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FEARFUL FLIGHTS THROUGH SPACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
FEARFUL FLIGHTS THROUGH SPACE. The prevailing idea that a lengthy fall through space is invariably fatal to human life is a pal pable fallacy, as the following authentic ex amples to the contrary will amply demonstrate. In the ipriug of 1890, a young lady, suffering from a disappointment in love, flung herself headloug from the Clifton Suspension Bridge into the river below, a distance of 2S0 feet. The fall occupied about six seconds, and as there was a brisk brreze blowing at the time, her dress, becoming inflated, somewhat lessened tbe force of the fall. She was retoued from her perilous position and taken to the hospital, ivhere she soon recovered. Her sole injuries were a few body bruises And a slight shock to the system. In January, 1892, a young man at Rochdale, through the slipping of a ladder on which he was working, was precipitated through the »ir for a distance of 85 fret, and incredible though it may seem, actually alighted on his shoulder in a big bank of soft mud, and ...
HOW LELIA ENTERED HER CLAIM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
HOW LEUA ENTERED HER CLAIM. ELIA Staunton was strong, cap able, and decis ive, Sbe had bad a good all-round education, but uot quite thor' ough enough at iiny poiut to Dt herfor a teacher; sb when the small income of her mother (lwindlod down to less than uctual Hviug Miss Lolia berjan to cast ubout for ways and means to replenish it. But Little Compton offered few opportunities especially to girls, and presently Miss Lolia— 1 everybody calld her that— extended the horizon of inquiry to the world outside. There were only her mother and herself at home, so natur ally her first thought went to those sections of thn world which coutaiued her brothers and sisters. Tom, the oldest, was the mate of a . Clyde steamer, and he wus promptly dismissed as useless ; then came Charlie, who was. lieu tenant ot cavalry in Arizona, and ha also was useless; and after them came Will' who was . railroading ; and Jack, who was merchandising; and Alice— why, certainly, Alice was the very one. She had mar...
STRANGE INDEED. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
STRANCE_INDEED. Some time ago a Northern town was the scene of several riots. Owing to the construction of a new line of railways large number of navvies were lodging in the town. Among them was a man who went by the name of Charlie Smith. He was known to be a ringleader in these riots, and, of coarse, was ' wanted.' He was suppoied to be lurking in a house in one of the back streets of the town, und a po*so of huH-n-dozon constables was sent to the locality in order to effect his arrest. Before the police could realise tho position, Smith bolted, and, bitting out right and left with remarkable dexterity, be floorei fire out of the aix constables. The last policeman, however, was ready for his man, and brought down his truncheon viilh full force on the navvy's head. Before the latter fell he shouted out, ' Oh, Jaok !' and then tumbled senseless to the ground. In a moment the policeman recognised in the prisoner his own brother, whom he had not seen for years The navvy wus taken to t...
[?] RESULT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
jmmmmti result. onfouW it/ ? Lock 1 1 Buy, - why can't you give us other follnwsachaiiee to plug away, if you can't do it yourself^ ? \t|vos got your soi*& and thera politics so mixed in 'my brain Sj^aVthoy have - formed a conglomerate maaa'S^iion sense, and 1 lnighb-^s well be ToawStn^ Hebrew for all -the good I hm Kettirig^-JI 'Yea,' chimed in anobher arid deeper, voice, ' if you don't shub Tip or bake your'-' solf off somewhere .we'll find .means ;bo keep you quiet. \ Jusb , remember that; failure means more bo ua bban ib dp,ea - to you ; we haven't a rich dad to back' us as you have.' * '?»?''?'?' v/n, come now, ivnuwof - nuiyw pujroiu ^to tlfe dogs,' und let's do some. thine lively to freshen up our noddles forto-morrpV;. I shall not leuve^ bhB.jroom tylbgo'irdo— effort ?&? Hero Lock squared/ himself for;,defenco ^_ ^. ngafhsb atitucik, anrfrbe'|»an''howiiili'j» in a baritone voice io'itVemely rfpff-colour,, ' VVo tiro tho jolly cay 'otuientsVdf, Salamanca,' .?'...
WONDERS OF HYPNOTISM. AMAZING HOSPITAL PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
WONDERS OF/HYSmoisi. / ' ' ? ?.-?:? .- ' .??„: ? AMAZING HOSPITAL PBA0TI0E.:'f, „ One of the most interesting places in Paris, bub a place whioh comparatively few can have the privilege of visiting, is -the: ' Clinique des Maladies Nerveuseav'- l'here' ono may behold hypnotism and tho science .of suggestion in their most advanced Btato of practical application. Whab one sees tliore is not the bungling of charlatans; or bho crude experiments of amateurs, but the highest results of the skill and knowledge of some of the foremost men of science in France. ... Imagine yourself in a large square room ? not brightly illuminated, where you are surrounded on all four sides by chairs and sofas containing a varieby of people, , yell dressed and poorly dressed, men 'and women, adults and children, all in a more or less advanced stage of hypnotic sleep. Some drowaily open their eyes and close them again. Some have apparently com pletely lost consciousness, yet there is a cer tain undefinable lo...
EARTHQUAKES TO ORDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
EARTHQUAKES TO ORDER. It ii on Plumstead-marshes where the great Woolwich fire-arms are tested, or ' proved ' as it is termed. Guns of all sorts and sizes, from quick-firing Runs that will discbarge 600 rounds per minute, to guns no large that it oosts nearly £100 for the cartridge alone, all make their trial trip here. Listen ! There is u deep whistle of a loco motive, the gates of the Arsenal swing open, and across the bridge come« an engine dragging behind it a colossal weapon of destruction, something over Forty feot in length, with a 16J' inch bore, and which weighs 110 tons. This guu nill send a projectile neighing nearly a tan for miles. It is dusigned mainly for coast defence. On travrU the locomotive, with Ut murderous load behind, into the proof-ground, which is surrounded by iron railings to keep folks from coming too close. Here there is a little shunt ing and shifting about, and tho gun ia run under an archway composed of a double thick ness of bent steol bars, about si...
Gone-but not "Lost." [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
Gone— hut not 'Lost.' The servant of a naval commander, an Irishman, one day let a tea-kettle fall into the sea, upon which he ran to his master, ' Arrah, an' plase yor Honour, can anything be said to be lost when you Know wuere it is - - ; ' Certainly not,' replied the officer. ' ' Why, then, by me sowl and St. Patrick, the tea-kettle is at the bottom of the say.' j
Kitchen Recipes. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
Kitchen Recipes. :. OSBAM Soohbs.— Rub together lib. of flour and a teaspoonful each of baking powder and salt ; next rub in 2oza. of fresh butter, then beat two eggs until very light, mix them with, a gill of cream, and stir this all into the flour and Duner, aaaing, ii necessary, eituer a little more cream or flour, as the dough may require, to bring it to a stiff paste. Now turn it out on a well-floured board, roll it out three-quarters of an inch thick, and stamp it oat with a tumbler in small rounds, prick these over the top with a fork, and bake in a quick oven for fifteen minutes. Carrot Jam. — Carrot jam can be made to imitate apricot jam, and is very whole some and delicious. Choose young, deep-ooloured carrots ; waBh and scrape them, then boil them until they are quite tender. Rub them through a sieve, and to every pound of pulp add one pound of sifted white sugar, half a dozen bitter almonds (chopped small), and the grated rind and juice of a lemon. -Put these ingredients...
Light-Eyed People at a Disconnt. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
Light-Eyed People at a Discount. A writer in one of. the home papers states that in many . parts of South Amerioa the Indians are suspicious and never trust a man ' with eyes like a cat. ' ,A man with light eyeB is, in fact, never safe, and the Indians are apt to kill such a man at sight. If no present oppor tunity should oiler itself of gratifying this prejudice, they will often hang around for dayB for the chance of dis posing of the intruder. It is related that not long ago a. French trader was sitting quietly among some Goajira Indians, discussing business, when a party of the same tribe, who had been filling up with ' mescal ' came along, and the cry was raised, 'A man with eyes like a cat I Let us kill him now.' There was a scramble and a daring reacue, for the trader's companions reached his side only just in time.
New Paint for Artists. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
New Paint for Artists. People who keep their eyes open and ingeniously apply what they see are apt to make great discoveries. A Scotch artist haB discovered that a pigment of great beauty of colour and fastness can be made from the smut of the oat. The colour is a deep, rich amber shade, sometimes approaching to sepia in tone. J.MO ainut is a lungom growtn, wnicn is often seen in the shape of deep brown or sepia-coloured Bpore dust on oats and other cereals. Specimens of the pig ment painted on paper as a water colour have withstood the exposure to direct sunlight for many monthB, and shown little change in strength of colour when subsequently compared with unexpoaed duplicate specimens. When dilated with water or Chinese white the new colour jb said to give pleasing tints of a flat brown, of the pheasant-egg cast.
Rinderpest. IN FOUR PARTS. PART I. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
Rinderpest. From the Agricultural Gazette of N.W.S ? ¥+t ? . ' IN FOUR PARTS.' PART I. It is now from six to eight years Binoe this terrible bovine disease first began its most recent and fearful campaign upon the herds of the world. In the years 1889 and 1890 it began to make its presence felt amongst tho oattle of Somaliland, in the region of the Oulf of Aden, where it killed off large numbers of animala. From here the plague passed on to Hasailand, and by the middle of 1892 it had reached Kavelli and the Luupula. The next year it was reported in the neighbourhood of Lakes Victoria and Nyassa, and throughout the districts lying between them and the ooast. In February, 1896, the disease made its appearance in Rhodesia, and travel ling southward at the rate of twenty miles per day, it had, by the end of that month, reached the borders of Oape Oolony. Since then it has penetrated the southern oolony, almost to the gates of Oape Town, ravaging portions of the country from no,rth to so...
Plea for the Potato. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
Plea for the Potato. The potato has the following com position in parts per 100 : Water, 75-77. Albuminoids, 1'79. Fat. -16. Carbo hydrates, 21-31. SaltB, '97. Here the nutriment may be looked upon as about 23 per cent. ; but it should be noted that the albuminous matter surrounds the akin of the potato, and if the skin is pared oQ one cannot help but remove this albuminous matter at the same time ; therefore, potatoes should be boiled in their skins, which makes it possible to remove them without the albuminous layer underneath. More ovor, the skin acts as a membrane resist ing the soaking out of the valuable salts. If potatoes are peeled they should 'not be allowed to soak in water before boiling, as thin helps to dissolve out the soluble saltB. The dissolving out of the salts is reduced to a minimum by baking or Btcaming the potatoes.
The Cure for Dipsomania. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
The Cure for Dipsomania. Intemperance may bo remedied by moral education. It can never be banished by legislation or force. There ia plenty of evidence. Ether drinking, which was so prevalent in certain parts of Ireland a few years ago, was attributed by some to the success of Father Mathew s crusade against alcohol. We learn from the ' British Medical Jour nal ' that Dr. Sohn, a medical official of Enst Prussia, has stated that men, women, and children in that province indulge so freely in ether drinking, that tho roads and markets reek with the mawkish fumes of the drug, juBt as the railway carriages on the lines of some market towns in the North of Ireland used to do on fair days. He attributes the sproad of tho practioe to the imposi tion in 1887 of a duty on corn-brandy which coBtB abont Is. 6d. per quart, whereas other, being antaxed, oan be purchased for sixpence.
General Information. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
General Information. - Rarely, indeed, in a' blue-eyed person ks'jv.' found to be colour-blind. * r ' i-' There are 40,000 native pupils. in the ?? -!*\'- Sonday-Bchobis of the Fiji Islands. 'v- Thero are houses -still -standing in Nuremberg, Bavaria, that were built in ? -, 1080. ' .. It is a pretty general belief in China t :,~ that women who wear, short hair will in ?- ' ,_'?- a future state be transformed into men. '-', Barcelona is now the most populous ' city of Spain, the result of a ceneua - ' reoently taken showing 520,000. inhabi- , - ' tants to Madrid's 607,000. '. ? j Clocks and watches are seldom uaed in Liberia. There the sun. riseB, all the 1 year round, at exactly 6 a.m., sets at i^ 6 p.m., and is vertically overhead at Hv noon. ' ? Spurious coins are legally made' in '^ China. They are used to put In tho coffins of the dead, and the superstition .j-v. prevails that they make the dead happy. J^Js A man never seems to value his hat so sljy' highly as he does when a fr...
THE MACLFAY CONTEST. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
THE MACLFAY CONTEST. Widespread condemnation is ex pressed at the action o£ the Minister for Works. The Opposition is de orminedthat Mr. Young shall leave the Ministry, but there is considerable difference of opinion as regards the mode, of attack. The Macleay contest ib still in creasing in interest and excitement. Mr. Barton telegraphed yesterday to the Crown Solicitor, that in conse quence of the gross aspersions made against him by: the Minister for Works he declined to receive fees as arbitrator in :tho McSharry case. Unbiassed onlookers think the re sult of the contest very uncertain.