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A VERY SMART YOUNG JOURNALIST. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
A VERY SMART YOUNG JOURNALIST. An interesting history of " a smart young journalist is recorded by the Chicago Post. This clever young man came to Washington soon after the closo of the war, to correspond for the Chicago JPosl and uilhantf Journal. He was very young and inexperienced, hut a good telegraph operator. Failing to secure the news he wanted by a personal observation and investigation,he adopted a method as novel as it was successful. He could read the Morse alphabet by sound. This was his stock-in-trade. Upon it he .operated;, and for mouths was recognised as one of the. most clever and enterprising news-gathers at the Capitol, and all without any labour on his part. He .would rise late, stroll down to tho Capitol about nooa (just when the other correspondents - wert sending off their despatches), wander into the telegraph office, listen' to tlie click of the wires, and then, send a. telegram containing all the important items the other men had gathered. It was ? easily d...
THE SONS Of TEMPERANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
THE SONS Of TEMPERANCE. The members of the divisions of the Sons and Daughters of Temperance held a grand picnic at the Mill paddock, near the pretty village of Hartway. About six hundred persons were present and out of this number over" 23? sat down to a tea which had been provided at the in stance of. the committee: The day's proceed ings were of the most pleasant nature, and the various sports introduced were spiritedly taken, part in by nearly all present.
CROELTY OF A BROTHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
CROELTY OF A BROTHER. News comes from the canton of Tessin of a savage act on the part of the Chap-&lt;*> lain of Meride in the district of Men-&lt;*> drisia. The brother of the chaplain had given, it is supposed,' some signs of menial aberration, which led the latter, so he states, to. presume that his brother had some designs upon his life. Under this pretext, he was shut up in a miserable room with.luta small open ing in it,; strongly gnarded by bars of iroit. through which . his meals were handed. Ono day, latterly, the Bister of the victim, who was in. the habit of taking his meals the window, observed that. the last ration had not been with drawn, and she suspected that he was dead: In entering the den, which had not been opened for a long time, Gae tano Roncati, snch was his name, was found at the foot of a bed of rotten straw, m contact with tho bare earth in a dying state. ' His beard was long and ttntended, his- body was covered with bristles rather t...
BULLWOOD BAND SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
BULLWOOD BAND SPORTS. These events -were held isr the A. A. G>'&. pa-Mock, nod were attended by upwards of one thousand -persons, which tras. very good considering the Kuperiocnatarc of the counter attractions heW ekewhcte. Tbe braes, band raider tbe ieadenhip of Mx; Gates wk ia uttendsnee and performed, Triieti tbe lorere of the dance-had tut opportunity" of trippieg. it merray. Amongst- the sperta teM t5? following- wtie tin atost important ;_ AS Comets Ham?oap Bace, 12U 7?ris. Fiist priic, £S - second, loe. ; third, ss. ? Tbe nice vas taot iu K?en dinsiona, tbe final runners lietog, IKxon, ftetets, and Qiuxucu " * " X. Peters, 5 yards X W. Qnimv 9 yxrtia ? . 2 IT fi -S Handicap Kaceot 100 yards, for.youths nntter 15 years of age. Firti print, Xl ; second, Ss. - . After several contests thie race resulted as follpw& s— l£xmxuusficl .......?? ?*.?? ????? J£ 'lriTi-XCsuninond ????*-?-. .???.?,,, , 15 A. Special Handicap Bacs. 120 yards. First prize, £1 ; second. s...
FOUR CHILDREN POISONED. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
FOUR CHILDREN POISONED. An inquest was held on the 3rd of November, at Romford, on the bodies of four children, named Reginald Copsey, aged 19 months, Sarah Keeble, 10 months, Joseph Brazier, 13 months, and Septimus Adams, two years and one month, who had died from poison. Mrs. Copsey, the mother of one of the- tkl ceased, said her child snffcred from teething, aud" she sent to the shop of 3VTr. JLashiun, a chemist, for a powder, ?which was put in the child's bottle of milk and water. On Thursday morning, about 2 o'clock, the child appeared very restless, aud shortly after fell into a stupor, aud expired about 2 o'clock ia the afternoon.... Evidence -was given ??'?' to the other deceased having taken, powder that had been procured from the same shop. Mr. C. Potter, surgeon, of Romford, said he made a post-mortem examination of the body of Copsej. The appearance poiuted to death being caused by opitou. Mr. TJrpeth, the assistant to Mr. liasham, chemist, of Itomfonl, was next called, ...
THE RAILWAY TRAINS [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
THE RAILWAY TRAINS which arrived at the early hour of the day were crowded with excursionists, most of whom upon alighting from the carriages at once made their way to the hill to enjoy the 'fine ocean breeze. Some idea o£-.the number of persona wno arrived at XeweasUe on Friday can b= estimated when it ie staled Uiat the carriages attached to the respective 'trains which.: arrived at the terminus were about one- hundred and twenty in. number. >The country folks appeared to enjoy them i selves to their heart's content until the honr : had arrived for themtoieturotothce-noTOcs- Ibt six o'clock,' the hois and wharf, were. jifmost deserted; and a rosli was madefor ?'toe- return trains, whjck conveyed tlio pleasare-seefcers in safety to their homes after tfcviug spent a pleasurable day with bracing "weather 1 at the eea coast. There cannot be tlie slichtest doabt lrat that our- np conntry friendsr=r? begtarfng tc regard Xewcaette b>. ??? favourable loaiatr taspajajing QieiTjioli' ...
THE REGATTA [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
THE REGATTA was without cxccutipu the most important amusement of the day. Hie line ship, City of Madrid, was granted to the committee by ' Captain Swan a? the flagship, and answered that purpose admirably veil. There was a splendid deck for dancing, aud the Lanibtou band performed. Nothing van left undone to contribute to the comfort of visitors, of which there were about Jive hundred on board. At intervals daucing Was carried on, and the greatest good feeling prevailed amongst all on. board. AKfar ns concerns tho regatta I may state.that the proceeding!) were of a most satisfactory nature and ter minated in the most successful wanner. The following are the events as con tested:— , First Ilace.—For youths not exceeding 15 years of age, palling a pair of oars, with cox swain, in watermcti'H stifle. -First prize, £10; second. £2. Curlew "... 1 Hunter... _ - - Second Race. —For licensed watcrmcii who have never won n prize exceeding £8. First prize, £10; tecond, £S, Curlew ... ... 1 H...
New Year's Day at Newcastle. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
New Year's Day at Newcastle. THE New Year was asbered in with the custe-&lt;*> mary demonstrations of rejoicing. Scarcely had the hour of midnight arrived but the ringing of bells and the firing of cannon from the- signal hill proclaimed the advent of 1573. Slfirtly befurc she old year had closed large numbers of peruuib begatt to usbejnble iv Hunter-street, and althuujfe there ?were some. of rowdyism, it is gratifying; 'to l>c able to state that so far net is .knovtt. bo property wte destroyed. A few numrtca- after twelve o'clock £hexe.was an amount of coufnioou amongst the crowd, the majority of whom veemed to- enjoy fhent eeLveei.. At yuiiaos. points rockets, were seat up> and' tab, together with the disturbance created 'by the- firing;-of the cannons, -well an the. uproar created oKiougst the thronghx the had. the effect of awakcuing from their slumbers tbc peafc?bly-Icclincd JKewr casfk-ites. The centre- of attractioit. appeared to ho the tjbip Ina in. Hunter-s...
WALLSEND BACES. FIRST DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
WAIXSESD BACKS. FIBOT'DAi. On Saturday and Monday last, 26th and 28th. December, the "Wallscnd races came off on tlie,Slaryland coarse, in the presence of a large number of spectators. The following is the result of the events ;— >'irst Race,—Maiden Plate of 30 sots, with a sweep of.'! sovs. added, li mile. Goldie's b. h. Sir Jloger 1 Farish'K Firefly 2 Second Bacc. — Flying Handicap, of 3 EOVB-, \vitU 25 aovk. added. 1 mile and a distance. Forbes' Spider ... - * Evan's Lady Jtzlid a Third ttace.—lnnkeepers' Parse of f>o isora, with 3 soys, added. 14 mile. , Bowker's Sir Solomon ... " -..- 1 Albright's Conqueror ... ..". 2 Fourth Racy.—Miner's. Purse of 10, sow, with ?we*p 61 10s. each. Evan's Lady JulU ? - IT ? Murray's Flirt ' — 2 ? - ' SECOND DAY. First Baed Prince of Wales' Stakes, of 2 sore, sach, with 20 sovb. added, U mile- Forbes' Spider ~. J Evan's Lady Julia , - - Second Kaee. — Walbend Jockey Club Handicap, o£ G sovs. each, with 100 son added. 2 miles. Bowlder's Sir...
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1875. The Present Licensing Law. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
\VEDXKSDAY, JANL'AUY &lt;>, 1875. Xbo Ir"re?e?at JLieeinsansr K.WW. Sotti: time sign :i ,-sCet'on of tlie community lmileil ttitli gratification iiiiit applause, an miiifmiicemeiit insula liy Mr. I"\iiKKrt to tlie effect that lie in— :.?' tended t? intrndnicc into, Parliament a bill tio aineml ? tTic XiicensinK La\rs of. ?-. thc'colony. a &lt;lesiral>lc piece of legislation, tipwever, still remains in the womb of futurity/ TTtc evils grown out . of tt?V prcsent'stntc &lt;if the law a? affecting public houses are alarming and ruinous ; drunkenness. appears to; be increasing ; tlirougliorit.-the 'cciiinirj at an extra ordinary rate; and practical legislation directed Iα ife suppression, or, if not to its ; snppresMon,, its mitigation, is im peratively demanded. Alcoholism niust be checked, if there exists a legislative .means: by- yfliicli this canW efiocterf ; iof, left, as: it. is now ;left, ti> mi its nnfottcred course, scnttering everywhere among w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
Jfotice to Advertisers- ? AnVEllTlfnnSaro|?ir?ciil?rtj. rfqiiwtnl takcttd to tlidr /overs M?fc Inter t!i&lt;?&lt; ?l?e p.nt an Ti?i)d?yn unt rri'taj*: otlv-rvoe -wo cuniiot hi tliv folluwiii? laau'c -SCNai-KTi? AURUrt" (Miter. October SO. ll?-*. Notice to Correspondents. COiatEBrONDESTB will plnue ofcu'm tlat lcttct? reeriral ?Ocr foiiroVliK-le hi tt"- InluJo illab-lT prior (?? td.. iU.t* nf pjbllaUiui), c?i? noli 1)6 Sitfcrtdl in 'fche followinK tacue. ??sixcr.KTox' AnuLs" ORlct, October 1?, JB7-&lt;. Notice, ear TO OUR SUBSCItIBEHS. * /"VUTt ACCOUNTS for the Quarter cm7m? V/ December :51st, 1574, nre 7>oiv rendered. nnfl we wonlil Tcopcctfnlly remind nnr c&lt;i?- Stituunts that nu ciilj ncttlcnient \yilt oblige. Afftu* OlUcc-, jaiiiuirj' Ctli. IB7ii.
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
Local and. General Nerws. THE "JYeather.—It M safe to say- that the. present' iirc'vailing breather is. seasonable, but it j? not at all consoling to think of that fact. "What we sakt a few issnes ago will apply equally well now, for rain is as badly wanted aacver, and tho worst of itis it seems fur off. IVc have heard some speak ofT the present as the flood month, but it requires a exiod stretch bt imagination to conceive a flooil aiccurrihe now. The river .is running very low, and is- daily becoming: more and more unsavoury. -The. littleattcntion that is ' ever paid to the preservation of its waters front the liollivtions. which arc allowed to find their way into it is very noticeable, and is no doubt very reprehensible too. Medical testi mony is uuruiiuioiia in attributing numberless diseases tb tlicnsc of impure water, vet wo fiud little or nothing being done by onr Colonial : legislators, and other humble servants of the public . towards the preserva tiou iu a state of purity o...
Newcastle. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
Newcastle. [FKOM ODK COKKEHPOrJDKXT."] A KEW theatre is abont to lie erected here, after the plait of the "Victoria, Theatre, Svdney. On Saturday evening last the tenement owned by Mr. Logan, at the parading ground, near the- Cabbage Tiee, a.few miles from StocktottjVwas burned to the ground. Mr. Bbgan was the only inmate of the dwelling at the time of the; anfortunate accident, and whilst bo:was in the act of removing abor of valuables, SicL, the burning roof fell upon, liim, iuid he was roasted to death. It is not: known "how the fire originated. Air inquest: was held: on Snuday morning, in the school room, on the remains of the deceased. It is. reported that the body was burnt to a cinder.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 6 January 1875
Upper Hunter General Advocate, ?CT'ei£?e??E?>iy isitcl Natorday Tcnas ol Subscription : Tit Vrar (to. mltwik-), l?yabVr quwteily .. XI -U. rcr 1 S (crwiO *1 8^ KB- Tl* Credit Jirwe b ciargrf if tbce?tMCripUmi ~ Sfntti dnitag t?i Crat month. ol the qnerter. The roancr or throoeli ???*? Ton??*' Aa?ttblug:— SsSe?C?rtSiper&lt;ineter - .. 30*. Od. KowftertfMsHiiitwo*** nmterSa. A Ulei?l ?UoK?uice -"Ut be made l or A*mrtJtt?c?te for a perhul of otertonr ???*?> It >n?rt he 32Ert£cmeiite-wta 1* continned ??a cbxcgnl Tor at. SiiStwaii iwiulfflri s?tttm oa the onteK formed or to belornied. for any -?pSSlepoipoM>,wiU-l? hcMTCCT&lt;maKj?.l?neU?tefor tluiomc _j The AECFirs mill UPPER OBBSE3UH. ADVOdATE." S? tnra-mtttel well m to ctny l?? o? the cnlony. rOMiS B. BWYCE HUSK. PINCHEI iwpeet- Sfflaftim. Hrir.WfcnA.-?*iil the General 1-obllc thmt..Ui?3f am c j>repainl to esecww rBISTISG. ia?HlhiteiiiehM,witl.?icen????t>?*?t ;eM,on? althe?o?t modermt* charew. rtACAB?3...