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SANTA CLAUS, LIMITED. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

SANTA CLAUS, LIMITED. BY J. HANMER QUAIL. The night wind played round the chimney   stacks and the city lay silent, sleeping. On the soft, white floss of the snow cloud,   sat Santa Claus, weary and despondent. The old Father's head was bowed, and his long white beard reached down to his knees as he 'sat up there in the moonlight, musing.   He had been paying his first visit to the   great marts wherein were strewed the pleas- ant things innumerable which be would need as Christmas gifts for the boys and girls of   the great Sea-land. For many, many months all the world had been making toys and gifts for Santa Claus, and they had been brought and stored in the marts of the cities, await-   ing the old Father's pleasure. He had been   through tbe marts and had come back be-   wildered and weary. The cloud-fleece rustled as by a fairy's touch. Santa Claus looked up Before him stood ...

Publication Title: Hawkesbury Advocate
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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WONDERFUL IF TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

WONDERFUL IF TRUE. Here is a story which may or may not be true, of a vegetable wonder. A traveller was recently in Mexico on a botanical expedition. One day he saw a dark object on one of the outlying spurs of the Sierra Madre moun- tains. He saw it had long, slender limbs, drooping like a weeping willow. They had a slimy, snaky appearance, and at times the whole tree seemed to writhe. One day he saw a bird circle around it for some time, and then alight on the top. Then the branches began to move and curl upward. They turned around tile bird, which began to cry, and drew it down until he lost sight of it.   The botanist tried, as he had several -times   before, to climb the eminence. The rock on which he stepped loosened and fell, himself with it. He was not injured, and he found that the rock had left a cavity. He looked in and saw quite a cavern, and felt a current of fresh air blowing on his face. With his trowel he enlarged the hole so as to admit of ...

Publication Title: Hawkesbury Advocate
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ABOUT A GREAT CONDUCTOR [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

ABOUT A GREAT CONDUCTOR Before Mr. Hans Richter, the illustrious   conductor, came to Wagner as an expert musical coypyist, he had fulfilled, says the " Guide Musical," a long engagement as a horn player in the orchestra of the Karnth- herthor opera-house in Vienna, and had also obtained a practical mastery over most of tbe orchestral instruments. But it seems that Wagner only once availed himself of his copyist's expert knowledge. One day he   brought up a page of the score with the ink still wet, and, pointing to a passage, asked Richter: " Do you think that this passage can be played on the horn at the ' tempo ' I have indicated ? Isn't it too difficult ?" The passage in question is in the " Finale " of Act IL of the " Meistersin- ger," where the horn repeats the theme of Beckmesser's serenade. Richter looked at the passage, and re- assured him. " Yes, it can be played, but it will sound rather queer. The tone will be decidedly nasal." " Capital," rejoin...

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A GLASS-EYED TICER. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

A GLASS-EYED TIGER A tiger with a glass eye is at present in the menagerie at Stuttgart, and looks as fierce with his glass eye as with the real one. A serious affection of the muscles caused the beast to lose the sight of one eye. As the public didn't admire a one-eyed tiger, the beast was put under cocaine and the useless organ removed. This was a ticklish opera- tion, several strong keepers holding the beast down while the eye was taken out, and the orbit measured for a new eye, which had to be made with a special degree of ferocity. For the first week the animal tried hard to rub it out but he now rests contented, and few visitors detect the substitution. Jays are on the increase in Britain, ex- cept in very much preserved districts. They are very destructive to game and small birds, taking any number of eggs in the nesting season, besides preying on very young rabbits. Deacon Skinflint-We've failed again this year. Mr. Dowinie. Can't raise half your salary. Good Minister-No mat...

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PERFUMES AS MICROBE DESTROYERS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

PERFUMES AS MICROBE DES- TROYERS. Anything that will destroy the all-power- ful and ubiquitous microbe should be gladly welcomed, and when the agent comes in the pleasant form of perfume it is certain-       ly the more acceptable. We now'find from experiments that are said to have been made   with the perfumes of flowers, that by means of them many species of microbes are easily destroyed. The odour of cloves has been known to destroy these minute creatures in 35 minutes, cinnamon will kill some species in 12 minutes, thyme in 35. In 45 minutes common wild verbena is found effective, while the odour of some geranium flowers has destroyed various forms of microbes in 50 minutes. The essence of cinnamon is said to destroy the typhoid fever microbe in 12 minutes, and is recorded as the most effective of all odours as an antiseptic It is now be- lieved that flowers which are found in Egyptian mummies were placed there more for their a...

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THE SORROW OF LOVING. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

THE SORROW OF LOVING " It was to-day," slowly and sorrowfully murmured Reginald Rinaldo Riggs, " that I received a wedding invitation from the only fem x Bim L ullin j uuu LI uij juiuu. - His fine falsetto alarmetto voice was tremu- lous with emotion, and his liquid eyes were dry with the scorching weight of tears un- shed. In the presence of so great a grief his friend, Harold Harcourt Hebbs, was as oue suddenly stricken dumb, and could only pat the afflicted and jilted one on the back in token of sympathy. " Such is life!" moaned Reginald, beating his head into a pulp; " such is life !" "Heavens!" Harold managed to say; " heavens, how you must suffer!" " Suffer;suffer! Why, I suffer with all the purgatorial pains. I am as one in hell ! Ah ! what a price must I pay for past happi- ness!" " By Jove, it is outrageous!" "Right you are, Harold ! Right you are !   Oh, but the world will never know how it lacerates my tender soul to plunk up ten dollars for a wedding present...

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SNAKE CATCHING. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

SNAKE CATCHING   Menageries are always in need of snakes, and as India abounds in these reptiles, per- haps to a greater extent than any other country in the world, to India look the managers when their stocks begin to run low. Snake hunting in India, one under- stands the trade, is a perilous business, for a larger percentage of the Indian serpent,are poisonous than in any other part of the globe, and even a Hindoo has no desire to die of snake-bite, nor within the crashing folds of the constrictor. Besides the demands from the menageries, the Indian Government pays a bounty on snake heads, so there is a double incentive to Indian snake-hunters, and when there are sufficient orders on hand from the menageries a hunt is organised. Preparations are made by ascertaining from the natives a promising snake district, which is usually a tract of jungle with a thick bamboo or grass undergrowth. In such lands snakes are found by thousands, and, after a promising patch is discov...

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NOT TO BE CAUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

NOT TO BE CAUGHT. Mary, the Celtic maid, waa intelligent, neat, and efficient, but too talkative. She talked during the day to any one she hap- pened to meet about the house,and she talked while serving the table-a grievous fault. At last her mistress was compelled to take her to task. " Mary," she said, " you have a very bad habit of talking while serving the table, and you must slop it. A good servant, like a good child, should be seen and not heard." "Shure, mom," protested the honest maid, " oi mint no offinse, and yez'll not be afther hearin' the loikes of anither worrud from me." There was a guest at dinner the following night, and Mary was the pink of perfection as a waitress. She was noiseless in her move- ments, she did precisely the right thing at the right time, and not a " worrud " escaped her. During the repast the hostess suddenly called to mind an important letter she was expecting. " Mary, did a letter come for me while I was out this afternoon?" she asked, quietly. ...

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THE COMPASS DOES NOT POINT NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

THE COMPASS DOES NOT POINT NORTH. The constancy of the magnetic compass to the North Pole is one of those numerous beliefs which have not the least foundation in fact. At every different place on the globe it points in a different direction, and only one or two of the mare due north. Moreover it is always changing. At present, for instance, here in London, the compass points to a place about 17deg. west of north. Seventy- six years ago it was still farther away, being then 24½deg., or a quarter of the way, round to west In the year 1850 it pointed 11deg. east. Then it began to move to north till 1659, when it pointed due north. But it remained thus only for a moment, passing round to its greatest deflection westward in 160 years. Again it turned in 1820, and it is still moving nearer north. It won't reach that point for nearly a century and a half, and so it will go on backwards and forwards for ever. It is a case of natura perpetual motion in fact. The result to the mariner ia grea...

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LIGHT FROM SUGAR. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

LIGHT FROM SUGAR.   A scientist has discovered that light may be procured from sugar. He has succeeded in taking several photographs by the light supplied by sugar only. The sugar was first exposed to a direct sunlight for two hours, and then placed in a dark room. Immedi- ately on being placed in the darkness the sun- light stored in the sugar began to glow, faintly at first, but quite brightly after a few minutes. After about twenty minutes, dur- ing which time the photographs vere taken, the light began to die away, and gradually went out. Pat: Wad ye give me a chew er terbacca, Mike ? Mike: Oi would Pat (after a pause) : Then why don't ye ? Mike: Because Oi haven't any. Oi would if Oi could.

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HOUSEHOLD WORDS. DAN'S WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

HOUSEHOLD WORDS. DAN'S WIFE. Up in early morning light. Sweeping, dusting, "settingright,'* Oiling all tiie household springs, Sewing buttons, tying strings, Telling Bridget what to do, Mending rips in Johnny's shoe. Running up and down the stair. Tying baby in his chair. Cutting meat and spreading bread Dishing out so much per head, Eating as she can by chance. Giving husband kindly glance, Toiling, working, busy life; Smart woman, Dan's wife. Dan comes home at fall of night Home so cheerful, neat, and bright - Children meet him at the door. Pull him in and look him o'er, Wife asks " how the work has gone? " " Busy times with us at home ! " Supper done-Dan reads at case, Happy Dan, but one to please. Children must be put to bed All their little prayers are said; Little shoes are placed in rows. Bedclothes tucked o'er little toes. Busy, noisy, wearing life; Tired woman. Dan's wife. Dan reads on, and falls asleep; See the woman softly creep; Baby rests at last, poor dear, Not a word ...

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THE TRANSVAAL CRISIS. Letter Received by a Local Resident. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

- THE TRANSVAAL CRISIS. Letter Received by a Local Resi- dent     The following interesting extracts are taken by us from a lengthy letter received om Monday last by a Windsor resident from a relative who is at present residing in Jo- hannesburg :-   South African Bepublic, Jeppestown, 10 th Sept, 1899. Dear-     My reasons for not writing to yon ere this   is owing to the terribly excitable state of the place, which removes air thoughts of letter   writing from one's head j bot as I suppose everything in the shape of news concerning   the Transvaal will be magnified a hundred- fold by the time if reaches your part of the   world, I have just penned these few lines to let you know that, so far, we are safe. I am   sending some of the latest papers by which you will perceive that we-will shortly be placed in no enviable positon. There has been a &n...

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CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

CRICKET. [Secretaries of clubs are requested to send   along their scores or teams selected early in the week. Any comments on the games will be most thankfully received.]   Special Meeting of the H .-D.C. Union.     A special meeting of the Hawkesbury Dis-     trict Cricket Unioin was held at the Royal Exchange Hotel on Tuesday night last. Mr.   B.Hall occupied the chair, and the delegates present were : Messrs. Campbell and Bowman   (Windsor), Tuckerman and Woods (Park   Villa),:Farlow and Gordon (Wilberforce),   Meggott and McKellar (College), McDonald (Karrajong.)   CORRESPONDENCE From the Penrith C.C .-asking for a couple of matches between the Nepean Electorate and the Hawkesbory Electorate, and sub-     initting November 9th at Richmond or Windsor, and January 1, 1900, for return match at Penrith. &nbs...

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KURRAJONG v. RICHMOND. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

KURRAJONG v. RICHMOND. Richmond and Kurrajong met on the latter's wicket on Saturday last, when Rich- mond knocked np 151, of which Clarrie Pitt   contributed 78. Kurrajong, when stumps   were drawn, had lost 5 wickets -for 63 runs,   Following are the scores : RICHMOND-First Innings. J. Waters, c, b Williams.2 C. Farlow, run ont. ... ... 1 J. Mitchell, c.b Williams... ... ...14 B. Klein, run ont. .15 W. Holborow, run ont. 0 - Dr. Helsh&m. c. b McDonald . 5 : A. Devlin, b Percival . ...16 C. Pitt, c and b Smith .78 G. Woodhill, b Williams ....6 D. Price, not out ... '. ... 2 H. Mortimer, c, b Smith.2 Sundries ... ... ... ll Total ... rt -161 Bowling averages-Sproul, who injured his arm in the first over, -0 wickets for 2 runs ; Stevenson, 0 for 15 ; Williams, S for 42; McDonald, 1 for 13 ; Percival, 1 for 29 ; Howard, 0 for 19 ; Smith, 2 for 30. KURRAJONG- First Innings. W. Stevenson, c, b Klein ... ... ... 9 J. Wilson, b Klein .... 9 G...

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WINDSOR WESLEYAN CHURCH. Century Commemoration Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

WINDSOR WESLEYAN CHURCH. Century Commemoration Fund. The public meeting, held in the above Church, in connection with the Century Commemoration Fund on Monday night last was fairly well attended. The meeting was commenced with a hymn, followed by a prayer delivered by the Rev. B. Bavin.   The Rev. J. S. Carruthers occupied the chair, and during the coarse of a lengthy address, said he was pleased to have the honor to preside at a meeting which was regarded as an historical one for Windsor.   This was the circuit's inaugural meeting in connection with the fund, and the feeling of sympathy shown with the movement re- minded him of the solidarity of Methodism. The Methodists in Australia were marching in line with the Methodists of all parts of the world. Already something like the sum of £700,000 had been promised towards this fund, and an endeavour was being made to   raise it to a million pounds. The financial aspect of this movement was only o...

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RICHMOND MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

RICHMOND MUNÎCIPAL COUNCIL. The regalar meeting of the above was held on the 4th instant. Present : The Mayor and Aldermen Watson, Whitwell, Stevenson, Allen, Campbell and Kelly. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE     From Works Department, stating that £9 was available for minor roads. Received, and resolved that the sum "be expended in   Bosworth-street, subject to Mr. Kirwan's approval. From R. Marlin, asking the Council to   recommend that he be permitted to lay on water and repair service pipes, etc., in the   Borough. Received and approved. From F. G. Daley, Hon. Sec Richmond Cricket Club, re use of Park for cricket season. Beceived, and,Mr. Daley to be asked to furnish liht of fixtures as per previous request. From Deputy Postmaster-General, stating that the Councils request that the letter carrier's hours of duty bc reduced, had been approved and effect given thereto by the ap- ...

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CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Juvenile Art and Industrial Exhibition. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Juvenile Art and Industrial Exhibition. The above exhibition was opened by Lady Harris, the Mayoress of Sydney, yesterday. There was a large and fashionable gathering and standing room was hardly available. The Church of England Schoolroom was beautifully decorated for the occasion, and the stalls under the management of several Windsor ladies were artistically laid out. Lady Harris, who by the way is a Windsor native, was accompanied by Sir Matthew atti Miss Harris. The Rev. Mr. Fielding introduced Lady Harris to the gathering, and afterwards called upon her to formally declare the exhibition open. This Lady Harris did ina few well-chosen and appro- priate words. The other speakers were Mr.   J J. Paine (Mayor of Windsor), Mr. W. Morgan, M.L.A., and Sir Matthew Harris. Those who occupied seats on the platform included: The Hon. W. Walker, Mr. Fitz- patrick, M.L.A., and Mr, Wm. Moses. A full and detailed account will be published in next issue. The ta...

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COLO. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

COLO (From our own correspondent.)   We are having splendid weather here at present and as a result the local orchards present a very sightly spectacle. There ap- pears to be very good crops of stone fruit on most of the local orchards, and there is also an extraordinarily large crop of bloom on the orange orchards. Sunday night 1st inst., which did consider- able damage to so ne of the melon crops. This was a great loss, as the melons were very early, and the owners thereof would probably have had melons fit for market by Christmas time if it hain't been for Jack Frost, it is a very unusual thing to see a frost at this time in the year, but when this phe- nonenal occurrence is experienced the resul- tant damage is invariably egregious. A severe frost was experienced here on silenced here on

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ROUSE HILL. (From our own Correspondents). [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

ROUSE HILL. (From our own Correspondents). The Rev H. Wilson and his good wife have again scored as promoters of healthful enjoyment for the young people. The School Hall presented a merry appearance on Mon- day evening, and reverberated with the   hearty gaines played by the, for our locality, large gathering. It only needs for the parents to work in sympathy with our clergyman in the various movements on foot for the promotion of a healthy growth ot morals to be secured as a counter influence to much that will not show, well under ex- posure. If there is anything unhealthy in the morality.; of this part of New South Wales it cannot be laid to the lack of earnest work on the part of the Rev. H. Wilson. The Sunday School picnic on Wednesday, held in Mr. Rouse's paddock, was a pro- nounced success. The Rev. Mr. Wilson and his good wife exerted themselves to the ut- most and had many ready helpers. The greatest harmony prevailed, provisions were abundant, and games were p...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 13 October 1899

TENDEES are invited from persons for GRUBBING & BONKING BOOTS.on   property at North Richmond, comprising 6 (six) acres Tenders must be addressed to Undersigned, and most be in not tlter than   14th October. For farther particulars, apply   AMOS BLUNDELL, Post Office, Freeman's Beach. FOR SALE BY TENDER. ALL that 50 ACRES of SPLENDID ORCHARD and FARMING LAND situate at SEVEN HILLS, and fronting the   old Windsor Road, and adjoining the pro-   perties of Messrs. James Cocks, Daniel Bryan and James Sherwood, being Simon Mould's     50 acres grant. Further particulars can be obtained from the undersigned.- Tenders     will be received up to 29th day of October, instant, addressed to   WILLIAM WALKER & SON,   Solicitors,   Windsor. Madame C. Chalk, ELECTROPATHIST, &c, WILL visit WINDSOR TO-MORROW &nbsp...

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