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CALENDER FOR 1881. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 1 January 1881
! £\!tt. MON, : JANUARY. :.. 2 9 16 23 30 ".. 3 10 17 24 3; .. 4 ti 18 25.... .... 5 12 19 20 .. FEBRUARY. ?> .. 613 20 27 .. 7 14 21 28 .. 6 13 20 27 .. 7 14 21 28 MARCH. .. 3 10 17 24 .-. .4 11 18 25 . - 5 12 19 . 2G .. 6 13 20 27 .. 7 14 21 28 1 8 15 22 29 APRiL 1 S 15 22 29 - 9 16 23- 30 3 10 17 24 31 MAY. I JUNE. .. 5 12 19 26 i 6 13 20 27 . . 7 14 2T 28 1 8 1$ 22 29 2 9 iG 23 30 3 10 17 24 .. [TUE§;| ! WED/] i ? '.?? ?? .'? 1 1 8 r5 22 .. 1 S 15 22 29 2 9 rG 23 30 3 10 17 24 3r 4 u 18 25 .. 5 12 19 26 .. TJIUEJ FRI. SAT. .. G 13 20 27 .. .. 7 14 21 28 .. 1 S 15 22 29 .. 2 9 10 23 .. 3 10 1/ 24 .. 4.11 18 23 .. 4 II 18 25 .. .5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 5 1'2 19 2G .. ?2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 ,28 . . 4 11 18 25 .. te\--":N JULY. AUGUST. SEPTEMBER. i OCTOBER. NOVEMBER. [ DECEMBER. ! .. .4 11 IS 25 '.. 5 12 19 -26 I 'jwm. .. 3 10 17 24 31 .. 4 :i :S 25... -.- 7 '4 21 2S .. 4 11 18 2 5 | ;.. 2 9 16 23 301 I ? ? 6 13 ?20 27 MOX. TUES 1 S 15 22 29 2 9 16 23 30 '.. 5 72 19 ?* .. 3 10 17 24...
Death from Neglect and Dri[?] [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 1 January 1881
ki)eath from Neglect and Drii S()jf Wednesday last an inqaest wy at the Wool Pack Inn, Bourkc-t' before the Coroner, Mr. J. X. £' P. M., and a jury of fix, respect'.£ death of Henry Tutill, genernll* as Smith,' whose dead body f'j? ea Founu lying in bis own house,i ?" ! quarie-street. ,Tho jarors wrfjJ j* Key (foreman), John Macs ' 4 Bourkc, T. H. Bower, B. C;' d > ? Thos. H. Bui!. A . Tho following evidcncc V ~ cn , Merchent Koz deposed A" 1 resl ing in Singleton ; I know cce , a?ci !' Henry Smith, as a ncig ?r 'lan.1 an . a - ? hitn continually duriii/ 1 ' , a . 9 ?e? weeks—noticed him rtV^cnhrly since last Sunday ; I ]j ** ? C j iS £- 8 t . ? 7 ?*? - ,?l found mm in tbo horrors; l^, Bo^ 0 nei?hlionts abont tlf alt ?. r - * at th ? polico ehonld ba f n ? c 'l ? * went several' times 'tori**-***?> wa * not attended to/ an f Qe - ; 1 T later in the oven? and ?^ cr people there leffc^ decf *? ed f* drinlring hcavi!'? 1 "^ docea^- 0 . b ? h | ms ! ,f ? * small feat m 'jl??ne- S ...
He Felt Mean. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
He Felt Mean. Penitent.—"Morning," said farmer West with a nod, as he ranged before the bar. "Are you William West?" "Yaas." "And you got drunk?" "Seems co." "Where do yon live?" " Way off." " Came in on an excursion, and got so drank that yon fell into a tab of eggs?" "I'm sorry about it," replied the farmer, "but I didn't see them aige, and the whisky kinder flew to my head before I knowed it." " Mr. West, while I coald theoretically make yon perform some gymnastics in the direction of the Hotu=e of Correction, I believe that yon are eorry, and won't do co any more. I am going to suspend sentence; but when yon reach home yon can say to your friends that yon came within a hair's breadth of finding a habi tation into which the chromo peddler and the book-canvasser never enter." "Well, I'll never come here again," replied the farmer. "I went and squandered ten shillings aronnd town, lost a darne'i good jack-knife, wrenched tho heel off that boot there, and I feel as mean as a dog und...
The Great Cricket Match. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
The Great Cricket Match. The match between the Australian team and a combined eleven of New South Wales and Victoria was commenqed on the Melbourne Cricket Ground at noon on Saturday. The weather was beauti fully fine, and the day being a holiday, there was a very large attendance of spectators. Great interest is being manifested in tho result, and daring tho afternoon some thousands visited the ground. The fielding on both sides was very fine, and very few chances were missed. The following was the score at the close of second day's play :— Australian' Eleven.—First Innings. Murdoch, c Elliott, b Midwinter 7 Groubc, 1. b. w_ b Midwinter 6 Jl'Donnell, b Midwinter 0 Slight, st Elliott, b Midwinter 12 Blackbam', c Uregory, b Midwinter . 7 Bonnor, c Mackay, b Midwinter .......... 21 Boyle, c Campbell, b Midwinter. 6 Alexander, b Evans....-—-.—.:—...... 3 BannennaD, c Elliott, b Evans _... 29 Palmer, b Uarrett. .......—.... .. 10 Spofforth. not 0ut....................—......- 25 Sundrie...
A Terrible Fire. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
A Terrible Fire. S.M. Herald. A FATAL fire occurred at' Franklin Harbour near Adelaide. Mrs. M'Carthy, the wife of a farmer, with her five daughters and one son, were burned to death. M'Carthy and four sons were in tho fields at the time, reaping, and, unablo to render any assistance, has lost his all. Adelaide, Sunday. Mr. M'Carthy arrived at Wallaroo to-day in aa open boat, with tho charred remains of his wifo and children. Tho firo is described as being terrific, for even the kangaroo dogs were an able to get away from it. The fire originated in tho hundred of Boothby, and was not expected to come near M'Carthy's, bnt at Carp, 16 miles south-west from Franklin Harbour, the wind changed, and the fire camo along like magic, burning up everything. M'Carthy tried to get to his home, but was driven back, and being to leeward of a piece of fallow land accounts for his escape and that of his four sons. It is said that the solid flame was at times 40 foet high, and as it swept down, appe...
Severe Illness of Bishop Barker. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Severe Illness of Bishop Barker. Echo. THE many friends of Bishop Barker will regret to learn than the rev. pre late has been prostrated by a sudden and somewhat severe attack of paralysis. The symptoms set in on Friday fore noon, but pa. 3ed off in an hoar or two. j On Saturday a second attack came on, causing considerable loss of power in the right hand, arm, and leg, attended also by a difficulty of speech, although there was no loss of consciousness. Dr. Cox was at onco sent for, and under his care the rev. gentleman passed a better night. It ia gratifying: to know that Dr. Cox found the Bishop on Monday decidedly improved; ho had partially regained tho übo of his log, but none of his arm, and his speech was decidedly ; better. At the various Anglican places of worship yesterday prayers were offered up on behalf of the Bishop.-
RISING STARS C. C. (SINGLETON) v. PEARL C. C. (MAITLAND). [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
RISING STARS C. C. (SINGLETON) v. PEARL C. C. (MAITLAND). The following are the scores of the match at Maitland on New Year's Day:— Rising Stars- First Innings: W. Maguire 0, J. Kerrigan 3, C. Fredericks 0, S. Hcnston 9, E. Gillotfc 0, T. Cusack 20, J as. Dines 0, 31. Jones 2, W. Home 3, G. Gillott 0, J. Qainn (ncfc out) 1; total, 88. Second innings: C. Fredericks 0, G. Gillott 0, W. Magnire 0, S. Heuston 0, E. Gillott 2, T. Cnsack 1, M. Jones 11, J. Kerrigan 11, J. Dines 1, J. Qainn (not out) 4, W. Home 2 ; sundries, 4; total, 35. Grand total, 73. / Pearl C. C.—\Y. Morre 2, H. Gorrickl, C.Wilkes 1, 11. Smith 1, T. Edge 12, W. Leiper 1, K/Tegg 2, A. Carfrae 0, G. Moore o,i?. Edge 0, E. Compton 0 ; snndriefy 4 ; total, 26. Second Innings : T0 Tcgg 5, W. Leiper 3, W. MooreiS, G; Moore i, T. Edge I,'C. Wilkes MA. Carfrae 0, H. Smitli 1, H. Gorriclf 1, C. Edge (not out) 2, E. Comptoir^P; sundries 6 ; 23,
Cricket. THE S. C. C. AT TAMWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Cricket. THE S. C. C. AT TAMWORTH. FROM a quarter to ten on Friday morn- &lt;*> ing till nearly four in the afternoon the representatives of the Singleton Cricket Club were locked up in a railway carriage en route for Tamworth. , What sort of martyrdom they must haTe suffered may be imagined when it is remembered that Friday last was one of tha hottest days ever known, 108 deg. in the shade being a common reading on several thermome ters. Thanks, however, to the fore thought and bounty of Mr. P. Waddy, the heat was shorn as far as possible of its terrors, 40 lbs. of rock ice being one ? amongst many other items of seasonable fare. There was 110 lack of the whero j withal to console the travellers for out side troubles by inside comforts, and when they landed at Tamwortb they were by no means fainting either in body or spirit. Two vehicles were in readi ness to convey them and their belongings to Mr. King's Commercial Hotel, where, after a refresher, they departed to pract...
No Ladies Allowed. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Ho Ladies AHoweqn. ** The Celibates' Retreat" is | title fj a house to be fonndeo Me-1 bourne for those discontenteeenibe? of p ftmily irhowish to throw;* all fcb: j restraint afld tronbles of mode hous life, and eojoy themselves |? moa Bobemian-li&e and " go-as-jfplea&" style. The plan (says tiittleasai Greek Nets*) ia to hire a enodioi house and grounds in a healttsubuD, to engage the services of a gf cook s a good housekeeper, and a bnfcft Eah celibate v3l have a separaiiedrocn and study, and there will b|)ouim&lt;n dining- room and p&rlour; "* at tie same time should any ceiibwish to dine solni, it will be allowed.- he tries to be observed are ptractuali cleanli ness and temperance (not idtalitj). No ladies wiil be allowed filter the " Reireat," bet at the same fc it is to be understood that these germen do not male a vow to perpale their celibacy. . |
Singleton Police Court. MONDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 1880. (Before Mr. W. Dudding, J.P.) DRUNKENNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Singleton Police Court. MONDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 1880. (Before Mr. W. Dudding, J.P.) DRUNKENNESS. George Cliitlenden for being drank was fined one shilling, .or two hours in the pigeon boxes. Fine paid. . ... TUESDAY, JANCABY 4TK. (Before Mr. J. N. Brocks, P.M.) STRUCK OCT. , On the summons sheet were two cases for breaches of the Impounding Act, James Andrews v. Joseph Stmnimey, bnt both were strnck out, as there was no appearance of either party. LICENSES GRASTED. Licenses were granted as follows:— John Dines, Singleton, Henry Bal tlock, Camberweli, and William Claxton, Dulwich, fifooghtering licenses. Edward Bums, Edwin Chapman, and Robert Bolland, hawkers' licenses.
"You'll Do, Can[?]e." [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
"YonTlDo, ICattfe." A 5EW8PAFEK proprietor adsaed for aa advertisement canvasser, ihis teat of their fitnees, as they appfi was to tell them to get out of hisfce that instant or he wonld kick |m out. Seven! timid young men turotail and left Mm with great diegnst'ut one, more brazen-faced than the recotbing daunted by the threat, coollyfthimgelf down and swore ho would noi> until bis testimonials had been reai So he locked the door, pnt the lin his pocier, and handed in mpapers. "Mi I" said the advertiser? You'll do, I can ccc. I don't jn testi monials ; yonr style is enouglbr mc. No one will ever succeed as ') adver tisement canvasser who will- infla eaced by a threat to be kick out of aay office." £
A Word With You. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
A Word With You. THERE have been abundant indications of ram during the last few days, but with the exception of about a three minutes' shower yesterday the rain remains amongst the Bocd things that are yet to come. The temperature has been delightful, more lake May than January, and all the more en ioraWe since " Blazing Friday" is so warmly Remembered, with its 108 degrees w the ob*do.*'in three places." OS Saturday last, dnring the progress of the cricket match. Singleton C.C. v. Tarn worth C. C., Mr. P. Waddy. the well-known the Commercial Bank, Singleton had the misfortune to etruin the smews of hid back wbil?-?trikiog at a ball. He lia since been an iayalid, being nrahle to leave Ms-trld, or even eit up, although we are glad to ray that he is gradually improving. The infery- naturally gave bim great pain for ?ome time, and he passed two or three almost ? rieepless nighte. -Mr. Waddy is ?der the skilful treatment of Dr. Head, and we hope be able to report his complete restorati...
Nagging. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
?Sagging, f Otee-tbied teachers are -eetimee tempted to "nag" Thej do not EGold, or reprove£panieh outright. Better they did. !Enctini f perhaps, reports in thie wajHe or she, as the case may be, " is nys at mc." This is a mistaken poll The average child is en?ceptible,>d res ponds promptly to generosib confi dence, and obvious gocd-wilL'When the child heart feels that theesher wishes, expects, and enjoys gothes in the pupil, it has the strongest stje to be good. But let the dark 4 rjcion once get into tho mind—" My eher likes mo to fail and trip, for t titis faction of being down upon mc,. 4 its nnture is gradually embitteree d a vindictive spirit is awakenei r'eh eornelimes lasts through life. [tes pons'Wlity of teacheis, os regi nthe youf.li of the land, is only less tl that of parents, and if their power ted, the harm, resnlting from such w> jg incalculable. \ The earthquake at Agram, destroyed half the town, and the SVige is estimated st several millionpns. One half of th...
"SWORN TO NO MASTER, OF NO SECT AM I." "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT, LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM'ST AT BE THY COUNTRY'S, THY GOD'S, AND TRUTH'S The Singleton Argus. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 1881. Coercion at Last. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
"SWORN TO NO MASTER, OF NO SECT AM I." "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT, LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AIM'ST AT BE THY COUNTRY'S, THY GOD'S, AND TRUTH'S The Singleton Argus. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5TH, 1881. Coercion at Last. IT is perhaps proper to suppose that the action of those who manage the affairs of the British Empire are guided by wisdom and prudence; and that - wliea inaction.is the prevailing order of .things, it is because inaction is held to be tbe beet policy for the interests of . the nation at large. As loyal subjects ,of a,common Sovereign, and largely in , terested in the proper recognition of all .lawful authority, wo should prefer to \ trust implicitly, in the wisdom of onr rulers, rather than criticise their policy, tor impugn the motives which guide ; their dealings.. Bnt theory and practice aro two- different things.: We find it '?? impossible to regard the policy of the Imperial Government towards Ireland ; for months past as other than deserving ,of. very .searching if not indign...
Odd People. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Odd People ?Goo d Words. hvr, "odd" people, whatever they are, IB) certainly not- hnnibugs. : Nor are' tey necessarily bad people—quite the ?ntrary. Society, much as it dislikes; tSrri, ;is forced to allow this, filanj :en and women whom others stigma se as " so very peculiar," are, the lattei itou confess, not worse, but ruucl attcr, than themselves; capable of acts which, they know they would arink from, and of endurances whicli bey would much rather admire* than nitate. Bnt then they are such odd 6ople! How? In what'does theu ddity consist ? Generally, their de ractora cannot exactly say. It mostly esolves itself into small things, certain Kculiarities of manner or qnaintnese ol trees, or an original way of looking at iingH, and a fearless fashion of judging Aem; independence of or indifference x> the innumerable small nothings which tilake the sum of what the world con siders everything worth living, worth lying for, bnt which these odd people do not consider of so mnch impor...
A Mine of Wealth. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
A Mine of Wealth- Sportsman. A becekt able report, drawn op by Mr. Brace, the Chief Inspector of Stock, shows that, after allowing no less than 5 lbs. of meat weekly to every man, woman, and child in this colony, there wonld remain an available surplus, from natural increase of flocks and herds, for export annually of no less than. 182,316,800 lbs. . Queensland has also a surplus of 142,800,000. Of our sur plus last year about 84,000,000 lbs were exported in form of live-stock to, neigh bouring colonies, and 83,000,000 lbs as preserved and tinned meats'? total* 117,000,000 lbs—leaving, say 65,000,000 undeolt with. The price of .meat in London at the present tima ranges as follows:—Beef, from 6£d for brisket to Is for romp steaks—average, say lid per lb. In Sydney the prices are: —Beef, 2H to 3d—say 3d per lb; mntton, 2d to 2^d—say 2£d per lb. Differences : 8d for beef, and 9id for mutton. A mighty margin this for trial experiments, lost canoes. &&n~ Lunacy is increas...
Don't Shilly-Shally. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Don't Shilly-Shally. ?Sew York Herald. Thkrb is an anecdote told of Wendell Phillips which it will do onr yonng men no harm to remember. It is said that hie wife, though a confirmed invalid, has always been an encouragement and an inspiration to him. When about to leave her nek chamber to make 6ome stirring speech she was wont to say to him, " Now, Wendell, don't shilly shally." How much this has had to do with his incisive and never uncertain utterances it might be hard to say. The words, however, shape themselves into a motto not to be forgotten. Whether you are engaged in the active business of life or indulging in the precarious luxury of making love; " don't shilly shally." In this peculiarly advanced age, when "things aTe not what they seemwhen we adulterate everything from food to religion, when the word shrewdness is received as a sufficiently accurate synonym for honesty, the great want is that uprightness and down rightness which means what it says and says what it means. ...
Intellectual Impatience. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
Intellectual Impatience. The Spectator tkae concludes tax aiticle on this subject:—" It is a great force, that power of expectancy, and we believe the nay to grow it is to recall mnch more than Vβ do the slowness of things, the time they .take, the long intervals daring -which no progress is made.' It is the hardest thing in tho world to remember historic intervals of time, to be fully conscious that Rome took as many years to master, the shores of the Mediterranean as have elapsed between our time and the Crusades, to recollect that the old' Paganism. was more cen turies perishing than have passed eince the Reformation, to remember steadily that it was nearly eigh teen hundred years before men saw that Christianity and slavery were irreconcilable, or that there most exist some morally right proper- | tion between offence and punishment. It took Bomilly years to" convince Englishmen that larceny did not deserve death, and yet how utterly the possi bility of inflicting each' a penalt...
The Poet's Corner. THE SCIENCE OF NATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
The Poet's Corner* \- THE SCIENCE OF KATUBE. Soptlt tbo fading-snnset glow*, Hich with the hnea of tho damask rose; Bef raction sends us tho last warm rayn. And writes in crimson it's Anthor'a praisc^- The moon ascenda in the silent night, And pours forth a flood of soft cold light; Hcfiection gives her the mean* tq shine, In;silence pnu?ing the Pow'rDiiine. The uiehtingale's eong from'tho distant ticea Is borne by the passing rammer breeze ; Hent sets in motion the fragrant air, ' Which bears the notes Cram the warbler there. Should but one planet change its coarse,. Wrested by some abnormal force, ' The worlds would crashing together fall, And gloomy chaos wonld reign o'er all.
The Lowest Rank. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 5 January 1881
The lowest Banff AcoERESPOSBBSTient Jfigarmefol lowing note in refcrenco toawgraph quoted from sa American padanent the connection of actors withlnting establishments: — . *:; " lam a litUa enrprieed to fir critic who is usually bo well inionni a you are, repeating, the stupid Yap! etory about Mr. H. J. Montague ha , ybeen "a type-setter ou the Londo Era." Sir. Montague (whoso reafiime ie Mann)is a gentleman of excelWaniJly and of good education. O&aving school he was placed by lfijUike3 Carrie, the banker, who was afetimata friend of tie-father, ia the'jfi Fire Office, where he remained nni &c was about 18 or 19- Mr. Bonded took him up and gave him theqjftnnity of learning the businees of his rfesaion on the stage of the Weetniinstfiieatre,; ,as Astley's was then called, think it > right to send you this correpi, as & good many people fancy fit the f dramatic profession is recruitefbui the j lowest rank of society, and deij in any 1 cock-and-bull story of...