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People Who Bet. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
People Who Bet. . ' . The Burnley Town Council has adopt ed a now by-law : which' will make it an offence for any person to loiter; in the street for the purpose of ' bookmsiking.' One member: of the council said there were 20,000 people in Burnley who made fcets, and that £500 and f GOO changed ; hands daily. Several members de scribed this as a libel on Burnley, but It was admitted that betting, in the town had increased enormously. Colonel Slater said it was an Englishman's privi lege, lo bet, and advocated the setting apart of some ground where betting could be 'carried on. His suggestion was not' accepted.
He Wouldn't Wait. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
He Wouldn't Wait. If the present style of ladles' pockets is not promptly altered, it may lead to yet more embarrassing results than oc curred in the case of a lady passenger on a street car. The lady was making those familiar, yet mysterious, dives into the-folds of her voluminous garment for her pocket-hook. The conductor ap proached and said, ' Fare, please ?' 'All right, wait a minute.' 'I've waited jest about as long as I keer to,' said the conductor, 'and 1 kaln't wait all day. You'll hov to stop scratchin' yerself an' pay yer fare, or you'll !-et off this car 1'
A very Fast Train. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
A Very Fast Train. The American railway journal, the ' Railroad Gazette,' gives particulars of a very fast run made by the newspaper train between Camden, New Jersey, and Atlantic City, on 21st April Inst. The distance is 58.3 miles, and the time occu pied was 45% minutes, an average rate of 7G.4G miles an hour. The fastest mile made was in 41 seconds, a speed of 87.8 miles an hour. From Berlin to Absecon, a distance of 35.G miles, the average speed was 82.9 miles an hour, and from Absecon to Winslow Junction, a distance of 24,9 miles, the running time was 1G minutes, an average speed of 33 miles an hour. The driving wheels of the engine was 7Sin. diameter, the heating surface is 1583 square feet, and the I'.oiler carries a steam pressure of 17511). per square inch.
Spray. A Curious Tax. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Spray. A Curious Tax. In the Danish Budget a curious tax, entitled the ' rank tax,' Is calculated to produce 13261. Social rank is highly prized in Denmark, and every one of any consideration has his clearly defined position in the social hierarchy. A post under Government entitles the holder- to a certain precedence, for which he is not taxed ; should he, however, retire from oflice he may retain his rank on payment of a proportionate fee. The tax is further paid by persons bearing the title of ' Raad' (corresponding to the German ' Rath'), and by persons whose rank is purely social, and not official.
A Thrilling Spectacle. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
A .Thrilling Spectacle. «._A--STiIc-lgo man ishgeingj^ £ot UP' a spectacle',::for the comingauiTini&r tlliri' hvill be peculiarly Chlcngoesque Ho ; -1. expects . to lease 100 acrei of land, in one of the suburta ano : build a railway track theia on. : He will buy two engines at an es llriiatecl cost of £2000 apiece. Then' lie will erect, an immense grand stand Ion -:ach side of the railroad which will lc cc.mmoda to 100,000 people. ? The engipes will be steamed up to their full capacity and started towards each other. The spectacle when they collide, the Chica gcan calculates, will be so thrilling that thousands will want to -witness it.
The Paupers' Drink Bill. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
The Paupers' Drink Bill. Although there was a reduction in Liie paupers' drink bill of 1893 compared with that of the previous .year by over £3000, the amount is still outrageously high. In the workhouses of the United Kingdom during iti'j;j there was consumed ?lus.'ns gallons of malt liquor, at a cost of £18,071 ; of wine, the quantity drunk :was 7C,1GS pints, at a cost of £5-f93 ; find of spirits, 1G3.4G0 pints, at a cost of £18,735.' For alcohol in one form or 'other every woVkliouso inmate cost the ratepayers 3s. lid. in 1S92, and 3s. Gd. in 1893 !
The Electric Candle. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
.The Electric Candle. This pretty adaptation of the new lighting agent is coming into u^e as an illuminator of the dinner table.' Small pads are placed under the table cloth, and the current is excited by two pin points in the bottom of the candlestick. The candle is selt-lighting the moment it is put into the pads, and vice versa. The arrangement is such that the imita tion of a wax candle can be removed when the stem is wanted for an ordinary candle. When used with shades- round the light of coloured silk, the electric candle makes one of the prettiest addi tions to a dining table conceivable. — ' Scientific American.'
THE KLONDYKE GOLD FIELDS. SKAGUAY IN FLAMES. DISEASE AT DAWSON CITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
THE KLONDYKE GOLD FIELDS I SKAGUAY IN FLAMES. Wk DISD V&C A'l' DAWSON CITY. WgBg Tho ^toamer Furallpn, ^yI)ich ar ^M_ n\od on tho bound on August Oth Hal from Lynn Cjieatfbrtng.'Uho news of ^^B^a strious^Cuilagration ragiDg afSka-^ PPPfrSajlf' Tho steamer sailed fwni there zLJ«'\moma fow dr\a a'o, and Cnptaiu v lEoberta stalts thoro was a strong pro bability o£ the total destruction of tho young oity In tho vioinity of Skaginybush hros had been raging, 11 . and it is supposed that sparks ignited v * somo of the sh-veks on the outskirts of } tho town. A high wind soon fannod B ^ tho flanles mto a vast conflagration. %T ^ Wlion -ho rurallou sailed noarly 20 1. houeeeweroin ablaze, with tlie firo U quiclJy BpijCidiug over tho raoro J^ densely Bot^ed etction. Tho railroad * tompiny/uTd hugo quantitits of dyna | mi to st|Jrod in St.\oral shods, and it j vtn Jfuiod that ore it was removed a 1 formlio explosion would result. Tho , io untoei. hro bugodo was doing good ' worK, but th...
WAGGA SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
g^g^^O^;|/i^' :?; ?|ftjij^T^BboiVi0p6nea ; on Wed. ?^N§HB9HHU-#-£u°3t favourable |^ ?'^?entwe& 'Tvoro 1000 I^^^^^Hk-'- ?'?*?* tbev^ial o£ ?HH^HHHBGray's Blazes^ fell jH8BR^BB^^^er- Harold Gray, who waaTiKisidezably ..ehalsen. In draaght stallions Mr J. Sherry secured first and second prizes with. Sir Ijuw ronoe and Berwick Boy. In three year old colts Mr -Brunskill was firat ? find-, second with British Ore and Dalkeith. Hulrae and Sons'a Gipsy ?Was Grit in the /brood more class. In the young draughts Mr John Cowlod aocured first and Mr 'VV. Wilson se cond, whilst for the special competi tion for colts by Stanley, Mr Sam'uel Power was' first, and Mr. John Cowled second. . ; Stallions and trotting, .coaohing, and remount breeds made a good show, .. Messrs Balfour arid Sons' trotter - Putchen King winuing in his' class, - also os a coaching stallion. ' Mr W. ICiley's Golden Arrow was first as a remount stallion. Mentor was ' dooorated with the blue for boat blood stallion, Gun...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
' » ?;./ '??. .A 7 * '» * ' ' ~~-' ' 'V ''' ';C- -«'' - ^-~'? - , -* .-j :- v- '-''^ -~ ?? - *P VERYONE who receives a copy of this paper, 01 . who chances to read it, is entitled, free of all charge, to write for information. ' If you are ill . and the doctor cannot cure you ; if you have been pronounced incurable at the hospital; or if you have some ailment, small oi great, that gives you trouble— write. It is nc - trouble to answer your letter, and we shall answer it honestly, telling you freely and at length whethei De. Williams' Pink Pills have cured similar cases . in other people or not. We shall answer you witl perfect candour : we 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. ...... KJ ,: J DISEASES CURED BY ' | x IjV W 1 11 13 Yf\ 'Q fPiTIl?1 irhllQ w m tCW1 IPs I ft T^OfYH 1 0 w *r We have positive evidence that ^ ^ Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have cured:— 4 ? \ Influenza and...
HE SCARED THE COACHMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
HE SCARED THE COACHMAN. One day, in Edinburgh,. Lord Roso bory roalised the' disadvantage of owning swift horses. His brougham had mot him at Wavorley Station to take him to Dalmeny, Lord Rose bory opened tho door of fcbo carriage to put in some papers, and then turned awav. The coachmnn, too woll 'trained to look round, heard tho door shut, and, thinking ihat his mastor was inside, sot off at onoo. Pursuit was attempted ; but what was tliero in Edinburgh slreots that could overtake those horses ? The coachman drove soven miles, until ho roached a point in the Dalmeny Park, whoro it was hia lordship's custom to alight and opon a gato. Hoio the brougham stood for BOiuo minutes awaiting Lord liosobory's convenience. At last tho coachman bocamo uneasy, and dis mounted. His brain reeled whou ho saw an empty brougham, ITo could have sworn to sooing his lordship outer. Thoio were his papi-rs. What had liapponed ? AVith a qualsing hand tho horsoB wero turned, and, driving back,, the ^coach...
SHE WASN'T "IN QUOD." [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
' SHE WASN'T 'IN QUOD.' Madame Fanny Moody, the popular prima donna, .tolls an amusing story of an adventure which befell her in Scotland. She was singicg on one occasion at tho City Hall iu Cflasgow, when two friends or hers called at tlio hall to see her. By mistake they wanderod into the police ,oiHce sit uatod in tho building, and asked for Madame Fanny Moody. '? Fanny Moody,' quoth the officer. '' I don't think we've got her horo, but I'll tolephone through and see if she's, up at tho other place.' When it was oxplainod to tho policeman that it was a famous singor, and not a wrong doer, who was being inquired for, his astoniahmont wn.3 somothing to witness.
Books with Huge Circulations. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Books with Huge Circulations.. The astonishing circulation of many: novels of the day seems, but it is not,' without- precedent (writes Sir Walter Besant); If, for instance, .we find novels of. the day. going into their; fiftieth, hun dredth, even hundi-ed and twentieth edi tion, .let us compare what^was done with ' Waverley.' Lockhcri-'tcHo-us tiiat Hie' first edittenj, of 1000 copies appeared on 7th July, 1814 ;' the second, before the 3rd of August; the third in October ; the fourth in No vember ; V.the fifth, in January, 1815 ;«the sixth, of 1500 copies, in June, 1816 ; the seventh, of 2000, in October, 1817 ; an eighth, of 2000, in April, 1822 ; that up to the edition of 1829, 11,000, at a guinea, wore disposed of ; and that up to the time of Lockhart's writing 40,000 copies of the edition of 1S29 had gone. So that the, circulation of ''Waverley' up ? to,.., the .'year 1S3G or so was -Bl^OO copies. At that time the population of Great Britain and ?? Ireland was; about fifteen m...
Just Thinking. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Just Thinking. She started across the street at Fourth' and Race, but when just half way over came: to a dead halt between the two car tracks. Evidently she did not see the two cars bearing down upon her from opposite directions, nor hear the shouts directed at her from ? bystanders arid other passengers-'. The motormon kicked their gongs vig orously, and put on brakes. There was a general scramble in the dazed woman's direction by half-a-dozen would-be res cuers, ana still she did not move. Tho cars were of the summer sort, and the footboards would surely catch her and grind her to pieces if she was not snatched away from tho danger. Tears seemed to pass in the moments that fol lowed, and just as every one, including the' policeman and conductors, had turned to shut out from their view the terrible accident that must follow; 'the .cars came to a standstill within two feet of each other. Then* she came to her self, and climbing into one of the cars she sidled across it and out again...
Why Dogs Bark. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Why l-o«s Bark. In writing of tho natlvc'dogs of Central America, Frederick Boyle brings forward a theory as to how dogs form the habit of barking. ITe was discussing with an old resident of the country some; traits of- the ''coyote,' as the native wolf is called, but which more' nearly resembles the dog. Dogs will never go wild so long as they can find a master to servo, arid. more e&pecially trained dogs. The coyots never barks,! and only gallops when ? pursued. 'Why don't these coyotes bark like other dogs ?' I asked an old Indian, pointing to one I was try ing to ''reclaim, 'and why do they only howl, and the pups grunt ?' His answer was, ' He won't learn.' ' Not learn ?' said I. ' What do you mean ?' ' No,' he Yeplied, 'not learn, for If he were of an honest breed he would bark, to try to imitate his master, or, at all events, the other dogs ; but all barking proceeds from dogs imitating their master's shout. The master shouts lo drive in cattle; to the corral, and the ...
SUNDAY SERVICES AT HOME. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
SUNDAY SERVICES AT HOME. ?Hereafter that gentleman will appear in every home in voice nnd speech, and bo given careful attention, not inter rupted by tho yells of noisy partisans. On the Sabbath morning, religious exercises' may bo held in every house by simply (urninp; the lever of the kine toscopo'hud tolephone. What excuse will the lie-abed huabancl have tnen, or, still more honiblo thought, *.vvUoro will the wife exhibit her Easter bon net'?. . ...?:''«? The development of the telegraph and- automatic typewriter augur an addition to man's comfort in the future. Fed from a common nowsgathering centre, the automatic machine in every house will, at early morn or dewy eve, turn out the latest information con cerning the world's doings, accom panied by drawings and photographs. If one cares to save his precious eye sight tho graphophono, supplied with cylinders by the same news-agency, will roll it out in a full, round voice. What will become of the energy that the giant electricity ...
Dancing Birds. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 14 September 1898
Dancing Birds. Birds have taken to dancing,; or rather, they have recently been detected in the enjoyment of this gay and festive prac tice. In this month's magazine; of the Sel borne Society', ' Nature Notes,' evi dence, on the subject is ' collected which seems to place this entertaining feature beyond doubt. Dr. Japp declares that the bower bird of America is notorious for these dissipations ; tho 'American grouse and prairie fowl are equally 'given to the samerfdrm of gaiety, ' and people who' have seen the performance say it is one of the most amusing sights in the workl.' ' The ' American grouse ? first prepares its ballroom by beating down the grass floor with its wings, tho hall being left' surrounded by rustling grass and goiaen asters. Morning and evening a party assemble here, with pirouettes and curtseys. ? By twos and fours they advance, bowing their heads ana drop ping their wings ; then they recede and then advance again, and turn on their toes, swelling their feather...