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PASSING NOTES. Size of Soldiers. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
PASSING NOTES. ! _._ i ? '- ?-?-' Size of Soldiers. OWING to countless rejections volunteers because of their sma stature both in England and Au tralia, this question has assunw a degree of importance which could never have done in timi of peace. The military author ties had a standard of height i which it is necessary every cai "didate should attain if he wan( to meet success. Why they ghoul pick on one particular height ir stead of half an inch shorter c ' taller, is not explained ; it is nc . a medically appointed standar and in casting about for a reasoi whereof, it is highly prohabl that the inquisitive ^ person wi! find that there is no reason for ii The idea in fact, ÍB a survival o an ancient practice which wa very .sejasible in its .time, bu ., iiai^l . wield aSatèlè Saxe or a two c^gei sword it was necessary that h( should be somewhat elephantine in his proportions; besides, ir those days the mere size of amati was enough to frighten hit ?enemies when he got up and glared ...
Pure Liquor. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
Pure Liquor. A STREET pedlar in Sydney late ly was vending brandy wine and such, luxuries which he manufac tured on the spot by means of specially prepared tablets. He claimed his article to be superior to all others-a common vertue of j whiskeys, by the way-and took an opportunity at the same time to deliver a temperance lecture, marshalling all the old arguments about concoctions sold as liquor and the terrible stuff men get into their insides when they go on the spree. His own stuff was made of very harmless stuff color ed to resemble the real thing, and being harmless, could be used by anyone, if not for medical, any how for " doctoring" purposes.
COMLEROY ROAD. (From our own Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
COMLERÖYBOAÖ. (From our own CJorfeapondent;.) Mr. Clarrie Smith' was luci enough to win £20 on the Sydnt Cap. Good luck, Clarrie. There has been a host of hunte] round Comleroy during the lai fortnight, and the poor wallabie and hares have been slaughtere by the dozen, especially the latte] which are getting verynumerou and destructive of late. Mr. M. McMahon, of "Garr Owen," is having built on hi premises a most ^extensive shed o barn. The builders are his som and they deserve great praise fo their work, which, when completed will be quite an ornament to th road News came to hand on Saturday that a son of Mr. Griffiths, fruit buyer, had taken the terribli malady which is now raging ii Sydney, the bubonic plague. I; this statement be correct, thougl we earnestly hope it is not, it if certain that Mr. and Mrs. Griffith! have the sympathy of all Kurrajong people, who also wish their son a speedy recovery. Mr. H. Wholohan had a splendid Messenger filly die last week on his selection, W...
CONCERT AT WILBERFORCE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
CONCERT AT WILBER FORCE. Following is « programme of Che ca cert (riven last week bj the pupils of Mi Elsie Smith, also s list of the certificat gained by them and which were presentí by Mr. L. H.Simpson. The concert asst« ed in our last issue was thoroughly enjoy« and the various items were rendered mo creditably. Pianofore Duet, " Wave of the ocean (Blake) Misses Muriel Simpson and Ali« Smith. Pianoforte Solo, " The merry Peasant (Schumann) Miss Amy Farlow. Violin solo, " Air de Ballet" (Dani» Master James Salter. Pianof orte solo. " Gipsy Boudo (Haydn) Miss Baby Smith. Song (by lequest) " When the Empir call," Miss Buttsworth. Pianoforte solo, " The Soldiers dream, (Piiaham) Miss Ettie Greentree Violin duet, &lt;> Jessie's Dresm"&lt;Block ley) Misses Emily Greentree and B Butts Wm tu. Pianoforte solo, "The Chapel in th« Mountains ' Miss Hilda Hughes. Violin solo, " Tyrolienne" (DanbeJ Miss Ella Greentree. Pi¡»>io1&lt;-r;e duet, The Wolves " Misses Je...
GENTLEMAN'S HALT. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
GENTLEMAN'S HALT (From our own correspondent.) The holidays passed off very quietly. A dance took place at the lall, aud a goodly numbor were present. The weather here was loo cold for picnicing. f It ie said that Mr. W. Kemp and Mr. Clyde Jones will enter the holy state of matrimony shortly, the chosen ladies being residents-of Balmain and Eyde respectively. A number of people from the liver, who were spending their holi days in ¡Sydney with their friends, trent for a picnic on the Parra matta .hiver on Easter Monday, going as far as Ry do in the steam er, where they landed, and a " spread " was laid out on the gra*s. After luncheon various games were indulged in, and all &lt;enj -yed th»»it>elve8 thoroughly. At \i m. the boat was taken for "ho- .'. The trip was made the m&lt;'¡ * enjoya le by Messrs-. T. Loyd an W. Jj. Kemp, who sang some &lt;tf th»* lato&t Bongs. Arriving at Hi W McKay s, Pyrmont, at (j 30 j).m . tei WHS partaken of, and aft n*a...
CERTIFICATES. THEORETICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
CERTIFICATES. THEORETICAL. Junior pass, Trinity uouege - aima . Ettie Greentree. Intermediate pass, London College. 1st certificate-Miss Muriel Simpson. Junior pass, London College, 2nd cer tificate - Miss Ruby Buttsworth and Miss Blanche Hughes. PBACTlOA.Ii. Intermediate Honors, (piano)- Miss Muriel Simpson. Elementary Honors, (piano) - Miss Blanche Hughes. Elementary 1st class certificate (violin) --Misti Ruby Buttsworth.
SYDNEY FRUIT MAKRETS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
SYDNEY" FfiüIT MAKRETS. The market was well -«applied with nearly all varieties of seajoaable fruits Demands wt re steady, at prices much the same as those previously ruling, Followiug are the prices current : fi s d fi s d Apples ... O 8 0 to 0 7 0 Lemons ... 0 2 0 o 9 0 Oranges ... 0 4 0 0 10 0 Apricots ... 0 2 0 0 3 6 China peaches 0 16 OSO Plums ... OOO 040 teaches ... 0 1 0 0 3 0 Nectarines ... 0 3 0 0 9 0 Tears ... 0 6 0 0 10 0 Quinces ... 0 3 6 0 6 0 Mg« ... 0 1 6 0 4 0 Pereimmons... 0 1 0 0 4 0 Mandarins ... 0 8 0 0 15 0 Tomatoes ... 0 2 6 0 3 0 Grapes ... 0 3 0 0 9 0 Watermelons 0 1 6 0 3 6 Eockmelons 0 2 0 0 4 0
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
Richmond School of Arts. TENDERS ara hereby invited for the Erection of an Additional Room to the above. Mans and Specifications can be seen at Mr. J. W. Allison's, Windsor strecl, Bichmond. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Tenders to bewith the undersigned not later than 8 p.m on Saturday, 28th April, 1900. EDWARD CAMPBELL. Hon. Secretary. FOUND. AT BichBond, A GOLD BRACELET. Owner eua have same by Riving a ] ! description and paving cost of advertise ment. Apply, ADVOCATE Office, . Windsor. FORJALE. DB LAVEL CB SAM SEPARATOR J with CHORS, complete. A bar gain. Also, GAS ENGINE, in good going order. Apply, W. BOXHALL. George-street, Windsor. WANTED TWO GOOD GENERAL HANDS. Must be Good Tradesmen. None I but Thorough Tradesmen need apply. JAMES HULL. Saddle and Harness Maker. George-street, Windsor. TENDERS. TENDERS are invited for the Erection of a Fence between certain La nos [ belonging to Mr. Brinsley Hall and ! myself at Freeman'8 Keach. The specifi I cations m...
COLO. (From our own Correspondent.) Death of Charles Wells. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
colo. (From oar own Correspondent.) Death of Charles Wells. It is with profound and heartfelt «arrow that 1 record the sad death of one of our most popular and respected residents, in' the person of Charles Wells, who fell a victim io bubonic plague at the Quaran tine Station, on Thursday, 5th inst. Deceased was residing at Central Colo with his mother and brother, Michael; and he went clown to Sydney on the Thursday before his death, with the intention of going up to Inverell on the fol lowing Tuesday to see his father, who works in a flour mill at that place. But he felt unwell on the day he intended taking his depar ture for Inverell, and he asked his aster, who resides in Sydney, to Accompany him to Prince Alfred Hospital which she did ; and the doctor who examined him said it was scarlet fever from which he was suffering, and that he would soon be convalescent, but later on it was ascertained that it was the bubonic plague he had, and on Wednesday, 4th inst., ne was re moved fr...
WILBERFORCE. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
(From ôuT 6lm èôrtefliwndent.) cert tn connection with St. John's Church . ol England Wilberforce restoration fund Was held at Wilberforce on Easter Mon day. A .«ricket ' match' which pr0yed ; very interesting was played in the after noon on the Becrcation ¿Reserve wicket, between a team of 15 local ladies against 8 gentlemen. The ladies went in first, . and made 88 runs, Miss E. Turnbull mak-. . ing 18, Mrs. Lockart 13 and Mrs. i Stephens, not put, 18. The highest scorers for the gentlemen were J. Wilbow 17 and E. Bowd 16. Following are the scores :- ' LADIES. Miss E Turnbull, c, Wilbow, b Dun stan . 0 Miss M. Bennett, c Dunston, b Cob croft . ... 1 Miss E. Turnbull, o Bowd, b Cobcroft 7 Miss H. Bennett, b Cobcroft. 0 Miss M. Turnbull, b Greentree ... 8 Miss Y. Everingham, b Wilbow ... 0 Miss A. Dnnston, c Bowd.b Gordon... 4 Miss B. Buttsworth, c Greentree, b Cobcroft . ... 4 Miss L. E. Buttsworth, c, Cobcroft, b Nicholls. 3 Mrs. Stephen, b Wilbow . 4 Mrs. Lockart, run out. 13 Miss...
MILITARY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
" A " (Windsor) Company nader Cap tain Paine, held a whole day parale on Good Friday, falling in at the Barracks at 10.90 a.m., in field oay ord' r. Th- rc was an excellent attendance.the Boll «all I totalling 54 officers K.C.t>.s and men. ! The Company proceeded via George-street te the Bifle Bange, practising advanced «nd Bear Guards ea route, where Lieut. Colonel Guest and bugler Major TraviB joined the parade. After making a most successful attack on the mid-day meal, which the men were ordered to carry in their haversacks, the ' Company was formed for an attack on the Bifle Butte, which was carried out satisfactorily, if not as successful as the earlier attack. At the conclusion of the parade, Colonel Guest expressed bis satisfaction with the Afternoon's operations, and congratulated ?Captain Paine and his officers for the «excellent attendance ann particular]/ tfor the satisfactory condition of the Company. The Comptny then returned to tue Barracks and was dismissed. On Eas...
MARKETS. Sudney Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
MARKETS. I _ ' t ? I Sydney, Thursday. j . ïrftde, « asnal, was of a reiWctfd natue in all -.departments. Bran and pollard advanced, otherwise values re mained unchanged. For bran, early in the day, Od was taken, but later 9 Jd was obtained with little difficulty. Pollard -was scarce on spot, and in brisk request at lOJd per bushel, and although sales were made at this figure, several agents, anticipating further improvement, pre ferred to hold, Oats, maize, and chick wheat moved steadily at unchanged rates. The balk of potato eales were madeati£3, although a fair quantity changed hands in load lots at £3 Ss per ton. Turnips were rather dull at £2 15s for best sam ples, and onions were quiet and unal tered. THE BEDFEBN MABKKT. With the exception of oaten hay, all lines forward received good competition. Chaff was plentiful and in good demand at about yesterday's prices, choice quali ties making to Ss lOd and best prime de scriptions to SB 6d per cwt. Lucerne hay was ia brisk request...
PRO-BOERS IN ENGLAND. VIOLENT SCENES. BUSINESS HOUSES WRECKED. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
PRO-BOERS IN ENGLAND. VIOLENT SCENES. BUSINESS HOUSES WRECKED. Mr, Conwright Schriener, who was an nounced to address a meeting at Scar borough, arrived there in the evening (says a recent issue of the Scarborough "Evening News"), and proceeded to Messrs Bowntree and Son's Cafe, where a reception was announced to be held. A dense crowd assembled in the main«treet opposite the cafe, and entirely wrecked the front part of the premises with blicks, stones, broken botlies, and other missiles. Extra police were told off to keep the crowd in check, but was powerless to interfere, and hud to protect themselves from a perfect hail of missiles. ' Those inside the cafe bad to take shelter in an i upper room ; but the fierce bombardment ' increased, and the Chief Constable and the chairman of the Watch Committee, entering the cafe, intimated to those re sponsible that they could no longer be answerable for the consequences if the reception were not abandoned. Mr. Joshua Bowntree, former Radica...
FROM OUR EXCHANGES. Trooper Eames. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
EftOM ODREXCHAfWES. Trooper Carnes. Mr. Thomas Eames, of Eastwood, ; sear Rylstone, says the Mudgee Guardián, very kindly sends tile following interesting letter received from his son, Trooper Wallace Eames, who was captured at the time that lieutenant Dowling's patrol was surprised by the Boers : " Pretoria, 27th Jan., 1900. Just a few lines to let you know X am alright, and settled here per manently until the war ends, or such time as the prisoners are ex changed. I was riding a Boer Sony the day we were taken, and e was shot under me almost as soon as the Boers fired on us. I jumped up behind a comrade, but we had not gone more than half way up the hill when that horse was shot dead. I can't .write much as all the letters have to be read, and there are so many, that they can't be bothered reading long ones. We get enough to eat and nothing to do, so it is not so bad after all, is it ? We are fenced in with barbed wire, nnd have gal vanised iron sheds to camp in: You will be able ...
OUTWITTING THE ENEMY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 April 1900
OUTWITTING THE ENEMY. Mr. Day, manager of Mr Frank Smith's diamond mines-the owner of which has been capture* by the Boers at Barkly West-managed to save a large " parcel " of diamonds and a number of valuable documents. He concealed the valuables in tin boxes and gas-pipes, burying them in a spot known only to himself and the chairman, and recovered them after Kim berley wa6 relieved.