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SKOBELEFF'S REBUFF. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
BKOBKLEFF'S REBUFF. General SkobeleS believed in briefly ad dressing men and statins clearly what was expected ot them before leading them to an attack. He had n fine command of langnsire and a personal magnetism that inspired the confidence which impnU masses of men to ounoerfced aotion. On one occasion he had ordered a certain colonel 1o carry out an im portant plan. Before moving to its execution he colonel attempted to address his regiment, but, not having toe trick of speech, blundered for words and finally broke down. When SkobeleS could stand it no longer, he turned sharply on the colonel, saying:, so that th« regiment could hear it, * If at a moment like this worda fall you, it is because you haven't any clear idea of what you propose to do. At times like this the heart will speak, and if the heart doesn't epeak it !b because you haven't any heart for tho fight.' Then, with a few inBpinng words, he sent the regiment flying to its charge.
A CONDITIONAL RECONCILIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
A CONDITIONAL HEOONOTLLVnON. That is an amusing story which Lord Dttffortn. tells in his recent biography of his mother of that charming huty's first glimpse ol the elder Disraeli. Bheknew the younger one. nud ' Ae elder Dlsrael being as yet more celebrated thas his son, my mother had ex pressed a de.-irr to eee him. But the intro duction could not bo managed, inasmuch as at this particular momont Mr. Disraeli had quarrelled with hie father. One fine morn ing, however, he arrived with his father iu. his right htnd, so to speak, in Mrs. Norton's drawing-room at Sfcory's-gate. Setting him down on a chair, and looking at him as if he were some object of vertu of which he wanted to diapoa:, Mr. Disraeli turned round to my mother, and aaid in hia somewhat pompous voice, ' Mrs. Blackwood, I have brought you my father. 1 hare become reconciled to my father on two conditions ; the first was - that he should come and see you ; the second that he should pay my debts.'
THE EMPEROR WILLIAM'S YACHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
THE EMPEROK WILLIAM'S YACHT. A visitor to Emrjeror WilUam a yacht, tno Hobcnzollern, discourses of it in these words : * The drawing room is jmt a trifle too wnirt with its pale-blue silk draperies and cover inn. but it has a thousand and one delicious oddments in photographs and pictures, from which one longed to be permitted to choose just one tre.n.»utc. The drinking room is a superb saloon, and can. he divided into two by a curtain for theatricals. The room I admired most was the emperor's sleeping cabin, with its silver mounted bedsteads, light wood furniture and exquisite blue hangings with wild roecsand the impress of a few favorite volumes in Hay blossoms on them. A big portrait of the empress ana a few favorite volumes in German and English occupied a pretty table near the bed. The dressing room, with a shampooing couch, the bath room with douches, the nurseries with their daiuiy oota for the little princes, and the one wee princess's exquisite gem of a oabin mnst uot he fo...
BIGGEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
BIGGEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD. Europe may beoome an island. How? Why, in« very dimple way after all, by just making it one. The fiuwian Government is going to do this by constructing a waterway from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and if an island is only ' land entirely surrounded by water/ .what slue will Europe be (aenf Tee . ''' riven Dnieper and Dwina are to becon ' oected by a canal, and lo ! the wholo thing is Any one thinking for a momont can easily «m wby Bnoha waterway would be of -en- ormous value to Busaia. The only route now by w&icD & warship, tor instanoe, can. get bom St. Petersburg to Odessa or Sebisto. pal It by way of the British Obumd, the Btraita of Uibraltar and tho Uedibamneu Bea. Altar the ship gets that far it meets with impedimenta in the wuy of international usatiea, irhioh prevent it crossing the Dardanelles. 6o that Suada hat baa to buiia, sit wt expsoae, atsrdiouMS, docks, shipyards and naval arsenals both at Se bastopol anl then again »t Oro...
'HEAR, HEAR!' [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
*HEAS, IIEAB11 The use of the expression ' Hear, hear '.' is ?o coniioon in England that Mr. O'Connor drrlnrcR that American audiences struck him is vsu'.d and unsympathetic Ot the House of Cumrunns he nsyj,. ' A sneaker is hardly al lowed to utter half a sentence without an in terruption of some kind; either of atucnt or 3i-*ont, while the ' Hoar, hear!' itadf carrios lepouker along from point to point in the way that can be understood only by there who hare been subjected to i's influence.' Atafimo whon a continent of troiipi from India wore wiling England, a number of their nativo officer*, arrayed in slrsnp o and gorgeous uniforms, were usnere«i into the gnllorv /or distinguished strangers. Tho. fudden confnut of these Orionmt Mil d.en with British law-makers— its proud aiiKKeation sf the vastness of the empire to which both belonged, and which both so diftWntly served— aroused an unusual sentiment in the House, and spontaneously, from all diwe-'inns and all parties, broke a gre...
THE PEANUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
THE PEANUT. There it nuu-li doubt as to tho original Imni.j of the poanut. Some my that it is in riiirrnouii to Afrka; others, that it xn a mttivo of couth America und vm earned by the iirliur oinlorers ot that country to Spain, and thrnce to Africa. The car.ieat authentic tnuiitiim tells of it» appearance in castoru North C.trolina, probnlily brought there by tome of tho plavo ship landing cargoee along the coast. The natiro Africans reeognUod und used them. Peanuts grow upon a trailing vine with leaves much resembling a small four leaved clover. Tho fmall yellow flower it beats is shaped liko tho ulo-som of all the pea family, lndcrf, thoAgrirultural Bureau in Washing ion does not recognise the peanut as a nut at nil, but clniwes it among beans. The Boil in w!ii'h it is cultivated must be light and randj. After the flower falls away the flower BUlk elongates and becomes rigid, curving iu ?uoh a -.ray as to push the fix-ming pod well below Ibo surface of the earth. If by any lures....
WILDE AND WHISTLER. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
'WILDE AND WHISTLES. Everyone knows the story of WhisUefe celebrated reply to Oncar Wilde's envious exclamation of delight at a clever sketch of the eccentric painter— how Oscar said, 'Oh, Jimmv. how I wish I had eaid that V and how Whistler answered, ? Never mind, dear boy, you will '—but everyone does not know, tayt the Cbap-Book, how during the time that they were friends that » kitten was given to Whistler, and that in taken of affection and without undue curiosity he had named it Oscar. Time passed, aod Whistler's wife invaded the studio one day with a momentous an nouncement. 'Jimmy, eaid aho, ' did you know Oscar has kittens V ' Impossible,' said Whistler, laying down his brushes ; ' Oscar oanV ? Cone and see,' said his wife. Together they went to where Oscar and the kittens lay. Mrs. Whistler looked at the husband who stood for a moment in ague ment and dismay. ? Never mind,' he aud ; they must be plagiarized.'
Notabilities. DEFOE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
Notabilities. DEF0&. The look of Danial Defoe, whether In love or in letter*, ha» nercr been very great ; but is one resneot in has been singularly and ex emplary. Although critical opinion of him hu dMisoUv advuoed of late yean, he has oerer been put, and oonld never by a sane ulgmnit be put, among the very greatest names of English literature. Yet no one out of the circle of those very greatest namea baa enjoyed, and more than one among those very greatest names hot lacked, snytiing like the amount of biographical pain* that baa been expended on him.
THE ETIQUETTE OF ENGLISH BARRISTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
THK ETIQUETTE OF ENOLU/l BARRISTERS. . The barrister, Mr. 'WltTm, who took duu-u at the Judge's lodgings on Tuesday, m» me some intorMting information concerning the relations the attorneys and barristers have toward on* another. A barrister may not 'tout 'for retainers nor 'hul' for bunim'. If on the elronit he must not eat at the na» table with the attorney*. If he chances tu stop it the mme Inn his meals must be served in his own apartment* ; he must not ride in the same ooach with a solicitor or attorney, sor'emoke in the same room, nor bestow nor receive any hospitality from trim. It would be a gross breach of professional decorum foi a bsrrfrtmto waltz or danre Tith any member of a solicitor's family, for this would tie k ross example of nngginff for bvainvM. The phrase ' brirSara Mrristar ' came to roe with a meaning and emphasis (hat were pi-w totne, After several yoars of oircnit ridiu); without » retainor, the young barrister is apt to conclude that he hna missed kta vocat...
GODFATHERS AND GODMOTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
3ODFATHEBS AND GODMOTHBBS. .We mnst doubUesB look to the Jem for ihe use of thcin iii ths prjmitiTfl odufod u so. early that it in not euy to fix » time for thtb bainnDing Some of the mo* t anoUnt fathers mike mention of them, and through *U tbe mnweasire ages afterwards we ling the use of tiiem continued without «ny istamptioii. ' -By t wmatitntionof Edmund, Axahbishop «* Canterbury, 1236, sad in a aynod-heldM Worae-u£4 WW,4 jn-Tirioniru»id«* there ahotW be-mlerery tMleehtkltjrogoat latheri |uia oiw'^odmolhB', ?ulaor^rej female one goctfaUiM»ha-« eodmotheB? KingBemiT VUL, nteitof totteEdaeMi rtUWbefe^wari,-^ -.? ' ;-_? , - , , M.y lord of Cantotbory, I have a suit which yon must not deny me— That if, a fair young maid that yet wants bapttan. You must be godfather and answer for her. Henry VIII., Act 6, Soene 3. A nonstitution of 1281 nukes proTUnon for a Christian name beUifl ohanged at con firmation. Tbia is nnorfoally a renaming of the rhlld. The manner in which it was done wan f...
THE BOW-LEGGED MAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
THE BOW. LEGGED MAN. Do not revile (he bow-lngced m«u, for he rlnjn an iujpirtant part in this world of ours. It in estimated tbnt 40 per cent of mankind are bow-l- jrged, no, numerically, this class is entitled lo great respect. Bow-leg« in variably accnnipmy a robust phywque ; Wfl find them one of I lie conspicuous features of athletes. Comediana are almost always bow lcgred. 0 f the bow-legged geniuses to whom humanity points with pride the mort illu« trious examples am Ci?«ar, Horace, Napoleon, Wellington, Schopenhauer, Washington Irving aud Cavour.
CHESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
CHE8S. ExcavationB at SaUlmra in Egypt have brought to light a wall-painting in which two men are playing chess in the time ot King Tela, whose reign Professor Brugjoh puts at tho jour 33 b.c. The frame evidently in thousand* of fears older than basbsaa supposed. It wan thought to have been in troducei into India from Forsia by the Arabs in the sixth oentury i.d.
BALD HEADS GO WITH BIG BEARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
BALD HEADS GO WITH BIO BEARDS. 'You'll have a huM head before many yn-r»,' raid a Urlicr U- a i-uslomar. ? Why f Well, knavery etry matter to tell. Now, while it would b« to mr iiihrat to sell yon lunirs or hair rmturon, I ti-11 you that nothing vou ran uho will prevent vou from becoming I::M. I have learo.-d fri.m yesreof wide ex irriiMioc mid kcun obb.'r-iitii,n that when a tiinn liflK an vstrwmlv strong taard ire will invariably low the hair on his head. It wv in- in thcae cases as if all the strength of Ibe !in:r went into tho brard. I don't give thin iu h more theory. I have proved to my o.d satirfaition Hint it is true. It might be put down as a rule that the stronger tlie !*ard the weaker the hair of tho bead.'
BOROUGH COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
BOROUGH COUNCIL. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Borough Council was held on Thursday evening last, the Mayor, Aid Hungerford, presiding. Aid. Kuox, Mc Phersou, Atkinson, Hincks man, Pike, and Blackall were also present. CORRESPONDENCE. Correspondence was received as follows :. From the Qneanbeyaii Football Club, requesting the use of the Recreation Reserve for fancy dress football match, also for permission to make a charge of 6d for adults and 3d for children. Request granted on the motion of Aid .ycPhcrsoH, seconded by Aid. Atkinson. From Department cf Public Instruction, drawing attention lo me importance of technical education, and asking the co operation of local authorities; \ also intimating that the Subur- : ban Institution had generously acted by placing their premises at the disposal of the Technical Branch -\f llif» lVnirfi^mit r,., technical classes free of all charge, rent, etc. ; also wishing to know how far it would be pos sible to procure similar assis-. tance ...
COOMA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
COOMA. fFriiin ths Expniiss.] Typhoid is still raging in Cooma. The following return shows the number of cattle sent from this district from ist Januan-, 1900, till 31st March, 1005 :— Michelago to Flemingtou 95, Bredbo to Flemington, 562, Cooma to Darling IJ arbor, 202, Cooma to Flemingtou 11,594 ; total, 12,453. A very-enjoyable social was held at the residence of Mr. Tlios. Venables, Rosedale, 0:1 Tuesday week last. Following are the lowest tenders for road work specified : — First-class culvert, Dalgety to CooliiiiEjdon, D. Aitchison, local box, /'i^o, ironbark. ^'178; Adamiiiaby to Gabia nialta, A. Layton, ^'42; Cooma to Kiandra, A. D. McDonald, /16S/7/S; Rhine 'Falls tr Bolaro, R. Dawking, ^'50.
CRICKET. Australia v. Notts [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
CRICKET. Austrelin. w_ Vntt. Following are tlic comnleie 'Tores i, Hie above match : ' ' ?' Au.iTKAl.iA.— First Imfmi;s Trumper, c Oates, b Wass ' 0 Dufl', c Jones, b J. Gumi ' '' ? HirH Ii W.-.SS ? '; '? I Noble, c Iremoiiger, b Wass ' '' 6-- Armstrong, 1)J. Gumi ... ,,, Uarlins.cImm.iiKer.l.Wass ? -I M'J.co:l, c Onlim, b Wass '' ? '' „ N.wlami.iiut oulo-jt .. '' '' -? Cotter, cJuik-5, I) J. Gumi ? ai r^l ??? . ?-. ? ^ ^recGS;^bG-0-'' ? 6i Hil1,cJoiiC5,l,Hailani::: ? '? Noble, c Siini-soii Armstronj;, not oat ' ''it Darling, not out ? ? '° - Sundries ? Four wickets for ... *2,. *!Imiinj.'S rteclare.1 dcsLd. ' KoTrs.— First Iiininirs. Jones, c Trimiper, h AniiEtro.m -, Jreuionger, c Trumper, b Collfr ' , ?VUn!,'lCnr'!!'IJC1;-1-Al'm5trolle '? 4? J. ounn, c IJarlui-j, b Armstrong n Uixon, b McLco-J ... b '' 3inpson, b Co'ter ? Hardstaff, c Colter, b licUoi ? J Div, b Cotter, ... 6° Oates, c Colter, b Armstrong ? 7 Hiillani, not out ? ° ? 22 Wass,. absent, hurt ... ? o Sundries ... '.'...
Far and Near. THE FIRST LAWYER'S PLEA. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
Far and Near. THE FIRST LAWYER'S FLEA. Tbe Snt n)« msdo by a lawyer for ? client i- mid' to lnr-. been raiulx In fie vesr 788, when Erlnlhard. , bnntor nf (tag*, Vu charged with rtaiminif the quarry of a rfrol, which it was pruvcd had fallen hj- th« rival's cross bow. The advocate wwertcd tbilt this accused had refused to pay protection-money lo lha keeper of tho f oreet ; hence the prose cution.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 16 May 1905
'\'S ??»-'- 1« llrii ''' 'he Di-ntiioo.v \\ WnriLSHKii un FiilDAY, i. til MAY, in aid of tlic CANiiiiKH.i l'ri:ut: Scmio:. SvLLAiirs Frxii. Hestor Music anil Ucfrt-sInneMts. IWUil.l-: TICKKTS, 4:. I-. McIJOSAI.il, TV.-.* her. XOTICE. T WKST ilesin-s to nolifv lli.-.t ],;? U \S 'I. NOT IlISl'OSi;il ()!?' 'lib Hl'TCIl !-;RI\'-, 1!VSI.V!-:SS, a::J \w uu mtui-ii n -f .!,inK so. I-rtmi l'in .Int.- .-ill \lYi,..;::, vi.-M U S!-TTM-l):.ll).NT!II.Y. 1. \V!-:ST. \Vll.:!?s.-l!i-.-ni:lKi-!.ii! Jtlll.llcr. n^cilll.vy:,,!, Apiil4.,5. Wanted Known rilHAT \V. 1-. OI.DFlri I- i=a r --STI 1 IU;Yi-:it fur li.m-s iinj K-i'.'.iv'h any (.::i:in!ity, iIe!ivL-n-'l ;i- (iui-.i.,i,-.T-iii R.-iilwar Suii,.:i, .111 ami a(ii-r M..n.i.:v l.vili May. Alsii, n!I kin-k uf l-i.rr.-i Skins, Wool, Sllw-pl-ins. Hi.lrs. T:,!1;,.., lVvswax, Hair, Il.inis, Il,.m-s .-i-i.l ]l.,-i-,,.' I. am jwlsirt-,l lo Kivc- thv W,Ab^i ,,rici... I-t all Hit- aimve lines. Sl--.1 n!-,: -, in.ii ojii^'hitiu-iu. u^v-wvi ;.;„;. toil; me', :t...