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CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not necessarily identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] THAT WATER TROUBLE. To the Editer of the ADVOCATE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
CORRESPONDENCE. fWe do not necessarily identify ourselves with the opinions expressed hy oar corres pondents.] THAT WATER TROUBLE. To the Editer of the ADVOCATE. DEAK SIR,-Kindly allow me space in your valuable journal to say a few words in connection with some re marks that were passed at a meeting of the Union Delegates held last week, when the matter of disqualify ing the Park Yilla wicket came on for discussion. If such remarks are allowed to pass -unchallenged, I, as a cricketer, think that the hospitality hitherto Bhown to cricketers through out the district will lack much of its warmness. I refer to the remarks made by the College Delegate, when he stated he had gone to Park Yilla, and couldn't get a drink of water for love or money. Now, BÛT, I have been to Park Viüa wicket every season sincera club was formed there, and have always found plenty of water, and have always been treated most hospitably, not only by the members of the Park Yilla team, but also by the residents a...
WINDSOR DISTRICT COURT. WEDNESDAY, 18TH OCTOBER, 1899. (Before His Honor Judge Backhouse) DUNSTAN V DUNSTAN. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
WIKTOR DISTIiîfT COURT. A ';'';Wsx>irs8iUT¿ * 8TH. OCTOBER, lfc99. (Before HÍB HOB or Judgfl Backhouse ) DUKBTAK V DuHfeTAH. TLis was a case -which was recently beard in the. District Court, Sydney, when the plaintiff, Frederick Dunstan, brought an action against Robert Dunstan for an alleged assault for which he claimed £200 damages Judge Backhouse reserved his decision until he heard the evidence of Bobert Dunstan, sen., who was too ill at the time to attend the Court. Mr. R. B. Walker appeared for the plaintiff, Frederick Dunstan. Bobert Dunstan, sen., being sworn, deposed that he was too ill to attend the Court at Sydney : was uncle to both parties ; was at plaintiff s house on the day pf the alleged assault; ' saw both parties together ; they were quarrelling over money matters ; heard one of them say you're a b liar ; believed plaintiff used the words ; went away and came back again ; taw nothing of the actual assault; saw plaintiff in the evening; plaintiff asked witness i...
FORGOT HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
FORGOT HIMSELF. " How dû lt come that the ai ac ager of the Dode Tom's Cabin Company discharged yon last night ?" inquired tte landlord of the Rural ville Hotel .addressing Hr. Walker Hamm, «rho had been left behind when the galaxy of stan sod bloodhounds departed. " lt happened in tins wise, sir," replied the Thespian,thrusting his good right hand into the bosom of his antiquated frock coas. ** The average ' Onde Tom's Cabin * actor is, para, doñea! as it may sound, a person who can not act, and, barring'myself, the members of the organisation of which we are speaking were no exceptions to tte role. Bat, in my palmy days, sir, I was with Booth and Barrett, and 'twas said that I supported them becomingly. After joining this grand aggregation of seven-count tLem seven genuine Siberian maa-eating blood, hounds. I kept the fact that I could act care fully concealed for a. lime, and all went well. Bot, last night, in a moment of abstraction, I forgot myself and acted. The manager caught...
RETURNED TO BE HUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
RETURNED TO^ BE KUNU, In tile Choctaw Indian nation there is no jail in which to confine convicted murderers, and therefore they are allowed to ran at huge, on parole to be present on the day appointed for their hanging. Say* a gentleman in the Washington " Star : Whee I first went to tile Indian Territory I settled ia the Choctaw nation, and hearing that a certain Indian was an excellent hand otf tb» ranche, I bunted him np and asked him if he would work for me. " I will work un tal Hie twentieth of nexl month." he said. *' Why not longer ? " I inquired. " I am to be hanged the twenty-first," was j bis reply, io an unconcerned way. j I hired him, and upon inquiry learned that what he said was true. But one man has ever failed to return for hanging after he has been j sentenced, and my Indian did not prove an ! exception to the rule. On the day before the execution was to take place he left as calmly as though going on a visit, and the hanging took place at the time appointed. Notwi...
RESTORED HER FAITH IN WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
RESTORED HER FAITH IN WOMEN. The Uli girl ia the black skirt and silk bodice was flushed snd warm, sod her eyes were brim ming over with teses that seemed to have their source in a fountain of vexation. .* Good Gracious," chirped the pretty blonde in pink and white " What ails you P You nra all putout about something." *' Tve been making a call,1' swapped the tall giri. " A-a-hem." commented the Moods. M If it always affects you that way I'd advise you to stay at home." ?« Now, don't say a word,'' said the tah giri. " Jost wait-till you hear my explanation, and then see if you do not sympathise with ma. I've been calling on Mn. Blake. Sbe is a woman who never forgets anything. When her hus band wes living he was the grewtest martyr te herabuorcoallydere!oped faculty for remember ing things. She was bis second wife. Hrs. Blake No. 1 was tile possessor of a naiad that could hardly retain a fact through the period of it *»ff^fi'»g. and Hr. Blake endured many in conveneaces because of h...
KURRAJONG. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
KORfeAJOSè - I (From oar ovw correspondent.) We are please*! to repi Skuthorp, seor., is out again A number of ladies have formed a com! holding a bastar at the & early date. Mr. Richards, of Coi has undergone' a tion in Sydue; case is a very The cô^mmij very Unfoi apele 36 Of on the course pi building jocko coming races congratulated fo] it is going-ahe; Mr. Percy Es' M. Woodhill) di« residence on Sun« will be remembi came to the distr; years ago for thel The deceased die Great sympathy district. Wherever one you can run aero; sort. Messrs. Jo! eton journeyed ago collecting for Miss Alice Bunston her legs off for the the Misses McMahoi wise collecting - fo: Anyhow, we wish th] that Mr. ad about district Ld intend iry at an s Boad, ; opera itely his ldstand, for the to be which Mr. A. Poole's ; last. - It gentleman »some two health. Jamption. 5hout the district of some : Dañ ar soJ i running iety, and sing like concerts, success. Some fellow who k^^^Hat he wai talking about ...
SACKVILLE REACH. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
: SACKTattítEACH. 1 (From our owttcora^oiideiit) j Much, sympathy-ßki expressed with ] the Kaiser family ia their recent ead j bereavement. .;&lt; j The farmers around here are very ¡ busy getting their crops in, and anti cipate a splendid naivest if the som mer doesn't tox^tut too severe. The members catho local Progress Association have expressed their wil lingness to assist the Portland people in trying to get a daily mail between here and Lower Poitianà. ' Quite a gloom was cast over this portion of the district when the news j was received from Sydney,, io the '' effect that Mrs. Nathan Mitchell had suddenly ea^ai^i^erè.,r' The road leading to pint from the Portland.J^B^-^ä^S^nat in a very rough' condMr^^^ipi inetal re quiring more blinding.'flWhere are our maintenance men, i^usit &ey can not see to this at once, ? f Some of the residents hl&ro. are very indignant at the Ternark^ of one of the College delegates ¿ai a recent meeting of the H.D.O. C^ion, r...
MARSDEN PARK. (From our own Correspondents). [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
(From our own Coptspondents). A lad, whose name is unknown to the writer, had the misfortune to fall from his horse opposite the local post office one day last wefek. Luckily he escaped from any serions injury. Mr. Eemxnington h^^at îîis orchard on the Vine BoadV almost promising crop of grapes, whioh^escaped the late frosts, owing to the vineyard occupy ing a sheltered, portion. In fact, when the crop is matured, he will have the finest i^pes for many miles around the district. A niece of Mrs. Wjieaton's, I am sorry to report, had a severe fit a short time ago. Dr^toddy was sent for, and at first it was thought that the child was beyond Imman power, *but she rallied after hieing unconscious i a few hours. XhB «MM_haBnow com-j pletely recovered. T> The Marsden Park Presbyterian Church tea-meeting *as held on Wed nesday night, and J proved a great success. Mr. L ^.Barling undertook the catering, and t^è many dainty eatables provided gained mach prsise, having been turned ¿ut in th...
BULLRLDGE. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
BULLRLDGE. (From our own correspondent.) A cricket match was played at Stanley Park, on Saturday last, be tween teams picked by Messrs. L. | Packer and A. Everingham. A. EVERINGHAM'S TEAM. H. Packer, run out . 3 W. Packer, c, b E. Barber .. 4 A. Everingham, b E. Barber .. 9 E. Martin, b E. Barber. 5 S. Packer, b E. Barber. 1 J. T. Packer, not out ... 3 T. Cartwright, b H. Moses ... 0 J. Packer, b E Barber ... .. 0 T. Alcorn, b L. Packer .. .. 2 A. Robinson, b L. Packer .. 1 A. Case, c and b H. Moses .. 1 Sundries ... .. ., .. 6 Total . .. .. .. ... 35 L. PACKER'S TEAM. ¡ O. Everingham, c, fe E. Martin... 1 j L. Packer, b W. Packer .. 0 D. Packer, b E. Martin . .. 31 H. Moses, hit wicket .. * .. 18 j I A. Barber, b A. Everingham .. 18 j ! A. Alcorn, b H. Packer ... .. 19 j J: Uart wright, Í JVTacker J.. ¥ R. Buttsworth, retired .. .. 2 F. Jukes, b F. Cartwright . .. 1 H. Green, b J. Packer. 0 i Sundries .. ... ..9 . Total . 110 Our quiet little village was livened up on "Wednesday la...
Always the Bicycle. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
! Alwav* «he Bierde. j There seems to be no limit to the uses of the bicycle. In the United States they ride to church on their bicycles, and attend funerals on them. An elope ment on bicycles has also occurred, and it has been pointed out that the famous picture of the cavalier anxiously wait ing at the castle door for bis lady-love to appear and mount the palfrey which is to bear them both from, tyrannical guardians cannot at all compare with the picture of the "pneumatic steed with its doubled-up lovers pedalling away to freedom !" Romance, it is considered, may as well take a back seat till the bícyclé boom is past-if it ever will be past. v
SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS. When Prince Metternich was s yoong saan he was Austrian Ambassador to the Court of France. The Persian Ambassador at that time was an obstinate, impulsive persos), orer whom no one had mock influence except Metternich, for whom he took a strong lilriag ODS morning the Persian doctor catered Metternichs apartments hastily, and begged him to go and make the Ambassador hear reason. The doctor had fon sd the Persian's serrants armed with naked swords, and about to eut off tho head of one of their fellows by their master's orders. The doctor told the Ambassador that such a proceeding was contrary toFreach law, that the Emperor would be angry, that he would get himself into trouble ; but the Persian was im placable. He said that the man belonged to bim, and deserved death, and that if he chose to cut off the caitiff's head it was his private affair. Finding his on appeals of ño avail, the doctor had recourse, to Metternich. Metternich hastened to the Persian, and with...
Right and Left Hand. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
I Righi and fjctt Hand. It is a strange fact that the right hand, which is more sensible to the touch than the left, is less sensible than the latter to the effect of heat or cold, if yon dip both hands simultaneously into two bowls of water of equal tem perature, the left will experience the higher sensation of heat, and this will happen even if the thermometer shows that the water-in the left bowl is iu reality a trifle colder than the water in the right one. The reverse happens in the case of persons who are left handed. -
A KISS FOR THE MAID. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
A KISS FOR THE MAID.1 Wt HAT is rory well," said «be lady, " in the passage a while ago yon kissed my maid. " ** Let us not bring np the past," said L. "She is very pretty, my maid, is she not ?" aaid the lady. »* I do not know, ^ said I. "Since I hare Ä^ eefoyoQ, »ll otb« faces have gone from my ^memory." *»?.;: . " **, Yon have known me only two hoars." Sí V1; - " When one looks on the san, bow long mast P&pne wait to be daisied by it P" *»And truly yeo would do anything for me P»* fg^";- " Bxoept cease to aomira your beauty. Madame." pf ' "Thea indulge me in a little caprice.* ?f . " Let me know is." " You will ask no questions ?" ¡gk ' «one." . g " " Then this is it," said the lady. " We shall . go down into the publie room of the inn, ead gk- «bete we shall play that you are a king." vf±* Î was puzzled. A long argument followed. ""Thea down we went from .the private cham IÍ ; ber where she had deigned to receive me two hours before, to the large public. room of the |fC ...
Deadheads. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
I Deadheads. I . .The " Sketch" has interviewed Mr. Henry Dana, the acting manager of the Globe Theatre, on the subject of dead heads. Mr. Dana tells a story :-" I re member a letter Beeves Smith got from a man asking for ' some" stalls,' and say ing, 'The reason why I feel entitled to ask is tuat I had the pleasure of cut ting your brother's corns in Birming ham !' Why, a man of whom I bought a key-ring for 7s. wrote in for seats be cause he had dealt with me, and so did a man from whom we bought a dressiug liag as a, presentation to Hie stag&lt;e mun- ; ager at the Globe. I wonder the shoe blacks don't ask for seats."
Position in Sleep. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
Politlón in Sleep. j , The question is often asked-Shall we sleep on the right or left side ? The hygienist sleeps on a hair mattress with a bair pillow and an open window, and he sleeps on his right or left side as is most agreeable ; generally he changes from one side to the other during the night, often in his sleep, without waking. This change : is advantageous, for it relieves the pressure on one iside and gives a chance for the blood to flow more evenly in different parts of the body. It also relieves the internal organs of too long-continued pressure in one way. Sleeping on the back is not to be advised ; sleeping on the face is not objectionable if not continuous. Sleeping with the mouth wide open is wrong. It makes no difference in sleep whether the head points to the north, south, east, or west.
COCK-CROWING EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
COCK-CROWING EXTRAORDINARY. Suw&roff, Kassia's great military commander, was a little man, insignificant in everything but that intangible power of mind and character with which physical strength is never to be compared. He had been sickly in his youth, but became bardy ander the stimulus of cold bathing and the benefits of a plain diet. Buckets of cold water were thrown over him in the morning, and bis table was served with fare which guests would fain have refused, bat dared not, lest be should think them effeminate. He despised dress, and delighted hi drilling his men ia bis shirt sleeves, sometimes with his stockings literally ** down at the neel." But bis hardihood of life and action had its t Sect ea the men be commanded. He was «^tOast-^aj» aud about hy -laidoigbt. mod wonid salute the first soldier whom he saw moving with a piercing cock-crow, in commendation of bis early risine. Daring the first Polish war he had given orders for an attack at cock-crow, and a spy in...
Business Aphorisms. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
RiiiiineMH Aphorism*. Carlyle wasn't a man of business, but he would have made a success of it had he tried it. In his writings one finds -these iines of solid business truth : A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market. Have a smile for all, a pleasant word for everybody. To suc ceed, work hard, earnestly, and inces santly. All honest men will bear watch ing. It is the rascals who cannot stand it Better have the window empty than filled with unseasonable and un attractive goods. When you hang a sign outside your place of business, let it be original in design and of good quality. Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness ; altogether past calcula tion its power of endurance. Efforts to be permanently useful must be uni formly joyous, a spirit of sunshine, graceful from very gladness, beautiful because bright The decline of Italian shipping is noted with regret especially in Southern Italy. The populous port of Naples counts in the list of the Italian mercantile navy only one st...
Use of Captive Balloons at Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
I Use of Captive Balloons at Sea. j An expedition was recently sent out from St Petersburg to search by the"aid of a captive balloon for the ill-fated Rus sian warship Rusalka, which foundered with all hands in the Gulf of Finland. A transport was fitted up to facilitate the ascent of the balloon, and when at its proper height it was towed for several weeks over an area supposed to compass- the vessel. The balloon had a capacity of 20,000 cubic feet, and ascended to altitudes varying from 656ft to 1443ft With a head wind it could be towed at the rate of 2% knots' per hour, while with a favourable wind 6% knots per hour were attained. It was found that objects at the bottom of the sea were more readily discernible with the naked eye than with" glasses. At a height of 1300ft, with a favourable light, rock and sand banks were clearly defined at depths varying from 19ft to 40ft down in the sea. Observations are more easily carried on at sea from a captive balloon because the air current...
Electricity in saving Life. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
Electricity in saving Ole. The third report of the Royal Com mission on electrical communication with lighthouses and light-vessels has recently been published, and it gives some interesting particulars regarding this very important addition to our means of saving life at sea. The recom mendations of former reports have been carried out, and now an additional list of stations is named which it is sug gested should be brought into -circuit with the telegraphic system of the country. The system of communica tion which has been adopted with regard to light-ships is that known as the "Sunk" system, a name derived from the first light-ship with which a cable was experimentally connected nine years ago. This is the ¡»est method yet de vised, for the mechanical arrangements permit of the vessel swinging round with the tide without injury to the line of communication, and also allow the telephone to be employed, which last is a most valuable provision. But the commissioners suggest that exp...
Shoplifting and Kleptomaniace. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 27 October 1899
Shoplifting ana Kleptomaniac*. The recent great increase in the num ber of cases of shoplifting, not only in London and the provinces, but in Paris, has led the representative of an evening paper to interview Dr. Forbes Winslow upon the subject of kleptomaniacs and their methods, in view of the fact that that particular form of insanity is so frequently put forward in defence of the delinquents when caught. Klepto mania, Dr. Winslow states, is far more common among women than men, though the schoolboy is often by no means exempt from its clutches. Klep tomaniacs generally move in good society, and quite as often have ample means to procure the articles they en deavour to secure without payment, and of which, it may be added, they may already possess an ample supply ; for instance, one woman who came under Dr. Winslow's notice stole every um brella she could lay her hands on, not withstanding the fact that she had scores at home which she never used. The kleptomaniac. Dr. Forbes Wins...