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Disposal of Produce. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Disposal of Produce. 'J?hB ,Bub*committe, appointed by the Maoleay Farmers Union to consider the question of dome better methods of disposing of produce than exists at present was to meet at Neils Vic toria Hotel at 2 p.m. on Saturday 15th inst. We understand that various proposals will be dis cussed, amongst otthera the question forming a Co-operative Company, Should this latter be supported it is to be hoped that every safeguard ?will be adopted to ? carry the matter through. Locally the scheme of co-operation is not much in favor owing to the failure or poor success of similar ventures and the greatest care would have to be exercised in the selection of a com petent manager and secretary, whilst in order to avoid any chance of the company being crippled nr the Btarfc a larce amount of Bnorcv. nanh and whole hearted support will have to be thiown into; tho concern. We feel sure the Union will devise some scheme by which more profit will accruo to tho farmers, and so we trust the m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Sond your orders for Job Printing to tho Advocate Otlko. Superior work and low rates. . J Splendid assortment of soaps, all prices, at McKinnon's L. C. Pharmacy. — Adv. Visitors to Maclean, cull and see the'sstock of . perfumes, soaps, &c, at McKiuuon'sL, 0. Phar macy, Bodon's buildings. — Adv. Thoro aro -115 croamorios and butter fuctories ; in Now South Wales, COO in Victoria, and 323 iu New Zealand. [Protectionist Victoria is ahead of New South 'Wales again.] At a meeting for tho purpose of starting a co operative butter faotory, one attendant was understood to say that ' Ookporation' was one oi tno dose taings larmors covua go in tor, but unfortunately it so often hnpponod that when they had got it, it was ' .nuiisx up through, internal distontion.' Lawronco McCarthy, who was probably tho oldest man in tho world, and the last survivor of the combatants at Waterloo, has ,iust died in the Workhouse Hospital at Nouagh, Tiporary, in his 116th year. McCarthy was born in Nona....
An Honest Trader. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
An Honest Trader. In June, 1892, a gentleman was on the Nam bucca buying pigs. Tho extent of his purchase amounted to £30S os 6d, which was duly paid by cheques. In the course of time u was dis covered that something was wrong, as the ohequts were all returned to the sellers of the pigs. Alter a delay ot a month or so £100 was placed to the credit of Mossrs. H. Moran, C. Frank, and tho late John Moss by the buyor. This amount was divided proportionately amongst tho sellers — some nineteen. Nothing more could be heard of the buyer, and the affair .was almost forgotten, tho farmers making up thoir minds to put up with the loss. Some sur prise was caused last week, when Mr. Moran announced that ho had received word that an other £G0 had been placed to the credit of Messrs. C. Frank, M, Hoft'tnan and himsolf, to be divided as forniorly, Tho parties concorned aro vory thankful for this much, and they aro of opinion that it is only a matter of time when they will be paid in full.
Telegrams. SYDNEY, MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Telegrams. SYDNEY, Monday, A uoy named John McGrloin was cut to pieces by tho Balmain tram at Forest Lodge, on Saturday night. A desperate encounter took place on Randwick road on Saturday night between detectives and a party of men who were proceeding in a van with a load of goods supposed to have been stolen from tho Union Clothing .Factory. Tho men refused to stop when called upon. Tho police presented their revol vers and the men jumped from Iho vehiclo and made off. Tho former iircd several shots, wounding two men, whom they arrested. Two others escaped. Detective Donovan's leg was badly injured by tho wheel of the cart passing over it. All the stolen property has been recognised. It appears tho men had buried the goods in the sand oil Buunerong road, from which place they removed them on Saturday night. The Englishmen playing 2y of Hamiltons scored 179 Jlayward -l'J, Uriggs 30). The local team lost 5 wickets for 119, whoa tho match was drawn. McLaren's hand was badly injured a...
Our Ulmarra Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 January 1898
Our Ulmarra Letter. WEATHEitAiTD Chops:— During the last week the weather has been excessively hot with parch iug winds, which, have too rapidly dried up aud hardened the soil. Feed is plentiful aud though the heavy rains and succeeding heat have doubt less done damase to croua hore and thore, from what I hear it appears that the extent of this is uot great, and tho benofits accruing will out balance the evil done. Maize pulling has commoncod and with the continuance of a few days lino weathor will shortly ba iu active opera tion. MEETING. — A public meeting, which was largely attended, was held here to-day, for the purpose of securing to the residents the flood reserve known as Gillete's Ridge common. The Mayor occupied the chair. The common has in past times of flood been the means of saving large numbers of stock that could not hurriedly be got away in any other direction ; hence the in- terest taken in the matter. The proceeding were marked with considerable enthusiasm, and as a...
THEY CALLED HIM VENUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
THEY CALLED HIM VENUS,. Sometimes in Enulisb country parishes, wharf the.clergyinau has been accustomed to have hilt own way, ho protests rather vigorously if thtk Dome proposed for a child about to bo chris tened does not suit him. Occasionally, ho«-, ever, he does (io upon fal-e premises. The late Dean Burcoii, vrhun in » ouracv io Berkshire, whs requested by a village coupler to ohriste.u their boy 'Venus,' or as thpy called it ' VauiiB,' 'Are you aware,' he said, ' that you, arc. usking something ridiculous as well as exceed ingly wicked ? Do you suppose I am going t.-. give a.Christiun child, a boy, tho name oft wnn'au in hoathtiu mythology ? How did sue), a monstrous notion get into your head ?' ' Ploiise, sir,' said the father, 'we want bin* called after hi« grandfather.' ' And do you mono to say his graudfatlicav . was named Venus f ' ' Yes, sir ; t-lierc he is, sir.'' A pour old man. looking very unlike Venn* hobblod out of the crowd. 'Do you dare to say you were christened...
REHEARSING WEDDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
EEHBAKSIKG WEDDINGS. In many of tun churches iu America, \vben» fashionable wedding is about to take place, the. officiating clergyman is often culled upon to, attend a full- drees rehearsal, and often two, iif] part of the eereniouy. The church is lighted^ the organist is iu his place, tlic whole brid.it- party is present, the signal is given, they inarch) up tue aisle, and at the altitr tec wholo cere-' mony U gone through, except antwering tho questions. Tho bride- »nd bridegroom aro ro; etrncted not to flay ' yes ' at the wrong time,, told when to kneel down, when to get up, »no\ go through the difficult and generally trying operations of putting on the ring. Sometimes thobridei.n:! bridegroom no up tbe aisle a dozer diffiereut times with dilferent steps aud degree.' of rapidity before they hit npon what their circlf of near frieudu and relatives consider the correct thing. Tho bride often tries balf-a-dozen posi tions and many more expressions. In one posi tion she leans a litt...
IN A PREDICAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
IN A PREDICAMENT. A famous English actor once agreed to take part in a certitin amateur performance at Eich moud ; but as he had to act the same evening iu the first piece at tbe Haymnrket, as Lord Fop ling, he had not much time to lose. He accordingly stepped from the theatie iuU. a cab in his stage attire and used the vehicle, oti iir WAV tn Wnt*rlnr» Rt-.iifcirm. nn «» r!rp**Mnr^ room, taking out of his carpet bag the smock-, frock and gaiters in which he was to play hit* role Inter. on. He ha-l not a minute to spBre, and, throwing! his fare to the cabman, was about to rusb into tho booking-office, when ho fouud hiinso!! pinioned from behind ; the driver had got him fast.. ' Let me go, you fool ; I have paid you six pence more than your fare already.' ' Hang your sixpeuce ! You arc a murderer ' Police, police !' The actor was soon in custody, and this won his accuser's story : — ' This countryman has murdered u uobletnar wbo engaged iny kob iu tne Haymarket.' It took some time to...
FAMOUS IMPOSTERS. THE COMTE DE ST. HELENE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
FAMOUS IMPOSTERS. THK COMTE DE ST. HRLENB. The conditions of modern life arc unfavour able to imposture on the grand scale. Such attempts us Arihur Orton's will nlwnys bo made from time to timc,but with increasing difficulty. There :iro plenty on record. In 1«23 French society was must ink-rested by tho reappearance of tbe Oomte do St. Heleue, a wealthy and ngreoable young man of high fiimily, whoso ? li-ath in Spain had bren reported two years h--foro. Ho hnd not the leist trouble in proving his identity, for everyone recognised him, tho Royal Family included. For form's snke he pro duced bis papers, which were quit': correct. The Kin;;, delighted, pave him a ' step,' and when he rejoined his regicm-nt officers slid men recognised him unanimously. This was a stronger case than Orton's, therefore, we find no mention of the Oomto's relativ«8,bnt it must be supposed that they did not object. For two yenrs he enjoyed himself miRlitily At the end of that time, when parading with his squ...
THIS LATEST IN CLOCKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
THE LATEST IN CLOCKS. The ' Warschawskij Dujewnik;' a paper ., published in Warsaw, Poland, desoribes a won derful clock, which will bo exhibited. The clock ix the result of six years ni ijaruest woric SV a watchmaker named Goldfaden, in Warsaw. It. rupreieutii a station, with waiting rooms for travellers, telegraph and ticket offices, an -out- Alongside of the station are seen the tracks, with signal booths, switches, and water reser voirs. Iu thu dome of the central tower of the building is a clock showing the local time, while in eaeh'nf the two utber towers there is a dock, giving the time respectively, of Now York aud Pekiu. Id both of the towers ln»t mentioned, a calendar and barometer are seen, Every quarter ot au hour it guts lively at tbe station. First tho telegraph operator does his work — : issues the telegram to signify that the track is clear. Then the doors of the buildings are opeued; the station-keeper and his assistant app'uc on tbe platform ; at tu« ticket-office ...
LETTERS PRISONERS RECEIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
LETTERS PRISONERS RECEIVE. ?' Prisoners under remand awaiting trial receive an astonishinqly larga number of letters very often,' remarked a wacder to a re.presun tative of thia journal recently. ' Of course, a great many of these are irom friends, and are mere expressions of sympathy : but very often in the caao of notorious men, some strunee docuu)ent« come to hand. Threats, warnings, hopes of early release, or exhortations to cheer ful resignation, all such things find cxprension in letters which such a prisoner receives. I have been told that in the case of Dee mint;, who was tried at Melbourne a few years ago, you will remember, several letters were sent to him saying that if he were acquitted of the murders for which he was being, tried, the writers them selves would seo that he was made to expiate his crimes. Read, the Soathend murderer, received similar missives, all, of course, anony mous. On the other hand.wben members of the general public.boheve a man innocent, they will...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
The Now Life Face Powder, whioh has beon introduced in the Australian colonies, is causing no small amount of excitement amongst the ladies of Sydney and vicinity. The manufac turers warrant that it renders the skin soft and smooth and restores it to springtime naturalness and removes blotches, frockles and other blem ishes. Judging from thenumber of testimonials nnd laree orders they are getting, we take it for granted that what they say ia true and wo rocco mend it to our ladies. Tho Baxter Manufac turing Coy., 62 Queensland Offices, Bridge- st. Sydney, who manufacture the Now Lifa Face Powder, are also manufacturing agonts for tho Centennial Insect Powder which is certain death to cockroaches, fleas, bedbugs, ants, mosquitos, and other undesirable vermin. We congratu late ourselves that wo wall soratoh lesa and sloop more this summer than in past summers. Both tho New Lifo Face Powder and Contonnial Insect Powdor can be had off all chemists, groo oru, and storekeepers. It is (sup...
THE ORGANIST'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
THE OltGANISrS bTOilY. I could not ima»ino what had come over him. A buoyant man of five-uud-lwenty, lull fo over flowing of strong nud ru?Mexu energy, he had become quiet and contemplative. A cloud of some kinl had overcast his sky, und the mystery was deepened by tbo knowledge that he had not breathed n word about it to mo. For up to this lime there hart been no secrets between Philip and myself. Our lives wens as one. Fate had moulded them singularly aliko. A natural, miiirt-a.ffimty had brought uh into COntnnbHnri ftniYtnnmnn«i1iiii within tin. I',....* n...ni. after he joined our form lit Uppiugbaat. I wns dreamy, imaginative, poetical, nnd so wns ho. I do not disparage myself when 1 con fess that Philip Sreenwell's textnro wns linnr thau inino. In this lay the single point of ? differencu iu ' our compositions. Philip's texture wbs too fine for tbis world. Mine— well ! be has gone and I am hete still. But this is premature. Philip was musical. So was I,but not like he. His lif...
A LIGHTNING SHOT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
A LIGHTNING SHOT. 'You must move ou. I have dilly-dallied on your notion Ion;.; enough. I must have this Imid for :i sheep pasture. You understand ? ' Yes Caleb Hanson and hiu mother understood. It wn.-i hard to be driven from the homo thoy had occuninl nevernl vunrs nnd which Nufcha., Iluwton had believed his when Iih died but n few mouths before, His last words were., ' 1 am thankful that 1 leave you a comfortable home, Mary, you nud Caleb.' Ho bad passed into the beyond with this be lief, and now the rich cattle king, Sila« dud geon, whooe. vaot etitiito joined theirs on the west, bad. found a flaw iu Ifawsou's title, aud bad secured tbe land and ordered tho widow and her son to get off tbo place. ' I want no more fooling, Mrs. Rawsoo,' de clared tho cattle king as he turned to leave the room. If you and this impudent boy of yours are'nt outside of hero in less thau twenty-four hours my meu will throw you out neck and heels.' And then tho hard money-getter strode from tho room, l...
In the Light of the Press. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
In the Light of the Press. An amusing incident, whioh was not withou* its significance in regard to recent events, oc curred at the meeting at tho Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday night. When tho Eev. Mr. Barrett roso to speak, ho took up a position besween the reporter's table and tho lamp whi-5h illuminated it. On his attontion boing drawn to the fact, he apologised and said he was not one of those who wished to stand between the light and the press. The audience understood the application of the remark, and greeted it with laughter.
TOUGH MEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
TOUGH MEAT. At an hotel dinner onu day a fierce argument broke oat among a company of Presbyterians concerning such matters as Presbyterian* love to argue- about. To (Ul&y the heat an American interjected an anecdote. ' I've just come by way of the Pacific from tho Cannibal Islands,' he remarked, ' and while there I dined with tho royal family. Ttao king Raid, ' This yer meat'ii very tough, my deir.' l Well,' sai-- hw wife, ' there's so many sorts of Presbyterians in the meat market now that 1 didn't kuow which sort to ask for when I went shoppin', and I suppose they have sent me an inferior sample.' ' '.Did the jury find the prisoner guilty ?' nquired a man concerning a burglar. 'No,, sir,' responded tbo policeman; 'they didn't jid him at all. Ho got away.'
Ballina Highland Gathering. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
Ballina Highland Gathering. The first gathering of the Lower Richmond Caledonian Society took place at Ballina on Wednesday and was a great Buccess. The weather was fine and about 2000 were present. In the Piping events the champion prize was won by D. Matheson. Pibroch— D. Matheson 1, D. McSwan 2. Marches — D. Matheson 1, Professor Mackaw o ' Best Dressed Highlander— Professor Mackay 1, Professor Allan 2. Strathspreys and Reels — E. McKenzie 1, D McSwan 2. Sean Triubheas (Lassies) — Lurlino Hann 1, Marlie Hann 2. Highland Costume (Laddies)— A. McDonald 1, G. Gollan 2. Highland Costume (Lassies) — Annie McDon ald 1, Marlie Hann 2. Sean Triubheas (Adults) — Professor Allan 1, D. McSwan 2. Highland Fling (Lassies)— Lurline Hann 1, Id Hann 2. Highland Fling (Laddies)— A. McDonald 1, E. Munro 2. Gillie Callum (Adults)— D. McSwan 1, Pro fessor Allan 2. Gillie Oallum (Lassies)— Annie McDonald 1, Marlie Hann 2. Gillie Oallum (Laddies1!— A. McDonald 1, H. Oumming 2. Irish Jig— M. O'Donohue ...
ORIGIN OF A PHRASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
.ORIGIN 01? A PHBASB. Many years ago Ibo wild deer that roamed through the forests of England used to dig holes in the earth with their forefeet. They pawed it out sometimes to the depth of several inches, sometimes a foot or more. These holes wera culled ' scrapes,' and travellers at dusk or night, or those, who were careless about their rooting, often tumbled into them. They were laughed at for thsir beedlessm-ss when they came 'home covered with mud, aud as this frequently occurred after they had been imbibing a bit they were said to have 'gotten into a scrape.' Somo Cambridge students took up this expression, aud thus it came to be applied to people who had gotten into difficul ties of various sorts.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 28 January 1898
DROPSY and Bright's Disease! A Lady at Queenscliff, Vic,f Suffered Fearful Pains f Liver Torpidity, Dyspepsia. Expected to Die ! But is now as strong as Ever ... Her name and AddreBS is — Mrs. Elizabeth Dickson, The Esplanade, Queensoliff, Vic, and who writes on September 28th, 1896 : — For four years I was a martyr to illness arising from torpidity of tho liver, dyspepsia, and general debility ; in fact a general breakdown of the system. I was informed by a doctor that I had dropsy and Bright's disease of the kidneys, and would shortly die. There is no doubt I was exceedingly bad : fearful pains invaded all parts of my system ; I was always tired, and had sharp shooting pains about my loins ; I waB very constipated, and was frequently laid up with headache. After trying innumerable so-called remedies, I bought a largo bottle of Clements Tonio, and found it relieved me greatly ; then I persevered in taking nino more large bottles, and were I to fill a ream of paper I could not expre...