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WAR BULLER DEFEATED. Artillery Horses Shot. London, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
WAR! &nbsp; BULLER DEFEATED. Artillery Horses Shot. London, Saturday. General Buller has been defeated at Chivelay. Later. General Buller reports to the War Office as follows : — ?' He moved in fuil strength to Chivo'oy at 1 o'c'ock in the morning, intending to force a passage by either of two fordable drifts, lie intended Hart's brigade to attack the left drift and Hillyard's brigade tho right road, ?while Lyttleton'a brigade occupied the centre, ' Seeing at an early stage that Hart was unable to forco a passage, he directed his withdrawal, but Hart had already attacked with great gal lantry. It is feared that the Con naught Rangers hare suffered heavily. ' Ho ordered Hillyard to occupy Colenso station. ' Ho then heard that the Fourteenth and Sixty-sixth batteries, with twelve pound quick-liring guns, under Colonel Long, Were silent, Long had advanced to the river, which was found swarming with Boprs, who poured in a galling lire at closo range, killing all tho artillery ho...
Cobar District Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Cobar District Hospital. The usual monthly meeting of the Cobar Hospital Committee was held in the Council Chambers on Monday evening last. Present : — Messrs R. O. Breden (Chairman), W. F. Platten, &nbsp; Edwin James, P. Snelson, W. N. Musgrove, J. Bailey, R. Kinkead, W. G. Philips, H. J. Edgar, and W. J. Hogan. The Treasurer's statement showed a credit balance ot £485 14s 1d. The following accounts were passed for payment :— Dr Robinson £13 1s 6d, J Leah £2 2s, A. J. Anderson £6 18s 3d, Ethel Leroux £2 8s, P. Snel- son £1 6s 3d, W. H. Bannister £3 4s 9d, H. J, Edgar £4 18s, Bishop Bros £1 14s 1d, E. Blundell £8, M. Kelly £1 1s, A. Anderson £10 10s.— Total £55 3s 10d. Dr Robinson presented the Medical Officer's report, as follows : —During the month 23 patients were treated. Of these 9 remained from last month, and 14 were admitted during the month. 12 were discharged cured, ono relieved, four died, and six re- mained. The report was received. Mr Platten, on behalf of the v...
GENERAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
GENERAL ITEMS. Aluminium is one of the lightest of metals. Patchouli is a preservative against moths. Veils with many spots are bad for the eyes. Six pounds of arsenic would kill &nbsp; 23,900 persons. The cuckoo seldom survives a second winter in captivity. There are about, 1G0 women commer cial travellers in England. Earrings, once universally worn, are gradually becoming obsolete. The title of Majesty was not given to our kings till a reign or two after Henry VIU. lieer lozongea are among tho latest things which have been produced by . science in Germany. In the house the starling is a very amusing pet, learning to talk and oing in a wonderfully accurate way. Some of the captured French cannon in the Peninsula War was converted into lamp-posts that grace London Bridge. : King George of Greece can play all kinds of tunes on handbells and wine glasses of different shapes, and is also a skilful performer on the ' cymballum.' ' The spire of St. Sidwell's Church, Exeter, is fo...
Gladstone School of Arts. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Gladstone School of Arts. The Gladstone School of Arts was opened on Monday last, and the long table is well-filled with papers, both local, colonial, and elsewhere, while a number of periodicals have been ob- tained. There is a good number of members, and the secretary expects a good many more. However, much cannot be done regarding the institu- tion until after the holidays. We wish it every success. The subscrip- tion is very moderate, being only 6d per week. Later on the committee &nbsp; will probably add chess, draughts, dominoes, cards, etc., to the room, when the residents of Gladstone will be able to while away many an hour.
SANDER AND SONS EUCALYPT EXTRACT [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
SANDER AND SONS EUCALYPT EXTRACT According to reports of a great number of physicians of the highest professional standing, there are offered Eucalypti Extract, which possoss no curative qualities. Iu protection of tho world wide fame of Sandbh and Sons' prepftritiou wo publish n few abstracts from these reports, wh'oh boar fully out that uo reliance can oo placud in other iroducts:— Dr. W. B. Hush, Oaklnnd, )ul., wriled. It is sometimes diliicult to obtaiu tlio genuine article (Saxdku and Son's) I omployod different other pre parations, they had no thorapontic vulue no bad offocts. Id ono case tho effects wero Buiiilar to tho oil camphora, tUa objectionable action of which is wol known.' Dr. H. B. Drake, Portland Oregon, says — ' Since I bocamo acquaint ed with this preparation (Sand En and Sons) I usotl no other form of eucalypti as I think it is by fur tho best.' Dr. L. P. Proston, Lynchburgh, Va-, writes ' I never used any preparation other than Sandor and Sous', as I found tho ...
Ready Reply. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Ready Reply A steamer last week was stopped owing to a dense sea-fog in the mouth of the river. An old lady inquired of the captain the oause of tho delay. ' Can't see up the river, ropliod the captain. 1 But you can see the stars overhead, continued the old lady. ' Yos ; but until the boilers bust we ain't going that way I1
The Light-Fingered Gent. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
The Light-Fingered Gent. In cracking cribs I wur a great success— You bet I 'ad no equal. I 'ad no sneakin' pals ter 'elp; But harkee to the sequel. The Bank of ? 1 cracked one night. My stars ! my teeth they watered. For, striko mo pink, I tell 'ee strite, Bright gold it lay a-scattered. My bag it bust, my pockets leaked, The gold it lay uround ; But wost of all two bloomjn' beaks, They takes mo like an 'ound. I'm doing time in ' ckokoe ' now, Success on me it showered ; An' though I've suffered from the blow, My ' skilly ' it's assured.
Lie Low and Say Nothing. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Lie Low and Say Nothing. A certain army officer is very much disliked by his men. One evening, as he was returning home, he slipped into some deep water. A private in his regiment happened to see him, and, after some trouble, suc npederl in Dullinc him out. The officer was very profuse with his thanks, and asked his rescuer tho best way be could reward him. ?The best way you can reward me,' replied the soldier, ' is to say nothing about it I1 ' Why, my dear fellow,' said the aBtonished officer, ' why do you wish me to say nothing about it V ?Because, if the other fellows knew I had pulled you out, they would chuok me in I'
No Work Done. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
No Work Done. The trade of a blacksmith requires a man of clear utterance and ready speech. Here is an account of a scene I witnessed some time ago in a blacksmith's shop. Both men employed on the work stuttered. ' N-n-n-n-now then, s-s-strike v-v-very q-q-quickly.' ' W-w-w-where V ' J-j-j-j-just at the e-e-e-end.' ' S-s-s-should I-I-I s-s-s-strike hardP' ' Y-y-y-yes ; w-w-with all your mmm might. B-b-b-b-be s-s-s-s-sure y-y-y-you hit s-s-s-B-B-s-s-s-straight.' ' S-s-s-s-s-s-should I s-s-s-s-s-strike n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-now ?' ' N-n-n-n-n-n-no, yer f-f-f-fool ; the i-i-iron is c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-cold !'
Poor Fellow. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Poor Fellow. It took our office laureate five hours to solve this pathetic and touching verse. It is to be feared his brain is suffering from the prolonged drought. It was a hot and dusty night — A man stood in the street ; His aged eyes were full of tears, His boots were full of feet.
Went One Better. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
Went One Better. &nbsp; Conversation heard between two Irish- men : ' I heard of a house in Belmast where the bed in the solitary apartment just held one, and, without rising, you could light the fire, fill the kettle, and make breakfast.' &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (That's not baa to bo true, Jf at ; nut my old home in Galway was even smaller, for if I happened to lock myself out, I only required to put my arm down the ohiinney, open the door from the inside, and ? ' 'Nuff said,' replied Pat; 'you take the belt. I thought I was a bit of a liar myself, but if that's not out it's no use playing oricket.'
ADVENTURES OF A ROYAL CRADLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
ADVENTURES OF A ROYAL CRADLE. The oak cradle in which Mary Queen of Scots was rocked is very handsome and well preserved though it has passed through many vicissitudes. She was born on the &nbsp; 7th of December, 1542, at Linlithgow Palace, '. which was the favourite residence of James V. of Scotland and his young wife, Mary of Guise. The royal father never saw his child, for he was on his death-bed at Falk- land Palace when she came into the world. The palaco at Linlithgow was burnt by General Hawley's dragoons after they had been defeated by the Highland army under 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' in 1746,and the oak cradle was most likely 'looted,'1 and got into tho hands of a woman who used it for her own babes and passed it on %o her own children and children's children. I From her granddaughter it was obtained about sixty years ago by Mr.JoBophV.Paton, a well known Scottish antiquary.ofDunferm line, who made u fine collection of antique furniture. His daughter. Mrs. D. O. Hill,...
What is a Good Layer? [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
What is a Good Layer? A good layer is a hen that lays 160 to 180 eggs in a year; that would be &nbsp; about three times her own weight. Individual hens have been known to lay 210 to 240 eggs in a year, but they are very rare in poultry-yards, though plentiful in print. As to the shape of a good layer, opinions differ. I have found good layers of many shapes; but one peculi- &nbsp; arity I noticed in good layers, and that is— they are always lively and good caters ; but I never could -find the shape a good layer ought to be. Note.— In our next we will deal with ' What feed should bo given a layer,' etc., etc.
A COMPETENT CRITICISM. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
A COMPETENT CRITICISM. Once, when Admiral Gainsborough was on leave and visiting his old home he at- tended the village church. The day was warm and the Admiral nodded during the service' until his attention was arrested by the reading of the lesson, which was from that portion of Scripture that tells of the shipwreck of St. Paul. ' And the sailor cast three anchors astern,' said tho clergyman. I ' Infernal foolB,' said Gainsborough, half asleep. I In the horror-struck silonco that followed tho Admiral, thinking somo apology* neces sary, arose ' Ladie3 a 'id gentlemen,' ho said, ' I was somewhat somnolent when I heard the ro mark that caused my ejaculation; but I do sire to say in self-defence that any blame 'ool commander of tho ship should bo keel.. hauled for throwing three anchors astern; for in doing that ho would pull the end out of his vessel.'
POULTRY NOTES. Hens and Egg-Production. IN THREE PARTS.—PART ONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
POULTRY NOTES. Hens and Egg-Production. From the Agricultural Gazette of N.S. W. By J. J. McCue. IN THREE PARTS. — PART ONE. We often hear the question—' What is the best layer?' or ' Which breed do &nbsp; you reckon the best for egg-produotion ?' These seem simple questions to answer, but some of these easy questions are often very difficult to answer properly or correctlv. In this case, if I answered that Minorcas wero the best layers, and did not qualify my opinion further, it would bo misleading. Minorcas are the best layers if they have been bred from stock that has been selected and bred for egg production. If they were bred from parents who wero selected for 'fancy points ' nlono, it is not a certainty that they would be any better than Leghorns or any other vaTiety that were bred from a laying strain. I have known strains of Minorcas that wore very poor layers, and I have known strains individual hens of which laid as many as 207 eggs inside the year. The correct ans...
WHEN CLOCKS CHANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
WHEN CLOCKS CHANGE. ' Many people remark that the clocks in the towers of big new buildings are invari- ably wrong,' said a clockmaker. ' Yet the clocks which have been in very old buildings for years keep perfect time. It is rather pecu- liar, but a fact. ' The trouble is caused by tho vibration of the buildings, Many a pondulum clock that has kept accurate timo for years in old fashioned low structures has refused to run at all whon moved into some one of tho now tall, Btoel-framcd buildings in tho City. On the lower floors of tho buildings Lhe clocks run fairly well, but when higher up in tho buildings the vibration is so great that they will not go at all. 'In the upper rooms of some of the build ings near tho Mansion Housoitis impossible to got a clock to keep anything like sorrect time, owing to tho amount of traffic.' 'You condemns us tramps,'said Meander McWalk, ' but dcro's ono thing wo must git credit for.' ' What's that?' ' You don't hear of us indulgin' in labour riots.'...
HUMOROUS COLUMN. The Breeks of a Highlander. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 23 December 1899
HUMOROUS COLUMN. The Breeks of a Highlander. A person arrayed in full Highland costume caused a terrible commotion in a railway carriage in the Perrache station, near Lyons, recently. Two ladies who were in the carriage shrieked as they saw the awful spectacle presented by the entry into their com- partment of a man without trousers. The Highlander, who was on his way to Nice, nevertheless took his seat with Caledonian coolness, whereupon the ladies screamed tho louder. It was in vain that the apparition in the garb of the old Gaul apologised and explained the situation in bad French, and equally futile where the efforts of the station- master, who assured the ladies that the gentleman in the dirk, the sporran, and the tartan accessories was perfectly harmless. 'You don't run a shadow of a risk, mesdames,' insisted the stationmaster in his blandest tones ; ' the gentleman comes from the country where the men wear petticoats, and do not use trousers. You might go farther and see wors...