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Local Notes and News. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Local Notes and News. Federation discussions getting exciting. Mr. J. B. Gibson, of the Justico Dopartmont, has been promoted. An infant bou of Mr. T. Casey, of Maclean, died on Monday night. ,,,,,, . Mien Afldio Munro is about to Btarfc a dancing class in Mdoloan. Tho Sydnoy and suburban bnkoro havo raised the prko of tho 21b loaf to 3Jd. Mr P Hocan has consonrod to stand for Ral oigh at tho next general election Maclean Crickofc Club social in tho School of Arts on Tuosday night. Eev. J. S. Scott returned to Maclean yesterday from his holiday trip. Tho Dovil's Bngudo woro on tho warpath at ChalswoTth ou Wednesday night. Lively Fodoration mooting at Ohatsworth on Wednosday night. Tho Rev. Bupert Fair brother, of Graf ton, has beon registered tor tno coioumuuu 01 umrnagos. Supportors ntid oppononts of tho Bill are ex pected to oomo into conflict at Palmer's Island ^A^mooting of tho committoo of tho L. C. Agricultural Socioty will bo hold to-morrow afternoon. The oyster leases of A. ...
Maize Silage. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Maize Silage. What Professor Shelton says :— -Maize as a Silage Crop. — Any good variety of maize that fully matures will do for ensilage-making. We prefer using the larger and coarser growing sorts in a ; climate such as that of Queensland. i These varieties give the largest amount ! of fodder, tho largest amount of grain, \ and are no more dilneult to cultivate ? than the small ' Ninety-day ' varieties ;| which yield ao much less. Mistakes are often made, too, in planting corn too ! thickly for tho silo. It is a common and '? widely-spread delusion in Queensland ? that corn designed for fodder purposes should be sown broadcast, in order, it is said, that it may grow tender and succu lent, and thus bo moro palatable to stock. This idea is most fallacious. The corn ;? crop, when crowdod, as in broadcasting, ; fails to mnke its proper growth. It does ?, not ear fully, and it is wanting in ? nutritious qualities, which can only be ! gained under conditions of growth which \ favour tho...
Crops for Silage. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Crops for Silage. Any vegetation that stock will oat in its natural state will mako good onsiln'go, and it will bo much improved by.tlio oporation, especially for cattle. It js said that cattlo asRimilato enailago better than they do any other food, and tho reason for that is that tho chnngo otlociod in tno silo is nearly or qmtu that which ia brought, about in t,ho first Btomach of tho ruminant animal. I hnvo found barley and tares sown immediately after the firat rainn very Biiitable and c profitable for a firat filling. These will *. bo ready to put away in tho ciilo (nay) about tho 1st of October, and tho land ! can bo at onco ploughed and sown with I maize, which will bo fit for pitting about [ tho end of February. I have obtained ?; DO tons of foddor in this way without ? irrigation, i.e., from tho two crops. This f is aufficiont to keep a milch cow for - twolvo months. Indood it has ofton i' boon provod that by thoroughly culti- ; vating and manuring the land ample food ?' ca...
Essay Competition. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Essay Competition. Tun rcaultH of tho onaoy competition for the prizes offered by i.ho Lower Cla.euce Caledonian Society are aB follows : Thomas Davis, Ulmarrn. 68 marks, 1 ; Paul Fitzgerald, Gmfton Superior I'uhlic School, CO marks, 2 ; Aliao Lowe, Allok M Donald ami Reginald Page (all of Grafton S. P. School), 64 markaeaoh, tiod for 3rd. No notico was taken-of composition, writiuy or spelling in judging, but Mr. Anderson says the3o were very good, and he thinks abovo tho average of many districts. Tho prizes will be preoontcd to tho various winners ou tho stasjoat tho gathering at Maoloau, on Tuosday next.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Tho Evening News, Sydney, says in regard to tho application of Eucalyptus in influonya: — ' Webave to exercieo caution to got an articlo freed of its stringent constituents or else it will prevent the excretion of tho disease producing germs. A preparation known as Sandor & Sons Eucalypti Extiuct was found to bo the only refined one, aud proved to be possessed of tho highest germ-killing qualities.' Dr. H. H. Hart, New York, says :— ' It goes without saying that Sander & Sons Eucalypti Extract is the best in the market. It is an excellent locaL application in inflammation of mucous mem branes and will cure influenza, diarrrea, diphtheria, infootious fevers, etc. Insist getting Binder & Son's Eucalypti Extract, or elsa you mil fce supplied, witfi wot&Uw o;le,
Visit of Mrs. Askew. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Visit of Mrs. Askew. Mks, Askew, tho well known herbalist, of the Richmond Eivor, is at present in Maclean, and may bo consulted at Mrs Oummius' hotel until June 1. This lady has had a long experience in the treatment of various ailments, in which she has been most succesnful with her remedies which are .chiefly of a herbal and hydropathic character, aud her system of treatment has been successful in typhoid, as well as in a wide range of other ailments. She has a large number of testimonials from prominent resi dents of tho Richmond and elsewhere, as to her success in restoring sufferers to health. Her consultation foe is low, and wo recommend her to all who aro in ill -health.
Federation Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Federation Jottings. Tnii Anti-FcdcrnlFliig-— Disnnion 'Jack.' EroiiT out of every ton newspapers in tho country districts support tho Federal Bill. Tnn 'D.T.' claims that it prints ''the very latest fiction.' Thin in no doubt a cnudid allusion, to its Federal literature. Aokutain membor of the Assembly ' prays that tho Bill may bo vigorously rejected.' This is tho only prayer traced to tho legislator. Tun-freest and most floxible Constitution that haB ever beon placed before tho people. — Sir J. P. Abbott, Speaker. Consign that Bill to Hades straight ! Trust mo, I'll muko you Federate. Hood not although they've dubbed me lato Dia-U-'io-r Jack. It is becoming cloaror every day that the real leader of tho Anti-Billious party is not Mr. 'Want, but an individual known as Tommy Dodd, whoBe first lieutenant is socialist S. A. Rosa. TUrn T.nlinv nvnn'd in 'NTnur Mnnfli Wnlnc Tho Federal Bill abuse, And work away as hard as nails For fear they'll loose their screws ! TnE argument Rtho Anti...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
There is said to be no art in so called lion -taming but the art of terrorism, and no rule but that of keeping the lions' stomachs full and their minds cowed. There never has beeri and never will be an appeal to the lion's intelligence, because the limited amount of that quality which he possesses is entirely dominated by his ferocity. Lions can neither be tamed or trained, save by those who know. You may pare their claws, and pull their eye-teeth, and terrorise them to a certain extent, if you begin when they are cubs ; but their inmate fierce ness and lust for blood remain.
A PRECIOUS VILLAIN. CHAPTER IV (CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
A PRECIOUS VILLAIN. ? A A * BF GROSVENOR BUNSTER. ? M-e ? CHAPTER IV (Continued.) The people who visited at the house at' Lancaster Gate were essentially Bohemian. In course of a few days ?the lad learned, indeed, that he had happened upon a class whose tastes and habits were very much to his Hieing. Although undeveloped, mere was scarce a vice for which this youth , was not ready, and so he entered with enthusiasm into the gambling and somewhat hard drinking, which, as he soon found, were usual at the nightly parties at his new friends' house. But much to the captain's amazement and chagrin, it was discovered that this boy in his teens was not to be drawn like a Dudger. Ihere was not a game of cards with which he was not familiar. He 'took them down' at billiards in the'easiest manner. He never played ' Hazard, frankly informing the captain that he did not play for amusement — but profit. The gallant captain bit his finger-nails. ' My dearest Bertha,' said he to his cousin, ' I can...
Johnson's Ensilage Press. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
.Toknson'.i Ensilage Press. To Mr. C. G. Johnson belongs the credit of having popularised nnd advo cnted moro than anybody else the making of silago in stacks. Tho latest improvement of the 'John son' presa, and also tho simplest and most durable, is what is called tho 1 ratchet drum ' press. Tho apparatus consists of two or more pairs of drums, each drum being provided with two rows of rack teeth, being ex actly opposite to each other, on either side of the stack, bolted to the frame ; of single wire ropes, attached to both of each pair of drums, and passing over tho top of tho stack ; and of a lever fitted with two pawls for engaging with tho ? 1 . j_ ,1 1 1. _ .1 ? r.__ii ? ? . . raciv teecn on tne urums, ior cnu purpose of tightening the ropes, each sot of teeth being also provided with pawls, so that tho drum is held in the position it has reached until the next stroke of the lever and pawl brings it round to another I tooth. I The framing abeva referred to consists of as many ...
Ensilage up to Date. Travelling Agricultural Inspector. Economical Silage Stack. (Continued from last issue.) [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
Ensilage up to Date. From the. Agricultural Gazette, of N.S. W. ? «-«-» ? By J. L. Thompson, Travolling Agricultural Inspector. Economical Silage Stack. (Continued from last issue.) ' Somo held that it was cheaper to purchaao newly-calved cows for the winter, and in the spring soil them as stores, but this soon oxploded, for when tho industry was first started, tho differ Diico in prico between the newly-calved cow and tho storo was not so great as in after times, for the former rose in valuo, and tho latter fell oft'. 'Then camo the question, wnat leea to use to keep up the supply, and what will the cost bop' For a timo tho prin cipal artificial food was bran, but tho fanner soon found that the cows ' ate their heads oil',' and alao his summer profit, and this brings us to tho subject under notice, for since the starting of butter factories, tho name difficulty crops up as in tho supply of milk to Sydney from tho country, viz., tho variations of tho supply between tho plentiful tim...
THE GROVE OF SKULLS AT COOMASSIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
THE GROVE OF SKULLS . AT COOMASS1E. The one thing which hns always excited the horror and amazement of travellers who havo penetrated to CoomasMe, lyinjj 140 miles bacU from the Gold Coast, is the Grove of Skulls, where in countless numbers tho bones of vic- tim.i of the Kini; lie upon the ground with tho festering remains of those who have recently been despatched. Here, where vultures gorged with human flesh perch upon the trees waiting for tho now victims which many years have; taught 'tlu-in to look for with certainty, is a spectacle pre sented the like of which is to be seen nowhere else upon earth. This spot, where executions havn taken placo from time immemorial, is in a small grove, u..un. wi uie mnncet-pi.-ice. The vie tuns are, or were, brought to this place with tbtir hands securely tied, and m.vle dumb by two knives thrust crosswise through thoir cheeks. H was the custom to torture the poor v.-retcli-s by pinching them, pricking thorn with swords, and so on. Then the. ex...
THE QUEEN'S SIMPLICITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
THE QUEEN'S SIMPLICITY. On one occasion at Osborne, among the topics Hint wero touched upon in an interview with tho Queen, Dean Stauley writes that he asked for au account of the news of her accession, ft was thus the Queen replied : ' About 6 a.m. mama came and culled me, said I must go and see Lord Conynghnm directly — alone. I got up, put on my dressing-gown, and wont into a room where I found Lord Conyugbam and tho Archbishop of Canterbury. Lord Conyng liuin knelt, kissed my hand, and gave me the certificate of tho King's death. In an hour from that time Baron Stockmar came. He had been sent over by King Leopold on hearing of the King's dangerous illness. At 2 p.m. tbe same day 1 went to the Council, led by my two uncles, tho King of Hanover and the Duke of Cambridge. Lord Melbourne was very useful to me, but I can never be sufficiently thankful that I p.-iesed safely through those two years to my marriage. Then I was in a sifo haven, aud there I remianed for twenty years. Now ...
A MADMAN ON AN ENGINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
A MADMAN ON AN ENGINE. While an express train was rushing towards New'Ycrk a madman climbed over tbe baggage cars and made his way to the engine. Scaring away the driver and'sloker at the point of a revolver he took charge ofthe train himself. He put on all possible speed, until the train was miles an hour. The carriages rocked violently, and the passengers became' greatly alarmed, when they learned the cause. Reinforced by people from the- train, the driver'' and fireman.' returned, and after it desperate struggle over came the madman.
A BEAR STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
A BEAR STORY. Some stories are told about the habit of con veying animals in the passenger stage coaches in England in former times. On one occasion a sick tiger-cat whs sent as an inside passen ger. The showman who owned ter obtained the permission of tbo passengers by asking them to receive ' Miss Jenny,' that being the name under which tho benst was publicly exhibited. In the darkness of a December morning a passenger took his place inside a coich where one other passenger occupied a seat. ' It is a very dark morning, sir,' remarked the gentle man to his fellow traveller. He received no reply, but presently tried again. ' Terribly cold weather this for travelling, sir,' with tho same result. Then he raised bia voice, think ing his companion might bo deaf, saying, ' It's slow going ou these hpavy roads, sir !' Still there was no reply. The morning light showed that the other passenger was wrapped up in a nice fur coat. The gentleman could not refrain from saying, ' That's an excel...
SMUGGLED IN A WALKING-STICK. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 20 May 1898
SMUGGLED IN A WALKING-STICK. F«=w pcoplo aro, perhaps, aware that a walk-, ing-stick was the means by which silk was intro duced into Europo. The silkworm is a native of China, and the., Chinese were the first to discover it and its use ? but they tried to keep 'it to themselves bv senrchiug everyone who passed out. of thoic country. However, a European inouk, learning tho. secret when in China, made a walking-stick, at the bottom of which hu fixed a little case, con taining a few eggs of tho silk-worm. With this .stick he set out for Europe, where he arrived safely with the eggs, none having been found on him when leaving China.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 24 May 1898
fl 5*0 ^ oo Q 'oB & r ^ *» ^1 &H ft — * N ^ Cd 4=t N S3 ^ p. ^ Minerva Tonic Has the support of tho best people in the oommu nity. ? Leading medical men, analysts, and others high in the professional and business world, pronounce it quite mutable. Among others . Very Rev. Dr. O'Haran, Secretary to his Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney, writes : — '1 have much pleasure in bearing testimony to thfl value of Minerva Tonic, During tho holding of the Graud Australian Fair it wus much appreoi ated hero by the clergy and others who foutd in most palatable and energising. Everyone who hah had experience of it pronounces it admirable. (Signed) Denis F. O'Haran. Minerva Digeativo is a purely vegetable prepara tion of greatest possible value in all troubles arising from imperfect digestion, Minerva Liver Pills (pink) are the modorn family aperient, Minerva Compound Iron Pilln (yellow) onrioh the blood, aud tone up the system. MlDsrva Little Norve and Brain Pills (white...
Ulmarra Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 24 May 1898
(Jimarra Letter. Mu. K.EXNET1Y gnvo ono of his popular entertain ment here on Saturday night. The attendance ivas a limited one, uwing probably to the short notice criven ; those, however, who had the priviligo of hearing him, are loud in eulogistio mention of tho entertainment, A little eon of Mr, ,T, J, Lee very seriously injured h;n arm, while playing at school on Friday last. Doctor Plummer speedily attended the Iit5le sufferer and he is now doing well. A public meeting in connection with the Federa tion question was held in the Gaiety Theatre on Friday night, The Hou. A. Kethel, M.L.C., and Messrs. John McFarlane and J. B. Kelly, M's L.A. ware the spMk^ra. There was a good attendance, including a large nuir.bt-r of ladies. The Mayor, Mr. 1\ Glisaan occupied the chair.
Our Graftou Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 24 May 1898
Our Graftou Letter. Fedkkation. — Messrs. Kothel und Kolly nddreased a meutiug of over 200 eleotora in the Theatro Royal last Saturday ovouiDg In favor of tho Convention Bill. The opeakors roceived a quiot and nttontivo hearing, but the meeting was dull nnd uuresponsivo throughnuli. Ko enthusiasm wlntovnr wan shown and tile only diversion worth noticing wan caused nV rtflf 111' f. wn mM»iii*\iin )nr1i»M/1iir»1n \ifl»r\ f.iMnri tn infuso n little life iuso the proceedings- The effrt, failed, however, tuul tho meeting dragged drearily on till iotij; after 10 o'clock, when tho usual votoof thanks brought niatteru to nu ond. Football, — A crowd of about 1500 people watohtd the return football match between Uamornie nnd Grnffcon on Saturday and v?ero treated to one of tho beat, if not nbaolutely tho best, expositions of tho gamo yet nt-on on tho oval. The tenniB wero very evenly tn.ttuheil -mi played a font ov-isa gume from start to fiuiKh Kiiinoruio eventually won by 5 pta to nil, Jmic-...