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Muswell brook Municipal Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Muswel) brook Municipal Council. The ordinary meeting of the above was held in the chambers on Wednes day night last. There were present, Aldermen Brecht (Mayor), Bowman, McNeill, Budden, and Lang. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed, and a quantity of correspondence read in cluding a report from the Inspector of Nuisances. The accounts read totalled ^46 us 8d, as follows:—General, £24 8s 8d ; gas, £17 10s; common, ^7 5s. The correspondence and accounts were received. . • A communication in reference to the Singleton-Parramatta Railway was al lowed to stand over till next meeting for consideration, 011 the motion of Aldermen Bowman and Budden. Respecting a communication from the Inverell Municipal Council, asking the Council to co operate with them in an endeavour to have regulations en forced to have waggon tires a standard width, it was decided, on the motion of Alderman Budden and Lang to do so. The Mayor remarked that he thought the influence of Municipal...
Cricket. Muscle Creek [?]. Wybong. (From a correspondent). [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Cricket. Muscle Creek y. Wybong. (From a correspondent). The second of April had been looked forward to with some considerable in terest by our cricketing friends in this quiet locality—" the sanitorium of the north" as you have termed our Wy bong Creek—it being our last fixture in the trophy matches, and the fact of our having to meet such a team as ihat of Muscle Creek Club, .vith its almost unbeaten record, increased the interest somewhat, and large numbers of the residents rolled up at an early hour in buggies, &c., to witness our last performance Well, so far as your correspondent is aware, the feeling seemed to be that the result was al most a forgone conclusion, as our team has met so many reverses during the season. But cricket, like everything else, has its elorious uncertainties. So it proved on Saturday. Both sides plaj'ed with great determination. Muscle Creek won the toss, and sent our men to the wickots, which they held till after lunch, making the re spectable...
CHAPTER XXVI. THE LITTLE DOG JET. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
'CHAPTER XXVI. THE LITLTE/DOG JET," | The'.u/micipivlleft to cull his col leagues, anil*.to-U-ead tlio proces-verbal left by the former..municipals. -The'queen; reina'meil .alone with'he'i: sifter and child. They all- three.....guarded one: .--another.; Theii.MiuLV Koyule threw her arms around the . queen.' and war inly embraced her. -Mine;; Elizebeth approached, lier.sister and held out her hand. "Let us offer up our prayers to God," : said tl»o queen, "but in a manner Unit . no one" hears us." It was one of those fatal epochs whou i prayer, that natural- hymn- of- praise which God has implanted - in every hu . man- heart, became'suspicious-, in the eyes of-these men,, since prayer is ail act ;of .praise and acknowledgment for jiercies received. But in. the ideas .of these, guar dians hope ,aud gratitude afforded Mib ject' for inquietude, .since the ijueen ■could only ■ hope.- lor-flight, and could • thank' God_only- for affording her tins means of effecting it. This --mental praye...
Dentistry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Dentistry. Dentuisty.—J. Bealby-Smith,D.D. S., from London and America, of 482 and483George-stroet, Sydney, maybe consulted Fkee at Mrs. Hicks' privato house, Muswellbrook, monthly. Next visit, from 3 p m on Thursdaj', 31st, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April '2. Painless extractions guaranteed. Fluttering tes timonials have been given by many of the Squatters aud Residents in the district, certifying to the skilled and satisfactory nature of my work Charges strictlj' moderate, At my Sj'dnoy rooms I havo a staff of Four Dentists, whero a great reduction is made ou ordinary prices. Mr. A. E. Burbank, R.D.S., Vic and New South Wales, Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist, Head Branch, Tamworth. In consequence of his ac cident, he- will be unable to make further visits for some time, and re quests patients to wait. Dentistry of tho highost standing is performed by Mr. Percy B. Cohen (Honorary Dentist to the Maitland Hospital), who visits Muswellbrook the fourth Saturday in eveiy month, and may be c...
More Heavy Wheat Yields. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
More Heavy Wheat Yields. As showing tlao splendid cbaracter of tlio soil in this district for wheat growing wo may mention the follow ing returns obtained by farmers last season:—Mr. Jns. Russell, of Sandy Creek, got 90 bugs from 8 acres, or an average of 45 bushels to tbo acre. Mr. W. R. Wallace, Ediuglnssie, got 48 bags from 5 acres, an average of 41 bushels to the acre. Both sowed Steinweidel seed, and it may be montinned (hat the latter obtained bj' far tlio best yield yet reported from the river Huts ; he sowod 6 bushels of seed on 5 acres. Mr. Russell sowed 13 bushels. Mr. P. Roughan of Sandy Creek, obtained 40 bags from 5 acres in which he plantod one bag of seed. With crops like these wheal growing should pay.
Royal Agricultural Society's Show. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Royal Agricultural Society's Show. The annual show of the Royal Agri cultural Society opened nt Moore Park on Wednesday under very favourable auspices. Over a great part of the colony the summer season has been a very favourable one for stock, and the show has been largely assisted by the fact that animals in all the districts which send exhibits of live stock to Sydney havo been in excellent condition for some months past. Apart from thia the show is the best, yet seen in Sydney, almost every class being stronger in number and quality of exhibits than was the cose last year. The formal opening took place on Thursday. Continentals will be given on the ground each evening during the show.
Crown Land Sale. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Grown Land Sale. At the local Land Office, on the 30th ultimo, the Land Agent disposed of the undermentioned portions of Crown Lands by auction :—Portions 76 and 77. county Brisbane, parish j Brogheda, 40 acres each; R. T. Keys'' purchaser, at upset price £1 5s per acre. Portion 151, 40 acres, county Brisbane, parish of Manobalai; W. E. Ireland purchaser at upset price £ I 5s per acre. Portion 91, county Brisbane, parish Brougham, 32 acres; P. J. and J. C. White purchasers at upset price £1 10s per acre. Portion 33, county Hunter, parish Meddiwa, 40 acres; F. A. Hesvitt purchaser at upset price £1 5s per acre. Portion 7, county Hunter, parish Piribil, 40 acres; W. E. Hobden purchaser at upset price £1 5s per acre. Portion 23, county BrisboDe, parisk Wvbong, 36 acres 1 rood ; F. S. and H. W Bell purchasers at upset price £1 5s per acre. The remaining portions were not sold.
A Nuisance. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
A Nuisance. At the Council meettng on Wednes day night last Alderman Lang drew at tention to somebody's back yard (He did not mention any names in open Council) and alleged that there was a collection of dead cats, dead fowls, &c., there. He expressed himself rather forcibly and said that the yard in ques tion " stinks like a poll cat!"
Death of Mr. Angel. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 April 1898
Death of Mi\ Angel. It is with sincere regrt that we have to record the death of Mr. A. Angel, our local chemist, which sad event occurred on Thursday evening from pneumonia, despite the most skilful treatment, and loving attention and careful nursing. Mr. Angol, who has only resided here for a few months (having purchased the business of Mr. A. Ileuhen in October last year) by his genial disposition, unassuming and courteous manner, made a large number of friends, who will lament his untimely death. The utmost sympathy is felt for the sorrowing wifo and child and relatives of tbu deceased in their great beroavement.
SCIENCE UTILISES ALL THE OX. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
SCIENCE UTILISES ALL THE OX. In an article on tho " Wonders of the World's Waste," William George Jordan, in the "Ladies' Home Journal " (U.S.), details how science at the present day utilises the ox. '• Not many years ago," he says, " when an ox was slaughtered forty per cent, of the animal was wasted ; at the present time ' nothing is lost but its dying breath.' As but one-third of tho weight of the animal consists of pro ducts that can be eaten, the question of utilising the waste is a serious one. The blood is used in refining sugar and in sizing paper, or manufactured into door knobs or buttons. The hide goes to the tanner ; horns and hoofs are transformed into combs and buttons ; thigh bones, worth eighty dollars per ton in America, are cut into handles for clothes-brushes ; fore-leg boneB sell for thirty dollars per ton for collar buttons, parasol handles, and jewellery ; the water in which bones are boijed is reduced to glue ; the dust from sawing the bones is food for cattl...
HARKINS LEARNT A LESSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
IJ ARKINS LEARNT A LESSON. Harkins-is one of those genial souls who like to be polite to everybody, and the other dajv "'hen he-sat-down by a gentlemanly-looking old-man in the tram car, Harkins said : ' Pleasant day, isn't it ?' ' Hey?' responded the old man with his hand to his ear. ' I said it was a pleasant day.' 'What say?' 'I simply said it'was a pleasant.day.' 1 Please speak a leetle louder ; I'm a. trifle 'ard of hearin'.' 'Pleasant day 1' roared the red-faced Harkins, annoyed by the giggleB of some girla opposite him. , 'These confounded trams make such a noise I can hardly hear at all. If you'll be so kind as to speak a. leetle louder—' 'It's of no consequence,' screeched Harkins. ' Hey?' 1 Nothing—nothing at all, sir !' •.What is it ? What did you ask for ? '01), nothing much of anything,' howled Harkins, whereupon the old man took, a couple of coppers from his pocket, and, offering them to Harkins, said: ' Well, I don't often give, an' it looks to me as if a well-dressed...
CHAPTER XXX. THE PASS-WORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
CHAikrEIt XXX. THE PASS-WORD. . Tlio first blow was terrible. It indeed required nil Maurice's self-command . to enable hiui to conceal from Louis how powerfully lie was affocited by thesd, startling events, but once in the garden, once alone, iu the silence of liight, his mind became calm, and liis ideas, instead of running disordered through, his brain, became once more under the control of reason. /What!, this house that Maurico had so often visited with the purest pleasuro, this house which had formed for him a paradise* on earth, was in reality only a den or sanguinary Intrigues; the kind and flattering receptions . bestowed on his ardent frsienduhip relsulted, then,' from sheer hypocrisy; the love of Gencr vjevo from lear. The plan of the garden? ip well known, our readers having more than onco followed our young folks there. Maurico glided from tbush to bush till ho was, shaded from the mooai'a rays by the little outhouse wliev.o he had been imprisoned previous to his first i...
DETECTING A THIEF. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
DETECTING A THIEF. Many anecdotes aro told illustrating the character and sayings of Lorenzo Dow, a famous itinerant Methodist minister, who lived in America in the early part of this century. He was believed to have the power of working minicloa, of detecting rogues, and dis covering things lost. On oni) occasion, when ho was travel ling through Maryland, a poor man infoimed him tii.it someone had stolen his mule, and ended by asking the good preacher to help him to find it. After hearing his story, Mr. Dow determined to do what he could to assist ill recovering the animal. 4 Do you suspect any person of stealing the mule ?' asked the preacher. ' Yes,' answered the man, promptly, 11 think I know the very one, but cannot be certain.' ' Will he be here at the meeting this afternoon ?' inquired Mr. Dow. ' Yes, he is sure to bo here,' was the repiy. Mr. Dow said no moro ; but, picking . up u atone the size of Ilia two fiats, carried it to church with him, and laid it on the pulpit desk...
Stewed Calf's Foot. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
~ Stewed Calf's Foot. Stewed calf's foot is* very nourishing an'd -very easy of digestion, Procure a well-prepared call's .-foot from the butcher, joint it arid place in a stewpa'n, cover wlt'li water, and l)ring to the lioil, then drain'dry. Replace the foot -in the .sftmvpan, cover with 'milk- and, water, add an on'ion, half-a-liead of celery, and a..small strip of lemon peel. Simmer slowly, and "w'hen Dhc meat is' perfectly tender, so iiliat ulie bone 'can be removed, place it on a 'disli.: Strain and IMcken Dlie gravy, add popper- and suit, wit'h just a sirspiicion of powdered' nnace ; pour over, and serve. OJarnish tlie ;di«h with slices of lemon, and strew a little chopped pafsley over all. "
THE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE. CHAPTER XXVIII.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
THE CHEVALIER de MAISON ROUGE. • CHAPTER XXVIII.—Continued. ' /oiii'fKiii to pro nounce, seeing at this moment it does not boar a very high repute." "What name?" quickly demanded Gen , cviove. [ . "The Chevalier do Maieon Rougo.". . I "Havo I iinjinod the Chevalier do Mlii j son Rbugo ?" inquired Genevieve, be ; wildercd. > ; &lt; "Without doubt you have," said; Dix mer: "but. understand, Maurice,; thorp-; is: (nothing' surprising in that, since it is said lio was an accomplice of the girl. Tisou., .and that it. was ho who concocted tho whole plan of escape "so" happily Jfiiis trated yesterday." 1 "I 'do not'say there .is anything 911 rprilj irig," said . M/utrfcc; "I'only say it is :bettor to Jceop it concealed." V "Who 1" demanded. Dixmer. . ' "The Chevalier do Maison Rouge, .par-' ble'ul The Cummiinc seeks lor lmh, and tho blo6d:houiius havo a fine scent.". • ■'Provided that,before they arrest him,'', said ^Morand, "lie lias not accomplished some now enterprise that ma...
The Table. Six Good Recipes. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
The Table.. Six Good Recipes. Chest-nut Pudding.—Cook .two quarts of French chestnuts 1:1 H quite soft ; then pi'esM them through a sieve. Add -two talbluSp'ooirfu-Ts of sugar 'and llavour bligiht'ly wil/li vaniTIa. Surround with wrea'tih of whipped cream slightly sweetened. 'Ilaiu Ti'm'bale.—One cup chopped ham (chopped very, very fme). Half-pint of cream thickenod with flour. Three eggs. Stir all 'together and bake in oven one half hour. Then turn out on flat d'isli and pom- a cream sau'ce over it. Eggs—Convent Fas'liion—Take two or three large onions, slice them very t'hin, and fry till a nice brown. Have re'ady: a ihall'-dozen 'hard-boiled eggs cut in slices, and a cupful of nice soup stock with a little flour mixed in it; add t'lie eggs to the onions, then pour !ln the7 gravy and istir ia'1'1 till the .gravy has thickened. Serve very hot. ; ,-V Ijdbster: Tilnfbale.—Take three pounds of lolbistor (cooked). ^Pick meat' ou't of the shell and cliop' very line. 'Add a lit'tile thick...
CHAPTER XXIX. THE PATROL. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
CHAPTER XXIX. .:.-J THE -PATRQI,^. As lie lost himself in thclse reflections, and, loaning against the parapet of the bridge, cujO|yc(d ft melancholy pleasure gazing on tlio dark, still water, he heard the measured fttroa'd of n, little troop, like that of -a patrol. Maurice turned round ; it was a company of the National Guard, arrived .by the* other extremity,• and in the obscurity he fancied he re cognized Louis. -It was ho, indeed. The instant lie saw his friend Miuuricc he raji towards him with open arms. " Found at Inst! "• cried Louis. " Mor bleu I it is not without some trouble that we liavo rejoined you. "'But since I find a frilend so fond, My -fate assumes an asi>oct new.' This time you will' not complain, I hope, for I have given yoiv Racine .instead of Louis." " But what do, you do hero as patrol? " inquired Maurice, anxiously. " I flm chief of the expedition, mon om1 : tlio business is to establish our blemished reputation") upon its original footing." Then, turning...