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PENRITH MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
'PKNIUTH MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. AN ordinary mooting of tho Council was hold in tho Chamber oil 'Thursday ovoning. Present-tho Ml Council. MINUTES. - Tho miuutos of tho previous mooting wore road and coufirmod. i ' COlUtKSl'ONDKNCE. ; A letter was read signod by Mr. W. A. Hutchinson, Hon Soc. of tho Municipal Association of Now South Wales, asking tho co-operation of the Council to further tho 'objects #of tho Association, tliose objects bo ingto watch over' and pro toot tho interests, rights, and privilo'gos of Municipal Corpor ations, and to promote tho efficient carrying -out of Municipal Govornmontthroughout tho colony.' Tho lottor also intimatod that copies of tho rules had boon forwarded. Aldorman Paskin moved, and Aldorman Long aocondod, that tho lottor bo rocoivod. Carried. A lottor from Mr. John Harris, Mayor of Sj'dnoy, waH road asking tho Council to con vono a public mooting to raise funds for tho oroction of a national momorial to tho late Nov. Dr. Lang. Aftor a fow unimporta...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
COIIRHSl'OJJDKN'T.S will save both tliemselve nud thoseconncetcd with this journnl a good deal of trouble by observing the following ruler :-. CorreiipoiKlciicc, intended for publication in our news oiiimns, should be addressed to the editor, while advertisements and business communications should be sent to Die proprietor. While wo shall bo glnd nt any lime to receive for publication items of local interest, we shall freely use our privilege of excising any offensive allusions to private individuals. J,ibcl-writing is such an ex'remely expensive luxury, tlmt wo cannot afford to share it with anyone el-'e. Advertisements, exceiil. those coming from nbsoribem nnd responsible persons, must be paid or in advance. . AU'coniiuuiiicntions must be accompanied by the real nanus and address of the sender. and after this date ouv cash terms for ndver J tising will be as under, viz.: i'ourteou words ntul under, Is Each lino up to five fpor line) ... (id Olio inch 8s Uneli sneeeeding inch Is (i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
©lie Ikjmiu ffOlt 'xJiE £,J±iCJOr'XjE!. Published every Saturday Morning. (CONTAINS landing artiolcs on tho prominent ^ questions of tho day ; tho latest local news, and telegrams; humourous extracts from American journals ; special correspondence and tho latest Sydney Commercial news. Subscription 2s. Cd. per quarter, in lulvuuco. NEPEAM TIMES OFFICE, High-street, Pemitli. . ?4,c ITcpcim ®hucs Speciil Jobbing Department. J rum proprietor of tho Nepaan T'mm is pro 1 pared tooxeouto printing of every doscrip. tiuii, Posters, business cards, hill-heads, pro grammes, tfen., turned out at tho shortest notice . jvith: noatness and dispntohr-v' ^ , '..C-n. Ohai'geB as low as possiblo. ' Estimnlos'fiiriiish'ed. hT~7T BOOX'S HAY AND CO.RN STORE, ifjaif-sruKfjr, iwxitiTir. j A: LL kinds of. PRODUCE always on Hand 0. t. w©as«,rs STII.I, CONTINUES TO MAKK riP«ST-Cl.ASS BOOTS TO OIM'Klt. rnilE very boBt Material used, and a good lit X guaranteed on tho shortest nofcico. Life and Accidont Assura...
The Aepean Times, Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, MARCH 10. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
2% ffopttt $iwcsi, Published ovory Saturday Morning. SATUUDAY, MAIIOH 10. AMONGST all English speaking communities a man charged with any crime should have a fair trial, and furthermore lie should hoar the evidence given for and against him, and also have an opportunity of cross-examining all witnesses. Three mouths ago or thero abouts, an accident-which' may or may not have been of a serious nature-occurred. at Katoomba on tlio Great Western Railway, and an investigation-such as we presume is unusually , held-made by the Railway 'Department. The engine driver, fireman, and assistant fireman were examined separately, and a number of witnesses examined in tlio samo manner, with what result, at the time, it is difficult to state ; but the secret is now out and both driver and firemau have been dismissed from the service without one hours notice. Why, we cannot Bay, as those men have since been running trains, many of them more iniporant than the particular train tlioy had charge of at...
LOCAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 10 March 1883
LOCAL NEWS. OWING to an unfortunate break-down in our machinery at a late hour on publication day wo are reluctantly compelled to withhold our ordinary two pago supplement for this lSBUG. TUEIIB was no business at the Small Debts Court on Tuesday last., A LAiiouREit in tlio employ of Mr. Glissold mot with a painful accident a few days ago, while engaged at his usual ("occupation, the result being that his oar was split across by falling from a: ladder,. and coming in1 contact with somo building material. AN interesting cricket match-Bivbters v. Carpenters-was played on the ground opposite the Post Office, during last weeek, and resulted in . a victory for the former team by ton ruiis. AT the Police Court on' Monday before Mr. J. Iv. Olceve, J.P., tliroo cases for drunkenness and one for obscene language were tried, and the defaulters were fined in nominal sums. Pknuitii lias already gained a share of fame in more than one respoct, and it is very probable that within its district wil...
A BLACK LIE. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
A 11LACK LIE. Mhs. Jolmson Moby, one of the society ladies of Austin, sent the coloured boy she lias employed about the place to Mrs. Flapjack's boarding-house with a note. The boy came back in about an hour and reported that Mrs. Flapjack was not in. '. ' ' Did you see her sister ?' 'i No, mum ; she had dono gone out too.' ' Woll, then, did you not give the note to some of the boarders ?' ' No mum ; de boardors had done gone out tool' '| Well, you could have left the note with the cook.' ' De cook had dono left too.' ' Well, now, you must go right back, and see is there is not somebody about the place, and give them that note-do you hear ?' The boy hesitated, and the 'lady asked, impatiently: 'iWhat are you waiting for.?' ' Please, mum ?' ' Well, what is it ?' , ' Please, mum, what street does she lib on -Texas Siflhu/ti,
A NEWSPAPER DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
A NEWSl'ATEll DOG. "DON'T you want to buy a dog?" said a dolapidatod individual, dragging an ungainly and unwilling cur into tlio office with a rope. " Don't say so, now,, till I tell you something about this fellow. He's a born nowspaper dog. Ho don't want nothin' better than to lay around a nowspaper office and nip the leg of a printer that lie catches soldiering. He liates book agents, pedlars, andpoetessos, and ho can toll 'oni at sight. As for feedin'.liim it wont cost you a cent. Ho never had much experience in oating, and if you - just- chuck him a roll of rejected manuscript, with a little poetry thrown in for desert, it'll satisfy him just as well as if you gavo him a bono. Ho used to bolong to a friend of mine that run a little newspaper, up. in the > country. One day tlio dog was left in tlio office with tho week's paper just as they had been run off tho press. . The dog was pretty hungry; ho hadn't had anything to eat for two, or throo days, and although ho had always...
HER GREAT MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
II13It 0HEAT MISTAKE. AT an oavly hour on Tuesday foronoon a boy about 12 years of ago entered, a. Wood ward avenue-store hugging a big rockiiig horso in his arms, and as ho placed it on the; iloor lie said to one of the clerks : " Got that in my Christmas stocking. I guess it was bought here." " Yes that was soldjby us." " An old woman about 60 years bought it, didn't sho ?" " I think so." , " Kind of motherly-looking woman, who looked as if -she didn't know what a boy wanted, no more than pigs can fly ?" "I didn't notice about that. What's the matter with the horse ?" " The liorae is all right, but^tlie idea of a boy as big as .me fooling around with a hobby horse ! Grandma must have beon crazy. I threw out about a dozen hints, but she was bent 011 getting this horse I" " And what do you want ?" \ . " Want to trade it, of course." "For what?" " Well, I want a seven-shooter revolvor." " Dont keep'0111. " Then I want three or lour pistols to shoot real bullets." . " We have, none." ...
THE JEALOUS WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
THE JEALOUS WIFE. SPEAKING of gambling at Hamburg in the old days, Sergeant Ballantyxio tells the following comical incident about' Mrs, Alfred Wigan, tlio actress : " Mrs. Wigan had a watchful eye over her handsome and accomplished huslmnd, and did not approve of his associat with any of the opposite sex. One day I went into the gambling-liall, and found tyiat every chair was occupied. Mrs. Wigan was seated at the rowjc-rt-noir table, risking with much deliberation a few crowns and carefully hoarding her winnings. I waited nearly an hour for a chair, and was about giving up, Avlien an idea occured to me, and I said in a loud voice to a friend who came in at the moment: . ' Who is that uncommonly pretty girl I saw Al. Wigan talking with down at the springs ?' In about half a minute Mrs. Wigan gathered up her money and hurried to the springs. I do not know what occured when she found her husband, but I got the chair, and it cost me a matter of twenty-five pounds."
A VIGILANT GUARD. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
, : A VIGILANT CjUAllD. MICHAEL Grogaii, an Irish' hodman, .was charged with having boon in some way con o'ornod in tho felonious abstraction of n'groat coat from tlio car t'ofa person namod Aldrich. Mr. Aldrich said.liq drew up at a public-lion so in'Crown-stroot, St.Giles's onSftturdayovon iiig, and seeing tho prisioiier standing about lie asked him to mind his horso and cart while lie wont with his wifp aiid friend into a public-house for a few niinuitos. Wlien' bo came out of tho house ho found tlio prisohor witli tlio hoi'so and .cart, but ' lid missod a groat coat out of tlie cart, wliipli was safe in it'wlion li'o gavo liis prbpbrty into' prisoner's cai-e. Mr. Mtiltby.--"NYoir, what. havo,yoiv to say ? Milcel-Sur, yor hanrior ho only, told, mo to mind tlio horso and cart. "What bocamo of tho groat coat, ?-I'll toll yor haniier qvorytliink. This jintloman calls out to' mo,' " Paddy,1; do ye want a job " Thank yo, mastor," sis I. " Then," says .he, " mind mo horse and'cartbut n...
PENRITH POLICE COURT. MONDAY, MARCH 12. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
PEN1UTH POLICE OOUBT. MONDAY, MAHOH 12. Mr. J. K. OIGOVO, J.X5. William Ooopor ohargod with being drunk in High-sU'cot, 011 Saturday ovoiiing, and with resisting tho polico, was lined £1 with tho usual iiltorjiativp. . Two othov dol'iuiltors clnirgod with drunkonnoBS andboliaving in a riotous man ner woro oaoh linod 2s Od. Goorgo AVilson \yas chargod with stoaling a plonghsliai'o, which was idontifiod by Mi'. 1\ lloddan as his property, and vftluod at ono shilling. Prisonor ploadod guilty and voqucstod that his Worship would sond him to goal for as long a period as possiblo, ho boing unablo to obtain suitable omploymont, nud was unfit to do hard work.' His Worship romarkod that gaols woro not kopt for pooplo who would not work, but as institutions for punishment, Ho sontonood liiin to throo mouths' imprison-1 mont with hard labor in Parraniattu gaol. '
SOFTENED BY TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
'? ' " SplTHNBU TtV '-i'l UK... LESS tlian a month ago a woman about fifty years of ago .walked into fclio hoadquarters.of a Georgia railroad, announced her name, and said slio had come to make a settlement. ' Settlement of what ?'asked tho super intendent. ' For killing my' old man.' , ' ' When ?' ' Nine days ago yosterday.' " ' Where ?' ' About fourteen miles from Macon.' 'And so it proved. When tlio circum stances wero Imnted out it was found tlmt slio was the wifo of a dead man who had been killed while walking on the track, and no one had been able.to identify him. ' Why didn't you come horo sooner ?' ho asked. . ' ' Just heard of it tho other day;' she re plied. ' I supposed tho old man was parad ing around somewliero and would come homo when his knees wanted' now patches,' ' Arid what damage do you'ask?' 1 ' Well, it was a long timo ago, and my griof lias booii softened up a gooddcal, aiicl I reckon that 2Cdol. and a pass to Ata'anta will bo'about riget.' ? ' Sottlemont was. ...
BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
BUILDING IMPBOVEMENTS. THE visitor to Penrith of ten years ago were he to visit it at the present day would bo astonished at the rapid progress made by the town during that period with respect to buildings and general appearances. In those unprogressivo days we could not boast of such worthy public buildings and private residences as at the present time. The Post Office Department occupied a building which disgraced the officials ; justice was administered in a building which threatened to roll down at any moment on the heads of the magistrates ; municipal affairs were dis cussed in a room in which, to use a common, though perhaps, a vulgar phrase, one could not " swing a catand public demonstra tions and meetings of all kinds had to be held iu an impromptu tent, or in the old Assembly Rooms, which were not sufficiently commodious nor in a central position. In 1870 the Sons of Temperance party supplied the latter want by erecting a Hall in Station street at a cost of about £700, but...
BANKING IN THE WEST. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
lUNKfNG IN TM13 WHST. IT is rolated by an American con temporary that tlio presidont of a banlt in tlio Gunnison region had occasion to visit Donvor, and on his roturn ho met the porter of the hank at tho railway station, and asked : "Well, James,:'liaa the casliior ab sconded?" . " No, sir." " Burglars brokon in ?" '* No, sir." " Book-keeper boon ohargod with om bezzlemont ?" " No, sir." ' , ".Been a run on tho bank ?" " No, sir." " Then everything is all right, oh ?" " Yes, sir, oxcopt a rumour in town that yon had robbed tlio bank of 60,000 dol, and sailed for Europe."
KATOOMBA. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
ICATOOMBA. l'ROM OUlt COimKSl'ONDENT. THE account ill the Kccniwj Xeics of the finding of a silver watch and gold chain with the remains at the foot of the. cliffs, mentioned in my last, created quite a stampede of young aspirants of worldly goods to the spot, thinking, no doubt, the poor fellow was a travelling jeweller. The value of the findings, as disclosed at the inquest, resulted in a well-worn threepenny piece. The accounts given by the various leading journals of the discovery of these remains would lead one to believe that very little consideration is given to the axxthen^icLty of such hurried communicutions, especially to thoso wlio know the correct version.' I am glad to state that the machinery for Mr. North's mine has been fixed and in working order; of course there are hitches occur which impede the work, but this may be expected where such a large undertaking is concerned. Owing to the scarcity of miners from four to six truck's a day only can be loaded, but as the li...
MISCELLANEOUS. THEY CAN'T BE BEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
MISCELLANEOUS, THEY CAN'T UK BEAT. AT Charlestown I met a man from 13ing liamptou, N.Y., who was agent for some sort of-cotton machinery, and almost the first tiling lie asked me was: " How do you mavaje with the hotel waiters ?" " Why,'I have to fee them, of course." "That shows how green yon are. Iam going to stop hero four days, and I won't pay 'em a cent." " Then yon won't get mncli service." " I won't, eo ! Well, yon just watch mo and learn a thing or two. Soo that ?" It was a lead half-dollar, neatly covered with gold foil, and at first glance it seemed ?to be a 20dol. gold piece. When the Now Yorker's trunk came up stairs and the two darkeys lingered around for. a quarter apiece that " twenty " appeared to view, and ho said : " Smallest I've got to-day. I'll see you before I go." . Tho same tiling was worked 011 the table water, 011 tho waiter who brought up ico water, aiid on several other colored individ uals, and when we. woro all ready to lake the train for Savannah the t...
Tit Bits. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
Tit Kits. HY TJIK KOVIOK. A COLUMN of a report of tlio Windsor v. Emu cricket match appears in last weeks Am tndian, the writer of which, bye the byo, was ono of tho cricketers, gives a glowing account of tho trip anil of tho\uccoss of the Windsor team, but he only give* tho scores of tho first innings of each on which tho match was decided, and ho also lorgot (?) to state how it was that tho Windsor captain took such a length of time in sending liis men to tho wickets in tho sccond innings. * # Many of my readers, 110 doubt, rcmembor Constable George Dove who was locatod in Penrith some few years ago; well, ho has now charge of tho Camdon district and woars three stripos, I10 is now sergoant, and possible somo of tho young ladies in Penrith will regret to hear that ho is marriod and there are three or four young Doves. IK # Camdon is a pretty placo and 110 doubt would bo much moro prosperous but for tho floods which inundato fully half tho town. I noticed a number of shops closed a...
REJECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
lt.K.J KO'J'UD. I-Ik was a young, modical.praotititionor, and; and.ho had long, boon'. worshipped at a dis-; . tanoo. Joy and sorrow contended, for tho' mastory in his breast, wlion olio day ho was. sont'for to lior bod-sido. lio found nothing, particular tho mattor with, hor ; but sho!. wished liim .to proscribe ibr liar, novortholosB.' Ho thought that ho saw tlio'chance of* deal-' ing himsolf a court card. "I. should, proBcribo"-saidjlio solemnly taUinglior hand.' I should proscribp-^rtlnit-^you-gotS marriod." ? ' " Gracious !" interrupted tlio interesting invalid, " who would marry me, I wonder ." I would," snappod tho bono-settor with, tho voracity of aw unfod pilco. . \ " You exclaimed,tlio pationt. , : " I roturnod tho doctor. " .}J^11, if that is tlio foari'til altornativo, you can:gp away, and lot mo dio in poabo.|'; Dr. .Ti'P.Nowman, in a sormouon" Christ ianity in Now Pork," showod that tlio popu lation of that city is over 1,200,000, and tlioro arc ovor 000,000 parsons ab...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
COMMERCIAL. .Messrs. llichardson awl Nixon (successor to Messrs T. 11. ami .S. Smith) report Ihe following sales on Wednesday, Die lltli itisl.* Dale Oat Hay, its l(kl jo -Is (!d Bundle Oat liny, -Is Od to lis Od Lucerne IIay, 2s "J&lt;1 to -Is Od Itundlc SI iuw, iis Od to Us ild Hale .Straw, its Od Wheat Hay, Is Oil to Is ltd Wheat and Oat Hay, 5s Od to ."is (Id Chuff Straw, Hs lid to its Jlld Ohalf, mixed, its ltd to -Is Od Chaff, oaten. -Is Ud to 5s lid Wheat, -is lid to 5s itd Oats, seed, 2s M to 2s '.Id Oats, feed. 2s lid to 2s !kl Corn, 2s ild to Ms Od -Potatoes, £1 to ,cii Praii, Is to lsld Flour, .CI2 to .CIit Pollard, lOd to lid Pumpkins, Is to 2s lid Itillet Wood, '.Is Ild to' 13s lid Dandle Wood, 12s to Ills Oil Foot Wood, I l.s to 1 Is Od Posts and Hails, .CiJ Os to .C I lis Poultry its Od to 5s Od. Cheese, -Id to lid Duller, 10s Oil to Is Hggs, 2s -Id to 2s Sid Dacon, !iil to lid Honey, 5d to lid Pigeons, Is Od Io Is ild Geese, 7s Od lo lis Oil Turkeys, 7s Od lo...
HE ARGUED THE CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Nepean Times — 17 March 1883
IIJO .UKIUJOD T11K OASIS. .'LET'9 soe: This must bo Petor Taylor t" observed liis Honour, as tlio noxfc limn ap peared. " I shall noithor deny or admit it," was the guarded reply. " It's all the samo to mo whether you are Peter or Paul. It is your offonco I am to look into, and I notify that you aro charged with being; drunk and disturbing the peace." .'I shall not enter any plea, sir." , " And that' all right, too. I will enter a ploa of not guilty for you, and thou proceed to provo your guilt. Officor, was this man drunk ?" " Ho was, sir." . " How drunk ?" . " Ho couldn't stand on his loot." " I couldn't, eh V" queried Poler. " Did Vou try mo ?" . ' "I did." . . " Woll, I shall not admit that you'tried mo." ' _ _ ' " Officer, whero did you ihid him ?" " Ho was lying on his back in ' an alley, and liis body had frozen into the mud until I could liardly pull him oiit." ' "Aro you prepared to swear -that the woather was bolow tho freezing point ?" asked the prisoner. ; 1 ????!?? " Ye...