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BAD COINS IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
BAD COINS IN FRANCE. ' Smashing ' has always been a favourite industry in France, but of the many bad coins in circulation none are so curious as some 5fr. pieces whoso spuriousness the pub- lic are incapable of detecting. The reason simply is that they are made of metal of the legal standard, nine-tenths silver and one tenth alloy. Tho only difference is that they were not mudo at the Mint. Theso coins which can be recognised from slight peculi arities in tho stamping if examined by an export, havo beon in circulation for about two years. They are date 1873 and 1875. When first tbo discovery was made there was talk of a great proseoution, in which impor tant personages would have boon implicated, but suddenly no moro waa heard of the . matter. j
Gladstone School of Arts. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Gladstone School of Arts. &nbsp; (From our Correspondent.) Since your last issue the Gladstone &nbsp; School of Arts has held two meetings, &nbsp; formed their rules (being much helped &nbsp; in this matter by adopting with small &nbsp; alterations those of the Cobar School &nbsp; of Arts), and elected the following officers and committees : — &nbsp; &nbsp; President — The future Mayor, if a member. Vice-President — Messrs G. Fur- &nbsp; nell and T. Williams. &nbsp; &nbsp; Treasurer — Mr. W. Lew. &nbsp; Secretaries — Messrs R. G. Peacock and Brownlow. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Committeemen — Messrs E. S. Allen, L. Amourous, W. Bax, C. Higgins, &nbsp; J. Hunter, J. Langford, M. Millston, &nbsp; A. E. Moore, N. Danvers Power, M. &nbsp; Scanlan, P. H. Sharpe and T. Welsh. &nbsp; Lew's Hall is now ...
Mining. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Mining. Mr Milne, Inspector of Mines, left &nbsp; for Sydney on Thursday. He will not return until after the holidays. The sixth ordinary General meeting of shareholders in the Tarcombe G.M. Co will be held on Friday, Dec 29, at Mr J. Andrew's office. &nbsp; The Eldorado tailings put through the cyanide plant at Mount Drysdale, and cleaned up this week, returned 224 ounces of gold. The Occidental cyanide plant cleaned &nbsp; up on Thursday for a six week's run winning 634oz of gold. The gold is &nbsp; in a cake, and was lodged at the Com- &nbsp; mercial Bank on Friday. The mill &nbsp; plates will be cleaned today. The &nbsp; new ten stamps have just been com- pleted, and the mine has now a crushing power of 30 stamps. Mr J. M. Scott, mining broker, Cobar, reports : — Business on the Share Market during the week has been brisk, and there has been an eager demand for both Drysdales and Eldorados. All parcels offered of the former...
THE ARMY SURGEON IN ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
THE ARMY SURGEON IN ACTION. Let us accompany the medical officer of an infantry battalion into action. He has pro- bably been roused before daylight from a very rough bivouac, and, after a scanty meal, including, if he is lucky, a cup of hot tea or coffee, he has ridden for hours through clouds of dust or amidst a sea of mud. Everybody io Bleopy and tired or nUcoi under tho mental strain inseparable from the consciousness of an impending onsiQ. Suddenlv thero is a galloping of orderlies and an increased amount of llag-Bignalling, and almost uimultanoously the roar of atrillory is heard. The onomy is in front in position, and the first act of a great drama has commenced. Tho battalion is halted for a time, and some of the men begin to fumhle nervously with their accoutrements, some look with strained oyes in tho direction of tho coming battle. At last tho order is givez. for an adviinco, tho thunder of tho guns bi-cumue more and more distinct, and probably some of the enomy'n shells ...
WHEN HIS MAJESTY TRAVELS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
WHEN HIS MAJESTY TRAVELS. For days before the Czar travels along any railway line the latter is patrolled on both sides by sentinels, who are stationed at a distance of two hundred yards from one another. They keep their eyes open, but &nbsp; otherwise are allowed to take it easy, taking what is known as the 'first position,' the &nbsp; rifle being slung from the shoulder. Six hours beforo the passage of the imperial That ia to say, they shoulder their rifles and march briskly up and down with overy mental faculty on the qui vive. An hour before the imperial train passes they assume tho 'third position,' standing with thoir backs towards the lino and the train, and allowing no one under any cir cumstances to approach within a hundred yards of the track until ten minutes after tho Emperor has passed. Should any ono attempt to approach they havo orders to challenge, and if the individual continues to approach in spite of tho challengo and warn ? ing they have orders to...
Orange Blossoms HANDEBO—EDMUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Orange Blossoms. HANDEBO— EDMUNDS. On Wednesday morning last about 6 o'clock, the Church of England was the scene of a very pretty wedding, when two well-known and highly respected Cobarites were joined by the matrimonial tie. The for- tunate young man was Mr. J. J. Handebo, who, it will be remembered, was interviewed by a Herald reporter on his return from South Africa some weeks ago. The bride was Miss Jane Edmunds, eldest daughter of &nbsp; that highly respected resident of Wright- ville, Mr. T. Edmunds. The Rev. A. R. Martin performed the pleasing ceremony, the bride being given away by her father. The bride was charmingly attired in a cos- tume of pure white, trimmed with white silk, and wore a white hat. Miss Paul, of Wrightville, was the chief bridesmaid, being dressed in white silk with cream lace trim- mings. There were two other bridesmaids being cousins of the bride, Miss Florrie Edmunds (of Cobar) wore a cream cashmere costume, trimmed with blue liberty silk; &am...
A SINGULAR CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
A SINGULAR CASE. I am in the employment of the well-known Astro Insurance Company. I hold a good &nbsp; and trusted position, my work being special and varied, from its very nature, since, for one thing, I have in my hand all special in- quiries to make whensoever such inquiry be- yond that usually made is thought advisable. In fact, practically, I am what, one may term the detective— in a genteel way — of the office. My name is Charles Sidney, and that item finishes tho intioduuton nxplonatibn requis Of course, we have good, bad, and indiffor . ont amongst our thousands of clients, who belong to all ?-?Idsscsiind grades, but few stood better with us than one naniec. Frederic Durant, who was a clerk in :, large shipping company's oftico in the City. He had btwn thero fur some years when ho lirst insured with as (on his mairiago), and was much . liked and esteemed. Ho lived, as so many City clerks do, at LoytfJi, in Essex, in a nice little six-raomud houBe. Flo had no parents...
The Fire Fiend. One Fdtality. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
The Fire Fiend, One Fatality. During the last few weeks different parts of the colony have been visited by the fire fiend, and now Cobar's turn has arrived. We are fortunate inasmuch as the experiences of this week were not attended by any very serious results, with the exception of Friday's burning fatality. On Monday last a house belonging to Mr W. N. Musgrove, and in which Mr Owen was living, was burned to the ground. It was discovered by Mr J. E Nicholls about 6.15 a.m. From information to hand, it appears that Mr Owen had his breakfast and left home about 6 o'clock, leaving a fire burning in the fireplace. Mrs Owen is unfortunately deaf , and owing to eye affections she can hardly see at present. The fire caught some curtains near the bed, and by the time she was aware of it, the flames had obtained a good hold. Messrs. Francisco, McGeorge, and others were quickly on the scene. Mr Nicholls first passed the baby and a little girl out. The eldest child soon got out accompanied by...
JUDICIAL WIT. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
JUDICIAL WIT. A few months ago Mr. Justice Day, in the Queen's Bench Division had a case before him of some duration and many technicali- ties. Towards the conclusion of a long speech counsel said, and the saying may be taken as a specimen of what had preceded it: 'Then, &nbsp; my Lord, comes the question of bags; they might havo been full bags or half full bags; or again, my Lord, they might have been empty bags.' ' Or,' interrupted the sorely tried Judge. '' they might have been wind bags.' . '~- Apropos of the verbosity of Homu counsel, and the difficulty of checking them, tha fol lowing story iB told. In a case that was brought beforo the late Master of tho llolls, a point was .raised for tho first time, where upon tho Master asked why it had not been raised before tho Judge in the Court below? ' His Lordship stopped me, mf Lud,' re- t plied tho loquacious counsel. ' However j did he manage to do that? ' inquired Sir George Jessel eagerly. ' By a species of fraud, m' Lud...
Telegrams. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Telegrams. Sydney, Friday. A terrible accident occurred on the railway line between Croydon and Ashfield this morning. Two fettlers named John Flannaghan and Maurice Kirwin were engaged packing, when they were knocked down and killed. Both bodies were terribly mangled. Mr McKay, the Viotorian Minister for Education, was defeated when seeking re-election. The Assembly sat till midnight. The Public Service Superannuation Bill was carried through all its stages. The Probate and Stamp duties Bill has been passed through committee. The House will sit to-morrow and finish the business of the session. The Upper House has passed a number of measures through their re- maining stages, including the Appro- priation, Re-Appraisement, Land, Loan, and Treasury Bills, and Probate Duties Bill. It is anticipated that the Stamp Duties Bill will return £30,000 in the half year.
TOO ECONOMICAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
TOO ECONOMICAL. There are worse things than having one's feelings hurt, according to Uncle Pomp, an old darkey who has lived in a New England household for nearly forty years. 'Young Mr. Willuma am all very well,' remarked Uncle Pomp ono day to a friend of tho family, ' but ho don't compare wid old Mr. Willums, sah^-don't compare wid him.' ' Why, it's strange you should feel that way,' said the visitor. ' Young Mr. Williams seems to me much more careful of: you in evory way than his father.' '' Ho iim careful ob mo, Bah, ' responded. Uncle Pomp, ' he am caroful. dat's a fac', bntwhen old Mr. Willums ho forgets hisself and treats mo like I was a slavo he's mighty sorry afterward, sail, and ebcry time he gibs mo a quarter. I'zo gettin' to be an old man, sah, and dose quarters come in mighty handy. I can't afford to hnb folks so mighty caicful ob my feelings as young Mr. WillnniB, sah, and dat's de truf.'
Boxing Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Boxing: Day. The local Oddfellows have provided a good day's sports for Boxing Day, to be held in the Cobar Park. The first race commences at 11 a.m. The Brass Band will be in at- tendance and the members of the Odd- fellows' lodge will march in regalia from the Masonic Hall to the ground. The following entries have been received for the principal events — &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Opening Handicap (foot). — W. Prosper 10yds, J. E. Nicholls 7yds, and R. Medling scratch. Opening Bicycle Handicap. — Pat Mat- thews 200yds, F. Johnson scr, and W. Forrest scr. Sheffield Handicap. — E. W. Morrison 2yds, W. Prosper 15yds, and R. Medling 5yds. The Boxing Day Bicycle Handicap has &nbsp; been made a post entry race. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Friday's War. Metheun Hemmed In British Lops at Tugela Two Hours Fighting Boers Dam the River Balloon Reconnoitering Day of Humiliation and Prayer The Dreadful Lyddite LONDON, THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Friday's War. By Telegraph. Metheun Hemmed In British Loss at Tugela Two Hours Fighting Boers Dam the River Balloon Reconnoitering Day of Humiliation and Prayer The Dreadful Lyddite London, Thursday. The Times, in a leading article, comments upon the extreme gravity of the military situation. It says that Lord Methuen is hemmed in and Generals White and Buller are un- able to attempt a turning movement owing to the want of transports. It is officially announced that 187 of the British rank and fils wore killed at Tugela River last Friday. Before the battle tho Bours dammed the river with the objoct of deepening the water n.t the fords. Tho British encountered a hail of bullets from an invisible force while advancing across the open ground. 'I hey fought for two hours before their final retirement. It is considered that Tugela River is the Boers strongest position. The Natal Boers shot several civi lians who wero acting as stretcher bearers. Lord Methusn has reeonnoitored General Cro...
Drysdale Discovery. A Phenomenal Find. Glittering Gold. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Drysdale Discovery. A Phenomenal Find. Glittering Gold. There was a mild sensation in Cobar last week owing to the splendid find made in Mount Drysdale mine. Since this mine caused such a sensation about five years ago, when fortnightly dividends of £20 per share were paid, its career has been a checkered one. New finds were frequently reported, and the thoughts of the good old gold finds flashed through the minds of mining men, but nothing of import- ance developed. Still there was al- ways that hankering belief that the gold ore body would be found again. So it has been, and we are assured by some who saw Drysdale at its best that the present find is equal to any- thing in the past, with stronger indi- cations of permanency. For a long time the directors believed that by sinking the shaft they would be able to again locate the gold, but circum- stances cropped up from time to time which postponed the accomplishment of this end until a few months ago. Hearing of the almost fabulous...
Cobar Volunteers. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Cobar Volunteers. In the early part of the week Mr H. Dalgarno received telegraphic communications from headquarters to enlist volunteers for the Transvaal. The conditions were that the men should be from 20 to 40 years of age; &nbsp; and to ride and shoot well ; have some military experience ; chest measure- ment 35 inches ; and height 5ft 7in. The men will receive contingent pay, and single mon will be preferred. At &nbsp; the time of writing, Mr Dalgarno had received the names of four volunteers : — John Dargue, from Copper Mine ; Chas Shea, from Cobar Gold Mines ; W. E. Robinson, from Chesney ; and &nbsp; William Newman, of Cobar. We have been informed that Constables Macaulay and Apps and Mr J. E. Nicholls have sent applications direct to headquarters. This will make in &nbsp; all 7 volunteers from Cobar. The summer exodus of Cobar re- sidents commenced this week. An Electoral Revision Court was &nbsp; &nbsp; held on Monday. A few...
New South Wales Contingent. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
New South Wales Contingent. &nbsp; Sydney, Friday. It is estimated that the second con- tingent for South Africa will cost the colony £100,000. 600 applications have been regis- tered. 300 are from civilians. A number of nurses and doctors are offering in considerable forces to ac company our forces to tho war. It has been decieded that the N.S. N. forco will consist cf 710 iiori-comtuiS' sioued officers and men and 80 officers. Thoy will take 721 horses, Tho Southern Cross will tako 600 mon and 400 how!, hssid03 200 horses for the Imperial Government. TiC funnier will sail about January 15th. The Surrey will take the balance of the troops, also tho Tasmanian, South Australian, and Westralian forces. ' Later. Fully 1200 in this colony have vol uniored their services.
DO METALS BECOME TIRED ? [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
DO METALS BECOME TIRED ? Various instances are on record where metals, while not showing any appreciable wear, have literally fallen to pieces, and that without any assigned cause. On one oc- casion a steel rail, after 22 years' continuous service on the Great Northern Railway, actually disintegrated under the wheels of a passing train. So complete was the breaking up that scientists thought it worthy of investigation, during which it was determined that the metal had become ex- hausted and had broken down, just as an overstrained animal might be expected to do. This has led to fnrthor inquiry.and scientists are satisfied that metals do become tired out. Fine craoltB ofton appear in steel rails, and it has been supposed that they aro caused by tho continuous concussion of railway wheels. This, however, seems to bo con tradicted by tho examination of nowly-mado raits, in which nimilar fino lines occur. Tho idea that metals becomo weary, while not altogether a new ono, is to an oxtent...
THE RICHEST BABY IN THE WORLD [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
THE RICHEST BABY IN THE WORLD It is not generally known that the little Grand Duchess Olga, the elder baby of the Czar, is one of the richest persons in the world. She is not yet two years old, but be- fore she had reached the age of one week she had a settlement of £1,000,000 made upon her, &nbsp; which was carefully invested in foreign securities. Further sums havo been settled upon her from timo to timo, and at. her futher'B death sho will inherit a very con siderable portion of his vast possessions. This Imperial little lady has everything about her of the most choice, not to say oxtravaganl, description; even her bassinette is studded with precious stones, while tho dress of a favourito dolly ia ornamented with almost. priceless emeralds. Tho Duko of Norfolk has returned from Scotland to Arundel Castle, whoro he is about to entertain some shooting parties. ' I hopo things aro moro peaceful in the choir than formerly,' said tho pastor. ' Yes, sir,' roplied tho organist; ...
BRAIN POWER IN PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
BRAIN POWER IN PLANTS. There is a very interesting article on this subject by Mr. Arthur Smith in the 'Land &nbsp; Magazine.' He points out that those acquainted with the habits of plants know that they have the power of adapting them- selves to circumstances, and have many &nbsp; movements and traits that are the very re- verse of automatic and instinctive. Numerous instances could be given in which not only are the signe of sensibility as fully devel oped in the plant as in the animal, but many phases of animal life aro exactly imitated. In this connection Mr. Smith citcB tho Mimosa, ' sensitive not only of the most delicate touch, but, like sovoral other genera, of the approach of darknesa or of oven a shadow thrown upon it.' On repeated or rough touching.the leaf stalk sinks down and ths whole loaf hangs aa if withered. After a short time the leaf stalk rises, and the leaves expand again. 'This trait of leaves assuming » withored appearance is, ' Mr. Smith goes o...