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The Transvaal War. LONDON, Dec. 15. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
The Transvaal War London, Dec. 15. . - Fresh particulars of the Boar losses' during the engagement at Mngersfon toiu huve been obtained from prisoners who were brought in. The prisouei's state that tho British artillery flro was most effective, and entirely cleurcd tho upper entrench-' incuts, . ! So terriblo^wa-4 its effect that word was passed round the Boer ranks to withdraw during the night. The Boer casualties exceed 1000. ivtajor-Uenoral vvouohope, who was killed while leading the Highland Brigade, fell close to the Boer trenohes. He wus shot through the chest and thigh. The attack was pressed so closely that some- of the British Light Infan try actually entered the trenohes, cap turing six Boers. The lack of water largely compelled Lieutenant-Gonernl Lord Methuen to retire four miles to the Moddor River. Eight thousand men, being half of Lieutenant-General Methuen's com mand, were engaged during the fight ing ou tho 11th instant. A detachment of tho Guards Brigade destroyed a...
HARDLY SUFFICIENT. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
HARDLY SUFFICIENT. Ethel (aged nineteen) : ' Oh ! mamma, what do you think ? I be lieve Harold moans to propose.' Mamma : ' What makes you think that ?' Ethel : ' Wh- ho kissed me ? 1 ? j.i. — ? ? Ai ~ u» n ? j) ? r ? uuuui iuu mitttiuwjy ; uiuuuiuu interested listener): 'Kissed jou under the mistletoe, did he? Dear, dear 1 How terrible 1 But I'm afraid that's hardly sufficient evidence for thinking that he moans to propose — at least, I hope so.' Ethel : ' Oh ! granuy, how can you ?' Grand ma : ' Well, don't you see, my dear, it's like this — he kissed me under the mistletoo too !' I
LET 'EM ALL COME! [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
LET 'EM ALL COME - Oh, what shall we say if the Frenoh come near? 4 Lot 'em all come, let 'em all come 1' And what murmurs hubby when twins appear ? ' Lit 'em all come, lot 'em all come !' And what can wo say of the Christmas bills, Of biiliSs and burglars, of colds and oh ills, rw -.... ? j ° j ' vr» -ui uusu an;- n winter s ilia r ' L it 'em all come, let 'em all come !' And what of our cousins that come by scores? ' L)t 'em all come, let 'em all come !' Ot our neighbours' bairns in their pinafores ? 1 Let 'em all come, let 'om all come 1' Of the bruz-ia bands that blare about, Ot the Christmas Numbers jui-t uome out, Of the half-boozed waits that sing and shout? ' Lat 'em all como, let 'em all come !' Of the ugly fashions in fare and hats ? 1 Lat 'em all oome, let 'em all come !' - Of the soores of stray and starving cat9 ? ' Lat 'em all oome, let 'em all come !' Of the threatening dun who daily knocks, Of the parcels lull of anpaid-for frocks, Of the crowd who want their Christm...
Homestead Selections. DISTRICT OF BOMBALA. No. 508, AVAILABLE 11TH JANUARY, 1900. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
Homestead Selections DISTRICT OF BOMBALA. - ? V No, 508, Available llTii January, y 1900. Portions 120, 121, 137, 138, 571, and 170, 1,280 acroci; capital. .Villus £900 (at 15s per aero); annual rent at 1| pet cunt, for first five yours, £12 ; survey feo, £11 ltj 3J ; improvements, rint! burking, folio iug, anil hut, about £u0; 0 miles Irotn Niuiiuitubel ; 29 uiiles from Cooma; watbr Mtipply, J ones' Furtn Creek. McLaughlin River und tributaries. Portion 177, 1,280a, capital value (640a at 10s per aora) annual rent at 1 j por cent, for first tivo \ears, £S ; survey foe, £'11 Is 3d; improvements nil; 6 miles from Nimmitubol, 29 miles from Cooma; water supply, Polo Crook aud McLoughliu River. Portion 178,800a; capital value, -100a at 10s por acre ; annual rent at l^d per cout lor lit st live years, £4; improve ments nil ; 8 miles from Nimmitabel ; water supply, Pole Creek and McLaugh lin River. _ . Portion 179, 28, and 29, 840a ; capital valuo, £420 (at 10s per acre); auuuulront ut 1}...
BOXING-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
BOXING-DAY. A wonderful time is this Boxing-Day, With nothing to get and with dozens to pay, When all the folk who havo worried me ' Come adding extortion to injury. The butcher comes with his hand to his hat, ' He teases my dog and is rude to my oat, But the language suggests with a smile verv sweet, That I might have been starved were it not for his meat. The milk boy arrives with affectionate talk, Though the milk that he brings is like water and ohalk, And he speaks in a manner as though it were true That our meals have depended on pints of ' sky blue-' And the lamplighter states moat obligingly That he lights the lampB juat to favout mo ; And tho dustman is equally ready to tell That 'tis only for me that he jingles his bell. Then the maiden who maddons me day by day, ? By leaving her pots and her pails in my way, Who washes the front with an ocean of water Onioy-oolddays, with intention to slaughter — Sho also expeots to be tipped for her wiles ; And the charwoman meets me wit...
Cathcart Annual Races. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
Cathcart Annual Races Tho following aro the nominations and handicaps for tho prinoipal events iD con nection with the above races, to bo run on Tuesday, 26th December, 1899 : — Tnui, Stakes. T. Donohtie's blk g Hunter, 5yrs. J.- Toms' b g Friendless, aged. R. Cook's b m Djin !)jin, iRed, W, Bulgurios' b m Verdict, aged. Oathcaivt Handicat, st lb T. Donohue's blk m Lidy Phillipa 5yrs 9 12 W. J. Stewart's b g Swivel 6yrs ; 9: :,.7 J. W, Silk's b g Exeter aged ... 810 | A. Cootes^ b g XL aged .. , .. 8. 2 H. Bulgaries' b m Vordict aged .. 7 10 P. Traoey's oh h Lomnos 11 4 yrs 7 30 FtYi.NO Handicap. T. Donohue's blk m Lady Phillipa i W, ,T,. Stewart's b g Swivel J. Torn*' b ft Friendless H. Bulgaries' b m Verdict I. Donohue's blk g Hunter P. Tracey'6 ch h Lemnos II R. Cook's b m Djin Djin
A CHRISTMAS STORY. 'While Shepherds Watched.' [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
A CHRISTMAS STORY. ' While Shepherds Watched/ By Adeline Sehgeant. A tall, spare, dark-eyed man, with a violin case ia his hand, came up the narrow stairs three steps at once, as though he were anxious to reach the little attic-room which was his destination. There was a lamp in the hall below, but no light on the stairs or landing save the dim gleam which came through the skylight iu the roof, aud at six o'clock iu the evening on tho twenty-fourth of December it , is needless to remark that the top storey was enveloped in total dark ness. But Guy Fairfax! seemed to 'kaow his way by instinct, and did not pause until he reached the scratched and , shabby-looking door which formed the entrance to,, his abode. There he stopped short. waited, and listened for a moment, arrested by a sound that issued from the room. It was the sound of a violin, faintly played', as though the instrument it selt were'small and the hand of the player weak.' Presently there arose also a sweet little thread ...
Bibbenluke Exchange. (To the Editor of the Bombala Times) [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
Bibbenluke Exchange (To the Editor of the Bombala Times J Sir, — In your issue of 15th inst. there appeals a oopy of a letter signed by Mr. Arthur Thomas, Sepretaiv to the Commit tee of Objectors to the proposed Bibben luke Exchange, to the Hou. the Minister for Lands. I do not propose to comment ou the substance of the letter, for, as may be gathered by the report jn your issue of »rl- n.Q vom.nlro 1,., ,lf the ii.quiiy hold by the Local Laud Board with roforeuce to the above mentioned Exchange, I hud always disappioved ami still disapprove of attempts to influence the Minister iu the exorcise of his discre tion during and after tho holding of a full aud exhaustive inquiry by-a duly consti tuted uud thoroughly independent tribu nal. A subsequent controversy by means of letters upbears to me a- prooeeit ; „6 g.raoj to Do deprecate'd'. 1 frill leave it to your readers to fortn their own opiuions as to tho lightness or otherwise of my contention iu this respect. In tho same letter, ho...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
?Mil ,1,1 I, III ? I IL JJ-WI111WU I— » In Memoriam T'N fond and Joying rememberance of our J. dear Grandfather who departed this life at Nelbothery, Deo. 10, 1897.^ There in a spot not far aivaY - \vherc our dear Grandfather sleeps, IWbo beenu alive, but yesterday, -Safi'Cah his memorj'keeps. ?Call- not buck t' e dear departed. Anchored safe wiiere Htoroiri aro o'er, On the border lands we left him Soon to meet and part no more. Far beyond this world of changes, . Far beyoud this ^ovl-l of care, We shall find our missing lured one In our father's Mansion fair. Safely shielded from nil sorrow . From tbe cares of life Hetiree. ? Besting iu his Heavenly Hanwon, Oh,ho-v happy he must be. Inserted by hia -foyiDg grand-daughters, Alicu aatl Ada J3evoi idge.
M. S. EMANUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
M.S.EMANUEL. A deputation consisting of members of the F. d.THl Capital ami Railway loa^iue waited on Mi. Cointnissiner Olivor on his amval in town ou Tuosduv niuht. Mr. Murphy, tho se- rotary, introduced the depu'tniiou, aud explained to Mr. Oliver ii.?. ? ? ? »k.. whi'nli UIO summon HI lUB one, -tiuv/u \t was intended to show hin on the follow ing (lay. Mr. Halliday also spoko as to the suitability of the country and the ad Vantages to bo gained by tho colony hav iug au alternative route of .railway through the district. Mr. Oliver said this was only an informal meetiug, and he was there to do as they wished with him. He would iuspect the proposed site ou Wednesday, aud at a future date would afjain visit the district to take evi dence. In the selection of a site a gient deal depended on the water supply and catchment urea. After furthor discussion Mr. Murphy thanked Mr. Oiiver aud the deputatiou withdrew. » * ? At the Pipeclay Public School on Thuisday last, a presentation of pri...
NEWS & NOTES A MERRY Christmas to all our readers. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
[?] A MERRY Cbrietraas to all our readers. » ?* ? Homestead Selection area No. oSS, pa isb GifiMin?, will bfl Htfailablo on and after llth Jacuary, 1900, The R. C. Biiisiinr op. neii on Thursday1 iifieniouii iu Elliott's old billiard room and will be continued to-dny aud to-morrow. Mbs91!s. Moore and Livingstone are the siiccesi-fjil ttuidoreis for additions to the Boinbitla Public School, ut JC70. Mb. C. W, Sagb is shewing ' large slock of well assorted goods suitublo for the ChtUtmas euoson. Mk. J. Pakuy udverlisrR Christmns Cards, Toys, Confectionery, &c., of which ho has a lin go assoitniont to select ft out. Tun |iroprnnimo of laces for the Bilibon luko Jockuv Club's iintiual mioi'ing oil Now Yo»r's Day appuurs in this issue. Dairymen aro reminded that their pro s nut registration uuder tho Duirins Super vision Act expires ou tho 31st ' December and must bo renewed, » . » Tiik Boinbalu Town llaml will play a. programme of inusto in High-street, uear Cnurt Iloust), to-Li...
HER WAY OF LOOKING AT IT. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
HER WAY OF LOOKING AT IT. ' You know I learned to ride the bicycle last summer,' said Mrs. Caw lcer to Mrs. Cumso, ' Yes.' ' Woll, my husband bought me a lovely £30 bicycle for a Christmas present. Wasn't it good of him ?' ' I should say so. What did you get for him ?' ' Oh, I got him a dozon handker chiefs and an umbrella.' 'Don't you think thore is some thing of a disparity betweon his presont to you and yours to him ?' ' There is, but as he has to pay for those I give him I think ho will ap preciate inexpensive presents best.'
EVEN THE CANDLES. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
EVEN THE GA.NDLTSS. Miss Highchurch : ' How did j'our Christmas-tree innovation go with your Esquimaux parishioners?' ? Missionary: 'It was a complete success ; they evon ate tho candles.' ' Wo aro all right for tho Christ mas,' remarked the October bride to her dearest girl friend. ?' We do not need to buy a single Christmas gift.' ' What has mado you so fortu nato ?' ' We are going to utilise our dupli cate wedding prsouts as Christinas ' gifts-,' * ? V Cobwiggcr : ' What kind of a Christmas presont would you like?' Froddio : ' Soinetning that I can pull to piecos in a day. or two to see how it works.'
A CHRISTMAS EVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
A CIIIUSTM.V3 EVE STORY. A lady employed a young girl to assist her in the house work just before Christmas. Ono day the lady wanted a pudding made, aud buying somo raisins she explained to tho girl how to stone them. On showing her she picked ud a raisin, pulled tho stone out, and remarked ' This is tho way you must do it.' Thinking tho girl knew how to stone them, the mistress put tho raisins in hor mouth and went away. Her surprise may bo imagined when 'a few minutes after the girl camo to her saying, ' Oi have eaten all I could mum.' Tho lady went into tho room and found that tho girl had eaten all tho raisins and put the stones into tho dish.
UNDER THE MISTLETOED CHANDELIER. [Newspaper Article] — Bombala Times and Manaro and Coast Districts General Advertiser — 22 December 1899
UNDER THE MISTLETOED CHANDELIER. I . first it was Evelyn's grandma sweet, - Puritan grace and beauty blent, , Caught by the olden custom neat first established the preoedent. Ah, 'twas a Christmas long ago, Some one that loved her and hold her uuur ? Kissed the cheeks that wore all aglovr Under the mistletoed chandelier. Years went by, and a fair young gir J , Grandma's daughter, the next in line, . Pansy eyes and the straggling curl, Either by aooident or design Came and stood on a Christmas Day Daep in the darkened parlour here. Somebody won her the self-sumo way Under the mistletoed chandelier. Pretty Evelyn, third in line, Winsome, 'witohing as those of old, Queer little dear, little sweetheart mine, She with the tresses of thin-spua gold, Deep in the Christmas twilight's dun Grave me a kiBS, and the uaBe is clear Three generations of girls were won Under that mistletoed ohandelier