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THE CABBY BLESSED HIM., [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
THE CABBY BLESSED HIM, Sir Henry Irving has sometimes been called tho-Prince of Generosity, and he woll deserves the title. All who know him can testifr to number less generous acts on his part and tho following is, perhaps, the latest ac count of his liberality. It was a frosty day last March, the road sloped sharply, and the drivers with difficulty kept their horces up. The old cab man who was driving the great actor let hi3 horse slip, and the animal's knoes wero so badly hurt that it was a serious matter for the man, who de pended on the animal for a liviug. Sir Henry Irving knew this, and with out a wor;] pulied out his pocket book, and raking from it ;625 in notes, briefly said ' buy another,'1 and stalked away. .
HARD ON THACKERAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
HARD ON THACKERAY. Thackeray, who lost his mother when about five years of age, was taken charge of by his aunt, Mrs. Ritchie, who was alarmed on finding that her husband's hat fitted tho boy. She accordingly took him to Sir James Clark. After an examination, tho popular physician, said : ' Don't bo afraid ; he has a large head, but there is a great deal in it.' Thackeray had not only a large head, but ho was tall and large altogether. He ueed to tell his own story of tire travelling showman whom he found one day sitting disconsolate by the roadside, because, he had just lost his giant. Thackeray asked whether he might do for tho place, ' Critically and seriously tho showman examined him and said : ' Well, you're nigh tall enough, but I'm afraid you are too hugly.' ?
A FRENCH AUTHOR'S IRISHISM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
'A FRENCH AUTHOR'S IRISHISM. :. ?,'jAx. man who is fortunate enough to gtt)W old slowly is opt to bo disagreo ablyVettrprisfd when ho encountors anv of his less favoured f rionds. It is related of Emile Augier, tho French author, whoso statuo is to be Boon in Pans, thaton a public occasion nnpld, bonfc broken man -T t^Qd hja-htfru?, anil1. tjtS^imid^, -' Wh,v, hcn\ fl.ro Vnu, old eHow ?' ,'* Augier, who showed very little of the offect of advancing jears, seemed somowh&t taken abaok. ' Why, don't you know me, old boy ? Wo wore classmate's.'.1 Augier greeted him affectionately, and then went on, rornarking to other friends who wero present : ' Well, I knew that man was j ust my nge, but I didn't dream I was his!1'
THE PREMIER COULDN'T PLAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
THE PREMIER COULDN'T PLAY. Lord Salisbury was an enthusiastic '?olfer long before his nephew, Mr A. J. Balfour, learnt tho art of ' driving' and' putting.'1 For many years ho followed the game with moro diligence than success'.; but now both his flesh and his labours are too heavy to allow him to indulge in tha pastime. A story is told of an onlookor who was watching tho Premier's misguided efforts to hit the ball on some Scottish links. Lord Salisbury so frequently sent the earth flying instead of the ball that, the onlooker gravely re marked to a friend : ' If he goes on like this much longer there'll be nothing of Scotland left.'
THE COURTING OF BIDDY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
THE COURTING OF BIDDY. Remember Biddy ! Why yes, I should rather think I do I She was with us when we were stationed at Liverpool, and had yon comfortable houso in frinoe's-road. She was one of the nicest servants I have ever had. Besides being a good cook, she kept everybhing in apple-pie, order, and got on so well with the other domestics. Ah, she wus a perfect treasure I It was an ill day for me when Biddy amiled. Yes, we took Biddy with us when we were brans ferred from Cork. She never bobhered aboub night's out or holidays. If she gob out onco a week to early mass, from which she was always home in time to prepare eighb o'clock breakfasb, and once to chapel on Sunday, sho wus content and happy. Jim had gob his leave, and was going north for a big shoot at Barnelose, and I had arranged to have painters in bo do up the drawing-room during his absence, when Biddy asked if she could have a. week's holiday to go down bo Cork to visit her own people, and attend her eldest brother's w...
THE BOY'S TEXT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
THE BOY'S TEXT. The teacher hnd nuked nil hrr Febolars to learn a tt-xb, and to bring a penny for tbo rain sioaarits. All thBl'aod little girls anil boys hail dutifully complied with her request, but the jouugist in the class seemed very reluctant I o gire. up bin coin. She coaxed him, and told him about thu poor aakuu little black bovi, but tho pmiuy remained in a tight little urns p. Then she nuid, ' Well. Johnny, say jour text,' when Johnnie promptly complied with the startling «e!n!tioji_ of ' A fool and his money aro soon parted.'
THE GOLD-DIGGER'S SECRET. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
THE GOLD-DIGGER'S SECRET. fL^rfef^ iO ivus a singularly rtb i handsoma—very .Jj dark, bub dark 3 i ened, as I |P ' thought, by ex s||\ i . posuro chiefly ; Hlgs ; though he muBb *2-^*|j have been originally dark, for ho had raven hair, and a completely b'aclc moustache. His eyes, large, black and restless, nevor becamo fied on anybody ; his manner, generally lively, and at all times that of a gentleman, occasionally fell by a sudden change from gaiety into perfect sombre gloom. Ib was tho beginning of bhe winter, 1851, when I was located ab Sydnoy, that I came across Ted Ainsloy, who soon won upon me to join him as a partner in a gold-hunting expedition. Although winter was rapidly approaching — well strickon with the gold fever — we wore bold and both unwilling for any delay. Our preparations, under the superinten dence of my senior and parbner, Ainslev, were very soon carried out, nothing likely bo be required being forgotten. Three months allowance of -flour, tea, and sugar, a go...
A SISTER'S TREACHERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
. A LISTER'S TREACHERY^ ^CTP tho midsummer perfect day ; no one bad Been ^j£&ppointed ; tha girls were pretty, the nion galHiib, and the linmpais wore known to contain the triumphs of tho village houso wivos' culinary skill. Maude Borrion and her young sister Irma wore indisputably tho .?most boautiful girls present), .Maud 's : affianced, Loigh Raymond, thought, with reason. Ho was a happy man on this fair day, for' Maude had consented to sot an early date for their marriage, and hu wns deeply in love. Maude's face was radiunt, her dark, eyes' sparkling with health and the joy of living, her gay spirits setting the keynote of tho occasion, Pretty Irma was moro quint. She was scarcoly present on tho footing of a young lady, for she was barely 16, and small and shy for her uge. But there was the promise of a superb womanhood before Irma ; her hair was a burnished muss of gold threads .; her great lustrous eyes, full of unfathomable shadows, spoko of a deep, emotional nature ;...
THE CHAMPION MISER OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Till! CHAMPION MISER OF THE WOULD. The honour, if honour there be, in the dis tinction of champion miser of the world, goes, in spite of the claims of all other competitors, to Mrs. Henrietta Green, of New York, who is the lucky possessor of a little income of. £480,000 a year, aud is one of the greatest con temporary millionairesses — if tho term may pass. One would, tvery naturally, perhaps, expect a lady possessing this little slice of the world's treasures to live iu palatial mansions, keep thirty or forty servants, possess magnificent steam yachts, gamble, at Monto Carlo, buy the finest and most expensive jewellery the world can produce, and have gownB from Worth, nnd grumble if they cost less than two or three hundred pounds But if one expected this from Mrs. Henrietta Green, it would only be to receive a startling nnd painful shock, for Mrs. Green is, to put ? it kindly, onu of the most frujjal-minded. ladies who ever walked this earth. Out of# her income of £480,000 a year s...
TOWN TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
TOWN TOPICS. ?' : , »y,:: ?:%. ???? . . Tun weatTier threatening ! Pabmebs' meeting . at Qooko on ^Saturday noxt. ?-.,?' Rait/way picnic at C'ootamundra on 2Cth September. Footbalt/ths' Ball at Fry's Hall this (Wednesday) evening. ? A , stallion parade takes place in Qundagai on Saturday next. Mb. Rukkows, dentist, may be con sulted at Lonry's Hotel to-day ond to-morrow. ' A KiS3 ' in the Dark !' 'A Sister's. Treachery !' Read our supple ment to-day. Tjie letter-carrier at the local P.O., Mr Harper, is to bo romovedfrom, here in a few days' time. . The bridge over the Creek at South Qundagai will be oomplotod in about three weeks' time, all going well. A large congregation present at St. Pats, on Sunday to hear Dr. Gallagher preach. A bio crowd left by the cheap ex cursion train on Friday last, Tumut district being represented by a strong contingent. The opening of the new organ will take place in St. John's Churob, Gun dagai, on Wednesday evening, Sep tember 21st. Miss N.. Sullivan...
A FAMOUS ARREST. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
A FAMOUS ARREST. . /. The ' Windsor Magazmo ' ^publishes, in its April issue, a striking artlj'ii'lij^Tigho HopTiirjs on Kilmainhara Prison, thatgaoV so fatnous'm polifionl annals. The account of tho nrrcst of Mr. Farnell is of moro than ordinary interest, ''^i ' Ho wan staying at Morritou'9 Hotel in Daw- ',' son-rtrcet, and it was there that be was naked for, at seven on tho morning named, by »& trusted oftlcer^4Jr^l»L-\1«ulc!sat!ViriirLe.J|1heJ f * waiter who wus first questioned declared' that) **^ Mr Parnell had ' pone out for a butb.' It y seemed improbable, and tho ofBcor, disclosing bis identity, gave tho number of Mr.yl'arnell's room (No. 20, for the next curious visitor at Morri8on's),und requested to be shownup there. He was begged to wait 'just four or five;' ,' minutes,' ' Not a minute, if you please,' was ^' ? the officer's reply. Itis very ?? unlikely. -tnitf Mr. ?'?;. Paruell, had he been warned, would have. takV-n.':/- ? advantage of tho warning, but in f fou...
A COOTA. CRITIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
A COOTA. CRITIC. The Cootatnundra Herald takes us to task for the manner in whioh we, in our first issue, dealt with the ab sence of a resident P.M. at Gundagai. Thus the critic :— TTntrde and Unfair. — The tihndagui iNDEPIiNDKKT (tllU Hew papei) HinltGS [1 mistake in insinuating that the Publio Ser vioo Hoard removed the office of 1'olios Magistrate froni Gundagai to Cootatnundra ; and it la unfair in stilting that court biisi aosa at Gundagai lias been. neglected since Mr. Stephen Murphy was appointed, torn pnrarily ua ho ia, to ilo the work of Police Magistrate nt Gundapai from Cootamucdra. Not a Bingle compluint haa been made of such allegod public iuconvenicnue ; mid we believo wo uro contct in stating that Mr. Murphy hus been up to every appointment. As to the present work being too much for him, so fur as Air. Murphy is concerned, he aays it is not a?, und tlnit the round of work allotecl to him ia euay of accomplish ment from Cootamundra. Our eont'.mpnr ary, too, will Boon f...
AN ERRING WIFE, AND A HUSBAND'S VHNGEANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
AN ERRING WIFE, AND A HUSBAND'S VENGEANCE. Night began to fall, undone by-one the lights were lit in tho Rue- l'aiquier. The dejected cab-horse that had been standing there between tbe shafts for two hours shifted his feet 'Name of a dog !' swore the driver to himself. ' I wish that fare would hurry up.' ? ?Suddenly a woman swathed ill fluffy furs sprang into tbe carriage. She felt herself seized Bharply by the arms, and drew back with a cry ; but a man drew her iu and closed tbe door : then he lowered the window in front and called put to the driver : ' Drive on, cabby ; you know where togo.'' ' How do you oome to be in this carriage P Are you playing the spy upon me at last ?' '1? Not tho least in the world. I was simply waiting until you should come out of tbe house of M . de Joyeuse, your lover,' . ' You ore crazy !' ' How does it happen that I find you here in my cab ? — for it is my cab ; you seem to make no doubt of that. Why are you not at your clubP' .' It is very simple. I...
BISHOP GALLAGHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
. bishop Gallagher. On' Sunday morning .last, at the looal R.C. Churoh, immediately after 11 o'clock mass, His Lordship delivered a powerful aud solemn address, touching on the gospel of the day. A largo congregation was present, and the discourse, which lasted some SO miuutes, was listened to with rapt attention. ' Previous to his sermon, the Bishop announced that Futher Donovan, the lately appointed pastor for this district, had determined to push on with the erection of a convent school — a much-needed work — -at on ce and, with the help of the parishioners, expected to have the building accom plished in a short time. His Lordship also paid a high tribute to the zeal and energy of the late pastor, Father Pinnegan, whose memory would be over kept green in the minds of Gundogaites ? by tha noble- edifices erocted for tho Churoh by^fils instru mentality, and which, -^^'eaid, :stand as monuments to hts name.
WITH A SABRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
WITH A SABRE. On the march from Ulm towards Vienna thero was a halt of some days at Liutz, and hero tbe Emperor and his aide-de-camp wit utsstd an incident which was rare in tho Napoleonic army, in which .discipline was furthered by the community of origin betwt en the soldier and the officer, and by an intelligent emulation. Napoleon was galloping past a column of light artillery, when, somo 20 steps before him, he biiw an artillery man in a threatening way raise his bead, which ot the same instant' wan almost wholly lopped off by his captuiu with a furious blow of the sabre. The head of the poor wretch hung for an instant on his shoulders, and then fell upon the ground amid a torrent of blood. At this frightful spectacle Napoleon turned pale, anil rushing forward, cried, ' What have you done there, captain ? ' ' My duty,' rejoined tbo officer, rudely, ' and until I im killed by one of my soldiers,' he added haughtily, ' I will serve in,the Bamo way.thoso who fail to obey their cap...
OUR BARMECIDE BAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
OUR BAKMECIDE BA1STD. , Our local Band ia in shreds and patches just at presont, and when a few of the shreds come out. in publio to toot their instrument?, a^aumber of patches stand by and gufr£fcoudly.. If all the loose material ww5 rolled' together the result would be a' good strong fabric, out of which could be made a decent Band, We believe Gundagai had a ripping Baud some time ago, and the cuuse of tha present multy state of things we are not aware of. There's^wliipa of musical talent in, the town, and .if affairs ooula be amicably adjustod^the Band should take rank as a first-rater. From what ?we oan learn the band in the past has reoeived very little support from the public, but that is tho fault of the bandsmen, as they have not. catered sufficiently for tho people, and unless the publio receive consideration it will not accord sunnort to anv institution or movement. A country band should be run on proper business lines ; it should render weekly or fortnightly programmes fo...
A CONJURER'S MISTAKE [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
A CONJURER'S MISTAKE A well-known performer tells the following story:— ' One evening during a performance I hud borrowed a hat to make an omelette in. Those who have seen the trick are aware that it is chiefly intended to produce a laugh, and that the object borrowed luns no risk. 1 bad gob through the first part excellently, consisting in breaking the eggs, beating them, throwing I he salt and pepper, und pouring it all into the hat. ,A.rtM- tliisj^^i^o feign the frying of an ome lette, rpiaced the candle oiTViw.Rrouud, then holding the hot sufficiently high abovFiWij 'a cape the flame, I began turning it gently round, while making lomo of the stereotyped jokes adapted to the trick. 'The public laughed so heartily and so loudly that I could scarce heir myself speak ; but I could not suspect tho cause of their hilarity. Unfortunately, I detected it too soon. A strung scent of burning made me turn my eyes ou the candle— it had gone out. I looked at tbe hat ; the crown was quite burn...
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
MINING We hear that dredging operations are likoly to be cariied' on in- the Snowy Eiver at no distant date. . . The announcement of the settle ment of the Adolong strike was re ceived in Gundagai on Monday with nnioh satisfaction. },lt. Pitman, geologist, says the dredging 'process is the cheapest method of recovering gold known to modern science, and is peculiarly adapted to the. work of treating river gravel, which, to the extent of mil lions of tons, lies along the Murray from Albury to Quat Quatta. The Miues Department ia receiving numerous inquiries with regard to tho cpnditionaattajikec^to flie mining bur *JfiCftflWBBTioction 'wittr' thii Univer sity. Among tho number was one from a lady residing in a northern town, roquosting to ljo informed whether they were open to females. This inquiry has, to a certniu extent, embarrassed the officers of tho depart ment, who state that although ladies are not intellectually inferior to men, yet they aro satisfied that physically they aro...
HELP [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
HELP These I repeated several times, hoping they might reach the earB of some operator on the line. I slowly and distinctly wrote these words, still sobbing violently : ' Who — hears — this — for— heaven's— sake — report — to— Wain -despatcher— at — Laramie — quick — that — I — am — in — the — hands — of— several— robbers— who — will— compel — mo — to flag— No. -4. — Send — help — quick.' Then I signed name and office call. I released the armature, and the instrument clicked out : '' Brace— up — little — girl — I — hear — you. — H.' ' H.' was the train despatched call. With a fierce shout the leader sprang forward and rudely snatched me away from the table and asked : ' Gal, what's that ? ' ' Only a distant office asking for orders for a freight train,'. I responded, 'None o' yer lyiu', you little-imp,' ho roared. ' Yer up to some trick I ' ' No,' I replied, 'I am not. If I was doing that my fingers would be on tho instrument. Don't you see I am not touching it, and yet it works ? I...
Gleanings. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Gleanings, ?? — -♦ ? ? Miss Braddon, ^tbe autlior e'ss, does all her writing stand ing. _ liaving a specially made writing-pad for that -piirpcse,... The Duke of Westminster charges one shilling for in specting Ea'ton Hall and ga#' dens, and forwards the receipts to the Chester general hospi tal. The institution benefits to the extent of ^500 yearly by this means. ' : TTie Sultan's hair never grows white. To prevent that it is dyed, and the dyeing is repeated as often as is needful, for, according to Turkish court etiquette, the Sultan's hair must always be black. The Queen is very fond of curry, and this dish appears on the Royal table some two or three times a week. It is pre pared especially by an Indian cook brought over for the purpose, The commander-in-chief of the Sultan of Morocco's army is a Scotsman, McLean- by name. The German Emperor has never been crowned; neither ?was his father the Emperor Frederick Ifctti^ase of the present Kpiseif'^the ceremony was omitted for econo...