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A Pathetic Scene. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
. A Pathetic Scene. A BRIGHT and attractive young lady was standing with some friends outside a Sydney news- paper office, reading the war news. Soon a notice was posted up anr nouncing that Trooper Abrahams had been killed ; the young lady uttered a shriek, and exclaiming, "He is my brother," sank into paroxysms of grief, into her friends' arms, who quietly bore her away. There were very few people about, boiug Sunday, but those few who saw the painful episode were, some of them for the first time perhaps, brought face to face with the dread horrors of war ; we hear sp much about "killedand wounded1' that the phrase somewhat loses its mean- ing, but a touching little scene like this brings the awful truth home to one much more effectual- ly than all the eloquence of preach- ers could do. This is a thing which happens only once in a way in Sydney^ but it is easy to believe how heart rending the ^njany scenes must be outside the War Office in London, when the names of three or four h...
PASSING NOTES. The Agent-Generalship. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
PASSING NOTES. The Agent-Generalship. THE friends of Mr. Copeland will congratulate that gentlemai upon his appointment to the im portant and responsible post oi Agent-General, and the people generally can rely upon it that all things considered, and going by comparisons, they will be re- presented in London by a fairlj good man. This position has yet-until perhaps now-been filled by a man who had a per- sonal acquaintance with the pro- ducing interests of the colony^ or a practical knowledge of the min- ing ánd land laws, and the diffi- culties under .which "producers -are compelled; to labour. For many years the colony was re .represented in London by Sir ! tßauj^^ baan; whoji&d been a prominent ^^^^^^^n^)rèsent* g^n'ératíóh ^^^Itp1^'^ whose long con tinued absence from the colony rendered him wholly, unfit to fill the position with advantage. When. his resignation was announced it was.oioughtthat the Government would take the op- portunity to send to London a person who w...
The Federal Capital. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
The Federal Capital. THE Mayor of Albury, having just returned from a trip in Victoria, is more than ^^^üápregsed with 'l^^Bí0k»-'m "¿ls city being? selected as. the Federa} Capital ;: if the Victorians haye the choos ' i og pf the site*hesays, they would choose Albury to a mau. No doubt they would if they could not get it in their own territory, and great fools, in their own in- terests if they did not. But this is very injudicious talk for the Mayor to indulge, he can hardly ! j expect to further the interests t)f his town among New South Welshmen by quoting the opin- ions of Victorians: The people who feel more deeply, outside, the i districts which have a show for the distinction, are Sydneyites, whose jealousy will prompt them to have the capital as far from Newtown as,possible, and whose interests will require that it should be as near to Sydney as possible. The great bulk of the people don't care much where it is if they can- not get it close to their own doors, so what the i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
FRUIT TREES. Orange Grove Nursery, Freeman's Beach, ria Windsor, N.S.W. ABOUT 15,000 CHOICE FRUIT TB EES, including Summer Fruits. Also Choice Bulbs, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Plants of every description. Farm, Garden, and Flower Seeds sup- plied. All letters to be addressed to, IZZARD & CO.. or, W. M. MOSES, Windsor. R. W. Cobcroft, TANNEE & CURRIER, «^WINDSOR. HIGHEST PRICES GIVEN FOR Wattle Bark, Light Hides, Calfskins, Yearlings and Tallow. TERMS CASH. 9 í^^^^^í^^^^ ^^^^^^ This is only an Outline # I W of a few out of many cases. Day by day fresh reports of care come in. It is impossible to publish every case, eren in short summary. All over Australia live, healthy men and women, once hopeless invalids, have been made well and active by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Below are very brief summaries of several cases in all parts. A fuller account will be sent post free to any address. THEY WERE ILL, AND ARE WELL! f Thousands of photographs attest the benefit receive...
LICENSING COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
LICENSING COURT. Mr. W. Cobcroft applied for a renewal o! hi« publican's license for the Old Re- treat Motel, situated at Wilberforce. No objections ; renewal granted. Mr. George Gough appliei for a re- newal of his publicans license tor the Australian Hotel, situated at AloGratu 6 Hill, ¿o olgtctious ; renewal granted. Ou the occasion of the first drill given to the Lancers vf h o hs ve joined the squadron, which took place on Saturday last at Rich- mond, a number of Windsorites journeyed thitherward to walch proceedings.
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
HERE AND THERE. By MAX KOLDBN. The dredging of the Hawkes!) seems to be as far off as ever, i those who expect to see the Hawkesbury moored alongside Windsor Wharf in the near fut are likely to be doomed to dis pointment. If our member wo rise to the occasion with a resol and resistless" enery and coura then, and not before, we in expect to see steamers of la tonnage plying between Wirid and Sydney. * * ? A great many people seem to in iavour of the proposed Par matta-Singleton railway goi through Wollombi. This, woi immeasurably beueiitthe Wollón people, fdr they have now to dr their pi O' i uce to Maitlaud, a &lt;! d tance of about 40 mile« ; but if, th« other hand, it followed I t Wheelbarrow Ridge and pase through Putty, it woul i ineátiinb.1 beneiit the settlers out iu that i rection, a d would also open ut lot of very rica, cultivable, and f xno>t unexplored country, so Ith one cannot wonder at there being little perplexity in the Works E partuient with regard to th...
TWO MONTHS' RECORD. 38 Cases; 13 Deaths. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
TWO MONTHS' RECORD. 38 Cases; 13 Deaths. The first case of plague made its appearance jn Sydney on January 25, and since then the record has mounted up to 38 cases,of.which 13 have proved fatal. The following table sho*s the dates up till noon on Tuesday on which thc patients were discovered, and in the fatal casus when the deaths occurred : Date. New CaseB. Deaths January 25 . 1 0 February 23 .1 1 February i'4 . ..... I 0 February 27 . 0 1 March 2.»... 2 O March 5 . 0 I March «. 0 1 March 8 . 3 0 March 9 . 2 1 March Í0. 2 0 March ll . 1 0 March 12 ..«.. 2 1 March 13 . 1 0 March 14. 1 1 March 15 . 8 0 March 17 . 0 1 March li» . 8 1 Mardi 20. 2 O March 21 . I 2 March 22 . 1 0 March 23 . 1 0 March 25 . 2 1 March 2ti. 7 1 March 2? . 1 0 Totals 3S 13
FARM AND DAIRY. A CORN GROWERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
FARM AND DAIRY. * A COEN GEO WEES' ASSOCI- ATION. The following, from an American paper, tells about a corn growers' association. It may possibly in- terest our readers : The membership of this associa- tion is restricted to farmers actively engaged in growing corn, profes- sors of agriculture, and editors of agricultural papers. The objects of the association are : To advance the interest of oorn growers by securing better methods of selecting and caring for seed corn. To encourage better and more thorough methods of cultivation. To establish a standard of per- fection, and to perfect a score card for use in judging exhibits of com and in selecting seed ears. To hold training schools for the education and examination of ex- pert judges. To issue certificates of qualifica- tion to expert judges of corn. To revise the nomenclature of corn. To locate and conduct experi- j ment stations in each of the three grand divisions of the state, for exhaustive trial of varieties, meth- ods of c...
HAWKESBURY RACE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
HAWKESBURY RACE CLUB. Foltowingarethe entries for the event* to" be.jám''Á''jtá Hawkesbury Áutuáín meeting: PAEK STAKES, 6 furlongs. Sunday Molly Riley Hazel Girl Planet Oin Silver Forest Lockstitch Folly Collen Blina (late Colleen) La Hogue Lochiel Alannah Poono Triem RuBty Autocrat Solem Minnie S. Alice M'Carthy Rifleite Tranquility Chesilbank Fearless Maranoa Coolgardie CLABKNDON HANDICAP. 7 furlongs. Melodian Highlander California Hereford Cyanide Jenny Moore Noble Lady , Bob Merralie .Cast Iron Napoleon Skein Dhu . ?GUtter Jean Boreas IL Rook «îf Ages Goldsmith Nightfall Buttanda Dozon Auda Triem Prima Donna Mishap Ranjitjsiuhji KUBSBBT HANDICAP, 5 furlongs. Lady Lybia Tricam.. Bar One La Mute - Portland Light ^Ornament Beacon Simon HAWKESBUBY AUTUMN HANDICAP, 1$ mile and I'M yards. Flodden Sirocco Amor Bombshell Bob Surbition Evanescent Temple Goldsmith Rengouia Isa . Silver IL gelding Cutline Field Gun Portulucca St. ALais Scarlet and Gold Wya'.ong Beaufort ACM of Diamonds Th...
WEBBS CREEK. (From our own Correspondent.) Surprise Party. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
WEBBS CREEK« (From oar own Correspondent.) Surprise Party. À genuine surprise was accorded the genial Mr. Jonothan Bose and his good wife at their residence, " Glen Aven," on the 21st inst., by a large party of friends from all parts of the river. At about dusk some 14 or 15 residents of Wise- man's Ferry and thereabouts congregated on the jetty, at the foot of the road lead- ing to Leet'8 Vale, there to await the boat which had been arranged to csnvey them to the nearest point of the creek leading to Glen Aven.*' Many more than was anticipated had roiled up, and it waB ionnd necessary to request the uss of a second boat from Mr. Books, who lives on the opposite bank, this gentleman im- mediately came to the assistance of thc merry-makers, and the difficulty having been overcome, everyone determined to settle down and have a right good time. The first of the party to arrive found both Mr. and Mrs. Bose seated on the veran- dah of their house, enjoying a chat pre- vious to retiring t...
WISEMAN'S FERRY. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
WISEMAN'S FERRY. (From our own correspondent.) Mr. Tarner, from the State School De- partment, is on a visit of inspection among the children in and about the ferry, and is slaving with Host Kelly. Ted Moore, who got severely hurt at .Ten-mile Ho.low aoout two «eeks ago, is making rapid strides towards recovery, uuder tho skilful piloting ot Dr. Piesley aud the careful nursing he receives. Our new wharf has at last been com- pleted, ¡md is a handsome structure, lt isa credit to the contractor, and tm orna- ment to the place. We had guite agala 4ay16ñ S^íurSay; When Mr. VelliÉh and Mr. Poole, from the Harb jurs and Iii vei 8 Department,, arri ved to officially take over the wharf f tom the contractor.
Farming in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
Farming: in South Africa. Mr. A. B. Paterson, special war correspondent of the Sydney Morn- ing Herald in South Africa, in a letter to that journal writes from the front as follows about farming on the veldt " The veldt here is : parched and dry, and the karoo bushes, which are the only vegeta- tion worth speaking of, are dusty and grey like our spinifex country. There is no fuel, but a kind of green broom grown on the kopjes, which burns well even while green. For all farm house work manure is burnt. It is dried into big square blocks and looks like paving stone at a distance. The farmers live by sheep, cattle, and ostriches. The4 country carries a sheep to six acres, an ostrich to 12, and a horse to 20. At least those are the figures given to me by a farmer, but they are not very reliable.
RIVERSTONE. (From our own Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
RIVERSTONE. (From our own Correspondent.) Mr. Jack Hay set out foi Queensland on Tuesday of las! week. He is going to Gladstone, where he will be employed by Mr. Mette. We omitted to mention last week in connection with the Church of England tea-party that Mesdames Heslop, Wheaton, and Sargeant, and Miss Wheaton had charge of one of the tables. Some means of draining the road near the police-station are sadly wanted. The slightest shower leaves a broad sheet of yellow water, which is only removed by the slow process of evaporation. We still receive occasional show- ers of rain, but much more is wanted for the winter crops. Mr. Fletcher possesses, despite the un- favourable weather, one of the finest crops of lucerne in the Hawkesbury district. The Riverstone people feel the effect of the slackness of work at the local meat-works. In order to give all the hands work each of the mutton butchers are compelled to work alternately two full weeks and remain one week idle. Mr. R. Weller, f...
CRICKET. Competition Matches. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
Competition Matches. The following table ehows the relative positlons of the various clubs engaged in the Hawkesbury District Cricket Union -Richmond .. Riverstone Park Villa .. H. A. College] Windsor ... Wilberforce.. Kurrajong ... Military Matches; Played. 12 ll* 12 IO ll* 12 12 12 Won Lost P'ts. NOTE.-The asterisk signifies tnat the matches Riverstone v. College and Windsor v. College which fell en dates that occurred during the Christmas vaca- tion have been allowed to Bland in abeyance.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
To the Inhabitants of the Hawkesbury District. We are opening ex S.S. BUTESHIRE, our First Shipment of General Drapery for the Season. Our Orders were placed before the Rise in Prices, consequent on the great advance which has taken place in the Raw Material, Wool and Cotton. Be Wise and Save M/M MJ ± BY MAKING YOUR PURCHASES FROM A FIRM WHO HAS Command of the British and Continental Markets, and Who BUYS FOR CASH. It is impossible to enumerate every line, sufficient to state EVERY DEPARTMENT IS BEING REPLENISHED. Blankets, Flannels, Flannelettes, Sheetings, Clothing, Men's, Boys', and Youth's Hats, Shirts, Waterproof Coats, Etc. Dress Materials-in Serges, Sergerettes, Coatings, and the New Fabrics for Dresses. Cloaks and Jackets in the Latest Modes. The Most approved makes in Corsets. Winter Underclothing-Natural and Sanitary. TOUCHING OUR^> Millinery Department. In This We Claim Pre-eminence. This Season Excelling Ourselves. The Lady in charge is from one of the first and best ...
WISEMAN'S FERRY. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
WISEMAN'S FERttï. (From our own correspondent.) Mr. Harz, while ascending; the hug« mountain facing the Wiseman's Ferrj wharf, tu search for an interruption ii the wires, feil a distance of 15 feet, caus- ing his legs to be very much crushed and bruised, and receiving a severe shock to his system. Six or seven willing hands rushed at once in answer to his cries for belp, and carried him home, when his wounds were dressed by Mrs. Marx, who is exceptionally clever in cases of this kind. He is progressing very favourably. The new wharf is completed, and we believe that Mr. Denny O'Brien, who has been aa active worker on the job, bad a christening ceremony at the finish, but only a fhoBen few were present, and it would be rather uufuir to leveal all to the public this time. We a*c pleased to sea Miss Owens, of Pitt Town (a sister of Mrs. Walmsleys) paying a visit to the Ferry. We noticed a goodly number of Wind- sor and Colo folks passing through on the 8,s Hawkesbury on Monday. We woul...
Departure of Mr. C. E. Broome [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
Departure of Mr. C. E. Broome Windsor will this week lose a worthy and useful citizen in the person of Mr. C. E. Broome, who has held the position of head- master at the local Superior Pub- lic School, since August, 1893. Last year Mr. Broome gained the Al certificate, and therefore his many friends were not surprised to hear that his worth had been recognised by the Department, and of his promotion to the Rockdale Public School, which means an increase in salary of' something like £6 per month. During Mr. Broome's seven year's residence in Windsor he has assisted in everything which tended towards the welfare of the district, as well as proving a hard , and fast worker of the Wesleyan Church, of which he was a mem- ber. He acted as secretary for the School of Arts for a period of four years, and has been a mem- ber of the committee for the past seven years ; he was also one of the founders of the present Liter- ary and Debating Society, and he has at no time been found want- ing in...
Cost of Big Guns and their Ammunition. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
Cost of Biff Guns and their Ammunition. ¿munition cost Bore Tons Cost per round. 16-25in....lll... £19,000 . «164 Ol. 18.5 ...67 ... 18,000 . 114 Os. 12-0 ... 46 ... 7,000 . 66 Os. 100 ... 29 ... 6,000 . 4« Os. 92 ... 22 ... 5,000 . 33 Os. 8*0 ... 15 ... 3,000 . 1610s. 6-0q.f ... 7 ... 1.600 . 12 Os. 6 0 ... 5 ... 1 OOO . IO fis 4-7 ... 2 ... 650 . 3 OB' The latter is the gun so opportunely landed by Captain the Hon. Bedworth Lambton, of H.M.8. Po WEEPUL, and which proved so useful against " Long Tom" at Ladysmith.
MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 30 March 1900
MAINLY ABOOT PEOPLE. The Marquis of Queensbu ry, whose fame ns ii sportsman, particularly with respect to boxing, is known throughout the world, left the following coJicil attached to his will :-" At my death I wish to bc cremated and my ashes pot into the earth, enclosed in nothing-earth to earth, ashes to 'ashes, in any spot moat convenient I hare loved. I'll mention places to my son, Harleyford for choice. I particularly request no Christian mum« menes or tomfooleries be performed over my grave, but that I be buried as a secu- larist and an agnostic. If it will comfort ' anyone, there are plenty of those of my own faith who would come and say a few words of common sense over the spot where my ashes may lie. Places to lay ashes : The summit of Griffie or Queens berry, in Dumfriesshire ; the end of the Terrace overlooking New Loch, Harley- ford, Bucks. No monument or stone necessary or requi ed, or pr. cession, as ashes can be camed in one person's hand. Failing these places any pl...