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MICKSEY'S CHANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
MiCKSEY'S CHANCE. BvJ. HANMER QUAIL. 'Thud!' There was a reminiscence of Rugby in the straight-out-from-the-shoulder blow with which Clement Wilkinson laid the man sprawling in the middle of the road. &nbsp; It was so unpremeditated. Clement oould I hardly believe hiB own eyeB us he looked at the man and realised that he had knocked him down. But his work was not done yet. With a terrible oath tho man staggered to his feet. A large stone lay by tho road-aide. He darted towards it with intent to uue it as a missile against Clement Wilinson. Quick as thought Clement divined liis pur pose. ' Half-a-dozen steps placed him by the man's side as he was in tho act of raising the -stono to hnrl it. 'No, ' ypu don't!' exclaimed Clement, dealing the man another blow upon the chest whioli'stretched him a second time on the road.' ' Try that again, you scoundrel, and I'll have* you locked up,' said Clement, standing beside the prostrate man. ' Will you go quietly ?' he asked, with a dete...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
GENERAL NEWS. A fly has over 16,000 eyes. The average height of an elephant is nine feet. The largest savings-bank in the United &nbsp; Kingdom is in Glasgow. A certain sect in Russia considers hair sinful, and baldness a sign of sanctity. There is a surplus of over 2,000,000 unmarried men in America. The British revenue from spirits is a little in excess of £20,000. There are 4,500 muscles in the body of a moth. A full-grown elephant can carry three tons on his back. London spends over one million pounds annually on funerals. London requires 600,000 cows to supply it with daily dairy produce. In the United States only one mur- derer in fifty is condemned to death. A leading physician says that pepper is deadly poison to the system. A church in Seidlitz, in Bohemia, contains a chandlier of human bones. Tortoises have been known to live 300 years. In China, to salute anyone by taking off one's hat is a deliberate insult. Vienna has a bicycling female monkey at the Zoological ...
The Sentinel. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
The Sentinel. A native, during the disturbance on the Transvaal, was questioned as to his knowledge of his duties : 'You know your duties, here, do you, sentinel ?' 'Yes, sir.' . 'Well, now, suppose the British should open on you with shells ,and musketry, what would you do!' &nbsp; ' Form a line, sir.' ' What ! One man form a line ?' &nbsp; ' Yes, sir ; form a bee-line for camp, sir.'
Something Like a Storm. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Something Like a Storm. The Hillston Spectator is respon- sible for the following description of a storm :— Such a storm has never been ex- perienced in this part of the Riverina before. The morning of the 7th inst. broke fine at Moolbong with gentle breezes, which gradually stiffened as the day progressed, until at lunch time it was blowing strong, raising clouds of dust off the broad, and end- less Riverina plains, but up to 4 p.m. the residents had no indications of the awful events in store for them. About 5 p.m. it became close and sultry, and suddenly a terrific hail storm burst, the Moolbong homestead being bombarded with hailstones as large as pigeon's eggs, the horses became frightened and stamped for shelter. This preliminary cannonading was followed by deafening thunder, quickly succeeded by fierce and re- peated flashes of lightning. The rapid and immediate reveberation of the terrific thunder showed that the homestead was the centre of the most awful electrical disturba...
A Great Jewellery Establishment. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
A Great Jewellery Establishment. Amongst the many business sights in the metropolis there are few, if any, more pleasing or attractive to the eye of a Country Visitor than a beautiful Jewellery display, and at Christmas Season of the year when presents are needed for the wife, the daughter, or the sweethearts, naturally the first thing thought of is a good watch, an attractive bracelet, a nice ring, etc., but the t.'ouhle often is to know whicb is the mont. leliable Houso to purchase mch articles from and where to obtain thu lest mine for onr money. All these doiib:s can be set at rest by visi.ini; \. tinunder.'s Mammoth Es tablishment in George street, Sydney, rij/iic opposite, the Rtidfern Bailway mhmoii. an ! whose advertisement ap pnim ibKuL.rly in our columns. The Piopiietor, with a display of pluck and enert;-, coupled with great business c:i|iacit.v, bus spared no expense 'n fiwiiij.' his shop up like a veritable fa-.iy-li.iid. nod the vast stock of costly jmh's, pl-iie, watc...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Local and General. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Held Over. — Municipal Council report, lending article, and other important news. Adjourned Meeting. — The adjourned meeting of the Cobar Sheep Board will be held at Mr Cotton's office on Monday next. Heat. — The heat has been very excessive this week. It was 107 on Thursday. Fri- day, however, seized the record, the reading being 112 in the shade. Pastoral. — Station-owners to the west and north-west of Cobar have had to resort to scrub-cutting once more for stock. The recent hot weather and dry winds have had a disastrous effect on the little grass pro- moted by the rain of a few months ago. If good rain does not fall shortly the country in the direction named will be as bare as it was at any time during the drought. For The Summer — Summer has arrived in real earnest, and as usual it promotes an ever-recurring thirst. When one has to drink so often there's nothing like goi...
Police Court. TUESDAY. Before Mr. W. Brown, P.M. Attempted Suicide. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Police Court. Tuesday. Before Mr. W. Brown, P.M. Attempted Suicide. Mary Ann Swashback was charged with attempted suicide. Dr. Robinson gave evidence to the effect that he attended accused at the Court House Hotel on the evening of the 30th ultimo. Treated her for poisoning. Bottle produced contained liniment of amonia. If swallowed it would have the effect of poisoning. Constable Robertson gave evidence. When he asked the girl what she had done it for she said: 'I did it because &nbsp; &nbsp; my boy would not have anything to do with me because I joined the Sal- vation Army.' She also said her boy refused to speak to her on Saturday night when she addressed him. Pro- duced a letter which accused admitted having written; she also admitted &nbsp; having written in pencil on a news- paper. Florrie Harvey, residing at the Court House Hotel, deposed: Knew accused for the past three weeks. Ac- cused seemed very strange all the week. Accused went to her room at 9.3...
TEMPLE HARRISON IN COURT. Charged with Assault. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
TEMPLE HARRISON IN COURT. Charged with Assault. Temple Harrison, on bail, was was charged with assaulting Samuel Riley, jun., on the 14th instant. Mr. Hogan appeared for the prose- cution. Accused pleaded not guilty, most emphatically. Constable William Apps gave evi- dence as to the arrest, at 5-45 the pre- vious afternoon. Accused was taken from the back of the Court House Hotel. He was given in charge by Samuel Riley, jun., for assault. To Defendent: It was not always &nbsp; usual for a constable to arrest for an assault he had not seen. It was usual to advise the prosecution to pro- ceed by summons. I saw no marks on the assaulted party. Samuel Riley, jun., said he was a son of the proprietor of the Court House Hotel. Saw defendant at his father's hotel. Defendant was at the hotel after 2 o'clock, to pay an account owing by the advance agent named Vernon, who was staying at the hotel. The account was for £1 for board and 3s for drinks. Vernon's credit for drinks, had bee...
TWO SUPPOSED VAGRANTS [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Two Supposed Vagrants. Thos. Kennedy was charged iwith vagrancy. After evidence had been given by Constables Robertson and Apps, defendant was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. John Dargue was charged with vagrancy, but after hearing evidence the Bench discharged him with a &nbsp; caution, and on the assurance that he was going to work. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Wool Sales. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Wool Sales. Sydney, Friday. The Australasian Mortgage and Agency Co., Ltd. ; John Bridge and Co., Ltd. ; Dalgety & Co., Ltd. ; Goldsbrough, Mort, & Co., Ltd. ; Harrison, Jones, & Devlin, Ltd. ; Hill, Clark, & Co. ; New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Co., Ltd. ; Pastoral Finance Association, Ltd. ; Winchcombe, Carson, & Co. ; Wyly, Trenchard, & Co. ; J. O. Young & Co., The wool market is still good, though a shade lower, especially for heavy burry and particularly unskirted wools. Best merinoes at crossing sales showed an upward tendenoy, with good mediums very firm, and fine crossbreds very steady, while coarse is slow of sales. Scoured is in strong demand at previous rates, 27,447 bales were sold. Greasy mer ino realised to 17d one, scoured, to 28d one, The following were some of the principal sales of the western dis tricts wools : — Greasy, 8T over Goonoo, from Wel lington, 15&d ; B in diamond over wall, 15...
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
BREVITIES. Goold's Xmas Sale is now on. Heavy police court work this week. A Cobar query : Have you seen the Professor? Cobar Court House improvement &nbsp; near completion. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Messrs Edwin James and Co. have &nbsp; a great Xmas sale now on. &nbsp; Specimens of the Queensland Tick &nbsp; are being shown around the town. The next Cobar District Court will be held on January 31. Saturday last holds the heat record for this summer. It was 107 in the shade. &nbsp; Trumper scored 115 on Saturday, playing with Paddington against Glebe. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; D. J. Mahoney, local agent for. the.. Singer Sewing Machine Co.,- Beoker st, (near Linsley st), Cobar.— 0 It is proposed to place tobacconists under the same schedule as hotels, so that they may remain open till 11 &nbsp; o'clock. Robert Bromfield, formerly of Bromf...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
When Ah Joe of Bourke was about to die last week he directed that the Town Band should play lively tunes at his funeral and that his yellow clay should be committed to yellow earth amid the wildest shrieks of the wind instruments. Ah Joe must have been a joyous soul. The wonder is that he &nbsp; did not engage the local volunteer force to fire a farewell volley over his remains. The question is, what will they think of the late jubilating Ah Joe in China when the news reaches the children of the Sun. &nbsp;
False Teeth Become Natural. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
False Teeth Become Natural. A well-known scientist claims to have solved the problem of supplying the human mouth with false teeth which will grow into the gums as firmly as natural ones. The teeth he supplies are made of gutta-percha, porcelain, and metal, and are perforated at the root. Holes are also made upward into the jaw. The tooth is then placed into the cavity. In a Bhort time a soft granulated erowth finds its way from tho patient's jaw into tlie holeB in the tooth. This growth gradually hardens, and holds tho tooth In position. ' It is stated that it does not matter whether the cavity in whioh the tooth is to be placed is ono from which a natural tooth has beon drawn roobntly, or whethe.r it has been healed for Borne years.
Aristocratic Drivers. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Aristocratic Drivers. Among the coachmen of Berlin are seven retired. army officers, three lawyers, and sixteen nobles. London even beats this, for her 'cabbies'.1 include a marquis, a baron, nnrl nn flr-mcmbor of Parliament. If the truth wore known it is quite likely that New York could throw both Borlin and London into tho shade. Thore are said to bo a number of scions of nobility surving incog, as coachmen in that wonderful city. No Lonqeu Cool — Sho: 'la papa still cool towards you ?' He : 'No.' She ; ' What caused the, ohanje,?' He: 'He had been extremely., cool,, but last evening I asked for your hand, and he got terribly hot.'
HUMOROUS COLUMN. Music Hath Charms. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
HUMOROUS COLUMN. &nbsp; &nbsp; Music Hath Charms. A couple of sailors, returned from a &nbsp; long voyage, strolled into the bar-parlor of a public-house near Circular Quay. Above the rumble of the traffic in the street could be heard at intervals a harsh, unmusical voice. After listening intently for a moment, one. of the Bailors turned to Iiis com panion and said : 'Eh, Jack lad; it's a long timo Bince wo heard that song.' 'WhatBong?' 'The one that fellow is singing in the street—' Tho Light of Other Days.' ' 'Stow it I you've got the wrong address I' ejaculated the other gruffly. ?' That follow ain't singing 'The Light of Other Days ' at all, man. I've been listening to him. He's a-piping 'The Banks of Allan Water.' ' Eaoh Bailor was certain he was right, and, with characteristic contempt for money, a wager was made — a month's wages depending on the result. .' Here, Tommy !' called out one of the men to tho little son of tho landlord, 'mil out and get to ...
Illustrating the Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Illustrating the Items. When a man has a natural propensity for talking in his sleep it is not always a very pleasant situation for his friend who occupies half the same bed. I once experienced this with a friend of mine, whose daily occupation was to serve behind the counter in a draper's shop. We had not been in bed more than twenty minutes before he commenced, after the following style : ' What did you say, lady — two yards of pink ribbon? Yes, lady.' I turned round, shook him, and asked him to keep quiet, which he did for about a minute, then commenced again : ' Yob, lady, best quality hose — 2s. 5d. What did you aBk for, lady — six yards of unbleached calico ?' Then he rolled over, and suddenly 1 heard something like the- tearing of calico. 'All right, my counter-jumper,' I thought, ' you'll have the landlady's sheet to pay for at the end of the week.' But to my surprise the next morning ho had not torn the sheet at all. He had ripped a Btrip clean off my nightshirt.
THE SENTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
THE SENTRY. While gazing on the gloomy heavens above, Alone and in the still watch of the night, I stand and dream of her, my distant love,.. &nbsp; She who is true, who is my heart's delight. When war obliged me from my love to part, &nbsp; Sho daintily my hat with ribbons docked, .. And pressed me to her true and tender heart, While from her eyes the tears would flow unohecked. She loved me faithfully, she loves me still, And therefore am I well content and gay ; My heart beats warm, although tlio night is chill, While thinking of my loved one far away.. Now in her chamber, lighted by her lamp, - She makes her evening prayer to God above For one who is in danger in. the camp, And prays God's blessing for her absent love. / Ah, when the voice with tone - of ? anguish rings n,- . ,-.:?. For perils 1 may meet ,by land-,or flood; . .' '?' **;'. ????'? Be tranquil — I am 'rieath ' the Almighty's wings; ' -'__. He loves and . honours a true soldier's blood I
Mining. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 9 December 1899
Mining. Word has been received concerning the result of the trial consignments of Drysdale stone to Dapto. The first lot consisted of about 10 tons, and it averaged 4oz 17dwts gold. The second and third consignments returned equal to about 2½ounces to the ton. On &nbsp; &nbsp; Wednesday last another assay of about 6 inches of the vein in the lode re- turned the very large assay of 457oz &nbsp; 6dwts 16grs, gold and 372oz. 4dwts 20grs of silver to the ton of ore. This assay was taken from the centre of the lode. The lode is about 3ft wide, all of which shows gold. Up to date about 100 tons of ore have been des- patched to Dapto for treatment. A meeting of the directors of the Sundown Copper Mining Company was held last week, when it was de- cided to make a call of 6d per share, which is due on 23rd November. This is the mine which Mr. George Hart is managing, and in which several Co- bar gentlemen are interested. Our Restdown correspondent writes on Monday las...