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OBEYING ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 6 May 1898
?'.,;.:?'?-? OBEYING ORDERS'. The late' Professor '-Huxley used to euforcp ? ujicin young men the lesson of definiteness by telfing 'them a'story of his own experiehcej He-was atteindieig a meeting, ot the British, Association for the Advancement cf Science tul Belfast. Ireland. . : All the savanlB in the town: assembled regu larly -at a curtain hall. ?; vProfessor Huxley rj Invingbeenup late one eveniug;''roSB Into h-j the morning, and feared he should be lato *t) the meeting. Coining out of his ? lodgings, hn bailed one of the Irish vehicles known as au, outside car, and mounted it. ':Now drive fast,' he said to the driver, Vfoc I am in a great hurry.' ? Off went the driver at a . mad pace, whict- almost threw the professor off his seat,- auet began charging along the road in a.somewhtity indi liuito way. Pri sently it occurred: to Huif ley'to say, as he held on for his lifo : 'My good man, do you know. whero I .want to.go?' ? . '? .'. /.:. '.', ;No, yer anner,' answered the drivr...
Telegrams. SYDNEY, WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 6 May 1898
Telegrams. SYDNEY, Wednesday. Tub rovonuo for April shows an increaso com pared with tho same mouth last year, of £124, 5»5- Tb° Colonial troasuror is extremely KTfttifiol vtith', tha wondorful increaso in tho land -»* which shows a comparative royenuo JBCrt«8e of £54,000, tho incomo tax £37,000. Tho roTonao so far shows a comparative increase of £117,000. Tho Minister for Justice, speaking atjSingleton last nig^i declared himself hostile to tho Convontion Bill. Tho native difficulty m Now Zealand ?will probably end in bloodshed. Tho Auckland armed contingent arrived at Hokianga yes terday. *n-5 will bo joined by tho Wellington fdrbos to-day. Two hundred and fifty well armod Maovia command tho hill loading to headquarters, and it io believed thoy will fire upon the artillery. All tho women and children of eetilers have been romoved to a place of tuioly. There is great excitement throughout Now Zealand. Activo hostilities are expected »t any moment. Tho Postmaster-General has receivo...
A SHOWER OF DIAMONDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 6 May 1898
!.??-'-. A SHOWER OF DIAMONDS.. ' I remember once,' said an old- police officer, .' falling iu for quite a shower of dia monds. It was iu this way ? ' I happened to be iu the neighbourhoeel of Hatton Giirden, when I heard a tremendous hullabaloo proceed from the office of a dealer in precious stones, and, rushing up to tho dour, a man slipped by me aud se.t (iff as hard as his legs would carry him. 1 hoard someone in the office crying ' Stop thief ! ' and I was away after him in a moment as fast as I could g»-A ' 1 was always a ge od runner, and tbis elSifte certainly tested my ability in that direction, for somehow there seemed Io bo no oue who would stop the fellow, and 1 had to follow him, twist ing and dodging for about half a mile. ' I was closing on him, when ho put bis hand in his pocket, turned, and dashed a handful of small stones into my face. They came upon me like bail. Thby were diamonds ! '' Tho dodge was a clever one. The stones were worth some hundreds of pounds, and...
Spanish American WAR. LONDON, TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 6 May 1898
Spanish Amer lean WAR. LONDON, Tuesday. It is rumoured at Washington that two American vessels were lost in tho oonfliot at Manila and 500 American seamen. Two thousand Spaniards aro reported killed. A British cruiser hoe been ordered to Santiago owing to threats against tho British Consul. Tho Spanish Admiral admit great loss. Tho damagod vessels took refuge in Boker Bay, whore sorno woro scuttled. Tho last shot was fired at noon. Tho Ameri can warships then steamed off. Tho tidings of tho victory were received with great rojoiciug in America. American troops leave Florida for Cuba in about 10 days. Tho Spanish authorities havo completoly destroyed the wreck of the Maine in Havana Harbour, Portugal and Japan notify their neutrality, but Germany, Austria, and Bussia refrain from declaring noutral action. Many public svorks have been stopped in Now York, and 40,000 men havo been thrown out of employment. Later cables states that tho American equadron has returned to blockado Manila, ...
Our South Arm Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 6 May 1898
Our South Arm Letter. Weather —The change in the beginning of the weak was heartily appreciated by agri culturalists and dairjists. Previous dry ?weather was having an injurious effect both on crops &nd posturage, as well as to harden the ground eo much as to either prevent ploughing proceeding, or at. least mailing cue worn ainicuiL to bo performed. There is now quito sufficient ram, tho ground having been thoroughly satur ated, Tho milk supply to the local creamery is showing a rapid falling off, and unless this fall of rain stops further decreaso, it is said that tho creamery will work every second day only. Feed for stock is getting short, the paddocks being eaten bare fast. Tho rain, however, will improve the growth of tho grass, and also give a much needed stimulus to the fodder sown for winter feed. Fcr some seasons past several ol the Tyndale farmers have been experimenting trith growing green peas for the Sydney market, with encouraging results ; and this year there...
Editorial Notes. Threatened Tick Invasion. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
???-??!??? Editorial Notes. Threatened Tick Invasion. ;'; ;,'.:The discovery of tho Quoonslaad tick as far south as Brisbano is calculated to cause con - aiderablo alarm among owners of cattle on tho ;?.:? northern rivors of this colony. For somo timo past tho advisability of taking strict precautions to prevent tho introduction of tho.i-pest into New . ..South Walea has beon urged. While the dangor was looannod to North Queensland it was so far away that the pooplo here were of opinion that distanoe was a sufRuiont socurifcy and that no precautionary moasures wero necessary. But now that the ticks havo boon discovoretl at Brisbane — a longer 'distu'nco from tho noarost previously infeotod district than Brinbano is from our border — tho d:mgor wears a difioront aspoct, 'and calls for prompt measures to menb it. Bflj»arding the discovery of ticks in Brisbane, it appear* that tho Maryborough inspector informed tue Department that two inobs of cattle from a Biibjaquontly di3covorod inf...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
A Womans Sufierings Ended. ? TORTURED FOR 13 YEARS. BILE BEANS EOR BILLIOUSNESS SAVE ANOTHER LIFE. THE NEIGHBOURHOOD .SURPRISED AT THE REMARKABLE RECOVERY. THREE 'LEADING DOCTORS FAIL TO EFFKOT A OURE. AND PATENT MEDICINES WERE UNSUCCESSI UL. Mns. Jane Colman, who resides at Beaumont street, Hamilton, .Newcastle, is a native of Kent, Enijlarid. She is 57 years *of age, being tho mother of 11 grown-up sons and daughters. Mrs. Oa! man has resided in Hamilton tor the last six years, and ia well-known Ihroughout the district. A reporter from the Newcastle Herald culled on Mm. Cohuttn to get particulars of hor illness and miraculous cure by Bile Baaus anti in answer to his enquiries sho said :— ' For 13 yeara I had been in a delicate atate of health. My 'first symptoms were in the ? _^ ? head. At times. I j I . l' C M~&* would be. seized with Ml I W*?M* most -'excruciating \\ V -ait,-$$&i -paiuB'at the base of \\j /^!^0 ' the skull, followed ' ' x^mvffA ? ^ by reiching an...
General Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
General Sport. ng. Entries fur the piincipal events at Oor.iki ro L'.iitta cloao next Monday. Oddfellow II. was offered for sulo nt Mel bourne I'ist wuek, and passed in at 80gB. A Oruer is 'tiding into form for thu C --aki regal tii on i\Luy 24. ij'iwhng for Tynnale agmnst L'uvr.M'.ci: en SiMirdriy vvei'k, S. J. Sm.-ill took six wickois in .)iie uver. Tlireo of tho bntoiiiBu. wore e;vughl by' McLachlan behind the vtickot/i in Hucci.-fj'ii'»u. This is ii rein.irk ible record, and should secure '? Sid' a place in tho next Australian cloven. F. W. B-ites, late of Palmer's Inland, Iws obtained some excellent bowling iivuiMfjee at tMulbrint;. In hih lirst miuch tnu-ro ho secured 8 ovit of 10 wicketo for 16 tuds ; second match— 3 wicke'a mid 2 runout for 4 runa ; third match — 5 for 9 ; fourth match — 6 for 2. The Puliner's Island Public School boys defatted the Maclean Convent to:im at Maulnan Dii Saturday by 117 runs to 17. Mr. Mooro the Palmer's Island teacher, intends to arrange - mat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Some people think they aro conceding a great deal -whon they admit that they don't understand the ways of Providence. Mr. Reid's speech at the publican's picnic: ha8 caused conaternation in Temperance -circle8 ?wherein it -was believed that the Premier had luug division is controlled by the liquor trade, so Mr. Reid's return now seems safe and 'Tom' Slattety loses his opportunity. Men's Good Blucher Boots, 3s 3d. H.. :E. Prape. — Adv. Rsad the Advocate Tho only live paper ? circulating in tho Claronco olectorato. ' No fit no money' is tho game played at Mclntyre's.— Adv. Woman's Calf Oxford Walking Shoos, 2s lid at II. E. Frapo's.— Ady. New uauao for tho anti- federalists : The ?'Want aud misery parly. Got your Winter suits ftom a practical man — \\ nTiif irrn — A l\ \7 Ben Tillot says ho has inoro brains than the Mayor of Melbourne. Of course. Any studeut of. auatomy known that a bhcop has moio brains than a mare, but it isn't tho sizo of tho brains so much as tho tho thick uoss of...
Federation. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Federation. pAa'ijwriil be seen by advertisement in this issuo, 'ths Hon. J. H. Want, M.L.C., will deliver an address at Maclean on Friday night, in opposi tion to the Federal Constitution Bill. Mr. Want will also hold a meeting at Grafton. So far, no.leading politician in favor of the Bill in announced to speak at Maclean, but as Mossrs. J. -Ken and J. Pries are touriutr the coast to wards the Clarence, it may bo regarded as a certainty that they will arrange for a meeting at Maclean. Tho Palmer's Islaud Farmer's Union has invited thorn to that place and hopes that at least one of thorn will rospond. In the meantime, ovory elector, by studying tho Bill for himself, will bo in a better position to understand what the leading men on both sides have to say of it.
Spanish American WAR. LONDON, FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Spanish American WAR. LONDON, Friday. The Rebels and Amorieans repulsed, an attack by tho Spanish cavalry at Mariel. Muny ol i-ho lattor wero killodaud wounded. Grout precautions aro boiug takon at New York harbour agninst a Spanish naval attack. TJio movQinonts of the Spanish squadron a;e very myaterious. Thoro is groat destitution iu Havana, and horses and muled aro being used for food. LONDON, Saturday. Tho Prosidowt of tho Hnwaiiu Republic now offors to transfer tho islands to America, and also propoaoa to furnish coal and ammunition, to tho LTnitod Statos navy whilst tho war con tinues. The Berlin newspapora commont etrongly^upou Prosidont -M'Kiuley's proposal to sell tho Phillipinos to Groat Britain in tho eveut of Spain failing to pay an iudomnity. Tho journals assert that i£ England obtaius possoasiou of the Archipelago, it is tho intention of. Gorinany to claim Samoa. An oxcitiug encounter is reported from Mariel a port about 21 milos south from Havana. A party of Americans...
Advocates Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Advocate's Troubles, ? Thtts the Maclean correspondent ot tho ujxam INEK(rin Saturday's issue of that journal. 'Upon the receipt of the Examinee's extraor dinary yesterday much favourable comment was indulged in on Mr. McFarlane's success in ex tracting a definite statomont from the Promior that tho sugar industry of Now South Wales ?was quite sake.' Tho news of Mr. McFar lano's interview with tho Premier was posted up at the Advocate oifico on Thursday, within two hours of tho interview, and it was by that means made know to a larger number of people in Macleau than the Examiner's extraordinary eves -retched. It was known to the whole town through the . Advocate on Thursday night. WdPare'rather surprised at this last attompt of tho Examiner's young man to put tho 'local rag?'- in 'the shado, especially so soon after the demonstration that ho made with a file of tho Advocate when a witness in a recont libel ac
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Civility and attention to bo obtained from Mclutyre, the Peoplo'a tailor. — Adv. Dancing Pumps from le Gd, at H. B. Frapa's. — Adv. The virtue of the counsel, 'keep pegging away,' was never better exemplified in tho field of politics than by Edward Knox, of thu Colonial Sugar Betining Co. In season and out of season Knox prodded. Premier Heid ovar the 6ugar duties, till now at -last Premier Roid makes a holo in his Freetrade polioy and invites
High Tides. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
High Tide3. FoijpV the. past year or two it has boon noticed that'the'spring tides have been increasing in hoight. ..Within the past few days we have had the record tido, which ro3o aeveral inches higher: than on any provious occasion withiu tho mem.c-r.y- of tho oldest residents. There can bo no doubt that tho improved onti'Ence at tho Heads is in somo measure respousibla for tho increase in tho range or tho tides, the deep, straight ohannol aflordiug greater facilities for the inflow .of the tide than existed in former years? .But the unprecedented riso of tho past fow (fays, was assisted by the heavy sea rolling in with tho spring tides. Largo areas of low lying- land .on the Lower Claronco have beon inundated by tne titles, which ovomoweu low I auks and gained accoss to back lands through drains. ''-Fortunately, tho land hud beon satur ated by ? rain ? boforo tho tides rose, and ths damage by salt water to tho soil will not bo bo grfcat as iftho land wub dry at the time of the t...
Our Grafton Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Our Grafton Letter. Police Court.'— On Friday, before Messrs L. Jacobs and A '. Lipumn, tho case Evelyn Williamson v. Herbert Bass, for the support of an illegitimate child was continued. The case stood as part heard, a large amount of evidence having been takou at two previous littings. Evidence of an immaterial character was given by Dr.. Henry. William Suult and Georgo Hall deposed to-iiaving seen the parties in company at night on va ious occasions. 'Edward Powell gave the defence, Mrs Creighton and Frances Crcighton deposed that plaintiit told them that Powoll was the father of the child. Joseph Campbell denied carryiujr nieasag«s bo.ween tho parties. The bench disagreed and no order was made. Tho case will bo heard with a third mugistrate on Friday week. On Saturday before the P.M., Jthn Parker, charged with stealing twb.ishiita and a pair of blankets tho property of Henry McNab ; also with . stealing a pair of moleskin trousers and a razor tho property of John Preston, was se...
Lower Southgate. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
'vjLower fc'outhgate. CoHCEUT.— Aconcort was held in tho produce shod on Wednesday ovoning in aid of tho build iug. All tho availablo space on tho wharf hnd beon oiiolosgd. and covered with tarpaulins, providing, necqinmodation for a largo number of poople. ..jtliis .pvogrammo was a vory lengthy one, comprising --o uoms, nnci a numoer 01 artists fr,»ifi Grafton, Ulmurra, nnd other p'aces near honto-to'ok part aud contributed to make tho concert an undoubted auccoes. Mr. W. Zuill acknowledge'! iho services of tho porformers and alBofkjihkod Mr. S. Seo for tho use of the Lorna to convey tho visitors from Grafton. Befreshmonts were then partaken of and the company dispersed at 12.30.
Commercial. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Commercial. Aa a result ,of tho prohibition of the importa tion of Queensland cattlo to this colony, the price of cattlo may be expected to rise. Tho supply to Bnmornio meat works will be interfered with. Samp that -had been disposed of in Queensland for mat place will have to remain on the other side of the bolder. There has been a strong demand for pigs in tho districtro'f-lato and tho P.F. and I Co. are pur chasing freely. Our late wires from Sydney announced a glutted, .toftize market, with heavy shipments to an ive and cautioned farmers shipping largely. Last weeks exports from the.. Claronco amounted to about 10,000 bags, and supplies from other rivora woro also heavy. The supply of milk to local creameries last mouth' was ds follows :— Maclean, 4,659 gale., Lawrence 21,735, Ohataworth 0,910, South Arm 8,878. ?? Tho butter made for Palmor's Island creamery- was 6.55Slba ; Brushgrovo, 7,5891bs ; Ulnfarra,' 50,b'23lbs. Mssars. -Maurice, Beatson and Johnson leporfc having sold on...
Shipping Intelligence. Departures. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
Shipping Intelligence. Departures. City OF Grafton (a), 825 tons, Captain. D. Ajithou, ; for Sydney, May 7. — Meadamoa E. Cnrlton, McOormack, McLaughlin, Danahei-, H'iwkius; Misses Carlton, Puggan (2), Nor bury,' Goodgor, MoKittrick ; Messrs. M. Holliday, G. Taylor, HonderaoD, Eoberta, Betzouick ; 'Masters Boll, Oopo, Hawkins (2), an4-(j-.iu:theaocoud cabin. Left Maclean at 11. 4o, and orossod out on Sunday morning. ivnsoeuaneous. 272 bags o£ maizo wore shipped from Maclean, by the; Wyrallah on Saturday. Tho exports by tho City of Grafton on Sai,ur ~day- 1 torn. M uoloan were : 22 cases eggs, 20 casks ''ino'lassos, '2 casks tallow, 1 bag peas, 2 caDS cream, 2 coops poultry, 25 hides, 1 box butter, anJ sundries. Tho exports by tho Ivallatina on Wodnesday cotnprisod 26S9 baga maizo, 117 bags bones, 24 Dagrt pUlilLUUO, i.-± UtUt39 CJ&Illa, L±O CUSOdOggS, Z\J cases fish, 11-1 casks tallow, 10 coops poultry, 3-16 hides, 30 hogsheads molassos, 292 boxe3 butter, 10 crates bacon, 16...