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A KNOWING ROOK. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 21 January 1898
A KNOWING HOOK. A correspondent of ' The field ' writes as Follows from Lynhurst, Hants : — I brought my rook home as a fledgling (it having tumbled out of the nest in the spring of 1893), and fed it myself until it became a strong bird. Its wings have, never been clipped, nor has it ever bad any interference with its full libertv. exceptinc when, after a more than usual bout of misehievous wickedness, it has been penned oil' in a wired corner, to give tbe garden a little chance. It hau never deserted us, although many n timo rooks from tbe neighbourhood have conm mid tried their blandishments to entice it away Tommy, as he was christened (and wrongfully, 1 bolieve, as I have reason to think be belongs to the gentler sex), will have none of them, but tilluws them to join him on tbe lawn, nnd then gives them a wanner reception than they ex pected. For he evidently looks upon himself (or herself) as tho guardiau of the garden, nnd foes for imv struntrer. his snecial aversion biing the...
QUITE TO MUCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 21 January 1898
QUITE TO MUCH. , Tho German Emperor is a veritsiblu terror to the officers who command at rnviews and manoeuvres. Ho Joes not spare his criticisms ou auch occasions, nor havn his officers, with n single exception, ventured tD defend their own prooeedingb, and answer his criticisms with objections. This exoeption was afforded by the late General von Meerocheidt-Hullesem, corps coin niunder of tho Prussian Guard — an officer of great frankness on all oecaiiuis, and also of nn excitikult: tempentmout. Ho mariceuvrBS were ever held after tbe young Emperor came to the throne without something in the itaturo of an altercation b« twe'n tti« young Kaiser and the old general. Tlifcae tlisputSs alwayn ondad in tho general offering his resignation en the ispot, and the Kinporor leiusir.g to accept it. On one orcasibn, nut vory long »ko, at ab»U iu tho oveuing .following a dny ut tlie inaucou vre.i, in .which the aud Emperor U'tneral von iUeisoluidt-Hullesem hud had one of their ' sotues,' the ...
Section 15—-School Work [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 21 January 1898
Section 15— School Work Open to all schools iu tho county of Clar ence. Exhibits to he in by 2 p.m. on day previous to exhibition, Ages of exhibitors to be given when making entries. Prize, 2s or certificate. Entrance free. 523 Plain writing, fir3t 18 lines of the 29th lesson, Australian reading book, No 4, 'Different Countries Compared. Girls 12 to 14 years 524 Plain writing, first 18 lines 6th lesson Australian reading book, No. 3, 'Battle of Blenheim.' Girls 12 and under. 525 Map of Europe 526 Drawing, flowers or fruit 527 Water colour painting, any subject 528 Drawing, landscape R2!) Drawing. fi[?ure subiect 530 Plain naedlowork, girl's chemise 531 Plain needlework, youth's white shirt 532 Fancy needlework, child's frock 533 Button-h';leaewing, G holes 534 Darning pair of stockings 535 Essay on 'The Kitchen,' not ex ceeding 1000 words ; girls under 16 years. 536 Plain writing, 17 lines beginning at ' Be wise to-day,' page 145, fourth Australian reading book, boys 12 to 14 yeara....
Entries, etc. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 21 January 1898
Entries, etc. All entriea to be made on printed forms provided, and to be lodged with the Sec retary, at the Society's office, Maclean, not later thauS p.m. on 22o.d March. The entry fee payable by all noa«memberB of the Society will be 10 per cent on the amount of the prize, except where otherwiao atated. The minimum entry fee will, how ever, be 6d. On Tuesday, all horsea entered to do exhibited. On Wednesday, all cattle entered to bo exhibited. No vehicle conveying fodder for stock will bo allowed in the yard after? a.m. each day. Side ahows, covering not more than 50 feet, will bo charged a fee of £5 for the days of the exhibition and occupy Bit«B as pointed out by the comrnitee. Novelty Stalls sanctioned by the commiteo, will be charged a fee of £2 2s for the exhib ition, to occupy space on tho ground stands for exhibits. Where no sales are effected in the Pavilion, £1 Is.
Section 16—Non-competive. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 21 January 1898
Section 16 -Non-competive. To embrace exhibita of any Hnd other than horses, cattle, or other live stock, for which no clasa is provided in the schedule, all exhibits under this section to be at the disposal of the steward?, to arrange where desirable. Tho commiteo reserve_ to them selves the right to refuBQ entries if, in their opinion, the exhibita would be unauitable. No awards will be made to non-competitive exhibits, unless specially recommended.
Maclean Police Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 21 January 1898
Maclean Police Court. Yesterday, before tho P.M. and Mr. J. Reed, J.P. Robina Archie v. George Wamage. — Insulting language Plaintiff deposed that she was housekeeping for Glovey Bell in Jamieson-street, Maclean. On the 6th instant defendant called and asked her why Glovoy Bell cut down wages by going to work for 2s 6d a day, and told her that she had a rotton leg and ho could prove it. Under cross-examination by Mr. Dowling, for defendant, proscecutrix said she had told Wamage to go to h — when he spoke to her. She had a swelled foot on one occasion, and had showed it to Wamage. The cross-examination was a somewhat amus ing one, the witness indulging iu some sharp retorts to Mr. Dowling. Charlie Murray deposed to hearing th row,e but was too far away to catch what was said. The case was dismissed. John Jaokman, Henry Hollands, C. J. Baker, John Johnson, Daniel Irons, Frank Loy, Keir Carr and George Phillips wero charged with riotous behavior ac Palmer's Island on the 1st instant. D...
Buggy Accident. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Buggy Accident. As Mr. D. Sherry, of Cowper, ana the Rev. Mothorand Sister Columbus, of Cowper Convent, wore roturning from Maclean in a buggy late on Tuesday evening ]ast, they met with an accident which might have been attended with serious consequences on the. hill between Mr. R. Benson's and the Coldstream. The horae tnoy were driving tried to turn round at the cutting, and rushed down the hill. Sister Columbus jumped out over the baok of the buggy whon she saw the danger, but the Rev. Mother and Mr. Shorry went to the bottom in the buggy. The horse fell down and the buggy went over him, stopping only when it came in contact with the fence at the bottom. Both shafts of the buggy wore broken and the horse was injured. Sister Columbus also sustained some injuries by falling on stones when she jumped from the buggy. The Rev. Mother escaped uninjured, and Mr. Sherry sustained but a slight injury. As the embankment is very steep, it is surprising that tho buggy vvent to the bottom wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Amusements. T EAGUE OP N.S.W. WHEELMEN, JJ GRAFT-ON BRANCH. cycleIports. GRAFTON KACECOUnSE. A2OT1VBRSABT DAY. tar Vehicles Fiee. Adults, Is, Children Half price, fleduotion to Families. ULMARRA BRASS BAND in attendanoa all day ; 12 performers. First race utaita at noon. First appearanco of Multicycles in Grafton, so bo euro to turn up to aue the race, 2 -niles. One quad, 3 triplets, and a tandem will run. Fivo acceptnneoa from Sydney, including A. inoud, five from tho Lower Clarenee, and all tho best men of Grnfton. The FLORENCE MACKENZIE will leave Chats worth at C a.m. for Grafton, via South Arm, leaving Grafton at 5 p.m. Tho IOLANTHE will leavo Palmer's Island at G a.m. for Giafton, returning at 5 p.m., going to Yamba. H. EYNES, Hon. Seo. riRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. J^ ? St. Patrick's Day, 1898. Theinnnal Sports iu aid of the R.O. Churob. Maclean, will be held on THURSDAY, March 17, . fj®t FnU particular? In twtyw issue,
Our Grafton Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Our Grafton Letter. Ckioket Notes.— Just at present about the only topic of conversation in cricket circles is the marvellous performances- of Charlie Eggins of Alumny Creok. To-day (Saturday) for the third successive Saturday he has mado over 100 runs in an inninrm. Wir.linrfr :i rinnhr tliio in hir far the best performance yet recorded on this river, and it established a record, if not fo£ the North Coast, at least for tho Clarence. Oil' the 8th instant Eggins made 103 (n.o.) at Ulmarra, on the 16th, 12 L (run out) at Kelly's, and to day 114 (n.o.) against Swan Creek. The man who can pile a hundred runs on a wicket liko that at Swan Creok, and against such bowlors as Want, Paine, Leonard and Childs, is something above the averag, every much above it too. From what I can learn thore is ov6ry possibility vl u lcuiu ul ^luioi.utj uriuKucurs Doing SOLID to tho metropolis at Xmas '98 to try conclusions with some of the crack teams down bolow. Mr. John See, M.P., has very generously pto...
Dairy Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Dairy Itemsa The first annual meeting of the shareholders of tho Palmer's Island Dairy Company is to bo hold on Saturday. Thu company has been in oporation but a couple of months, find the promises of a largo supply have beon fully borne out, and so that tho prospects of this company are vorv brieht. Tho business has hitherto been managed by tho provisional directors, whose term of office will expire at tho meeting, and fresh eleotion must tako place. Wo understand there ia likely to be a contest, and considerable interest will be taken in the eleotion. Mk. James McMillan is about to make addi tions to his factory at Tullymorgan, to cope with the increasing supply of milk. A now separating room is to bo orected, and another separator placed in position, the ono at present in use proving too small. Several of tho farmers in the neighbourhood are now supplying milk to tho factory. Butter i3 made to supply an ox tensivo local demand, and the balance of tho oream ia disposed of to the F...
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
The Weather. We arc again beixi£ treated to equally, showery weather. South-easterly wind aud rain set in on Saturday, aud shows every appearance of continuing. Tho rainfall at Maclean from 0 a.m. on Saturday till the kuuc hour on Monday was lOo points. At Copinanh.ui-.st -IT) points were recorded. Tho rainfall is heaviest ou the coast, and stormy, showery weather was reported yesterday alt along- the coast. Owing to tho heavy weather, the Kallatiua did not cross in yesterday till 10 am. There was a heavy soaat tho Heads, and the Iolantho had a rough passage from. Yainba round tho end of tho training- wall. Tele graph communication was also interrupted along tho coast. An unusually high tide rose in tho river yesterday, being- probably backed up by the heavy su-u. A well-known and popular aldorman of Coraki is being requistioned to offer himself as a candidate for tho llichmond, Tho Sugar Defence Leeguo (Ballina) is re ported to havo sent to Sydney for tenders for membership cards. ...
Argus on the Advocate. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Argus on the Advocate. The Graf ton Akgus, which has hitherto observod a discreet silouco concerning tho hospital dis pute, now appears as a press champion of the committee, and signalizes its ontry into the arena by tho publication of a deliberate mis representation concerning tho mooting. In an editorial ou tho meeting, tho following passage occurs: — ' As tho delegates of tho subscribers to tlio hospital they (tho committee) woro in honor bound to make good thoir position, and although, tho only doi'ouco was a forciblo denial 'it was supported by direct challenges to the accusors to support thoir statomonts and to appeal to the subscribers on the real point at issue. These challenges wore mot, iu the one instanco. by silonce, and iu tho other by equivocation.' As tho proprietor of tho Argus was presont at tho meeting, ao must, whoa he penned the abovo, have boon awaro of tho fact that tho privilege of spoaking in roply was asked for Mr. Hyan. Messrs. Gall aud Lamy immediately jup...
Cricket Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Crioket Items. It is slated that Kelly is about to leave New South Wales. A. E. Trott, at Johannesburg, compiled 121 runs and tooK 7 wickets for 14 runs. Cowper forfeited to Bruahgrove on Saturday, not having o, full toam. On the recent visit of Mr. S. See to Sydney, he made some inquiries as to the probabilities of arranging matches between a team from the Grafton electorate and Sydney electorate elevens. Mr. John See, M.L.A., was consulted in the matter, and to encourage this class of cricket the K.C.S.N. Co. will grant free passages to a Grafton electorate team that may at any time arranged visit the metropolis. Mr. See promises further to pay the expenses of the team whilo in Sydney. Under these conditione there should be no difficulty in arranging matches. The Grafton association will be asked to take the matter up, but it is almost too late this season to make fixtures -with meteopolitan teams, who have all their engagements filled. The necessary steps could, however, be taken...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Tho annual tea and public meeting in oonneotion with tha Presbyterian Church takes place at Maclean to-irorrow night. The Cycling Carnival to he held on the Grafton racoeouroo to-morrow promises to bo one of the best over held. Six riders from Sydney, three from the Richmond, five from the Lower Clarence.- and tho beat riders in Grafton will tike part, The multi oycle races should bo a great attraction. A quad, throe triplets and a tandem will raco. This is the first race of the kind over held in Grafton. Tho Clarence River people should attonpl these sports to aee what our boys can do alongside tho Richmond River champions and tho best riders from Sydney. Tho Iulantlio and Florence will run from. the Lower Clarence — the Florence trom Chatsworth and tho Iolanthe from Palmer's Island, both leaving af 0 a.m., and returning again at 5 p.m.
Deaths by Drowning. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Deaths by Drowning, A VERY sad fatality occurred at Bexhill on Wednesday last, the victims boiug Mrs. London aud her niece, Miss Elizabeth Devino, oldost daughter o£ Mr. M. Dcviue of that locality. It appears that Mrs. London who vr&3 on a visit to her sister (Mrs. Deviue) was in company with Miss Dovine, when by some mischance both, got into ttie creek itnd wero drowned. The sad news of the fatality created quite a gloom in the locality. Miss Devine was shortly to be mar l-tod, and this adds pathos to the sad event. Mrs. London, who is a sister to Mr. p. Hyland, of this town, had with, her at the tiino of tho ciluist'i'oi'b-o hor only ohild, and leaves a husband iu Sydney.- S. £.- Herald. [Mrs. London was a sister to Mr. W. Hyiauu, Oi tho Serpen tine, aud had many friends on the Lower Olar nuco].
Anniversary Day. LAWRENCE RACES, [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Anniversary Day. LAWRENCE RACES. TnE abovo tako placo to-morrow (Wednesday) whon n, liberal programmo of nix events will bo Bnb mitted for competition. Tho following nominations have been receive:! and weights allotted in oonneo tiiin with tho principal oveuto : — ? Opening Handicap, of £6. 6 furlongo. Mr. J. O. Fraaer'o Zara ? 10 5 J. B. O'Keefo'a Murgan ? 7 9 E. Andrewa' Piuatk ? 7 6 E. H. Langhnm'sBLAiiNEYSTONE ? 7 0 LAwnitycE .Jockey Club Handicap of £10. 1 mile, Mr. ,J. O. l-Ynser'd Zaka ? ]0 3 J. E. O'Keefo's Murgan ? 7 3 E. Andrews' Pirate ? 7 0 E. H. Langbatn'B Blarnetstonh ? 6 7 The Elkctobate Handicap of £5. Ooce round. Mr. G. Phalpb' Uiuzaua ? , 9 7 W. McMnhou's Zrr,i.A ? 9 0 F. Vesper's Oakuale ? 8 12 G. D. Whalnii'a A dele ? ? ? 7 10 J-l. Law's Miss Lawrence ? 7 10 M. O'Conrinr'H AMBER ? 7 10 S. Berry'3 Moral ? , 6 7 FAREWErx Handicap of £5. 6 furlongs, «*i. u, \j. ju r»HBr a ^aka... ? ?T. E. O'Keefe'a Murgan.., ? E. Andrews' Pirate ? , ? S. Berry's Moral.. ? , ? The se...
Illicit Still at South Grafton. GEAFTON, Friday, 4 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Illicit Still at South Grafton. GRAFTON, Friday, i p.m. Considerable interest was evinced iu tho Police ?Court proceedings to-day, the P.M. presiding. John . Foley was charged with having a utonsil in his possession for illicit distilling. Accused pleaded not guilty, and was de fendod. Sub-iiispoctor Parker conducted tho prosecution. After hearing evidonco, tho Bench, fined Foloy £100 aud coats. Iu default, six months' im prisonment. Mr. Creagh, P.M., in giving his decision, said, tho ovidonco revealed a most deter mined attempt to set up a still, and that accused had virtually beon caught red-handed. Messrs. MoGuron aud Evoringham, who ap pearod for tho accused, gavo notico of appool on tho grounds, firstly, that accused was wrongly boforo the Court and should havo bGon arrested instead of summoned ; and secondly, that tho prosecution had failed to prove tho ownership of tho utonsil ; and thirdly, that thore was no ovidouce to show that tho utonsil in question was used for distilli...
Cablegrams. LONDON, SUNDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Cablegrams. LONDON, Sunday. A. cable cage fell to the bottom of a shaft at Was mes, Belgium, owing to the rcpe breaking. Fifteen occupants of tho cago were killod. Owing to tho engineers striko tho directors of the new London Railway Company have ordered 32 electric locomotives from New York. It is uuderstoad that if America annexes Hawaii all parties iu tho Islands will accept the situation. Tho British Cabinet considered the Chinese situa tion yesterday. Lord Wolf-ley stopped in London for tho purpose of giving advice. Tho Si'andahd states that events aro rapidly shap ing towards an issue, and either Russia or Great Brituin must give way, The Russian Minister at Pekin is iutimidating'the Chinese Government aud the prospects of England, arranging a loan are doubtful. A frco fight occurred in tho French Chamber of Deputies during a discussion on tho Dreyfus ease, Tho military wei'Q called in nud the Bitting sue*
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Boforo I going olso whore havo a look at the Marvel stores for .millinery. — Adv. Dr. W. B. Rush, Oakland, Fla., writos:— 'I omploy Sander and Sous Pure Volatilo Jjjucaly pti Extract as a local application iu chronic in ilammations and rheumatic pains ; internally in nephritic as well as iu pulmonary, gastric and vesical catarrh. It is somotimos difficult to obtain tho gouuiuo article I employed diffor ont other preparations, thoy had uo therapeutic value and no offects. In one case the effects were similar to tho oil camphora, tho objection able action of which, is well known.' — This is certainly a most striking evidence of the super iority of this excollont preparation over any 'other. — Insist getting Sander and Sons Eucalypti Extract, or else you will bo supplied mth worthless oils,
Facts and Fanices. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
f&efcs and B'ancieB. [By Silver Ooin], Befobe theso notes appear in print, tho entries will have closed for tho Maclean Muuioipivl Stakes. So far, mattora in connection with the election havo been vory quiot. Tho young colts aro probably 'waiting to seo how the old horses will shapo, and tho old ones aro keoping quiet till they are sure there Will bo a contest; It may bo, howevor, that tho absence of one of tho now candidates and ono of his principal backors from town may havo something to do with, tho quietness of tho municipal atniosphoro. If there has been any training indulged in, it has been conducted so quiotly that I havo not been able will, howevor, offor a few genoral observations on the old horses and on tho two young colts who are ' named as likoly starters. 'The Eing' has worked so Bteadily during tho past threo years that it is impossible to form any idea as to the paco ho will bo likely to develop in tho ?coming contest. 'Undertaker' has been dead slow, but, li...