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A SIMPLE LITTLE REMEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
A SIMPLE LITTLE REMEDY. &nbsp; &nbsp; "I just can't stand it any longer !" &nbsp; &nbsp; The speaker was a plainly-dressed man &nbsp; &nbsp; with a bondie under his arm. He sat down ' on the doorstep of a large building near the corner of Dearborn and Washington-streets one morning last- week, placed the bundle against the frame of the door, leaned his head upon it, and groaned in unmistakable anguish. " What's the matter ?" inquired a sympa- thising citizen, stopping in his walk. " Jumping toothache! Merciful Peter, &nbsp; but it hurts ! Oh, oh !" &nbsp; " Why don't you go to a dentist's and &nbsp; have the tooth yanked oat ?'' asked another bystander. " That's what I'm going to do," groaned &nbsp; the sufferer, leaning his head on his hands and rocking himself to and fro. " I'm on my way there now, but the pain is so all- &nbsp; killing I had to stop and rest. Every step makes it shoot up into ...
CONFERRING ARISTOCRACY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
CONFERRING ARISTOCRACY. The wealthy old aristocrat objected to Harold marrying his daughter because Harold was compelled by the exigences of bis circumtauces to work for his living. " Papa," pleaded the girl for the hun- dredth time, "' why do you object to my marrying Harold ?" " Because I have repeatedly told you,'* he answered in no pleasant tone. " I don't want you to marry any man who has to work for his living." She looked him straight in the eye.. " It's your fault if he does," she said, with more firmness than she had previously shown. " My fault ? My fault ?" exclaimed the father in amazement that choked further speech. " Yes, your fault," she insisted vehem ently, " because if you would let him marry me he could quit work." The argument was so cogent that the father took it under advisement.
CONDUCTING THE MOVEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
CONDUCTING THE MOVEMENT. Mademoiselle Alboni, having heard on the day of her arrival at Trieste, on one occa- sion, that a cabal was being organised against her, wended her way to the estaminet, and mingled with the conspirators, her short locks, full figure, and dégage air rendering it difficult for anyone to divine her sex. " I am a stranger," said Alboni, addressing herself to the Brutus of the cabal; " but if there's fun on hand, you may count upon me." " Agreed !" was the reply. " We are pre- paring to hiss down a cantatrice this even ing." " Why, what -has she done-anything wicked?" " We know nothing about her except that ehe comes from Home, and we wish to have no singers here of whose reputation we are not the creators." " That appears to me fair enough; now as to the part I am to take in the affair?" " Take this whistle; each of us carries a similar one. At a signal which will be given after the air of BoBÍna in the * Barber of Seville,' you have only to add to the tempest ...
TUNING FORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
TUNING FORKS Two tuning forks are toned absolutely alike. They vibrate with the same rapidity, and, mounted thus on their resonant stands, you hear them loudly sounding the same. and throw the other into strong vibration," said Professor Tyndall. " I now bring that other near the silent fork, but not into contact with it. Allowing them to continue in this position for four or five seconds, I stop the vibrating fork; but the sound has not ceased. The second fork has taken up the vibrations of its neighbour, and is now sounding in its turn. I dismount one of the forks and permit the other to re main upon its stand. I throw the dismounted fork into strong vibration, but you cannot hear it sound. "Detached from its stand, the amount of motion which it can communicate to the air is too small to make itself sensible to the ear at any distance. I now bring the dismounted fork close to the mounted one. but not in actual contact with it ; out of the silence rises a mellow sound. Whence comes...
JIM'S CONSPIRACY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
JIM's CONSPIRACY] &nbsp; Jim meant to celebrate tbe " fifth " in truly royal fashion. He had been saving up all his money for months past, with the result that, with papa's half-crown and uncle's shilling, he had beeb able to purchase an extensive stock of rockets, squibs, crackers, wheels, and other fireworks. It was a grand collection, some of the pieces costing as much as sixpence each. This evening the display was to take place, and in the afternoon Jim was amusing him self by reading in his history all about the famous Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. " It served him right," he exclaimed. " He was a villain, and no mistake. If I'd been the King, I should have-" Just at this moment there was a loud rap at the front door, and in a minute Jim heard the tramping of many feet up the stairs, j along the passage, and into the room where he was sitting before the fire. There were seven of them-all boys. There was Bob Simmons and Dick Chase, and Sam Jones, and Will Blake, and thre...
SIGNET BINGS FOR WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
SIGNET RINGS FOR WOMEN. &nbsp; With the returning fashion of sealing all dainty social epistles is revived also the sig- net ring in a new and artistic design. The intaglio and the cameo and die finely-carved cat's eye are no longer used to press a crest or monogram into the heated wax. Sim- &nbsp; plicity marks the new ring, which is rather heavy and bulky and never set with any kind . of a stone. It is shaped very much like the old seal ring, only instead of the stone is a solid gold surface engraved with a crest or | monogram, and the sides and band are also richly engraved in some chaste design. In &nbsp; mentioning ring and wax it is well to know &nbsp; that the fashionable stationery is pure white &nbsp; and sealing wax to match. &nbsp;
CURIOUS NATIONAL CHARITY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
CURIOUS NATIONAL CHARITY Most people will be surprised to learn that slavery-is in such a flourishing condition in Eastern lands that England spends several thousand pounds every year in aid of the un fortunate captives. Her Majesty's ships which cruise in the slave region make quite, a nice little lot of pocket-money out of the trade. Whenever they capture a " dhow " carrying slaves the officers and crew get paid so much per slave, or per ton capacity of the dhow. According to the latest Government accounts, the Philomel got £2,629 for the captures »he made, the Blanche £404, the Racoon £387, and the Thrush £6-all in one year. When the slaves are released, however, they are sometimes quite nuable to earn a living, and our Government either boards them oat or hands them over to the mission aries. Of course the missionaries have no money to spare, so Government gives them an allowance for each slave. The last sum paid to the missionaries amounted to £150 ; while,in addition, the free...
CONNUBIAL BLISS. MY WIFE IS A WOMAN OF MIND. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
CONNUBIAL BLISS. MY WIFE IS A WOMAN OF MIND. My wife is a woman of mind, And Delville, who examined her bumps, Said that never was found in a woman Such large intellectual lumps. Ideality, big as an egg. With casuality great was combined; He charged me ten shilling and said Your wife is a woman of mind. She's too clever to care how she looks, And will horrid blue spectacles wear, Not because she supposes they give her A fine intellectual air; No; she pays no regard to appearance. And combs all her front hair behind ; Not because she is proud of her forehead, But because she's a woman of mind. She makes me a bushel of verses, But never a pudding or tart; If I hint I should like one, she vows I'm an animal merely at heart ; Though I've noticed she spurns not the pastry ' Whene'er at a friend's we have dined, And she always has two plates of pudding, Such plates-for a woman of mind. Not a stitch does she do but a distitch; Mends her pens, instead of my clothes; have not a shirt with a ...
"DEATH BY PREFERENCE." [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
DEATH BY PREFERENCE." It is evening in an African forest. The sun, that has scorched so fiercely the live- long day, has sank to rest-and the song of the birds among the rich tropical foliage of K hushed. In a small clearing a tent pitched, while hard by are picketed a ^¿g*Zgcm and . a couple of Gape oxen. around the fire that is burning near the tent, are the figures of and a girl-busily engaged in dis- ; their tea. ~Sf> " .LIL! ¡¿^^BM elder of the two men has a healthy | m colour under bis snnburn, and bearded and weather beaten as he I ia, it is easy to see that he has been some years in South Africa. The younger man îgîSiiieo bearded, bot more swarthy, and of a j ^cather un-English type of countenance. lyBrtii are dressed id the easy-fitting home ÍÍ«l^neot( peculiar lo settlers, and the anger wears a heavy cartridge-belt. Ae j r.*fee girl, she if, so far as one can judge, nineteen years of age, and she bears " »atrikoig resemblance to the elder of her S*t» eompaoiona. She is ...
SOMNAMBULISM EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
SOMNAMBULISM EXTRAORDINARY. Altogether ¿he most interesting case of somnabulism on record is that of a young ecclesiastic, the narrative of which, from the immediate communication of an arch- bishop of Bordeaux,ie given under the head of Somnambulism " in the French "En- &nbsp; cyclopaedia.*' This young ecclesiastic, when the archbishop was at the same seminary, use to rise every night and write out either sermons or pieces of music To study his condition the archbishop betook himself several nights to the chamber of the young man, where be made the following observa- tions : -The young man used to rise, to take paper, and to write. Before he wrote music he would take a stick and rule the lines with it. He wrote the notes.together with the words corresponding with them, with perfect correctness ; or, when be had written the words too wide, be altered them. The notes that were to be black he filled in after he had completed the whole. After completing a sermon be read it alou...
£10,000 A WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
£10.000 A WEEK. The present Maharajah of Jepore has had a &nbsp; somewhat romantic career. &nbsp; For a long time he lived in exile on an allow- &nbsp; &nbsp; ance of five shilling a week, but one day he &nbsp; suddenly found himself raised to the throne, &nbsp; and the possessor of aa annual income of half a &nbsp; million sterling a year. According to the usual custom among Eastern potentates, who are in constant fear of poison &nbsp; from a rival to the throne, his predecessor cnly settled the succession three hours befóre his death, and oot of some hundred relatives with equal claims, to the surprise of all, he &nbsp; &nbsp; chose the present one, then only just of age. In addition to the annual income, there was &nbsp; found in the Treasury a sum which amounted to half a million sterling in solid silver, which took &nbsp; twenty-three days to count.
"SHAN'T PAY!" [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
" SHAN'T PAY !' Some nine years ago I happened to be on the &nbsp; platform st Freston Station, where I found a bag-purse containing over £630 in notes, gold, silver, and bronze. As no one observed me pick the purse up, I said nothing, determining to watch the local &nbsp; papers, and hy this means find the right owner. Next day an advettisement appeared in a Lancashire paper, giving full descriptions, even to a penny, of the lost money. The finder would be rewarded on restoring the same to an address in Cumberland. Now, being eighty miles from the place, I did not know how to proceed, but took the opinion of a preston Magistrate, who advised &nbsp; me to take the train and carry the money per- &nbsp; sonally. &nbsp; I did, and arriving at my destination I met with a wizened, miserable-looking object in the shape of an old farmer, who satisfitd me as being the right owner. Handing him the money in full, I waited in turn, for my railway fare, e...
AN IDYLL OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
AN IDYLL OF TRAFALGAR SQUARE. I T was early Spring, &nbsp; and as yet the &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; nights were not &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; sufficiently warm &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; to render Trafal- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; gar-square a desir- &nbsp; &nbsp; able sleeping place. Homeless &nbsp; &nbsp; humanity sought &nbsp; shelter in nooks and corners of the Thames Embank- ment, in dark caverns beneath railway bridges, under the deserted arcades of Covent Garden-Heaven knew where else - and Sorell, in this respect, was nearly as prescient, having tested the accommodai ton of all these refuges one after another. It was three weeks since be had slept in a bed, as his aching bones testified, and yet, thanks to the charity of a miserable woman, who had some experience of, and pity for, the ineradicable instincts of gentlehood the...
WRONGLY CONVICTED. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
WRONGLY CONVICTED. &nbsp; In view of the fact that Mrs. May- brick's guilt is doubted by no less a person- &nbsp; age than the Lord Chief Justice, it is &nbsp; interesting to look back at a few of the &nbsp; more startling cases in which people have &nbsp; been wrongly sentenced to terms of im- &nbsp; prisonment and even to death. &nbsp; &nbsp; Thus in 1876 William Habron was sen- tenced to death at Manchester ; the Judge &nbsp; &nbsp; cautioned him not to hope for commutation. However, his sentence was commuted to &nbsp; penal servitude for life. In 1879 the notorious Peace, under sen- &nbsp; tence of death for another murder,confessed &nbsp; &nbsp; to being the perpetrator of Habron's alleged &nbsp; &nbsp; offence. Subsequently the Government pardoned Habron aa innocent, and also awarded him £1,000 as compensation for &nbsp; the wrong inflicted up...
[?]UVENILE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. Opening Ceremony. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
Juvenile INDUSTRIAL EX- HIBITION. &nbsp; &nbsp; Opening Ceremony. &nbsp; rtto-d. .jïwà' mberesting was the scene l at the opening ceremony of the and Jnrenile Industrial Exhihi aoration''of the 82nd anniver .ag of the foundation stone of hew% Church bf. England oh Thars " on of last week in the Church of Schoolroom. The ceremony I anything of the kind ever held ir riet, and although it is impossible t¿ s the nambT of persons present, the ^..i opinion of those accustomed to »V iithese ceremonies was that a reco' ? Tance was achieved for- an openi?S At all events, be that as it may, f*e cle presented - throughout the even*11^ itiie most impressive description, , roñen vivid idea of the important so?1*1 "* of the event Not« » been more striking than."16 ii» unfolded itself half-an-ff?" loois were opened, what with tn? -Bes-to say nothmgofthefa^** >BB>!who wore them-together wir1 a" Ser attractions lending their aid to make ?'i«B« brilliant one. The geoerou...
HAWKESBURY D. A, ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 20 October 1899
HAWKESBURY D. A, ASSO- CIATION. A meeting of the Committee was held on the race course on Friday last. Present: Dr. Callaghan, V.P. &nbsp; (in the chair), C. W. May, B Sku- thorp, M. Greenwell, J. C. Fitzpatrick, &nbsp; E. v. Ezzy, J. H. Johnston, B. Hall, W. Douglas, H. Stevenson, G. Cob- croft, W. Mitchell, J. Devlin, E. Turnbull, B. Conlan. J. T. Gosper, A. Benson, J. Gray, S. Gow, S. H. Gow, Rev. J. H. Price, J. Geehan, J. Dunston, and Captain Paine. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed, and sundry ac- counts were passed for payment. The Secretary reported that up to the date of meeting he had not been able to claim the Government subsidy &nbsp; in consequence of not yet having re- ceived receipts for prizes, without which the subsidy woujd not be paid. He quoted several cases of extraor- dinary neglect on the part of prize- winners. In one case te wrote at &nbsp; least six times for a receipt, and then got it only in September. The...
Spray. "That Won't Do, You Know." [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
_Spray. «* That Voi'i Do, Van Know.« Mr. Justice Gare found himself faced by a rather novel plea the other day by a juryman, who, having been in at tendance at the court for the past two or three days, sought to be excused from further attendance. " On what ground ?" mqaired the Judge. " I should like to go and look at my bay," answered the juror, anxiously. " And I should like to go and look at mine," promptly rejoined his lordship, amid much hilarity. "But that won't do, you know."
SAVING THE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
[ SAVING THE GUN. An .incident of the Franco-German war ia graphically described by an artilleryman named Jean Antoine Tellier, whose battery took part in the defence of Paris. When the victorious Germans approached an attempt was made to prevent them crossing the Seine. It failed, however, but the artilleryman suc ceeded in getting his gun back to Paris, all his compaaniohs having been killed. Des cribing the disaster, he writes :-With the rumble of doom itself, a huge Prussian bat tery, by the trees, launched its shot and shell among us. Almost before we knew whence comes the 8 to rm. a howitzer is dis mounted, a team butchered, one of our lieu tenants and ten men stretched lifeless and horrible upon the ground. We try to work our pieces faster, but in vain ; another gun is silenced, three more Bervants down; we must fall back. With difficulty I bring my limber up to the gun ; it is hooked on, and I am about to stretch my horses to the gallop, when crack goes the wheel, struck by ...
Mike's Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
Mike's Mistake. ' Barney Murphy vent to sea, and in a f ev years became a captain. When returning after one of his long voyages, he brought with him a wonder ful monkey, wjjich he called ' Barney.' Having anchored off Innishowen, an old comrade went on board to see him ; but the captain was below, and when Mike asked for Barney, the first officer pointed over to the monkey. Mike ran aft, and, holding ont his hand to the baboon, shouted : 'Very glad to see ye, Barney; but, faith, now, the salt water has changed ye terribly.' Miss Elderly : ' Don't you think I carry my «ge well ?' Miss Pert : 4 Yon ought to. You've carried it long enough."
THE WRETCH [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
THE WRETCH Miss Wabash : I shall never go wheeling j with Mr. Calumet again, you may depend upon it. I Miss Lakeside: Why, Genevieve Wabash, how can you talk ec ? And he is the nicest man in the club. too. Miss Wabash : That's all right, but wbat I say goes just the same. Miss Lakeside: What's the matter ? Has he said anything to offend you ? Miss Wabash: Said anything to offend me ? Mot much. He wouldn't be walking to-day if he had. Miss Lakeside: Wouldn't he buy you any ice-cream or soda-water or anything ? Miss Wabash - Bought me oceans of it. Miss Lakeside: Then what in the world can be the matter ? Miss Wabash: Don't you know ? Mess Lakeside: Of course I don't. Miss Wabash: Well, he is shockingly i behind the times. That's what'c the matter. Miss Lakeside: Oh, Genevieve, you really ' don't mean to say that he rides a '96 wheel ? - Miss Wabash: Oh, no, not as bad as that. i I wouldn't say that of any gentleman. But, j it's nearly as bad. j Miss Lakeside: Well, do tell me what it...