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Dungog School of Arts. HALF-YEARLY MEETING. JANUARY 12TH, 1894. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Dungog School of Arts. HALF-YEARLY MEETING. Januabt 12rn, 1894. On Friday evening last the usual! half-yearly meeting of tho members of the School of Arts took place, the President; Mr H. C. Dark, occupying the chair to a fair attendance of mem bers. ? After tho minutes of the previous meeting were read and- confirmed, tho rreBident called on the Secretary and Treasurer to read, the report arid I balancc-Bbeet of the past half-year. Tho report road as follows: — Half yearly Report ending 3lst De cember, 1893. Mn. CiiAiitMAN and Gentlesiek, — - In conformity with the rules of this institution, your committee have much ?nlnnaiiTA in Tifaoonflnrr vaii wlf.li fli?o report of their management during the past half-year. Members on the Roll. With regard to membership we have 70 members on the toll, 65 of these are financial, aud four have joined dur ing the past half-year. Committee Meetings. Your committee have held 5 oxdinary and one special meeting, the attend nnnn hnintr no f^ll^o ? Pr...
Commercial. DUNGOG [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Commercial. DUNGOG H. C. Purk & Co. roport ns followfl Muizo: Dungog 2s 10a to 2a 11; Olaror.co Town, 3« to 8s Id, - : 1 Eggs, 8d doz. Ohnff, 3b 6d tp 4s Bacon, 4id - Butter, 6d Cedar, Boavd, 15s to IGs por 100ft. Ducks, la to 2a - Fowl*, Is GJ to 2a v Potatoes, 3s to 43fcwt/ f Oats, 2*. Booswax, 8d per lb, Capo barley, 2s d6.,» English barely, 2s 6d. Edward Pipor reports— Maize market still very dull, Dungog, 2b Od to 2s lOd ; Ciurunco Town 3s Id to 3s 2d white and dark red ui-iize unsaleable. ? Potatoes, £4, plentiful. _ v Chaff, £4 to £4 10s \ , - . TCgga, 7d toN8d. ' ! - Baconr improving a little, best worth 4d Wax, Gd to 9d Oednr, to lGs, according to sizo and quality. Buttor, Tory dull, 4d to Gd. ' ? .
A Religious Enthusiastic. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
| ; A Religious Enthusiastic. - Norman M'Leod was once preaching in i' district in Ayrshire where the reading of a sermon waB regarded as the greatest fault oC which tho minister could be guilty. When the congregation dispersed an old woman, ' overflowing with enthusiasm, addressed her neighbor : 'Did ye ever hear anything oaogran'f Wasnn that a sermon ?' ' Oh, ay, replied her friend sulkily, ' but he read it,' ' Bead it !' said tho other, with indignant ' ? ? ? omphasis ; ' I wadna hae cared if he h MS - whustled it 1' ' Fain would I write a poem on th; Go. . lights of fiahing ; but, ab, me I I can not findr'^Ai a word to rhyme with 'angleworm,' ' Bighedi Pisistratus, as he gazed thoughtfully into th«-; dark, sullen waterB, . / ' But why must you put that word at thk - end o&a line ?' queried Eucalyptus. . ' Because an angleworm is always at th#f end of n line,' hissed PiBistratus between hi» set teeth ; and for a long time it was so', still tbat one could distinctly hear a...
"Sea-Dove" Eggs. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
'Sea-Dove' Eggs. i There Is nothing tho children enjoy mori' H ,tbnn their, after-dinner talk with 'Uncle* ' .Cap,' as they familiarly term their father's - , brother, Captnin Linn Gordon, retired lit*'. ; iHo lives with them apparently, to tbeir .minds, for the solo purpose of telling them i \ j stories. Tboy capture him every evening,; ?' and during the hour between dinner and' - bedtime he is at their merey. The only way.' in which ho can secure the honorable treat ment due a prisoner of war iB by relating a ! . tAln n.i.nn.....-:,.,i ? S.t.1 . somo of the valuable nnd general]/1' ,' curious informntion with which his mind Is' ? stored. On ono of these evenings, just as UnckW Cap had seated himself comfortably in hi.-1 big chair in front of tho firo, and the ? ' expectant listeners were gathered abouV him, little Bryco remarked that he h'.d' found a nest with six eggs in it out in th« ' barn. ( ' Poohl' said Uucle Cap; ' that's nothing. J I found a nest once with a hundred and - ...
Ruth. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
? Ruth. BY THEODORE JAMES. Tho sunshine loveB to linger in her silky ,-'V golden hair, GO!) And when tho sun is shlningyou will nlwnye ? ' find it thore j And I think thero are somo truant rays thai nover go to bed, For when night comes thoy'ro still at play ?: , upon her shining head. ' V... The Flowers, when Bho .touches tbem, tbeh sweoteBt perfume yield ; The nodding grass a welcome waves whene'e. i' - ahfi erne* ? .-Vl Tho birds are not afraid of her, she's such a little ihing, And when she shows her curly head they al! '? ? ? begin to sing. ? ? - -» v She's mino, this littlo treasure j and althong; i ?' : I have no gold, ' , ' I'm rich, for, having her, I nm possessed, ol 1 ? wealth untold ; , ) She brings me joy that never could be bought 1 } with gold alono : i . / What man can say mo better, though he siti I. - ! upon a throne! ? ? '
Health Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Health Mlntt. K man had ft finger nail torn off, causing very great pain ; brown, sngar was thrown on n piin of burning coais, tifld tho finger held over the smoko for 20 minutes. Tho pain was removed, nnd lu due timo a euro was effected. In. Health at Home it is nar rated that n horso seemed to bo dying of a festered wound. Somo old shoes were out up in a hog-trough and set on. firo under, the horso, so ' that the smoko would reach the wound. In n few hours the swelling began to subside, the wound discharged, and the horse got well. An old lady was knitting a stooklng. A member of 'the family camo in with a painful wound. She unravelled the stocking, put the yarn on ashovel of burning coals, caused tnc smoke to oscentl against tne wound, giving immediate relief. The first thought of ordinary roaders is that of won dering tbat such a ' simple' thing ahold have such be'noficinl effects. Instead of burdening the mind with the remembrance of old leather, and brown sugar, and yam atodf ...
Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Troubles, 'I wish,' complained the guest, 'you would tell your night watchman to keep still. He keeps up such an outrageous racket all night that I can't Bleep,' ' I will tell him to walk more lightly,' said tho landlord, graciously, ''but you know that ho must walk the corridors at regular intervals.' 'Oh, it isn't his walking that disturbs me,' replied the guest ; ' I never hear that. It is his terrific snoring that keeps mo awake.' Tho great secret in making underlin ing a permanent and valuable improve ment is in securing uniform fall whon laying tho tilo, and miintaining a good outlet. Whon tho outlet has been cloead for a year or two, if tlioro bo a good fall, reopening it would cause, the wastysgflnt of obstructintr sediment,
A High Private. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
A High Private. On one occasion a British carl, having a rent-roli of over seventy thousand pounds a year, took it into hiB head to enlist for six months and see what it wob like. Ho did bo in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, stationed at Dover under the name of John Thomas Smith, and was a puzzle to every one in the regiment. The police were informed about the private soldier, who never seemed to be without, an unlimited supply of cash, and for some time he wns the object of ereat suspicion, but in the regiment he was looked upon with a kind of mysterious awe. Any. body could' borrow five or ten shillings from him, and he never expected it back, and he had even been known to purchase a man's discharge from the service. A man who dined whenever off duty in a private sitting, room of the Lord Warden's Hotel, and whose dinner bill very often amounted to fifty days' payj; who paid five shillings a week each to all the men in his room, for them to act as his servants, clean his arms and acc...
Self-control. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Selfrcontvol. An expert and* experienced official in an insane asylum said to -us, a li ttle time since, that these institutions are filled with people who have given up.'to their feelings, and that no one is quite safe from an insane asylum who allows himself to give up to his feelings. The importance of this fact is altogether too little appreciated, especially by teachers. We are always talking about the negative virtues of discipline, but we rarely speak of the positive virtues. We discipline the schools to keep the children from mischief, to main tain good order, to have things quiet, to en able the children to study. We say, and say ' rightly, that there cannot be a good school without good diBciplino. We do not. how ever, emphasize ns wo should tho fact that the discipline of the school, when rightly done, is as vital to the future good of the child as tbe lessons he learns. Discipline of tho right kind is as good mental training as arithmetic. ' It is not of the right kind u...
Rise and Progress of Steam Navigation. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Rise and Progress of Steam Navigation. In fifty years steamships have increased in tonnage from 07,969 tons to4, 318,153 toi ?, while their proportion to the total registered tonnage of British ships has increased from 1 toll to 1 to 2 14. The first Cunarders were only 207 feet long and 34 feet 4 inches beam, while tbe first steamer which plied regularly uulw.ccu xjivcrpuui miu new lorx, lueitoyai William, measured only 175 feet in length. The steps by which the marine engine bos developed have been, first, the screw pro peller, then theintroducti6nof iron and steel in the building-of ships, then the increase of Bteam pressure in the boiler, tbe adoption of surface condensation, followed by the uso of compound and duplicate expansion cylinders, and a much larger increase in boiler pressure, rendered possible by the use of mild steel in tbe construction of boilers, have effected in all n reduction of 70 per cent in the consumption of coal and an increase of 110 per cent in speed.
A Theory as to the Origin Petroleum. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
A Theory as to the Origin oj- Petroleum. Professor Mendeeljef has recently advanced tho theory that petroleum iB ? of purely mineral origin and that the formation ofit is going on- every day. He has, moreover, succeeded in producing artificial petroleum by a reaction tbat he describes, and be states that itis impossible to detect any difference between the natural product and the manu factured article. His theory is a3 follows : Infiltrations of water, reaching a certain deptn, come into contact with incandescent masses of carburets of metals, chiefly of iron, and are atones decomposed into oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen unites with the iron, while the hydrogen se:zes on the carbon and rises to an upper level, where the vapors aro condensed in part into mineral oil, and the rest rcmainB in n state of natural gas. Tbo petroleum strata are generally met with in the vicinity of mountains, and it may be granted that geological upheavals have dis located the ground in such a way as to p...
Science. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
Science. Dr. Junemann, an Austrian chemist, claims to have invented a fluid of tbe most destructive properties. This fluid, when brought into contact with the air, after tbe explosion of a, shell in which it has been con tained, is transformed into a gas, which, be ing heavier than the air, descends lo tbe ground, killing all men and animals within its reach, ahd moreover destroying iron, bronze, and other metals, as well as Betting all inflammable thingB on fire. Thisthc inven tor declares in a letter published in one of the Vienna newspapers, and he adds that as far back as 18-48 he offered his invention to the Austrian War Office, which, however, de clined both then and on a subsequent occa sion to make experiments. For this'reason he now gives publicity to his invention, as his patriotic feelings do not allow him to reveal his secret to foreign governments. * Dr. J Buttner, ol Kotzehen-Breda, has invented a contrivance whicli'enables people to indulge in tbe healthy pastime of m...
British and American Wheat Growing. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
British and American Wheat' Growinff. UV CHESTER P. MWIIT. \ Tho Quarterly Iteciew, in a recent issue, treats at length of|'Conipotition in Wheat Growing,' and eaya that ' nftcr thrco years of unromunorativo: prices, many British farmera nro disposed to regard thoir strugglo with foreign nnd colonial competitors, as a'Imorft' liopelcss,' Tlio farmers labor undor oxcessivo ronts and tnxes, and railroad charges nro immodo rato. A» a.rulo tho naif? of tlio atraw i# forbidden by JaridlordB', and roturns.from a largo number of farmers showod that a profit was made only whore tlioy woro al lowed to soil tho straw, liighty-fivo wheat growers in eleven countios return nn avorago expense por aoro of £8 10s 9d, and of receipts £8 83, leaving a loss of 2s 9d, tho prioo'of grain being 30a a quartor. Had the pt'ico been 40a, a profit of 12s 3d would hive been returned on tho avorago product of lioarly. tliirty-one bushels per acre. Tlio English authority fromwhioh we havo quoted is suro that Amo...
IN THE WAKE OF FORTUNE. (COPYRIGHT.) AN AUSTRALIAN STORY. CHAPTER X.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
IN THE 'WAKE OF FORTUNE, (copynuinT.) AN AUSTRALIAN STORY. by IVAN DEXTER. CHAPTER X.— Continued. The old schoolmaster also said that it was ?rutnourod a half -caste had discovereda gold roof On Clarke Island, but he coalil sot vouch for Its truth. He would, however,- arrange that Grey nnd Ills party should see tbe man alluded to nnd try what effect tho offer ot a small bribe might bare upon him. IE was far into tbo night when Ryan ana his new friends separated, aud as Treno weth slumbered hu dreamt golden dreams and saw. himself once again wandering through St. Co'umb's Cove with Inez by his oiui-, niiu ma iiii/iiici luumuj, um icom me porch of the old house on them with happi ness on her face. Then tho vision changed, and ho felt him BOlf Bbot upward 09 the fateful burst took . place in the Wheal Merlin. All was terror ? . nnd confusion in a moment, and be could hear the wild cries of tho frantic villagers ? ? as thoy rushed- to the doomed mine. Ho was wrestling in his sleep when ...
The Russian Prisoner's Messenger. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
The Simian Prisoner's Me» ?eengev. In the midwinter ' Century' George Ken nan has another of his Russian articles, in whicbj after describing the means of inter communeiation between political prisoners, he adds 'It would be thought thnthnmnn ingenuity could go no further in the contrivance of schemes to relieve the monotony of solitary confinement by a secret interchange of ideas and emotions With other nrisnnnra hut ill I the fortress thero were occasionally practised methods of intercommunication oven more extraordinary than any of these.. Ur. Mulnikoff said to me, in the coarse of n con versation about his fortress life,- — ' ' One afternoon in the summer of 1S81, 1 was lyingonthe bed in my casemate, wonder ing how I should get through the rest of tbe day, when there flew into, the cell through the port-hole in the door a large bluebottle fly. In the stillness and loneliness .-if inc of those casemates, any trifle is It-noiigh to at tact a man's ^attention, nnd the occasional vi...
A Lost Band. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
JL Lost iUlndr - I-'( Many of tho funniest stories and quaintest; sayings como to us from Scotland, whero tlio peoplo havo not a great deal of timo for jok ing, but are, nevertheless, contlnnally doing nnd Baying funny tbibgs. A new story is that at a diminutive drummer in a local brass band who was in tho habit, when out marcb with bis comrades, of walking by sound nnd not by sight, owing to his drum being so high that lie could not seo over it. 'Tho band, on Saturday afternoons, paraded usually in ono dircction.but tho other davt.linlpn.lnr he would change tho rontoa little, and turned down a by.Btrect. The small drummer, un-* aware of tho movement, kept on his accus tomed way, drumming ns hard as ever ho could. By-and-by, after finishing hia part and not hearing the others, he stopped, nnd pushing his drum to one side, ho looked to see what was the matter. His astonishment may bo imagined at finding that ho was alone- . 5 m '' line I' he oried to somo by standers : has ony o' ye ...
A WYOMING WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
A WY03HNG WEDDING. ' - Jim Mason dismounted at' Burton's I ^^kr.incli, turned his pony into tlio corral, and ??^^jtrode heavily into tho bunk-room. Ono t' of tho riders of -Burton's outfit said 1' IIow- 1': and Jim gnvo him tho samo j tcrso greeting. ' What's now ovor Crazy Crook way?' r asked Long Peto. . I \ ? ' Nuthin' much. Is tho old man hero 1 Mat wants him to send over a couplo o' you bucks, to help swim them northorn \ cattlo 'cross tlio rivor. Wo'ro short ? U' handed.' s ' Bottor seo him after suppor. Got his ? two gal daughters out hero now, and tlioy'ro fcedin' in tho now shanty. Them . ?. two dudo cow-punchers oats with 'om, an' : tlioy tako a sight o' time.' , ' ' X don't hold with women and eludes ; on a cow-ranch much,' said .Jim. 1 ' Who does 1' exclaimed Hairy Miko. ,.; .0 'I'm going to quit Burton. Tho darn dtidea mako moBiok. With collogo chap3 V comin' out lioro and swollin roun', it ain't I no placo .for a common waddy. I run ] cows m this couutry whon tho Injun...
THE "TOTE" SHOPS. "A PUBLIC SCANDAL TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
THE 'TOTE' SHOPS: 'A PUBLIC SCANDAL TO THE AD MINISTRATION OF JUSTICi* The Minister for Justice, Mr T.M.Slattery, has had under consideration the question of 'tote' shops and the result of his inquiries he has penned the ? following minute; — 'I have no hesitation in stating that the way in which totalisators are carried on in defiance of the police and tne law ltsen is a public scandal to the admin istration of justice. Every one acquainted with the city of Sydney knows the tote shops. They are visited openly both day and night by thousands of persons during the year, and the prosecutions have only been very few in -comparison to the /vrmnltr Pflrrv OTI 11UUJUC1 nuv vjvwjr ? ? j ? this unlawful and in most cases dishonest traffic. I do not wish to suggest to the stipendary magistrates what course they should take in dealing with the evil, but it is quite clear to ine that fines are almost useless. If the offenders were sent to . goal without the option of a fine the 'tote' shops wo...
THE MINISTER'S WOOING. A NEW VERSION. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
THE MINISTER'S WOOING. A HEW VERSION. 'Its tho ?Chromo man,' said Ill's. Poppleton. ' Don't you lot him in, my iear, whatever you do.' 'Is ho bo troublcsomo ?' asked Hiss Martha Mixon. Mrs. Poppleton had just stepped over to tho Mixon cottago to borrow a setting of Plymouth Rock eggs, and to return tho quart of vinegar sho had borrowed I ho day beforo. For among these simplo and kindly neighbors, who lived miles away from anything in tlio shape of a store, these Bo'.ni-commercial transactions were not unfrenuent. I Tho big honeysuckle had just blossomed out in its curly profusion of buff and I whito sweotnea3 ; tho cherries wero red dening on tho big treo, and tho monthly rose by tho garden-gato was hanging out its fragaut pendants as Mrs Poppl ton 3tood tlioro with hor checked sun-bonnet, obscuring hor wrinkled old face, ns it flapped to and fro in the morni..g brcezo. Slis3 Martha Mixon was younger, plumper, moro blooming than hor neigh bor. Sho was as yofc in tho forties. They mi...
THE WIDOW WALLINS. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 January 1894
THE WIDOW WALLINS. nv amy nA.Nnoi.ru,' 'I liato widows,' said Saidoo Wright, bursting into toars. 'Th'oy, all ought to bo burned on . thoir husbands' suttees, if thoy can't boliave themselves after wards.' Protty Saidoo was dooidedly upset in her tempor as sho stood tlioro inthofarm houso back door, with tho littlo lamo chicken she was ' bringing up by hand' nostled against hor. oheok( and tho pink' npplo-bloBsoms drifting boforo iho south wind all over tho orchard grass. And porliaps Saidoo was not altogether with out cause. ? Sho had been to. tho moon light picnic at Crystal Falls tlio night bo foro, and worn her now bluo muslin dress, nnd tho Widow Wallins had monopolized hor lovor Sotli Waite, before hor vory eyes. . ~ 'Flirting with him in tho most out rageous fashion !' said Saidoe to hor aunt. ' And she' in dcop crapo flounces yet !' ' Widows are unaccountable creatures,' 3aid. Aunty Hcpsy, who, never. having been a wife, was in no dangor of being a widow herself. 'Sho says S...