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My First and Last Trip to the Top of Mount Dangar. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
My First and Last Trip to the Top of Mount Dangar. It is a good many years ago since I climbed (hat mountain (more than I like to count)—was young and foolish in those days and easily persuaded. I could not possibly be enticed to do it again. We started early in the morning, had some refreshments at Worondi, the property of Mr. F. W. Morris, who, ■whilst treating us to the best of every thing, tried to persuade us not to attempt the ascent on that day, as it was likely to be very hot; but we knew belter, and started on our way rejoicing. There were seven of us in the party, one being a surveyor, who told us that it was about 2200 feet from the bottom to the top. He smiled considering it was only that height; he smiled, too (at us), he had been there before. He had a kind of watch (forget what he called it, but believe the name com menced with an A) which he told us would give -him the exact height. Before we.got to the top, I would have believed him if. he?had told us that the heigh...
How to Help the Local Paper. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
How to Help the Local Paper. You can aid your newspaper greatly by giving the local paper your general printing; if you do not feel able to run an advertisement, surely you can af ford to give the newspaper your cards, dodgers, billheads, envelopes, and all business printing to execute. , AThe newspaper man needs it, and it helps to pay the thousand and one free no tices he gives you and your town; s but don't give it to the travelling canvasser who can give you no such 'return, and is spending neither time, money, nor: brains in helping you to build • up your district. The : time may come when a newspaper may ■hve.simply' upon the revenue derived from the subscriptions and advertisements,; but no ordinary newspaper in any ordinary town can exist without auxiliary ..support derived from general printing.Therefore,if you want a good newspaper—one that will still help your town—give it all .your printing.
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Tuesday Tiie Premier lias decided to de liver liis next address oil Federation at Groulburn. In the Divorce Court today res pondent in the suit brought by Arthur Iloyco Lysacht for judicial separation, on the ground of oruelty, applied for alimony pendente lite. The Court granted the application at the rate of £1000 a year pending hearing of the suit,, and costs were allowed against her husband. The Postmaster-General is advised that the Cable between Hong Kong and Manilla is interrupted. This will probably delay the receipt of further messages respecting the .po sition of affairs at Manilla for several days. The Board of Stock Commission ers, at Brisbane, completed their sit •ting on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Bruce, who was present, had the precautions taken to prevent the spread of ticks not only into New South Wales but into the infested' districts of this colony, fully ex plained to him. The Ministerial conference upon the tiok- question will probably tak...
Dentistry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Dentistry. Dentristy.—J. Bealby-Smith,D.D. S., from London and America, of 482 and483George-street, Sydney, maybe consulted Free at Mrs. Hicks' private house, Muswellbrook, monthly. Next visit Friday & Saturday, May 6 and 7. Painless extractions guaranteed. Flattering testimonials have been given by many of the Squat ters and Residents in the district, certifying to the skilled and satisfactory nature of my work. Charges strictly moderate, At my Sydney rooms I have a staff of Four Dentists, where a great reduction is made on ordinary prices. Dentistry of the highest standing is performed by Mb, Percy B. Coiien (Honorary Dentist to the Maitland Hospital), who visits Muswellbrook the fourth Saturday in every month, and may be consulted at O'Leary's Hotel from 9 to 6, remaining over Saturday and Sunday. All letters for appointments to be addressed to Mr. Percy B. Cohen, 'Dental Surgeon, Hart's Buildings, High-street, West Miatland.
Police Court. Tuesday, May 3. (Before Messrs. G. R. Evans, P.M., and C. E. Doyle, J.p.) [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Police Court. Tuesday, May 3 (Before Messrs. G. R. Evans, P.M., • and C. E. Doyle, J.p.) An offender, who explained thai he had taken a drop of whisky for his toothache, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness and was fined 5s or 48 hours imprisonment. Fine paid.
THE Muswellbrook Chronicle O, sacred weapon, left for truth's defence, bole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee! but with honest zenl To rouse.the henchman of the public weal WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1898. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. In Memoriam. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
—THE— J\Z[uswettbx>oo^ Qhrnniele O, sacred weapon, left for truth's defence, bole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee! but with honest zenl To rouse.the henchman of the public weal WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1898. LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. In Memoriam. On Sunday morning last Rev. Dr. Laing, at the close of his sermon, made reference to the death of Mr. William Bowman, to that gentleman's long connection with the congregation, and to the services which in times past he had rendered it. For many years ■Mr. Bowman was Hon. Treasurer, and a member of the Committee of Man agement, also a liberal contributor to the Church's funds. Reference was also made to Mr. Bowman's interest in the welfare of the town and its in stitutions.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
BEGS to inform tho residents of Muswell brook that ulio lias takeu the commodi ous premises next to O'Leary's lioyal Hotel, and hua fitted it up as n Fish, Fruit and Oyster Saloon, and hopes by strict attention to business to ' merit a fair aliaro of public patronage. Fresh Fish every Wednes day and Friday. PRIVATE ROOM FOR LADIES CLEANLINESS A SPECIALITY. Note the Address^— BRIDGE-STREET, NEXT O'LEARY'S HOTEL. High ClassBBentistry.— Mr.PEBOY B. Cohen visits Muswellbrook fourth Saturday in each month, and may bo oonsulted at O'Leary's Hotel. C:J. SPRA TTf AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT, Bridge-street, Muswellbrook OFFICES :—Premiers lately occupied by Mr. J. C. Luscombo, Architect. Weekly Sales of Fat and Store Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, &c., at Hiii's. Junction Hotel Yards, EVERY THURSDAY. Account .Sales Rendered Promptly. ;' ;:;PASKIN-Sj_: PIANO & ORGAN TUNER, ■REPAIRER, & AGENT. VISITS MUSWELLBROOK AND DIS TRICT REGULARLY. 'Tuning and Repairs by appoint...
Presentation at Denman. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Presentation at Denman. On Monday Mrs. J. H. Barry (Nee Miss Mason) was the recipient of a handsome afternoon tea set and tray, a present from the teachers (Miss Saunders, Messrs. Edw. Jones and J. C. McDougall) and children of the Sunday School. Accompanying the present was the following: "This list and present is offered Miss Mason, in recognition of the many years of useful service rendered to the Sunday School, 1 and to mark.the esteem in which she was held by the teachers and scholars, who join in wishing her every prosper ity in her future sphere of usefulness," Mrs. Barry desires to tender her most sincere thanks to the donors for their handsome present and for the kind ex pressions of goodwill which accompan ied it, and to assure them that she will ever have in pleasant remembrance the happy years spent with them in the Sunday School.
Small Debts Court Baliff. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Small Debts Court Baliff. An application was made to the Bench of Magistrates sitting in the local Small Debts Court, on Tuesday, by Mr. James Hicks, for appointment as bailiff of the Small Debts Court. The Bench expressed surprise at the application, and questioned applicant as to his having been appointed to the position by the local Bench last week, saying that he had been so appointed. But applicant replied that he believed he had been appointed District Court Bailiff and Court Cleaner, as that was the position he applied for; he had not put in any application for Small Debts Court Bailiff. Mr. Hicks should feel grateful to the Bench who last week appointed him as Small Debts Court BalifF wiLhout his having applied for the position, as it shows the very high opinion which the Bench must have of him.
Electors' Rights and Voting Arrangements. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Electors' Rights and Voting Arrangements. T.hanKs to the prominence . given m the press to the importance of electors at once applying for their rights, the demand for these documents is now very brisk, and small crowds of from 12 to 20 people may be seen daily at the offices of the electoral registrars 111 the city and suburbs, waiting for their rights. There are already on the rolls about 290,00 people, and it is probable that by the end of the present week the number will be increased to fully 300,000. If this figure represents the real voting strength of the country, and 50 per cent, of the electors exercise the franchise (which is about the average for a general election) then there will be a vote cast of 150,000. But there is some doubt as to whether there really are 300,000 electors in New South Wales, as it is believed that the rolls contain, the names of many people who have left the colony or have shifted to other electorates, and have neglected to take out transferred rig...
The Robertson Football Association. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
The Robertson Football Association. The annual mooting of the above named Association was held at the Belraore Hotel, Scone, on Saturday afternoon. There wero present: Messrs. Bevan (in tho chiar), Keet, Ataclc, Adamson, Peaehey, and Stark (Abordeen) ; Thrift, Dand, A. and J, Fleming, (Scone) ; Matthews, Lang and Rixon (Muswellbrook). Tho minutes of the previous annual meeting having boen read and con firmed it was moved by Mr. Lang and seconded by Mr. Matthews, that the riile governing the attendance of dole gates be adhered to, and that Abor deen bo allowed to havo only fivo dele gates present.. Considerable discus sion onsued on the point raised duriDg which it was claimed that Mr. Bevan was acting only as chairmau, not as a delegate, and had a right to bo pre sent bj' virtue of his position of vico president. The Chairman stated that he would take no part in the proceed ings, and, should the voting on any question be equal, he would not give a casting vote. An amendment was move...
Sale of Segenhoe. Large Improvements to be Carried Out. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Sale of Segenhoe. Large Improvements to be Carried Out. For the past two or three weeks, it has been known that negotiations were proceeding between the owners of Segenhoe and Mr. S. R. Wilson, a member of a well-known and wealthy Victorian family for the sale of the balance of the famed and historic Segenhoe Estate. On Saturday, Mr. Stafford whom Mr. Wilson has been in commnnication with a good deal in reference to the matter, received a wire from Mr. Wilson, asking him to at once call tenders for clearing and ploughing 700 acres of the property ; for which it was readily understood the sale had been completed. We now learn that Mr. Wilson has purchased the balance of the estate—about 13,000 acres—and intends to take up his residence at the homestead. This is good news for the district, which lias long been hoping that someone would lake in hand this valuable property, and put it to a much more profitable use. The fact that Mr. Wilson has called for tenders to clear and plough no l...
Department of Lands, Sydney, 2nd May, 1898. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Department of Lands, / Sydney, 2nd May, 1898. | bin,—I have the honor to invite your attention to the attached notice from the Government Gazette of the 30th r ultimo relating to the appointment of trustees for the land therein specified, I have, &c., Wat. Houston, Under Secretary. notice referred TO. It is hereby notified, for public in formation, that in accordance-with the. provisions of the Public Trusts Act of 1897, His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Coun cil, has been pleased to approve of the appointment of the Council of the Municipal District of Aberdeen as: trustees of reserve No. 27,552 at Aber deen, viz., allotment 2 of section 1, area 2 roods 6 perches, notified , 23rd April, 1898, for market and municipal buildings.
Shortly After the Fall. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Shortly After the Fall. An Incident in the Lives of our First Parents.—Adam was digging with a bent root in the corner of (he garden. Notthe original garden. It was after the fall. "What are yon doing, Adam ?" inquired Eve. She had Enoch on her arm, aud the child gazed abouthim with open-mounthed wonder. " Digging," said Adam. The shades of the blossoms on the swaying tree flecked the ground with changing light and shade. "For what?" inquired the mother of mankind. " Worms," said Adam. And he threw a scarlet wriggler at hev feet. Adam," said Eve, harshly, " you'ro diggin' up them little snakes just to .humiliate me," "No, I ain't," said Adam; "I'm goin' a-fishin'." "Fishin'," repeated Eve, contemptuously, "and do you call that, eurnin' yonr bread by by the sweat of your brow ?" The light wind tossed the blossoms, and the leaves flickered, and the birds saner- And Adam went on with his digging.
The Buried Baby. Mother and Daughter Committed for Trial. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
The Buried Baby. Mother and Daughter Committed for Trial. At Grafton on Saturday Mrs. Starkey was committed for trial to the next Cir cuit Court on a charge of causing the death of a newly-born female infant, whose body was found buried in her back yard. Evidence was given to the effect that accused was delivered ot a female child, which Dr. Hedley on a post mortem examination deposed to being born alive, and that death was caused by violence. Mrs. Starkey as serted that the child was still-born, and that she gave it to her daughter Mina to bury, wrapped in an old skirt. Mina-informed the police, when they went to make enquiries, that she buried something, but did not know it was the body of a child. The police dug up the body, which was covered with a foot of earth. A fire had been burn ing on the surface. Mina Starkey, a young woman about 20 years of age, was also committed for trial on a charge of being an accessory. Bail was al lowed—accused in £200 each.
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 4 May 1898
Cricket. The match played on Saturday af ternoon last on the Show Ground, be tween teams representing M. Campbell rand Go.'s stores and St. Helier's Estate was witnessed by a good number of people. Mr. A. E. Goldsworthy was chosen captain of the storekeepers, and Miv John Campbell led the St. Helier's men. The former having won the toss elected to bat, and as a matter of course the opposing team took posses sion of the field, where they might have' been till now, if it had not been lor the magnanimity of the store keepers, who after knocking up 147 runs with the loss of six wickets, closed their innings. G. M'Neill came out of his shell and scored 71 runs, und D. Cameron was not out with 49 to his credit, The fielding was not quite up to the intercolonial form. Mr. Beaver caused a hearty burst of laughter by appearing at the wickets with a bat specially made for the occasion—(something less than a yard long and half that width)—but this was disallowed, and he had to de fend his stum...