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How They Employ Themselves.: [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
How They Employ Themselves.: . A .man who -was-, consumed' .with an-,1 xiety to learnv how women manage to employ themselves received the .follow ing; statistical reply from a .certain me thodical woman Meals ordered during the year, 903 ; desserts artistically nrranged: on table,: 1.72 ; lamps filled, 328 ; rooms dusted, 2250 ; children dressed, 78fi times ; vlsfts received, 807 ; visits paid, 5 167.; books read, S8 ; stories read, aloud, 234 ; games played, 329 ; church' services "attended, 125 ; articles mended. 123C ; articles* of clothing made, .120 : letters written, 426 ; hours in music, 20% ; hours ill: Sunday school, 50." '
Coins of the World. Their Values in Terms of United States Money. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
Coins of. the "World. ( Their Values in Terms^of United States . . Money. ' R. E: Preston, Director of the Mint at Washington, has just made an estimate of. the values of the standard coins of the world. A few of them might be of interest to the public. ' The franc ' is the monetary unit of ■France, Belgium, and Switzerland, and .is worth 19.3 cents.■ Itis coined )n both gold and silver. The mark, the standard of ^Germany,; is valued at 23.8 cents, but is' only minted;put of the yellow metal. Thei Mexican silver dollar is only worth 47.9 cents. In Japan the yen is the standard, and although coineVi in both gold and silver, yet the former is the nominal standard. The gold yen is worth 99.7 cents, while the silver only exchanges for -47.(1 cents. China has a silver unit. It is called the tael, and its value varies in different colonies. Its average value is about 69 cents. The silver pesco is the unit of the Central American republics, and is worth 44.1 cents. In Chili and Cuba, where...
The Force of Habit. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
The'Force of Habit. i A cliumcToi'lslic story is goiiip the i rounds' concerning. Steinitz, . the - ruinous; i chess player; Stelnit?; is -snicl to some-i I times'stfuuT quite still fir t)u> uiidstof a croM^ded thoroughfare the wHile he men ' tally considers-some opening or end-' game &lt;fn all .its. hearings. " More on,"' said a. policeman to liim on one occasion. •"•'I'boR your pardon, but it is your move," said Steinitz courteously, but with firm: i ness.
Analysis of a Cigarette. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
Analysis of a Cigarette. * . The following is the result o? ananaly sis of a cigarettes made recently .by- ■ a physician:—" The tobacco was foil nil to be stronglyimpregnated rwith" opium, ;.wliilo -the wrapper, - which was'-wnrrnnt'; ert to, be rice paper; -was proved to be the. most .ordinary onality of paper whitened: with arsenic. Thetwo poisonscotnbined were present in ^sufficient qiuintilies to create in the smoker a habit of using opium .without his being aware of it. bis craving for which can only be satisfied by an ince&sant ^consumption; of v cigar ettes.'' But we shall go. on smoking just the same.
The Magistrate and His Pipe. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
The Magistrate and His Pipe. Tlie all-pei'vadintftdliacco-pipe has, the " Thames Valley Times" iiotes, , now made Its wa^ fo the maerisfcerial bench. The other morlilng,- whilst Golonel 'Oni manney .•ancl'.:&lt;Mr. j Bush. ;;Q.C.. were awaiting at the County Bench the: ar rival of a bailecl culprit, the col on el fount! his impatience for a smoke 100 much for him, so lie pulled, out his trusty briar, aiul, bavins performed the customary ■nreliininartes, be^an- blowing a cloud, :from his seat ns.cliairman ot tlie Bencli." The'colonel' continued to 'sniolce through-: out.the' hoar-incrvot -the* case.' There- is nothing like, following a tjoodv.exainple, so 1:l»e next,!., time ) : Oolone.hf.Ommaney' smokes in court he vma.v.; expect: to . see the Press, the:.police, the? public; 'and! .perhaps the prisoner himsell! joining in. •
PART XIII. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
PART XIII,, " I can't help it. Miss Harrington is as dear to ine as a sister, ami I will not leave her." "Eh! Miss Harrington. Tush! the name seemed familiar. A sister. Humph ! Well, this is all very well ; but what am I to do ?" " You must do as your judgment diu tates," answered Ethel. Then a sudden thought struck her. "Come* with me," she said, tailing his hand. " I don't think you will blame me when I show you how impossible it is for me to play to-night." With this she led him to the door of the chamber of deati> Without a word she placed him so that he could command a ful view of the picture before him- -She did . not heed, hotvuver, that us his gaze fell upou the dying eirl it became fixed and steadfast, and that a startled, eager apprehensive expression camo quickly into his usually stolid countenauce. He grasped Etliel fast. \ " Her name ?" he hoarsely whispered.. " Alice Harrington," answered tilt actress ; and, as he spoke, she beheld him stagger as though in mortal te...
Dunces who Became Famous. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
: i>unces VVl'lio IScciimc Famous. At the age of 12 Sir Isaac Newton, was sent*to the public school at Grantham,: and, according to his own confession, he was at tlie outset very inattentive to his- studies and always occupied a.' low position in. the school. On one .oc casion he ever stood last. in. the lowest 'form' but one. An amusing anecdote ■ will bear'repetition. The boy who stood next above him -gave him a nasty„■ kick ' 4n!the stomach . one : morning as 'they were on their way to school. At the q1os6 of;the day's: studies 'Newton chal lenged his.'aggressor to fight, which be-; ing accepted, the twain.'.'adjourned to. the churchyard, accompanied by a crowd of youthful spectators. The battle be gan In earnest, and; although -Isaac's antagonist was by far the more, power ful, he made up for, this-;disadvantage. ,by displaying'a considerable amount of pluck and perse.verance.il 'Im the end his : opponent- had to admit himself beaten. The: schoolmaster's son; who had been an ...
WAY OF THE WORLD. PART XIII. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
WAY OP THE WOL-iLD. • PAIIX' XIII. Among the many admirers who gathered around the vain v/omau wits this Mr. Edwards. Ue was then a young man, coarse enough, as ho is now, and by 110 means a goti! lemiui, but possessed of in dominitable aiula .ity, which, in American society in patticular,is better than line man ners or a handsome person. This man, cool sensual, iwid cunning, had early counted on the ruin ui Mr.s. Harrington. An actor himself, lie was aware that her beauty and talent—alio had both poor creature—would serve his purse ; and for this reason, as well as from desire, he set about coolly and deliberately, to accom plish her ruin. How ho contrived to gradually wean the poor foolish creature from all sense of duty, I know not; how in his coarse manner and commonplace appear ance he did not suggest a comparison which alone might have warned and saved her, I cannot toll. I only know that one day we were stunned and most cruelly grieved to hear that the forlorn sinful creature...
How to Clean the Face. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
How to Clean the Face. If you iliave .been :out all day, or comc .from a journey, or ill' > you. have had a hard day's work-anil you want to get thoroughly clean; don't..wash your tace with, soap and ;water."• Grease or oil Is 'farabetter, as it enters and cleanses the • pores of the skin. : Learn a lesson from the actresses. If an actress were to wash with soap and water, the nightly make ■ .have.', vno. .vskin. . to speak of in • a1- week, to say . nothing of a com up from her face . she woulu piexion. iV . Apply'^a' little grease or oil, and after, a few minutes rub thoroughly, ■ llrst-with a soft towel, and then, with a ;piece of chamois leather. To demon strate "that this 'cleans- the-' skin ; more 'thoroughly; some day, after a journey, •just wash your i'aqe with soap and water as well as you can, then cov.er it with grease:: or oil, and remove with a. soft cloth... One glance at the cloth will show that soap; and water did not get it clean.'
AMERICAN SARCASM. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
AMERICAN SARCASM. The San Francis a Aryanaul, coinmontinR on the alleged democracy of Australia, derides our li:vnki;ritip: after tlio British nobleman tlnis'ly*:--" Lord Brassey has scandalised Mel bourne society. The first time he occupied tho viee-regal box at the theatre, he noticed sitting ill tho gallery several .sailors from his yacht,and terrible to relate, he noihlal familiarly to them." In this respect Melbourne only follows the example of the eastern states of America, but it is extremely doubtful whether Australian ladies would act like their Trans atlantic sis ters anil invite Yveltfi t'luilberte, the sinper nl disreputable French chansons, to thoir Passing a person whom no much disliked Curran said, " Observe that •■o](Mnn blockhead —that pompous lump of dulness. Now it you breakfasted and dined with l liat fellow for one hundred years you could nut ho intimate with him ; he would not even he seen to senile, leat anybody might supposo ho wan too familiar with himself."...
A Discord from the Past. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
: A Discord .from the Past. The fair girl gazed upon ner nancee with' love and tenderness. " Alfred, my hero," slie murmured,-" I am sure there is nothing in your past of which you lieei? ever be ashamed." ■ .His face turned ghastly wlute. " Alicia,!" lie gasped,, " there. Is ! I— His words choked him. . . " Was once a second: tenor 111 a village quartet!" - - " Alfred !" She did not shrink from hhii.- -'ll " I can' forgive you. At least-1— , A sofl light came into her eyes.' • "Ton -\vefe never bass."., Prom that moment the topic was neyer. touched upon again,
WORSE AND WORSE [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
! WORSE AND WORSE BY A GRUMPY MAN. In theso days of New Women acting as doctors, and Old Women acting aa justices, legislators, and parsons, it is no wonder that as a member of the old-fashioned school, I am a grumpy man. When re proached with the fact that the old school was also slow, I come out with the biting retort that the new school ia " fast," There is u keen sarcasm about that that I relish. I try to chuckle inwardly, but a spaBm which my enemies attribute to gout pulls me up with a round turn—I have to forego the chuckle, I am content to admit all the wonderful' achievements of this rushing, brilliant age, but I ask myself—I can't ask othei'B, be cause they are too busy—what doe? it all end to ? Is the life of the average man to day happierby these discovries of science ? He can (lash through space at over a mile a minute in an express train ; he can go at some phenomenal rate ou an absurd, perilous looking invention which I believe is known familiarly as a bike ; he can "...
Spray. A Natural Curiosity. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
Spray. A Natural Curiosity. " Charley, dear," said Mrs. tiunni luune, " I dou't think lh:it I lake enough interest in things that men care lor. Won't yon tell me something about base ball V" " Ot course. Anything that I can." ' "I've noticed that sometimes when a club yets beat it's becaiiHo Did umpire doesn't do right." " Yes." " And sometimes the weather isn't right." "-Yes." " And sometimes because the audience doesn't do right." " "Yes." " Well. Charley, dear, what I want to know, is wnat have; the' players to. do with the game ?"—" Washington Star."
He Knew Politics. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
He Knew Politics. Some prominent Canadian politicians are busy just now finding fault with the journalists in their midst for " bogus interviews," exaggerated reports, and the rest. Sometimes the blame does not lie with the journalist. Lord DulTerin once addressed the University of Toron to In Greek, and on the following day the Ontario newspapers announced that his command of the language was astound ing, idiomatic, and grammatically per fect. Whereupon : " How did those idiots of reporters know that V" asked Sir Hector Liange vin .of Sir John Maedonald. " Because I told them," replied Sir John. " But wiio toid you ? You don't know Greek," pevsisted Sir Hector. "I don't know Greek," admitted the Premier with a quiet smile, " but I know polities."
A Useful Hint. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
i A Useful Mint : Here is ££ hint which is rccommtinflad' to committees of Institutions in low water. It is said that a Brooklyn Xio mah Catholic priest lias evolved a method of paying oft his church debt, which amounted to $110,000, by a some what novel but effective method. 1-Ie selected eleven of his parishioners, and had their lives insured y;for ; $10,000 each. The premiums were, paidout of the church collections. Whenever one of the insured died the amount of the policy was applied on the church .debt. Up to recently the clergyman had cancelled $40,000 of the debt by reason of the death of four of his parishioners. The ideaii is said by an insurance paper not to be original with the Brooklyn priest. "The. same sort of thing has been tried with success elsewhere.
Cleaning carpets. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
Cleaning ciarpets. Oxgall for cleaning' carpets will not be a success unless the carpet lias been thoroughly beaten .free of dust first. Even then it must not be soaked iii, as so many housekeepers mistakenly try to do. Put two .-gills of oxgall to one ordi . nary-sized pail of water ; use a soft ' brush, arid apply the mixture lightly anct evenly; a'lather will be produced which must be rinsed .off at once, and briskly, by a second operator, with cold, soft water, which must be changed very often so as to keep it tiulte:clear. -Understands ing.that It is not.real washing that is needed, and that there must be no splashing and -no' soaking; hence the use of .tli^sott brush, which will notsplutter. Of course rapidi ty-is a great-point, as the carpet .will then dry.; more.-fcviSnly:. For; thisPreasoii5; a JiotrdWyttBUould«l)e...chosen, or, in winter, one'in'Whiqh-the.room lias been tiioroughly \ well5l(,e*ate^;.. Unfortu nately, the.oxgall'luis a most'unpleasant; smell,,- which, howev...
Household Hints. Spots Cleaned by Chalk. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
Household Hints Spots Cleaned by Clialk. French chalk, tooth chalk, chalk pen cil—any chalk—is an agent for cleansing in an endless variety of ways. Rub it into grease spots on dresses, wall pa pur, anything ; it may be rubbed into food spots, say molasses, with excellent effect. It disintegrates the dirt, so that it can be scratched or brushed out. Even on wash dresses this easy remedy is well worth applying-. Not only spots but the hand-rubbed, soiled parts may some times be restored, or, at least, improved. Rub on the chalk and hang the garment away over night, or for days, to be brushed clean when used again.
Dyspepsia and Bad Teeth. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
Dyspepsia and Bad Teeth. I have often'given hints iir this column : concerning' the care of the teeth, and also about indigestions yet few except medical men. know how intimately bad teeth arid dyspepsia.are connected. Mas tication is the hrst process of digestion, and:if it'be not properly performed the whole: system will • suffer. ; A word to the wise, then : On the very first indica tion of teeth decay'1 have them seen to, for you may believefme when I say that dyspepsia, or failure in-digestlon, as one ?getS;UP'in years, means the beginning of the. end. . GooiJ teeth and longevity go hand in hand: &lt; .
A Cooling Drink. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
A Cooling Drink; ' An American tells of what he ..considers/ the best drink on a liot summer day., The' drinks' consists-.; simply •« ot r '^raLher ; \veak tea."; It ought..- tor.be^freshly ■: ,di-awn every -time; -and drunk--as .soon as It is cool. -If taken- lukewarm it will not raise, the temperature, and it is then more soothing-, than- when cold. There should not be. more -than a teaspooriful ot the leaves in a cup o£ water, and not more than a small lump ol sugar to each cup.vif'any'Sugai*: at; all. ■
—THE—Muswellbrook Chronicle O, Sacred weapon, left for truth's defence, Sole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee! but with honest zeal To rouse the henchman of the public weal SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 1898. The Public Service Board. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 15 January 1898
—THE— &nbsp; Muswellbrook Chronicle O, sacred weapon, left for truth's defence, Sole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee ! but with honest zeal To rouse the henchman of the public weal SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 1898 The Public Service Board. THE report of the Public Service Board, which has recently been published, is of interest, as it is the first which presents the result of a full year's work since the first opera- tions of the Board were completed. After the first twelve months' work the Board were able to point to large retrenchments effected. In the report which is under notice they have mainly to deal with the state of affairs thus created. It was not, of course, to be expected that the Board would oondenm the re sult of their own action. Their re- port is, however, open to criticism, and will no doubt fall in for its share of that commodity in due course. So far as dwellers in the country are concerned, a large number can bear witness to the reformin...