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ROMANCES OF THE PEERAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
ROMANCES OF THE PI4ER AGE. For the sake of the ancient Dukedom of Hamilton, which carries with it the. hereditary dignity of Knight Marcschal of tbo Scottish realm, the English Dukjdom of Brandon, and the. I'Yinoh Dukedom eit Cbatelherault, it must be regarded .is in every way fortunate! that the late pier and his brother, Kord Carlo, should each have died without leaving male issue. 1'or by tins menus the honours and dignities of this most illustrious of all bouses of tho British nobility have passed to another anel re.inoti! branch of Iho I'ainily.the blond of which is free From I hat terrible strain of insanity j which was infused therein by the marriage oT | the tenth duke, the grandfather of tho lates peer, to the daughter of William Beckford of V'lthek fame. All the descendants of this tenth duke anil his Becktord duchess liavn been queer. His (laughter, who married the fifth Duke of Newcastle, eloped with a married man, thr late Earl of Oxford.who afterwards deserted her, and...
Ulmarra Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Ulmarra Letter. There is very little stirring here,both nows and business are quite. Since Messrs. McFarlane, Kethel and Kelly lectured here, very little has been heard about the Federal question, The League (if there is any) is not in evidence, and the matter appears to db a SBven aay s wonaor, and to ' have died — as most things do here — a natural death. Either all interest has lapsed, or the people are ' full' of the vexed question, or just possibly, they are deeply de bating ?within themselves the pros and cons. At the court on Wodnesday, before Messrs. E. Cameron and G. Bailey, J's.P., Mr. James Retallick obtainod a verdict for £3 3s 8d (includ ing coBts) againBt one Wm. Davis:a half-caste. — Wm. Davis sued J. T. Watkins for using in sulting language. As the defendant snowed that the language complained of was not used in a public place, the Bench, having no jurisdic tion. rliBmiRSod tho case. — In the case Police v O. Yon Bentsen, for disobeying an order of the Court for paym...
POPPIES 2,000 YEARS OLD [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
POPPIES 2,000 YEARS OLD The extraordinary resuscitating power of light received a very curious illustration a few years ago in the silver mints at Limrijin. The mines had 'ueeu abandoned more Mum 2,000 years ago as unworkable', and consisted for the most part of ' slug ' produced by the work ings of the miners. An enterprising Briton discovered that the mines contained plenty of silver, which could easily hi; removed by the superior modem appli ances. 1-Iu discovered, however, something far more valuable than the silver, namely, some poppies of & species which had disappeared for twenty j centuries, the seeds of which had lain dormant '. beneath the slag for 2,000 years. When the slag was removed to the furnace, tbe next visit to the mine found the entire space covered with a most gorgeous show of poppits. ' After their twenty centuries' rest they had bloomed us vigorously as ever, without the aid of a single drop of water or any restorative other than the royo of tlicsui). ...
FOUND ON DEAD PAUPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
FOUND ON DEAD PAUPERS. Nothing is useless nowadays — not even a. defunct pauper. Often they are owners of rings or tiny trinkets, uot pawnablo, but still containing as mjch auriferous value us not a few modern gold mines. These have to be collected and also converted into cash by means of the melting-pot. In the Holhorn Union the nu-ltiug process takes place once a year, and has ju»t been accomplished for the present season. The jewellery dealt with is what is found on paupers ?who die friendless and unclaimed iu its various istablisbme'its. Kings, chains, brooches, aud trinkets have been melted down, and produced a bar of ijolel worth about £40. A good portion of it was got from the plates of artincial teeth. On oue set of artificial teeth there was at least £4 worth of gold. The proee-eds are paid into this common ejechtquer of tbe union.
The Sugar Co's. Manifesto. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
The Sugar Co's. Manifesto. This week a circular has beon issuod to tho farmers by thoC.S.R. Co. announcing tho scale of prices thoy will be prepared to give under a £3 duty. About two years ago the Company offorod, if tho duty was fixed at £3 por ton, to give 12s for cane of tho standard of 1892, witn reductions ana increases tor cane of a lower or higher stan3ard. Up to the presont no information waa given as to what tho standard of 1892 was, but now the detailed scalo of payments is publishod and the farmers are in a position to* understand tho basis on which they aro asked to continue tho industry. We are informed that the method of ascer taining the obtainable cane sugar, the percen tage of which is to bo the baeis of the calcula tions of value, is to bo as follows:— The percentage of cane sugar in thu cano having uuuu aautu Luiuuu uy puiu.rxuu.Liuu, n nxuu rHfiuc tiou is made for impurities prescmi in tho juice which, form moliiRnes and thu.- reduce the quantity of augur rocove...
A CURIOUS STONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
A CURIOUS STONE. One of tbe most curious .'tones iu the world is found in Finland, iruc.ro it occurs in many places. It is a natural baromett r, and actually foretells probable changes in the weather. It is called semakuir, and turns black shortly before approaching rain, while iu fine weather it is mottled with spots of whits For a long time this curious phenomenon was a my.iter.y, but au analysis of the stone shows it to be a fossil mixed with clay and containing a portion of rock salt and nitre. This fact being known, the explanation was easy. Tbe salt, absorbing tbe moisture, turned black when the conditions were favourable for rain, while the dryness of the atmosphere brought the salt from the in terior of the ntoue iu wbite spots on the surfaie.
Queen's Birthnight. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Queen's Birthnight. Seldom does Maolean appear so animated or present such a variety of attractions as it did on tho night of the 24th. The hotols and boarding houses wero crowded, and the streets throngod with pooplo. Tho Wesleyan tea meeting was the first function that claimed attention whon the sports wore over, and the attendance thereat was largo. About 7 o'clock tho Salvation Army became the centre of attraction near tho Argylo Hotel, and for somo time the street and footpaths wero blocked with a large crowd at thia point, seeking edification or amusement acoording to their disposition. After a time Mr. Kennody's entertainment and tho cricketer's social drew a largo proportion off the streets, but tho latter were perambulated by a goodly number up till midnight.
A TEXAN LYNCHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
A 'TEXAN LYNCHING. There was unusual excitement at Fort Clnrlc. Cattlemen, cowboys, horse ranchers, teamsters, soldiers, nil moved around in an uneasy, exeitp.d way, and threats of violence against sonic unknown person came fust and furious. Fort Clark is a frontier post in south-western I'oviu If. tiM u it/if nt' «ll IIIIW'll imiliirt'imm .m -i town in 'GO as it now is; but eivilisalion not having crept sei close over iron rails it was of more importance ns a fflonticr post. Word had come in that Willie 'Tray, n .sheep herder on Turkey Cm k, had been found in bin cabin with a gaping knife wound in hi;; breash, and a Mexiiv.ii woman, whom he hail reci ntly engaged to £0 out to lake charge (t the domestic arrangements at his ranch, was also discovered with her tiiroal cut. Whatever was the cause of the double murder was only n matter of surmi-e, but surmise is generally enough for Judge Lynch. He doesn't waste much lime upon quibbles. The mntier was argued out in this way : ' Anybody...
Road. Contracts. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Road Contracts. Tjie following aro tho lowest tenders fnr tho last batch of road contracts at Mud -in :— vJ2 chains olearing and 481 lineal yards f.winar.um on Palmer's Island, N. M'Dermid, £2i ; hridire over Mororo Creek, M. Tully, £29 ; L'75 lineal yards formation, box draiu, imd removing- ftumps on Woodford Island, C. Peoples, £9 IDs ; 22 lineal yards scone nntiK protection, and 60 cubic yards rubble stone at Burns' shop, Palmer's Island, and 344 lineal yards stone bank pro tection botwoen Harwood punt and Oregor's bridge, W. O'Connor, £74 10s ; 330 lineal yds stono bank protection near tho public school, Chatsworth, C. Pooplos, £65.
Shipping Intelligence. Departures. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
?;.. Shipping Intelligence. ' Departures. KAliATESA (b), 680 tons, Captain John Magee, for Sydney, May 25. — Mesda'moB Ohambors, Reardon; Misses Nolan, Nioholle, Mulville; Messrs. H. Lambert, S. W. Dowling, M. J. Walker, Eev. Mr. Sinclair, and 12 m the second cabin. Loft Maclean at 10.30, and crossed out the same afternoon. Arrivals. City of Ghafton (e), 825 tons, Oaptam D Anthon, from Sydney, May 24.— Mesdames Pischer, Hann ; Miss Tollow; Messrs. 'W. Barnos, G. C. Phillips, T. Penrose, P. C. Vergoe, Drew, 0. Pattiaon, G. McPa,rlane, J. Burns, G. G. Sharry, and 4 in second cabin. Grossed in at 5.50 a.m. yesterday, arrived at Maclean at 8.35, and left again at 9. Experi enced strong S. and S.W. winds, with heavy to modorato sea. Miscellaneous. The Austialian crossed m on Wednesday morning. A olaim for £800 for salvage has been made on the schooner Lady Eobinson in connection with her rescue in the late gale by the tug Hero. The exports from Maolean by the Kallatina on Wednesday compr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
' ?;? : Shipping Notice. Vf0STH~COAST STEAM NAVIGATION ',&? ?? ? COMPANY (LIMITED.) /&»»? Wan A *?' V.1 jfcHArNA tbWiVjj i *; .. .. Captain D. Anthon, | '??'/'.?' LiiAVKS SYDNEY FOR GRAF ' y^k^' T0N every 'ru'''SDAY NIGHT at 9 | * ? ^-lijS^-o'clonk; nnd !'EAVES GRAPTON ? ^SKSSa&FOR SYDNEY ovory SATURDAY . lib.BNING at 6 o'olook. lj , . '. S.S. KALLATSETA, Captain John Mag kk, LEAVES SYDNEY FOR GRAFTON every SAT UHDAY NIGHT at 9 o'clock ; and LEAVES GRAFTON FOR SYPNEY every WEDNESDAY MORNING, at 6 o'clock. ' E SAMUEL SEE, Local Manager. I i ?-. a1 ???Auctioneers and Commission Agents. ?-???? McLACHLAN .,' ' and COMPANY, ??;'''?'??' . River-street, MACLEAN, AUCTIONEERS and VALUATORS, HOUSE and LAND AGENTS, ESTATES MANAGED and RENTS Colleoted, _. VALUATIONS maclo for PROBATE. AGENTS, for the loading LIFE and FIRE In . surance Companies. LAND AGENCY business receivou due attention. J;OHH SEE AND GO., Oommissioa Agents and Produce Merchants, 47 SUSSEX-STREET, SYDN...
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of K.S.W. Sunday, May 29. — Maolean 11. — Mr. D. Sheaior. Harwood 11, Palmer's Island 3 Maolean 7.30— Eev. J. S. Scott. Presbyterian Church of E.A. Sabbath, May 29. — Maclean 11, Chats srorth 3. —Eev. D, Maclnnes. Church of England. Sunday, May 29. — Tyndale 11, Maclean 7- Yamba 11 (Lay Helper). Tuesday— Palmer's Channel 7. Thursday - Yamba 7.30.— Rev. J W. 'Upjohn. Roman Catholic Church. Hnnrlav. Mn.v M. — Masis : Shark Creak 9. Man lean S and 11, Benediction 7.30. — His Lord Bhip Bishop Doyle. Yamba mission begins on Wednesday evening (2nd of June) at 7.30.— Eev. Father Eeade. 'Wesleyan Church* Sunday, May 29. — Maclean 11 and 7. Tyndale 3. Thursday — Palmer's Channel 7.30. — Eev. G. H. Barrett.
Commercial. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Commercial. Another lot of cattle from Inverell will be offered at auction by Mr. W. Small, junior, at Olarenza on Tuesday next. The draft com prises 200 cows and heifers, and 100 steers and bullocks. Mr. W. J. Hawthorne reports selling at Graf ton on Saturday, 7 heifers at 55s, 1 at 90s, 1 (extra good) £8. John See and Oo. wired last night : — Maize 2s to 2s 3d ; good supplies with fair demand. Potatoes easier, but will advance next month. Pigs, 3Jd. Henry Priestly wired last night : — Maize primest, 2s 2d. Pigs, 3d, very plentiful. Maclean current prices: Dairy butter lOd, factory Is 2d per lb ; eggs Is per dozen ; fowls Is 6d to 2s ; ducks Is 9d to 2s 6d per pair. Our Sydney correspondent wired last night: — Bacon— 6d to 7d per lb. French Beans — 3s 6d per bushel. Bananas — 6d to 2s per bunch. Beeswax — Is per lb. Bran — 8M per bushel. Butter—Creamery Is 2d,factory Is l£d, dairy Is per lb. : Cabbages— 2s to 5s 6d per dozen. Eggs — Is to Is 3d per dozen. Flour — £11 10s to £12 and...
AT A "BLOOMER" BALL [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
AT A 'BLOOMER ' BALL ' It was my good fortune to attend the first' ' bloomer ' dance given in New York,' says a writer in an American contemporary. Like other iiftuirs of the kind, it was strictly under stood that nil dancers must wear ' bloomers ' jr knickerbockers. I was not a dancer— simply a privileged onlooker— and, was permitted to sit behind tho orchestra, clad: iiiithe- conventional habiliments of womanbopj] ^Buibri) nine o'clock the' 'dancers began t'oamye.''^'Nrne;teuths 'of' them came on bicycles ; jt : few' vvho'liVed in the neighbourhood enmo on foot, whiKforie gilded, youth and bis- fair companion drove up in a hansom, to the. audible amusement of the others. A .Mixed Gathering. ' It was a difficult matter at first to gain an idea of Ihe stations in life of the dancers. The men represented. many classes — clerks, would be swells, a fnw other genuiuo article,:pros porous business men, others whose faces are familiar m the betting-ring of .the big race tracks, some happy...
PANSY'S LOVER [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
PANSY'S LOVER. ^Montgomery wns one of those people who i H,nSo thinrs wtidi would .worn by light to SmBtooth-w: lo Bot them quietly, nob by ? Ski m.v, loud do.'' ml. She, generally sue 'ce'lcd. But hw «'l«(e3fl stemed t0 d0 ber Vuiy Sholwiitwo notable triumphs of this kind. -Her coiiirtH'-'Pnttiy1*'' engaged »» «*»*'» intgonWy' when She first met Inn,. Be lore Jong thriWge''^ witS br°k'n ; '° 'IM! '' ELlve«,evcr quite knew how or why And soon afterwards ho proposed to Ada. iho wed fl'iiiB followod quickly. .L cousins hod a rich old mint, with whom ? ? „., ,»«,! nlwuy* boon chief favourite, until Ad Ut- fo P»V*« » e^eat dtoal of attenUon. irho rosiUV or thin ' was that when Ada was ,n»rcictf'A.int Anno gave her some of her fine %mo»aVv,TliU. family.: had .lway* supposed «h.t tlie«*-UninoiiUH were to be- Pansy's, as she liatl icnlls? devoted herseU\to Aunt Anne, and Cursc.riiertHwuKli-.lv very serious illness.. How ler thebnViS that formed -the,, wedding .pto- Mnt'we're.jiV '^''8 'com...
The Federal Constitution. A Criticism on Mr. Want's Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
The Federal Constitution. A Criticism on Mr. Want's Criticism. Sm, — Through your columns 1 wish to address a 1'cw words to tho farmers uud preduiiers of tho Clnr oik'.o River on tho question of Federation. As Presi dent of the Oluronuc River I'lirmor's and Producers' Union, 1 consider it my duty to enter my protest against certain inisstatcmcnt.s nuule by one who has never hIiowu much sympathy tor tlio interests of tho producers ot these district, i. write as one wiioso interests, and who.se earnest desire is thu wolfaro aud prosperity, not only of the.so northern districts, but tne whole el' Now Ciouth Wales, and I might add of Aiisfrsiliii. Ami us the liiirniiiir (mention of tho dav is 'Federatiuu,'' aud an it is an important ono to these districts, 1 tuko this opportunity to iisk you to give this groat question your earnest oousidoni lion aud to ourotully read tho Constitution Bill now before tho oouutry, and afterwards to rooord your votes iu its favour, iiotwitu»tandiu-f tho i...
Mr. Kennedy's Concerty. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Mr. Kennedy's Concert. Mb. Kennedy, the Scotch vocalist, was greeted with a bumper house in the Protestant Hall on Tuesday night. As a vocalist and humorist he is really worth hearing, while his portrayment of Scottish dialect and customs makes tho enter tainment peculiarly att'-acive and interesting. His introductory sing ' O Sing to me the Auld Scots Bongs was wen received Dy the audience, as was also 'When tho Kye comes hamo.' The humorous song ' The Laird 0 Cookpon' fairly brought down tho house, which waa cnlmad down bv tho pathetic song ' The Land O' tho Leal.' 'Scots wha hue wi' Wallace bled' was encored and resulted in tho rendition of 'The march of the Cnini-nm men.' After tho interval Mr. Konnody kept the houso in roars of laughter in his explanntion and rendi tion of ' Get up and bar tho door. O ' The Highland song ' The McGregor's Gathering,' the sarcastic song ' Whistle owor the Lave o't,' and tho convivial song ' Sue will wo Yet' wero well received, and the pinging of ...
Our Chatsworth Letter, [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Our Ohatsworth Letter, Mr. E. Kennedy.— This Scottish vocalist and lecturer, will give an entertainment at Chata worth to-night (Friday). Sugar Industry.— Prom the tone of a portion of 'UmoniBt's' effusion in last Friday's issue it would infer that he had no vrnnnAa 4n* bringing that writer to task for his comments iQgarding the sugar-growers deputation, and future paces of cane. But such is not the case, however, for your correspondent had good foun dation for his statements and for which he can furnish convincing proof. If 'Unionist' will refer to the Advocate of 29th March 1898, ho will rind full particulars from the pen of Mr. E. W. Kuox, of the estimated value of laat season's cane and also of previous season's crops. According to the figures, last year's iwo-yearold crop on the Clarence and Richmond would, by thejterms of the Company's offer, was worth about Us 3d per ton, tho price I quoted in ho previous gumming sonsons.from 9s to 10s 6d per ton. 'Unionist' attempted to mako...
Cricketer's Social. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 27 May 1898
Cricketer's Social. The Maclean Cricket Club social on Tuesday uightjwas about the most crowded function ?« nave witnessed in Maclean. There were 100 couples present. Not more than half the com pany could dance at once, and the floor was ovoi-crowded. But those present seemed to ?iiijoy thuinselves better for the overcrowding. o.ud tho utmost good humour prevailed. The haji waa nicoly decorated with evergreens and bunt ing, the latter being supplied by the genial M.essrs. Murray Bros, Mr. M. Hinchey (violin) and Miss Burke (piano) were the musicians, aud Messrs. P. E. Bailey and P. H. (Mlagher were Mh. 0. Dancing waa continued till 4. a.m. An excellent supper was provided, moat of tho refreshments being donated by members of tho club and friends. We understand the club funds will benefit by over £8 from tho function. . Mr. J.E. Modcalf is to be complimen ted on the result of his efforts as the secretary of tho social.