCE THE GLAMOUR. " THR HISTORY OF SCOTLAND. Mr Samuel Cowan 13 occupied (writes the "Westminster Gazette") with a wldo Held of history In his new work "The Royal-House of Stuart, from its Origin ?to the Acccssion of the-House of Han over." It Is the history of Scotland, in the main, that engages his pen. Tho origin of tho Stuarts, says Mr Cowan, . will always be a controversial question . until moro light Is thrown on the sub ject by scientific research. Mr Cowan icmlnds the reader, not without reason, as ho shows 'In his. observations on .Buchanan's account of tho origin of tho Stuarts, of the distinction between tho ofiice of "Steward of the King's House "hohl" and that of "High Steward of Scotland." The Walter, son of Fleance, win Buchanan says became High Steward .pad founder of the Stuart,, family, was probably, Mr Cowan observes, Steward of the King's Household only. Bu chanan, one imagines, ought to havo been in the position to know the truth. But B...
"THE HOME OF LOVE AND DEATH." [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
"THE HOME OF LOVE AND DEATH.": The Whitworth Art Gallery at Man chester, the completion oi! which was celebrated yesterday (writes the "Westminster Gazette" ,of July 30), Is the house of G. P. Watts' "I.ove and Death," the artist having" presented the picture to the gallery during his life time. The gallery ,is especially rich in its collection of English water colors. Of examples of ' Turner's works alone thero are an exceptionally large number, all presented by the lato Mr J. E. Taylor, who .was proprietor of the "Manchester Guardian." Sir Wil liam Agnew has done much Co enrich the gallery, and one of his notable services Was to secure an extremely fine set of casts-of classical statuary which he found set up In the pleasure grounds of an English nobleman, who had no Idea of their value, and who hgd turned them out pf doors .so that they might serve as targets for his boya, who were practtaing archery.
"THE CURSE OF MEAT." A DIVORCE COURT FEEDER. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
"THE CURSE OF MEAT." A DIVORCE COURT FEEDER. The "Inter-Ocean" of Chicago writes: If you go home on both sides of tho street and see a multiplicity .of. lamp posts on the way, don't blame it to beer -St was a sirloin of steak. If you scratch up the front door try ing to find the kcyholo at 3 a.m., don't blame the highballs-it was roast duck. If the policeman thinks you too noisy and leads you to patrol box don't tell him it was bourbon-It was crab meat a la Maryland. And if your wife says things when you do get home, and suggests that you drop the Scotch, tell her' it was ragout a la Deutsch en casserole. And if she docs not believe you, .have her call up Dr. John E. Siebel, president of tho Zymotechnic Institute of Chicago. Recently at the banquet 'of the gradu ating class of the Institute, held In the Congress Hotel, ,Dr Slebel said meatus a greater curse than beer, "If drink has slain its thousands, over eating has slain its millions," he said. "If people would eat meat once a .w...
A CHINEME AMBASSADOR. APPRECIATED IN WASHINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 9 October 1908
.A CHUilKSS AMBASSADOR. APPRECIATED IN WASHINGTON. Wu Tins-fang, the Chinese Ambassa dor in Washington, is a great favorite. Here is.-how the "Saturday Evening Post" describes him: "Wu! Wu! How do do? Wu! Wu! How are you? Chlng-Chang-Wu Ting-fang! Glad to see you-Wu! Wu! Wu!" "It means, dear brethren, the return to Washington of Wily Wu. the .Re porter's Friend. It means the reappear ance in our midst of the greatest copy subject the slaves of the pen have had in twenty years. It means space-acres of it; words - tons of them. It means bread and an occasional slap of pie. It means that once again In Washington sits Wu, Wise Wu, Witty Wu, Willing. Wu, Waiting Wu-waiting for the in rush of correspondents eager to.inter view him, describe him, embalm him In special articles, quote his quips and quirks, his epigrams and his epiphone ma*3, and just as eager as the inrushers are, if you should receive a return1 postal card asking you about it."
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 16 October 1908
USEFUL HINTS. To clean bronze ornaments, first brush out the dust, then apply a very little sweet oil all over the article. Pol ish first with a'-soft duster, finally with a washleather. Use hearthstone for cleaning burnt marks on saucepans and dishes, anil also for scouring discolored earthen ware slrtks, etc. It is cheaper than pu mice stone, and answers the purpose equally well. To revive colors, after washing rib bons, etc., dissolve half a penny packet of tartaric acid in cold water and rinse the articles In it. No matter how faded they are; this treatment often does ?wonders The best way to prevent mat* on grate? which, are not in frequent use is to mix the blacklead with turpentine. Tnls gives a quick and lasting polish. .This hint Is specially useful in eprlng-clean ing time If you cannot et ralr. water for toilet purposes, soften the ordinary tap water with oatmeal. A .half tcacupful of oat meal is enough for a gallon of water. Tie it up loosely in a piece of muslin. Dc not...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. HOMELY FARE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 16 October 1908
THE LADIES5 COLUU HOMELY FARE. Almond Blancmange.-Required : One and a half pints o( milk,-half an ounce of gelatine; two ounces of caster sugar, a quarter of a/pound-of olmonds. Soak the* gelatine In the milk for threo or four, hours,- and then dissolve over the-fire, and add the sugar.. Stir while It heats, then add the almonds; which must bo blanched and- chopped finely, ond cook for three minutes longer*: Remove from the fire, and stir at intervals till almost cold, then pour Into a wet mould. To serve, turn out, and dust with a row chopped pistachio nuts If you havothem. Apricot Eggs.-Required: A three penny sponge cake, some tinned apri cotsj a; gill of cream. Cut the sponge cake in squares, lay'them in a dish, and pour over a little of the syrup from the apricots. In the centre of each piece of sponge cake lay half an apricot, the round side uppermost. Whip the cream with a* little sugar, adding if necessary the white of an egg to make it go rather farther. Arrange this round...
PREHISTORIC WHALE. [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 16 October 1908
PREHISTORIC WHALE, What Is believed to be the skull of a mammoth whale belonging to the prehis toric period; has been found In a t raw ling-net during Ashing operations In the Atlantic Ocean north of Scotland. The jawbones of the skull - -which Is In a wonderful- state of ^ preservation-are some three feet long, nearly eight Inches in circumference, and taper to a point. A couple of cavities, twelve Inches In width, represent the eye-socliet8.
AN ACTOR'S SACRED TREASURE [Newspaper Article] — Tocumwal Guardian and Finley Free Press — 16 October 1908
AN" 'ACTOR'S- SACRED TREASURE Old playgoers who remember with happy recollections the many brilliant performances of the great Italian actor, Salvini (writes the "Sketchcr"), may bo Interested in this anecdote of his early struggles recorded in' his me moirs, which have just been published at Florence. The author, a friend of Salvini's talis how he quarrelled with hfs first manager in a company in which he was getting good parts, and was be ginning to make his name. He had in his possession a wig which' had be longed to his father, and which he kept with the greatest veneration as a relic of him. This wig he always re fused to lend to anybody. One day, however, as he went on to the stage ho perceived one of the minor characters wearing his dear -father's wig. At once he threw himself like a dangerous luna tic upon the bold creature, and, to tho horror of everybody, rent the wig from off his head, carrying away a. large tuft of the actor's hair as well. He then rushed oft to complain...