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THE WATER SUPPLY. THE GOVERNMENT ASTRONOMER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
THE WATER SUPPLY.' THE GOVERNMENT ASTRONO MER'S REPORT. A. ratepayer told us the other dny that he wanttid no water supply, aa ho had always done well without one, ond besides it would cost him more for water if it was turned on. That's one of iho most senaele.is and absurd idtas a man can get into bis head. A. plen tiful supply of water will mean in creased value of household property, and loss rates of insuranca. 'Whereas a number of townspeople have now- to pay water carters to supply tho.r requirements, and the rest have only a limited supply for domestic purposes, if wo got good water laid on there will be un abun dance for everybody, nnd plenty for gardening purpose.-', akd for watering stock, tto. We were told a day or two ago of a ouple of leading men who were op posed to any kind of a water scheme because it would do away with tho wnter'-carters. Just imngino the rea soning, the logic of theee individuals ! ' We all cet a litln I'nnnHfc hrr iU.a men — the siorekeoper, the s...
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
MINING. ?/ 1 ? * ? : — Mk. Sr.EK opinior.ates that there are big deposits of gold in Alt. Par naBSua. Mil Godfrey, 13. A., who has been appointed by th-3 Mini s Department to tako charge of_ the Turnut and auoiuug wining uiainor, wm iaKe up his l'lBidonco at Adelong in a few d(.ys. M.r. Godfrey is a native of Victoria, and is n graduate of tho Cambridge University. He attended the School of AlinfB, Kensington, and reosived a thorough theoredci\l know ledge in mining previous to his com ic£ to New South 'WaK-a. Tni-; Chief: Inspector for Mines, Mr. Sloe, loft town for Sydney yetor dny, afti r nearly a fortnight's s journ in,ijuiia-igai ana Adolong. Mr blee remained nix days' in Ai'elong. He visitod tho district chiefly to re cuperate his health, but, not witlistauilingj transacted a good deal of oih'cial business. 1 Mji. Cause, Government Geolrgiat, writes in high terms ot t*ie tripoliie found en Monaro. One ton of this mineral is to -be^sent to the Wo:ld'o Greater Exhiuili-.in, Lond...
LADIES' COLUMN. CHATTY NOTES FROM SYDNEY [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
LADIES' COLUMN. CHATTY NOTES FROM SYDNE^j. (By ' Ladt Bi,iRNBT.'i I was down at the Legi-lative As sembly for a few hours the other evening, and am more surprised than ever at the. doings of ihe men whom ihe ' free and indarjondani.' liavn elected to repre.-ent thoiu. I have hoard better speeches at a pchool de bating society, seen better conduct at a Sunday-school picnic, and better looking and more enlightened look ing men amongst tho barrackera ot a bi^ football mateh. 'J linre is ono member in the Houre, whoso head even' Ljrobroso would be as toniRhed af, and, although never much adhering to Darwin's theory of evolution, when I look-d ot this ??- individuul, it made mo think tber&'s. something in it— like a newsboy 8 tummy on a feast duy. lie has u-' retreating forehead, litile cunninir monkoy ores, and a noje like I ro. member building on men when I used to delight in thut dirty juv. n.lo pas time of making ' mud pies.' You know, thero is a d.fferencs ba tween a brainy ...
HOSPITAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
HOSPITAL MEETING. The ordinary monthly raeet'ns of the Committee of the Gundngui Dis trict Hospital was held at the Council Chambers on Tu-sday, the Oth Decem ber. There wero present: — Messis. M. Kyon (vu-e-proxident, in tho chair), Kendall, Bibo, Matthews, Elworthy The following report was received from the Mtdical Officrr : Remaining in from October, males, 6 ; admitted during NiiVnti.ber, malec, 6 ; females, 3 ; out-pdtien s treated : males 6 ; fe nialos 2 ; total 23. Discharged cured orreDeied: mnlen 3 ; died: males 2 ; remaining in on 80th November : 7 mules, 3 females ; out patients treated, G males, 2 femulrS ; total 23 The matron made her report, and nlso reported the receipt of tho following donations, and a vote Mrs. Jones, fr Bh egos, Church of lilngland, flowers from iloral servioe The h;-n. secret try rep rtod tho ar rival of nurse Sh ell, tho new matron, and the d parture of nursa Ileogan on the 3rd ins ant, and the Hou^e Com mittee reported visi'ing the Hospital, fin...
Paid by Note. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Paid by-Note. - : According to the Italian papers, one of the principal tenors' at the Scala Theatre has .been paid on a rather curious prin ciple — not for each appearance^ but for each note that he sings; the unit of re muneration in his. case being three iruiius..- xnus ? in one or Mascagni's operas his part contained G1Q notes, and he was accordingly paid 1330 francs each time he. sang, in this , opera. However, at the close of -the season, the tenor re fused to renew his engagement unless the tariff was raised to- five -francs per l^^te. This the. manager refused to concede. . .
A Disappointed Yankee. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
A Disappointed Yankee. ' I'm endeavouring- to become quite English,' writes a Boston man in Lon don, ' because It will save me from the tips of the first magnitude which ser vants expect from Americans. I have mounted a perfectly hideous Derby. I nnrrv mv rir»-lit- irlmra in mi, l«^4- »TA..n'.i hand, and swing a walking-stick in my right. I wear an English collar, and an English scarf, with an English pin in it ; my English cuffs are spacious. I am having more clothes made at the Prince . of Wales's tailors. And when I go out side the hotel— it is directly opposite the Abbey— the first cabman up says, ' Driven many American gentlemen, sir ; know' where they want to go, sir !' . Such Is the vanity ot ambition !'
Lions and Costume. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Lions and Costume. That lions prefer tights to skirts Is apparent from the tenor of an interest ing interview with Carl Hagenbeck in the London ' Daily Graphic.' For Mr. Hagenbeck declares that during a period \jl iuji--uiicH yt'uia ne nas onijr nau one. accident in his business. It was caused by one of his female performers entering the lion's den with a new dress on The lion had always seen her with tights, and, not understanding what the dress was, bit it to satisfy his curiosity. Unfortunately he included in the mouth ful a portion of the wearer, inflicting severe injuries upon Ills fair trainer.
Alleged Increase of Heart Disease. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Alleged Increase of Heart Disease; A cursory Investigation of the statis tics published year by year by .the Ilfcgistrar-General elicits facts which, if not carefully compared with other de tails to be obtained from the same source, would probably lead to very erro npmiK cnnnluslons. One of the most striking points, for example, shown by a comparison of .the death rates from various causes during a long- series of; yenrs is the steads' increase In the pro portionate mortality caused by cancer and by diseases of the circulatory sys tem. Diseases of the nervous system also seem, to have increased In frequency. It certainly Is a startling thing to find that, whereas the mean annual death rate from diseases of the heart and circu latory system was only 1.00 per thousand, living between 1S61 and lS(i5, it had risen to 1.G9 in tho years between 1SSC and ISflO ; and those who incline to tal=ft, gloomy views may with n certain- shoV' of reason declaim against the hollowness of our boasted p...
Lightning in the Camera. Different Results from Those Caught by the Eye. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Lightning in the Camera* Different Results from Those Caught by the Eye. J. N. Jennings, of Philadelphia, and of the Philadelphia Photographic Society, gave an Interesting exhibition of views of lightrflng before the Society of Ama teur Photographers in New City, which nroved. in his estimation, that the ar tists' conception of lightning, as de pleted by them, was wholly wrong. He had illustrations of the earliest ideas of lightning gathered from the records of the ancients ; lightning as the western Indians sketched it ; a comparison of the discharge of electricity over the sur face of a dry plate, between the two terminals of a Holtz electrical machine, with the appearance of iron filings on a piece of glass or paper as arranged between the two poles of a magnet when the latter is placed under the paper, and a comparison of a heavy discharge spark from such machine with an ordi nary lightning flash. A photograph of a silver dollar laid on the surface of a dry. plate and.' illumina...
Growing Precious Stones. Pellets of Earth Forced Into Oyster Shells Develop to Pearls. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Growing Precious Stones. . Pellets of Earth Forced Into Oyster Shells Develop to Pearls. A pearl is the result of an oyster's ef fort to remove a source of Irritation. If i a grain of sand or some other hard sub- | stance finds Its way Into the shell, the oys- ! ter begins coating It with nacre, which gives the irritating intruder a smooth i exterior. The oyster deposits over the offending object as long as it remains ' a source o£ irritation, and the Chinese j have taken advantage of this peculiar- ; ity of the solitary mollusc. They make little pellets of earth which has been dried and powdered with the juice of camphor seeds, and during May and June plant these In the oyster. The shell is opened with a mother-of-pearl knife, care being taken not to injure the oyster, and the earth pills are laid under the oyster's- beard. The treated moluscs are then placed in canals and pools, and left undisturbed until Novem ber, when they are dredged up, opened, and the nacre-covered pellets r...
A Careful Dresser. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
A Careful Dresser. The late Lord Alcester, of the British Navy, was noted for the scrupulous care and neatness with which he dressed. In fact, In his later years he was known afi ' the ocean swell.' When in com mand of the Mediterranean Squadron, his example in matters of dress was closely followed by his officers, even down to the midshipmen, most of whom followed his fashion of wearing ' cheese cutter' caps. So punctilious was he about uniform regulations that on one particular occasion he chased along the whole length of the Strada Reale, at Valetta, a luckless midshipman who was smoking In the streets in uniform.
Strength of Hair. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
Strength of Hair. An Interesting article was published in a Paris paper recently regarding the weight which a hair from the human head can support. ' Hairs,' says tho author, ' have a force of resistance hard to be lieve unless one has convinced himself bv the pxnorimr*n1« Violin 1- rlnps nn) fear to say that nothing else, not even excepting a fibrous tissue, can support so large a weight in proportion to its volume. Grellier, who shares this opinion, ha* estimated that a single hair can carry a weight of 1034 decigrams (more than a hundred grams). According to Rlchter, a blonde hair can bear more than six ounces, and a black one still more. One can thus appreciate the great strength of the ropes which the Carthaginians made of their hair.'
A Heavy Coffin. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
A Heavy Coffin. One of the strangest coffins ever told of is that for which the British. War De partment is said to be responsible. The story Is that a workman engaged in casting metal for the manufacture of nrrinnnnA nt Wnr»lwlf»vr At-annnl lnaf Mu balance and fell into a caldron contain ing twelve tons of molten steel. The metal was at white heat, and the man was utterly consumed in- less time than It takes to tell of It. The War Depart ment authorities held a conference, and decided not to profane the dead by using the metal in the manufacture of ord nance, and that mass of metal was ac tually bulled, and a Church of England clergyman read the service for the dead over it.
A VOLLEY OF EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
' ' ' A' VOLLEY OF EGGS- - '.. -AVhon' Jol.n 'Hill, ' nn 'Amirican prcucber, finiahtd Ms lecture on Gum 'bl'ng at tli j Method st Church at Uor wyn,-,ihe itjurrn-nlaiy silence tha followed was broken by the eruiT .vi.icnj of, a . man, at tho rtar ot ihe church baulinij out 'in a drawling tone ' An:on.', '-Instantly, nnd in uni sin, 1 't- slrauprors - ro.-.o from th ir feats nnd' huiled a vo'ley of ejjss to wards 'the pin tio.-in. It is estmat-d ihat'neaVly 30 egg.i'noro tljen thrown. The^- Hew all about Jlrrllil1, but nniip hit him, though this is. doubtless due to hi3 clo-or agility i,n clod Jng ll em Some' of them struclt the rcredos ol the cl.urch, !? pattering the [anela of the wulls, whilst others wcro tvuash d a'giiinst the desk, tl eir ydl iw, glu tinous contents smraiing the sides and trickling down on tl-e carpet,' Some i)f tho eggs fiiilod lo roach tho platform, anil sevoial p. rsona il..thcs wore dam aged. , ?
WHAT THE BISHOP SAID [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
WHAT THE BISHOP SAIL» Oa one cccuion Aic'.bijliop Temple. w?s put up by a ch lyvman during the absence of. that olergytnnn's wife. On loaving, the boat | ol.t ly o.xprfFs Vd Iho hope that when nest his lo d ship hon- ured Iho l:ous?, Mis Temple WOUIUUCCOinpuny Jiuu. i-*u iiminta, iho a-ch! ishop Incon-cnlly ropliod ; _ Mrs -Templo do-su't Kko loagh.nj ir-' -Tlie clergy man's foelinga with dcep'j hurt, 'for. theTvisit hfid meant s'i'.mo ex ?fprnse andiinich anxioty Co~Iilin.| _ Ho .unburdened. his.BOul t-;bis «ife on l.oi return. 'Why, u-y d.iar,' ' she ex ;c)aiiiie(l, ' yi-u didn't' put ;l'he binl op in the -,pink;-'bed-rootn .did j-ou ?'' 'He did.' '.OhJ t],en' that's it.' I put'all ? liVe'.platG in tlie'boil ' ' ' ?' . .
WHY HE PLAYED IT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
WHY HE PLAYED) IT. IIeiir f cimr.r. tella of a conscion tious t'oriiet plnyor in ono of his urcliorttruH wlio gnvo an unexpected roiideiing of a well-known passage. ?' Lot's linvo ihat. over agMi'n,1' rnquen L* ci ocneei,, t*iupr h. li ti u jiujt.itu -? a uwv^ which wns not in tho fC'iro, ? The note was soui.ded ng.iiu and neain. '^Vhat iiro you pluiiig?' lo nslsed *^ft last. '? 1 am [ laying; what is on the pfiper,'1 Sjid iho cor ni- 1 player. ' I play vat is befcrd me.' ' Let me havo'a look.' That part was linhded to I ho conduc tor.''' ?' Win-, you i-liol,j' .lio icaied ' ciiti't you oeo that, thi^;!'^ Jciu.!,., fly ?' '' 1 don't care,' \vMsVh'^j£ii!ftfi'ri£ ''he «ai there, and l.b!ayrrf'Bra?A ?**- ? ? :;-? 4*S. - 1 -sts.
THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
THERE WAS SOMETHING 'WHONG. / WniSTi.ini dr- pped into Sir Henry irviugV private ro nns at tie Ljceum one nmlii tn taUo pot luck w-lh him. Oilur. ' soul-' weiothero oii' \ho same I'ir.iiid, and soon tviryone bo^an lo 'e'ol tlmteviry nthor o;ie was an un commonly good ieltow. ' Littlo .Jim my' alone wns bilenr. Two of his landscapes adi rned the walls, and aj puivntly ho wanted no fuillu-r piitertninmenti Tliey seomi-d to liavo an irros alible nttraclion for him, and evi ry fi-w miuutes he would 'ji/tup up from the table to get a bottcr-yii-w uf Ins own work. Tho co'iipanv chaffod him unmercifully, but Jimmy made i,o reply beyond er.ying, ' There's somo ' Iiii-£r ? ?wroiij; with thorn,' and i ho thought quite loolt uwny lii appo tite. At last after it prolonged uxaini halion of tl.e studies in mooniiyh t and moorliuid, ho guvn vent to a yeil, 'Irving, ]ivii.p, look what you vo done.' ' W hii.tV tlio l'uul t'-r ? ' repl ed Sir lltniy, c.lmy «uJl!iiiiff to ti.o pctnns. l( Jlatieiq!'' t...
MANAGED IT AFTER ALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
MANAGED IT AFTER ALL. Once having to pioach at a church in K-'»etit Street, on arriving at ti.o d( or 'Bis!, op Wilb -rfi.rcj . encoun .ered his friend Mis. A ? in 'he act of returning to her carriase. 'Wlidt, goini: away?' 'Only be caul-e I can s got in. ' Do you nii'im that you really wish to stop.' ' I cunio on purpose.' ' Then take my arm.' The crjwd ot tlio dooi- wa oxc saive. At hut the boisdlo ap peared, to whom tho biihr-p in hia blundest mamior siid : ' Y^u will be so good as -o give this lady the best Beat in tho chui-i.li.' ' Impossible, air — church quits lull!' Tho bishop calmly, but with on phasia, r peated his or era. ' Quite im| osa bio !' n-- ttti it f nrl ? f li a linn si 1 ti '* T f n 1 1 ' i»r» it ci m the chinch is quite, full.' ' Oh, but,' wastb.2 n joimler, ' I won't prench if you don't 1' Thi-i alarming threat at onc-J opened IBumblo'ft ejes. ' Oh, 1 beg panlon, my lord,' winlung. ' This way, inarm ' And lie di p,.«i ed Mrs. A ? in .the' church wardens' luxur...
THE LATE JAMES TYSON [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 December 1898
THE LATE JAMES TYSON No Australian, with the- excoption of Sir Henry Parkes, lias born ma-ie tho'leubjccl of to many (in- cd .fes as Mr. James TyBon, tlie well-kno.wu Fonntlor mirionaire. iust dead. Ttf ?son wns no', tho hard mnn he is r. - presentod to bo in most of the travel ler.V tali s, but ho hated to hi 'had' even fora pannikin of ' (!amper dust.' On one occasion, a young follow, ( ik of a band of s-hoarerp. u dertook for a wager tho task of touching iho squat tor's heart, and ' ma-'e up for the or casi, n' in-o a fami.-hi d-lookiug dead heat. But tho ' make up ' mu-t have be.ntoo obv oup, lor tl o nippliant re turned lo iho camp enivty-handed. 1 Wouldn't give mo a mouthful, nl thn(uj|h I swore I wan- starvii.g,' Slid tho'slio.'iri r. 'Then I said I would dio in his jjaiden.' ' Good I' i j.-ieulateH one of tho imity. ' What did he do then?' 'lie wont away, nnd cam bnck in about a minute with a shovel. ' What's th s lor ?' sniil T. ' To dig u hole for yo ti din in,' said he, '...