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Passengers by Coach. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Passengers by Ooach. _ _ AIUUV4U, i'rom bwnn Hill,. 15th inst.— Misa Fronk liaundMr IS Gardinor. DEtAIlIUBES. To SwanHill, 11th inst-— Mr J S Dartonv I3th — Messrs Pnrcell aud Thorpe. 14th— Mn- Cramsi«, 15th. — Messrs Doylo and Taylor 18th -Messrs. Cbllison;' /Roberts, . larr, J: G'-..Bhwdeu» 0'Connell,. Mesdamea Duncan, ami Dowdican, and Miss Onions. 20th— M«-.ars Harris, Lawrence, Halea and 11 Tyson.
A SNAKE IN THE GRASS. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
?v A SNAKE IN XIIE GltASS. Tho day was bright nnd sunny, and the wind had gono to sleep,1 And I had ridden many a weary mile O'er the open, through the forest, on the flat, and down the steep, Seated squarely in the pigskin all the while; For my mare was young and tricky, she was barely.rising three, And it took mo all my timo to keep her straight : Black as jet; and big, tincV bony, strong, and handsome, fresh and freej Faith, Bbc scem'd to make but little of my weight. As I crossed a littlo dealing, the station homestead ncaring, She madp a sudden, plunge— '' Wo, Btoadyj lass,' Then together I hor lifted— I was very nearly Bliiited, And I saw the causo, a black snake in the grass. ' Was it chance or was it reason, you may argue as you please on Such a subject, all I know is, I don't know, But as I theic in wns tightening, sho struck at it liko lightning, , And the reptile's head was crushed beneatfr' the blow. ' Sho was wild with agitation, sho- was' wet: with perspiration, ' ' He...
Christmas Angel. CHAPTER.—I. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Christmas Angel. By Patience Staplbtox. CHAPTER.— I. Somewhere in Maino thoro is a seaport town, touched by tho soa and guardod. by high bluo hills always shrouded in a kind of mist, tho brenth of the groat tido that sobs and beats against tho cold, rocky shore. Such an old town this is, fair Athens by tho Soa. Yoars and years ago, line old sea captains lived hero and built slatoly homes. Thoy' named tho town Athens — it whs originally called somo musical Indian word, poetic in itB mean their half-forgotton romombranccs of castles and noble mansions acro33 tho soa. These ? old captains woro wealthy and proud, arrogant porhaps ; but a sea cap tniu is nlways lord of all ho survoye on bluo wator, and it was not strango that thti nir and old habit of command ro mained with him when ho cast anchor in a homo harbor until ]iis voyago of life ended. . ? Thirty years ago, in Athens, old Cap tain Pqrry was tho chiof man of tho vil lage; now tho rod glow of tho sun tints his pallid marblo monu...
Passing a Sill. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Passing a Sill. ; ;i||iift--'«F''^-' ^ ? v PASSING A BILL.' A Frog over given to a high opinion of his own merits once encountered a crane. 'Good morning Mr. Orano,' said ho. ' What is your opinion of matters political 1 ' 'Rnthor dull, my young friend,' was the „' response ' I think it is nbout 'timo to pass a bill.' With that ho drove hisisharp beak through poor froggy, and so Bottled that worthy's political nspirationB once nnd for all. ; ?' Ah,' st.id tho crane ns ho gobbled the frog, ' after all this is tho way the world's work is dono. My poor friend tho frog iB a type of tho hiimnn politician who iB all talk; I, on the contrary, illustrate tho virtue of prompt notion.' And he stnlked off to look for more politicians.
MRS. BANK'S SILVER GRAY. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
MBS. IrANZ'S SILVER GRAT. CHAPTER I. ' It's spoilt, Seth ; it's completely spoilt ! — utterly ruined ; and I never felt so griteved before. Do wake up, and come nnd look at it 1' Honest Seth Lane, who, with/a silk hand kerchief over his head, was enjoying his nf ter dinner nap in a huge armchair in front of the fire, started, rubbed his eyes, and answered at random : — 'You always have spoiled the children; especially your boys, Elizabeth, so it's no use to come to me complaining 01 them ! ' ' The boys, indeed !' his wife echoed, indig nantly; 'you would not find better little feltovvs in all London. I'll not deny tbat Willie is getting too big for home teaching, and ought to be sent to school ; but I'm ashamed o£ you, Mr. Lane, for grumbling at your own dear children!' 'Me! did / Bay a word about them 1 I thought it was you !' ' ' Nonsense, Seth 1 How slow o£ comprehen sion you always are when you arc sleepy 1 I was talking to you of tbe misfortune I havo had. Jty favourite dress, ...
The Third Finger. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
The Third Finger. by nonr. r. wiirrwoRTii. 'l Soo that old hut up tho clearing there?' said Ned Dovine, tho Prince of coachdri yors, tho King of whips, tho Emperor of tho road, taking his pipe outof his inoulh, nnd pointing to what looked liko a roii(.h dray_ track, into tho cedar forest wo were passing through. It was a bright after noon in February ; I had tho box seat on tho coach from Christchurch to Hokitiki— for theso woro boforo tho daya of railways Vflll tlUIRf I'nnm Wn linri nninn rlii«r-n 4-Knl wondorful pioco of engineering, tho sido ling of tho Otira gorge, about which poets and iirtista havo novor dono raving, had crossed tho littlo whito bridge at tho bottom, under which tho Otira rivor swirls and Burges with such a roar and headlong rush, had passed tho wonderful cataract that travellers havo called tho 'Grey Maro's Tail,' and that others, more travol lod, havo likened to the falls of Staubbach in Germany, had got out of tho shadow of tho vast mountains, and had — In ...
novelist. DAYS OF CRIME AND YEARS OF SUFFERING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER XXXVI. AWAITING TRAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
' ' . tfloveljst. DAYS OF CRIME AND ]'?- YEARS OF SUFFERING ? ¥+4 ? .- ' AH AUXOBIOQBAPHY. , , . (Reprinted from 'The Australasian' of ' , - 1867 by Special Permission-) CHAPTER XXXVI. ', AWAITING T1UAL. It is probable that my reader feels some ~ sort of curiosity to know tho particular events which led to my being so completely surprised by the guardians of the law, and bo 1 will at onco narrato thorn. Tho shopman at tho Yellow Slipper was, as I have already related, a companion of mino on Cockatoo Island. Wo had of ton together (in fancy) stuck up mails in that delightful seminary. Tho peculiar manner in which the Portlnndmailhad been robbed was there familiar to us both, as far as COnVGrsjlf.inn nnnlrl innlrn if Tlmoimnniiti romemboring these things, and seeing mo well furnished with' cash, thought it very possible that I might be one of tho mail robbers. Tho boots I loft in tho shop with x him wore a now pair of kangaroo-skin bluchcr boots— the same I wore on tho day of tho robb...
"Fire." [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
11 Fire.' By Atifa. Christmas night was a wild ono. Black clouds, betokening a tornado of rain, wero swept inward over the Grent Barrier to wards the tnll steeples nnd tho lofty man sions which formed the first prominent landmark of the good City of Auckland. Threatening and cheorless as seomod tho night, tho prospect did not dotor tho good citizens from thronging the main streols and thoroughfares in vast numbers to soy and bo Boon. Hero wero men about town Who. havinmlinnfl nf.TlnnmrV nr flip ' Albion,' turned out to keep Christmas Evo after thu goad old custom of their forefathers. Thrifty matrons with scanty purBO, part on bargains bent, wero horo also ; and milliners, old and young, whoso wan faces seemed all tho moro ghastly beneath the glaro of tlio well-lit shops. Country cousins robed in tweed, and in most cases guidnil by their moro wide awnko Metropolitan kindred, pushud eagerly onward to theatre, ball, or contort, whilo thieves and vngabonils of both sexes, intermingled ...
CHRISTMAS CHEER. Sandwiches. MINCE-MEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
OIIJRISTMAS CHEJEIt, Snndivichcs. MINCE-MKAT. Take three apples, three lemons, one pound of raisins, three quarters o£ a pound of currants, one pounl of best beef suet, quarter o£ a pound of raw beef, two pounds moist Biipar, four ounces candied peel, quarter of a rind of fresh orange, one heaping, teaspoonful of powdered spices — equal parts of cinnamon cloves and nutmeg — one glass of port wine, and half a pint of brandy. Peel the apples nnd cut out cores very carefully and baku the pieces until soft. Squeeze the lemons, and cut awnv the white, and boil the peel till fairly soft. Stone the raisins, wash and pick the currants. Chop the suet tine, as also the raw meat and lemon-peel. This done, mix all the ingre dients thoroughly, and lastly, add the brandy. Stir well, press the mince into ajar aud put a piece of brand ied paper over it. Stir now and then, and place frtati paper on top, ad ding occasionally a spoonful of brandy. Good for a year.
The Passions. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
The Passions. '? Words indicating the pnssions nro given out; viz: Love, hatred, fear, jealousy, re venge, despair, mirth, (ic.,ka Each player choGscs one passion. A loader Is chnson who calls upon tho representative of a passion say ' Anger'— to 'stand forth,' and should tho player fail to depict by notion nnd ges turo tho passions Indicated, a forfeit must be paid. ? ??.-??
Swan Hill. December 19. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Swan Hill. (FKOM A COllRESFONDKNT.) December 19. A public meeting wus held at Scott's ? Royal Hotel, on Saturday lust to orguiUBeu Cricket and Football Club. There -.was ah. attendance of about 40, including all the influential citizens. The subject wus taken up win inly and ull promised their hearty suppoit, 35 enrolling themselves us members. The following is ii oondnnHuil r'Minrt of the buuinetia UaUBucteJ ; -^-.Mr, Hughes, J.P., was appointed cliHirmun, uud Mr. Whituluw uuciolury to the uioeliut;. It wan iusolvci) tlmt, u club be formed, titled tli«''Swt,n Hill Cricket mid Football Club.' Mr. Wood. J.P., wus iippoinlud prosiduiit ; Messrs. R. Lliigheij, R. Ken mid Ji 'tJruy, vice presidents ; Mr. W. Everiiighuni, lion. Nticretiiry ; Mr. D. Wysu, lion, tiensiirer. The following gentlemen wore elected as members of committee : — Messrs. IS. Pye, jnnr, Dr. Purdy, R Davie.s, S, Wuiker, tt Mathers, R. Tuffe, F. Tuffe, M Boyle, J. Wuiker, G. Beimy, uud Messrs. J. Rohan and W. Eveiiiig...
CHARADE. Pantomime. ACT I.—PAN. DRAMATS PERSON.—COOK AND SCULLERY MAID AND MISTRESS. SCENE. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
CHARADE. Pantomime, ACT I.-PAN. Dramatis Person.^..— Cook and Soul lki5y jlaid and mistress, Scene. Cook with apron on, standing beforo table with pnstcboard, jar Inbelled mincemeat, (lour dredger, &c. Cooic— ' Well, them as likes Christmas ain't no cooks, that's snrtin. Eating nnd drinking, cookin' and workin1 — that's what Christmns means for oooks. You Sail-eel' Sally (a frowsoy looking girl.) — 'Yes mum.' Cook. — 'Yes mum I What nre jou arter? Have you got that pan rencly ?' Sally.—' Pan 'm ?' Cook. — 'Yes pan, fan, pan 1 Cnn't you understand that!' Sally brings n frying-pnn. Cook (in rage).—' Oh you'd bo making gnmo of me, you hussey, eh ? Take that.' (makes a blow with tho rolling pin and, missing, breaks a dish.) Enter mistress. Lady. — ' Denr me, cook, what can be the mnttor?' Cook. — ' Tho matter, mum 1 Matter enough. Here ? I has the mince nnd the pnsto all ready, beautiful, rind I askB that girl to butter tho pan, and bring it to me, nnd whnt dy'o think mum, she f...
Moulamein. December 16. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Moulamein. (I'llOU A CoHHKSI'oXDESt) ? December 16. For a number of yews the fence of the Moulamein cemetery 1ms- lmen an eye-sore to passers by. It has UOt been of tile slightest use in preventing stock of all kinds from trespassing in the burying ground. The townspeople have,, however, been induced to try to do something to remedy what has cortuinly been a: disgrace 'to thoiri. A .^public meeting, with this object in Viewy;-nu- nouncedto he held at 8 put on .Tues day, .13th inst, was very well attended. '?? The Rev. A. Hurdie occupied the chair. In opening the Meeting ; he ex plained the steps which, as he had been advised, must necessarily.be taken in order to procure 'Government aid. .Miv.T, Linton moved the first resolu tion — That three trustees be itppointed for the Moulumein cemetery. This was seconded by Mr. A. Camuroii, and car ried. : The second resolution was moved by Mr. O, C. JafFrey and seconded by Mr. M. Warren— That the following gen tlemen bo appointed trustees of ...
First Catch your Hare. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
First Catch your Hare. MHVICTEB OF HIGH 1KES-0II. ... ' Ha I ha 1' cried the farmer, ' at lost I've got you,' and he took up a cudgel axt\ rnn to wards bis great applo tree. ' A small boy was perched in it onjoying the apples. ' Come down,' roared tho farmer. 'Como up I' cried tho boy, making a rudo gosturo by placing his thumb to his nose and oxtending his fingers, ' I'll beat you to a mummy,' orled the ' You'll hnvo to catch me first,' said the boy, plucking another applo. j ' Whit until I got a lndder,' screamed the farmer, now beside himself, and ho turned and ran to tho farm-house at his best speed. Then tho boy qniotly descended nnd skip- v ped ncroBB the fields. When tho fanner ar rived at tho tree, puffing nnd gasping for breath, ho stared. 'I novor thought of that,' ho muttered in a orestfallen way. ' What a fool I am. If ? , I'd stayed by tho tree I should surely havo caught him. This only shows thnt before you can make your soup you must first catch your bare.
Poetry. The Tangled Skein. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
(Poetrp. The Tangled Skein. I'know that they wero lovers, ' Though their love was not confessed, . - And even by their own young hearts That love was scarcely guessed, ? Like the first faint glow o£ morning, Like tho coo o£ wooing dove, Was this joy Hint sweetly thrilled them — Tho first awakening love. They were a handsome couple, Ho wns a manly lnd, And she wns a winsomo mniden, Sweetly- tempered, bright and glad. ° As they sat in the cottage parlor, The littlo maiden wrought '? So busily at her 'broidery frame— £ ' To needles3ly,' he thought. For, 0, ho wished to talk to her, To speak a tender word . ' Thnt rang and echoed through his heart ; ? But, shy as any bird. She flew away if he but looked ? ' Too ardently his love. What could he do, what could ho say, Her shyness to remove 1 \, And so he silent sat and looked . At her with wistful eyes ; But if sho noticed it at all, ' . One orily-could surmise. ? ' ' But suddenly sho turned to him— ?^^ ' Please hold this tangled skein— I...
BADMINTON CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
BADMINTON CUP. . Ono bottlo of good Uurgundy syrup to taste; Ono orange cut in slices rind and nil. A strip of cucumber peel. A bunch of balm and ono of borago. A few loaves of verbena and a wlnoglassful of Onrngon. Lot nil stnnil . In a jug in the 100 for an hour, strain oil: and add a bottlo of iced sodnwatur just before Borving.
Lake Boga December 15. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Lake Boga - (from ouu own coukespondent.) December 15. - Since my last reached you, we have had another downpour of rain, which inn great many instances, slightly dis colored so«er.il of the hay crops. Red rust is also hi^h in the ascendant in the vicinity of Fish Point and Bon jeroop 'I ho majority of the fanners in ? the above mentioned district have been compelled to strip their crops for wheat, unfit for buy. - A vivid illustration of the Egyptian plngues* may now be seen in our now somewhat desert-like locality, viz., the locusts, which are swarming in countless millions on the pains, in the wheat paddocks, and in the Uower-gardens u.l ovor tho district. They are devastating everything in tlm way of vegetable life on their ever onward path, and are : leaving, the country behind them for the time baiui', ii bmren, lo;uloss waste. Parliament is about to bo prorogued in the course of a week. 'What have thei honorable members done_for thu )-enetit of the colony during tlie^jjst Par...
Balranald District Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Balranald District Hospital. The adjourned meeting of the above institution wax held on Thursduy, 15th inst, at the Commercial Hotel. Pre sent, Messrs. Boyntou, (chairman) Cameron, Beuty, Kidd, und Lobsey, Dr. Lttwaon was also in attendance. The minutes of the previous meeting wus rend und confirmed. The bank-book wan tabled shewing a credit-balance of £149 7s 7d., and ac counts to the amount of .£63 2s 9d, were pussed for payment. - A lout; disenssion then took place as to the propriety of the admission by Mr. Boynton of Mr, A. E. Hurt, us it was iu direct contravention of Rule 35 ac cording to which only the visiting com mittee und the Medical Officer have the right to grunt admission to unvoiie. A motion wus made that Rule 34 be, in future slriotly adhered to, but with drawn' on the understanding that tho SncreUry be inHtructad to write to Mr. H. Robinson,' Chief Jiibpoator of Public Churities, for information us to bye lawH for the institution, Mr. Boyutou held thub' uk presiden...
Balranald Municipal Council. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Balranald Municipal Council. The fortnightly meeting of the above took place on Monday niyht. Prosent, The,Mayor (Aid Close), Aid. Cram, GiTuham, Boynton, and Barlow. A. letter from the Undersecretary for Lands was read, granting per-nission to the Council to -'.lease the Public park for grazing purposes/ and -tenders^-to- that effect uro~to.be invited immediately Mr.-A. :tiakem'au ; wrote infonuiu-' the Council that he had received a per tition from' people living on Urown Lauds within ??? tbe boundary of the Municipality, asking tliaMinister for Lands to allow theai; to remain there, but had not as yet presented it as lie wished to consult the opinion of the Council on the matter. ; The Council Clerk was instructed to. write to Mr. Lakeman and to Mr. Wit kinson likewise, explaining to him the position taken by. these people, and why the Council wished their removal. Mr. R. Beaty applied for three weeks leave of absence from January 2nd— Granted unanimously. Aid, Cram informed the ...
Balranald Police Court. WEDNESDAY.—December, 14 (Before E, L. Rowling, Esq., P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Recorder — 21 December 1887
Balranald Police Court, Wednesday. — December, 14. ' (Before E. L. Rowling, ; Esq-, P,M.) James Sbiuiuliii 11 wna brought up charged with the. larcency of 300 rab ?bit-Kkins, the projierty of Alfred Olsen. Sergeant Dowling deposed to arrest ing prisoner on a warrant. In reply to the churgo Ire said he knew. little, or nothing about it. The police uKked for a remand until next day, which vritts granted. ? : - . ; .-? TriuRSDAY, December I5i ? (Before B.L. Rowling, P.M., and A, Lawrence, J.P., Esqrs.): . .'-? ; Jutues Shaimliiui, on remand from the previous day. wua brought up tiguiu for stealing 300 rubbit-skins, the pro perty of Alfred Olsen, of Ymiga. Alfred . Olsen, the prosecutor,, (rab biter, on Yungu) sworn, stntetl that ii bout two months ago he had 300 skins hanging on wire outside his tent.' All his skins were marked, and those two produced in court, he could swear to as being bis. There wus nobody living at his cuiup, but the day before he uiinsed the skinB, a young fellow ...