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ORANGES AND LEMONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
Or.ANQKS AXD I.rJIONS. It is well fur our children tbat they did not live in Ibe rears im mediately preceding 1 653, for oranges and lemons were then taxed at the rate of 2b SA per buskel, so allowance beinir made for decaveu ones. Alcoholic coverages ot all kinds hsvo been ths subjects of constant and heavy taxation down to our times, but the subject ie such an in volved one that we cannot euter upon it uow. The new tax upon glucose will take effect as an indirect tax upon beer, as well as upon various sweets and proecrvds. * * ?' ' Tobacco also figures largely in ths national balanoe-ebeet. It heavlost rating was in 1810, whrjn it bore a tux of 0b per per pound, except in the case of that grown in British Colonies, which was charged 4e per pound. .--* - t .? -,' Coming now to nrtiules of clolhing, we find that in 1712 the u, uettion of taxing thorn was vigorously and: boldly dealt with. Sixpence per yard was charged upon printed silks, threepence on calicoes, and three halfpence o...
Domestic Life. QUEER ENGLISH DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
Domestic Life. QUEER EN'GUSH DUTIES. SJWI1E recent imposition of a tax bJ(Jj on the sugar-basin, amount ***? ing to about a half-penny per pound, has not been received with suy enthusiastic delight by the economical housewife ; -but it may be some consolation to look back to the days of our great-grandparents, snd to see in bow much worse a plight they stood in regard to taxation, Sugar iu 181$, the year of Water loo, was subject to a tax of no leas than 30» per cwt, or 3\d per pound. As the cost of manufacture was then greatly in advance of what new obluiiie, it will be easily -understood with «hat caro the sweet commodity was Uioasured out and economised. It was the policy in those days, when costly wars had drained the national exchequer, to impose taxes on the articles most needed by tho community, with the idea that the large and unavoidable consumption would ensure a Urge revenue from taxation. Thus we find that nearly .all Ibe meet widely-used articles of food, clothing, ond ...
HYPNOTISED A WILD CAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
IIVrXOTISED A WILD CAT. Joe Biggies, odc of tlie lett liuown men in Campbell County, has died in bis boat on the Ohio liiver at the month of Willow Hun, in Covington iu- was ou years ot age. a noted wing ?hot, and a genius. in the art of maWng^uns. He had the reputation of being able to hypnotise all kinds of wild naimals, and only a short time I «go went Into a cage in Newpc-n cob- j lainiug .a la'rge wild cat that had 1 been starred for days, in the hopes of J making K SeU. IHibUj, ~TZ.ua I into tH-wgei the inimal in»d» tiro £Z-Q$ rW^tbr, :b*tions- at ?ti»»m&.M9t.Tei$fjiot V lunge *oJT^ib-*i«™KJ?feP»»r,lfutSoaW j sot.r^istinseting; the' *yM tf ^ «lea, ina in a few moments the'' Wild ?nimrt^lunltririVo- , '«6rner*otflie »*?; ?»d4b«, « though flrairn ly mag.c,«rej.triowlyiTi»iw.«a;iaNir,r ^^^'il'iaits head in his hj, I anraeWtftiefc Wstands. ™ ?\
Rifle Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
MM* Shooting. The 1904 musketry returns give Mr. H. J. S. -Hungerford the badge of honor as the best shot in District No. 6, which includes Goulburn, Goulbura Railway Ambulance, Bombala, Delegate, Adatnitiaby, Cooma, Milton, Braidwood, Bega, Jindabyne, Central TUba, and Bem boka. The number of points scored was 153. The highest score was 158, obtained by Mr. H. Hicks, Shellharbour, District No. 4.
MATRIMONIAL AGENCY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
nirmuoiiiAi -Adeycir.' t??'$*f,?*l!?*--*rtou]u. Tewarl,' in ?^M^*te'«f Mll*«OBa-4.o ^m^-^CTjwAimpri.w,me £i& [?] ccedsd in hiJusppi.-.g »charruir.gi;irl, 1 wtoK be rcprctented as his daughter, The girl found favour-in the eyes of obe of ihe Urahmans, and JaiTewari netted 1 ilC rupees. Thin was toler ably good, and Jai Tetrari was not unnatursliy elated at his success; but there was the other Brahman to provide for. Accordingly he kept a look-out on tbe highways and the byways, and two day* later came across a Mabommedan gill, whom he kidnapped. Her he represented as ilia youngest daughter, end the second Brahmen clocod ths bargain with a consideration of 150 ruj-.oes. The second bride, however, seems to have been less dieureet, or tbo second Brahman less attractive, for on tbe uay after tho nmrriago oho betrayed llio whole business. Wln-reii}ioi;, a» lueiocoi liilelligencnr who eeuda the facts observes, ' tho bubble burst, nnd ?fc'.'fewaii is paseing his days in g.'lv'i, ^
Boy's [?] Cricket Team for Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
Sgr»# Xa*t*r SrisM ,?«?!» tor ?ydiar- Ma. J, Stiix O'liABAihaaBnner takentoarrangeafiother educational tour lor boys at Saster, , 5fce-J-6ys will be chosen from amonKSt those who have adherea to ^he jRockley regulation in icgard tosmoki&Aiid the use of bad Miguage, tfba%re-' ferencewiUheEiveh'to jhose *who have not been -toiSjsJiwgr.^ Endea vours -mil be made toiiaveUje team thoroughly repVe^iffi^ *T the Southern ,d^nct.^4s:j3lajrer»;Hrai; dates (un'der 17 ySirsi&t'iuVe) JfiDm9 agy ^%|-e|sgppipii to submit their names *6 '-:gli£?-wete£ &ry, S. T.' HinctiimaD^uealn beyan, st^g nw^^famwa^ent; play where their play might be tested. Mr. C. McAlister, who accompanied the team hist year as manager, has kindly consented to act again in that capacity.
HUNGARIAN 'HERMIT.' [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
HUNCAniAN ? riKUMIT.' Fur some years lliere Una lived at the foot of Nagyesnl, iu Hungary, a hermit named ttoimullur, who, dwel ling in o miserable Jmt. ttai.'led all the' locality by hie austerity and piety. 8omo weeks ogo, however, I ho came under nol.Vo surveillance. ?mil to enapo their uudcairahle at leutit.ns, ho delenniiied to oulCrotoj his hut with the view of giv;ug riiio io the idea that lie had perished in tho Uames. Unfortunate! v for ibe success of this device, he was reeog nibed at tho West Station at Buda l'oath by a detective, who took him to tho jpolice station. On tbe wny the holy man amused himself by throwing money at the crowd, but. unfortunately, the coiue were bud. Ihe ? hermit' was iu reality a base! coiner; and ho now occupieo a -coll' in (ho prison of Ibo capital of II uugaiy. j
Domestic Life. QUEER ENGLISH DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
Domestic Lift. QUEER ENGLISH DUTIES. SijyilE recent imposition of a tnx gag on llie B-igar-baein, amount log to about a half-penny per j pound, has not been received with auy enthusiastic delight by the economical Housewife ; but it may be some coneolation to look back to the days of our great-grandparenU, and w ere iu how much worse a plight lliey stood in regard to taxation. j Sugar in 1815, the year o( Water oo, was subject to a tax of no loss than 30« per cwt., or 3}d per pound. As the cost of manufacture was then greatly in advnnce of what «.» obtain. , it «m be easily understood with what caro the sweet commodity was measured out and economised. It was the policy in tbo»e day*, when costly w.its had drained the national exchequer, to impose taxes on the articles most needed by tbe community, with tbe idea that the large and unavoidable consumption would ensure a large revenue from taxation. Thus we find that nearly all the most wiaely-used articles of food, clothing, nud comfo...
Here and There BIRDS OF ILL OMEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
Here and There jsn;ns of n.r. ombn. Sj^gltlTKVa of tbe beauties and relSj^ peculiarities of ths Nile, a MOTS*'f correspondent observes : ? ' There nro prosporoue-looking vil -oB™ ot nearly every bend, and the huge grain zurs besides the houses indicate that there is sometimes a plentiful supply ot cetoft,fl to bo j stored. The women from these vil lages tnrow duet in their hair and wan as tho steamers go liy_not because they have personal interest in tbe rucu on board, but because tboy still believe in the old storr that when troops once go to the Suudan they have littlo chance of coming back again.1 I
Lake George Mines Appeal Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
£ol» George UlneB Appeal Caio. Thursday's London cables an nounced that the Appeal Couit had dismissed the application for a new trial of the action brought by the Lake George Mining Co. against Messrs Gibbs, Bright, and Co., and others, without calling upon the counsel for the defendants. The Master of the Rolls, Sir Richard Hcun Collins, in delivering judg ment, remarked that Mr. Keating's moderate, and even somewhat pessi mistic, report on the mines, nega tived any suggestion of fraud. After reading all the correspondence, he (Sir Richard Collins) was forced to the conclusion that the persons dealing with the mine and the float ing of the company were perfectly honest, and made every possible dis closure. There was no evidence that they had ceased to believe in the value of the mine. Lord Justice Sir James Charles Mathew and Sir H. H. Cozens-Hardy heartily con curred in the judgment. [The action was brought on behalf of the Lake George Mines (Captain's Flat) , against Messrs. Gib...
HYPNOTISM IN HUNGARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
IIYPSOTISM IN HUNGARY. For eo.ne timo past it has beeu tbe fashion iu Hungary for persons! accused of murJer and other eeriuus I crimes tu plead hypnotic suggestion iu oiaar to oe declared irresponsible The plea (says the ? Medical IVess and Circular') has not been uni formly successful, bat Ibo sen sational uee made of this hypothesis j by advocates lias called a feeling of apprehension among tbe public. In deference to this feeling, tbe Govern ment liiB juBt promulgated nu ordinance forbiddiDg the practica of lypnDtism, e«pflclally public exhi bitions, witbont «peci»l permission from the Ujard of 1'ubiic Health.
Request for a Receiving [?] again Refused. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
**jut«tftir ?- BtctMa* Ottn agtlz Maud. Ms. Adstik Chapman is in re ceipt of the iollowiqg communica tion from the Federal FoMtnaster Genetsl :— Referring to my letter of the 4th ultimo, acknowledging the receipt of yonrs of the 29th Decem ber, forwarding if communication dated 13th idem, from Mr. W. D. Wright, of Brooklyn, Captain's Flat, relative to the question of es tablishing a Receiving Office at his place, which you wish re-considered, I have the honor to inform you that the matter -has again been fully in quired into, and it is found tbat only six householders (including Mr. Wright), and two other adult resi dents are served by the Wild Cattle Flat porterage service. Out of these, two householders, and the two adult residents before men tioued, are living at Mr. Wright's place, or are engaged by him ; the total amount of correspondence for residents, outside Mr. Wright's household and employees, is about five letters received and eight letters despatched weekly. Mr. Wright i...
THE SNAIL'S GREAT STRENGTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
THE SNAIL'S OKEAT STRENQTir. Snails are gifted with wonderlul muscular Mrengib. They poseeee I ibe conveuient f«cu!ty of being able to fast a long lime. Locard J,j.» Bircoeeded iu bringing back to life «n&ile that be had left without food for a year and si* months. Another I' rencb investigator has kept snails for three years aud a half without light, without food, and almost with- 1 out air, in a closed bor. Their I .-'..cuior sirengiu is ehoirn by their ul? vl° d'« for lon« diatances «-lid objects on which they have Used themselves. I-arbaletrier tells oi a snail which he eaw dragging for about ten minutes a stone that woighed «i*ty-seven Umee ns much as itself. In the winter the enail retiree into its house and closce Ibe door with a platter of calcareous »«cue. It sleeps for six months, but U wekfts in tbe spring with an I enormous appetite. I
Mr. W. Affieck [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
Mr, W. iaHk. The Goulburn Penny Post says : ' Mr. William Affleck, for .many years the representative for Yass in the State Parliament, -arrived in Sydney 50 years ago to-day (Thurs day, Feb. :.), in the emigrant ship Nabob. He proceeded to Gundaroo, and lived there long enough (44 ye&nsj to see a township spring up in the wildest of the bush. In 1894 Mr. Affleck successfully sought the suffrages of the electors of Yass as a freetrader,' and ,waS ? returned at three subsequent -elections. Six months ago be suffered his first de feat He is now settled down at Strathfield. ' ' One item in the fore going par. is incorrect. Mr. Affleck suffered his first defeats good many years ago, 'when he made an attempt tp capture the ^ueaabeyan seat,'
NOTHING CURES THEM. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
NOTHING CUliES TflEM. flie poor Jpw immigrant in tho K«8t liud of London is willing and uble to work at a email wage for « tremendous timo at a stretch. Uu loriunaleiy for himself, he has another Uroiigly.marked (rait that frequently keeps him poor for ever, mil that is a irrp.it. »?«:„„ r._ gambiiDg. There aro scows of clubs devoted wliolly to ploy, and here men come to lose tin. few shillings they hnvo received from 'sweating' maetcrs. Aulbing cures thtin of the gambling fever. When a man has loft all his money, it i, always easy to borrow from e. co-religionist. The borrower goes back to work, starves and stints I pays back what he owes, and starts over again. I To many of these men on oc- 1 caeional gamble is their only recre. otion, year in \ car-out, j
A Donation for the Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
A Donation far the Hospital. Some time ago it was stated a gift of L300 would be made to the local Hospital ; and at Friday's meeting it was announced that Mr. F. Camt-- bsll, of Yarralumla, was the donor. Mr. Campbell explained that he was making the gift as a special thank offering for the escape of himself and his two children during a re cent buggy accident. This gift comes very opportunely, and will enable the committee to make some extremely necessary additions in the way of accomodation for the matron and nursing staff.
MUNICIPAL POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 7 February 1905
MUNICIPAL POLITICS. Shortly the municipal elec tors will be called upon to vote i'or three representatives whose term will last for three years, ;;.nd from six men whose names ore already announced they v.-ill have to make their choice. Of the six whose Jiominatious will be declared to-day, only one — Mr. T. E. Woodger — has so far issued any pronuacia nieulo, and from him a brief address to the electors appears iu this issue of The Leader. * * ?f Without reflecting in an3- v.;ay on the merits of any of the other gentlemen who have euT L'.Ted into the contest, it can be fairly said that none have .greater claims on the suffrages of the municipal voters than Mr. Woodger. For more than '.o years he has resided in ! jueanbeyan ; and during all that period — in the days of his youth and his manhood, as a journe3'man and as a business man — he has commanded the respect and esteem of all whp have had the honor of his ac quaintance. That he has un doubted ability goes without saying, for o...