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NO FUNERALS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
NO FUNERALS. '«Thcse testimonials,' said the merchant, /'are satisfactory enough, but ono more ques tion.' . 'Yes, sir,' said tho young man applying for *'& situation. 'Have you any aged graud-parents?' ,'N-no.' Any levuiv greut-unujua ur gruui-uuuu) i 'No, sir. Why do you — ' 'Oh, nothing. I only wanted to make sure you wouldn't be called away during the cricket ' season. As It is, you'll do. Be here, pleaso, at 8.30 to-morrow.'
EXACT IN ALL THINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
} EXACT IN ALL THINGS. One winter evening an English and a Scot tish commercial were travelling to London In a first-class carriage by themselves. They ?were not long In gcttlnpt acquainted. Presently they had a game of cards, and zwero so engrossed in it that they were quite etartled to find they were approaching Euston. The Englishman, who had been steadily los ing nil through, asked the Scotsman how much jne owea aim. . -ine Scotsman replied, 'Ten 'pounds.' ^ Tho Englishman, being short of cash, gave vhim n five-pound note, lour sovereigns, nlne Itccn shillings, ono sixpence, (lvepencehalf penny In copper, und then found he -was still a halfpenny short. i lie expressed his sorrow at being short, but the Scotsman replied, 'Never minfi, man, wo ►won't Btlck at a halfpenny. You can giyo .mo your evening paper.'
THE HUMORIST. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
THE HUM9RIST, 'Do you waltz. Mr Guy?'* 'Oh, I skip a little/* 'Then I think we'll havo no troublo lo skipping tho next dance.' - . ? 'Doctor, how can I ever repay you for your kindness to me?' 'Doesn't matter, old man. r.heque, money order, or cosh.' 'School-teacher, still ill, Maude, so you can't ? go back yet? Isn't she any better? n» . Uncle Ben, she's much worse, thank yonl' 'How dreadfully stout the general is get ting!' 'Yes. Isn't it fortunate? Otherwise he wouldn't be able to wear all his medals.' Youngster: We've 'got a new baby up at our house. Lady: Indeed, and what's his name. Youngster: I dunno, he can't talk yet He: Marriage Is a pottery. She: You mean n lottery, don't you? He: No, I mean a pot ter}*— a place for making family Jara. Bumps: What do you think is the surest way to success? Humps: Most any theory ' will do as long as you put It Into practice. Patlonce: When I was young I had nt least nuy oners lor my uana. i'mriuu. nv»w what you might call your palmy days,...
DYING OF THIRST. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
DYING OP THIRST. According to recent news from Madrid the islanders of Lanzarote, in the Cana ries, are suffering terribly owing to water famine, and some of them are actually dying of thirst. The poor are going from codr to door begging piteously for a drink of water, but there is practically none 'to be had. A pint of water costs at least threepence and the poor cannot af ford to buy it. Tho Mayor of Arrecife, th» capital, has applied to Las Palmas to send supplies by son. to distribute among the population. !Jwing to the dopperate straits of tho people many of them are emigrating to [ho other Islands.
NO OBJECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
NO OBJECTION. 'What does your father say about my com-i ing here? Do you think he appreciates me? 'He didn't care nothln' about it,' replied little Willie carclesBy. 'So be has no objection, eh? But what did he .say?' i 'He said If Maud had a mind to make a fool of herself, why, let her.'
OLD MURDER CHARGE. ARREST AFTER SEVEN YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
OLD MURDER CHARGE. ARREST AFTER SEVEN YEARS. Al Moiiughan, to-day( 13 111 Janu ary), Jchn M'Cali'rey of Cornamur vey, was charged with tho murde;' of Patrick M'Mahon, of Drumgill, on tho 21Hh June, 1899, between Cor bano ami Cornamurvoy. From tho evklenco it appeared tha'. IU„ l,n,l (ol.-.,,, ,,n,cni:cinn ,,f a piece of ilis;mto:l land on the day in question, a ul that a quarrel en sued between the deceased, tile accus ed, and the lat'.er's sister ar.d mo tli t. One witness, a brothor-ia-law of the deceased, stated that when he proceeded to tho scene of the 'quarrel he fo ind M'Cnrthy holding tho de ceased while his mother nn.t sister w..'1-e beating him on the in'ud with, sticks. Mary Anne Jl'CatTret, ?? tlii sister, who was a.rmed witli a pitch fork, struck the deceased severely with it while the witness was drag ging him- awav from thom He took the deceased across the stream to the opposite ban'c, where lie collapsed, and died in a few minutes. Tho witness saw John M'Caffrey s'-a...
A BOGUS DON. HIS CAREER IN FRAUD. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
A BOGUS DON. HIS CAREER IN FRAUD. The American police have, according to tho New York correspondent of the 'Express,' after a three years' chaso, succeeded in capturing Dr. Richard C. Flower, who is alleged to be the most ingenious mining swindler in the States. i' lower nas oeen operating lor some time in Philadelphia under the gu'se of ?an Oxford don wh- : h.id discovered a remarkable method o'f making artificial diamonds. He issued a remarkable pros pectus, which stated that he had pro duced diamonds of greater value than tho finest products of Kimberley, and that some of t-e most prominent busi ness men in the city were allied with him in his enterprise. He has adopted*so many disguises and assumed so many aliases that when 'th3 police entered his offices recently with tho warrant for his arrest they could not believe that the scholarlj'-looklng old man with the venerable beard and t'he blue spectacles was the notorious criminal they wanted. *' Flower is believed ;o possess rema...
THE SIGHT OF THE BLIND. SOME EXAMPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 11 April 1907
THE SIGHT OF THE BLIND.. SOME EXAMPLES. The story that Mrrie. Calve may marry a man who has recently lost his sight recalls instances of unions between the sighted and the blind which have had tha happiest results. The rewndation of our knowledge of the habits ol the bee, says the 'Evening Standard,' was laid by a blind man and his wife. Francois Huber began to lose his sight at fifteen, '.«jid eventually became quite blind, but tho devoted woman to whom he had become engaged married him, and was sight to his eyes. Doctor F. J. Campbell, the lion-hearted Principal of the Normal School for the Blind at Upper Norwood, never finds his blindness an hindrance Ho rides, rows, cycles, and climbs moun tains, and describes his adventures with all the picturesque enthusiasm of a man who has seen for himself,. ? 'How old So-and-So is looking! ' But when men of his color turn gray they do look prematurely old.' The speaker was a blind man — Henry Fawcett, the Post master-General. Ho 'saw' every...
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
w USEFUL HINTS . A good way .to clean a copper kettle Is to fill it with'hot water and rub the sur face with mllk'that has turned sour for; some time. Thon polish with a leather. ? Milk in the 'washing up' water softens it, and can be used as a substitute Cor soap.' It prevents the gvenso £vom ri3 Ing to thq top of the water, and keeps tt-e holds' from chapping. f'' . !.4»ni« - Virtpf rhtn^.fyi .n«n,rn' ? -ea stains from a white dress. Place the, stained part in a saucer, with enough gin to cover the stain, rub with a piece of the same material, press on the wrong side; with.a. moderately hot iron till dry. ? Some housekeepers put a peeled oriiori inside a prepared fowl that-.is' to-be kept Cor any ierigth of time. This absorbs germs that' would other wises'infect'- - '-the ? moat. Sliced onions or a bag of. char coal placed near meat of any' kind has the sanie effect. ' If when you are baking anything the oven gets tod hot, put in a basin of cold water instead of leaving the door o...
HOW TO CHOOSE A HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
HOW TO CHOOSE A HUSBAND. - A girl who thinks of , marrying a man; who employs' girls or women should' find mit'-how he treats. them. If ho is not kind and- considerate to-.thpsia vwho are de ' fenceless, lie eerltUnly \M11 make a bad -husbami. Just, ivs' truly as night brings ' Out the stars, so, in the Intimacy of mar , Wed life ,the wear and tear of business, ' the irritability, the vexations, bring' out the real man. Before the young woman decides upon a husband, sho should try to know the nian as his employes know hirr,', That Is the way to choose a hus band.
JUDICIOUS ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
JUDICIOUS ADVERTISING. Very few up-to-date business men nowadays dispute the fact that syste matic advertising pays — and ospeoially if a little novolty is introduced into it. Messrs. Riley Brothers, thewell-ltnown Drapers of Sydney, who, ovor 40 jetlia ayu, -vtUD trie lira, lunnuuuyv. ouu novelty of. ' Mail Order ' business, making their £5 Drapery Bale a ' liousohold word,' liave hit on the idea of sending specially prepared 'Bargain Parcols,' ranging from a 2s. 6d. Lace Packot, to a 25s. Bed room parcel. Tliore are about 20 different kinds, and tlioy are all sent carriage paid to tlie remotest corner of Australia. Eiley Brothers look for no profit on these Bargain Parcels, using tliem just as an advertisement of what they can do for countrj customers. The articles consist mostly of manufacturers' samples and odd ments, which their assistants pack into parcols when not busy otherwise.
THE HUMORIST. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
THE HUMORIST, Snys n woman— 'I enro not trbo docs tl««s thinking so long ns I am permitted to do the talking.' - . 'Dc than' dat thinks he can't mako mis takes,' said Uncle ICbcii, 'is makin' one of do moe' dangerous dat Is, right there.' pr. Sharpo : I 7say,- Mr Doolcy, you're .n long time paying inc your account. Mr Poo ley : And. it's a Jong tolmo ye took to euro me — he jabers! 'Clarence; dear, you ore very late; It Is long after midnight.'.' 'Well, if that isn't just liko a woman. lieforo wc were married you didn't seem to care how late I got home.' 'Tommy,' said his mother, 'If I give you a pieec of pie, will you' try to-be a good boy?' 'Yes, ma'am,' replied Tommy, 'an' I'll try to be gooder if you'll give me two pieccs.' 'Don't you sleep welj on tho enrs?' 'No, I generally stay awake all night try ing to remember tho name of my Bleeping car.' Teacher: Now, what is a fort? Johnny: A place for soldiers to live in. Teacher: And a fortress? Johnny: A place for soldiers' wives to ...
BUSINESS METHODS IN FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
BUSINESS METHODS IN FARMING. An important address was delivered at the last meeting of the Farmers' Na- - tlonal Congress, Wisconsin, U.S.A., by Mr L. W. Watkin, who dwelt at length upon the absence of co-operation am ongst farmers in the business of hand ling their crops when ready for mar ket. The farmer, he said, is tho most neipiess, haphazard salesman in me business world to-day. As proof of the weak, unbusiness-Iikc management of sales in farm produce, it is only neces sary to call attention to the fact that in practically no instance is the farmer al lowed to deal directly with the retailer or manufacturer, who enhances the value of his goods, or with the real consumer, even though the latter buys the product of the farm unchanged. No accredited agent represents the farm in market with prices on his goods, but the products are sold to speculators at the price the latter fix; or are consigned to middle-men, whose interests and efforts are equally divided between the seller und...
THE LADIES COLUMN. HEALTH HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
THE LABIES COLUMN. HEALTHHINTS. T The following Is given as a homely cure for 'rheumatism:— ^ Sulphur, loz; cream of tartar, loz;- rhubarb, y^nx; gum guiacum, 1 drachm; honey,.- IGoz. A * taiilespoonful of 'this is taken night and morning in' a tumblerful of white wine — hock; for instance— and hot water. if a .wound has been made by any poi sonous, rusty iron or ste«;l, inflammation may be allayed and lockjaw, mortifica tion, etc., prevented by holding tho 'Vou ml over the smoke of burning wood ' previously saturated with sweet-oil or . . lard. A glycerine poultice will soften and Iqosen a hard com so much that it will easily come out. To apply, saturate a ?? piece of lint' with slyeerlnc, lay this on ?; .' the corn, tie a piece of oiled-silk over, bandage to keep in place, and, if yo.i apply , at night, keep on till the morn Ing.. When' tender spots in the mouth arc . whitish they may be touched a lit tle borax rubbed up with honey or glyce rine. Brushing over them a -.solution of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
Use ? nm Hicks' Ideal Poison Carts. : '* ' !' They are tho noarost approach to ' ? \ a Perfect Poison Cart obtainjable. SIMPLE. STRONG. DURABLE* Hicks' Powerful Fumigators and Pit Traps -A Are used successfully throughout the Commonwealth; ™ ....WRITE FOR PARTICULARS.... ;.' ' 1 T. EC. HICK^S, J Patentee and. Manufacturer. 'A SO High St., North Botany;, SYDNEY. I WOMEN WHO THINK ' the matter out save labour and time by using good Sun== light Laundry Soap. Have you thought of this ?
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
Brunswick Emporium. Just Opened, a Range of Ware houses Samples. 12 doz. Ladies and gents purses, ranging from _ls to 10s 6d 12 doz. Ladies Rack Combs, to clear, 9d each . 6 doz. Ladics'Cxlove Holders, black, blue, cream, pink, at cost price. 15 doz. Hair Brushes, eye openers, ranging Is to 5s 6d 20 doz. Children's Cold Bead Neck lots, 2d each 12 doz. Ladies Muslin Aprons, Is 3d to 4s Gd 6 doz. Ladies Jackets, latest style, lis 6d to 25s. 2 doz. (only) Ladies Back and Side Combs to go at ridiculous prices. 12 doz. Ladies black and colored Skirts, ranging 5/11 to 35s f Full range of LADIES UNDER CLOTHING. Our Clothing & Mercery Department Is as good as ever, best val Lot of Men's cotton tweed Trousers, all sizes, 3s 9d Lot of Men's tweed Trousers, all sizes, 5s lid. Men's Navy Serge Suits, well fin ished, 35s Men's Fancy Serge Suits, latest cut, ,37s 6d Men's Harvard Shirts, Tgood patterns, 2s 6d ues always to be seen horc. Men's Fashion Shirts, good patterns, 3s 6d to 5s 6d ...
The Byron Bay Jetty. [Newspaper Article] — Mullumbimby Star — 18 April 1907
Hi The Byron* Bay Jetty. (From the ' Chronicle.') The Richmond and Tweed Council of Progress Associations has, since its inception, done some remarkable things — in more senses than one. No one, however, look it so seriously as to imagine that one of its members would attempt to make it a stepping linnnrc Si, nil nevertheless, lias proved to be the case, for last week Mi'. J. B. Mit chell, of the Cliannon, threw down the gauntlet and challenged Mr. G. T, Hindmarsh to political combat. The trouble arose out of an inno cent looking letter from the Under Secretary for Works, re the Council's request ior a reconsideration of the improvements to Byron Bay jetty, in which it was stated tho request could not bo entertained, and tlmt a T end, if constructed, would not withstand the sea, and would not only be de stroyed itself, but would Jprobably ? take away portion of the jetty with it. Mr. French remarked that the cor respondence _ which had lately been received from the Department was ve...