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Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
HUNrlsT ALLIOATOS FI PLORIDA.--Partie are hunting the 'gaso's way down on the Clooaehatabie and Kisimee rivers, and upon tab numerous lakes in that region. Nothing is need except the skins upon the belly and legs, the rough, scaly plates upon the backs of the animals being rejected. The heads are out off and buried for a few days, until the tuasks can be detached. It was announced some days since that one person had collected alligator teeth to the amount of three hundred and fifty pounds. This fact alone will give some idea of the destruction now going on among these creasures. On the St. John's River a now method has been devised for the successful parsuit of this game. A dark lantern with a powerful reflector is used on suitable nights, and no diffioulty is experienced in approach ing the quarry. The animals appear to be perfectly bewildered by the strong glare, and make no effort to escape. The gun is held within a few feet of the head, a touch to the trigger, and there is a 'ga...
The Ararat Races. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
The Ararat 1races, BY 'LECornI TELEGRAPH. (FRO? 00o1 own COnRESPONDENT.) The first day of the above sports was duly celebrated yesterday with great eclat. The attendance was very good, but the weather was extremely warm. The following were the winners of the vertons events, as well as those who were placed : Maiden Plate.-Of 20 sors; one mile and a quarter; for three-year-olds and upwards that have not won an advertised race; en. trance, 1 sov. Lady Angler ... .. ... ... 1 Norrong .. .. .. ... 2 Postman ... 3 Amateur Flat Race.-Of 20 soves; half a mile, weight for age as follows-two-year olds, 10st 71b; three-year-olds, 1st llb; four-year-olds, 11st lllb; five, six, and aged, 12st 41b; mares allowed 31b, no al lowance to geldings; nominations dcosed; acceptance, 1 sov, same time as Ararat Cap; gentleman riders, to be approved of by the Stewards. Sonneteer ... ... ... ... 1 1'he Punter ... ... ... . 2 Boatman ... .. ....... 3 Ararat Cup.-Of 100 sovs; 5 sovs to second horse ; distance...
AESTHETIC LOVE-MAKING. THE APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
BEdTEETIC LOVEH4AKIlN?. THE APPEAL. PRIMrOSE, Della-Crmscan maid I Maid, ah, quite too too ! Piumes and oat-tails 'broidery laid On thy gown of blue I Bric-a-brao of my desire, With thine eyes of peacook fire, Utterest maid beneath the suon, Let the bishop make no one Caltured maid, ah, do I THE DBNLL. Ahb, thou fell waon lily man I.:: Quite too fourteenth-century man Whisp'ring to my etorky fan, Hie thee hence i ah, do I! All of nus onsummate girls Wedded are to crewel twirls. Mates and mating I abhor, sir Never even mate a sancer. Eoow that I am One already In my gown of blue; And I choose that you and I, sir, Still shall be two too. CONCLUION. Did he pine, intense, but fated, Like an odd piece never mated ? Oh, no, no, Quite not so. A fall and half and quarter moon, And just the least bit out of tune, He kept up his too-tooting beneath the lady's casement, And now the pair are furnishing a lovely English basement. Pnoo?Nn. swearing has always, seemed a most vomlntary sin. Most er...
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. (AUSTRALIAN PRESS AGENCY.) MELBOURNE, THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
LATEST- INTELLIGENCE. (AUSTRALIAN PRESS AGENCY.) 'MELBOURNE, THURSDAY.. Mr. t'Niece, an officer in the Crown Law department, and?clerlc at Beechworth, haso been dismissed for neglect of duty and foul language to one of the justices. Mr. De Goznata, the Italian consul, has re ceived a notification that the King of Italy has conferred the order of the Crown of Italy on the following, viz., Messrs W. J. Clark, Graham Berry, Knight Commanders; J. J. Casey, and G. C. Levey, Knight Officers, and Mr. J. C. Newbury, Knight Companion ef the order. These honours are conferred in return for the cordial reception the Italian commmisshoners roeeivedi at the exhibition. v-l?numnlnk rr f scxlnge o=tday- l ft tfre hin cheon to test'the meat preserved by the Austin Meat Preserving Co. by a process invented by A. Lee? All the beeh and mutton tested was pronounced to be excellent though it had been in tin 12 months. Probate was granted to the will of James llenty's estate valued at £73,000. * IDNIOIIT...
Sketcher. ANECDOTES OF THE AMERICAN STAGE. (Chambers' Journal.) [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
ANECDOTES OF THE AMERICAN STAGE. (Chambers' Journal.) Wursn Charles Webb was starring it at the old Chatham Theatre, in New York, ho became acquainted with a fish-dealer named Thomas Shapleigh, who had in his boyish days belonged to a juvenile drams tic company, and felt very much inclined to tread the boards again, if a chance offered. It did offer. Toe actor cast for Polonius on Webb's benefit night was un able to play, and Shapleigh undertook to supplyhis place. The house was packed; and the beneficiare, andthe friend who had, as the bill put it, ' magnanimonely volun teered his valuable services, were received with loud acclamations. The first act went off smoothly enough; but in the second, when on Polonius asking, "Do you know me, my lord?" Hamlet replies, "Excellent well; you are a fishmonger"--Mrs. Shap leigh sitting in a front box, exclaimed: "Well, it ain'tvery prettyo yon, Mr. Webb, after Tom has been so good to you, to go showing him up in that way; I'd have you know tha...
Humour. A GAMBLER'S LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
S A GAMBLER'S LUCK. A Srao?mo'gambler one day spent all his money at the green-table, and msitt lingered there. The banker looked at me inquiringly. I halt rose to retire. I had fully determined to blow out my brains in the street. I 'hal rose, I say, and, as I did so, I saw upon the floor a round, bright object, which had a silver shimmer as the bright gaslight fell upon it. It was a coin-a -. Peseta," I interrupted. l Yes," he went on, " a little bit of silver coin-only a peseta." I placed my foot upon it, and, motioning to the banker, said: -" Seventeen." "Seventeen wine," said he, and on the seventeen changed seven silver daros. " Do you leave it there ?" said he. I nodded. Again the ivory ball span around, and again stopped at seventeen. Again I left the glittering pile on seven teen, and again it won. Seven several timer did the goddess fortune smile upon me, and when I stopped it was not because I feared to venture further, but beeoase I hae broken the bank. - " And the peset...
The Horsham Times. PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH. LOCAL TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
"PUBLISIED EVEIRY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9TL. L5OUAL TOPICS. r- Axs accident happened on Tuesday to the contractor's engine on the Dimboola line which'will probably cause inconvenience and delay for a couple of days. It appears that the engine left Horsham in the afternoon with a load for the works and had proceeded about six miles when a band of the boiler loosened and the steamn rushed out. The driverimmediatelyblew olfsteam and but little damage was caused, but he did not escape unhurt having received some scalds about the head and face. .With the aid of a Government locomotive the disabled engine .was brought into Horsham on Wednesday, and we ascertained yesterday that having been repaired it till commence runniing this morning. "EAnRY on Tuesday morning there was a great disturbance in Wilson-street, between three men, Hickey, father and son, bullock drivers and a man named Ketteringham, a painter. It appea=s the disturbance arosie over a bet between the parties, ...
Science. THE HUMAN PERIOD IN GEOLOGY. (Chambers' Journal.) [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
THE HUMAN PERIOD IN GEOLOGY. (Chambers' JournaL) ATiUonoa we are apt to lose eight of the importance of our own species in the immensely wider study of the universe, as well as to undervalue the influence of man in comparison with those silent bat mighty forces by whose agency our earth has been sculptured into its present form, yet all must agree with the Italian geolo gist, Stoppani, that man makes a distinct geological period, and that his creation is the introduction of a new force, previously unknown in nature. The power of intel ligence in overcoming the influence of 'external cironmatances is exemplified in the history of every nation, so that some historians have thought it necessary to preface the history of a people with a description of the geological features of the country in which it has sprung up. But when Cuvier said that the habits and even the thoughts of a people depend upon the nature of the soil which it in habits, he scarcely made enough allowance for the power...
HISTORY OF THE TOMATO. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
HISTORY OF THE TOMATO. A GOOD many years ago a man who had recently arrived from the Bermuda Islands was sent to York county, Pa., gaol for some offence committed against the laws of the Commonwealth. He had with him a few seeds which he planted in the rich soil of the gaol yard. Before the plants which sprang from the seed reached maturity, he was discharged, and no one knew the nature of them. They grew luxuriantly, bearing fruit of a large size and unusual appear ance. As this strange fruit ripened, its colour changed from green to a brilliant red, and became an object of wonder and admiration to all the inmates of the gaol. EIrs. Klinefelter, thelady keeper, cautioned all the prisanere against eating any of the fruit, as she was sure it was poisonous, and besides planted the seed, as she would endeavour to preserve specimens of it for him should he be returned in time. Just when the fruit was fully matured the Bermuda prisoner revisited the gaol, and asked to see the plant. This...
TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
TO-DAY AND TO-MORBROW. Jr there come some joy to me, Would yon have me etay, With that joy to sweeten life ? "' Yes, Heart, stay to-day." Well, then, if I have a dream Of some coming eorrow, Shall I wait to feel its fear P " That will do tomorrow." If unto some loving heart I've a debt to pay ? A" h I that is a mighty debt. Pay it, Heart, to.day." If I'm forced from bitter wrongs Cmrel words to borrow? " Then, dear Hear, there is no haste; Keep them till fo.morroto. "Duty, Kindness and Success Lose by slow delay: Duty hath a double right When it claims to-day; Kindness dies if it mast wait;. Saccess will not slay Unto them comes no to-morrow,. If they lose to-day. "But for Debt, and Doubt, and Anger, But for useless Sorrow. Better you should wait a day: Keep them for to-morrow. And as every day's today, You may patience borrow, Thus for ever to put off ; Sooh a bad to-morror" : -Harper's Weekly.'
THE DUTCH CAPTAIN'S DEVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
THE DUTCH CAPITAIN'S DEVICE. 8" ar on starboard bow. l" . "What is she F"'. asked Captain Martin Pieterson, looking anxiously in that direc tion; for on the Eastern seas, two hundred years ago, every strange sail was a terror to the captain of. a well-laden Dutch merchantman. "Can't quite make herout yet," answers the look-out at the mast-head. "Looks like a brigantine-she has avery rakish cut, altogether. The captain's face darkened and his lips tightened. They tightened still more a few minutes later, when the look-out hailed again: S She's a brigantine, bearing right down upon us." Every face in the crew seemed to harden suddenly, bnt no one spoke.: Indeed, what need was there of words ? All on board understood in a moment what was before them-they were about to be attacked by pirates, and there was not a single cannon, no, not even an old musket aboard the vessel. It was a terrible moment for them all, more ternible still for the poor captain. For years he had been toiling and s...
Novelist. BELLA'S HERO; or The Marquis and the Freebooter. A STORY OF THE WELSH MARCHES. CHAPTER XIV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 10 February 1882
BELLA'S HERO; The Marquis and the Freebooter. A STORY OF THE WELSH MARO~HES By. SYLVaNUS 'COBB, JUN. CHAPTER XIV.-(Continueed.) THEN there came a mighty revulsion. The pent-up breath burst forth in a deep, long-drawn moan-almost a cry-and the shocked heart bounded and throbbed tumultuously. And she pressed her lips to her father's cheek. And he, poor fool! went away with the belief that the emotion which he had witnessed was but the result of maidenly feeling, highly wrought by the strange situation; and of that deeper sentiment, suddenly excited, which every young female must feel in the presence of the irst suitor. This was all, he thought; and the polite and gallant soldier would soon win his way to her favourable consideration. There were a few seconds during which the heart of Bella Waldron throbbed so wildly that it seemed to her as though it would burst its prison-walls. But she conquered the terror at length, and re gained her self-control; though the ordeal was dreadful, an...