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THE CHIEF PRISON OF JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
THE CHIEF PRISON OF JAPAN. The biggeBt prison in Japan, and one of the-biggest in the world, is the great Tokio Penitentiary. It ia situated in tho heart of the city, in tho middle of tho Sumida river, on an island of 20 acres. It is within a stone's throw, almost, of the busiest part of the great Japanese capital. Near by is Asakusa, with its gorgeous temples, its hundreds of peep-shows, and its ever-varying panorama of Japanese pleasures. Not far. off is the famed Yoshlwara, with its 3,500 frail but fair Japanese maidens, and just below it is Skuji, whore the missionaries and the foreigners live. This prison ia separated from all this hum of life only by the wide waters of the deep Sumida river, and the only human voiceB that these prisoners hear are those of their officials. They dure not use their own, nnd year in and year out tliey Btand, Tantalus like, in the very midat of all that the Japanese loves, with the waveB of pleasure ulmost lapping their lips, but unable to drink of...
Edison and His Work. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
Edison and His Work. . Edison has always been known as a hard worker, but he has lately reduced his working hours. For merly he tolled regularly. 130 hours a week, leaving him only thirty-eight hours a week for sleep. Now lie works only from 7 in the morning till 11 at night. "Are Ave hours' sleep a day sufficient ?" an interviewer recently asked him. "Plenty," the great in ventor replied, " if a man is well, and in terested in his work. He cannot do so much if his work bores him. Thousands of men play every day as long as I work. It is easy to work if your work is play." In spite of its ice and severe cold, La brador possesses 900 species of flowering plants, 69 ferns, and over 250 species of mosses and llcihens.
Denman Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
Denman Raoes. Tiie above races, as brief]}' stated in last issue were held on iho Dumrnn course on Tuesday last. The day was fine, the attendance large, and the course in good order. Good racing was witnessed, some of tlia finishes being very close and exciting. Mr. E. B. "White appeared to tako the lion's share of the work acting as Olerk of the Scales and Starter, while the Secretary (Mr, Hewitt) was here, thorn, and everywhere looking to the different matters needing attontiou, 13oo!> makers were present in large number, and should have had a pretty good time as the favorites generally were beaten. Schoolboy proved himself to be something out of tlio common by winning the Denman Handicap with such a heavy impost. Simmons ap parently did not relish the hoavy weight and cub it so fine in weighing out that he had to take tho bridle off Schoolboy before weight was declared. The declaration was greeted with a shout of approval tho win bni ng a popular one. The programme opened with...
A Conjuror's Tale of Woe. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
A Conjuror's Talc of Woe. Oari I-Ierte, the illusionist:, who is mystifying the audiences in tin: Mus-ie Hall of Olympia, New York, \va.s. talk ing the other (lay of some of the acci dents that: sometimes spoil the art of the conjurer. " It was in N'lashville, Teu'ii.," lie said, " that I experienced a real knock down blow. I was performing the well-known trick of passing a marked coin into the centre of an uncut orange. At least, that's what a good lnfiny people thought 1 was doing. I used a silver dollar, ami emphasised the trick by passing the coin into the pocket of some boy whom I ha'd enticed on to the stage. " I will openly confess that the boy •had to be a confederate, and that the marked dollar ',lmd its fellow in one previously prepared by me.' One night, as J. was entering the theatre, I lookod around for,a likely youth to aid nie :hi any double-dealing. I. picked a hoy, and/^promised to pass him in if lie would:follow my instructions. "" "'I ain a conjuror,' I said. 'I w...
STICKING TO THE AGREEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
STICKING TO THE AGREEMENT. One day an hotel proprietor, while in conversation with a labouring man, told him he wanted a boy to assist his ostler. ' I've a boy I think would just suit you,' the man replied; "but I want to get him a place where he can earn hia own living, bo what wages would he get ?' 'Well,' replied the landlord, 'for a start, say nine shillings a week, beside what he can pick up' (meaning all ha could earn by ' tips'). ' All right, he shall come and mako a Btart next week, if you're agreeable, sir,' replied the man. ' That will do very well,' said the land lord ; and so it waB settled. When the man got home, ho told his son he had obtained a situation for him, and he was to receive nino shillings a week, and all ho could pick up. Accordingly the boy started on his duties the following Monday. ^.bout a fortnight; after, tho landlord had the misfortuno to lose a sovereign in the yard where tho boy was at work. The boy picked it up, and put it in his pocket. Tho maste...
My Experiences as " A Besieged Resident." [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
My Experiences as " A IScsiegcd . Itcsident." Wliat always surprised me while I was in Paris in 1870 as a " Besieged Resident" was that the. Germans did not some night entry the town by as sault. : They would' •have lost a cer tain-number of men from the lire of the nearest forts, but they could easily, ■ as ibvseemed; to rfle,' lia.ve' reatehed!'f.ii&lt;:' city: walls,; and- then have got inside. Had' they done this, - the .resisauicu would not have been great, and they must Ivave been successful. The sufferings from want of food have been a good deal exaggerated. Horseflesh, particularly the flesh of, cab horses, is not: 'particularly toothsome, bu'b.it is as nourishing! as oxflesh. The same may be said of cats, dogs, and rats ; the-last, in a ragout, are just ' as good: as rabbit; rather better, in deed, it struck", me: .There was, too, an;tmTimited.store of wine. The bread was bad, but a soup made'ol; this bread ' soaked in wine was staying. The end came at last. Trochu,...
When the United States Flag was Driven from the Seas. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
When the United States Flag was Driven from the Seas. In the war between the Northern and Southern States which raged in America during 18(51-65 we have the only Instance in which steam cruisers have been em ployed on any scale to harry commerce. The South had ho commerce to be at tacked, but the North had a large and prosperous merchant marine. From first to last the South sent eleven steam cruisers and eight small sailing cruisers to sea. These' captured between them two steamers and 2G1 sailing- ships—not a very heavy bill of loss, one would think. Yet this loss practically drove the United States flag from the seas. " 'To prove this I will quote from the. case of the United States, as presented to the Geneva ar bitrators, the following facts In 18G0 two-thirds of the commerce of New: York were carried on in American bottoms ; in 1863 three-fourths were carried on. in foreign bottoms." And- : the transfers from the Unl-t'ed States to the British flag were enormously large. They w...
CHAPTER XXXV. LA SALLE DES PAS-PERDUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
CHAPTER XXXV. IiA SALLE DBS PAS-PliRDUS. Toward the decline of the day on which wo have seen the municipals so carefully inspecting the queen's prison, a miln at tire^ iriolcivgruy blouse, his head covered with , of black hair, and on his hen; j of those airy bonnuts which tiiei—^ 'Hrttie people was a distinguish ing '?"• .Vj>(*jf most exaggerated patriot ism, ' -.yfjid- into the large hall ho philo sophically termed "La Salle des Pns P-'i* and seemed most attentively observing all the goers and coiners form ing the general population of this hall, 11 population considerably augmented at this period, when actions had acquired greater importance, and when the only pleading was to dispute their heads with the hangman and with Fouquier Tinville, their indefatigable purveyor. The attitude assumed by this man whose- portrait we are about to sketch was in very good taste. Society at this epoch was divided into two classes; the lamb* and the wolves. The one natur nlly inspired the other...
THE OHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE. CHAPTER XXXIV.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
THE OHEVAIiTEB de MAISON ROUGE. 'CHAPTER XXXIV.—Continued. •clo.voil biMuO her, But tlio faithful eron tui'o Jui.tl socm returned, anil comprehend ing that hfc mistrciw urns confined in fiii.'t ^ grent ft one building,he howled and whin led, waiting, within ten foot of t!u« nenti tiel, a cjirossivo reply. Tlio quoon reoliod b.v a heart broken sigh,, which reachei; tliu ear of her guardn; but as. this nigh was not repeated, and 110 otliei sounds proceeded from the queen'u cham ber, they again uompnsed tliemselvoH, anO relapsed into their former Htate of drow siness. At the break of day 1 lie queen roue and dressed herself, then took her seat near the window, the light from which intercepted by the grating of iron bars, fell 'with a bluish tint upon her cmaoi ated hands, in which she held a book. She was apparently reading, but her thoughts were far away. The gendnrino Gilbert half opened tlio screen, and re garded her in Hilence. The 4110011 heard tho&lt; noise of the Hereon,...
CHAPTER XXXVI. THE CITIZEN THEODORE. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
CHAPTER XXXVI. THE CITIZEN THEODORE. The immense saloon was inshrouded.by the gray veil ot night, ol which tlio /wretched echoes had learned to repeat tliu severe words of the advocates ' &lt;und the suppliant ones of the-pleaders. j?rom afnt, in the distance",' in tlio midst of; th&lt;? obscurity, upright and Immovable/ a white column seemed watching, in the centre of the hall, like a phantom pro tector over the sacred'place. ^ The only j noise heard in tliia 'darkness' was, i the,, t nibbling wild • galloping-'of,';'innumerable ' rats, who rummaged the 'papers -mclos-' oJ. in the writer's 'huts,; having first pi net rated as far as this sanctuary of Themis (an academician, so called),.aiid,. the loose, clashing keys, which appeared ;'to' proceed from under the ground, but ajl this only reverberated in the dis tance. and, nothing resembling a noise, over interrupted the silent Jarkness, whici wae not even broken upon by the apparition 6f a stir. Most unquestion-" ab...
THE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE. CHAPTER XXXV.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 30 April 1898
THE CHEVALIER de MAISOU ROUGE. chapter xxxv.—Continued. " A glorious chance ! a glorious : elm nee [ Depend fully upon me." ! ' Now is your time. No 0110 is look ) ing. Opon tlic barrack." ' It's done, monsieur; I will pray for you.' ' It is not for mo you ought to pray. Adieu." Ann the Citizen Theodore, ufter nn eloquent look, glided so ndroitly midev the low roof of the barniek, that lie disappeared like the fehadow Of iho wni'.er who closed the door. The worthy scribe drew the key from the lock, took some papers under his arm, and went om oi the rant saloon with the delightful thought that the stroke of five would disperse all these registers like an ar ' rear-guard of idle bees.
Epitome of News. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Epitome of News. * ' Tho Standard roDorts that Mr. R. T. . Hall, of Gundebri, is seriously ill, and • that Mrs. Hall is also ill. Kev. Father Roche conducted a •series of mission services at Jerry's -• Plains last week with much success * ■'■■■ The promise of a copious downfall; ,;bf rain which tho dense masses of cloud that overspread tho sky during the past few days has not resulted as •.•• desired in this district; though an acceptable addition to the rainfall bos •.been registered in someother districts. . About 7 o'clock last night rain com menced and there is evory appearance . of its continuing. The .principal events to be competed for at tho local Athletic Club's sports meeting on the 24th inst. are bicyclo .races. ...Tenders are invited by the Athletic • Club for chipping and clearing the bicycle track on the Show ground. Tho name of. Mr. EL Bourke, who was present at the meeting, was in advertently omitted from our report of the last meetiug of tho local Athletic 31ub, Dur...
America and Her Navy. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
/^ America and Her Navy. At the present juncture the want.of a .traiuecfcNaval Reserve and an adequate .persopneljis causing the United Slates Navy Department grave trouble. Tho .. men |ti the United States Navy, exclud ing the Pish Commission and tho coast survey, are 8G85 in numbor, and of these only 55 per cent, are Ameri cans born. The American citizens, however, number 7*1 per cent. ■ Euglish . seaman who have served their time in . out navy (writes tho naval correspon dent of the Da Hi/ Graphic under date of March 2.'&lt;) are largely re presented among the: aliens or- natu .' rTalised Americans. Ih'was so in ihe war of 1812, when hnndreds of British tajs were to bo found in the American frigates which beat us with such pain ful uniformity. The food, is belter than in our navy, the pay higher, and the discipline is not so strict. It is ' pleasing to note the fact that American .officers recognise the high value of this British element. Now that the two great branches o...
Crown Land Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Crown Land Sales. Sale at tho .bands Office, Mnswell broolc, on Wednesday, I ho 22':d day of Juno, 1898, at 12 o'clock ucon :— . SuiiuiuiAX Lot. No. of portion. 117,[3 roods 3 porches, County Durham, Parish .Kowan ; In the suburbs of tlio town of Muswoll broolc, lying fo the east of tbo town, fronting tlio, south-easterly prolonga tion of William-stroot, adjoining M. Delalniuty's portion 116 on tbo o.ist, M. Campbell's portion 120 on tbo north, and T. Stewart's portion 118 on the west. Town Lots. Allotment 8, No. of section 21, 1 roods 38 perches, County Brisbane, Parish E lis ; In the village of Kyuga, fronting Harris street, lying between J. Ducy's allotment 2 and H., Guy's allotment 4. Allotment. 5, No. of section 23, 1 rood 38, perches County Brisbane, Parish Ellis ; In the village of Kyuga, fronting Harris-street, lying between T. A.Doyle's allotment 4 and J. Casey's allotment G. The latest bulletin ns to the state of Mr. Gladstone's health stntes that the malady from which ho ...
Appeal Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Appeal Court. There were two appeals set down for hearing but as 110 one appeared, by authority, 011 behalf of the Municipal Council the Court was postponed till Tuesday, May 17. The valuators, the Council Clerk and Mr. Alex. Weid raann, were present and the Council Cbrk handed to the Bench a copy of the Government Gazette notifying his ap pointment as valuer, and also his ap pointment as Council Cleric. The P. M. pointed out that the Council must be represented by someone who: had 'authority so to do. He suggested that an endeavour should be made by the parties to settle the cases.
Official Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Official Correspondence. The following items of correspondence from offioial sources havo been handed to us for publication by Mr. R. G. D. Fitz-Gerald M.P.:— Department of Public Works, Sydney, 28th April, 1898. Date of letter under reply:—16th instant. Subject: Urging the expenditure of the balance of the grant made for the road from the KouchelBoad to Brushy Hill. Reply:—Work to the extent of this ba'ace £25 Is will be laid out. Robert Hickson, Under Sec, and Comr. for Roads.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
REMOVAL. OUR constituents and tho public generally nre desired to note that tho CHRON ICLE OFFICE HAS BEEN REMOVED from Sydney Street to more commodious premises. NEXT DR. GRIGSON S SUR GERY, and opposite II. Campboll and Co.'s Warehouse, Bridge Street. MISS HEMSWORTH returned from Sydney with a Beautiful Assortment OP THE Latest Millinery, £100,000,000 UNCLAIMED. DOUGAL'S REGISTERED LIST con taining 20,000 Families advertised for, to claim property and money sinco 1700. Price la Gd, post free, 2s. Every man and woman should buy this book, as instructions are given how to recover proporty from Chancery. DOUGAL & CO., 62 Strand, London, Eng. Est, 1844 A fortuno may await you. This booK can now bo obtained from W. C. RIGBY, Adelaide; GORDON-& GOTCH, Mel., Brisbane ; GEO. ROBERT SON & CO., Mel., Sydney. Adelaide, Bris bane. Out of the Mouths OP TWO & MORE WITNESSES THE TRUTH of The CLAIMS put forward for Tonic ARE ESTABLISHED. The Proprietors claim for t...
Mr. Robert Kennedy. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Mr. Robert Kennedy. This talented Scotch entertainer is billed to give his popular " Songs and Btories of Scotland" in the local School of Arts on Saturday night next. Mr. Kennedy has received numerous flat tering notices in the press of Great Britain as well as in the colonies, and therefore it is safe to assume that his entertainment is well worthy of patron age. In all places where he has ap peared Mr. Kennedy has charmed his audiences and raised the enthusiasm of his Scottish hearers. On Monday night Mr. Kennedy will appear in the School of Arts, Aberdeen.
THE WAR. London, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
London, Friday. The Spanish commander in Cuba re ports that an American ironclad is ishore at Demas, and three of her con sorts are assisting to tow her off. The Spanish squadron, which was iwaiting reinforcements at Cape Verde Islands, lias left that place sailing southwards. '' The Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria, has given ^20,000 to the Spanish national fund, and has also notified that he allows officers in the Austrian service to fii>ht for Spain. The Spanish steamer Guido has been captured by the Americans. In addit ion to her ordinary cargo she had on board four hundred thousand dollars, intended for the payment of Spanish troops. • ='' It is reported that a naval engage ment took place near Mittanzas, be tween the Spamsn gunb'Gat Lugora and the American torpedo boat destroyer Crushing, when the latter was disabled and compelled to return to Key West, London. Sundav. The Cuban insurgents attacked the town of Manzonella, acting in conjunc tion with the' Americans who lan...
General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
General News. The lata Mr, C W. Lea, of Lea and Perrins sauce fame, leaves £1,000,000. The estate aticl legacy duties exceed £100,000. lie made bequests of £100,000 each to !wo nephews and a niece; His widow will receive about £750,000. Mr. Perrins was also a millionaire. The recipe of the sauce was given them when they were chemists in a modest way by Lord Sandys. The two biggest fire engines in the world are at Liverpool, they can throw 1100 gallons of water a minute, and a jet 140 feet high. The bridegroom at a recent London wedding failed to put in an appear ance. His excuse was he had over slept himself. The wedding never took place. The lady sued for breach of promise and was awarded £15 Dawson Island, a lone spot in the Pacific, and which was purchased for the late E. L. Stevenson is for sale. It is some miles in extent, and con tains ruins of an extinct people of an archaeological interest. The price of the island with tho natives and turtles is said to be £2,500. The first ...