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An Old Maid's Disappointment. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 24 December 1898
An Old Maid's Disappointment, j She stood beneath the mistletoe, With an unconBoious air, As if she really didn't know What hung above her hair. She Btood with modest, downcast eyes, And heart that fluttered fast, . And yet, to her intense surprise, - Men by her coldly passed. . Ob, joy — around her neck an arm — She closed her eyes in bliss, And yielded to that sweetest oharm — A ling'ring, clinging kiss. She raised her eyes and saw a maid, Who tapped her with a fan, And giggled, ' Aunt, I'm half-afraid You thought I was a man/'
THE GATION-TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
THE GAT TON TRAGEDY. The latest news from Gatttiu states thut tho police force ia being hourly strengthened, aud they are till well armed. Several bullets have been found in t-he horsu's remains. iuo rosiuents ore. in a lover of in-, dignation, and would lynch tho mur derers if the latter fell into their hands. The general opinion is that Iho-'out.. rago was perpetrated by pro/le1 Wdif acquainted «ith the 'district. ' . Tha township presents tho app'ear ancd of a iuilitury camp. \ The Pt emic-r and olhor publ'c o33ci als of Quoensland, sent mossuges of c udolonce to the inimbcis of tho Murphy family.
CHRISTMAS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
CHRISTMAS DAY. At 6 o'clock on Sunday morning; the Premio\Bind,.lod by Mr. W. Elliott, was outplaying carols in the stro'ete, and inspiring the (.ooplo with joyous feeiings. At ? the ohurchos special i orvitei were held, and the buildings wore neatly adorned with Christmas decorations. The weather was beau tiful-— about 00 in the shade — and the atraosphore was tempered by a nice, cool southerly bre02,9. The afternoon passed over very quiotly, a number of folk going out d.iving, somo Qshing, while others preferred indoor retire ment. By the sp.-cUl cheap excur sion I lain a largo number from all round tho district left f.r tho metro polis, while tho station platform was crowded with a merrj throng of sight seers. In thu evening tho churohos wero well attended, aid special ad dresBcs wero delivered.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
? ' ' A FREE OFFER TO EACH READER OF THIS PAPER. DVERYONE who .receives a copy of this paper, or -^ who chances to read it, is entitled, free of all charge, to write for information. If you are ill ? and ' tho doctor cannot cure you ; if you have been pronounced incurable at the hospital ; or if 'you have some ailment, small or g'reat, that gives; you. trouble — write. It is no trouble to answer your letter, and we shall answer it honestly, telling you freely and at length whether Dr. Williams' Fink Pills have cured similar cases in other people or not. We shall answer you with perfect candour : wo will not, in fact, sell the pills to people whom. we do not think they will cure. Address: Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Queen's Place, Sydney. * DISEASES CURED BY f 3t t9Rk hi tans ?-?- h br3l » n kkhx «h a yT ^ win VV JoiAA^AAAQ JT LiLSit, & liAQ \ -p few 'Pslft Pomelo ir @ We have positive evidence that ^ 1 Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have cured:— # 5 Influenza and its after =ef...
BOXING DAY. GUNDAGAI RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
BOXING DAY. GUNDAGAI RACES. I'untu.iNT to' announcement the race niettinji promoted by Mr?. Tracoy,- of tho Club Hotel, caino off ou tbo local ojumo on Monday, and was well at tended, something liko -100 parsons being presenf. Tho day was vory warm, ana was narciiy tno luna desirabJo for outdoor recroation. But tho loro.ol hors.-rsc'ng is inher ent iu the populj.ee of Auatinlia, and bo tho woathor over so diaagreeablo it ? will not deter tho sportius; community from giving its patronage to a race-meeting. Tho promoter gavo away somOthiDg liko £31 in prize money, .and the gate takings and money roceivod in entrances for the various events just about equalled the nmonnl disburssd. Tho promoter thus held tho booth for nothing, and it is almost superfluous to mention that an oxiromoly bris'c trade was drivou thereat. The Preiuior Iir.iss Band ouUvoned tho proccodingd at intervals during tho .day, and tho choice) and varied solections diacouraod woro greatly appreo ated. The day's sport ...
SPORTING. CHATTY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
? SPORTING. I OQA'ITV NOTKH. BV GNAl:O0. Somr very suspicious rnnirnr; ;wt»j notice able at the local rauea on M -i -liy. THE Cootamuntira li.irse Aldoislif)', wan exptctbd trwin arico or two on Monday, but he is apparently a ve y lunch ovoi rated anirnil, and bin display wua very dis sppointirz to his fUDnorters. UOOD lignt-weight lidtrs were conspicuous by their ahsence at Mondu-'« menf, hii-1 in the fc'innl Haudioiip, anoivnor elected to put upon hia horso an c xpei iencid rid. r, wlm waaiiiarly a so ie overweight r.thtr tli&n any of tho Inexperienced light weights who were seeking mounts. There is some talk of holding nu Ama teur race meetiug at Tumut on Anniversary IJ.-y. Trial Stak-B at Warragnl (V.) on Br.xig Day, finishing third to Artaa^d Flying Pox. This ia' the first spin her party havo iriven her rn the fljt in Viotorin, but ehe has started in a hurdlu nice over there, in which alie sh'OAe 1 fair firm. 1 ho hurd or Ingesgoodbie is to be taken over to Melbourne sh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
? -FOR PKIDAV, JANUARY 20nl — JFJIE WfidM JI0JFEIt,-' S O [J T II G U X 1) A O A 1 . W. fe. KYLE. /. HAH received instructions fiom th Mort«.igo s r'e sell hy public mieiiu at the llo'd on tha abjvu dut'1 .11 'J.Ii o'cli e'e p.m., A.l.nnientb 15 ui.tl 10, scc'tibn 47, tsw nf iimiili (itmiliigai,. np u which i erected the ilaale Hotel. Allotments 5 aud 0, friienl direct 1 opposite the above li'itd. TIOliMS-VKHV UUERAr,. LIQUOll ACT Qh- 1S9S. Notice of Application for a JPublicaii^dcense T RICirAJiD M^AKSrr, of Muiruin -L, biirrah^n^fio colony of'A'ett Soull Wales, hotolpfcper, 'do hereby give notic that I deb/re ^ obtain, ard will, ,it tin luxt.Xicorfs i.g cViirt, to lHi.holdenat.Gun d.gii 1/1 the !Ct\ day rf January, 180!) a| ph/ifor a c'ei tifiOito .luilim iehi|- tlJe isan- ofVu, Conditionol PUihiicin's Liccuto foi i«feini'«, to bo biiWt nt Rui 0, uf'thi L'lemrg Dlstiitt of Gt^ilagai, according it Lhe plane herewith stibmVtcd to the Cmut M'.d cuiil»iii:ng twelve i*ms, uxelusivq ol ...
KILLARNEY RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
KILLAKNEY HACKS. Killahney,- a pretty littlo -villa, where tbo grasa ia alwiiys green, and wbero the anakps uro never trouble aoaie, is eituated between Tuinnt and Adelong — four miles from the former, place and eight from tho latter. It is the usual Boxiner Day custom to hold races there, aud the gatherings are ahvaj b mosi successful. Mrs. Down ing, tho hostoas of the hostelry, 'pro motes the racoa. tho horseownors of all roundabout bring their d eddies 'tu' take part in thu msetinjr, and the public, well knowing thut they will be treated ia a Hue and free country ttyle, roll tip in huDdrods. At least' that Is what wo havo boen told, bo out wo went to Kiilarnoy on Boxing Day, and proved to our own satisfaction that things wero aa represented. The nttecdanco must havo numbered ovor 1000, peoplo from Tuinut, Adelong, Gundagai, and all surrounding centres being present. .From noon time up till 3 a.m. there waa a continuous stroam of arrivals- -coaches, buggies, and sulkies evory two ...
ADELONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
ADELONG. v (rnOM A CO11RE3PONDENT.) TiiERB was a little excitement 'caused- in town last week by the cur rency of the rumor that ono of the air ?cjmprosBoraat the Gibrultar Mine had bursh The rumor proved to have a lilt IIA:-^ '« 4 U in 5 fr nn AHA rt P til A ntll^AQ Jllbl^BC *j l/tl 1*1 it, no 1»IJO vyt. uiiu p*u«ea 011 'flHR air com proesor had come off, owinj^roa loose rivet, and. of couraa t'iiis stopped things for a whilo. How* ever, the defect has. now been reme died, and things are ng.iiu running in tlitir wontt d groove. After all, I don't think there, trill be a. work cessation ot Gibraltnr minoB,- pb the management has posted n notion to the effeot that, although the Warden has granted two' months' suspension, tiie company wisueB' to .push on the work at tho mine, and is prepared to engage a certain nuiiifcer of miners, and application has to be inade b-- fore tho 3rd of January next. Of course the wen are to go on at a reJuced wage— £2 5s per week — and this ie whera the ...
GRAHAMSTOWN RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
GltAHAMSTOWN RACES. The races at Grahamstown, r-n Boxing Day, were poorly atteuded,..tno counter attraction at Killarney proving too fctrong. Tha weather was very warm ; ' two ales' nnd ' shandies' wtre the favorito beverages of the day. The racing was fair, but could have been better, Appended are the results: — OPENING. HANDICAP, C f .rlongs. C. H. Passlow'ij b.m. Cerise and Hue . ... ... ... 1 Co'lins' b.g. Speotator ... ' ... 2 : (ieaiy's -b'g. Rebel ... ... '3 0-.h-.i- ..'Btarttr, .Mist, fell. : Thelnn Vwus scratched.- ?'?'..' ..;?;... .'.- ' DIGGERS PURSE HA??DlQA'iV'-7 fur longs. -.? ?' ;- . ?? ' ? . ?.-...:. ?;;.?.? ???:???-.?.? ? ? ? S: Liavy'a br g. S'r iTBeo: ':'? : ... X G. Gibson's b.pr. S r Edward '5 ' ..i 2.' ' HACK RACE,; 6 furlongs. -_' S. W. Bran's The Lover : i., , Jv Eight ttarted. ^ GRAHAMSTOWN HANDICAP, 1 milo, ?' S. Xenry'a br.g. Siroeco ' \ ... 1 T. Craiu'a ThclmA ... ?:'',??.', ??'... 2.. Five started. ... F -REWELL HANDICAP, 6 furlo'gs. Gibson's b g. Sir Ed...
FASTIDIOUS AND CHEEKY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
FASTIDIOUS AND CHEMKY, We would direct the attention of the police to a tall, able-bodisd young man, evidently/ a . stranger to these parts, who has b'eon visiting the housoa of townspeople duriug tho post few days, ostensibly to get o bite to stave off the pangs of hunger. This man picks his marks — ho makes, for resi dences where he sees nope of the mala sex about ancl thon goes and solicits food. He will not take- good plain, food — lor bloasyour soul, no ; ho wants cakes and ouatnrds. At one house in town, whcJs there wero only three littlo girl*5 at home, bo called ^thore three tirnpB, and on Uio laat occa-ion ? the young- tcrj; ran to a. neighbour's house for protection.. \jjffo, .another plate ho was given a ^j^HT^tfHKif good plain edibles, buV^^PfS^vai ,,10 butter in tho gift, so ho demanded snmo, and when told by tho bouso wifo that sho had no butter, but co/ild fCtco him jam, ho .told her to kpjfl it. He evidently bolievoa in tho old sttying that ' Only fo ila and horBes w...
UNDER FALSE COLOURS. THE STORY-TELLER, CHAPTER XVII. (CONTINUED.) [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
FALSE COLOURS. THE STORY-TELLER. CHAPTER XVII. (Continued.) ' And you don't seem to be worked very hard for it either,' puts in the Major, who is regarding me with a quaint smile of approval and nmus: mtut. ' Does pnl t of your occupation consist in covering yomstlf with roses.' I glance at my reflection in one of the big mirrora tbat occupy tuo spaces between the windows, and blush at the fantastic appearance I present.' 1 Oh, the children have just been doing that,' I say, beginning to dis lodge some of the blusaoma us I speak. ' We wore having a game iu the gar den when I was told I was wanted here ' ' No, no, child ; don't remove one cf them I The sight of them filled me with dplight the moment I loi.ked at you, 'or they are proof positive thut you must be very fortunate in having obtained this appointment. And you look the very picture of health.' So snj's Puttie, and I am fain to agree with her, even thoujrh I remem ber with a shudder, how very nearly 1 escaped death only a fe...
Gleanings, [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 31 December 1898
Gleanings, Hook-swinging — the swing ing of religious enthusiasts from hooks thrust through their flesh— is still practised m some parts ot India. In one place 12 ^couples under went Who uriioj. uiju.miouu i-« make o Hindu holiday, and one of the men lost his life by a fall. A. remarkable case of a wo man regaining her hearing af ter years of deafness hat? been brought under notice. Asked for an explanation she describ ed how she was knocked down by a bicyclist a few days ago, and fell on her head. She heard a peculiar click in her ear, and since that time she has been able to hear perfectly well. So, after all, there is' some virtuo iu ucmg iuu uuwu by a bicyclist. A proof of increasing love of tobacco in Great Britain is given in the report of the principal chemist at Somerset House, who says that the to bacco cleared for consumption in the United Kingdom has now reached lib. 12oz. per head ot the population. In the first ;year of this decade the an-.ount per head was lib. °4oz., ...