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Do Animals Think? [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Do Animals Think ? jrax Muller is responsible for the following " Language and thought," he s'ays, " are Inseparable. Words with out thought are dead sounds ; thoughts without words are nothing. To think is to speak low ; to speak is to think aloud. The word is the thought incar nate." Every one who owns a dog. a cat, or even a parrot will note falli bility and thoughtlessness in such rea soning as the above. Xo mortal amongst us is always wise, and Max when he penned that sentence was no exception. Animals are not machines. A dog who acted as a mere automaton, wound up by machinery asv it were, would be a far greater marvel and miracle than the dog who possesses thought and reason, and who acts thereon. In what langu age does an animal, say a lion who has never heard a spoken -word, think ? It Is. indeed, a pity that even our great est savants and philosophers " blether" sometimes, and, worse luck, die and leave the " blether" behind them.—Dr. Gordon Stables. Prtnitd At Ac** Watt* ...
Sir Henry Havelock-Allan. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
^ Sir Henry ISavelock-Allan. I In Cassell's " Heroes of Britain" ap pears 'the following description of Sir Henry Havelock-AJlan's gallant feat:— " Among those wlio accompanied Ilave locfe .during the Indian Mutiny was his son, ; the present Sir Henry -Havelock-' r Allan. 'He acted as Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, and throughout his 'career displayed courage worthy of so ' noble, a warrior as liis sire. In one en gagement, when near to Cawnpore, a j 24-pouhder was being worked by the enemy Avitli. deadly effect, scattering ' death into the ranks of the 64th Regi i ment under the command of Major j.Sterling. A shell exploded and wouuded I the major's liorse, and young Havelock, I seeing him dismounted, and that the •moment -was.critical, placed himself at the head of the brave regiment, ami, advancing •immediately opposite the muzzlirof the gun. amid a shower of shot and grape, steered steadily on, followed: by the noble corps, and the gun was seized. For this he received' the V...
Raiment. Ladies' Hats. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Raiment' Ladies' Hats. Ladies' hats form the most recent ob jects of medical criticism aud attack. A doctor lately wrote to the newspapers to say that cases of inveterate headache in women could be traced to the wear ing of large hats. When the hats were replaced by presumably lighter ones, the headaches- cea|>ed. .What puzzles one in this case is the fact that ladies' hate as a rule are not heavy things at all. Indeed, many of them err on the side of giving too feeble protection to 'the head in ' cold 'weather; Headaches are a very curious and complex form of affection, since, they arise from very many different causes.
New Use for X Rays. Detection of Adulteration. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
!New Use for X ltiiys. Detection of Adulteration. " We; cannot .iill of us .brt?nttf-:our bones, Incur bullet wounds, or indulge in renal oalculi. for 'the, purpose of demonstrating the value of Dr.- Rontgen's discovery. It: is satisfactory, therefore (says the: " Pall Mall Gazette") 'to liot'djtiii-at a new field of utility.lhas been/found for Llie X rays, in which everybody, except Sir Wilfrid Uaweon, can;':'test their merits. Samples of wine :. of various degrees . of purity ihave 1'econliy been submitted to. liglit from Crookes's ' tubes, the result being recorded on duly sensitised plates. In eaeli case where the liquor was uu soiilhleticaited no, obstacle was olTCeredto .tflie passage of it-he rays, but all the adulterated specimens yielded blurred •and spotted pictures, the foreigu ingre dients being less permeable by the rays than 0ie pure juice of the grape. It is only fair .to add that 'these experiments have;- been made in 'Germany. -.French investigators, as in duty boun...
J. M. Barrie's Early Press Life. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
J. HI. JUarrie's Early Press Life. The intimation in the "Illustrated : -jjondon itNewS" that Mr. Bar#e—w|'tli j Dr. Itdbei'tson • iN'icollr-is ' gptag,; 'Aoi Aiueilica in 'September ;'gi.v^.'; peculiar | interest to th'is account of his' literary." ''beginnings as a journalist In'-.NofOng-'-j liauh. Every one knows • tlliiit 'the Sll- i Chester of "'When a Man's . Single", Is.,| Nottingham. It was in tills quiet town j •that'iMr. 'Banlie 'spent, his early' apijren- : •ticesh'ip to - jjoui-nal'ism- aud a rather j [peculiar apprenticeship it .must ha.ve ] befen. Nottingham pressmen are - a j sameiwhat Bbhom'fem' set, ahd the repu- j tat'ion of the " .Tournal" stall" in this i . respect, B't'ill .'lingers; 'in, the; town. In- j deed, the 'pictureof life In the "Mirror" office in. "'When a Man's Single" 5s'not, idesspite its evident, caricature, so far J wide: of 'tllie mafic. ; Although the;! " Journal" office had, arid'lias, a hand same frontage on-YiWtoria-street, it w.as rentered;i...
The Wedding Journey. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
The Wedding Journey. I Tlie clerk at flic* middle desk was soon to be married, so the red-Mired clerk to his left and the bald-headed clerk to his tight were doing all in their power to make his life unbearable. " Are they going to tike a wedding journey ?" asked the bald-headed clerk. ; "Not.this time," said the red-haired one. " Why not ?" . "No funds. *He spent it all on candy and theatre tickets." The clerk in the middle shifted un ' easily on his stool. _ ■' i "That was foolish," said the bald l headed clerk. I " Oh, - I don't know. He might not •have got her otherwise." j '"What's the use. of having her if he : can't caiT.v her around sind show her ' off ?" ' , ' ! "He'll have the fun of knowing she's . there." " And- 'they're,-not even- going to the Fans?" ~ " Not even to tlie Falls." . The clerk in the middle raised his head. ' , ' • I've botight.a coiiple of bicycles," 'he i said quietly, " and we ratlibr expect tlie ! falls to come to us." • ''1
Pegamoid. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Pegamoid. "We se&m on the eve of a great change in all matters relating to the furnishing and decorating of our homes, a change, which will not only cause our houses to always look dainty and fresh, hut will greatly lessen the :Work of our servants. The beneficent fairy -which is. to per form this miracle...is pegamoid, a pre-;, paration.latelyin vented, jviicb, canbe^ "applied to ' any tiling' and V every il) in g "with -;truly" marvfcUoik results. *v„9?he" most . ddicately-coloured fabrics after treatment, with pegamoid are rendered proof against dust, damp, and rot—in fact, against-all the ills from: which they now .suffer. . For instance, wall papers so treated can vbe washed and - scrubbed without harming iu the least their surface or colouring. Again, ma terials of all kinds become more lasting after the'application of pegamoid, and can be' cleansed without requiring to be unpicked first. By the use of this pre paration, cloth which has been treated to'resemble morocco...
The New Cape. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
The New Cape. Now that exaggeration is quickly dis appearing'from sleeves, the most extra vagant Item In dress is tlie cape.. It rio'ts in every possible fantastic form, arid Is overladen with glittering trim ! mings of every description. It too often | jutis; straight ou't from the neck in a rigid 'line, devoid of grace, obscuring I the dain ty curve of'the shoulders, and is furnished with an immense frill which' makes the short-nedked look apoplectic. The rampan't sequin is heavily shower | ed over the assertive cape of the mo ment, and -further glitter is supplied by.. jet, steel, silver, gold, and crystal. On the wUiole the fashionable cape com bines the maximum of weight and "-.stuffiness." albout the neck with the - minimum of protejctiveness. It -is not . mean't to protect but only to adorn, and, truth to tell, it signally fails in its. mis 'sion. The -ornate caipe■-'imparts''.an air; of fashion, it is true, but it renders the figure tojnlieavy 'in appearance, . and I throws ...
Fashionable Colours. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Fashionable Colours. . . Pink in various tints 'is , a very fa voured colour;:in;'the old. country this summer, and among the 'beautiful (lyes are anemone, also known as ivalesque, an Old: rose pinli. ; Venus, a delicate flesh tint; azalea,. a. sof t: .rose - tinged. •with silver, like "the ..." dawn" tint, of otlier seasons•.Shepherdess, and L^uis XIV. pinks are tiiiged witli faintest mauve, like the old Pompadour and lilac shades, and Still deeper.; tones of this exquisite colour copy the hues of the orchid, chrysanthemum,- and sweet pea1 blossom, It cannot foe said that "oiie^ particular-''colbur•: sts'-^dre! fashion-' able ' than : any otlier. A faint gray-1 green and mixed reds certainly are in great favour. Cherry and coral reds are a variation, 'but whether these or quieter shades be preferred, all colours must be employed in a telling way. A little black gauze or other silken black transparencies are employed either to raise the soft, general colour, or to tone down tlie ver...
Two Stories of the Late Shah. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
| Two Stories of the Late Shalt. • ! •" Persia- Revisited," a book 'by Gener- • al Sir. T. E. Gordon, formerly Military . Attache to the British Legation, at Te heran, tells .one or two .amusing stories '.of'the late 'Shall, wlio,-;.'it appears, Md a ' gbod deal of. quiel;. appreciation of .>' a jolceV At-the Naurojs' t)oui't reception of the Corps Diplomatique all :&lt;t2ie • Lega: lition^ headed jby the Turkish Embassy) ] .were.'ranged in. a semi-circle in front1 of; tlie /Shall, and after tlie congratulatory '■address was .delivered by 'tlie Saltan's Ambassador, his Majesty; advanced' and walked round slowly,-pausing to say. a: i'fewwords to each Minister.- His face lit-.-up- with animation when he spoke.to one whom he knew to 'be ahle. to reply In the Persian tongue.. On one occasion', after speakiiig with '■ the' Ottoman Am bassador, who is always a Persian lin guist (Persian being an-obligatory .sub ject :.of.qualification f.or the Teheran .post)," lie passed-.011. ...
Short Stroy. The Fortune of Fullwood. A Comparatively True Ghost Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
The Fortune of Fullwood. A Comparatively True &lt;Uhost Story. Although I 'bear the common and somewhat pldbeian mime of John Smith, I. can, through my mother's family, reckon kith and kin with half the nol)le houses oC ScQjlitnd, anil boast that near a score of my ancestors have " kissed the maiden," or liceu hanged, drawn, and quartered after the good old style of putting the closure on " ex cited politicians." Those of my readers who are thcinseives of ancient lineage may, therefore, appreciate the feelings with which I found myself last spring, l'or the first time as I then thought, under my ancestral roof. I had been summoned to Fullwood House by Sir Francis Flaming of that ilk, 'to whom 1 stand in the relationship of third cousin once removed. Fullwood House, a very romaiH'ic old place situated 011 the left bank of the Clyde, not far from the uppermost cataract, came quite up to my notion of what the .home of su-cli a family as ours should be. r It is true that Sir Fra...
The Sketcher. [?] Lane Romance. Augustus Harris. [?] Autobiographical Bit. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
The Sketclier. fiipy Lane Romance. Augustus Harris. ( fco Autobiographical Bit. The story of how the late SirAugustus Ham's became manager at Drury-lane reads like a fairy laie. Interviewed some eleven mouths ago by a "Spirit of the. Age11—to judge "by the. "Tele* graph," the airy&lt; interviewer seems to have 'been Mr.-.. Clement Scott—Sir' Au gustus (then plain-Mr.) said ;— ■ 'Well,. Oiig is 5iow .I Ijecame manager of Drury-ian4. •; You 1 must know that; when I., wasu.a mere;--boy - I ..was . an aqtor of small parte-in /the' provinces, became i a member. olVBarry 'Sullivan's .company, and had .a-good deal of experi.epce.iun? der my father and -in- other directions. I ■ was- with. Colonel Mapleson for three yeaus at Driuy-lane, and—like my. clieek' you'll say—always Ithought ' I could improve: on ihis method of "working the theatre.-; Well, about six yeai's>ago> I. wag'Edgau. Brnce's stage manaeer at ■the Jtoyalty.'j/J&iijgs. . were not., going ■well, . ttad-'...
A Delayed Ceremony. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
A'Delayed Ceremony. 'A coloured man albout 30 years of age drove tip to the depot with a load of. • b'aleil Cotton, ami he had'just begun to unloa'd when an bid gray-headed .negro witto a bad limp came down the • gtreet.and sliouted at hta:— . ° "."•Say, yo'pusson dere !" "IT eli o ! Uncle Joe!" saluted the other. - . ■' - :'fiNow, de.ii,; what softer, man be yo'!!' demanded Olio old man as . he. reached the waggon. , ".Hn !.,.What yo* mean by dat ?" ."'I rneitii, sa'h, is yo'-a man of ftonoh or nbjt''?"' ' ■" did eo'se I ar'..-- Why,- ole man, you's all excited diss tu'a'wnin'. What's de rmvb'tflh?" . • ■ ."'^gaiii .Johnson, 1'ze. got a darter Ijihdit: I"'replied Uncle Joe as he fift'ralgliteried' up an'd waved Ins amis aibout. • ■ ■ ■ , , Yes, .of. co'se. Yes; sail, you's got a darter Linda, an' .slie a powerful fine, S*/ll." •' . , • "Last Siind'ay nligh't, Sam' Jolmsoh, yo' axod flat gari>inda to marry yo'!" /"Till I 'Hii !> Sunday, night,?. . Lemme ;gee;S:ay,.'I reckon I ...
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
LATEST TELEGRAMS. S.yduny, Thursday. The weather in Syduoy to day was beautiful. The following are the acceptors for the Poncastor Handicap :—Amiable, Truo Blue, Eieusivo, Cr-ivar, Foliagp, Town Clock, Tramp, Reaper, Vedette, Talavera, YVhaknwatcn, Merloolus, Adoration, Strut hroy, Brazen Lad, Pharamowd, Ravens Plume, YoiU, Carrara, Sailor Boy, Syorln, Z -no, In fluenza, Ace of Diamonds, M ickay, War God, Honda, and Goznczar. For the Cup : — Battalion, Amber itfl, Ohaigo, Graf' er, True Blue, Mirella, Cravat, Eleusive. Merloolae, Brazen Lad, Lock Leigh, La Carabine, Sketch, Flodden, Betsy Prig, Syerln, War God, Plutus, and Rouda. Loudon, Wednesday. Latest advices from Madrid re specting the difficulty between Spain aud tho United States over the Cuban question is more reassuring, and it is now reported th it in nil probability arrangements for the continuanco o£ 'peace will be completed at an early date.
Muswellbrook Amateur Race Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Muswellbrook Amateur Race Club. The following are the entries re ceived for the annual meeting of the Muswellbrook Amateur Race Club's which is to take place on Tuesday and Thursday, April 19 ami 21:— FIRST DATl. Maiden Plate. st. lb. T. Cook's br in Wyanna, 4 yrs 11 4 E. R. White's b f Alba, 3 yrs 10 11 H. E. A and "V. White's b f Paradise, 8 yrs 10 11 H. E. A. and Y. White's Para pet, 2 yrs 9 11 H. E. A. and V. White's br g Rickshaw, 2 yrs. 9 11 Two-year-old Race. H. E. A. and V. White's c f Edinglassie... 9 11 H. E. A. and Y. White's b f Parapet................ 9 11 EL E. A. and V. White's b g Rickshaw . 9 11 U. H. A. R. 0. Cui>. J. EL. Bettington's c g Prior, aged.: .....11 8 J. H. Bettington's b m Reve d' Or, 5yrs 11 8 T. Cook's br g Canoblas, 4 yrs 11 4 J.Bowman'scg Claret, 4 yrs 11 4 J. 0. AVhite's blk m Swanliilda 4 yrs 11 ; 4 H. E. A. and V. White's br f Paradise, 3 yrs. 10 11 Shorts. J. II. Bettington's c g Prior, aged 11 8 B. Haydon's b g Barnekins, 6 yrs .. 11 8 J. H....
Cable News. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Cable News. Major General Sir H. Kitchener, commanding the Anglo-Egyptian forces in tho Soudan, has advanced from ELadi for a distance of five miles, and is encamped at Abadar. Mali moud, the Dervish leader, has sworn bis followers upon tlie Koran that they shall never desert hira. The British press and British poli ticians generally are satisfied with the leasiug of . Wei-hai-wei 'to Groat Britain, The army and Davy author ities, however, aro loss natisfied, fear ing that a h.oavy garrison and exten sive fortifications will be necessnry, Gerrsany was completely surprised, and apparently acquiesces in the cession of \Vei-hai-wai to Grpat Britain. There is an impression that Great Britain will exact further con cessions from China as compensation for the concessions granted to other Powers. It is reported at Pekin that the French intend to seize a coaling station near Foochow. The "Times" saj's that all the commercial Powerj would view so daring a step witli the utmost disapprobation...
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.) Kayuga. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (FltOM OUll COHKESPOMDEN Kayuga. Kayuga is very mucli in need of vain. Everything is boginning to look very patched. Thore havo been slight frosts the Inst fovv mornings. The Into crops of corn aud pumpkins are very much cut up, and tho land has got too hard for ploughing. The additions to the public school building are almost completed, which will make it much moro convenient for tho teacher. Mr. J. Benson is romov. ing to Tnmworth district. We wish him success in his new sphere. We have not heard who is to take his place. Wo regret to have to chronicle tho death Mrs. T. Guy, which sad oc currence took place on Sunday morn ing, the 3rd instant, after three weeks severo illness after child birth. The child is still living. Mrs. G113' was the fourth daughter of Mr. 0. Tucker, of this placo.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Painless Dentistry. MR. W. BUCHANAN, Surgeon Dentist (Into with Dental Hospital Co., Nowcastlo and Maitland), visits MUSWJ3LLBROOK, Monday, Apr.'18th, till Saturday, 23rd, ut Phillips's Hotel. ABERDT5EN, Saturday, April 30th, at Phillips's Hotel. Teeth oxtracted Painlessly 2a Gd. Uppor or lower sets of artificial teeth from a guinea per sot. Teeth sealed und cleaned 5s. Chil dren's teeth regulated. Fillings from 2s (id. Misfitting plates remodelled. All work guaranteed to ho of first-class quality, and at less than Sydney prices. Consultation Freo. Do not pay exorbitant prices elsowhoro, but como and seo W. BUCHANAN, Surgeon Dentist (registered). It is announced that there has been a slight change for the worse in the condition of Mr. Gladstone'shealth. 1
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
BE ON GUARD AGAINST THE VILE AND INJURIOUS IMITATIONS OF • CLEMENTS TONIO. SOLD BY MANY DEALERS. CLEMENTS TONIC IS THE BEST, ORIGINAL AND ONLY GENUINE Don't bo deceived or misled into buying any other, or your pains, time and monoy arc only thrown away. CLEMENTS TONIO POSITIVELY CURES ALL CASES. ANiEMIA, LIVER COMPLAINT AND INDIGESTION. Mr. ^William Taylor, commercial travollor, Bong Bong Street, Bowral. N.S.W., writes on Juno 3rd, 18!)(i :—Somo titno ago I was very ill with iniluonza, brought on by over work and worry ; in fact, I was more (loud tlmn alivo. I could not oat, my sight wis impaired, and I waa also affected with drowsiness giddiness, and costivonesi. Re turning from business one ovoning, I ehanccd to meet a friend who asked, mo what was tho matter, whon told, ho advised mo to try Clements Tonic, so I went and bought a bottle, and beforo toa I took tho tirat dose, and another tho next morning before break fast, and I can assure you I felt an improve ment : thoroforo I g...
Official Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Official Correspondence. The following items of correspondence from official sources have bcnn handed to us for publication by Mr. It. G-. D. Fitz-Gerald M.P. Department of Lands, Sydney, 5th April, 1898. Sir,—With reference to your further communication of the 17th February last, in respect to leasing Kayuga temporary common under the Priokly pear Destruction Act, nnd contending that there ia no justifica tion in dealing with the land in this mannir, and also sotting out that there are very few prickly-pears thoreon, which the Trustees have an offer to clear at 50s., I have the honor to point out that this statement is en tirely antagonistic to the reports of thd District Surveyor and local Prick ly-pear Inspector, the latter's es timate for clearing the pear being about £&lt;100 I am to add that the reasons for accepting Mr. Higgens' tender were fully entered into and you were in formed of such. Your requests to be suppliod with copies of the reports in connection with | t...