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A New Wheel. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 6 June 1896
A New Wheel. A unique trotting vehicle has been in troduced. It. has a single wheel only, and the rider sits over it as on a bicycle. There are no shafts, the backbone or frame being extended forward and ar ranged to fasten on the middle of the horse's back, with a strap arrangement at' the sides, this forming part of the patent, to keep it upright, and yet ad mit of sufficient play for the swerving of the T^heel when turning corners and making curves. The wheel is of the bicycle pattern, and pneumatic-tired.
TELEGRAMS. [PER PRESS GEANCY.] BRISBANE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
.V}- I^br'-Pbess I " .;' :f" BRISBANE;" i,'r .. .. Fri4ajv ' ' Sir'Saranel Griffith' rea&j^Jpaper on fhe snlij'Ct of F«d«rati&lt;jn.>y.e.ster nigjit ua'iiis inaugural address in connection wirh theQneensIand Universify extension.. ... ' In t.li«* IiJn'1 action Price v. Rock hampton .Bulletin a-.verdict, was found for plaintiff for £0,'e;iel/8i(Je to pay its. own costs." ?" lu t,Ii&lt;».]il>;'I ctastj of^orresf". ex Mayor of T()wiisvilfi',«:ti^iciasfc the 'fowusville Bulletinia'.yvftMct "was giveii for defendant j, ~ The Meat, aiul, Produce Enconragi meiitRptUal lutve made a grant' of £82&lt;}0:>T& a French com pany for t-lieerectidndpcflld stores at Havre for Anstria|ian jft0&lt;3nee. In the llockhamptoni jDiatrict Conrt, George Wisher and Charles Williams, for assanlt and robbery, were sentenced^ Wisherto two years and twenty-five .lasses, and Williams toeigliieen months and two whippings Gf->$tbfcy > strokes .each." ; ...
Items of Interest. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Jtems of Jnterest An electric swing at thei World's lait carries tweuty-four persons, and swings a distance of900 feet . A new paving material " almost as soft as carpet tot he tread " will bo welcomed in the noisy. London streets. Such a one exists consisting of blocks of granulated cork and bitumen compressed. Thegames of dominoes, cliess, trictra®, baccarat, and lansquenet, have coma f&m China and are very old, running back two or three thousand years B.C. The value of gold received at the United States Mint last year was £20,000,s00, or £4,200,000 less than in 1S91. The purchases of silver by the same institution wan 54,129,72702. Since 1873 no less than 458,109,529oz. have been purchased by the United States Government at a coot of £95,000,000. A man weighs less at noon and midnight than at sunrise or sunset, at the time of new moon]aiid full moon,owing- to the moon's and sun's attraction then acting together. Iii fact he i3 subject to the same force which causes the ti...
THEY WON'T DO. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
THEY WON'T DO. " No,"said the editor, " women do not make good reporters. I've tried them." " In what are they deficient ?" " When sent to interview a' person they insist on doing all the talking." There is no kitchen garden at Balmoral, and so when the Queen is there supplies of fruit and vegetables are sent every day from Frogmore. It is not generally known ' that the Queen is one of the largest land owners in Aberdeenshire. She has about 32,000 acres of her own, and leases the Abergeldie estate from Mr. Gordon. She pays £3,500 a year for 12,000 acres. Mary Anderson was once crossing the Pacific, and to pass the time athletic sports were organised on board-sack-racing for the men, and for the ladies an egg-race (or running with an egg in a spoon). The captain promised a bouquet to the lady winning. Mary won, ana the purser, with some ceremony, brought in a lovely pale green bouquet; but the low murmur of admiration was soon followed by great surprisb and laughter upon discovering ...
A MODERN VERSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
.* . '. i--1 This carriage, thesa diamonds, 1 To be the husband of thy choice, Fas® locked in the bond of Hymen ? And wilt thou leave hozne and friends To be his loving wife ; And help to spsnd his large income So long as thou hast life ?' "I will " the modest maid replies, The love light shining in her eyes. MINISTER : "And'.rilithou take this dresa'd up doll This ostentations pride, With all these unpaid millipiera' bitfty: To.be thjrchoseaiJri(3&lt;t " . v ' ' And-wilt.thoulavssanaeb^tishijer1 ? ? life and Sto&Sv Bnfr dio aasocmaa possibl®, Andleaveher^U tayivealii? ?" ? "Twill," th&fcarleis tsiaii jjspli^, And eager wa,i&y,tbe nuptial iielj
An Extraordinary Clergyman. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
An Extraordinary Clergyman. . We Iiave some extraordinary clergy-' men nowaday*; but in respect of , several of tliein. perhaips, " eccentric" i would be a better description of them. Bnt surely no clergyman of the present day has such a&lt; remarkable record as the Rev. Mr. JIatlieson, who died at Patterdalc. in Westmoreland, in 1S89. He was 00 years of age, and had been incumbent of that parish for upwards of . sixty years. During his early life, his ' benefice brought him only £11 a year; this was iucreased to £18, which amount Jt never exceeded. On this he married, brought up four children, and lived comfortably with his neighbours. He educated a son at the University, and left £H500 behind him. With that singular simplicity of character which is sometimes met wfth in country life, he read the burial service at his mother's funeral; he married his father to a second wife, and afterwards buried him ! also. He published his own banns of marriage in his eboreb with a woman ...
The Master. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
The Master. This story illustrates the reverence shown to the maestro Richard Wagner in his own country. One sweltering sum mer's day in the Tyrol an Englishman arrived at an inn hot and tired, and. rather boisterously entering the public - dining-room, threw himself on the sofa and caller for something to drink in a loud voice. One gentleman sat at the other end of the room, eating his dinner. The landlady jumped up from behind the counter, and rushed over to the stranger with an agonised countenance and whispered : ".Sssst! Mein Herri Meia Herr! Ilnlie ! sehen sie nicht dass der Meister spelsst V" , (Hush ! sir T sir ! Be quiet. Don't von see that the Master is dining ?)
Carlyle's Comment. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Carlyle'3 Conusant. The English p'apers are telling' stories illustrating tiie conceit of Henry Reeve, C.B., once editor of the " Edinburgh Re view," who died the other day. On one ?' occasion he- called forth the. eon- : tempt of Carlyle. The sage, in advanced life, was dining out. and Reeve was one of the party. He was in a very didactic mood that night, and attracted Carlyle's I attention. After a long scrutiny Car lyle thus soliloquised with himself in words perfectly audible to his neigh bours, "Eh. nion, yon're a puir, wrefched, meeserable cratur."
Spray. A Carious Ceremony. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Spray. A Carious Ceremony* I Every year the first appearance of , frost gives the signal for a. curious cere mony -at the Jardin des Plantes, the Parisian substitute for the English Zoo. . All the crocodiles, alligators, and cay mans, who have been enjoying their vllleggiatura under the open sty, have to be transported to the warm bath in the reptile house. This annual flitting imposes on the attendants one of the j few really dangerous duties that fall to ; their lot. The removal is effected after the following fashion. Two keepers , approach of a scaly monster, as he lies breaming, perhaps, of the Nile or the .Amazons, on the edge of the pond. One . of the men by a dexterous -movement I seizes the snout and compresses the . jaws, whilst the other lays hold on the l tail, and then with a heave and a swing ? ; Master Mugger is pitched into a sort 1 of coffin placed ready to receive him. ' and the lid is firmly secured. . Any I want of alertness or dexterity on the j I part of the pe...
An Agricultural View. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
An Agricnltnral View. A farmer *vas induced one Saturday i afternoon, while on bis- usnal visit to i market to accompany a frierwj to a foot-1 ball match. As the -worthy -farmer hatf never before witnessed snclrtv perform ance, ;'l)|a roniairlis created, .no small iiiiiuseiment. among the spectators. After ,tlie match W was asked what lie thought, of the garni:. " Well," he answered wi'h a merry gleam in his eyes, "'it ""light '::ve been a farm, i There wos a loidy show o* calves, an' two or three o' the flayers is got a few J noice aAers (acresj, but wheer the' (lip|^y^wos all them ' fowls' as they ""^^ravin' a boot ? I nivev seed 'em."
"That Wretched Sultan." [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
That Wretched Sultan." An ?article under the above heading appears In the November number of the " Fortnightly Heview." Mr. Richard Davey, the author, assures us that h»s Information is " authoritative"-which is more, no doubt, than can be said of most of the gossip on the subject which is retailed to passing travellers. The Array of Cooks. .Xot the least important functionaries in the Sultan's household are the cooks : -'. The male and female population of Yildlz cannot be less than (>000 persons, all fed at the Sultan's expense. One of the most amusing features of a visit to sucli portions of the palace as strangers are allowed to see' is 'the procession of meals going from the kitchens to the various departments. Each meal is enclosed in an enormous wheel-shaped box, divided into compartments, ana covered with a piece of Mack calico tied over the top, the whole transported on the bead of a slave. Under the black covering is another of silk or velvet, more or less richly emlbro...
Missionary Expedition. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Missionary Expedition. ' A1)ont a year njro a party of Seventh day Adventlsts chartered tlie brigaiitine Pitt-aim and started out witb iier from San Francisco on a uils.slouary expedi tion in the South Seas. Word of the vessel has been received from !>nilsuaiaf;'i, Aonjra. The party had visited Tahiti, Rarotonsa. Rurntt), Pitcairn, and many other islands, stopping lonjj enough, at each one to distribute tracts and pamph lets* and Bibles and to do missionary work in various ways. The vessel took to Pitcairn a number of the islanders .who had been visiting San Francisco.
No Ordinary Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
No Ordinary Case. I "When Dr. Xorman JIacleod was minis- : | ter of the Barony Church in Glasgow, a ' ? minister'from an adjoining parish was ; . called in to see a man who was very ill. As lie was on the point of leav'ng the house, the minister remarked to the. man's wife: " You don?t attend my ' ' do you ?" " Oh. no, sir," said the woman. "Do yon attend any church ! at all "Oh. ay, sir. we gang aye to I the Barony. We're members o't," was j the reply. " Then why didn't you send | for Dr. Macleod asked the pastor, with j some surprise. " My eertie! did ye ever hear the like o' that ?" replied the . woman, emphatically. "Dinna ye ken it's a dangerous case of typhus V" I
Bobby's Gratitude. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Bobby's Gratitude. When, some time ajro, Johannes TFoolfT, | the violinist, bail to appear at Bow- j street for rklins his bicycle without a . lighted lamp. he tipped the officer in t-'huw half-a-crown. to have his case hurried on as quickly as possible, as he was expected at a concert. The police man was delighted with the donor's gene rosity. AVolif. as he passed out of court, ! after bavins been lined 3s. and costs, thanked the policeman for his prorupti- J tude. " I -won't forjeet you next time," | he said, as he jumped into a hansom ; to which came the .cheery answer; " Thank you kindly, sir ; I hope I'll see you here soon again, sir !". !
Abdul Hamid II. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Sbdul Hamid II. .We arc reminded that Abdul Hamid II. is the first of his royal race v\'ho has ever i admitted a.Christian woman to his table. ; His -household, it seems, includes no less j than 0000 persons, four hundred or so of ! iw'hom are cooks.. Yet " his life is of ' -the simplest and most arduous." In the evening, we learn., the Sultan " very o'ffen plays duets on .tile piano with his younger children,'" his favourite sc.'-re 'l)ein^ that of "La FiHe de Madame Au Rot." and. as if to destroy all vestige of occidental awe rejrardinjr this err eat i potentate, it is added that he dresses | "like an ordinary European jrentleruan," and always wears a frock coat!
Romances of Missing People. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
RimaAccs of Missing: People. Now and then there gets into the news papers axi account of the mysterious dis appearance of somebody or other; but it is rarely that the public become ac quainted with the circumstances sur rounding such a disappearance, or the romantic- sequel which oftentimes en sues; A good many years ago a man named Daintou, a resident of Ipswich, where lie occupied a good position, and had abundant chances of rising in life, one morning. to the surprise of everybody, was found to Iiiive disappeared. Noth ing was heard of 'aim at his native town, although advertisements were freely in serted in the papers, and the neighbour hood was ^thoroughly scoured for mile? around. Xo reason could be assigned for iiis going, as he was free from all serious anxiety, and was vot smarting under the pangs of unrequited love ; in deed, there was no known circumstance in his life to make him go away in the manner he had -done. The whole affair i was an inexplicable mystery. ! Eight y...
Short Story. Jessie Lane's Betrothal. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 13 June 1896
Jessie Lane's Betrothal. Before going out for Iier morning ride wospie Lane always went to her father's study to bid 'him good-byo and get her nsaal kiss. Sao was the only child at home. The sweet im other she had loved so well had now been dead live years, and Jessie : was the idol of her father's heart. As she opeheti the door of his study he loake-d up aa&lt;i smiled, and held out his hand. "As pretty as a ipieture," he said, "and I am not the only one who-thinks so either." Jessie Mushed, and, perching on her father's knee, took a big jink from her belt and ginned it into the lapel of his coat. " Had another oiTer for jdo, papa I she laughed. " Well, toll the man just what I asked yon to tell 31 r. Rodman that I am to& fond of my home and my fa char to marry any one just yet." ? " But if I should telj you I wished yon to do so, Jessie ?" said the father. _ As 'he spoke she noticed that his lips . were white, lite cheeks pallid, and that he seemed to have age:l su...