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"DUMMY SHOES." [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
'DUMMY SHOES.' A most curious trade has sprung up lately which illustrates quaintly the pet vanity of woman. It appears that ladies when staying at hotels or the like do not care to exhibit to the passers along the corridors the exact size of their feet, so they carefully carry with them a couple of pairs of tiny, delicate shoes which, instead of tho ones they are wearing, they place outside their doors for the ser- &nbsp; vants to take down and clean. All the big boot-shops of Paris now make a speciality of thoBo tiny footgear, and a pair or two form a portion of tho trousseau of ovory up-to-date bride. Madrid ladies aro aaid to havo tho smallest feet. Peruvian como next, and Amorican girls a good third.
A NEW DIVING BELL [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
A NEW DIVING BELL An improved diving bell of great capacity, moving along the sea-bottom by means of screws moved by electricity, is on exhibition in Paris. It is the invention of an Italian named Piatti del Pozo. He states that it can be worked at very great depths, and holds air enough to supply the crew for forty-eight hours without renewal. It is lighted by electricity, which also furnishes motive power for any tools that may be used. On tipping over the cases of ballast the bell rises to the surface itself. Sho: Do you think that a littlo temper ia a bad thing in-a woman ? He: It in a jjood thing.and aho ought never to Iobo it.' *.* Teacher: Johnnie, suppose your mother outs a pound of moat into eight parts, what will each part bo ? Johnnto: One-eighth of a pound. T. : Correct. Now, suppose Bho outs each eighth in two, what will eaoh part be then T J. : ODo-Bixtconth of a pound. T.: Now, supposo sho outa each sixteenth in six pieces, what will eaoh piece bo ? J.: Hash)
THE HOPEFUL OFFICE-SEEKER'S SPIRITS ROSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
THE HOPEFUL OFFICE-SEEKER'S SPIRITS ROSE. He was impecunious, but hopeful, as office seekers usually are, and the consciousness that a wealthy brother in his Western home could be appealed to in time of need made his hope the stronger. For some time pre- ceding tho following incident, however, he had not heard from his brother, and his finances were at a low ebb. So, hearing that the Congressman from the district, who had been in the city for a short time, was about to return home, ho thought it advisable to send back a hint. He met the Congress man in front of an uptown hotel, and, during the conversation, he said: — ' When you reach homo you'll seo my brother, won't you ?' The Congressman Baid he would. ' Well, continued tho ofnee-seoker, ' I want you to tell him that I'm pretty hard up back here, and if he wants to give mo a littlo help, non is his time.' The legislator was giving the ofiice-Beeker every assurance that ho would deliver tho message, when a mutual acquaintance join...
WHAT WOULD BE GRAND? [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
WHAT WOULD BE GRAND? An Englishwoman once attended the mili- tary funeral of a major of the Victoria Guards. When the mournful pageant was over she stood thinking of the solemn scene — those sad-faced men, the reversed arms, slow tread, sad music, and touching sight of flag-draped coffin and unused helmet. Some- one touched her elbow and said : ' Wus tho dead gintlcman anythin' to yo, ' No,' said the atranger. smiling iu spite of herself. ' Ye looked so Borry, I waa full auro he was Bomethin' to ye,' she continued, dis appointedly. ' Ho was a human being and a brave soldier; that should bo something to all of us.' ' Yis, yiB, to be sure. I do. be fooling that way meaclf this inarnin'. But wouldn't it be grand, ma'am, mournin1 for a man like that, supposin' ho was somethin' to yo.'
THESE COLD DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
THESE COLD DAYS. A small boy cyclist was recently riding without a light, and was stopped by a police- man, who demanded of him in a gruff tone where his light was. 'Why, it's here,' exclaimed the rider in surprise. ' Yes, but it's out,' asserted the police- man. ' Well, it was lighted at tho last corner.' ' Sonny, it's cold. It couldn't havo been lighted this evening,' triumphantly an nounccd tho ollicer. ' Huh ! That thin metal cools in a min uto these cold days. I'll light that lamp, wait till it gets redhot, blow it out, then ride to tho next corner mid back, and when I ro turn I'll bet it will bo stono cold.' ;? All right, try it,' was the reply. The boy lighted the lamp, waited until it grow red hot, turned it out, and startod, and for all that is known ho may bo going yet But tho policeman avers that tho lump couldn't possibly havo ooolod in so short a time. ? . 'So your undo is dead, Chnrloy?' 'Yes, ho died yesterday.' ' Ho -was a vory eccentric follow. Do yon think ho waa q...
EVERY DAY DISGUISES [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
EVERY DAY DISGUISES ' Wigs are worn by hundreds in every-day life — especially half-wigs for the top of the head, when there is still a fringe of hair left. False moustaches are very common, too, and adopted when an accident or some natural deformity disfigures the lip. False beards are also worn for the same purpose of con- cealment. Then there aro many false eye brows worn and falso noses. Thero aro oven false eyelashes. TheBO are somewhat diffi cult to fbc in at lirat, as it takes some time for the subject operated on to keep the eye lid still. It is to many mon's interest, again to appear younger thun they really aro, and in conscauonco thero aro numerous black beards and moustaches— especially mouB taehos— whose natural colour is white. A temporary disfigurement that we are often called upon to remove iB a black-oye. This is done by means of our old friend — grease paint. It is a significant fact in connection with the painting of black oyen that we have to put an extra man on ...
IDENTIFIED THE CASHIER. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
IDENTIFIED THE CASHIER. Tho old farmer's fingers were full of knots and fence-rail splinters, and he had to look over his spectacles for some time before ho saw the paying teller at his window, but he managed to hand in the check he had been carrying wrapped in his red handkerchief, and stood waiting for his money. ' You will havo to bo identified before wo can pay thia,' said tho toller. Tho farmer stooped a little, stuck his head against tho window grating and said explo sively: ' Hoy?' Tho tollor repeated tho statement. Tho old farmer took tho check, folded it sarnfully with his big fingors,and thon rubbed his grey chin whiskers thoughtfully. ' Havo to be identified do I?1' he Baid, thoughtfully. ' Lemmo see: who knows mo? Tha'rs Jim Patterson, but ho liveB 'way up town. Why, sayl thia hero's Carrin'ton's bank, ain't it?' '? This ia tho First National Bank,' said tho teller, 'and Mr. Carrington is tho ' Whar ia ho?' ' Second window to your right.' Tho old man atopped over to the ...
THE ORIGIN OF LACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
THE ORIGIN OF LACE. Hand-made lace has a fascinating history. Some have supposed that it originated in Egypt, the land that gave birth to nearly all the arts; but search diligently as you may, and you will never discover in mummy's tomb, on sculptured or painted wall, or in any archeological find whatever, the pictorial or actual remains of this poetic tissue ; neither iB thero documentary ovidenee of its pro sence thore. Gauzes nnd nets, Sno muslins, and exquisite embroideries, fringes, knotted and plaited, you meet with frequently, but this fabric without a foundation, this ethor eul textile, named by tho Italians ' punto in aria ' (stitch in air), you will nover chance upon. Why? Because it did not exist bo foro tho fifteenth century; because it was in vented by tho Europoan woman, forming her contribution to tho lienaissancc, and waa un known to tho Orientals, who hnvo oven now no lovo for its palo perfection, and do not use it in their costumes nor in household de coration. Its...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
In Dubbo the Patriotic Fund has reached £77. Cobar has no patriot- ism evidently. It has been definitely decided that General French goes to South Africa, but in what capacity is not as yet known. The first prize in Tattersall's Con- &nbsp; sultation on the Summer Cup, valued at £4500, was won by M. Kennedy, Brisbane ; second and third prizes go to Tasmania and Victoria respectively. Oddfellows' sports on Boxing Day were not a success. An offer by two New South Wales merchants to give £8000 towards the equipment of a force of rough riders is causing considerable interest in commercial circles. It is understood that several other wealthy citizens will follow suit. M\ P iVotclinm, of Piko City. Cul., snys ' Diring my brother's lato sickness from soi'tic rheumatism, Chnmberlvn's Pain Bi'm -was the only remedy that gajo him »iy relief.' JIany othors liaTe testified to tic prompt relief from pain -which this Kniment affords. For snlo by H. Dalgarno, Chemist, Cobar.
HEAT WAVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
HEAT WAVE. Cobar has been experiencing some more hot weather. Up till Tuesday night a heat wave lasted. On the evening mentioned a Darling shower blew up from the south-west, and since then the weather has been splen- did in every way. The following are the thermometer readings, commen- cing with Friday of last week : — degrees. Friday ... 110 Saturday ... 110 Sunday ... 102 Monday ... 112 Tuesday ..... 111 &nbsp; Wednesday 86 Thursday ... 78
Telegrams. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
Telegrams. Sydney, Friday. The Executive Council has issued a proclamation fixing Wednesday afternoon as a half holiday in country shopping districts, under the Early Closing Act. At Broadford, Victoria, on Boxing Day, a little girl named Rita Jones was missed from her home until yes- terday, when her dead body, horribly mutilatiad and charred, was found in a bag in an outhouse of a butcher's shop. It is believed that the child was the victim of a brutal outrage. Suspicion has fallen upon a man of loose habits, who was employed by the butcher on whose premises the ghastly discovery was made. The man has mysteriously disappeared. Deceased's head and face were battered in by a heavy bludgeon. A man named Waterhouse, teller in the English and Scottish Bank at Lismore, was found dead in his room at the Bank yesterday, with a bullet- wound in his head and a revolver clenched in one hand. The Bubonic plague is spreading with alarming dimensions at New Caledonia. Four additional deaths are...
WESLEYAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
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Latest Sporting. DRYSDALE RACES. Dryadale, Friday, 5 30 p. m. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
Latest Sporting. DRYSDALE RACES. Drysdale. Friday, 5 30 pm. &nbsp; The following are the entries and handi- &nbsp; &nbsp; caps for the two principal evonts at the Drysdale Races for Monday next; — Opening Handicap.—¾ mile. ; st 1b Tryrook ? 9 10 Sateen ... ... 9 3 Stoalaway ... ... 8 12 Schemer (late Nick) 8 ? 8 Kilfein ... .... 7 10 King ? 7 8 Dkvsdai.e Handicap. li miles. Trycbck ? 9 7 Sateen ... .... 9 .0 Stealaway ... ... 8 9 Schemer (late Nick). 8 0 Kilfain ... ;.. 7 7 King ... ... 7 0
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. In a few short hours the year 1899 will have vanished, and as it noise- &nbsp; lessly steals into the great cemetery called the past we will be ushering in with chiming bells and brighter antici- pations the birth of a new century. It is not our intention to traverse in brief review the history of the last century, but to look back at the year which is ending and take a visionary glance into the future. It is with no feelings of regret that we take this retrospect, because 1899 has left us nothing over which we might jubilate ; nor can we see on the horizon of 1900 much promise of fairer prospects in the future. During the greater part of the year Western New South Wales has been suffering from a commercial depression, consequent on the drought of unparalled severity in these parts. The hardships of the squatter are too well-known to require re-iteration, while mining in this district was prac- tically at a standstill until about five months ago. Fortunat...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
Local and General. &nbsp; Returned. — Mr Soane, assistant C.P.S., resumed duties this week, after a short holiday. Mr Hepsworth returned to Sydney on Saturday, Post and Telegraph. — On Monday next, New Years' Day, the post and telegraph office will be open from 9 to 10 a.m., and &nbsp; from 6 to 8 p.m. Xmas Fair. — The Xmas Fair, which was held in the Masonic Hall on the evenings of Friday and Saturday of last week, was not a success. The hall was nicely decorated, and the ladies of the church had gone to a great deal of trouble in making everything attrac- tive. The attendances were small. Other attractions were probably responsible for the limited patronage. Illness. — During the early part of the week Mrs H Clifton, wife of the well-known contractor, was very seriously ill, and her life was almost despaired of. We are glad to say that she is now recovering slowly, the timely change in the weather having assisted her greatly. Dr. Robinson, who has been &nbs...
A J.C. SUMMER MEETING. Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
A J.C. SUMMER MEETING. Sydney, Tuesday, The following are the results of the &nbsp; Summer Meeting of tho A. J.C. at Randwlck today :— Nureerv Handicap — Scornful, Autonomea, ; PorMund Light. VillieiV Stakes — Coralie, Caledonia, ; Lntcm. Xmas Handicap — Dramn, Arcro, Morn,' December Stakes — Hautboy, Commander, Bongarn, Summer Cup — Blue Metal, Vocalist, Car berra. A J.C. Hnndicap — Argo, Fulminnte, Willie. Cobarites should not forget the annual &nbsp; &nbsp; meeting of the Drysdale Racing Club on &nbsp; Monday next, New Years' Day. The prizes are good, and there is sure to be many entries. Visitors will thoroughly enjoy the trip, and if the weather is not too hot there should be a very good attendance and good racing. At the bicycle sports at Nyngan on Box- ing Day Holland (from Nymagee) won the Mile and Boxing Day Handicaps. In the first he had 125yds and in the second 165yds. Joe Gudgeon fell and severely lacerated his shoulders. Just as he had go...
The Early Closing Act. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
The Early Closing Act. The Early Closing Act of 1893, which was passed through the Legislature on Tuesday provides that the closing times for all shops, except those exempted in schedule 1, situate within the metropolitan and the Newcastle districts shall be closed on Monday, Tues- day, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday 10 pm , and Saturday at 1 pm. &nbsp; These times may, Uowoyer, be altero I to 1 o'clock on Wednesday, 6 p.m. on Friday, and 10 p m on Saturday, at the option of the storekeeper. The municipalities outside the metro, olitan and Newoastlo districts are to bo coun'ry shopping districts, and tho Governor may by proclamation constitute any other area si country flopping district, lininn-ilhiu these districts the shops shall be compel'ed to closj on four days at 6o'clooV, one dny nt 10 o'clock, and one day at 1 o'clock. Exemption?! are made in tho nasa of ChrUnr.s and Now Year Eves. When tho Act has been in force in any souutry ?hopping district for twelve m...
PRE-NUPTIAL CHATTER. A LOVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
PRE-NUPTIAL CHATTER. A LOVE STORY. He struggled to kiss her. She struggled the same To prevent him bo bold and undaunted; But, as smitten by lightning, ho heard : her oxclaim, ' Avaunt, sirl' And off he avaunted. But when ho returned, with a wild, fiendish laugh, ^' Showing that he was affronted, And threatened by main f orco to 'carry! her off, ' ' Sho cried, ' Don't,' and the poor fellow don'tod.' When ho meekly approached, and got down at her feet, Praying loud, as beforo ho had ranted, - That she would forgivo him and try to bo sweet. And Baid, '-Can't you 7' tho dear girl recanted. Then softly ho whispered, ' How could you do so ? I certainly thought I was jilted; But como thou with mo, to the parson we'll Say— wilt thou, my dear ?' And she wilted. Thon gaily ho took herto see her new homo— A cabin by no moans enchanted, ' Soo ! Here we can live, with no longing to roam.' Ho said, ' Shan't we, my dear ?' . So they shantied. ? - '- ' ' :v A DOWN-EAST COURTSHIP. : Tho following p...
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 30 December 1899
BREVITIES. A Happy &nbsp; New Year To everyone. The Xmas holidays were real &nbsp; scorchers. On Friday of last week the ther- mometer registered 110. A good number of Cobarites left by Saturday's excursion train. One of Gladstone's first require- ments will be a Police Station. Christmas Eve witnessed a very animated scene in business circles. Drysdale Races on Monday next. A number of Cobar people are going out. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Cobar cr'icketers defeated the &nbsp; Bourkeites on Boxing Day. Hurrah for Cobar. Matters in business circles, except in the hotel line, have been quiet during this week. The only carol singers in town on Xmas Eve were members of the Salvation Army. Sir George Turner thinks nothing of the McLean Ministry. He expects, in short, to be a re-Turner. The Steam Riding Gallery has been the principal attraction with the children during the holidays. They complain of an empty public purse in Sydney....