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[All Rights Reserved.] [PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.] THE MYSTERY OF THE DARK HOUSE. (COPYRIGHT.) CHAPTER XXXVI.—EXTRACTS COPIED FROM THE JOURNAL OF URSULA PENHARVA. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
[All Rights Reserved.] m [PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.) THE MIYS TERY OF THE a DARK HOUSE. s By "RITA," n e.uthor of "Peg the Rake," "Kitty the n Rag," "Two Bad Blue Eyes," "A. d Woman In It," "Darby and Joan," s "The Grinding Mills of God," "A t Daughter of the People," "A Husband t of No Importance," etc., etc. a (COPYRIGHT.) CHAPTER XXXVI.-EXTRACTS COPIED FROM THE JOURNAL OF URSULA PENHARVA. 'March' 6th; 1S44.-Seventeen to-day, and they kept my birthday for me in right good style.at Penharva. It was my grandfather's' wish, and that was I ever law to my mother, who was a tihnorous body, add stood in great awe of her husband's family. I wore a new silk gown, and we drove away from St. Just in a chariot and pair, my mother and I, while my father rode at our side for company. The morning was fine and. bright with the coming of spring, and' full of scents and sweetness. I envied my father on his horse. I would have loved to ride, too; but my little mare had been left behind, beca...
BUGLE CALLS. WHAT THEY MEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
BUGLE CALLS. WHIIAT THEY MEAN. .. Fliom early morn till late in the day military bugle calls awaketi the echoes around Flemington. For ordinary camp work few bugle calls are wanted, but the men have to be given a know ledge of those that are all important When in the field, under fire, when promptitude is everything. It is not generally known that for each bugle call words have been adopted which, facilitate a knowledge of the calls. For instance, when the command is given to "Retire," the bugle may be heard al most saying "Right-about, right-about, right-about." rWhen the order to "Ad vance" is given it sounds like Oh, come along, Oh, come a-long, Oh come, oh come, oh come a-long; Come, come, come! For the order "Close" the words may be given something like this: Close in. Get your men in, Get your men in. Get 'emn in n-o-w! The alarm or "Look-out for cavalry" is a very.sharp shrill note, which makes the soldier inaction prick his ears and keep his eyes in, front of him. This is wh...
NEWS IN BRIEF. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
British Consols are quoted at £99. The patriotic spirit in evidence at Waratah. Demand for 'lweat on the American markets is slack. General French is about to make an other reconnaissance. Branch of the Imperial patriotic fund established at Wynyard. • English wheat markets are quiet and the prices slightly weaker. Colonial butter is in fair demand in London at fromn 98s to, 100s. Cairo train has arrived at Khartoum, the railway having been completed. Good cheese from the colonies had a firm market on Thursday in London. Of the eleven oflicers In the four com panies of the Suffllolks only one escaped. The Boers helped to bury the dead Sufl'olks and sang psalms over the zraves. Ship Gers Is now 134 days out from Sweden to Launceston with a cargo of timber. The stcamner Papanui is due at H-u bart on Wednesday from London via Canctown. SWar correspondents hollograephed from Ladysmith only a few details of the fighting. Colonel Watson and two 'lieutenants were killed, by the first volle...
SHREDS AND PATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
SHREDS AND PATCHES. BY ARGUS. "It's an ill wind that blows no one good." The tourist postage plasters were issue about a week before Christ mas, and they take an awful lot of lick ing. I am credibly informed that such a general thirsthas set in,that according to the books of various establishments, the sale of aerated waters and ale for the week ending December :30 is far in excess of any week in November or the earlier months. They were talking about the war, the Tasmanian contingent, and everything connected therewith, when one said "I say, Bill, did you see that par in the papers about the, number of bullets fired by the Germans in the Franco-German war to every man killed or wounded?" "No, how many was there?" Why, 1240." "Great Scott, and they wouldn't take me because I wasn't a good enough marksman! If I couldn'.t bring down .a Boer in half that number of goes, why I'd eat him! Jerusalem, and yet they brag about the Germans being good soldiers!" The Boer sense of the ridiculou...
WAR ITEMS. LORD METHUEN'S FOUR BATTLES. LETTER FROM ONE OF THE WOUNDED. GRAPHIC NARRATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
WAR ITEMS. LORD ME'THIEN'S FOUR BATTLES. LETTER FROM ONE OF THE WOUNDED. GRAPHIC NARRATIVE. A very interesting letter has been re-. ceived from Private F. W. Stakes, for merly of Essendon, who was severely wounded at the Modder River engage ment, in which he fought with the 2nd Yorkshire Light Infantry. He is now lying in the general hospital at Wynberg, having been shot through both legs. In his communication, addressed to his mother, he says:-"I am thankful to say that, though badly wounded, it is no worse, considering so many poor fellows lost their lives. It is' hard luck, though, after going through three of the hardest fights that are recorded in British history, to get wounded in the fourth. I thought I was going to have 'the pleasure of marching into Kimberley, but I was doomed to dis appointment. One 'bullet went through the calf of my leg; the other struck me behind the knee, and is stuck be hind the bone. I am going under an operation as soon as I am a bit stronger. I do....
BOARD OF ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
BOARD OF ADVICE. The only business was an application from Mrs. M. A. Woodland for the re .mission of school fees at Cleveland, and after discussion it was proposed by Mr. Foster, and seconded by Mr. Hart, that the request be not granted.--Algreed to. It was proposed by Mr. Gibson, and seconded by Mr. Foster, that repairs to the amount of £4 be effected to Conara school.-Carried.
CAMPBELL TOWN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
CAiPBELL JJ TMY N 3UJ NI CIi,AL COUNCIL. Present-The Warden, and Ccuncil lors Foster, John Taylor, W. 1-1. Gib son, and Hart. Accounts were read and passed, and leave of absence granted to Messrs. Nicolson and D. Taylor. The rabbit inspector's report was read and confirmed, a long discus sion taking place as to whose duty it was to kill the rabbits on the public roads. Mr. r'oster considered it the duty of the Road Trust on all enclosed roads, and Mr. Gibson concurred. A long discussion also took place as to the boundaries of the rabbit district in regard to whether they included the towns. The Warden got the act, but failed to show that it did. Mr. Taylor wanted to see the "Gazette " with a copy of the proclama tion fixing the boundaries of the dis trict, and asked the rabbit inspector, who was present, if he had it. That officer replied in the negative. Mr. Foster considered the towns should be included. On the suggestion of the Warden, the matter was left over until next meet in:...
CURRENT TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
CURRENIlT T'OPCS, To-day's War Edition.-A special war edition of the "Examiner" will be is sued to-day as soon as possible after the receipt of the cables from South Africa. The edition will be obtainable from runners and agents, both town and country. Ministerial.-The Chief Secretary (Hon. G. T. Collins) will visit Laun ceston n on ednesday, arriving by the mail train. In his capacity of Minister of Agriculture Mr. Collins will take the chair at Mr. Potts's initial dairying lecture th?at evening. English ,Mails.-The Orient Com pany's steamer Orizaba, with the Eng lish mails on board dated December 16, arrived at Albany at 4 p.m. yester day. The Tasmanian portion is ex pected to arrive here by the steamer Coogee on Wednesday. Lapse of a C'ourt.-There will be no sitting of the Court of Requests in its £100 jurisdiction on Tuesday next, not a single case having been set down. "Pinafore..'-Considerable interest is being aroused by the approaching pro duction' of this famous comic opera...
The Examiner [PUBLISHED DAILY.] SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1990. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
[PUBLISHED DAILY.] SATURfDAY, JANUARY 13, 1990. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondents and contributors will oblige by not addressing matter for publication to individual members -of our staff. Letters containing press matter should be sent to the Editor, or, if for our special columns, to those In charge of them, as, for instance, "Flamingo," "Pakena," "Argus," etc. All business communications, including advertisements, should be addressed to the Business Manager. The South African war is providing plenty of material for magazine writers, and in the current numbers of the "Nineteenth Century" and "Con temporary" Mr. Edward Dicey and Sir Charles. Warren both deal with the question. Although. these gentlemen view it. from different standpoints, yet they are agreed on several -main features. They have come to the conclusion that the genesis of the -'war lay in the want of firmness displayed by the British; Go vernment in years gone by, and also that there was but one means by which the Boe...
MUSIC & THE DRAMA. DRAMATIC AND VARIETY ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
MUSIC & THE DRAM.& BY TIOUCHSTONE. DRAMATIC AND VARIETY ITEMS. The opening production of the Dam pier Company will be a' dramatic ver. sion, brought up to date, of Rider Hag gard's novel "Jess," and entitled "Briton and Boer." , The opening date will be the. 17th inst. Tihe M'Adoo season a:t Hobart provel a successful one. The Valdares after finishing at the capital proceeded to the West Coast. I am in receipt of a couple of posters from . Messrs. Harry Plimmer and George P. Carey, who are at the head of a dramatic company on, tour with several of the Brough pieces. The repertoire includes "The Village Priest," "The Second, Mrs. Tanqueray," and "Niobe." Miss Florence Seymour is the leading lady, and a visit to, Tas mania is contemplated. With such strong cards as the company hold's, a successful tour may be anticipated. The "Trip to Chinatown" Company is at present touring Ne'w Zealanad. En route to Melbourne it will visit Ho bart and Launceston,. Mr. Wallace Brownlo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
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FASHION CHAT. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
FASHION CHAT. Although there has been very much said in favour of the jacket of a dif ferent colour to the skirt, the idea has not been kindly received with us, and the fawn or check jacket has found few admirers. This is to be wondered at, too, ,as usually an economical fashion is readily accepted, and this is certainly of that order, for, given a I cloth jacket that is not destined; for one skirt, how easily one could, wear t out the different skirts that accumulate in a season or so. Perhaps the idea c will catch on this coming winter sea-I son. It is too dreadful to know that just now our skirts must be six inches or so on the ground--a truly objec tionable fashion for outdloor wear, al though pretty and graceful for visiting? and at home. Six inches of muslin trailing on the ground can work mar vels in gathering up dust, and even microbes, I dadresay, and surely the spirit of clqanliness will appeal to the woman of average, sense to prejudice her against supporting the unwelcom...
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
USEFUL HINTS. A 'simple methodl of removing fruit stains from cotton or linen articles is to place the stained pant over a bowl, and continue .pouring boiling water through until the stain disappears. If this Is Cone as soon as pos sible after the article is stained there will in most cases be no trouble at all in the removal. Tea and coffee taken with a heavy meal will delay digestion and cause wakefulness. It is therefore as well to strictly limit their use with meals. Clean white Suede slippers with equal parts of powdered alum and ful ler's earth. Apply the mixture with a brush, and rub the slippers till clean. Olean white felt hats by brushing over them a paste made of arrowroot or magnesia and cold water. , When thoroughly dry, brush off the powder with a clean brush. Never wash silver- acke:l brushes, for this treatment utterly ruins them. In stead, clean the bristles by rubbing them thoroughly with, flour. The flour may afterwards be shaken out and en tirely removed with, pi...
WOMAN'S WORLD. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
WOMAN'S WORLD. BY SYLVIA. TO CORRESPONDENTS. "Enquirer."-Muslin dresses are often made with several frills on the skirt, but those of cambric have only a broad hem turned up at the bottom, with some tidies a few rows of narrow braid above. In making the holland dress you will need to allow for shrinkag- in fact, I think it is best to have the whole piece of holland shrunk before it is made up-this would certainly save after trouble. Voile is a fabrlc of light weight and very fine texture, and the only way I can describe it is to say that it is something between lustre of finest quality and nun's veil ing, also of fine texture. Yes, in black and various fashionable tints.
THE LOSSES. A PRESS STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
THE LOSSES. iA PRESS STATEMENT. The battlefield is thick with the' slain. No oifcial declaration has yet been made of the casualties, but the war cor respondent of the "Daily Mail" at Lady smith declares that the losses are esti mated as follow: BRITISIPLISTS. Oliicers. Fourteen of the olfficers engaged were killed and 34 others wounded. Rank and File. The killed and wounded are given at 800. THE BOERS. Of the 20,000 Boers who made the at tack on the town there were Killed and wounded, 2500.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
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A LONDON VISITOR[?] NURSE SCOTT (C.L.L.C.C.) [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
A LO1)ON VIS1.'I' "i' NURSI SCOTT (C.L.L.C.C.) Amongst eminent London visitors at present in our midst is Nurse Ruth Clatta Scott (C.L.L.C.C., L.ondon),who is staying in, Launceston, Tas. In London medical and hospital circles perhaps no nurse is more widely known and esteemed, for the best part of her 63 years of life has been spent in ob taining a profound experience of her profession. Our representative recently paid. this distinguished visitor a call at 119 George-street. "In this time of war, nurse, special interest attaches to your profession," said the reporter. "Yes," was the dignified reply, "there will be need for many ourses before this war is Over. But I suppose you want some particulars of my own life?" continued Nurse Scott. "Yes. Our 'renders are interested in you." "Well, I have naturally nursed many hundreds of patients, at times over taxing my.strength. In fact, three years ago I was attacked by perltonitis, the after-effects of which were so severe that I had to t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
SOUR SUMMER SALE BEGINS ... TO-DAY. SWEEPING " .. REDUCTIONS TO ENSURE A ... RAPID CLEARANCE. RARE BARGAINS FD . .. IN EVERY DEPARTMENT. S: t].~ ;WE QUOTE AS MANY AS SPACE PERMITS. M'KAY, SAMPSON, & M'KINLAY, BRISBANE-STREET. LADIES' MANTLES, The very newest of the season. YOUNG-LADIES' SILK CHIFFON AND .SEQUIN CAPES, pretty, dressy, stylish, 14/6, clearing at' 7/11, 18/6 at 10/6, 27/6 at 15/6, 42/- at 29/6. LADIES' FANCY. CLOTH, handsomely trimmed and braided, very choice, 35s, clearing at 22/6, 39/6 at 27/6, 47/6 at 35/-, 59/6 at 42/-, 63/- at 45/-. LADIES' SILK CAPES, beautifully trimmed with silk lace, ribbons, jet, etc., 10/6, clearing at 6/11, 35/- at 22/6, 39/6 at 27/6, 45/- at 32/6, 57/6 at 39/6, 95/- at 67/6. LADIES' LACE MANTLES, nice full length, for elderly ladies, 22/6, clear ing at 15/6, 27/6 at 18/11, 29/6 at 19/6, 39/6 at 27/6, 49/6 at 37/6, 63/- at 42/-, 75/- at 57/6. LOVELY MILLINERY. All our Choice Millinery at Quicl Clearing Prices. BONNETS, 15/6, clearin...