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THE WOOL DISPUTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
THE WOOL DISPUTE. The dispute in ? the wool trade lias; been satisfactorily settled, the reduced scale of charges agreed upon being — Warehousing, insurance in store, etc., lSd. per bale ; commission, 3 per cent., for all wool ; cartage, storage, insur ance, repacking, 18d., which is to be paid by the Buyers' Association.
SPORTING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
SPORTING. There was a large amount of wager ing yesternight on Victorian events. Bobadil waB backed for the Derby at 5 to 4, and Cocos, Gauleon and Woodlark at a little shorter prices. Bobadil was taken in. several big doubles for the Melbourne vjup witn Clarion, The Chief, Eeka, Manfred and The Grafter. One thousand to eighty was -offered on the field for tho Caulfield Cup, Wayfarer being the favorite. Merloolas and Clarion are equal favorites for the Melbourne Cup. Checkmate and Lochaber have been scratched for both Cups.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A GREAT GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
RECOLLECTIONS OF A GREAT GENERAL. A trivia action may announce bhe coming, of un important event. The staff' officers of a commander-in-chief soon learn to watch bhoir general's slightest movements, that they may discover signs of what is likely to happen next. They act upon Oohn Selden's suggestion: 'Take a straw arid tihrow it up into the air — you may see by that which way the wind blows.' General Sherman paid small attention bo appearances ; to dre=s, almost none. When he did, hv» staff know that something was going to happen. ' There is going to be a battle to-day, sure,' said Colonel Auden reid, of the staff, one morning bofore day light. ' How Jo you know ?' asked a comrade.' '. Why, don't you seo V The general's up there, by the fire putting on a clear collar. The sign's dead sure.' A battle did take place that day, and Oheraw, with forty cannon, fell into the hands of ? Sherman's ' bummers.' Mr. Byers, . who relates tbab anecdote, narrates in 'Human Documents ' other ( pers...
A DIPLOMATIST IN THE PULPIT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
A DIPLOMATIST IN THE PULPIT. ?' Ex-Attache ' contributes, to the New York ' Tribune ' some interesting particulars of the career of Sir Edmund Monson, our new Am bassador to Paris. Nothing, it seems, ever dis concerts or disturbs Sir Edmund, who is ab solutely imperturbable and never at fault. An amusing aud characteristic illustration of these qualities was furnished one Sunday at the British church in the Embassy Gardens at Vienna, when the excellent chaplain who was staying out of town at Voeslau bad missed tbe only train into the city. Nothing d-muted, Sir Edmund took his place in the chancel, aud pro ceeded to celebrate divine service as if to the manner born ! But that was not all. After the conclusion of the Liturgy Sir Edmund solemnly and gravely nsceiided the pulpit and preached an extempore sermon, choosiug as his text the coutrovewy which arose among Christ's disciples as to which iris the greatest and the least, his dinourse on the subject beiug listened lo with rapt att...
A NEIGHBOURLY FEUD [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
A MEICHBOflRLY FEUD. T B Ii L you, Frank, its got to tbe point where some thing must be done,' said Mrs. Burnett, and as she spoke she rap ped at the small knuckles that were moving to wards tho sugar bowl. Morton, aged nine, jerked his hand out of tho nay and laughed at his mother, who pursed up her lips to conceal a smile. ' Don't do that, Morton,' said Mr. Burnett Then turning to his wife be asked : ' What have they been doiug now P' ** rThnf. hnv nnri nnrnn mnra nF hilt fpfpnrlfl nnh tin cans along tbe Cop of the fence, aud tben threw stones at them to knock them off. About every stone went over the top of the Seven, and went sailing across our back yard. ]f. oneoF them bad struck anybody be wouldn't have known what hurt him.' ' What did you do P1*' ' What did I do ? I. went out and told them if they didn't stop I'd send for a police man. 1 said to that Deakin bD; ' It's a shame your mother can't teach you to be a little bettor than a i.»v»ge.' ' ' Maybe Bho didn't know tbey wer...
A PATRIARCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
A PATRIARCH. John Gordon, who died near Turritf, Banff shire, had attained thn remarkable age of 132. All the travellers who chanced to call at the neighbouring inn of Turrifl were uniformly directed by tho landlady to the cottage of tbo patriarch. ' Where thoy wad see,' she used to say, ' the auldest man i' Banffsbire — ay, or in n' ffon'nrn--lrl ' Amnnn Vt\tK fMailnra mm rinv. about tbe olose of harvest, was a young ISugiisu man, who, coming up to the door of the cottage, accosted a venerable-looking man, employed '? ' iu knitting boae, with,' So, my old friend, you can see to knit at your advanced period of lifa ? One hundred and thirty-two i» truly n raro age.' ' DeU'n i' tbe man I it'll be my grandf aithc c ?; you're seeking— I'm only 73.' Ye'll. aud.liini round the corner o' tbe hoose,' . On turning round the corner, the atrauger encountered a debilitated old man, ?whoso * whitened locks bore testimony to bis having ; , passed tbo meridian of life, nnd whom tbu ? stranger at o...
PEABODY THE PHILANTHROPIST. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
PEABODY THE PHILANTHROPIST. In a book just published, called ' AuglRg Holidays,' Mr. C. W. Gedney tells the follow ing story of the late Mr. John Bright and his old fishing crony Peabody, the philanthropist : 'They used to fish theSbanuoa at Cnstlo Council, and one day they came up for a turu on' the lough. Two of tbe chief boatmen oE Killalue joined forces, and did themselves tbe honour ot ruffing these distinguished visitors. Ana a severu (jay h wuiil &uubi? . x uweia umi, , . , Arrived at tbe landing-stage late in the evening, thi'ru was tho inevitable policeman on tbe bank. John Bright, accosting him, said : ' What is tho proper price to pay these boat men, constable ? ' . , '. l ' He replied, ' Sevou shillings and aUSpjnce, your honour, but some gentlemen give thtCp ten shillings*' :' \ (lelui BriKht, turning to his Cham, Baia,', ' I have no ohange, Peabody ; have you three half crownB r1';'' '.''.'' -??-?- ? 1 Tho millionaire produced the ooins and gave them to the boa...
HE GOT UP. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
HE~ COT UP. Perhaps few stories of battle so thoroughly 'i illustrate what we aro pleased to consider the true British spirit and way of doing things an thu littlti incident of .the reconnaissance before the battle of Uluudi, of whiob-Lord Willum ISeresford was tbe hero. Tbe British were -?? 1 most led into a lerrible trap, and dUcovured tl o , danger only just in time. . ** ^ J-Utry iiiti ucu iu icit»*i'( t*im hud umuu ^juuicu ?* iua volley which brought down the 'grey hoi no ' '**- uf a mouutid iiifonlrymau. His rider fell head- ' ' foremost. Thu r;st thought both man and f horse were kilhd ut first, but tbe former booiuJjShi struggled co his feet, with bis face core-red witlt^Skf ) blood, aud dazed with bis fall. , f. ?WT . Lord William Btesford, seeihgwhat had hap: ;i I, pcui'd, pulled up, and, in the^face df advancing A hosts of yelling savages within feaSylranKu, 1L quietly trotted b^ok, and told ' thoVfrnon to j mount behind uirn.^£* ; . ~-^ * With a cool rourajfe scarcely se...
GUNDAGAI P. & A. SOCIETY. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
- ? .— . . ? — aUNDAGAI P. & A. SOCIETY. 'ANNUAL MEETING. TnaGundagalP. and A. Association's annual meetinc was held in Tracoy's Hotel on Friday af ternoen last, when the following members were present :-J. Leary, J. Rob inson, W. E. Kyle, M. Egun, W. H. bib thorpe, O. J. Phillips, P. W. C. Palmer, P. Eeardon, J. Mclnerney, W. H. Carr, 1. J. (Vowe. W.Glasscock, E. E. Weekus, and the secretary. . On the motion of Mr. Kobmson, secondeil by Mr Sibthorpe, Mr Leary waB proposed to the chair. . Tho minutes of the last meeting were read by the secretary, and adopted on the motion of Messrs Kylo and Reardon. Before proceeding to business MrKcardon apologised for the absence of Messrs Oliver tiud Ossley, who, he said, were unable to be present owing to have a long distauce to Mr. Phillips said there was a motion on the business paper in his name, with refer ence to the secretaryship, as regards pay ment for that office. After a conversation h« had with Mr. Klwonhy (the presentsec.) h...
AN ASSAULT CASE. "TOUCHED HIM ON THE NECK." A BILLY OF TEA AND A BUCKET OF WATER THROWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
AN ASSAULT CASE. [ ^'TOUCHED HIM ON THE NECK.L . ? (?T'/' A BlLLY OF TEA AND A BUCKEJ OF WATER THROWN. ';?.; '.. 1 f Robert Payne appeared before the P.M. at the locai Police Court on Mondjk to answer a charge of assaulting l^iry Churchill, at Gundagai on 11th Septet^r Complainant explained that he was sifting', on u. Ki-r nf chaff when Payne came a|ong and touched him on tbo neck, aud he recai. iated by throwing a billy-can, containing some tea over acoused,, and told him t(, g0 and play with his equals; the assault t,^ placo at complainant's camp at the 6reek near the racecourse. ' CharleB Douse corroborated comp|»mant s version of the affair, and\ ,/'',. 3ohn Llewelyn narrated h*6w accused just touched Churchill onV tho'ebm, when, the latter immediately, threw a billy of tea .oscerJijm, and Payne then threw a buobet of water ovef Churchill. Several} previous convictions, for various offences, /gainst accused, were ro^d out by the police. , The Bench inflicted a fine of 40s., witn...
STATION AND FARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
STATION AND FARM. There are declared to be 101,000,000 sheep in our Australian colonies — 50,500,000 more than in Russia. A sheep waB sold for one penny at a sale in Edinburgh. The auctioneer asked for a bid. A dealer in jest offered one penny, and became the owner of the animal. It is stated the strawberry growers of Piiugnstel, in Brittany, who produce over 1,000 tons of strawberries every year, keep two steamers going in the season to Ply mouth so steadily that they have got the name of ?' strawberry boats.' They have made four-and-twenty voyages this season, and have carried into Finland 1,500,0001b., or over half the local production. - Why do bulls hate a red flag? In the first place, ree! is a colour to which cattle are unaccustomed, so that they may natur allv be sunrjosed to be. startled by its very novelty. Scientists show tbo sensation of red to ha the complement of that of green, being induced by exactly opposite affections of the retina. If the eyes of cattle are con st...
ILLEGAL DETENTION [?] 0F A HORSE, SULKY & HARNESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 21 September 1898
ILLEGAL DETENTION OF A HORSE, SULKY & HARNESS. At the Gundagai Police Court on Monday morningg, before Mr. Murphy, P.M., Sidney; &nbsp; A. Smith' summoned Edward Pearce for il- legally detaining one horse, sulky and har- &nbsp; ness, valued at £19 10s, the property of the said Sidney Smith. Mr Griffin appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Crowe for the defendant. &nbsp; Sidney A. Smith deposed : I am the owner of a chestnut horse, sulky and harness which at the present time defendant has in his pos- sesion ; he detains the property after I have demanded it, and he has no just cause for &nbsp; doing so ; I value the turn-out at £19 10s ; that is what it cost me ; got the turn-out from Edward Battye, and produce his re- ceipt; although the receipt is dated August &nbsp; 10th, I bought the property in May pre- &nbsp; viously got an order from Battye to de- &nbsp; fendent to deliver up the property, and I served on defendant ...