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AN AMUSING INCIDENT [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
AN AMUSING INCIDENT 'A' writer in the 'Uburoh.'Gazsttu' to'.U the following slory of iwo dignitaries who livd near Tunbiidgo Welte. One of them was a cimunn, and tbeothir ii pr--beii(laty. Both of them wcip in tin best 602 oty, amotii; a rather select e rulo, und, 'iiiGolinK' ut.'tho ..sta'.iori fur I ho siino train, they enlercd togcthfr ft uititclu-t cairingc. Thnso weic tho days beforn uvcryoaO'WPin thiid. ? Arriving al a junclinn a fi-w miles off, ?'ili'e'v S'liil L'ooil.live. .in:l nailed, or. rnllipr they intciulc.il to. Fivu minutes later the oniinoii.eniorcrl a'lhiril-clnss enrringo fortho rest of tliu journi'V, inn ratharsurreptitioua innimer, and 'to his surprise,, tlicrb sut the piclirndury ahcady oiisooncud iu o-ic corner, I'nch of them had tried to impnsc on the other tlio idi a that ho al way? w-ut 'first,' mid now tho guilty pair had uangUc each otl'cr. Tlioro wore a littlo Immming nud liar/Ing, and then they both ngreid that a (ii-.-t-olasa « us very Bluffy in sumiiu...
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
MINING Mininf matters at Kiandra are not very brisk at present. Gold sluicers at tbe Nine Mile are making good re turns. Kimberley, Sharp's Creek, and other places have each a number of men making respectable livings. The Giondarra Mine is still idle under suBDenaion. Surface Hill Quartz Mine tunnel is being driven under contract work, and the reef is expect ed to be struck in about 20 feet. The suspension of two months granted to the Gibraltar Company on Tuesday will have the effect of mak ing everything very quiet at Adelong for a time. The Bogongs Mine is now fully manned, and the manager, Mr. McAl ister reports that everything is going on alright. Me. Jacquet, Government Geolo gist, visited the Braidwood d'strict last week to report on applications setit to the Mines Department from the miners of the district. Shares in Lake George Mine, Cap tain's Flat, are now quoted at 2s 6d. The keep which has been discovered about 8 miles west of Temora, is situ ated in the midst of an auii...
Cablegrams. RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE. London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Cablegrams. RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE. London, Thursday. A sensational statement has been published to the effect that Russia contemplates an enormous augment - ation of her naval armament in the far east by the addition of four battle ships, six cruisers and a number of torpedo boat destroyers, the idea being (O cope wliu a coaubiuu ui auj i»u . other powers. THE FRENCH ARMY. Some of the more reactionary section of the French Army officiuls have subscribed £3000 to enable Colonel -Henry's widow to prcsecute her late husbacd's accusers. This action has violated the neutrality of tbe army, but the Government remains. quies« Ce' THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE. It is rumored that the Tzar will meet the sovereigns of the Triple Alliance ' in spring.'-; A REMARKABLE JOURNEY. London, December 21. Two aeronauts named Spencer and Swinburne have crossed the Channel in a balloon from the Crystal Palace to Haure in five hours. A sail and a trail rope were uged. REFLECTING ON THE KATSER Herr Knaak, a German by bi...
Brought Down Upon a Feather. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Brought Down Upon a Feather. Ask any person to stand on a chair or stool, and tell him that, notwithstanding his weight, you will bring - him down upon a feather. The person; very much doubting it, will try to convince you that it is im feather, give it to the person, saying that you have kept your promise, for you. engaged to bring him down upon a feather, which you have done, as he will find on looking at the feather that it-haa down upon it. . ? . . ;
Telegrams. RUN OVER BY A TRAIN. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Telegrams. RUN OVER BY A TRAIN. Sydney, Friday. i --' ? fhe body of a man named Dudley was found' on the railway Hue, Box ''' ' Hill, Victoria. It was frightfully, mutilated. THE M'SHAKRY CASE. The amount of public money spent on the M'SBarry case totals £39,433. CRISIS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A grave constitutional crisis lias occurred in South Australia over the Council's attitude to the franchise loferendum. The Councl adjourned without passing the Appropriation Bill. TERRIBLE HUKRICANE. The steamer Isabel from the Islands, ? brings intelligence of terrific hunioane in the Solomon Islands. Whole vil lagea were devastated, and there was great destructioi^qf property. MEAGHM^5 DENIAL. Mr. Meagher mricb a statement yesternight, emphatically denying the charges -made against b/m by the ' Truth' in regard to his a'leged throat to assassinate Sir Julian Sala mons. Whatever conversation ever * took place on the subject between him Crick, and Levien, was never treated seriously. a 'R MTRTKTE...
Conundrums. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
.Conundrums. Why is'a piece of mistletoe like a ^ moustache ? — Because lips meet beneath. , , WHyis. a burglar in an attic hkea ' '' good'man ?— BecauB*- ho is above doing wrong. Why is a ohair liko the subjunctive ' *s mood ?— Because it is would,. x-r .should! be. . j i a nut could speaK, wnac suing ex- ( preBsipn would it,,U8e?, — 1 want none of your jaw. ' ' Why is Lord Napier liko a henpeoked husband ?— Because he would be apier* without the N. Why iB a fly as- tall &b a big .man ?— Because it atandB over six .feet .without shoeB or stockings. -**— What is' the difference between a suljbi.^ ceBaful lover and hia rival ? — One misses1' his kiss, and the other kisses his miss. ,- What ia the difference beUweon a cow ' / and a rickety chair?— The one givea ' milk, and the other givoB way. .What iB the difference between an ;i- angry lover and a jilted maid ? — One is a cross beau andiho other a cutlass. Why doeB tho girl of tlu period make . the best housekeeper ? — Becau...
Christmas Wit and Humour. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Christmas Wit and Humour! - ' ... ? ? . .: :, — -_. ? 1 ? _ ..Olvthis iiifoAi full of ills!. - There's the dootqr with his pills ; . There's 'the lawyer, fighting Wills f ' -*' '?' There'a the' dentist' with hia arslln ; ' There's the poet with hm thrills ' - ' ; 'Bout the' everlasting hills, ? Or the mossy pebblud rilta, (Uh, that we could steal ma quins i; There's the maiden, with the frills, Who attempts the latest trills. And she oa'res not whom bIvo kills ; There's the cook. that never grills ; There's the thief ia-tapping tills; ' ' J*' And the JackB npt hunting JiUa. But the ill of all the ills — . One my soul with sorrow fills, '. Turns me white1 up to the gilla, ? _., ; And my very marrow chills — Is those coming ChristmaB bills. ,, _ Young Arthur, who is forbidden to speak at table, had his revenge. At ' dinner he was very uneasy, and finally said : ' Mamma, mayn't I say just one word?'., ',, \ Mamma : ' You know the rule, Arthur.' Arthur: ' Not one word ?' -- o0i Mamma : ...
Then they Chuckled. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Then they Chuckled. There were a dozen passengers in' a1' tram-car on OhristmaB Eve, when a showily-dressed man entered. ' He ha'dv a gold-headed silk umbrella, and he leaned it against the frontdoor and' sab'; down. When the car had gone a short dis tance, the showily-dressed man suddenly rose and hurried out, never thinking of his umbrella. '' ! ' ' Then human nature began to'Bhpw itBelf. A young man, with a very loud suit of clothes, ohanged his seat from rear to front to get nearer the prize. A very fat woman, with a band-box, pushed a boy along to bring herself nearer. A. man on the other side, who had been very b«By with his paper, now folded it up, and fixed Ihb eye on the umbrella. A shop-girl, who seemed to be out on an errand, cast covetous eyes and thought of the dash she could cut over the other girls, if she had that particular piece of personal property. And an old man, with a very prominent nose, finally observed, in subdued ronea : 'I live next door to JohnBon, and I...
"T'anks" and "Reservoir." [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
'Tanks ' and 'Reservoir.' .The time came when a Yorkshireman who had been enjoying a Christmas dinner at the expense of a Frenchman in Munohester had to take leave of his host in order to fulfil an appointment which ho had made? On parting, the Yorkshire man, thinking to honour the Frenchman, and also to air his knowledge ot French, said : 'Au reservoir!' intending to Bay 'Au revoir I' ThoFrenohmanBimply said, 'T'anks!' ? o ? ' It's too bad,' said Willie WiBhington, 'that the good old custom of making calls on New Year's Day is Blowly but surely dying out.' 'Do you like the practice?' said Chawlie. 'Very muoh,' replied Willie. ' ' When you cawn't think of anything else, you can say ' Happy Now Year,' und it's the only time when I evah feel weally at home as a conversationalist,' 1 -- ?/
The Retort Courteous. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
The Retort Courteous. Dr. Chalmers, the eminent divine, was fond of telling the following story : Lady Betty Cunningham, having had some difference of opinion with the parish minister, instead of putting her usual contribution in the collecting-plate', merely gave a stately bow. This having occurred several Sundays in succession, the elder in charge of the plate at last lost patience, and blurted out: 'We cud dae wi' less o' yer manners, an' mair o' yer siller, ma leddy.' Dining on one occasion at the house of a nobleman, he happened to repeat the anecdote, whereupon the boat, in a not over-well-pleased tone, said: 'Are you aware, Doctor Chalmers, that Lady Betty is a relation of mine ?' ' I was not aware, my lord,' replied the doctor ; ' but, with your permission, I shall mention the fact next time I tell the story I'
The Penny Trick, [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
The Penny Trick, This trick causes a deal of wonder ment. Borrow a hat, into which, you have some pennies thrown. Hold the hat behind you and shake up the pennies. Then ask one of the company to choose a ponny, and pass it round so that any who examine it may notice if the slightest mark be upon it which will enable them to know it again. One of the company may place a mark on it if desired. The penny having been well examined' is thrown back into the hat, which the performer still holds behind him. He Bhould not see any of the pennies at all. The hat being well shaken up, the con jurer puts one hand behind him, and, to the surprise of all present, at once picts up I he penny that has been chosen by the audience. The trick is explained by the simple fact that the penny, having been passed from hand to hand whilst being ex amined, has become warm, and the others, of course, are quite cold.
Christmas Tricks, Which Will Amuse Your Friends. Easy When You Know How. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Christmas Tricks, Whicli Wilt 1 Amuse Your Friends. . f Easy When Yon Know How. ' ' ? The performer asks several persona -in the audience to write a sentence eaoh on a slip of paper and seal it in an envelope.1 Of course, the stationery is furnished, and afterwards collected. One of the audience is a confederate, and writes a sentence agreed upon before hand. When the assistant goes round the room to colleot up the envelopes, the confederate's contribution is carefully put where it will be the last one turned up. The performer picks ont an envelope, and, after feeling it with much oeremony, pronounces the sentence agreed upon, and the confederate in the audience acknowledges that he wrote it. To con firm this, the performer tears' open the envelope and repeats the sentence, as though he found it on the enolosed' paper, which is, in reality, another man's sentence, which he reads ; and thon, picking up another envelope and fum bling it over, he calls out the sentence he has just read...
CHRISTMAS DINNER ON THE WING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
CHRISTMAS DINNER ON THE WING. IT was not at all a typical Christmas Day, for perfect torrents of rain beal and dashed against the windows of Baohclor's Glory, as if trying their best to drown the sounds of woo which came from below. ' I call it a shame,' exclaimed Tommy, as he swung his slippered feet frantically over the arm of the chair on which he OUU) iu piuiiiiac uo u uuuu ulj \jiii lax/tuna dinner, and then send it to us in such a state of perfect nature I' ' He might at least have killed it, but I suppose he didn't think,' said MncRae apologetically, while Dexter muttered, ' Ye gods, think of the feathers 1' and the whole trio groaned in unison aB they, gazed doef ully at a wet and muddy box near by, from whose slatted top stuck the rakish and defiant head of a big turkey gobbler. MacRae, who was kneeling beside another box, a smaller one, slowly pried over the cover, and began to unpack it. ' Celery,' he announced in his deepest tones, ' and cranberries — also in the raw. Th...
Christmas Customs, How Father Christmas Comes in Many Foreign Lands. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Christmas Customs, ? v '??? ?' ' . How Father Christmas Comes in Many Foreign Lands. ? ♦♦♦ — O0METH ING about the way the chil li dren keep Christmas in many other countries besides their own will be very interesting, so let us begin with that far-off end of Europe, Norway and Sweden, where the Christmas season is called the Julefred, or Yule- peace. At Julefred all the courts are closed, and every one stops disputing and quarrel ling, and if people are feeling angry wiih each other, or children are, they make up and are loving ana Kind, and there is a deal of feasting and good humoured merriment. On Christmas Eve. the shoes of all the family are cleaned very carefully and brightly polished, and set in a row before the hearthstone, to in dicate that during the coming year everything will be peaceful and pleasant in the family. In the other country places almost every family who can spreads a table with the good-cheer of the season, and then the doors are left open so that any one ca...
GHOST OF THE NAKED ARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
GHOST, OF TflE SAKED ARM. ORIGINAL STORY'. — BY ' GEORGE WASHINGTON, JUNIOR.' ^|* T WAS Christmas night, and as we sal around the large, open fire-place at the Gutta Ranges irv the far West, smoking our j»L. i pipes and sipping ' red rum, the coiweisatfon was turned to ghosts. There were six of us present, all sheepmen, and each one freely expressed his opinion on the question. Most of us were decidedjy sceptical. At last Tom Wallace, who had hitherto remained -a .silent listener/ to our various expressions .of deubt and unbelief in the existence of the supernatural, spoke up andj gaid'v ?, 'You fellows 'can' ilaugli'' at me las much as you. like, but I tell you I believe in ghosts, because I have seen and heard one myself.' Of course, we were all eager to hear about Tom's ghost, the more so because he was a plain, honest, manly fellow, who always spoke the truth and had no romance' in his constitution. After a little pressing, and a. general refilling of pipes and replenishing of g...
Christmas Eve in a Bewitched Bedroom. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
Christmas Eve in a Bewitched Bedroom. it. QAM SLY tells how a friend of his, an O hotel-keeper, fond of practical jokeB, handled a young Scotchman who stopped at his house last Christmas Eve. The guest was treated with extreme hospi tality. He was helped to everything to excess ; his glaBs was never allowed for a minute to stand empty, and the result or suon potations was cnac ? oawney soon became more than 'half seas over,' and in this condition he was conducted to his chamber, a lofty Gothic apartment with a bedstead of dark mahogany, its four posts extending completely to the ceiling of the. chamber. The bed, how ever, was not more than two feet from the floor, the better to enable the party to get into it. The guest, with some assistance, was soon undressed, and had his body deposited on this coach. All the rest of the party then retired, after bidding him good-night and removing tho candle, for fear of accident. When the door was closed the host made his other companions acquai...