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THEY WERE SHORTER ODDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
THEY WERE SHORTER ODDS. A stable lad was taken ill on a visit to Sxdney, and ft friend gavo him the ad dress of a doctor to whom to go. The lad came back shortly and reported progress. ' I've taken some medicine,' said he, ' but I'm hanged if I went to that doctor of yours.' ' Why.?' asked his friend. ' Well,' replied the boy, ' I was just about to go in when I saw on the door plate his name, 4 Dr. X.,' and below it ' 10 to 1.' When I Baw that 1 said to myself, ' I'll be hanged if I'll take any such risk as that.' So I wont two doors further and saw another plate with ' Dr. Y.,' and below it '3 to 5.' The odds were shorter, and I went to him.'
Strange Railway Accident. A Carriage Axle Breaks. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
i Strange Railway Accident. - %'L Carriage Axle Breaks. „.The Tamworth mail train which left Newcastle Station at 6 o'clock on Monday evening, and which should have reached the Metropolis at g.45 p.m., was delayed for two hours owing to a Ftrange accident which occurred while the train was passing Ryde. Some of the passengers state that they noticed a peculiar oscillation in the second carriage from the engine shortly after leaving Hornsby '; others say that it was noticeable before Hornsby was reached. No particular notice was taken of the incident, however, until, passing through a cutting between Eastwood and Ryde, the axle snapped. Revolving at a terrific speed, one broken end ripped away that part of the carriage floor immediately above it, and struck the foot of a man sitting near by, which was crushed very much, the leg being also severely in jured. Dr. Lee bandaged up ths in jured limb as well as possible, but it was considered likely that amputation would have to be carried...
Wallsend J. C. Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Wallsend J. C. Races, Town Plate Handicap, mile.—Tho Prize, 1 ; Schoolboy, 2 ; Specu'ation, >'&lt;. Won by a short head. Time, lmin. -l7soc. , Jockey CiiUi! Handicap, 1 milo 1 furlongs.—Schoolboy, 1; Tho Jew, 2. Tinio, 2min. O^aeu,
How to Help the Local Paper. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
How to Help the Local Paper. You can aid your newspaper greatly by giving the local paper your general printing; if you do not feel able to run I gn advertisement, surely you can af ford to give the newspaper your cards, dodgers, billheads, envelopes, and all business printing to execute. The newspaper man needs it, and it helps to pay the thousand and one free no tices he gives you and your town ; but don't give it to the travelling canvasser who can give you no such return, and is spending neither time, money, nor brains in helping you to build up your district. The time may come when a newspaper may live simply upon the revenue derived from the subscriptions and advertisements, but no ordinary newspaper in any ordinary town can exist without auxiliary support derived from general printing. Therefore ,if you want a good newspaper—one that will still help your town—give it all your printing.
A J.G. Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
A J.G. Races. autumn stakes, 1 A- miie.—r>ataiuon, 1 ; Mirelln, 2 ; Charge, 3. La Cara bine also started. Time, 2rain. 37sec. Doxcaster Handicap, 1 mile.— Ryorla, 1 ; Merloolas, 2; Tramp, 3. Time, lmin. 40-J-sec. St. Legeh, 1J mile.—Amberit.e 1 ; The Toln, 2; Bellwood, 3. Time, Soiin. 13sec. Champagne Stakes, G furlongs.— Bobadil, 1 ; Essex, 2; Oocos, 3. Tine, lmin. lujsec. Sydney Cup, 2 miles.—Merloolas, 1; Aniberite, 2; War God, 3. Won by three lengths. Time, 3min. 31seo.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
' According to a message from Roe borne (W.A ) the township of Balla balla was almost totally demolished by a terrific hunicane. The local post office was blown down, and the post master carried for a considerable dis tance, He was only saved by clinging to the wheel of a passing cart. A large number of other buildings were destroyed. Numerous narrow escapes from death are reported. One native woman was drowned. Tour Grocer keep's Wood's Great Pep permint Cure for Coughs and Colds, Is 6d and 2s Gd. Mr. Symon, in the course of an address in the Town Hall, Adelaide, referring to Mr. Q-. H. Reid, said the^ New. South Wales Premier had been very severely criticised, but it ..must be remembered that Mr. Eeid was the natural and official champion of a great colony, and whatever zeal any critic might lny to his charge had been amply atoned for by the courageous and patriotic declaration he had recently made for the bill. He (Mr. Symon) had tingled with pride when he read it, and, whether o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
REMOVAL. OUR constituents and tho public genornlly arc desired to noto that tho CHRON - ICLE OFFICE HAS BEEN REMOVED from Sydney Street to more commodious premises. NEXT DR. GRIGSON S SUR GERY, and opposite M. Campbell nnd Co.'s Warehouse, Bridge Street. MISS HEMSWORTH JJAS returned from Sydney with a Beautiful Assortment or the Latest Millinery, LAST DAY I I I LAST DAY I I I 21st April I 21st April I To Secure a Chance to Win A fortune" for is. - A FORTUNE for Is. A Fortune for Is. • A-Fohtunb for Is. £1000 for .Is. | First Great ) £1000 for Is. £J000 for Is. 1'rizd. , J £1000 for Is. Or Twelve Months Trip Ronnd the World, First Class, all expenses paid, and £GOO in cash for incidentals, for one person, or 8 months for two, and 129 other important Prizes, valued from £1 up to £200. Eight Hours:42nd Great Art Union, 4LSjmS. -fiSnd. The Oldest and Most Popular. MELBOURNE, 21st APRIL, 1898. Under the patronage of His Excellency tho Governor, Lord Brassey, K.C.B. Proceeds in aid of the...
Cricket. I Zingari v. Robertson Association. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Cricket. I Zingari y. Robertson Asso ciation. What may now be fairly regarded as an annual cricket fixture for the Easter holidays here is a match be tween teams representing the I Zingari Metropolitan Club and the Robertson Cricket Association, the match which was played on the local Show Ground on Saturday last beingthe second of the series. The day was a delightful one for cricket, being bright and not too warm. It was understood that play would commence at 10 o'clock and the visitors were all on the ground within a few minutes of that hour; but owing to defections from the Association's selected team it was after u o'clock before a start could be made. Lipscomb was chosen cap tain of the local men while Percy Charlton led the visitors and the spin of the coin having favored the latter they decided upon going to the wickets. Lipscomb led his men into the field, where they were quickly followed by \V. A. Richardspn and S. R. Walford, with Messrs. Isaacs and C. J. Spratt as umpires...
The Constitution Bill. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
The Constitution Bill. Mr. Walter Edmunds, barristor, delivered nil address in the local School of Arts, on Tuesday uiglit, on the Federal Constitution Bill. The attendance was small, which is to be accounted for by the fact that, as no announcement had been made locallj' of Mr. Edmunds's visit very few people, except tlioso apprised bj' the bellman late in the evening, knew anything about it. Tho Mayor, Mr. E. C, Brecht, hav ing been called upon lo take the chair, explained that owing to" his being away from town for sevoral days, 'he did not receive letters from the Seci'e tnry of tho Foderal Association in Sydney, advising him of Mr. Ed munds's visit' until his roturu that morning, so that lie had no oppor tunity to give the matter, proper : pub licity,, and this accoun'.ed-for tho small number present. lie had much pleasuro in introducing Mr. Edmunds to the mooting.' Mr. Edmunds, on rising, fiist of all> said that he'.was quito satisfied' with: tho explanation given -with reg...
Singleton Electorate v. Robertson Electorate. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Singleton Electorate v. Robertson Electorate. A rather weak team was sent to represent Singleton Electorate in the return match with Robertson Electorate played on the local Show Ground on Easter Monday, and although Robert son was not represented by anything like its full strength it proved more than a match for the visitors in all depart ments of the game, which was a very one-sided one. Again it was consider ably after the hour arranged to com mence play before the local men were ready, although the visitors were upon the ground in good time. This dila toriness is not right, and players—(this remark applies more particularly to town residents)—should show a little more alacrity in getting to the ground at the time appointed to commence play, as it is not right to treat visiting teams in such careless fashion. Garn sey captained the home team, and the veteran T. A. Fawcett (who was a good cricketer in the seventies) had charge of the visitors, who were two men short, a .id had to ...
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Tuesday. Mr. Charles Collins, the member for Nar rabri, died suddenly at Tain worth, of ■appo plexy, this morning. London, Wednesday. The Spanish Cabinet has decided that the attitude of intervention in Cuba adopted by America is incompatible with Spanish sov ereign rights. It does not admit of foreign interference in the internal affairs of Cuba. It is added in an official note, however, that Spain does not intend to take action unless America resorts to coercion. The conscious ness of the right, the noto says, gives the Government serenity to watch over and do fond the sacred interests of the Spanish race. London, Thuisdny. Lady Jleux has purchased Kelso's horso Survivor, which recently arrived in London from Sydney, for 2000 guineas. , Don Carlos has issued a manifesto in which he states that the Spanish Government will prove themselves traitors if, from fear of war, they permit the loss of Cuba. The American Flying Squadron has left Virginia under seale...
A Suspicious Death. Murder Suspected. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
A Suspicious Death. - * Murder Suspected. Circumstances have arisen in connec tion with the death of James Reeves, of Grattan, Mudgee, on Thursday last, creating a strong suspicion that he was murdered. Reeves, who was an aged bachelor, had since the hank suspen sions secreted any money he acquired in various places, and was known to have always carried large sums of money with him into Mudgee. When he last returned from town he is sup posed to have had over ;£ioo in notes in his pockets, but no traces of them have been found. The evidence at' the enquiry disclosed the finding of an axe near the house with blood stains on it, while there were also blood spots on the floor of the room in which the deceased's body was found. The de ceased's body was found in his hut, with the head in the fireplace, and burnt in such a way that no marks of violence could be discovered. The body is to be exhumed. We are requested to state that the sale of Eight Hours Art Union tickets will cease locally...
Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Sporting. (By Phin). Frisco won the high jump at the Sydney Show clearing 6 feet 2 inches. Mingoola won theTattereall's jump ing prize;ana the long water jump went to Protection. Frank Simmons rode four winners on the Second day of the Wallsend Eaces. The Cranbrook-Tiwoona (sister to Jeweller) yearling was purchased by Mr. Fred Fielder for 330 guineas being tho bigest price realised on Tuesday. Irene, lately owned by Mr, E. R. White, recently won a pony race in West Australia. F. Clonl was disqualfied for six mcnthsbythe A.J.C. Committee for his handling of Gunbearer in the First Nursery Handicap. Tlio Sydney Cup winnoi- Merloolas came in for a good deal of knocking about iu tlio Doncastor Handicap, nearly being over the j rails onco. Ho did not give them a chance to ' deal with him in tlio Cup, taking up tlio running in tho first half mile he maintained his lead until the finish. The Lochiol maro Ilempio mado up for her failure at TIawkesbury by annexing tho Ilisrlnveight Handicap ...
The Majority for Federation. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
The Majority for Federation. There has been some local discussion about what is meant by the require ment of the Federation Enabling Act Amending Act, that a majority of at least 80,000 electors is needed to carry the Federal Draft Constitution, The same question we see has arisen in the metropolis. Some people seem to think that if So,001 electors vote "yes" the bill will be carried, even if 90,000 electors vote " no." That is not so at all; there must be over 80,000 affirma tive votes to carry the bill; but even 100,000 or any greater number of affirmative votes would not avail if there were say 105,000 or more nega tive votes. -A majority of the votes polled either way will prevail on one condition. For, in order that the af firmative majority shall represent a reasonable number of the electors, the law stipulates that unless 80,000 or 1 over vote " yes" the bill shall be deemed rejected, One vote more than 80,000 would carry it, if the negative votes totalled only 8o,ooo, and 80...
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS) Goulburn River [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (From ouh Cohbespondents ) Goulburn River It will be a blessing to us poor provin cials ivhen the time for taking the Fed eral plebescite and the general election comes round ; we will have something tOilhinlc about; talk about, and write and act on,:as we are we have no local stir, 110 news, no sensation to record Our lives are passed from day to day without event, and if it was not for the papers and the interest we naturally take in the affairs of the outside world, we might just as well. be on some small island;in the southern ocean; but, we take it, .vlien the elections come on we will wake up'and manfully take our part-in shaping the destiny of this great nation. Freetrade and Protection are dead,: or/ should be- dead, for the pre sent; but if we are not by the fiat of the sovereign people to unite with our brothers over the border I am afraid the restrictionists will have a great ad dition to their number after the general election. . It is hard to ,reconcile o...
St. James School Picnic. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
St. James School Picnic. On Wednesday morning last about 70 nieoly dressed children, headed by a brass band, and carrying flowers, a maypolo, &e., marched from St. James's Church to the local railway station, whore they entrained, in company with a couple of hundred adults and other oliildren, for Wingen, whero it had beon arranged to hold a picnic. On the way people joined the train both at Aberdeen and Scone, and it is estimated that there were ; fully 400 present ou tho picnic ground at Wingen, where a pleasant day was spent, and the excursionists wero landed at Muswell brook at about G p.m. At night a ball was held in tho Masonic Hall, which was also well patronised.
Church Services. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Church Services. Sunday, April 1 Till Church of Ei.glar.d : St. Alban'HE.C., 7.SO p.in ; M., 10.30 a.m ; 3'3., 7.30 p.m. St. Murk's Aberdeen. 10.30 n.m (H.C) ; St. Andrfw'H. Kayu^a, 3 p.m. TVeslenin, Roy. W. Brown will conduct servic.RK in°Mtiswellbro(ik Clmrcli lit 11 a.m. and 7 30 p m. Pie.sbytcrian : Dr. Lnin&lt;r will preach in St. Johns, Muswellbruok, at 11 a.m ■ and 7.30 p.m ; Muscle Creek at 3 p.m.
Musical Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Musical Evening. A i,arge and. select audience as sembled in the Masonic Hall on Easter Monday night, at the invitation of Mr. II. I). Tracy, to witness the presenta tion of certificates \yo.n -bypupils of that gentleman at the '; recent London and Sydney College-.ofj'Music :examin ations. A recherche, programme of vocal and instrumental music was arranged for the occasion, in which the effectiveness of Mr. : Tiacy's teaching was shown to much advantage ,in the perfect renderings given by his pupils of difficult pieces by some of: the best composers. The proceedings were opened by Veil. Archdeacon White in a few well chosen words, after- which the following programme was gone through, the rendering of each item being accorded hearty, -applause Piano duet,. "Fanfare ;Militaire," (Ascher), Misses Stewart and I. Spencer; song, " Swallows." (Gowen), Miss Luscombe ; piano -solo, " Bal moral" (Sevrai), Miss I. Spencer ; song, " The Children of the City" (Adams), Miss Bowellj piano solo,' ...
Dentistry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Dentistry. Dentristy.—J. Bealby-Smith,D.D. S„ from London and America, of 482 and 483George-street, Sydney, may be consulted Free at Mrs. Hicks' private house, Muswellbrook, monthly. Next visit, from 3pm on Thursday, 31st, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Painless extractions guaranteed. Flattering tes timonials have been given by many of the Squatters and Eosidents in the district, certifying to the skilled and satisfactory nature of my work. Charges strictly moderate, At my Sydney rooms I have a staff of Four Dentists, where a great reduction is made on ordinary prices. Me. A. E. Burbank, R.D.S., Yic and New South Wales, Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist, Head Branch, 'f amworth. 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 the highest stauding is performed by Mr. Percy B. Cohen (Honorary Dentist to the Maitland Hospital), who visits Muswellbrook the fourth Saturday in every month, and may be cons...
Great Soudan Battle. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Great Soudan Battle. General Kitchener, Sirdar of the Anglo-Egyptain army, with 13,000 troops, 24 guns, and 12 maxims, after a weary night's march conducted in perfect silence, halted about a quarter of a mile from the camp of Mahmoud, the Dervish Commander-in-chief, on Friday nt dawn. Fourteen thousand Dervishes were seen behind a great zariba or fortification, which was con cealed in a labyrinth of earthworks and trenches. A fierce bombardment was opened i by the Anglo-Egyptian artillery upon the fortifications, earthworks, and trenchcs, and after the firing had been kept up for some time the zariba was utterly destroyed and many of its occupants killed. Three companies of Cameron and Seaforth Highlanders then led a brilliantly dashing assault in face of a perfect hail of lead, with their pipers playing at their head as tbny charged. The Highlanders carried the camp at the point of the bayonet without a check. The Dervishes exhibited great gal lantry, and lost over 2000 men,, and ...