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Two Stages in Love Making. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Two Stages in lL«ye Making. He was barely 21. His moustache was merely a delicate hint. He had been to two' stylish balls, had a bowing ac quaintance with three third-rate ac tresses, and no one could ever tell., iilm anything' that he didn't , know. He admired a woman whose age was a stationary 29, whose hair was adjust able, and whose tense was past. - He . passed his hand- wearily over his unwrinkled brow and paid ills court in the following unimpassioned terms :— " My child, I have only the remains qf a wasted life to offer to you. I am tired of everything. Everything bores me. Society has been my ruin ! But if you like to take pity on a man who has drunk the cup. of pleasure to its bitter dregs, ^nd'frittered away a noble career, I am willing to devote the poor remnant of my life to you entirely." But the woman shook her head, and turned aside to hide a smile, saying to herself : " Why, he is even' younger than I thought!" Twenty years later he was naturally 41. He now preferre...
An Elephant's Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
An Elephant's Revenge. The entrance of the great Interna tional Menagerie In procession Into the town of:■ Vimoutier, near Alencon, was recently the occasion of an amusing ihci dent. The procession was headed by a large elephant, to whom the spectators were giving' crusts of bread, &&lt;:. A ■ cafe-keeper, named Anne, showed a tempting piece of bread to the animal, and then put it into ■his'pocket. The in telligent brute ti'ied with; his trunk to get possession of it; but every time he put his trunk near the pocket Anne gavci him a hard tap with his hand. To re venge Itself the elephant twisted Its trunk round. M. Anne's waist, and ;hoisted him into the air, opening his Imc-utli as if he were' about to gobble him up. Of. course, all the women and children began to scream and run away. But on a sign from the keeper the ele phant placed M. Anne quietly, on the ground, and released his hold. it is said 1M. Aline was so frightened that he soon overtook the women and chil...
"His" Name Was Annie. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
"His" Name Was Annie. A certain gentleman was riding In a tramcar the other day when a lady and child got in. The gentleman gallantly offered his seat, as'the car was crowded,', and it was graciously, accepted. As tlie gentleman hung to a strap with one hand he patted the.child's head with tlie, iotjieiy and the .following*'-conversation; ensued — ! " Pine child, madam." " Tes, sir."'. " Very fine, indeed." • "We think so.- It Js ,the. only one. wei. have," , - " I am very : fond of . children." Tlie lady nodded > * ; ",No,w,-.this boy ,-vvni: gro}v up.r.to 'be ta great comfort-to you, and perhaps a sup-; port. You oughfci to1 be -very proil'l o'r him." ,, t , ft -,f " Yes, Sir."' ' '• • '• . What's his name ?" ' ' •;«: " Annie."
First Impressions. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
First Impressions. Mr. Beerbolim Tree's first impressions of America were, as lie says In the eourso of an interview with a correspondent of " St. Paul's," very curious indeed. "The soldiers were -firing on strikers in the open streets. When we got- to the theatre an auction of the seats was going on ; and the hotel where most of my com pany put up was burned down." In reply to a question as to whether the prevalence of a state of martial law did not interfere with his business, he said : " No ; they think nothing' of it." Then as regards the selling- of theatre.seats by auction, Mr. Tree remarked : '-.It is a custom in America to auction tiie seats for any special occasion. formerly, speculators hav(» purchased the seats at the usual rates, and then auctioned them, but on tills occasion the- manage ment conducted the auction themselves, and reaped the' harvest. vThe\'liOuse, which 'would "Have held about '£i00, ex ceeded £700, owing to this managerial stroke of business." '!■
Spray. A Wise Request. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
A Wise Request.' A private of the Foot G.uarcls was tlie other day hauled over the coals for omit tihg-, while on sentry in Pall Mall, to pay the orthodox compliment of presenting arms to a scion of the Royal House. The guardsman pleaded ignorance of the, il lustrious personage's' identity, and this assertion was corroborated by the evi dence of a sergeant, who stated that the explanation was probably true, espe cially as the royal individual was in plain clothes. The soldier was dis missed with a caution, but before going away lie said excitedly to his captain, " Sir, bring the Cook-hup to me, an' let me 'ave a good look at 'iin. You bet, I'll spot Mm next time !"
The Miner at the Cathedral. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
The Miner;at the Cathedral; • ; On the afternoon of a demonstration'of the Durham .Miners' Association, a num ber of those Tflfho. had ..'taken, pur-t^ln-.-.the. gathering- fbund their ' w'ay': to .Durham Cathedral, and were present at service. When' the anthem was ;sung, one of ;the congregation, thinking he. recognised/.the, tune,, began to " chime in" with the three | choristers, who were rendering a " trio:". He was speedily brought' up, however,, by a " dig in the ribs" from a companion beside him, who saluted., h'lm. ..\yith .. the following advice r;" IlaiTV.thee tongue, thoo fondle.':' Disri't tlioo'see the priest's ca'd on them fellows in :the night-shirts to sing us a sang ?" ... • -.V; "S iVS''
Taking Time by the Forelock. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Taking'Time by 'the Forelock. •When Hartley. bottle' works werfc in operation, an' old woryian at the village had more lodgers than'she could attend to, so that she ,was always .late at meal times/' One of her lodgers' at last.-'lii't. upon a plan to get his meals .in 'time, lie turned the minute hand of the: clock twelve times round, which, of i course, brought it to the sime place again ; but; thinking that he had put the clock on twelve hours, .he hurried away.:to fellowT lodgers and . exclaimed, " Noo, lads, divvent be sq.rprlsed if ye get yor-suppers at breakfast "time-the morn !'' - • v
The Home. The Housewife's Holiday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
The Home. The Housewife's Holiday. The housewife has just1 as much need of (i holiday as the breadwinner,' and often more. The husband or , brother wants to get away from .the worries of. mere drudgery of a profession or busi ness ;, the lawyer wants to throw off the dust of the law courts and his cham bers, and to breathe the purer air of golf- links or Swiss mountains ; the mer clv..nt is yearning for the too brief period during which he will be relieved from the monotonous journey to and from his ollice ; and the parson and the doc- ■ tor' seek relief from the incessant care of sick souls and sick bodies. But what about the wives ? •.Many husbands,are apt to forget that the wive's home worries are' as great, .or nearly so, as his own daily anxieties. '.In one respect they are greater ; in most c&lt;kse.«i lie leaves his troubles behind him at' his office, and In any case a man is ymore capable of throwing off his troubles •than a woman. ;Her home is, so to speak, her offi...
Household Hints The Toilette. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
HonselioldjHiiits The Toilette. Hands that perspire profusely in hot weather. or. iti. a crowded room should be plunged into water wherein, pow dered alum has been dissolved. Do this the last thing: before drawing on your gloves to- go into society. I It' your hands are fat do not wear I tight sleeves. \ • • Glycerine, eau de Cologne, and soft water, mixed in equal proportions, form a very good application for the hands ol* women who have hard work to do. The ugliest nails can be improved by taking the trouble daily to push back the hard skin that grows at the.base of tile nails. This should be.done.after the hands have been washed in warm soap and water, and are still moist. A sql't toty.Sl.''is the'[ best; thing, to 'use' for the purpose, or ah ivory or bone implement, such as is sold in manicure sets. A sharp-pointed instrument, such as 1 a pin, should never be used to clean under the nail. It hardens the nails and renders them more liable to retain the.dirt. A lemon is the best ...
Stambuloff Taking the Bull by the Horns. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
;StaiulmlofF Taking the Bull by the Horns. j\I. StamlralofT's earlier, as well as liis later, life, as the new volume "of " Public lien of To-day" tells us, was full of ex citing adventures, ol' plots unci counter ,plots. The circumstances of M. Stam buIoff*s' Call seem to have been as pecu liar as tliey were painful. He was in formed of a plan to force him, "at the point of the sword anil the muzzle of the revolver," to tender his resignation. A^gaiii-and again lie was sent for to the Palace at untimely hours, but all to 110 l>urpose. 'fFfually, however, he thought it was time to put an end to such summonses, and .went after his dinner. Upon en tering;' the Prince embraced him - affee :-tipnatelyj. kissingvliini on both: cheeks, fand inquired after- his health. After an hour or two spent in discussing cur rent business, Stnuilmloft, hxing his ter ribftyeye upon liis master, said, 'Your vIIigh'u6ss, i hear strange rumours in the town. They say that I am to be •iislcod' to! report...
Curious Currency. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Curious Currency. Norway even now uses com for coin. The skins of animals were the earliest forms ijf money. In India cakes of tea pass as currency, and in1 China pieces of silk. Sheep and oxen among the old Romans took tie place of money. Oxen; form the circulating medium among; the Zulus and Kaffirs, Tin to-day forjiis the standard of value at the great fdtrs of Nishnl Novgorod. In the retired districts of New Guinea female slaves form the standard of value. Among some of the native Australians greenstone (jade) and red ,ochre form the' currency.'. . . V-.'. Chocolate is still used in the interior of South America for currency, as are cocoa nuts and eggs. Iron spikes, knives, spear heads, and brass rods are employed in' certain parts of Central Africa. According to Adam Smith, it was not so very long ago that nails were 'used as j a subsidiary coin In Scotland. "Whales' teeth are used by the Fijians, red feathers by some of the South Sea Islanders, and salt In Abyssinia. The old C...
THE Muswellbrook Chronicle O, [?]scred weapon, left for truth's defence, Sole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee! but with honest zeal To rouse the henchman of the public weal SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1898. Ladies in the Professions. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
—THE— Muswellbrook Chronicle O, sacred weapon, left for truth's defence, Sole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee! but with honest zeal To rouse the henchman of the public weal SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1898. Ladies in the Professions. FEW of our renders but would feel gratified by the intelligence that four ladies had succeeded in passing the very stiff university examination for the medical degree in Sydney. It shows that in New South Wales there are women who are quite equal in ability and application to those who have obtained similar degrees elsewhere, and at first sight it ap- pears to open a new and welcome avenue for employment to members of the weaker sex. Not so encour aging, however, is the information that the committee of the Sydney Hospital declined to appoint any of these ladies to the subordinate posi- tion for which they applied in its service, but in each instance ap- pointed a male doctor. It is of very little use for these ladies to pass examinatio...
Dog Poisoning. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Dog Poisoning. &nbsp; SOME excitement was caused in front of the Chronicle office, on Thursday morning by the discovery that a valu- able performing dog belonging to a travelling circus troupe, had picked up a bait. The dog was dosed first with salt, and afterwards with salad oil— two bottles being poured down its throat—but the treatment failed to save the poor thing's life. The owner of the dog said he would not have taken £20 for it while alive, and he took the body away with the intention of skinning it.
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
The Weather. ON WEDNESDAY afternoon a heavy &nbsp; thunderstorm passed over the district, when from 40 points to nearly an inch and a half of rain were registered at dif- ferent localities in this district. The &nbsp; rain was preceded by a strong wind &nbsp; which blew clouds of dust through the streets, to the great discomfort of pedes- trians and business people. As the result of the recent beneficial rains the surrounding country now bears a beau- tifully green appearance and there is a splendid growth of grass. Corn, pumpkin, and such like crops are, also flourishing, and promise enormous yields. -Though grass is scarcer north &nbsp; of Muswellbrook, the crops, all through the Hunter Valley: are said to be doing well, consequently the tillers, of the &nbsp; soil are in good spirits—a good wheat, &nbsp; &nbsp; crop followed by good autumn crops is a great blessing to them. We are in formed that hail which accompanied &a...
Child Attacked by a Rooster. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Child Attacked by a Rooster. LAST Monday evening, a little boy, aged 18 months, son of Mr Henry Roser, of Broke, was playing about in &nbsp; the yard at his parent's residence amongst some fowls, when suddenly a game rooster rushed at him, pecking him on the top of the head and fasten- ing one of its spurs into the lid of the &nbsp; right eye. On being conveyed to the local hospital, Dr. Bowman made an examination, and found that the spur had not only entered the eye lid, but had penetrated the ball of the eye. It then became necessary to remove the injured member and, with the assist- ance of Dr. Irwin, the necessary oper- ation was performed. The injury was &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; not only a painful one to the little suf- ferer, but, worst of all, he will be de- &nbsp; prived of his right eye. He is getting on as well as possible in the local hos- pital. — Singleton Argus. &nbsp;
Auction Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Auction Sales. MR. S. C. V. North advertises the sale of a saddle at Scone, on the 15th &nbsp; inst. Mr. W. Clendinning ; advertises that he will offer at auction, at O'Leary's Royal Hotel, on the 17th instant, forty acres of freehold land, known as Mr. Rasmussen's property, and recently occupied by Misses Clarke. The successful operations of farmers on land in the neighbourhood, affords evidence that farming can be made a profitable business, and makes this property in the words of the auctioneer, a "sound investment."
Payment for Telegrams by Stamps. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 8 January 1898
Payment for Telegrams by Stamps. Following is a copy of a circular mem- orandum received from the Deputy Postmaster-General, from which it is gathered that it .will in future be incum- bent on senders of telegrams to affix, the stamps, covering the cost of messages, &nbsp; to the form :—" It has been represented to the Department that at some offices cash is received for telegrams, and the necessary stamps affixed by the officials &nbsp; afterwards. This course is most irregu- lar. It is an essential feature of the stamp ing system that senders of telegrams shall themselves place the stamps on their mes- &nbsp; sages, obviously securing a check on the &nbsp; official, whose duty it is simply to sell Stamps. Post and Telegraph - Masters are therefore cautioned against allowing the practice to be continued, and in- formed that for every breach of the rule a heavy fine will be imposed, whilst the frequent repetition of such breach . will render the offic...