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Death of an Old Identity. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Death of mi Old M*atliT. On Sunday, Jan;' 8, there died at Queanbeyan Mr Malcolm Mclntosh, 81 years of age.'. ' His father was engaged by Mr. C. A. Campbell in 1837 to come out here asa shepherd, the engagement being for 12 months at 5620 per yeai? with £10 a year each for his twd'iwys -John and Malcolm), rations to be added. The latter eventually settled down as a. bootmaker, -jn Queanbeyan, ?pending 67 years in this district. .
Scientific. MUMPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Scientific. MUMPS. JMTnERE ia no doubt thai mumpa Bag ?» an infectious trouble, sod '^ that it is apt therefore to I ?pread from one child or psnon to I others. It u recognised as such by I medical men, and is cUstiBtd in the ™ « loose diseases regarding the! prevention of the spread of which I weiegmM to laVe 4ne ^r*oautiont.J [?] pli^iaiBo^sj^^i^iS^ii % mo called salivary glands. The/ are engaged in the work of mtliag the saliva or water ot fie mouth. In addition to the two parotid glands, whioh are j the largest of the set, there are other I two pairs. These lait are found in the floor of the month. Ons pair, j beneath the tongue, receivea the I name of sublinirual eland., thn nth..* I pair, placed nearer the aides of the lower jaw, are called submaxillary glands. Saliva, as moBt of my readers know, is au important fluid. It helps the digestion of the starchy foods we sat (broad contains, for example, sbsut SO per cent of stSrch, and potatoes about 23 per cent.), and convert* sta...
Dog Poisoners at Work. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Dor Poisoners at Wort. During the past week quite a number of ; dogs were poisoned locally, the bait having been laid on the premises of the owners. : Some of the does were poisoned oii the ' chain. Apart altogether from the value of the ^dogs aj^r6^ed,^the! about premises where there aresmall children is both dangerous and re prehensible. Among those whose dogs were' destroyed, are Messrs. Coghlan, D. Morton, McKone, Smith, O'Rburke and others.
Descriptive. FATHER-IN-LAW OF EUROPE [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Descriptive. FATHER-IN-LAW op cirnnnD MjglNp CHBJjSTUN, £F PE» pdnoea and princ.a»is, ---j|ih|^^1 dnchessas, «v*ry one an hair to Ugh! dobtiuie*. 1 King CUriellan never better de. (srvsd lh« acme of ? Father-in-law of Europe/ which Bismarck once gave hii£ with impudent familiarity, and which. the people have fondly con. tinued co apply to the ruler of Ham let a Anntifov ii ai.h . ? , dene* of Frsdessborg, the daily! programme it set by King Christian and followed ty the others respect fully and with much exactness. However exalted thn visitors, what ever their number and their personal whims, nothing U ever changed. At seven in the naming everybody in the old manor must riea at tbe summon, of offiatH, of the household »»«» w toe /Kttertnt apartments for] tbs purpose. And one hour later a bell— a farm bell with a 'ftacked voice— announces that breakfast is I servsd. The sovereign* and their I ch Jdren promptly come down to the I cheerful breakfast-roam on the! ground floor—all glass ...
Polluting the River. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Polluting the Blver. The other day a dead cat, in an altogether uniuviting stage of de composition, was found floating on the placid waters of the river between the bridge and the weir, not fdr from where the watermen obtain their town supplies. It is suggested that the water supply is almost sufficiently polluted now with the wash from the streets, and some substantial form of retribution should be provided to meet the case of persons who start out to add further adulterating influences in the form of dead cat.
"The Leader" Inauguration. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
' Tiu I«ader ' Inauguration. This evening,., at the Protestant Hall, there will be a free concert and some small amount of speech making to inaugurate The Leader. The Mayor has has consented to pre side over the gathering, and represen tatives will be present from all the outlying centres. The gathering, which has bees organised principally by Mrs. Munday, Miss Smyth and Miss' Munday, promises to be a large one. The programme for the even iog appears in another portion of this issue.
Police Officers Congratulated. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Polio* Oflleers Congratulated. At the Court House on Wednes day, before the business of the Court was cornmeiiced, the Police Magistrate, Mr... Elliott, warmly complimented Senr.-Sergt. Willis and Senr.-Constable Clemesha on the promotions which they had re-_ ceived since his former visit. He said he was sure that both officers had earned the distinctions con ferred upon them. The officers both thanked the P.M. for his kindly remarks, and said they would endeavour in the future, as in the past, to faithfully carry out the duties of their respective offices.
LOCAL NEWS. Prevention of Bush Fires. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
LOCAL NEWS. 'T^r? Cafibena'StEooir on Janf 16, a, meeting was held in connection with the above. , About 30 persons were present, Mr. P. Campbell- pre-; siding. On motion of Mr. E. G. Crace, seconded by Mr. John South well, it was resolved to urge upon the Government, through the mem ber, the advisability of altering the present hours for burning fire breaks, 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. to be sub stituted. Mr. Hudson moved and Mr. G. P. Hatch seconded, that the Federal member be requested to urge the Government to erect tele phone wires and substantially reduce present telegraph charges as a step towards aiding in the prevention of the spread of fires. The motion was carried. Mr. John Southwell moved, Mr. S. Shumack seconded, and it was resolved that payment should not be expected by persons helping to extinguish bush fires. It was resolved to ask the press to impress on all settlers the necessity of burning secure breaks and re moving inflammable material from around their homesteads. Mr Crac...
Passing Notes. My Creed. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
tod notes. LJ MyCrwa. LKT others frame their creeds, mine Is to work ; To do ray beat, however far It tall Below (lie keener craft of stronger hands; To be mvKcK. full-hearted, free, and true To what my own loin sees, below, «bovr ; To think my own Ihouzlit btralvht out from the' heart ; To feel and be, and never atop to aft : 'Do all men so? Ulliislhe xo.-W's highB-aj'' To look unflinching ln the lace ol lite As eagles look upon the noonday sun ; To cut my own path through the primeval woods; To lay mv own course t»y lUe pol^r nar Across the trackless plaint* and mountains vnst ; To seek, not follow, ever till the cud. And for the rest — bnrehsnded have I come Into this world, X know not whence or why. Barehanded and alone and unafraid, With heart ol fire and eyes that question still, will I go torih into the wide Bevond, Ab vent Ihe men who bore my blood of old. To Eblis or Valhalla, nothing loath. ? -S. M. Hall. * * * Sydney Daily Teiegrapii is anxious about the Rous seat, render...
Bush Fires Relief Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Sash Flru fetlisf Fond. On Jan. fij, .et Queaubeyan, a cricket match (Duntroon v. Quean beyan) and sports, followed by a Cinderella dance at night, was held in aid of the above fund, about ,£25 being realised. The cricket match was won by yueanbeyan by 75 runs. For the local team, S. Hincksmau 13, A. E. Moore 14, Harrison 10, Cadden 39, and Jeffreys 15, were the principal scorers. On the Duutroon side, T. Gribble was the only player to reach double figures. Queanbeyan compiled 130, and Dunlroon 55. The Bicycle Handi cap, 1 mile, was won by W. Mclmies ( r 10yds. ) , with C. Mclnnes (60yds.) second, and T. Butt (60yds) third. Bicycle Race, half mile, was won by E. Land (90yds.), with T. Butt (30yds.) second. L. Gillespie and A. Greenwood fell. Stepping-the-Distance prize was divided by \V. Butt aud A. De Smet. Footrace, 100 yds. , was won by E. W. Bell (scr.), with E. Sulli van (3-'ds.) second. Boy's Race, was won by H. Willis (7yds.), E. Land (scr.) being second.
An Old Letter of Sir E. Parkes. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
An OVA X«tt«r of Six X. VaxkM. The correspondence which the late Mr. J. J. Wright, of Quean beyan, accumulated during his life time (says the Goulburn ^SMinr Post), contained letter! from inea who in their day played an impor tmnt-part in tne puMic tuewxiew South Wales. The following «nn amriication from Sir Henry Parfces iB interesting because of its sugges tioVof the writer's opinion that jtie ehopid not tave entered ; the arena ofWma V- ' Sydniyi Jan.*^i; - bave*^^TOU^- occupied and at ^i^et^^ weary that I have xmgiBtji^onsori your election .by irM^o-1cnowyoa1)estt6 a seat g|p^jrOrin« V* .«nf VT: street which- 1. sometimes think t ought neven to have left; Who should havctheh supposed that we should meet in ttftet yeans both members of the Satnfe House bF Parliament. The story would make a pleasant page of Australian his tory. Tuesday, the 26th, being the anniversary of the colony, the Ministers will give a picnic down the harbour. The next day is the opening of Parliament. I hop...
TREES AT PER THOUSAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
»i SBfiES ATsl^BTtubtJSJlLNb.* ?';'Tewji*iplo=o4«!ae the trad*', are ^pwrs'uiat troHcan ba'bbuK^t^t-^i* Uil'ooiBmin'KotlTaj sprue* U^A.biM' ?zeelat). It must not be 'laagine.l *or one moment, faofrever, tbet a ready-made forsst it to Ie obtained for this figure, as the firs at this price are only a few inches in Might, being known as one year seedlings, Tfcoir price incroses with their growth until at two feet fci A they srs worth 24i, a thoui&ad. While many planters of- woods prefer to operate with the geedlinga the majoritv consular th« t_« iu- trees the safest, [sad, even »» tbe prices quoted above they cannot be considered an extravagant outlay, at; in thirty to forty years' lime they may be worth ant thing between £1 md £S each. Firs are aot, Lcmsver, the only trees which coat but little to plant, Tbe Austrian pins can be procured for 3s. per thousand, the alder at S». Od., tho ash at ?«. 6d., the beech at ie. ea., the elm at 6s., and tbe oak at 7e. Od. for the tame qua...
A VENERATED TREE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
A VENERATED TREE. The mountain ash was long con sidered in Scotland a very powerful, urteerrativo against witchcraft. It « ir.'bab« that it was in high esteem with' tbe Dj-uids, tor it may to this day be «een growing more fre quently than any other in the neigh bourhood of those Druidical circles eo olten seen in .Hut north of England, aud the' superstitious still continue to retain a groat veneration tor it, wiiich was undoubtedly handed Huwn to (beat trout early antiquity. They boliere that a small part of this tree, carried about them, ?will 4-rove a sovereign charm sgainet all tie dire effects of enchantment and wltohoraft. r. Their ctllle also, as well es thcmtelvst, are preserved by it from evil,- for Oie dairymaid will uoi^ forget to .drive them to the shelling* or^to tb« summer .pastures with a^od of the rowan Ires, which c!i* carefully laVsuD . over the. door of^ie shell liathy, or aummer-house, and drivss ?tteni: tome Again Jwith ttsiame. : In'Strathspey ^tb'ey |bake vt^Mj...
AN [?]PITAPH. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
[?] ^tireaBDd«vi0'S;in E?et,r^iS -a .»l»uv*n1-ld^sohocamt^;aaown: 'iK.pridtdl.ii.eir^i^lfS'^: I wo* frequently called opon to^com poie epitaphs, and aeenu to have acquired ieansiderable skill in that line. One of his admirers, a certain Peter Brawn, had an idea that he would like to see his own epitaph before quitting this vale of tears, so he petitioned the schoolmaster to obligo him by composing one for him. It was dry work, and the schoolmaster bargained for a « quatur «' ale,1 for the poet was doing his composing in the bar parlour of the village in. The poet, being inspired by the ale, wrote 'Hero lios Peter Brawn of lote, Knocking at Heaven's Galo.' This was satisfactory as for »b it went, but Mr. Drawn hardly' thought it went far enough. Another 1 quatur o' ale' was necoMsry to set the poet's spirit working again, but tbe result sros not quite satisfactory tu Mr. Peter Brawn, whose oounton wee fell as he read the concluding lines: 'Out came St. Peter wi1 hie club, And knocked...
THE STORYTELLER CARROTTY-HAIRED CARRUTHERS [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
THtesroRr teller CABBOTTY-BATRBD GABBUTHEBS 1 Hawkins it drunk again,' eoid Uavidsgo, at he cam* into the barraok room mid ent down onlbe edge otthe bonch. ' Au ' said Riley, looking up from the pipeclaying of hit belt. - Drunk ugoin, builad ; shut*, and it he ever ooueir ?Bui b«'t meutd it Ihia time,1 l-u oued Davidson, laconically. * Reeling drunk ia the canteen tent, with a jug ot els, and howling one or Lis Lancashire tonga at the top of bi« voico. Up coma* that young cub, Currutljera, pope hia noao into (be tent, ocd wantt to know what all Ilia racket's about (lawkine cect him. 'Contain,' says he, 'and have a eoop «' olo,' aud Carruthers goes red to (he tooU of hit ginger hair. 'Come intiflc,' says irankion, ? and bav« a mxp o ale. What, ycr won't— won't T«i' juat at Carmine™ it gelling hit f«co out of (lie way, and bang goes (bo ale and tbo mug at tbe lieutenant. Of course, you know the reit. Off goes Hawkins, lifter au up and a downer in tbo leut, in which a lot of things get...
TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY, [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
TELEGEJUHS. . . ? . ^m -— ? ;-:-;x; .? .:- 'SYDNEV, &$b2$MSm& There is j^L «^PP«i Aiiiefica vOfnvai^ fwisf 'rHorniiig, There had been seven deaths aboard. The vessel was quafanb'ned. T. M. Slattery, a iniember of the Legislative Council, and an exMin ister, of the Crown, was arrested at Adelaide to-day on .a charge of fraudulent conversion. The amount involved is .£66,000. London, Sunday afternoon. ?- A workers' demonstration at St. Petersburg resulted in much blood shed. The cavalry used belt car tridges, kiiling and wounding over 100. The mob erected barricades in the streets. Father Gapon wa; wounded and arrested. The popu lace are infuriated, vowing ven geance. The infantry sided with the strikers, and Uhlans and Cos sacks cut down the crowd with swords. A brown snake was killed in tbr Queanbeyan public school play ground yesterday (Monday) by the scholars. Gonlbnrn P..A., and H. Society is si vertistag for a site, for a new show ground, and Geo. A. Sicbert write...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
For some time past tlie scientific cultivation of the po tato, i.e., the selection of the best and most fecund 'varieties for seed, has been in progress in Great Britain, and fast year the experiment was at ? tended .with highly successful - tesulte. 'Onefanner,Twhohas . been engaged in several trials with new:|';'epie-3es, ' has lifted a tal^'weighuig^lbs,; while «nother.,has obtained .& ^j specimen of^anotber -variety % weighinjgl4lbs7dzs. 'One fiir ly merwho:T-lantedj2lbspf seed ^ of a special variety has gather-i h ed in- a 'crop.tjf'OTef^blbs. W InwestigatMas are: bow being I «a^ied«ut- b? .obtain a =' dis-, h easepcoof 'potato, as the pre dominance of disease ' wreaks considerable havoc ainong the crops, and . is .responsible for a heavy percentage of waste.
QUEER TASTES IN FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
QUEER TASTES IN FOOD. Tb» Esquimaux live principally on blubber, and drink whale oil with unoh relish. When a llustlan cannot get any iliiog better, lie will eat his soap, :andle?. or a small turra of »»lln=, The negroes in Jamaica are «aid to »ar* a great liking for cooked cats.) In the sensual days of Rome a young snd tender puppy was re garded as a great luxury— almost as delightful, in fact, as a sucking-pig It to an epicure of to-day. The Chinese sro fond of dog— ft lien he it cooked. The chow-chows —which have recently become so I popular in England— ire popular id another form in China, where thoy nrigioally came from. A soup made of birda' nest?, followed by aa soiree of dewed puppy, will make a China man bappy for a long tima. If there were any Chinese at the last Crystal Fulacc Show, how *ortj they must have felt at the wosto ot all that good food in the olosseu forl chow-chow* 1 \ ? j They tbore 1* the «sBiagv-&!.l
EVERY WATCH A COMPASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
EVEBI WATCH A COMPASS. People often atk which is the noith, east, south, or west, as the jase might bs; or how does this noujs fsc», «nd similar question* with regard to the points of ths compels. Now, if you have ? watoh in your pockei nothing it easier than to find out which it soutb, and when tutt it dour, of conns, ths other points are sadly determined. Poiut the bout hud of your watch to the I kiui, sad due couth is exactly half way between that band and the ??gars XII, SuppoBe. for instance, last it it two o'clock: point the ?mall h«n,t to II., and south it in J line with I. Suppose, again, that it « eight o'clock, then south is in a line with the figure X. It must not be imagined, tbough, that the timber grorei's only work in life is to plaut treea at 2s. per thousand*, and then wa-t until they ar» life enough to realise £5 each. Uoleea he it a very youug can whan he starts, posterity will reap the chief benefit of hit industry, and hi* own attentions wiil bo concen trated up...
Here and There. CHINESE VIEW OF AN ECLIPSE OF THE SUN. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 January 1905
Here and Ther«.' CHINESB VIEW OP AN ECLIPSE OP THE 8tW. ] reonfor.iv.ty wiih a ooUct rscent ly sent by th* Foreign Office to ths Legation* in Pokin, all the Chinese officials atsembled at the Bsard of Sites -or (he purpose of (esonioit the sun.' wl-in!- ??- ...*«.. J ing from a total eclipse. The 'rescue' was accomplished by means of pros- I trations, the burning of incense, and the betting of drums and , gottae. For the flnt tiine in history a few foreigner* were permitted to witness this remarkable ceremony. I