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HIS HONEST OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
HIS HONEST OPINION. ?Detroit Free Press. About ton o'clock tho other forenoon a man got off the ferry-boat looking as if ho oxpooted to bo grabbod by someone in wait ing. No one troubled him, however, and of tor hanging around for a whilo ho oallod a citizen aside and said : " Strangor, I want to ask your candid opinion about,a matter." * ." All right—go ahead." " Suppose that you woro my wifo P" ?"Yes." "And that I should come homo looking just as X do now." . "Yes." .' ' . ." What would be your strongest impres sion ? Givo mo your honest opinion." Tho citizen thus appealed to turned tho man around, looked into his oyes, snuffed of Ids breath, and stood buok and said: "Strangor, is "your wifo a lunatio or a fool?" "No, sir." "Thon you'd bottor wait at least ten hours boforo you go home, for you'vo boen on a.three days drunk, and sho'll spot you in a rainuto. I'vo gono homo looking fifty per cent, better than you do, and had wholo handfuls of hair pulled out of myjhead boforo I poul...
Singleton Court of Requests. FRIDAY, JULY 30,1880. (Before Messrs. J.N. Books, P.M. and J.C.S. M'Donall,J.P.) DETENTION OF A WHEEL. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
1 Singleton Court of llequosts- FRIDAY,'JULY 30, 1880. ' | (Hoforo Mussrs. J. N. Brooks, P.M., and J. C. S. Bl'Douall, J.l'.) ( j DETENTION* 01' A WHEEL. GEbKOis"l'E'wDLET(W clidmcd £5 IromNV'il-, linm flowihiii, damages lor the detention' of' one dray wheel and lire, and £5 thd vahie of said wheel; ... ??' '? Mr, A. J. liould appunrccl for plointjflt. The defendant did uol appear. , ~,;_ ? Gcorgb I'ciidlcton Mated that' the wheel ?wiiii bc)HOWt)&lt;l"l)y"nefistidiVfit on April 23rd liint, and iiltluiuyh iU return had been iii peatctily applied for, the request had not been complied with ; ho had been compelled to borrow D ilfny whenever hu required one, ins Own Iji ing rtnlerrt umlus ly tit nbsenco of tha-wheel ; ho had received ii letter from the dijenlaot in which lie pro nii?id to uluin the wheel bo foon ns his own wns lcpnin-d , iKfLudiint Imd uUo (.allid upon liim nflet tin, etrvue of Kit eninmoiii, nud had promned thnl ho would rcturu llil whQtl nt once, find paj all ...
SYDNEY LIVE STOCK MARKET. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
SYDNEY- IdVE STOCK- MARKET. ? ,1 .; .., ?,??'?'' .-;'?;'.! : \v.V. ! *,Friday. The cattle 'market ;is firmer; beof is ; 13s.6J. ? ,,'\\" '?'..",, _ Sheep are_ unaltered; Vethera aro i worth 12b. ed.*,;" ?*;?' ???/"?'? ' n ',;/'
GREATER THAN EDISON. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
GREATER THAN EDISON. Edison may peg away on his electric light problem as hard as he wants to, but tho coming man—tho ohap for whom tho bolls will soon begin to ring—has discovered him- self in Detroit. He wonta to remain incog. for a few days yet; but he's hero all tho same, and in due time his name will stand out Hko tho aix-shoet posters of the Georgia Minstrels. About three months ago he sot to work to build a vehicle somo what resem bling a butcher's cart, and the other day it was completed and exhibited to a few friends. Seen at a distance it is a very innocent-looking affair, but that was one of tho points aimed at. A olosor inspection develops such strength and solidity as will astonish tho beholder. It was not exhibited in public until it had boon blown up with gunpowder, subjeotod to a railroad collision and baoked off a' precipice 900 foot high. It stood every test, and tho other,day wan hitched behind a horse, tho line given to a man with fadod whiskers and innocent look...
Humour. THE TROUBADOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
IIMrmt. THE TROUBADOUR. WnxiAJt Cobtbs Habttn, a milk-waggon driver quit work tho other day to marry a girl at Springwella, but when ho arnvod on ?ho Knot ffailv caparisoned for the marriage | ceremony she had been married just Btt hours to a blaoksmith. For a fow momenvs the would-be groom was prostrated by the shock. His head swam, his heart fluttered and ho couldn't remombor whether the rule was ono quart of water to four quarts of milk, or four quarts of watar and a pinch of ohalk to ono quart of milk: Then ho re covered and was "William again. He hit tho blacksmith on the ear, made up faces at tho bride'ond rushed back to the city with his'heart for over saddened and dead. Com ing up Miohigan ovenuo in hia orushod state of mind ho espied a corn-sheller in front of a hardware store. Ho taokled it and walked off, and when ho came to a drug' store he walked in, plaoed his maahino' on the floor .and turnedthe crank and Bang :? ... "What is life withouta lover P '.''??':??: What is ...
BABY'S WALKING MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
BABY'S WALKING MATCH. Hbbbat*. I Baby's on the track! Got tho word to " Go!" Strength of limb ho doesn't lack, Toddling to and fro. Mother is a judge bo true ; There's no doubt ho'll win ; .Sea tho pretty belt of blue, Round hie waist to pin. Many atridea ho has to take In tho ahado and sun; Many miles he has to mnko Ero tho matoh bo won. Bravo! "Up and down ho goes, Holding fast to chairs; Rosy fingers, rosy toes, Pretty littlo airs. - Hero ho comes, the proud, woo ohsp, Boating all tho others! Now. he takoa his final lap; ? But that lap v motlxere P
Wholesale Cattle Stealing. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
Wholesale Cattle Stealing, ! Ms, George/Lodeb, of Abboy Green,! iu'fir.'some months ,pnst suffered con-! iiderably at the honds of cattle stealer?,! ?t his Morsh Station, near Gunnedah. Recentlyseveral prrests harebeen made,; and the prisoners brought up at the : Gnnnedah Polico Court. ' Wβ are indebted to the Xfampi Independent for; (foil report of tho'magisterial examina tion:-- . *??? ?:..;.?? .Juiy. 14th, 1880. J > William Ch'eaborough,; Frank Chos borbogh, Denis 'McManus; Henry Wil- Bn (alias Film),' Thomas Collin, and John KiDgeley'wero' : charged boforo T. A.?? Johnston,- EBq.i'. l! j;P. : , andT. P. WaivAllen, EKqi, J;P.y with stealing MiUia cattle from Merah Station, the yrojferty of ; George , 'lioder/ of Abbey Green/Singleton.'. ,l, ? ??"" -; ' ? v! ! . Sergeant Meagher conducted': the . [TOMiution ; ! Mr.':J. \ G. iy 'O'Connor imeared' ; for ? ?' the- MoMaaiis, end' ! Ein'geley'; Mr. Nash . for?nnnnd'.Gojlin'.P . -. ? ???? . ! Dikie/Mengber, irofgoant of police, ttiti...
The Poet's Corner. THE POOR MAN'S SUNDAY WALK. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
?':;-.;;; :TherEoe^'C?her.;;!; : ';: ; ! '.' THE PPPB$A>V&' M f^' ?CharleiMttehay f LL.D,„ ,.,„? ,',,..',!... | Thi morning ol our rest is come,., The son is.lMningjOlear 5. j ,, ! tfit on the'tttapf'"PA.,£. . ', ,ABd*t ua leavaithe amofcr town, ..: ?' .-:, ?,,;; ?? ... ... !* Toaeethefields again;'"' ;:' : ...", J -V , r?rpinedfor'fcif the Ut?-lon?week; ! Pm the ameU ihars . pleasant walk,, ;. ; ~l tu j„. , ; ; .. "o?t parish chinch' lb coldirid damp V;| ; .?I'M*d*b?'?? ti > ad ' !^ a ' ! ' t;i ''' ) '' "? ??'?"- We'll ait together on the grass, . Ana?eethe.childrenru.n,. ~. ~..:,. Wei watch if rm gathering buttercups, .? Orcowalipsiu'tbedell,/-'' '?' ' ' Or liiten to the ?Of tie far.ofr.ViUa?e übellu bell : ..:-i Andthank our God with groteral.hcartfl, . t -Inobgb in the; fields'we pray _; v ' AndTbless thehealthful breeze of heaven, 00 b sonny Sabbath day;>;: "; ' I'm weary' ot the etiflingroom, ~..... Where all the week we're pent; Of the alley filled.with wreto...
Bits from New Books. THE MALAR LAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
Bits from New Books. s ?.???? ???! THE MAI.An lake. ,' '. i( ?ity Wmim Jfrtitft Alonh tho Malar Lake is tho first'stisge ol the great watcr-wny from the' Baltie to tho German Ocean—the well-known, hut iu n measure misnamed, Qotka Cniinl. The whole length of the j6u?hey embraces adiefcanco of 370; Knglish miles, but of this barely 50 niilc* arc-; by actual canal, the remainder being by the sea or along the lakes, whiob tho ? eicill of the contractor knew well how to Work in to the general schome. Baron'ton Platen, its founder, spent ttpwnrdsj of twenty yoare upon tho gigantic work, but did not lire to eeo it completed. Ho lies buried near Motala, about Mid way bctwoon tho two eoae he connooted, and his grave, among its poplars, might indooil benr the 6amo epitaph as Wron'e in St. I'ftiil'H—" Si monumentum guaris cii'ciimnpicc." It is nn interesting jonriHiy from first to Inst by this Gotha Canal, ond will well repay the traveller. Across the open ssu, by ah arm of-the Baltic, the ste...
The Temora Rush. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
The Temora Bush. A special correspondent, writing pii Tuesday from Gootamundra to the Evanintj News, says :— Since your spocial reports nothing in the shape of mining discoveries worth reporting has occurred at Toinoro. Thero aro now fully thirty claims on payablo gold. Tho want of water is tlio great drawback. Extensive operntioiiH are being made for water storage. Cook and Pollctt have fifteen spadesmon at work lit nn immense dam, which, when finishod and filled, will provide washing for nil the rush. They havo already eroctod two, and intend to have four, puddling machines. Much satisfaction is expressed at the prospect of a duily mail. A monster meeting was held on Saturday, Dr. Brown chairman. A potition was drafted and signed, praying tho Government to provide storago for wator for sanitary and domostic pur poses. This is urgently needed, other wise epidemic disease must bo the result whon tho hot weather sets in. The first death—that of a miner's wife— occurred this morning u...
SCIENTIFIC FARMING PRACTICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
SCIENTIFIC FARMING PR AOTICAL. Mn. EtJf-KMASTSs, before a well-attended meetln*- of farme-H, held at, Tadley, m England, the other day, to corjsic'.er a soheme- for teachins tho science of farming, said that there was no opinion rnoro deeply iugraiced in the mind of tho English farmer than the belief that there was some iinlagoniam bet noon science and practice. Somo'even went bo farad to that tho two aye incompitiblc.' The farmer who driina his laud or triis ? new unanuro, or a now machine, or a wo* crop, calls himself a practio*! man;; ho despises all expaument, ?urt laughs at tho teaching of. scientific men. Hoia not consoious that when he is thinking over new plans and adopting new of -cultivation?'he, may be illas tr-iting in his daily work, %serie3 of chemi cal, and - physiological experiments of ex treme complexity and hnportohoe. Men of tho highest order of intellect, and whose researches were, the most original, have been .pradtical mon v :Praotice and theory are but, phase...
TELEGRAMS. (THROUGH GREVILLE'S TELEGRAM CO.) SYDNEY. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
..TELEGRAMS. [ Through .Gbhville's Teleobam Co.i ' ( ' SYDNEY. t ? * ' Friday. Ir is understood that the Government has not'arrived at any formal decision with regard to the date of the dissolu tion of Parliament. .Unless.a .special reason shoulj ?rico fo'fholdrng jf'Bhbrrse?siou, prior" to tBo gcncral.oloctfibbj nb!iuehr session will be .held... The present Parliament expires by effluxionbf timoontho 25tlfof iio- If'the new Electoral rolls ore compjoted, election will take place' at the end of October or eirly i n Novomber; 1 ' n . ';-?:?::>? '.??? ???.?'?.?.??.?:?.??-; V., In explanation certain alteratione in the Land Acts fnrther; Amendment Act, regulations are published. It ?at at tiret .undera|6bd i; that';section 2* ted the effect of deducing' jfroni^ one'; pound to ten flliilling? an acre irqprbyeraent? to bar selection,ibut *he Attorney General's opinion 'is that impro'yemetits'of' the value of one pound per acre will still he required to ; bar selection,,,.,-....., . Mr...
AN OLD HORSE DEALER'S TALK. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
! AN OLD HORSE DEALER'S TALK. Harper's Wtekly. , -,. | '?' What do I do with the horses I jbuyP' Well, I, bring them down here, I trim them up nicoly, clean them off, | nnd food them up, and when they're in good shape, eon thorn. They re just like country girla in one respeot. Tho girla are niflo as they can bn on tho farms, bat after the city milliner and dress-maker flxos thora up, you wouldn't know then. So with horuos, when they're dressed a little it makes a groat difference in them. It ooete to do it, though, and sometimes wo don't got tho money back. Luat trip I rondo I bought n horse for £80, und af tor oil tho expense had boon put on him, I had to soil him for £GO. But I averaged it with another that I sold for four timas what ho coat mc. There aro a good uinny risks in tho business. A horao may eipkuu boforo you get him to marlret, and either dio or be need up. Ono I bought the othor day for £00 took pneumonia, and I would bo glad to sell him now for £10. "'Tricks! , ' Tho...
THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS. London, July 27. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS. London, July 27. ; A, matpli between the Australian Eleven tind eighteen of Hull was arranged to commence yesterday, but, owing to tho tncloiuency of tho weather, no progress was mado with tlio game. ThiH morning, however, v betlcr start was mado. , Tbo, Eighteen went first to tho wickets, but made only a short stand ngainst the bowling and lidding of tho Australians, which were excellent; the innings closing for 72. The Australians then went in, and had lost ono wicket for 18 runs when time was called. . What is the diftereuco botwoou a ealdier nnd Borwick's baking powder ? One ie food for powder, end tho othor powder for bod,, ??; '????: ??,.,??/. :,.7 c-
Science. THE MIND IN ECLIPSE. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
%amt. . THE MIND IN ECLIPSE.- ?Scientific American. At a recent mooting of the Medico- Legal 8oejety, in this city, Dr. Georgo M. Board read a paper on " The Problems of Insanity,'" in which ho taid: "It ia a paradox of astronomy that tho sun may best bo studied during an .eclipse; and in psychology the mind may be studied boat when it is eclipsed. " Insanity is a diseaso of degrees; there 18 no plain dividing lino between sanity and insanity. Insanity may bo divided into twor kinds —intellectual insanity, embraciug. forms ?in which- thero ore delusions, and 'emotional insanity, in whioh there are no delusions. Insanity is a bnromoter of civilisation, . ami as wo advanco higher in tho arts and aoiencea so will insanity becdmo more pruvalont among ua. Intense application,' brain work, and indoor life are tho. agendas whioh moat frequently bring it about. With savages or barbarians thero is little or u6no of it. Tho intellectual activity of tho women of to-day is another great causa o...
FEED YOUNG AMIMALS WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
I ' ? —- -?" V ' ". ' FEED. YOUNG AMIMALS WELL. Frairic Fanner. '?.-'?- Tna man who wears ont ? call's teoth in tho effort .to mako it shirk for itself never raised o prime Bteer.nor good cow. Every dollar supposed to be thus saved in the young animal must be replaced later by the expenditure of two. The man who feoils best while the animal .is' yonng mikes, tho most money. This is generally recognised as true by our best farmers, and hcnoe tho improve ment in atook, and oonspquent cheapening in the raising of animals within the last ten years. The samo rale will apply to all farm Btock. If stinted while young, they never pny the breeder ond foedor a living profit. ? Hence the reason wby those who d? not keep puoH with the times are always complaining that there is no mono; in stock. Tho bit; prices paid by the best stools feeders ore for animals that havo had their digestive ortians kept intaot by early and properly nutritious food. The value of a food animal lies in its aptitude t...
Opening of the New Pavilion THE BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
Opting,pi'j'the New .Pavilion THE BALL. '" : ' : '" The inuelj-tqlkod r of,. and. iongTexpeoted ball camo of}', on.Tuesday; night,*with great eclat. , The : stowards Sad:, been indefatigable, in .their efforts, to decorate the intorior, and thoroughly prepare and arrange tliqpaviliou for ihp.special .pur poses ,of tho opening celebration (; ; ;Flags were freely we], being hung or festoon'ud in t ,pvory available, space. .-Flowers' and the boughs.of trees wero nlso ; n6cd to ..advimtage. Tho,, transepts- :wero partitioned p(T from the nnvo. : The wholo of the west,transept was devoted to the refreshments, whilst tho enst was; reserved, for ladies', and ..gentlemen's clonk roonis. These wero furnished in a very complete manner.; the mon's clonk room was also supplied with cauls and tables. The nttondouco \?as not.ho largo as some of .the more sanguino expected, but during tho night nearly 120 ladies and goutlomon, includ ing incinbcis of soveral of tho lending families of tho .distric...
THE TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES AND MRS. BROWNE'S LETTER. (To the Editor of the Singleton Argus.) [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
LtHE TEMPERANCE &lt;-SOCIETIES! AND k .-, .MRS. .BROWNE'S LETTER. '. ... (To the JSditor of the Singleton Argus,) P-'" ; , iR. J/M'Fadden, w.p. ' .' ; - JV S; Jarman; 'WAT'.".',' half of the Soils of Temperance :??? and Good ToD-iilars.' ?--"? ;,: Peak Sin,—Although the Sons'of Tem perance and.Good Templars are not unmind ful of the. high position, to which the elec torate', of Patr/ck's Plains has elevated Mr. 'W.'CV Browne, : yet tlie'y must decline to acknowledge the necessity of obtaining hin .?auction before awarding merited -'praise.-to tiaj public-njiiritcd, gentleman .who may happen to visit tbu Ji?trict.
European Cablegrams. (From the Sydney Papers.) London, July 26. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
European Cablegrams-' ",'.,;. (From tha Sydney Fapers,) . ' -;?? ??:.??;') ?. London., Jitlv. 26. , v _- . . -——_„..,.„.. .J. „„. Extensive preparations aro being mado. by the Turkish military: authorities for offensive and; defonsivo; operations, in! anticipation of tho contemplated naval demonstration by the Great Powers against Turkey. Fifty thousand Turkish troops have boon : concentrated in Albania, and an army corps lias been stationed on the Greek frontier. There is a feeling of uneasiness throughout' Europe at the grave situation of affairs, bb it is considered impossible now to nvert hostilities. : The, Afghans generally .welcome' Abdurrahman as Ameer of Cabul. Muoli excitement exists at Wimble don, owing to chnrges of collusion haying been brought against tho markers and the Volunteers. An official.in quiry lias been instituted. Tho Earl of Listowcl and tho Earl of Zetland, Lords in waiting, have resigned on the ground that they disagree with tho Irish Bill. Tho Jockey Clu...
West Maitland. (From our own Correspondent.) Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Singleton Argus — 31 July 1880
West Maitland. j (From our oion.' eorretpoiident.) Thursday. The football match which commenced between the Newcastle-, and Maitland clubs, on tho Racecourse' :pn Saturday carao' to a very nhrupt' ending, the Maitland players leaving the- ground in a body hhortly ifter the gainccommor cod, in consequence of their nnipiro (Mr. .1 Sefton) giving a fair and .impartial j decision,- -but ; pno favourable to the ? Newcastle , players. Tho?O who paid;_ their money for admission to the ground, were disgusted at the. conduct of the [ Albione, and the' probabilities'dro' that the two clubs will not meet.again in. football etrifel. /' '' ~."?'-"' !:' '' :'; ; Mr. H. J. Adarrie r "p'rbrnieip'g colt] Maitland died here on Mo'ndijy evening from congestion, of the'lunge; . He had been ailing' since the last Newcastle, meeting. , ' ; '''?."" '' ! ?: -"?' '', i.' 'A hush firo occurred on Tuesday , in: I -Mr. 'iho?. Brown's 'paddock, nt Catrip : b'oir? Hill; '?; Thd; long ? dry;grass tbok ( 'fire som...