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Not in Public Employment. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
. Not in Public Employment. - The origin of the word ' private,' as applied to a soldier In the ranks, may be traced to the 'much earlier use of the same' word applied to civilians, ' a' pri- vate man or citizen' — that is, one not Invested with, public office or employ ment. TJife epithet being thus applied in common language to any civilian not holding office, has. by a slight extension of meaning been used to signify soldiers not, holding rank.
Wallabadah. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Wallabadah. (From otjr Cohkespondent.) Two sections oof the Cavalry Corps were fcord at work on Monday Dight preparing for camp at Easter. The men were put through dr.ll in mounted formation and firing txcrcise and at caibine and sword drill by | one of tbe local offioere. We hope to see our men make a name among the regiments. A very nasty accident happened to Mr. w.u.. DnL-nv Wf. Sutnrdav. while emnloved I in erecting a new house for Mr. C. Bourne | *t Wallabadab. It nppearB he wa6 standing on a box to put a wall plate into poeition when the box suddenly gave way, throwing; him down on a sleeper, his neck catching the edge -of the box and tbe small of his bock | on the sleeper. He was completi ly stunned for a few minuteB. He was taken home and after a few days' confinement in bed he was able to resume work. On Tuesday nest, at the Court House, Quirindi, 35 town allotments irt our village are to be put up for sale, and as they are right in the heart of the town tfcere will be keen...
Queer Pets. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Queer Pets. „.-. - - - The young Duchess of Marlborough has a strange taste in pets. At Blen heim she is said to have set up a menagerie, in which there are two ostriches, several eagles and vultures, and an ibis. The strangest member of the collection, however. Is a gaiter snake that was purchased by the 'Duchess on the banks o£ the Nile. Rhe was not at all afraid of the snake, and ? wards lier. Thus it became her favourite of all the pets. A gpntle-eyed Nubian boy in native costumi? has been added to the Duchess's collection of honeymoon souvenirs. He will accom pany her in her walks through tho 131en heim grounds, and will make the rounds of the menageiie with him whenever she visits the animals.
A Record Fine. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
A Record Fine. At the R'dfern Police Court on Tuesday, Mr. Love, D.S.M., the presiding magistrate, I inflicted what is certainly the minimum punishment. A man was charged with bav ing neglected to Beud his son to school during the ri quired number of days for the last half year. Senior-Constable IjiEitun, who had charge of the cese, explained that the total number of school day for tbe half-year was 1 12. The minimum attendance required for «ach scholar was 70 days. The boy in 4u;. n.co v.o.1 attcnrlH^ 02 davs. beine eieht short of the required number. Mr. Love said the offence was a minor one. Certainly the law had been brcUen. He would there fore order the defendant to pay a fine of one penny, without costs, in defnult imprison asnt for one minute with hard labour.
Swedish Sunday Schools. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Swedish Sunday Schools. Some 200,000 children now attend Sun day school in Sweden, and are taught by a staff of 12,000 teachers. PrincL' Oscar Beniadotte, the second son of the pre sent King of Sweden and Norway, lias himself a Sunday school for the children of th,- hig-her classes. 'It is a pleasant sight,' writes a contributor to 'Sun- day at Home,' ' to see this Royal Prince standing at hfe desk in the schoolroom, earnest, unaffnetpd manner, explain the Word of God for his boys. The Prince's earnest, faithful, talks le.ive a deep im pression also upon occasional grown-up visitors; indeed, bis whole life is a bright testimony to the reality of his religion!' English Princes do not favour the Sun day school.
A. M. teorite that Paid a Mortgage. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
A M teorite that Paid a Mortgage. Another illustration ot uses to which meteorites may be put before their real character is known is afforded by those of Kiowa county, Kan. They fell on a prairie, where rocks were scarce and valuable, and the farmers of the vicinity found meteorites convenient for holding down haystacks, stable roofs, or covers to rain barrels. For such purposes they might liave Ijeen used for a long tinie had not tlie wire of one of the farmers hecortip rinnviTiPt'H that Mlprp was Rfimp tliing unusual about them, and called an expert to examine them. He at once loj.-oyiii.spj lJieii- natui'L'. and ihe enter prising woman finally sold hers for enough to pay off a heavy mortgage upon the farm.
Soda Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Soda Water. Soda water cartridges ur ' gas drops,' for making aerated water at home or wherever one may be travelling, are made by a T-ondon firm. The steel shell is pear-shaped, about %in. in diameter at the largest part, ana Is filled with liquid carbonic acid at a pressure of sixty alnjosjmeres. The cartridge fits bottle. A cap is closed over it, and in completing the closure a tiny ebonite plug in one end of the cavtiidge is punctured, when the gas escapes into the bottle, and is dissolved in the water. A dozen of the gas drops weigh 3oz., and ,1000 of them can be packed In a cubic foot.
Death of a Scientist. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Death of a Scientist. . . Arthur Stradling's recent death from snake bite in Ceylon was a peeuliaj-Jy sad affair. He was engaged in pursuing herpetological studies in the neighbour hood of Bogawantalawa, when he came across a specimen of the liussel viper — known to the natives ns the ' tic po longa'— a reptile of the deadliest variety. The doctor was bitten by tliis terror of Ceylon, and died six hours afterwards. Dr. Stradling was making investigations on behalf of the London Zoological Gardens.
The London Wool Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
The London Wool Sales. The colonial wool sales in London closed on Friday last. Prices of closing salei are reported to have been a shade easier. As compared with the closing rates of tbe Feb rua-y sales, best greasy combings and the lower grade crossbreds were slightly weaker, fiDe c ofsbred and all lambs' wool were at a par, while medium and ioferior greasy and all scoured merinoee were about 74 per cent. higher, lhe total quantity catalogued was 215,000 bales. Home buyers purchased 91,000 bales, and continental bouses took 113 000 bales. No wool was eold f.r Ameica It is estimated that 10,000 bales have been held over for future disposal.
The Australian Agricultural Company. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
The Australian Agricultural Company. At a special meeting of the shareholders of the above company, held in London, tbe chairmsn in speakiug on the report submit ted siid that the iucrease in their nett earn ing: for 1897, as compared with those of the p-evious yea', amounted to rather over £14,000, and thej w-re thns enabled to re cntnnic d the immediate appropriation of £26 000 to the payment of an interim divid end at the rate £1 6s per 8 are, tax free, as distributed a year ago. With regard to tbe colliery, the keenest competition prevailed, bat tne uttt profits from it, as given bv thiir financial telegram, had been over £'28,000. Th's amount uf profit had not been earned since 1892, aud had not I e«n surpass d sinne 1S91 ; aod in both of those ytarsthe price of e al was 1 Is per ton, whi-r-as it was only 8s per ton in 1897- This showed conclusive ly tnatthe cast of «orkiig mu-t have been largely redueed. Th« output of the Aub tralian pits already exceeded the whol* of the colo...
The Carruthers Libel Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
The Carruthers Libel Oate. Mr. H. A. Moss, who defended Mr. George Lonsdale in toe lite prosecntiun at ArmMale for aa alleged criminal l.bel on Mr. Carrnth «rs, has written to Mr. CaTutbers, asking him to name a solicitor who will accept service on his behalf of a writ for malicious prosecution. The writ iB, it is stated, to be issued at the instance of Mr. Lousda e, who claims £5000 damages. With reference to tbe mitttr. Sir. Oarruthirs said. ' I am not going to bother my head about it at all. I intend to trtat it as it deserves to be treated — with contempt.' Mr. H. A. Mos» on Thursday afternoon received a reply from Mr Oairu'hers, nominating Mr. McDonald, of Vickerv's Chambers, as his solicitor. Eight Mormon elderE bare arrived at Wel lington, with a view of propagating (he Mor mon fiith in New Zealand. They will pro bably visit Australia also.
Fatal Riding Accident. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Fatal Riding; Accident. An accident, resulting in the death of Robert Carpenter, night officer at tbe Hex ham Railway Station, occurred on Saturday night last. It appears that the nufortuuate officer was engage.! yarding s .me bors-s at the sta'iun, wben a blind lioise which was amonijst the mob being yaraed, hearing the stampede of tbe other animals, galloind up apainut thn hnrse rirMpn liv Hie Ht-npnaafi who was thrown off by the force of the cul liiiou. and received a fractured skull. A magie- trial inquiry was held on Monday, when a tii.-diag of accidental death was en tered. The deceased had been in tbe employ of the Railway Department for 15 yea a, and leaves a widow and family.
Latest Cablegrams. LONDON, WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Latest Cablegrams. Beuteb's Message. LONDON, Wbdkbsdat. The family of the American Minister have left Madrid. The United States Government has sent several ves«els to Havana to embark the Ani'ricao ConsnI-General and other officers, and all American peaidentB desiring to leave. Mr. A. J. Belfour made bis statement in the Qnuae of Commons last night on the Briti.-h policy in the far East, which was mi] received. He said that the interests of Germany in connection with the Chinese question, are abso'otc-ly identical with Bri tish interests, *nd it h not believeS tiiat Germany or Russia will interfere with Bri tish treaty rights. Sharp skirmishes with tlie Dervishes bave token place in the Soudan, in which the Egyptian -cavalry displayed great gallantry. The condition of Mr. Gladstone's health is slightly worse. The war feeling is deepening in America. Russia is strongly fortifying Talienwan Caj. _______ Successful Examination. Mr.W. S.-Jo»rd, Head Master of the Mnr' Tiirundi Public Re...
Latest Telegrams. SYDNEY, THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Latest Telegrams. ? — *— HeUTER'B MEfSAOE. BYDNKY.THnasDAT. The Agricultural Show, which opcne to iRy is excellent in all departments, nn-1 is uid to b* the fiic*t jet held in Australia All sections ore well represented, especially tlie cattle, ami dairy mid agiioultural pro mote. The camp at Hor.kwood is being formed to-day. mid tbe westlier outlook lor the holi days is very favorable. The rremier leaves Sydney to-day on a fcnliiiav tour 10 the Shoftlhsven district. There are no fresh developments as regards the question of fedcratit-n. The Labor Party, us well rb the Social, have defined their attitude as being in opposition to the nni. . . The condemnation of fruit arriving by fea continues ; the fruit condemned is principal ly from Tasmania. Dr. Campbell, the South Australian Minister for Education, has been appointed Agent-General. Bi-* gold lias been struck in the islands. At the Eureka mine, Cu-, West Australia. 50 ounceB of gold have been obtained from a augle dish of wash d...
Medicated Honey [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Medicated Honey ' According to a Paris journal, a French scientist is trying- to compel bees to make medicated honey for the cure of various -diseases. He keeps the bees under glass, and furnishes -only such flowers as possess the desired properties. By the different kinds of honey thus produced influenza, coughs and colds, indigestion, asthma, and many other ills are said to be readily if Indirectly reached. These medicines ought to be decidedly palatable.
Santley. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
., Santley. . -' ',. t&Ir. Charles Santley, who recently' entered upon, his sixty-third year, in herits his musical talent from his father, formerly a. well-known organist at Liver pool. He spen.t fiye years of his lite in a merchant's office, and first appeared in: his present profession as a tenor in the. choir .at the opening of the Phllharmonici Hail at Liverpool in 3849. Mr. Santlcy's first great success as a baritone was at tie Leeds Musical Festivalln 1S5S.
Fire at Haydonton. White Hart Hotel Stables Totally Destroyed. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 9 April 1898
Fire at Haydonton. White Hart Hotel Stables Totally Destroyed. Between 5 and 6 o'clock on Thursday morning a fire broke out in the stables con nected with the White Hart Hotel, Haydon ton, the property of Mr. M. T. Rooney. The fire was first noticed by Mr. William Prentice who was preparing to start to his work, and he immediately ran over and gave the alarm, and did what he could to save what was possible. In a few moments the fire was visible at the railway station, and the engines at the shed commenced whistl ing, thus spreading the alarm. Unfortunite ly the fire had obtained to great a hold for anything to be done in the way of saving the building, or its contents, and the whole was speedily reduced to a heap of smouldering ashes.?. The buildings were quite new, in fact were hardly completed, there being one or two small things to be done to them. A quantity of furniture, and miscellaneous articles were stored in the loft, as well as several sets of harness in the harness room, ...