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War Expenditure. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 10 May 1898
War Expenditure. An English contemporary states— Our war expenditure is frightful— much lager than that or any country in tho world. We nro r.ow con tributing permanently over £80,000,000 a year towards war expenditure— namely £25,000,000 interest on the war debt, that legacy of crime left to U3 from a, period when tho people had no voice in ihe management of their own nlinirs ; £24,000,000 on tho navy and naval works ; Mid with tho now proposals for tho increaso of the army, of £21,000,000 Mid on that branch of tho service. Add to ibis the 'little wars' and expeditions, and it will bo found that our war budget reaches tho astounding tot»l of about i'Rr, r\nn nt\n 9nnii»lln tlm 1-iiiiHor: nf which fulls upon tho most numerous class — that is tho many millioned poor.
A CURIOUS TREASURE BOX. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
A CURIOUS TREASURE ROX. A correspondent writing to a Paris paper from Cochiu-Chiua reveals a curious custom which is stated to bo still in use in the kingdom of Auuam. Wheu tho Aur.nmite Consul was expelled i'rom Saigon he wits obliged lo dispOfe hastily of his furniture, his carriages, mid his belongings generally. Included in these were liflecin living rrocodiles, which sorely em barnissed him, for he could find no purchaser for them. He had bought them for the Emperor Tu-Duc, who not only had a partiality but a use for these amphibious animals. In his palace, it is narrated, there is u large piece of water, which may be best di scribed as the lloyal strong-box. Here the Sovereign keeps his reserve treasure, which is to be touched oiily in case of absolute necessity. Trunks of trees are hollowed out, and the money not intended for immediate use is placed in them, tho trees being thrown into the water, To keep away thieves and to prevent the king himself from being tempted to draw ...
TWO BAGS OF GOLD DUST. ROBBERS' HIDDEN TREASURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
TWO BAGS OF GOLD DUST. ROBBERS' HIDDEN TREASURE. The long ' Lost Cabin or Mount Hood,' Oregon, has been found, but its fabulous wealth still remains unearthed. The wealth consists of two sacks of gold dust hidden by a stage robber many yenrs ago in the vicinity of the ' Lost Cabin.' So many years have elapsed since it was stolen that if found now it would hf. considered a treasure-trove and would belong to Ihe lucky finder. Fabulous Wealth and Mystery. The story of tbe ' Lost Cabin ' has boen current history in Idnho, Washington and Ore gon for yenrs. Its fabulous wealth and the mystery of its last known occupant have in duced mauy persons to search for it. There are two stories concerning the mysterious stranger, who yenrs ngo inhabited tbe ' Lost Cabin,' nnd bitiied in its immediate vicinity gold dust of great value. Ouo of them is that some time in the 60's, a miner conceived the idea of robb ing the stoge, which usually carries largo quan tities of gold dust from Boise City to O...
A NOVEL RUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
A NOVEL RUSE. A member of the company of actors ut C.i? lenbach's Tlie.stre in Berlin was to have a bene fit night, and the question was how to get togi-thtr a good audience. Accordingly, somo days before the eventful evening there appeared in all the Berlin papers an advertisement to thu following effect : — ' A gentleman, who has a niece and ward possessing a disposable property of fifteen thousand thalers, together with a mercantile ..cf...hli^lini*.tit. d(;.-m-es to find il vounir man who would be able to manage the business, and bu come Ihe husband of the young lady. The pos session of property or other qualification is no object. Apply to ? .' Hundreds upon hundreds of letters poured in in reply to this advertisement. On tba morning of the benefit day each person who had sent p. teply received the following note : — ' Tbe most important point U, of course, that you should like one another, land my niece will visit Callenbacb's Theatre this cvening,.'tud you can just drop in up...
Sulphur for Diptheria. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
Sulphur for Diptheria, A Lady correspondent at Woodburn asks us, in view of che outbreak of diptheria at Coraki, to re-publish the following extract, which we recently published : — A schoolmaster writes to o .e of the Melbourne papers : 'I suppose every one has not heard of sulphur as a cure for diptheria, so I make no apology for drawing &rrayi!ir»n tr» l-Kti fa rtt- A Io/Itt in 'R .il1n»n t som' years ago, whose first-born was, as they thought, dying of diptheria, was advised by a friend to blow sulphur down the childs throat, a little at a timo, with a quill. The heartbroken rrother asked the doctor — one of the physicians in Ballarac— if she might try it. IJo patted her kindly on the sh-:uldor, and said, 'Certainly it can do no harm.' The boy improved from that moment, and when the doctor came next day he was astonished. The child recovered rapidly. My brother, at that time R.O. schoolmaster at Egerton, came into Baliarat the following Satur day for his holiday. Dipther...
LIFE WITHOUT LABOUR. A DREAM OF THE GOOD TIMID COMING. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
LIFE WITHOUT LABOUR. A DREAM OF THE GOOP TIM15 ; i COMING. . M. Borlholot, France's Miuister of Foreign Affairs, has mode some remarkable predictions of what will have happened on this earth by the year 2000. This date is only 105 years distant, but tho transformations he promises are some what stupendous. M. Berthelot says : — ' Some j time previous to the year 2000 the age of rip- ? plied chemistry will set in, anil at the beginning of tlio twenty-first century tho triumph of tha science, which has done so much for humanity during tho lust few deciules, will be not only complete but generally recognised and nckcow Icdgrd all over the world. While agriculture is nowadays regarded us tho backbone of the civilised nation, the honourable prnctico of cul tiv.iting tho soil will bo entirely obsolete. There will not bo tho slightest use for it in the your 2000, for everything necjssary to sustain life and everything desirable for increasing the ploasnres of living will be manufactured an...
OPENING A WHISKY MINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
OPENING A WHISKY MINE. Ono foggy morning, just about dawn, in August,1865, the steamboat Twilight was mak ing her way cautiously up tho Missouri river. Suddenly there wno a jnr, the boot bulged up in the middle, and the ends began to sink. In n niomont or two the (vnter began pouring into tho hatches, and the boat careened to the north. Meantime a ficeiio of excitement was enacted in fchc rahillR. Piissentrnrr. riiijhnrl t^ the deck scantily clud, cad were put into boats and sent nshoro. The crew followed. The Twilight bnd settled so that she was submerged, and in this condition she rcmnined until winter, when the ice swept nwny tor upper works. Sho had struck a submerged sycamore tree oF huge dimensions, having got out of the channel ii; the fog. Thns ended a venture tbat, bad it been successful, would have mario the owners of tho Twilight richer by many thousands. The cargo of tho Twilight wr-o very rich. It wns composed of 300 barrels of whisky, hundreds ot ense.-i of vrinep, liq...
A MIDNIGHT ALARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
A MIDNIGHT ALARM. The cry of ' Fire !' heard in the still house at night smitrs the ear with startling force, and sickens tho h« art of the property owners. Apparently appreciating this fact, n bibulous gentleman, faring uncertainly past tho dark ened house of Wipglesworth, lifted tbo upper part of bis bead with a hiccoughing gesturo nnd projected bis voice in a bUident shriek — n fire I' ? ? Me then whooped once or twice und disap peared on the horizon. ' Elli.ry !' cried Mrs. Wigglcaworth, sitting up in bed. ' Wumrnphmhm ?' Mr. Wigglesworth in coherently answered. ' Get up — get up at once '' called his wife, sliekin:; him violently ; ' there's a Gro.' With one bound the hnlf-rcnkcncd Wiirglen (vorth was in tho middle- of the room clawing or his garments. ' What ye done with my clothes ?' be ex claimed, waving his arms around in the dark ness. ' They're on tho clinir, right whero you left them,' responded Mrs. Wigglesworlh, malting tho answer that a wife always makes. ' Oh, Elkry ...
L. C. Highland. Gathering [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
L. O. Highland. Gathering The booth privileges for the L. C. Caledonian ../jSooiety'a gathering at Maclean on May 24 wore sold on Wednesday by Mr . J. McKinnon and realised satisfactory prices. No. 1 hotol booth was knocked down to Mr. T. Kyle for £20. Mr L, Daniols secured No. 2 booth for £15. Mrs. Munro obtained No. 1. Eofreshmont booth for M 10s and Mr. J. M. KollyNo 2 at £4. A troop of Eichmond Eivor Cavalry, under the oharge of Sorgeant Eobson, will attend the gathering and take part in tho cavalry events. The cavalry will bo a novelty in this district and will add considerably to tho interest, in tho gathering. Messrs. J. and T. Pottit, J. MticinoHy and Sponcor, who aro to tako pnrfc in tho chopping and sawing events at the gathering, arrived by the City of Grafton on Thursday. They will, we ?understand, take up their quarters at Murray
THE STRANGENESS OF TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
'??'tbb strangeness of truth. Iu September, 1392, the daughter of the blacksmith in Uannu, an Wand of the Hebrides, was wondering on tho shore, gathering drift wood for fuel, when, iu a small bay ' about 100 yarda distant from her father's house, she picked lip a piece .of wood dealing the inscription, cut with a knife, ' Lachlan Campbell, Bilbao, March 23, 1892.' On takin« it to her mother, she becamo much concerned, as this was the name of her owu son, who was a boiler-maker in Spain, and as would be the case with most ptoplo— certainly with Highlanders— fho could not get over tho suptrttitious dread that this . message from -the sea was the harbinger of lvU tidinRS regarding her son. The family of tie proprietor did tbi ir bett to calm hi r terror, ex hoiting her to wait for an explanation. When writing to her son she. toll) him of what had happened, and was greatly relieved ou re ceiving u reply assuring htr of his well-being, hut was astonished to learn tliat ho porfectly remem...
METHOD IN HIS MADNESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
I METHOD IN :HIS MADNESS. Two men wore walking along a side street when they caino to a house on which painters, were engaged. A ladder ttoodileariing ngainst the house, leaving room for anyone to pass be tween it and tho building. One man kept on his way, . walking under tho ladder. , Tho other went round. into.thorroadway. ??.? ? ' What .did you do that for ?' asked his irieno. . .?.,-.? ???-?-.- ? ?.???? ,-.- ? 'For good luck. Bid you never hear that' it is unluekyto pass under a ladder?' -- . ' No,.snd I would. havo paid no attention to it if I- had. Thank- goodness, I'm not super-, stitious.'. -.?? .?:..? ' But I-ani. Now,- I'll prove to you that, you, were unlucky in going under that ladder.' 'In what way ?'???'? 11 .Take off. your hat.' : Tbo mati who walked undet the ladder took off his hat. It w«s disfigured by a daub of brown paint. , 'ByJovo! there's method in your mad ticsf.be said, us he looked at tbo ruin.
The Price of Cane. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
The Price of Cane. When the prospects of ruin to tho sugar growers from the Freotrado policy of tho Government wore darkest, no effort was mado to conceal from the farmers tho full extont of the imponding calamity, or induco thorn to tako a hopeful view of the outlook. But now that a mitigation of tho disaster is assurod by tho Premier's promises, there appears to bo a ton dency to hoodwink tho suear growers and load them bindfolded into a fool's paradise. Tho C.S.E. Co. have repeatedly announced that if the duty is fixed at £3 per ton they will give 12s per ton for cane of tho 1892 standard, with increases for higher and reductions for lower standards, and further reductions in tho event of a certain area not being retained in cultiva tion. The Company have not attompted to represent that the standard of 1S92 is the average standard. Available information indi cates that it was the highest standard attained and that the avorago standard is much lower. Persons with a limited knowled...
THEATRE GOING IN 1734. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
THEATRE-GOING IN 173*. Tho iutjoined is a literal translation of a theatrical' .notice. of the year 1734, preserved in tho Brunswick Museum : 'In order to secure tbo comfort of- the public in every vr«y, tho management of the thcatra havo decided that the spectators in tho front row should lie down nn Hi*. AHAimil IrKAttn in f Via aannniX 2 Vl nil ill Ifflpol. while those in the third and fourth rows should sit aud stood- respectively, so that all should have an equal opportunity of -seeing the actors onthestagu. N.B — The audience are abso lutely, forbidden to laugh during tho perform ance of a tragedy.'
Lower Southgate. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
Lower Southgate. The Progress Association met on Tuesday week, the President, (Mr. G. Harrison) in the ohair. Mr. McFarlane wrote that he was getting all information possible re the reclam ation of the Everlasting Swamp and would furnish tho same at an early date. Ho also stated that he was informed by tho Lands De partment that trustees had beon appointed for the Eound Mountain flood refuge. The rain of last week was very welcome, as pasture and crops wero suffering from drought. On Wednesday evening we woro visited by a heavy wind and rain storm. Tho wind blew with almost hurricane force for a time and tho rain camo down in torrents, but fortunately it did not last more than half an hour. On Friday thoro was further wind and rain, tho weather being piercing cold. Wo have now had sufficiont rain for all require ments and a few weeks dry, warm weather is wished for. The Premier's roply to tho deputation is wol come news to the sugar growers. If tho £3 per ton duty is retained it wil...
ARCHIE'S TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
v* — — — ARCHIE'S TROUBLE. -.You say Londpi)'. is a big place. I cn.ll it 'i'l'iry' little. I liavo; foiinel tile world to bu a littlo otic and London is not quite equal to that. Perhaps when you have ? roumed nbout it as I have yon may think the fifinm. Suppose, that on your llrst visit to Yoko hama or Diinedin, the first innn who greeted you na you walked into your hotel, was your old neighbour Johnson, who hud the villa uoxt to yours at home, or when walking into trie news room of the ' Metropole ' at Naples, you found that I ho thin man at the reading stand beside you was your old college chum Robinson, wouldn't you think that the world wus not so very wido after all ? Meetings of the kind take, place duily. I »»? going to to11 .V'lu of one of them, only this took place in London. Ono of our largest country buyers was expect ed in town.so it wasarraugrd'that I should meet him. An ho was an important man to us, it was ddcided that I should give a full day to him if necessary. So ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
Mr. P. Conlon's latost lino of direct importa tions comprises a variety of glass, china and crockory waro, which has just boon oponed up, and aro tho admiration of all beholders— an ad miration only equalled by surprise at the wonderfully low price at whioh they are marked —Adv. Mon's Good Bluchor Boots, 3s 3d. II E Frapo. — Adv. Head tho Advocate. The only live paper circulating in tho Clarence electorate. ' No fit no monoy' is the game played at Mclntyro's.— Adv. Now name for the anti-federalists : The Want and misery party. Woman's Calf Oxford Walking Shoes, 2s Ud
Shipping Intelligence. Arrivals. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
v ''Shipping Intelligence. Arrivals. Australian (s), 400 tons, Captain Pearco, from Sydney, May 8. — Mrs. Ziotsoh ; Misses Ellom, Page; Messrs. Morton, A. B. Keary, Ziotsch and son, W. Baker, Binns, Olaronco, and 5 in second class. Left Sydney on Sunday night, crossed the bar at 7.30 on Tuesday, and arrived at Maolean at 11.30. Exporioncod rough sea throughout. OlTT OF Grafton (s), 825 tons, Captain D. --Anthem, from Sydney, May 10. — Mosdamea Pritzlor, Eecleston, Gray, Hildreth, Young, Barnior ; Misses Davis, Munro, Cromline, Board, Bead, Chalmers, Piitzler (2) ; Messrs. W: Bryce, E. Bryce, F. Bailey, D. Mollett, H, E. Byan, F. N. Hoxcoll, J. H. Bailey, R. Hogarth, J. Hildreth, J. S. Travis, T. Petitt, J. Pettit, D Sharp, McMahon, Nappor ; Masters Bryce, Hildreth, and 9 in tho second cabin. Grossed the bar at 5.50 a.m,, arrived at Maolean at 9.16, and left again at 10.30. Departures. Australian (s), 400 tons, , Captain Pearco, for Sydney, May 11. — Meadamea Miller, Borg mann and ch...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
Stopping Notice. -\TORri~COAST STEAM NAVIGATION N COMPANY (LIMITED.) S.S. CITY OF~GRAPTON, Captain D. Anthon, LEA.VES SYDNEY FOR GRAF -i/kjk TON overy TUKSDAY NIGHT at 9 SJISO^, o'clock; aud LEAVES GRAFTON ? ^sUsSSe- FOR SYDNEY every SATURDAY MORNING at 6 o'olook. 1 S.S. KALLATS2TA, Captain John Maoku, LEAVES SYDNEY FOR GRAFTON every SAT URDAY NIGHT at 9 o'clock; and LEAVES URAFTON FOR SYDNEY every WEDNESDAY MORNING, at 6 o'clock. I SAMUEL SEE, Local Manager. ] , ,? c Auctioneers and Commission Agents. McLACHLAW and COMPANY, River-street, MACLEAN, ' AUCTIONEERS and VALUATORS, HOUSE nnd LAND AGENTS, ESTATES MANAGED and RENTS Collected, £ VALUATIONS made for PROBATE. AGENTS for the leading LIFE and FIRE In ournnco Companies. LAND AGENCY business receives duo attention. JOHN SEE AND GO., Commission Agents and Produce Merchants, 47 SUSSEX-STREET, SYDNEY. [Established 1861]. E f 'f TE aolioit ConBignmontB of every jiscrl&tion of E VV FARM PRODUCE, LIVE STOCK, TIMBER, &c E...
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of E.A. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 13 May 1898
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Ohurch of E.A. SABBATH, May 15. — Maclean 11, Chatsworth 3. — Eev. D. Maclnnes. Thursday -(Pre Com munion) Maclean, Gaelic 11, English 12.30. — Eevs. J. Sinclair and D. Maclnnes. Presbyterian Ohurch of 2T.S.W. Sunday, May 15.— Maclean 11.— Mr. D. Shearer. Ohurch of England. Sunday, May 15. — Yamba 11 (h.c.) Palmer's Island 3, Maclean 7. Thursday (Ascensio 'Day), Maolean 7, and practice. — Eov. J. W. ! Upjohn. Roman Catholic Ohurch. Sunday, May 15. — Mass : Shark Creek 9, Mac lean 8 and 11, Benediction 7.30.— Eov. Fathers Coglan and Lynch. Sunday, May 15. — Mass : Palmer's Island 9, Harwood 11. — Eev. Father Eeade. Wesleyan Ohurch, Sunday, May 15.— Maclean 11 and 7, Tyndale ?3. Thursday— Palmer's Channel. — Eov. G. H Barrett.