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CHAPTER IX. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
CHAPTER IX. It so liapponod tliafc'a few days afterwards \he colonel wont to Oanton to inspoot a S'Aall datnolunont wo had tlioro, and I, at hia doBire. accompanied him. Tho prose cution against Drummor Ooolc I loft in tho hands tf a brothor subaltern, who was to aot adjumut during my absence, and tho temporary command of tho regiment de volved on tL) senior major. After throt days in Oanton, in which business and jtaasuro had boon combined, I started on my rew,.n to head-quarters, tho oolonol olooting to r&lt;»\ain a fow days longor in tho groat Ohineao Ufcy( whoro ho was busily ongagod in tho puiOmso of all sorts of articlos for his wife and olnvjr0n. Leav ing tho chief, to all appearancos, vesting his substanco in tho most rockloss maiinor on kniok-knaoks and gow gaws, and shawls Mid prosorvod ginger, I embarked on board ono of tho large rivor boots plying botwoon Canton and Hong Kong. Tlioso stoamors ato of immonso sizo and of ratlior fragilo , buttd. Tlioy aro construct...
HOW A BOY WAS HIRED OUT, AND WHAT CAME OF IT. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
HOW A HOY WAS H UtUD OUT, AND WliAT . CAME OF IT. ' . BY GKOKOK GARY EQGIJISSTON, WHEN-Michael Angelo was twelve years of ago; although lie had had 110, instruction of art, ho did a piece of work: which greatly pleased the painter Dominico Ghirlandajo, This artist at'once deolarod that hero was a lad of genius, who must quit his studios, and bocomo a painter. , '. . . This was what the littlo Michael most wished to do, ,but ho had no. hope that his father would listen for a mom on t to .the sug gestion. , His1 father, Ludovico Buonarotti, was a distinguished man in-tho State, and, hold art and artists; in;contempt.' lie. had planned a great political career.for his. boy, as the boy know very woll.- ; Ghirlandajo was enthusiastic, howovor, and in company , with the lad he at onco visited Ludovico, and asked him to. place .Michael in his studio. . , liuclovlco w»o voi&lt;y.angry, gaying that-ho wished.his son to becomo-a prominent, nntu in society and politics, not a daubor. a...
A DANGEROUS DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
DANGEROUS DOCTOR. THEY woro playing together, Ruth and Stephen. Ruth was three years younger than Stephen, but he was a good natured boy and willing to play Almost anything she fancied. On this particular day trouble had come to Ruth's family ; everyone of her five chil dren, baby and all, had smallpox. Stephen was the doctor ; ho had boon through all that sort , of thing many times; it was a favourite play of Ruth's and Stephen was a good mimic, and acted out grave _ and gon tlemanly Dr. Courtney very well indeed. There was, however, one unusual-; thing about his practice. Stephen always himself swallowed the medicine he prescribed for Ruth's sick children. He counted the pulse, tallied i wisely about " terrible symptoms," gave careful directions as to the temperature of tho room, arid tlio care that should, be taken about draughts, then carefully measured from a curious-shaped bottlo, which was always in his pockot, a large-sized spoonful of liquid, and turning away from tho anxio...
AN INCUBATOR FOR INFANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
AN INCUBATOR FOR INFANTS. M. TARNIER, tho surgeon of the Maternity Hospital in Paris, struck by tho groat mortality among infants prematurely born, and those which aro very sickly after birth, has conceived the ingenious idea of con structing a box . -which is / almost exactly similar to tho incubators usod' for poultry. .This.box is divided into two com partments-tho .lower one being used as a reservoir for hot water, while the infant is placed in tlie uppor one, which is well stuffed at.the sides and fitted, .with a sliding glass cover. .The; tomperaturo is maintained at 80deg. -Fahr., .and, M. ; Tarnior lias found that by Creeping infants in . the incubator .for a period varying from two,days to sixwooks, their vitality is enormously improved.. He has made experiments upon five six-months children, six seven-months,, and ..thirteen' oight-nionths,children, and lie .had only lost four of .them, wherofts,,, according to liis, statement, three-fourths of thom, would havo died but fo...
MISCELLANEOUS. GIVE HIM A MEDAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
MISCELLANEOUS. GIVE HIM A MEDAL. ON a Woodward avonuo oar recontly, quo of our solid citizens, whoso woathor predictions havo novor boon disputed sinoe lio was rated worth 50,000 dol., romarkod that this was unusual, woathor for the last of December. Ho lmd hardly spoken wlion an old man with a bundle undor his arm hoppod.up, and ropliod : ' It is, oh ? I'll just bet you an ovon dollar that you aro mistaken I' ' Isn't this unusual woathor ?' ' No, sir I I'll bot you two to ono we had just such a December wook throe, five, and eight years ago. Put up your cash.' ' Oh, I don't bet on the weather; still, I think such soft woathor at this " time of the yoar is singular.' . ' Bot you throe to ono it isn't singular !' cried tlio old man. .' r' , ' I told you I wouldn't bet.' ' Then don't bo docoiving pooplo with your weather talk I Bot yov\ four to ono you c^in't toll what tho woathor waB in September.' Tlio solid citizou was buffed into silonco for a moment, and thon lie remarked: ' Look...
PENRITH POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH. Before Messrs. J. K. Lethbridge and Dr. Duncan, J's.P. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
PENRITH POLICE COURT. i TUESDAY,; FJEHBUAJIY 27xii.r [ / Beforo Messrs. VJ. X. Lotlibriclgo ahcl Dr _ Duncan, J's.P. Edward Hogan charged witli being an .habitual drunkard,-WAS-sentenced-to three months' imprisonment with hard labour in Parraniatta Gaol without .the option of. a, fine. ' , - Turnoy for druiikennesswaa sentenced^ to tlireo days durance vile'in default of pay-" ment of fine of 10H. Tho former alterna tive was. taken. Henry Iiaigli, for Sunday selling in con nection ' with liiV business as a tobacconist, &c., in High-street, was iiued Is with costs 2s Gd. The Bonch cautioned defendant-that if lie again,appeared for a like,ofl'enco'the porial.ty would bo SGVGror. , . J - I
TINY ENGINES. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
TINY ENaiNJOS.,: ; - AN ingenious mechanic of. Jamestown, Now York, .U.S.A.,: lias constructed .a porfpct locomotivo ojagino said to! bo'the smallest, in world. . .It is oiglit and a, half inches' long, with a tender 12 inches, long. .The piipips throw a drop of wator per stroke. Ap.many as 585 screws were roquirod tp put tho,parts togptlior. Tho ongino woighs pnly a' pound ,and a half, and the tondpr; two .pounds,and half au oituce. The constructor -\yas at work on tho little machine .at intervals' for-' piglit years.;-Tho smallest stoarn .ongino . in,' tho world .is claimed , to 'bp,., mado' by a; li^au named Btick, of Wdkoriniry, Oonii. . Tlio ongino, .bailor j.governor,. and pump,s.taiid'm a spaco. so.von-sixteonths of an iiioh squaro , and.iiyo:oiglits of dn iiioh high! Tlio' bflgino has 148 distiijct pioces.of machinery, lipid togethor by 52 scrows..(i /rhrpp,-. 'drops; ..of wator fill the boiler fib .ovorflowing... r', Tlio diamoter of its,, cylinder is. a ^ixtoonth, of an in...
Tit Bits. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 3 March 1883
Tit Bits. BY Tins NOVXOK. MR. Alderman Pricoi ' made one of the! best spoochos I havo' hoard for some time; on . Tuesday evening week lasfc, in thanking; his friends.for having done him tho: honor; of spending the ovening in- commemoration; of his son William having attained his majority. Tlio mannor in which Mr. Prioe: spoke was sufficient to toll that it came from; his heart,. Mri Aldormdn Price mentioned} a circumstance that occurred on' tlio night; that his son was born that is woll worth re-; pcatinguhere. CHo-said on that night there1 was a storm outside, and iusido 'the lightn-j ing flashed, tlio thunder roared, the rain pourod down in torrents, and on going up! the streot for a medical., man hojieard a; tremendous report like? s.omo' great i;piece of heavy cannon. 'A'neighbours' chiuihoy had boon blown up. On enquiring lie found out that another . neighbour had' been in tlio habit of loQsing'firewo'od "nearly ovo'ry day, so ho determined to find the guilty party, and bored a...
A SQUARE FAILURE. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
/'A'.SQUA1U3 FA!|LUJU0. THE agent of a. New York clothing-house, wlio was sent to Atlanta to' sottlo iip tlio aflairsiol'.a'retail''house, -maclb a'lbwBiiquirios' of tho nmn next door.; ' 7; "I, peliof it VIIIIH a squaro' '-failure," " What makes you think so ?" ? : : ' " Flioll, lie didn't drink, nor ?smoke, nor gamble' nor> drive a fast hors6'; and'? ash for his vhifo,;hslie never buys nothings, and koeps' no help." '? '' Thon you lay itto.tho stagnant'eondition of trade ?" : '''Vholl j trade was purty dull, butyou SGO lio vhas not dor right sort;of a'man. :"\'lioh a. man shtops to buy a'w,ost:for two, dollars he doaii mako him poli'of dot lie vliants an oaforeoat for fifeten, mid vlien a man stops to buy au oal'ercoat for fifteen ho doan' con-, vince him dot ho needs a second-hand suit for twonty. Ho may do in the. grocery poesnoss, but ho can't run some clothing store mi tout argument." ' :
The Adjutants Story. CHAPTER IX. (CONTINUED). [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
' The Adjutants-Story. CHAPTER IX. (co NTINUKD), Tins parade being a garrison parade, tlio proceedings should properly have been read by -the garrison adjutant; but that ofiicer being absont on pome special Bervice, the duty devolved upon me. I always, on such occasions, made it a point ol' performing the (ask with as little delay as pcssiblo, so as not to ndd needlessly to the suspense of the culprit, who stood waiting to hour his doom, I merely read out the charge against the prisoner, the plea, the finding, tho sentence, and the confirmation by tho general ofiicer. After what I have already stated, it is hardly liocessary to add that Drummer Cook, in addition to a Jong term &lt;Jf imprisonment with hard labour, was sentenced to undergo a corporal punishment of fifty lashes. As Boon as I had concluded, the preparations, which I had so often witnessed, and always with a sickening aversion, were at once commenced. Tho prisioncr, who was in his great-coat,- took oil' that gar...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
"WILLIAM OBTH ; Ilfgll-Htl'OCli ' Pdlli'tl h.. ' j BKfl.S lo iiil.iiiiiiio lo Ibn public c>ClV'iii-Jllinntlits RiiiToiiiKliii!? district I.lint lie lino every 'facility 1«!: ,'lmijil to oxupiito nil. Saddlory, irnnim-niaklriji,' and either general work In cbiiuooliu'u n'itli'liiH biml iR'SH, on tonus to compete with i Sydney hemsew, ?having extended . his ; plant which now ? ccmimnuclsi llio lmKilioss of ilio wholo.l6wi'l,!': ' >?;; All orders punctually attended fo, mid ropahw of nil liinilH oxeo):ted will' ucatiioKB and dispatch, ' "Maiii -'I'reihlsos iienr'the Conrt.hotiHo'; ImiicU Stoves hcli.iw,S(;ftl.)&lt;iii-sti'uot iii High-Hiree!.'' . .107 . :- ? . . . s- ; 'SIPPEL- BBOTHERSj ??? , ., ?ANJSHTOAN. ' ? TOBAOGO WAREHOUSE,. r»20 cinonaR stm-hot, (Opposite Central I'olioo^i/tlco,) Syih'toy. . .JJllANOll JMTAIMilflllMBNTH !? ?&lt; .«.-MultiStroot.., w . Young1 . i~,, llorliovfc Street. ... Clulgonir . ' Cloirfio Hli'eot... ... f;; ...Clroufell ForboH fiftrti...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
CRICKET. A MATCH was played on Saturday last at Emu Plains, betwoon tlio Emu 0.0. and the Windsor 0.0. resulting in a victory for the Windsor team 011 the first innings by 18 runs, although, had the gamo been played out, it would have presented quite a difforont aspect; as the Windsor's in their 2nd innings managed to total 12 only, owing to the magnificent bowling of E. Fakir, and A. Evans. The Emu 0.0. following, made 20 for the loss of two wickots, boing then only 11 runs behind , tlioir opponents, with 8 wickots to fall, when timo was called. If tlio Oaptain of the Windsor 0-0, had acted with a littlo moro courtesy and sent his men into timo in the 2nd innings, amplo time would have boon loft to play it out, and a victory in favour of the local club would un doubtedly liavo rosulted. Following aro tlio scores:- - WiNDSon O.O.-1st Inning*. \V. Hull, I) JO. Fakir ... ...' ... « W. Aloxandor, b .10. Fakir ... ... ' I 0. Dickson, 1) A. Kvnus .... . ... . 17 . , F. Hnnnbus,.!) JO. Fa...
Unclaimed Letters. No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
Unclaimed Letters No. H. PAim us applying for Unclaimod Lottors a® tho General Post Ofllco are requested to give tho correct number of tho Lettor with tho tlato and number of tho List in which they may havo observed tlieir names,. as such reforonce will materially facilitate delivery, Partios in' tho Country making written ap plications, in additian to tho former particu lars, tiro' requested to stato where they ox poct their Letters from, and any otlior information tending to provont an unnocos sary transmission of Lottors. 2 Oaltlcr John, St, Mary's 18 Ji'laoklon A. 0., St. Mary's .I I .May ward .lolin, South Crock. 28 I'orsoy Clins., I'cnrifli 10 Adams 0., South Crook 27 AU-ook Mr., Smith Cruuk (2) !I0 Ak-ock T. H., .Suiilh Cruuk HI Alcook it Co., Sou 111 ('ruck H2 Aloouk Mr,, SI. Mary's (2) 72 Andrews \\\, Soulli Cruuk 22 ltnllllo,l., South Orook U2 llnvloy 0., Pcnrilh 2117 llooth 0., SI. Mary's 2111! ]!ond Mr.. Soulli Crook ll()8a lloydoll 11. Ik, SI . Mary's !t!10 ltrnithwiiUu...
ST MARY'S, SOUTH CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
ST MARY'S, SOUTH CBEEK. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. SINCE the auspicious event in connection with the Protestant Hall foundation stone, held a few weeks ago, the town lias returned to its old state of somnolency, there being no amusements offered to enliven tho in habitants. Business is not over-brisk, and the general cry is " scarcity of the needful." An interesting and instructive entertain ment was given in the Church of England Schoolroom, a short time back by Mr. D. T. Wiley of Penrith, on the subject" A voyage to tho Arctic Regions." Mr. Wiley was successful in his endeavours to instruct, and interest his fairly large audience, with a descriptive account of an imaginary tour to that frigid locality. The subject was capi tally illustrated by means of tho oxy-calcium lantern. Tho pi'OQeejls wore to be dovotcd to the Church Building Fund. The large tannery is still idle, which lins a tendency to injure trade somewhat, as it employed a number of hands, and was the source of a larg...
Tit Bits. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
Tit Kits. JIY TH12 NOVJOl I HAD a chat with an old lady tho other day who lias, in hoi- idea a retentive memory, at least for the intervening time, dating from twonty-ono years ago. Sho had some ' strango tales'to tell of tho " by-gone days," which would interest any modern person who has ft love for facts historical. She well remembered the night of the 20th of February twenty-one years ago. She was at a certain house in town engaged in her then profession. There was a " storm " inside, and outside tho house, it rained torrents, thundered cannons, and tho lightning was sufficient to create dread in all " timorous mortals," and even " intrepid mortals." Such is her acccount, and it much reminds mo of the description givon by Mr. John Price, at tho celebration of his son's attainment, a few weeks ago. Tho old lady boasted of remembering incidents equally as well as Mr. Prico, and oven bet ter, for said sho, "I was the one Mvlio did tho business'-that is to say, alio was a principal a...
PENRITH POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
1'JiNlMTIl POL IC14 COUIIT. TUESDAY, MARCH OTH. Boforo Mossrs. J. K. Lothbridge, J. Shaud and J. D. Single, J.s'l?. Two persons for drunkenness wore sen tenced to imprisonment, in dofuult of pay ment of fines, for that offence. Constable Watt of St. Mary's, prosecuted William Thompson, and John Worthington, for allowing cattlo to stray on the "public streets at St. Mary's. They woro fined Is each with costs 2s Gd. George Bates was fined 5s with costs 2s Gd for saine oll'euco. George Iunes for sarao ofl'enso was lined 2s Gd with costs Ss Gd. J. J. Griffiths for allowing throo head of battle to stray was fined 2s Gd per head with 2s Gd costs. . Richard Foat, and William Beacroft made application for slaughtering licensos, which were granted.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
rno MOOTMA KHltS.-'Wanted a good General JL Workman. Apply to >J. \V. Hudson, I'uni'ilh. FOll .SALti-.Dtind Timber on 2000 news at: Landillo lionv Penrith, Apply 'i'. II. Smith. 251 TK» 1)14IIS aru iLMpiirud for the purehaso nii 10, or more, largel siao Sleepots weekly. 'J'lio highest or any tendernot necessarily accepted. . Address A. CQLLKiSS, ililO High-street. LOST.-On (lie 1Mb in.sl.onu Gold Albert Chain and Locket (engraved) containing gentle-' man's likeness, cither in Ilelmore l'ark or at (lie Itai.iway Kales. Anyone liutling .same anrt return ing lo jXc]iettii Timet&lt; ollleo, or at the undersigned, will be iiuudsoinolv rewarded, .J. S. HUG 11 ICS, ?l.'li Oasllerengli. IK thu llt'own (folding branded !) over LL near rump, running in the Glenmoro Paddock,", is not. removed in a mouth from date'lio will bo sold lo defray expenses. Glonniorc, i''eb. 20, IS8H. '128 Stolon or Strayed ON 15 lied Cow, branded !l!l near rump J Inst seen oh Monday, ">tli Mai'cli, .£10...
BOUNDAUY OF THE PENRITH LAND DISTRICT [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
HOUNDAUY Ol'1,,THJS WSNIUTH LAND DISTRICT (From the Gazette) -EMBRACING fin oastern portion of the county of Cook, and a western portion of the county of Cumberland, and bounded on the north, from Eastern Greek, by the Blacktown Road to Rickaby's Oreok ; thence by a lino bear ing north-westerly to the confluence of the river Groso with the Nepean, and by the river Groso to Mount Hay ; tlionco on the west by a line bearing south-westerly to the Valloy Creole to a point 4 miles northerly from Cox's" River j thence on the south by a line bearing oast to the range forming tho Weatherboard Hut; and thence by Jamison's northern watershed of Cox's River, and by that rango and tho range forming the north ern watersliod of tho Warragamba River to tho confluence of that river with tho Nepean, by the Nopoan River upward to Bringolly Creole, by that creek to tho Bringolly Road, and by that road easterly to South Creek ', and on tho oast by South Crook downwards .to the Orphan School Road, by th...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
COMMERCIAL. Mc-isvs. lliclmrdsun and Xixon (siicco-sors to Messrs 'J', il, ami S. Smith) report (ho following suliM on Wednesday, the 7tli inst. : - Jililo On I, liny, its lid to iis 1S1I Lucernc Iln.v, Us 0(1 In iis 7d Itale SI raw, 2s Oil to lis Oil Wheat. May, Is Oil lo f>s Oil Chn.1V Out., Is Hi I lit lis 0:1 Chaff, mixed, !)s Oil to iis !ld Wheal, Is Od lo iis 0(1 Oats, seed, its 0(1 to its Oil Onls, feed, 2s ild loiisOd Maize, !!.s Oil lo -Is 0(1 Potatoes, iis !ld to tin Oil Itrnn, lid to Is Floui', ,CIi! to ,Clit Pollard, lid to Is liillel. Wood, 10s 0(1 to 1 Is Od liuiullo Wood, Us to 10s tid If'tiut Wood, Us lo I iis Ud linkers' Woovl, lii.s to I iis l'osls nnd Jiails, .CIS liis to ,i: I "is Fowls, Hs 0(1 to (is 0(1 (louse, 5s (id lo 8s Od Tiil'liuyx, Hs lid to 22s lid Ducks, -Is 0(1 lo lis Od Pigeons, Is Od lo2s Od Sticking J'iffs, Od lo Us tid Hulter, Os Oil to Is Cheese, ii.Jil to iid .liffgs, Is lid to 2s fid