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NOTES OF TRAVEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 14 November 1888
NOTES OF TRAVEL. On Tuesday morning Oct. 30, I left Moruya on a visit to Melbourne. The most of your readers have ascended the Moruya mountain, so I need scarcely tell them it is a pretty diffi cult task. The road is good aud kept iu good repair, its grade has been recently improved, but in several places there still remains soiuethiiiK to be done forsecuring'tbo safety of tlie travell ing public, and that as, to place a railing around the steepest irid narrowest places. The imagination shudders, at tnc possibility of the danger, that would be the consequence of a false step over the brink of yawning precipices. After having refreshments at Cooper's and gettinga fresh team we proceeded on our journey. The scenery in many places is pidHi-esqtic, and often very beautiful. The valley opens out be fore us hut was then very dry, und the grass much parched and burnt up. An occasional oasis is however seen, when a smiling orchard and pretty garden enliven the scene ; the re sult, of well d...
THE BALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 14 November 1888
THE BALL. The annual spring ball was held in the Cen tennial hall on Friday night last, and was in al! rcsjiects a most enjoyable affair ; there were about 80 present. The hall was brilliantly lighted and well ventilated (providing two groat essentials to a hall room) sad was sot uncomfortably filled. Mrs. Love and tlie Misses Murphy presided at the piano and koptthc dancers well occupied. As the strains of music were wafted through tlie hall some might bo seen wreathed in the quadrille or wheeled round in tho giddy waltz, whi'.e others engaged in a mild flirUit.on ; but wheiber dancing or flirting all seemed to thoroughly enjoy tliew selves ; the light feet of ' our girls ' gliding like those of sylphs or fairies, while their airy drapery, floating about among the more care lessly dressed members of the ruder sex, seemed like the garments of tlie same imaginary beings. Amongst tho many attractive cos tumes present might be mentioned, a very ele gant black lace skirt with velvet bod...
Pic-nic at Coila. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 14 November 1888
Pic-mc at Coila. The annual Picnic of the Pre»hyteriaii body was iioiil on ihe Coils Reserve on ;he '.Ith in-i. Altogether perhaps the alf;iir was not quite *? lively as some of the former nirnirs. still it was a .-siiivess from a financial point nf view. There were about zim) [.eople present .md th' flat preseuifd quite n guy appearance The '» /.rttnf.iiji.f»rjn*. ' irac ftll thni. i*n!lM }yp Af*'-:-n-l the supjily of eatables beiug abundant and their quality beyond dispute. It was pleasing (o fee this' swarm of fair waitresses iliiljiig hither and thither, vicing with each other in their attentions to the guests, the most bashful of whom were made to feel quit* «t home. The inevitable ' drop handkerchief ' and siiuil-ir circular guinea ocuupicd the attention of loth youug and old for a considerable por tion of the afternoon. Ve3, it is a positive hct. staid old. gentlemen were nelnally to ue seen racing round the ring in iuil pursuit of fair young maids right, under the very noses...
Half Holiday Movement. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 14 November 1888
Half Holiday Move incut. In rosjjou.o to an advertisement, n number of our I'luitiCM jiouie met on Monday even ing »t the Mechanic's Institute f.'r the purpoae of arranging dotui!? in connei'li-ju with the half holiday movement. Mr.' W. H. Simpson, J.P.. was voicd t« the chr.ir ami briefly staled the objects of the mcet ;..- . n(4ni. «-l.;^K Air .Tnlin Hmmott S:u'il ne had a list of those who had already signed in favor of closing their cstjiliiislmiciits on Wed nesday afternoons from 1 to T p.m., also that he lmd a letter from Mr. W. l'wt, regretting hi* inability to attend ilie mcciing. The chairman road n letter from Mr. Morris expressing his willingness to close his place of business from 1 to G.30. p.m. Considerable discussion then followed as to wliwher it would be udvisoblr to close from i to 7 p.m or take the full half holiday. Jlr. John Emmott would like the full half holiday, hut thought they ought t.. lie thankful for small mercies and' first try from 1 to 7 p.m. Mr. Meta...
The Spring Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 14 November 1888
The Spring Races. Undeb the most f&voraMe circumstances these races came ofl'ou Friday last. The wc.it her left nothing to be desired from a mciii^ standpoint, and judging from the clii-cry faces and general outward appearances no jiersnn -would drsam that one of the most ?wl verse seasons was confronting us. About MO people wure on the course, which must ijc considered eminently satisfactory, when we consider that the CoiJa Presbyterian Pic nic, mul numerous private parties attracted many who would otherwise have attended the races. Of course, the Spring Meeting is considered ijuitc an extni, and a sort of .pre liminary Ciiuter to the more important annual gathering to be lield early in the year, or otherwise we would criticisu some of the arrangements; but we cannot let this op portunity pass without entering our most emphatic condemnation -of the conduct of a certain individual who unreservedly abused the gentlemen who were uimuimouslv appointed hundicapners. Nothing tend...
Funny All Round. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
Funny All Sound. I bilked to her of the humming bees, And bow they made their honey In the sumioer time on the flowery leas, And she answered, * Ain't it funny 1' I spoke of the miser's love for gold, And how he hugged his money ?«To the very verge of the church-yard mould,' And she answered, 4 Aiu't it funny V I spoke of the farms of Australia, And the ravages made by ' bunnie ' ; The maiden heard what 1 had to say, And she answered, ' Ain't it fuuny 3' I said I was seelciug a damsel sweet, J A girl with a temper sunny ; j Then I threw myself at the maiden's feet,jr And she murmured, ' Ain't you funny T A young woman who lately sued for breach of promise was offered two hundred pounds t° settle it ' Whit 1 ' she cried, ' two linndred pounds for rained hopes, a shattered mind, a blasted life, and a bleeding lieart J Two hundred pounds for *U this 7 Never— never ! Make it three, and it's a bargain.'
A Beauty Show. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
A Beauty Show. A ' Beauty Shew ' ought surely to be a great draw anywhere ; and one now being held at Spain aitd Belgium has the addi tional advantage «f having been well puffed. Bat for all that it appears to be put an in different sucoefiB. It was announced a± first that the names of some 3T-0 lady competitor had bocH received, and it was naturally sup posed that there would V- a galaxy of beauty positively overwhelming. But subsequently it turned out that by mpuns of the processes of rejection and withdrawal the numlrers alarmingly diminished. Sonic of the ladies appear to hare overestimated their charms. At least when the photographs of the would be competitors were submitted to the scrutiny of a committee of judges — men, I believe, all of them — they relentlessly rejected quite a considerable proportion of the candidates. The brutes ! — the judges, I mean, of course, not the candidates. Perhaps the ladies did uot possess the rare gift to see themselves an others see them. Well...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
A. and P. Society. A MEETING -of the Committee -will lw held at the Hall mi TUliSDAY NEXT, at 3 o'clock to retumi; drafting the Prize Schedule WILLIAM BOOT, Sourctary. Moruya Rowing Club. A T the meeting beld on the evening of )2fh jTjl iimL, the Honorary Secretary was instructed to purchase the following boats on an estimate cost of JUKI :— 2 four oar Racing Gigs, 2 SkiUs for single or double eculls with sliding ecats, &c. For llx information of those who were unable to be present, a list of office bearers and mombora IB provided. Patrons : James Garvan, Ksq., M.P. and H. Clarke, Esq., M.P. l*resident : Geo. Maunsell, Esq., P.M. Vice-PresiilenU : Messrs. C. J. Hyme, C. Iirice, C. Chester, and J. Emmott. Hon Treasurers : Moaen. E. A. BloomGcld, andU. W. Ayton. Committee : Mcurs. J. X-. Calis, J. L. Buss, Q. H. Rose, H. Thomson, J. Zeigler, and all officer, of tlie cluli. Hon. Secretary : X. G. Brown. Mombora : Messrs Avcrell J, Ball T., BaU S^ Barton H.W., BarlowP. BootVV., ...
Two Kinds of Courage. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
Tm Sands of Couras*. General Horace Porter contributes an! ^article to the -' Outory ' on ' Hie Ehil 'OROpliy of Oarage,' from whiuh we quote as ifollows-— ' Indifference to danger is not always t3ie ?form of courage which should entitle its pos sessor te the hicbest etwiit. It is a negative virtue as -compared whrth tlie quality which ?enables 'one to perform a dangerous duty -while realising the full measupe of the peril ?encountered. ?' These two traits are test illustrated by ttne'dld;fltory of the two soldiers whose regi ment whs charging up a hill in a desperate Attempt to capture » battery. When half way up, one of them turned te tlie etherand :said ; * Why, yeiTre as pate as a sheet ; you look lite a ghost ; E believe you're afraid.' ' Yes, I am,1 was the answer ; ' and if you -were half as atuch afraid as 1 imyotfd have run B»»g ago.' It is ssmething 'higher than jriiyneu courage, it is a species of moral ?conrasa, which recognises the -dancer and yet wermastera tlie sease ...
Passing Thoughts. [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
Passing Thoughts. The printer's devil declares the whale to be the premier monster of the deep, and why 1 0 1 because it, he says, pops out its huge caput likj Sir Enery for the Jove of spout. » ♦ * ♦ The bye-law of the Woliongong Council can't have the force of Statute law and for the sapieut Mr. Thomas, P.M., to say it has and sentence to imprisonment members of a ?despised sect of religionists, shows a lack of legal acumen most discreditable. Our full court has, since writing this, declared the whole act of P.1L, and Councillor's ultra vires, and ordered instant release. There is a just complaint which some of the Sydney papers re-echo with emphasis, viz., that only in first class hotels can pure and unadulterated alcoholic drink be had — that elsewhere business compounds are freely ?dispensed to the injury of tlie buyer, not of the seller. One member of the medical regime, who in certain cases administers spirits, makes it a £INU qua kok to analyse before allowing patients to sw...
NOTES OP TRAVEL (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
N0TEB OF TRAVEL (Continued). Beautiful Sydney ! and marvellous Mel bourne 1 These are the terms by which these two rivals are designated. Why Li the latter so called, and does she deserve the name t I will endeavour in this letter to ascertain if this is a misnomer, or whether this city has fairly earned the title ' Marvellous.' In the first place, Jet us consider the age «f »(.» «;*-* Wiinn urn in N|-W South Wales were celebrating our Centenary, Melbourne was observing her Jubilee. In 1835, tbe first man came up the Yarro, the river on which Melbourne is built. Iu 1837 the first land was sold, since that time she has been extending, at first gradually, at other times by leaps and bounds ; till now, she has be come including her suburbs, n city of 350000 inhabitants. There are two entrances to Melbourne by sea,— one by Snnd ridge, and the other hj Willinmstown, and persons thus approaching are generally much disappointed. Sandndge has now changed its name t« Port Melbourne, but its ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Moruya Times and South Coast Journal — 21 November 1888
A cricket match was being played by two local tennis in the county of Northampton, when the l»ll rose and struck S. (a batsman] in the middle ol the back, and the umpire gave him out leg before wicket S. appealed, but the umpire was firm and would not yield, and S. returned to the tent in an angry mood. and with a determination to be even with the umpire before the game was finished. When S. proceeded to the wicket in the second innings he bad a leg-guard fastened on his back, which caused such laughter at the expense of tbe umpire that the Utter left the field in disgust At a cricket match in the North of England the fielding was remarkably bad, and several easy catches having been missed, one player remarked to another : ' There's an epidemic about, but it isn't catching.' ' An umpire once gave the following extra ordinary decision :— ' No ball— wide ball — no, by jingo, he's caught it. Out. Over.' Many .years ago, it was said that, on jroinR up to see hiB sweetheart one evening, ...