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The Serious Illness of Mr. Dan Barry. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 19 April 1898
The Serious Illness of Mr. Dan Barry. There is no man whom the theatrical and theatre going public of Australasia are better acquainted than Mr. Dan Barry, the popular actor manager of the Alexandria Theatre, Melbourne. Recently one of our representatives paid a visit to him at his office, nnd he courteously granted a request tor a tew minutes conversation. 'My life has been a varied one,' Baid Mr. Barry, 'and there are but few cities and towns in Australia I have not visited. A theatrical manager Iras so much to do mentally, and as a result I commenced to feel tho strain some two years ago. Frequently I felt, mentally and physically, quite exhausted. I was also affected with' neuralgia in my head, which often seriously interfered with my duties. At night my sleep was restless and of no recuperative benefit, and my illness commenced to toll on rno seriously that I consulted a medical man. Ho told me that my system had run down, and that I wanted a tonic. He gave mo some pretty expen...
Municipal Tenders. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 19 April 1898
Municipal Tenders. The question whothor tonders for municipal contracts should bo opouod and decided in public, or in committoo with eloped doors, is ono about which considorablo difforonco of opinion prevails. Tho ordinary practico is to considor them in comimttoo. iinci fit a recant meeting ot tho Newton Counc 1 tho matter was dobated at groat longth. Thoso who contended for tho private consideration of tho tondors justified that courso by jaying that it gived thom a froor hand, and they could discuss tho qualification of tondorors without any fear of boiug suod for llbol for any remarks tlioj- might fool it thnir duty to mako, and it was pointod out that on ono occasion, whon tho tondors wcro oponod in public, every alderman feared to opon his mouth, and tho result was tho acceptance of a tender which proved most unsntisfnetory. On the other hand it was urged that tho absonco of publicity caused a good deul of suspicion to bo ontortaiucd, and that opon consideration of tondors wa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 19 April 1898
Minerva Tonic Has the support of tho best people fa the commu nity. Leading medical men, analyste, and others high in tha professional and business world, pronounce it quite imitnble. Among others . Very Rev, Dr. O'Haran, Secretary to his Eminence tho Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney, writes : — 'I have muoh pleasure in bearing testimony to tho vnluo of Minerva Tonic, During the holding of tho Graud Australian Fair it was much appreci ated hereby the clergy and others who foutd in most palatable and energising. Everyone who lian had experience of it pronounces it admirable, (Signed) Denis F, O'Haran. Minerva Digestive ia a puroly vegetable prepara tion of greatest posaible valuo in all troubles arising from imperfect digestion, Minerva Liver Pills (pink) are the modern family aperient. Minerva Compound Iron Pills (yellow) enrioh the blood, and tons up tho system, Minerva Little Norvo and Brain Pills (white) feed both brain and nerveB to which they act as a tonic. H. McKINNOST, Agent, M...
Orange Blossoms. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 19 April 1898
Oraage Blossoms. A very protty and attractive wodding took place at the residences of tho brido's parents on Wednesday last, whon Miss Margurot Mulnnc.-i, daughter of Mr. Angus McInnes, Roberts Creek, was united iu tlia holy bonds of niiitri inouy'to Mr. George Davison, of Coldstream, by tho Rev. D. McInnes. Tho biiilo, who was given away by nor tathor, looked very luiul somo iu a boautif ully iltting dross of crouin cashmoro, trimmed with moiro Mlk and laoo. She also woro a tuello veil aud wreath of orutigo blossoms, and carriod a bjautit'ull showor boquet. Miss Flora McInnes was bridesmaid and the bridesgroom was attoudod by Mr. Charles McSwan. Tho brido3' travelling dross was groy ca3hmero trimmed with grey silk, gimp and ribbon and she woro a hut to match, boiiuti f ully trimmed with feathers, ilowors aud moiro silk. After tho ceremony tho numerous friends sat down to a sumptuous breakfast, tho room being nicely decorated with ilowors aud ovor groens for tho occasion. The Rev. D...
Our Ulmarra Letter, [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 19 April 1898
Our Ulmarra Letter, CouKCir,.— Tho monthly meeting- cf tlio Council wn hold last Wednesday. It was determined that th pan system in respect to dairy premises in this dig ti-ict is not necessary, aud that the Board of Health be so informed. Tho Council having inspected Swan Creek drain and the flood gate connected tuerewim, tne inreatened action by Mr. W. Sinull and others was left in the hands of tuo Mayor to deal with. Tho Mayor was also authorised to ob tain legal advise, be the Council's right to taka metal from private properties, for use on roads within the municipality. The Council protested against the action of the authorities iu sending1 away si competent assistant from the local post office without appointing another to fill his plane. The .salary of the Inspector ,of Dailies was raised, in compliance with his requisition, £3 per annum, without further tenders. Several minor works were either roferred to the Works Committee for re port, or passed for execution, including t...
HIS GHOSTLY VISITANT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
HIS GHOSTLY VISITANT. ' Who's there ?' shouted the master of the house the other night as ho thought ho heard somebody in his bedroom. There was no answer, and the queer noise stopped. ' Anybody thero ?' No anBwer. 4 It must have been a spirit,1 he said *-^» Viimaolf. ' Tt mnafc bft n mfidinm. T will try.' (Aloud.) ' If there is a spirit in the room, it will signify the same by saying ay — no, that's not what I. mean. If therb is a spirit in the room, it will' please rap throe times.' Three very distinct raps were given in the direction of the parloar. ' Is it the spirit of my sister ?' No answer. ' Is it the spirit of my mothor ?' Three very distinct raps. 4 Aro you happy ?' Nino raps. ' Do you want anything ?' A succession of very loud raps. ' Will you givo me any communication if I get up ?' No answer.1 'Shall I hear from you to-morrow'?' Rapa very ioud in the direction of the door. 'Shall I ever see you?' Ho waited long for an answer, but nono camo, and ho turned over and fell a...
For the Maddening Mosquito. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
For the Maddening Moscmito. The following remedy will prove effica cious against the annoying mosquito : — Take some powdered pyrethrum (obtain able of most chemists), moisten and mix into a paste, mould the stuff into conical lumps as big as chocolate drops, and point, such a cone will smoulder slowly and send up a thin column of pungent smoke, not hurtful to man, but stupefying to mosquitoes. In actual experience two or three such cones burned during the course of an evening have given much relief from mosquitoes in sitting-rooms. Ichthyol is the best stuff with which to paint any claiss of insect bites.
Do You Eat Apples? [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
Do You Eat Apples ? A celebrated beauty whose soft and delicate complexion was considered one of her principal charms, used to declare that she owed the purity and- freshness of her skin to her fondness for apples. She never had recourse to medicines, but invariably ate three large apples just would throw up their hands in horror at the visions of nightmare and dyspepsia conjured up in their minds at the mere idia of such a thing ; and yet, as a matter of fact, most medical authorities are now agreed that ripo and juicy apples eaten just before going to bed will not harm the most delicate ayatem, and are the very best means of promoting sound and healthy sleep, stimulating the action of the liver, and disinfecting the mouth.
Milk v. Beer. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
Milk V. Beer. ' A tumblerful of scalded milk, as hot as it can be sipped,' is the invariable prescription of an ominenfc physician for the overworked woman who comes to him in search of some satisfactory sub stitute for the glass of beer without which, so many people declare, they could not manage to get through the day. Hot milk is the most wholesome of stimulants. If you are tired out, bodily and mentally, its reviving influence is almost instantaneous, and far more en during than that of any alcoholic stimu lants. Beer, the doctor tells 'us, is simply exhilarating for tho moment, while, as a matter of fact, a quart of it contains less real strongth and nourish ment than a slice of bread.
How to Drink Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
How to Drink Water. The effects produced by tho drinking of water vary with tho manner in which it is drunk. If, for instance, a pint of cold water bo swallowed as a largo draught, or if it bo taken in two portions with a short interval between, cer'nin .1 _ I' — ' L - _ /V ? J__ C - 1 I ? r. JV.. ~l.~ n-l~ ! — 1. ,1 C IV.,,i uuuaAic uuuuua luiiun ? unuui-o trniv,ii wuiv^ from those which would have resultod from tho samo quantity takon by sipping. Sipped water is a powerful stimulant to tlie circulation — a thing which ordin ary drinking is not. During tho act of sipping, the action of tho nerve which slows tho beats of tho heart is abolishod, and, as a consequence, that organ con tracts much moro rapidly, the pulse boats more quickly, and the circulation in various parts of the body is increased. In addition to this, wo also find that tho pressure under which the bile is socroted ia raiaod by tho sipping of fluid.
THE HOUSEHOLD, Measure v. Weight. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
THE HOUSEHOLD, Measure v. Weight. ? Ono toaHpoonful equals ono drachm. Two tablespoonfuls equal ono ounce. Ono winoglassful oqualfi half a gill. An ordinary sized teacup holda four fluid ounces, or ono gill. Ton oggs weigh about a pound. Ono tablespoonful of buttor woighs ono ounco. Ono quart of aiftod flour, well heapod, woighs ono pound. Ono pint of best brown sugar weighs thirtoon ounces. Two level teacups of maple sugar woigh ono pound. Two tablespoonfuls of pulverised sugar, or flour, weigh ono ounco. Two teocnpfuls of buttor, woll packed, woigh ono pound. Ono and ono-third of a pint of pul vorised sugar woigh ono pound. Ono gonerouy pint of liquid, or ono pint of chopped moat, packod solidly, weigh ono pound. An ordinary tumbler holds about half a pint.
Supreme Court. FIRST DAY—WEDNESDAY. Advocate Libel Action. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
Supreme Court. FIRST DAY— WEDNESDAY. Advocate Libel Action. For some time past it has been vaguely known that an action for libel had been taken againstthe Advocate. Excopt among those who had ob tained private information of tho grounds of the action very little was known as to the grounds of action. In most libel actions the alleged libol is known to most readers of the publication in which it appeared, but in this instance the al ieged libel was such an obscure one that there was no public recognition of it. As the date set down for tho hearing of the case approached inr torest in it increased, and a largo number of witnesses wore subpeonaed. Thoro was quite an oxodus of residents of Maclean to Grafton on Tuesday last. The plaintiffs chartored a lauuch to convey their witnesses to tho Court. Tho case was set down for hearing on Tuesday, and on that day the parties and witnesses attended at Grafton, but owing to other cases occupying the Court all day, it did not come on for heari...
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. Simple Remedies for the Treatment of some Insect Pests. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
AflnB&ncius/irsjnsAB., twities. Simple Remedies for tlie Treatment of some Insect Pests. From, the. Agricultural Gazelle of N.S.W. By W. J. Allbis, toO Export. 1. Resin wash. — Was T y i itrus trees infested with rod, bio^&, jlnck, whito, or cottony Cushion Sc ilj „ jRi-sin, 201b., caustic soda (70 prr con' ' 4'' ' nslt oil' 31b. Directions foi t \nug: Placo tho abovo in a largo boil jid 95 gallons of water, and boil thr»i-v,Wj, adding hot wator whilo boiling, up go GO gallons ; then after cooking add cold water to mako tho wholo up to 100 gallons. Novor add cold wator whilo cooking. Apply whon quite warm. 2. For aphis upon plum, prune, and applo trees, woolly nphis, etc. : — Caustic soda (98 per cont,), lib. ; vesun, Gib. ; water, 40 gallons. Proparo as directed in resin wash. 3. For black scale on olive trees :— Kerosene (150° test), 5 gallons ; common soap, 1Mb. ; water, 2-1- gallons. Dissolve tho aoap by boiling in the 2h gallons of water, and while boiling romov...
SECOND DAY—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
SECOND DAY— THURSDAY. Tho Court opened at 10 a.m. The witness T. Burke, was cross-examined by Mr, Gannon, and in answer to Counsel said : Ho considered himself a gentleman, and occu pied a position as such in Maclean. Witness admitted telling J. M'Lachlan, of the Maclean Po°t gffico' 'that ho just had a lark with Burt.' Ho then told McLachlan what had occurred about tho cricket wires. Witness denied em phatically telling Folbigg that defendant had accused him of divulging the contents of wires. Witness did toll M'Lachlan that de fondant accused the Post officials of 'putting the show away' — roforring to crickot telegrams. What dofendant really did say, was, 'I'll see ut tho Post-offico about it.'1 Folbigg and Clark aro friends of witness's. Witness did not think ho started all this trouble Wit ness had not tho slightest idea who the 'eaves dropper' referred to in tho article was. Ho took the whole articlo to refer to Dowling and Clarko, because of the words 'pecuniary advantage' co...
CARE OF THE HAIR. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
CARE OF THE HAIR. Tho hair sooms to bo a sourco of anxioty to both soxes nowadays and scantiness of locks and baldness appear to bo on tho increnso. Whether this is duo to tho fact that wo live in the ago of hurry and montal strain or not it would bo difficult to say ; but it exists nevertheless. A synical male suggests that baldness is ono of tho penalties that tho ' now woman ' will havo to pay in tho nonr future for ?il (\ i l-n iiwr nri/1 nvnnfimr tin 11 -\ II i*tT \V1 f'.i\ 1)1 Oil . The thickness or thinness of hair is fro quontly constitutional ; but of couran much doponds on the caro bestowed on it. As in the caao of tho complexion tho first rulo to bo observed is absoluto cleanliness. Whon tho hair ia washed warm water and a good soap should bo used, nnd Castilo soap is much recom mended on account of its purity, It is important that it should bo quickly dried — in the sun in summer and by the lire in tho winter. When porfectly dry it should bo woll combed and thon thorough...
THIRD DAY—FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
THIRD DAY— FRIDAY. Dowling was in the box nearly threa hours and identified certain paragraphs as referring to him prior to the publication nf the alleged libel. He ad nil ted being at tho Brewery in company with others including Brennan. BrenDan was the only person drunk on thatccoaBion, Breenan wob drunk at St Patrick's D»y sporta and came up t-o witneBB and Emitted writing several paragraphs complained of. He said Ryan wrote the libel. Witness under aru«8-ezaminati()ii said that he eubponead Brenusn as a witness in this oaso but JSrennan got drunk and Bleared out, Whan he (witqeeo) aakfld (the girl Jones a question in Gallaghor'o onso about a certain disease aho was Buffering from, He did so on instructions received from Gallagher Ho denied receiving nny iuforma tion from the- Hospital or officials. When he aBked the girl Junes if tho nature of her disease whs doc on the linBpital reorda ho only gur.sso-'. ?''?'it such a'ob the caso. Witness repeated Mr. uitiagh, P.M. on t.wo occ...
Hot Sorry Cheated Phil, A SHORT STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
How Eorry Cheated PMl. A SHORT STORY. NORRY CALLINAN was certainly dying, there could be no doubt of , that. Hadn't Dr. Barry said so, as well as Father Dan ? Biddy Kenny, who had attended more wakes than any other ?woman in Westown, quite agreed with their verdict, and now both priest and doctor-had gono, leaving her in attend ance. Silonca abaoluto and unbroken reigned in the dingy upper chamber ac Callinnn's Hotel (thero ore no ?;w?.s to bfi found in Ireland), where the old woman lay, quietly waiting for tho end, her thoughts busy with tho pnst. Fifteen years it was, last Shrovo, since sho had married handsome Phil Dohnrty, endowing him botli with her hand and tho 'hotel,' but Norry Calliniui sho still remained to friends and neighbours. In the 'west' a woman is only called by her married name on state and ceromonial occasions ; after, maybe, half a contury the old name still comes 'handiest to the lips ' of those who knew her in youth. Norry was slowly revolving the uneventful s...
Our Ulmarra Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
Our Ulmarra Letter, The adjourned meeting of the TJlmarra Mutual Improvement Society was held on Wednesday night when only seven membors wore presont. — .The mayor occupied the chair. — The socretary read the report for tho last session and the balance sheet showing a credit balance of £'d 14 both of which wore adopted. It was moved that in view of the lack of interest evinced that the society be wound up, after liquidating the sociotv'a liabilities tho balance bo handed to the socrotary in recognition of hisjsorvicea. Tho secretary thanked the members for thoir appreciation of his efforts on the society's behalf, but claimed that his services had be6n reached in tho hope of benefit to himself and othora, without thought of remuneration, and that therefore ho waa not ontitled to tho donation proposed. He moved at an amend 'that tho balance of funds bo donated to some chantablo institution.' — Tho motion was carried. Votes of thanks to the joint secretary, Mr. Hondorson, the treasure...
MEASURING THE BABY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
MEASURING THE BABY. We meaanrcd the riotous baby Against tho cottage wall, A lily grow on tho threshold, And tho baby wan just as tall ; Tho woo pink lists of tho baby Wero never ;i moment still, Snatching at shino and shadow Thai dnnced on the lattice Bill. His oyos were wido and sparkling, Kin mouth like a flower unblown, Two little feet, Iikn funny wliito mice, Peeped out from his snowy gown ; And we thought with a thrill of rnpturo That yet had a touch of pain, Whon June comes round with her tosea We'd moasuro tho boy again. Ah, me ! in a darkened chamber, With tho 3unahine shut away, Through tear3 that fell like bitter rain, Wo moasurod tho boy to-day. And tho littlo baro feet that were dimpled, And sweet as a budding roao, Ltiy side by. side together In a huah of long roposo. Up from tho dainty pillow, White as the risen dawn, Tho fair little face lay smiling With the light of hen von thereon ; And the dear little hands, like rose leaves Dropped from a rose, lay still, Never t...
A Sensational Discovery of Human Remains. A West Ward Sensation. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 22 April 1898
A. Sensational Discovary of Human Remains. A West Ward Sensation. Yesterday; morning a startling disoovery was made by the police of the body of a child buried in the yard of a house occupied by Mrs. Starkey, in Turf-street, Grafton. The body found is that of » child apparently born within the past few days, and although decomposition had set in it is stated that a post mortom exsim ination made by the Government Medical Office i (Dr. Hedley) yeaterday disclosed the fact that the child had lived, and that death had been lurcioiy cau8ea. Consequent upon the startling result that other bunes were uneanhed. These bones, the scull of which is stated to be that of an infant six months of age, were charred as ji they had been in the fire, and appeared to have lain in tho ground for some years. Mr. Sturkey, the occupant of the housi where the remains were found, is, we under stand, ill in bed. An inquest will be held a: the Court House this morning, ? when it is sur mised some startling di...