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An Extraordinary Fine. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
An Extraordinary Fine. At the Redfern Police Court last week Mr. Love, D.S.M., the presiding magistrate, inflicted what is" certain'y the minimum punishment. A man was charged with having neglected to send his son to school during the required number of days for the last half-year. Senior-constable Ingram, who had charge of the case, explained that the total number of school days for the half-year was 112. The mini mum attendance required for each scholar was 70 days. The boy in this case had attended 62 days, being eight short of the required number. Me. Love said the offence was a minor one. . Certainly the law had been broken. He would therefore order the defendant to pay a fine' bf one penny without costs, in default im prisonment for'one minute with hard labor.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
The National Cyclists' Union must be thanked by the body of cyclists, for taking up a case against a police man for pulling a lady off her bicycle, though at the same time it is' to be regretted that the atroh'g pYejjiidioe which thb presiding judge,,.held -for cyclists, should have prevented-]' ustice from taking its course. The^-$T>.O.U. succeeded in obtaining a summons against a constable for pulling a lady cyclist off her machine while riding lightless, and at the hearing the judge said that he had no option after the sentence of the Divisional Court, but to convict; but at the same time said, that by so doing he was contriving to some extent to the danger of his own life while traversing the streets of London. He therefore finod the policeman Id, without costs; The anti-Convention Bill party mot on Tuesday, and elected Mr. J. H. Want as leader. A public meeting at Glen Innes has approved of the Commonwealth Bill, and formed a branch of the Federation League. Wood's Great Pep...
COMMERCIAL. Local Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
COMMERCIAL. • ^ jr— Local Markets. C. J. Si1 rait reports having sold at the Farmers' Union, as follows : Butter 9d to Is 2d lb. Eggs 9d to Is Id. Beef 2a Gd to 3s qr, fresh Id to 2:Jd lb. Honey Is 4d n tiu libs, GOlbtios at 2idlb. Fowls Is 9d to 2a pair. Geese 'Is fi pair. Pigs 2'ls to 2os Gd each. Pumpkins Is doz. Melons Is doz Vegetable in arrows (id dozea. Potatoes Is to Is !)d a qt. Lucerne liny 2s cwt. Lucerne chuff Is Gd a bag. Wheiiten chaff Is Gd a bag. Parley Is 9d » bushel. Quinces Id to 3d dozen. Tomatoes Gd qr. caso. Pears Is qr. casfi. For Bronchial Coughs take Wood's Great Poppermint Cure, Is Gd and 2s Gd. The Emperor of China, in replying to the Czar's refentnee to the cumen' ing of ties of friendship between Russia and China, alludes to the possibility of an alliauce with Russii. Sir Robert Hart, the Inspector General of Customs in China, has completed the likin regulations, and has appointed 25 officials of nationali ties in proportion to tho trade.
Official Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Official Correspondence. The following items of corrospimdonoo from official sources Imvo boil handed to us for publication by Mr. It. G. D. Fitz-Gerulil M.P. Offico of tho Railway Commissioners, Sydney, 12th April, 18'js. " Sir,—With referonoo to your letter of the 7th instant, enclosing petition from the re sidents of Musolo Greek, Grass Tree, etc., relative to accommodation at Grass Treo railway platform,, I am directed to inform you that the mattor has had consideration and the Commissioners liavo decidod to look personally into the question when on their tour of inspection of the Northern lino in n few days time. I have the honor, otc., H. McLag'AlAn, Secretary. Department of Public Works, Sydney, Gth April, 1898. Date of letter under reply :—ICth February last. f/ Subject:—Applying for a now flood boat for Muswellbronk. ■ Reply:—The Minister has approved of the existing boat, which is under tlio char^o of Mr. H. Cox, of Chiselhurst, being ropaircd. ltoi). Hickso.v, Under Secre...
Santley. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Santley. CMr." Charles Santley, who recently entered upon his sixty-third year, ln-; ■lierlts. his musical talent from his father, formerly a well-known organist at Llyer-t pooh He spent five years; of Ills life In. a merchant's 'office'; arid first appeared lii,. his present, profession, as a tenor in the choir at the opening- of the Philharmonic Hall at .Liverpool In 1849. Mr. Santley's first great success as a 'baritone was at the Leeds Musical Festival In 1858.
Patriotism. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
: Patriotism. ^ j The truest test of patriotism: is love of I country,. the-good of which should be our great aim in peace no less than in war. Peace, as well as war, has its conflicts. The, struggle of /right with wrong is: ever progressing, and the triumph of wrong may be more injurious to a country than defeat at the hands of I external foes.—" Universallst."
Death of a Scientist. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Death of a Scientist. | Arthur Stradllng's recent death from snake bite in • Ceylon was "a peculiarly 1 sad afCair. He was engaged In pursuing herpetological studies in the neighbour hood of Bogawantalawa, when he came across a specimen of the Russel viper known to the natives as the "tic po longa"—a reptile of the deadliest, variety. The-doctor was bitten by this terror of Ceylon, and died six hours afterwards. Dr. Stradllng was: making investigations on behalf • of. the London Zoological Gardens.
Thackcray's One-night "Ghost." [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Thackcrayts Ouc-night " Ghost." .'ManyTencloi's of " TJio • Virginians" liiavo wondered Ibow Thackeray \va,s able .to write so gra'pliic and correct an account'of Ills ■•hero's escape from Fort Duquesne and ihLs. journey through t.lie wilderness, --as Tliiadkeray ,lui&lt;l . -lievtr seen (Hie magn.Wiceut valley r.hroiigii wilnich ;'h:Ls galkuiit -hero Jied after ,hit* daving escape. As a. matter/.-o>f fact. Thackeray did not write it ait all. ' . .-Ho \v»8: a.t a dinner in.-Loudon-..wit.li Anthony Troliope, Wilkic Collins, iviul ■other celebrities. : Jlllio guests were sitting down-(o their wine.mid cigars, when Thackcray, who was enteiitaining, .the company with hi.s wit •■'■and aa'tire', suddenly stopped; 'and, •looking - at ihis ■■ watch,; exclaimed •&lt;•'■ " Genil'leimeii, Imust leave you,-1 .have promlsedutihc printer a chapter of ' 'J.M10 Virginians,' 'to-morrow mo-rning,.; and I ihaveu't wriliLen. a line of .it'yet.; I hiito -to go,- bu t I .must; tihe -.p...
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Pith and Point. The surest and easiest way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. France manages to sell a blliion oysters a year Cor 17,500,000 francs. In Germany patents may be taken out Cor improvements of Inventions already patented. A milling congress Is to be held in Paris; but there will be no prize-lighters on It all tire. same. . A pop-shop is not necessarily that of a pawnbroker; sometimes it is one where they sell ginger ibeer. The. free library movement has spread to Bangkok. No wonder that the Siam ese are in a bad way. Charles Dickens theT younger is seri ously siclc with acute dyspepsia and weakness of the heart.' • The,'Berlin university has published a set of regulations for the admission of women to its: lectures. ' Slam's .King 'has left Bangkok for a two months' vacation in Java. He will stop-at Singapore on the way. ; At the present time, all Europe Is a well-armed-camp, and has so been for more; than a quarter of a century. In1 an IOasUbourne (England) pap...
Rings. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
■ Rings. Rings In the:middle ages were some i times : so designed' as' to Inflict Injury. I In Bavaria, up to the beginning of the last century the peasants wore, rings of brass, on the octagonal bezel of which j stood out five steel points, half-an-lnch I high. Worn on the middle finger of the j hand, a blow from a burly fist, thus 'armed, -would have left a lasting mark on an opponent. The novels with the ring and the Incidents arising from the golden circlet are Innumerable. In the old stories of Teutonic and Scandinavian origin It is constant. In the " Faereylnga Saga" there la one of Marl Hakon, who, falling in- love with a statue, prays that she will give him her golden Hnger-rlng, and she does. When Rlgmund, his rival, tries to take the ring from Earl Hakon Slgmund perishes. There are dozens of ' similar stories.
Medicated Honey. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
I V Medicated Honey. According to a Paris journal, a French scientist Is trying to compel bees to make medicated honey for 'the cure of :varlous diseases. He keeps the bees.' under glass, and furnishes only" such flowers as possess the desired properties. By the different kinds of,. honey thus produced influenza, coughs and colds, indigestion; . asthma, -, and many other . Ills, are said to be readily if indirectly reached.;; These medicines ought to bo decidedly palatable. ,
Swedish Sunday Schools. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
•Swedish Sunday Schools. " j . Some -200,000 children now attend Sun I day school "In Sweden, and are taught by [a. staff of 12,000 teachers. Prince Oscar ' Bernadotte, the second son of the pre- , sent King ot Sweden, and Norway, has ; himself a Sunday school l'or the children t of the higher classes. " " It is a pleasant I sight," writes a contributor to " Sun t day at I-Iome," •" to see this Royal Prince standing at his desk in the schoolroom, and touching to hear him, in his own earnest, ■ unaffected manner, explain the Word of God for his boys. The Prince's earnest, faithful, talks' leave. deep im pression also- upon; occasional "grown-up visitors; indeed, his whole life is asbright &lt;; testimony to 'the- rpality .of. his "religion." English Princes do not favour .-the Sun day school. ■ r ■. =■ : ■.
Queer Pets. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
•- Queer Pets.' ' | The young Duchess of Marlborough has a strange taste in pets.: - At Blen heim , she is said to have set up av menagerie, in which there ''are two 'ostriches; several eagles and -vultures, and an ibis. The strangest merriber of; the collection, however, is a' garter snalce that was purchased toy • the Duchess on the banks of the Nile. She was not at all afraid, of the snake; and, it soon became tame enough to crawl to wards her. 'Thus : It became -her favourite of all the pets. A gentle-eyed Nubian boy in native costume, has been added to the Duchess's collection of. honeiymoon souvenirs. He will , accom pany her in her walks through the Blen heim grounds, and will make the rounds of tlie menagerie.with him whenever'she visits the animals. : •
Soda Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Soda Water. Soda water 'cartridges:or ■" gas drops," for making aerated ;: water' at : home1 ! or wherever: one' may .bev.travelling', are: i made by. a;London firm. ,Tlie steel shell is pear-shaped; about %in. in diameter at the largest part, ana Is filled with: liquid carbonic acid at a pressure of ' sixty atmospneres. The cartridge fits Into the mouthpiece of a soda-water bottle. A cap Is closed over It, and In completing . the closure a tiny ebonite plug In one end of the cartridge is punctured, when the gas escapes into the • bottle, and is dissolved in the water. A dozen of the gas drops weigh 3oz., tind 5000 of them can be packed In a j cubic foot.
A M[?]teorite that Paid a Mortgage. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
A Miteorito that. Paid a Mortgage.v. V:| • Another Illustration"- of uses ;to 'which meteorites may be .put before their- real character Is known Is afforded by those' of Kiowa county, Kan. They fell on a prairie,' where rocks were scarce and valuable, and the farmers of the vicinity ■found meteorites- convenient for. holding, down' haystacks, stable: roofs, orTcovers' to rain barrels: . For .suchj-purposes-- they mlght.Jiavff' been usecLif&ia-tlQng^time, had not the; wife -of . one ; of « the' farmers • become convinced that there-was some-: thing unusual'-about, .them;■;and called an expert to examine tliem: He- at once' recognised their nature, and the enter prising woman • finally sold. hers for enough : to _ pay off a heavy mortgage" upon the farm.
R. L. Stevenson's Scotticisms. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
' R. Li Stevenson's Scotticisms. . :tn "JEJoiiginan's" for ' July' Mr. An-.-' drewL/a.iigliits out.atfehe '.'Athenaeum" itov complaining of..-,tho ''Scotticisms -in Stevenson's "■ Weir of: Hemuistoji. "We can.-scarcely^have-llialf ii'Jie;.boolt*l>efore; :us," says sfclie-- " Athenaeum," ■ " yet ;al -ready. the glossary* wlhikih.'.-ii® eminently ■necessary, 'deals w-itli. over a couple of iliund'red. words. 'Lord Hermiston ob jects to ' palmering about-in bauchles.' He' talks a little 'seukhuldery- after din-, ner. We itatve ' etterca.ps' and.:■' air lines,' scrape of .Scots ' ballants,' «nd,- in short, tihe book is not for tllie Southron." On wJiieh Mr. Lang remarks.:—"T,his is-, eiiilier gross ignorance or puerile all'ec taition. The '■ Scotch Ballads,' Hie ' Wii yerley Novels,' 'and Burms's poems are fiDnuillar to every Englislhman • with the slightest pretentions: to literature.1 The words—the two Ihuiidred Scotch words need by Mr. iS'teveuison—'are oC constant occurrence in B...
Jam Roll Cakes. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
. Jam Boll- Cakes. Two eggs. tlieir weigM in flour, but ler, and sugar. "Beat, the butter to si ■creiunv acid; the sugar and .tke eggs,v.-then t'he:, llour toy ilegro&s very lightly. Lay a'piece of buttered paper on an \ovonJtin aud ;spreaid • t'lie: anix'ture. .over; : Bake iiyhtiy in-; raiiher a 'sflianp 'oven ; -then spread -: with jam ; roil up, and • hold: before -Are to brown (lightly, - and- sift sugar oyer.
Spray. An Aboriginal Yarn. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
fin Aboriginal Yarn. The following is the latest true abori ginal story :—A station the other Jay engaged a blaekfeliow to rake up the yards about the place, and promised him 5s. .tor the job, which was accepted. lDassing by the scene of operations later on, the manager was astonished to see liis employee seated on the ground sur rounded by black gins, while three other Hilackfellows were doing the work. " "What is the meaning o£ all this ?" naturally asked the manager. " Oh," replied the aboriginal with a grandilo quent wave of the hand, " me let 'im con tract to these fellows for three bob."
Verdi's Scheme. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Verdi's Scheme. An example 'of -the preS^tim'ent Of success occurs1 in the' :accdunt*'of tlie production of "ltigol o t to,''J.br ought out •■at Venice in .1851. ;It, is'.' relateU . that. .Verdi, when . at work *011; this. opera, alleged, ..in. answer, to entreaties from . the singer who was to perform the miss ing aria, tlinit there would be?plenty of time to study it-H-it was nothing diili cult. OL'hiS' he continued, to repeat until ■.the actual day fixed for .the -perform ance . of " Rigoletto," w'honyi with much mystery aud many precautions against toeing ovei'iieard, he played-the enchant ing. " Iia Donua e Mo'bile". to the mysti tled isinger. , As the latter :Was expressing his de ■ light, Verdi cautioned him strictly, on no account to hum or whistle the catching air before the evening the .'orchestra, ' lie 'said, had learned.it already, and were also under a solemn vow,not to let one note be lieard before the actual performance. " Why this • •••mystery inquired the puzzled ...
Not in Public Employment. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 April 1898
Not in Public Employment. .,. The origin of the word " private," as applied to a soldier in the ranks, may be traced to the much earlier use o£ the same word applied to civilians, " a pri .•.vate.inan..or citizen"—that is, one i nfcjt j-invested with public1 office or employ ment. The epithet being; thus-applied in common language to any "civilian not: holding office, has by a slight-extension of meaning been used to signify soldiers not holding rank. .