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SPORTING. CYCLING. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
SPORTING. CYCLING. On Saturday afternoon last a cycling gathering was held at Pitt Town, when three silver medals, [ given by Mr. Baird, himself a good wheelman, were competed for. Six entries had been received, j but only live cyclists put in an appearance. The distance was about a mile, which was measured by Mr. Jos. Hobbs, and the course was from near Mr. Grono's, on the Caddai Road, to the foot of the hill near Mr. Stubbs house. Mr. A. Wall officiated as starter, Mr. T. Primrose as judge, I and J. C. Fitzpatrick as referee. The starters were Messrs. W. Pendergast (sc.), W. Mortley j 75yds, C. Ireland 80yds, V. Horwood 160yds, F. Teale 230yds. A very good start resulted, and on coming into the main road it could be seen that Mortley held a good lead, with Pendergast and Teale close together and Horwood and Ire land some distance at the rear. Passing the winning post, Mortley led, and the others came in the position named. There was a good attendance of spectators. Later on Mr. T....
Steaming on the (Australian) Rhine. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
Steaming on the (Australian) Rhine. (By PAUL TWYFORD.) Still in point of natural beauty the Hawkesbury is much superior. Nothing is barren ; vegetation of some kind-from the stately blue gum to the dwarf mangrove fringing the creeks and river banks, all is green and healthy-looking. Besides, my attention to my interrogative fellow-passengers, I found time to discuss the Ri\er Navigation Question with the Manager of the Company, who was also taking his holidays like the rest of us and who I found to be an intelligent, liberal minded gentleman-albeit, a bit stubborn in his ideas respecting our attempts to get the traffic back to Windsor. He did not know the river above Sackville, and, therefore, spoke from hear say. He seemed to think, however, that the Windsor committee had grossly exaggerated the thing when they stated that £100,000 a year had been lost to the town through the river being silted up. All the traffic on the river did not amount to that. I answered his objections, and ...
In Memory of Paul De Rome. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
In Memory of Paul De Rome. Farewell, farewell, we never more Thy loving smile shall see, Thy sojourn here on earth is o'er, We sadly mourn for thee. Dear father, 'tis with heartfelt grief We think of thee and weep; But tears they fail to give relief, The wound is sharp and deep. Thy noble brow, thy tottering step, Those locks of hair so grey, We never, never can forget, They all have passed away. Contented with us e'er to share Our troubles when they came, No frown or unkind word was there, He ever was the same. Now he is gone e'er to abide In a better, happier home, We'll let him rest; there's few we'll find To us like Paul De Rome. PETER DE ROME, Stenix Park.
ALL SORTS OF GIRLS. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
ALL S0BT8 OF GIRLS. There's the pretty girl, And the witty girl, And the girl that bangs her hair ; The girl that's the flirt, And the girl that is pert, And the girl with the baby stare. There's the dowdy girl, And the rowdy girl, And the girl that is always late; There's the girl of style, And the girl of wile, And the girl with the nufioing gait. There's the tender girl, And the slender jgirli And the girl that say? her prayers ; There's the haughty girl, And the naughty girl, And the girl that pats on airs. There's the tolu girl And the * fool you' girl, And the girl that bets on the races : There's the candy girl, And the dandy girl, And the girl that has two faces. There's the well-bred girl, And the well-read girt And the girl with a sense of duty : There's the dainty girl, And the ' fainty' girl, And the girl that has no beauty. ThoroVtta JiUfygirl, And the 'aaisy' girl» And the girl that's ft merry joker; There's tU^ girl that'* tshv, And thegirl that*# fly, Aud tho girl th...
Scissors and Paste. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
Scissors and Paste. The hero of the oft-repeated poem " Sliamus O'Brien " died ever so many years ago at Liverpool, N. S. W. lie was one of the rebels of '49, and was transported to Botany Bay early in the century. . . Count Tolstoi, the Russian novelist, regards Henry George as the greatest of living men. . . Taverns may be traced to the thirteenth century. Accord ing to Spellman, in the reign of King Edward III., only three taverns were allowed in London. Taverns were licensed in England in 1751. . . Two new papers recently established, the " Katoomba Times " and the " Patricks Plains Free Press", (at Singleton). . . In Wichita (in an Eastern State, USA) the Mayor, a liquor dealer, has been elected by the women's vote 500 of whom cast ballots. At 1'ossville the women elected tlieir ticket. Four thousand women voted at Leavenworth, Kansas, where Susan B. Anthony made a strong light for her brother as Mayor, but failed. Oskaloosa elected women as officers by a sweeping majority. Cot...
EXPERIMENT TEACHES. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
EXPERIMENT TEACHES. ' Sue,' said Tom,' did you hear this T' (Could it be he meant to trick her 1) ' The concussion of a kiss Always makes the gas-flame flicker.' Then experiments they tried In the interests of science, And their lips, as she complied, Soon had formed a close alliance. After trials two or three, Happy as a man in liquor, ' See it nicker, Kite 1' said he ; Quoth the maiden: ' Let it flicker.' -J wlge.
Something to Read. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
Something to Read. Touching (he appointments in public offices, isn't it about time a reform was effected in this, as in other things ? In Victoria when vacancies occur in the Railway Department due notice is given thereof, and every man in the country who wishes to do so is permitted to send in an application. This system should be extended as far as possible through the Civil Service of this colony Liv ing in a democratic country where each man is sup posed to have equal rights with his fellow, the political nepotism which is so prominent here should not be tolerated for a day. Public appointments should be as much open to com petition as public contracts. They are public property in which all members of the community are equally interested, and as such the practice of conferring them on the relations of members of Parliament and others who are able to bring influence to bear is quite as reprehensible as the letting of public works without calling for tenders would be. Of course i...
HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE. LEMON PODDING.-Twelve ounces of bread crumbs, six ounces of finely-chopped beef suet, four ounces of flour, four ounces of sugar, the grated peel and juice of two lemons, four eggs, mix all together, and then add milk enough to make a thick batter. Boil in a buttered mould three and one half hours. Sift sugar over it when it is done. Serve with lemon or wine sauce. HOTTSEKEBPEE'S POTATOES.-One quart of cold, boiled potatoes, cut into dice, one pint of stock, one table-spoonful of chopped pars ley, one of butter, one teaspoonful of lemon juice, salt, pepper ; season the potatoes "with the salt and pepper, and add the stock ; cover and simmer twelve minntos; add lemon juice, butter, and parsley, and simmer two minutes longer. FLAMING OMELET.-Break six eggs, beat the whites and yokes separately; add to the yokes one tablespoonful of powdered sugar ; stir whites and yokes lightly together ; put butter the size of an egg into a clean frying pan, let it get hot an...
WORSE THAN MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
WORSE THAN MARRIAGE. A bachelor, old and cranky, Was sitting alone in. his room : His toes with the gout were aching, And liis face wan o'crspread with gloom. No little one's shout disturbed him, From noisos the house was free, In foot, from the attic to cellar Was quiet as quiet could be. No inodical aid was lacking ; The servants answered liis ring, Respectfully heard'his orders, And supplied him with everything:. But still there was something Wanting, Sometliing that he couldn't command : The kindly words of compassion, The touch of a gentle hand. And he said, as bin brow grew darker And he rang for the hireling nurse, ' Well, marriage may be a failure, Hut this is a blamed sight worse.' -Boston Courier,
Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
Markets. Owing to the holidays, there ihas not been much doing this week. The local quotations are : Maiae 3/3, Barley 4/, Straw 3/3 ; all other items unchange able. The following prices ruled on Thursday in Sydney :-Maize ; Prime dry lots, 3s 2d to 3s 3d ; green and inferior samples, from 2s iod per bushel; Oats : Feeding sorts range to 3s 3d per bushel; and seed to 3s 6d; Bran: is id per bushel; Pollard : is sd per bushel ; Barley : Cape seed descriptions worth 3s 4d to 3s 6d per bushel; Onions: New Zealand, values range from i?i3 IOS to £15; Victorian, £14 per ton; Potatoes; Circular Heads, £5 to £5 2s : Launceston, £4153; New Zealand, £4 10s to £4 15s per ton; Butter: Dairy, is 3d to is 4d ; factory, is 4d to is 6d; Intercolonial packed, old stock, 8d to is; new, to is 2d per lb; Poultry: Fowls, from 3s to 4s; ducks, 3s to 4s ; geese, 5s to 6d ; turkeys, 6d to us per pair; Eggs : River lots, is gd to is iod; southern, 2s per dozen ; Hay and Chaft ; On the wharves good lucerne is...
What Nicholas Nubbles Says. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
What Nicholas Nubbles Says. ^Tbat in the District Court case of Onus v. Percival, £g had been paid into Court. That the 'bus fare to the railway station has fallen. The result of competition. That the May Social of the Windsor Social Club will be held on Thursday, the 2Srd. That no sport of any kind has yet been arranged for Queen's Birthday. That Mr. Pros Tuckerman, of Sackville Reach, has produced cornstalks this season, several of which measure 14 feet 9in to the top of the tassel, and 9ft to the cob. Five cobs from four stalks gave threshed maize weighing 4§lbs. That many of the farmers, especially in the vicinity of Sackville Reach, do not want rain for a mouth to come. That the blankets for distribution amongst the few surviving dusky natives of the soil have arrived. Rum is doing its work amongst these wretched people. That Mr. Alf Pye won the tournament at Mr. O'Hara's billiard Zoom this week, H. O'Hara being second. Pye is said to be the bert man at " taking his cue " in to...
Richmond News. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
Richmond News. MB. F. J. Gow.-The general exodus from town includes this gentleman, who leaves in a lew days. Mr. Gow takes a prominent position in the lirm ol Messrs. John Bridge and Co. It goes without say ing that Mr. Gow's loss will he keenly lelt not only in Richmond, but in other poitions of the district. He is succeeded in hia business by Mr. A. R. Slierwin. THK TOWN.-Richmond during this week is EN FETE on account of the 8how at Clarendon. POLICE.-On Tuesday, before Messrs. F. J. Gow and A. R. Slierwin, Sydney Perrott was charged with stealing a horse rug, the property of Mr. T. J. l'ryke. Senior-Constable M'Neely proved that defendant, who was a vaninan, had admitted in his hearing that he had thrown the rug into his van. , He arrested hhn. Thomas Baker stated that he I had got a rug at Mr. Pryke's for approval by Mr. Town. It did not suit, and he was bringing it back. lie left it down inside the Post Office gate whilst he wuat inside. On his return the rug was gone. Defend...
WINDSOR AND RICHMOND Casette. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1889. LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
WINDSOR AND RICHMOND ©ujettc. SATURDAY, MAY u, iSSg. LOCAL AND GENERAL. A PLEASANT PICTURE.-Hero is ft word-picture ot the future-one tlia' will surely be realised at no very distant date. In Ins book, H e Land Question," this is how Henry George speaUot the great American RepublicThe lie(»ubhc, the true lie public, is not yet here But hl1 ,iuth trutrizle must soon be-in. Already, with the hope ot her, men' s thoughts are stirring. Not a republic of landlords and peasants; not a millionaires and tramps ; not a republic in L some are masters and some serve. But a 101 ublic of equal citizens, where competition becomej co operation, and the inter-dependence of all gnts true independence to each ; where moral progress noes hand in hand with intellectual progress, and material progress elevates and enfrachises even the poorest and weakest and lowliest. NEW LINK OF COACHES.-AS will be seen by ad\ei tisement elsewhere, Mr. S. Dunstan has started a line of coaches to run in Windsor to and i...
A CHRISTMAS DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
A CHRISTMAS DINNER. Unto a little nigger, A-swimming in the Kile, Appeared, quite unexpectedly, A hungry crocodile, Who, with that chill politeness That makes the warm blood freeze, Remarked : 4 I'll take some dark meat Without dressing, if you please 1' -Life. ' He is much, attached to me,' as the mail said when he tried to get a plaster off, and couldn't. 4 He is dispursing the crowd,' as the detec tive remarked when he saw the pickpocket at work. ' He is showing his teeth,' as the man ob servee on beholding a dentist's show-case. ' I'll be round there in a minute,' as the second hand on the watch whispered to the 60-Jtuly.
Events to Come Off. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
Events to Oome Off. SATURDAY (to-day) - Last day Hawkesbury Show. SUNDAY - Anniversary services, Wesleyan Church. MONDAY-Windsor Skating Club, Union Hall; public meeting at Wesleyan Church. TUESDAY - Carrington Rink. Union Hall: Debating Club's meeting. WEDNESDAY - Debating Society's meeting, Wilberforce. FKIDAY-Richmond C.C. concert, School of Arts; Debating Society's gathering, Sackville Reach ; meeting of young men C. of E. school room at 8.
THE TRAVELLER. THE UNCROWNED KING OF CHINA. THE ' PALL MALL BUDGET'S' TRAVELLING COMMISSIONER'S INTERVIEW WITH LI HUNG CHANG. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
THE TRAVELLER. A THE UNCROWNED KDTGOF* CHDTA. THE ' PALL MAT.T, BUDGET'S ' TRAVELLING CoK&asaioNEE'S INTERVIEW WITH LI HUNG CHANG. The Emperor of China is invisible to any barbarian eye, and if he were not he is still but a boy and probably knows less about his country than the least of his officials. The real Emperor is the Empress-his aunt, and her proud and determined personality is known to the outside world chiefly through Li Hung Chang. Between the Empress and the great Viceroy there is a close political partnership and an offensive and defensive alliance. Therefore the presence of the Viceroy is the nearest possible approach for a foreigner to the throne of China. And all the world knows that he is one of the most powerful and interesting men in it. Viceroy of the province of Chihli, Senior of the four Grand Secretaries of State, cx officio the guardian of the gate of China, formerly (irpnd Guardian of the Heir Apparent, Pre sident of the Board of War, Superintendent ...
The Jumping Contests, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
The Jumping Contests, &c. I Horsrs to rarrv i2*t over such jumps as the committee may provule; prizes £35 and £10. There were 19 entries. Two were scratched, and two others having failed to nego tiate the first jump, were out of it. The horses that jumped well on Thursday were Messrs Buntler's Wrangler, Smith's Gienthora, Timatins' Kitty, Lee's Rocket, Hobby's Darkje, G. S, Lee's Star, Morgan's Monarch, Weston's Hamlet, J. A. Griffiths' Jupiter, D. Manson's Rocket, Staffs Duchess, R. Greentree's Midnight. Offiing to the hour being late, they had but two rounds over three hurdles each, and for tunately there was but one spill, and that quite harmless. The pony jumping contest created considerable amusement. The jumping was good throughout. The competing ponies were Messrs Town's Black 13ess, Sambo, and Tom Sayers, A. Graham's Picton Tommy, Yeo's Fred, Fleming's Pretty Tom, 13. Hall's Bess and Killahoo, Atkins' Donald, Lackey's Prince. In the race for ponies under 12 hands the...
' A Most Respectable Man!' [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
' A Most Respectable Man!' An organ-builder was one day asked what was thought of Mr. Blank as an organist. 'Sir,' he said with mock solemnity, 'he is a most respectable man.' ' Tes, I have no doubt of that, but I want to know how he ranks as a performer on the organ.' ' Sir, he is a most exemplary man, and one who plays as though he were also a charit able man.' ' Now, would you mind telling me what you mean by saying lie performs like a charit able man ?' ' Well, if I must be explicit), Mr. Blank plays upon the organ as though he did not let his left hand know what his right hand was doing.'
SKETCHER. THE STORY A MARTYR. (Correspondence of the Philadelphia press.) ANGELICA, N.Y., Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Windsor and Richmond Gazette — 11 May 1889
SKETCHER. i i * i i " ^ » . ? ' '&lt;« THE STOEYMA tom CALVIN FAISBANK'S EXTRAORDINARY ADVEN TUESa IN THE GAUGS JF^BHRTY. .-"VVb2raaf,FLAU OTUI AYPRJOIR BIWDK,'--SOME INCIDENTS STJB&ISSIKQ UMCLB TOM'S CABIN FOE TNATETINU INTEREST.-How, UNAIDED AND ^AJ^NE, '/HE GrtlXDED POETY-SEVEN SLAVES TO FREEDOM.-TEEEIBLE EXPERI ENCE MANY^XBAES ,-£»? PEISON LIFE." '* I. . (Corrffpon&fyify of the Pliilaieljjhia Press.) ANGELICA, .N,Y., JAN. .11 . When a 'fu^fc .aad and adequate ^istoiy of the Abolition movement shall be written, a Srominent plaoe must be . given to the-life of alvin Fairbanb, who, though he still lives in an unpretentious farm-hoi^e on the outskirts of this town, wae as true a martyr to the cause of human liberty as Elijan Parrish Love joy or John Brown. Hje told me to-day for publication jn the "Press several of the most salient events in his noble and remark able career. I repeat them in his own words : In Aprilj 1842, I was in Covington, Ky., teaching sc...