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WINDSOR LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
WINDSOR LITERARY AND DE- BATING SOCIETY. &nbsp; A most interesting and enjoyable evening was spent in connection with the above society, at the School of Arts on Wednesday evening last, when Mr. Livingstone Hop- &nbsp; kins, better known as " Hop," of Bulletin fame, gave an entertainment. The Mayor, Mr. J. J. Paine, occupied the chair, and formally introduced Mr. Hopkins from the platform. The attendance was very large, among the audience being visitors from all parts of the district. During the first part of the programme Mr. Hopkins explained at length, the art of caricaturing and the advancement of this art, and used illustrations showing the style of ancient caricurists compared with those of the present day. A large frame was used to show off the illustrations, which were in deed works of art, and we understand exe- cuted by Mr. Hopkins. Among the best sketches were the following "The new &nbsp; woman," "The dying poet," "The tramp," &nbsp; &...
A Successful Experiment. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
A Sneeeasfol Experiment. A balloon equipped with self-register ing instruments to measure the tempera ture and pressure of the atmosphere at high altitudes was recently let loose in Berlin, and came down, with the instru ments in good condition, in Bosnia. The instruments showed that the balloon had reached an elevation of 53,872ft, over ten miles ; the thermometer had fallen to 52deg. below zero-the lowest it could record. Another balloon, sent np later, reached 72,000ft above the earth, or thirteen and a-half miles.
Short Story. A Politician's Character. The Story of a Suspicious Business. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
Short Story, A Politician's Character. Tbe Story of a Suspicious Business. Tbe season at Boulogne had coi meneed, and at the hour of ll a.m. 01 might as well have desired the Bax of England as a bathing machine. 1 the shallow sea stripped men and prêt 'women were splashing about, and ma ronly ladies ducked reluctant complai ing infants. The two Londoners i violent cheek suits who strolled alor the sands viewed the scene with rum relish. "This about takes It, Arthur, th does."' " Yes," said Arthur impartially. " Ye the biscuit's theirs, Brown." " Ifs a warmish place, I must say." "All foreign places is alike, Brown said Arthur severely. " There's som thing about 'em that I can't quite unde stand. Look at the way that girl ca ried on in at the cafe on the quay laj * night." " But she was English," remarked tl other. "That don't affect my argument, ol man. My argument is that there's lot of (loosed shady things going on i foreign parts, and if we stay 'ere as v* propose to do another f...
The Matabele Warrior and His Grandchild. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
The Rf alábele Warrior and His «Jirandcliild. Mr. Rider Haggard, speaking recently, said .--Lately there was staying with me my friend Mr. Bamham. Mr. Barn ham, you may remember, was the American scout who escaped from Wil son's party when it was cut up on the banks of the Shangani. Mr. Bamham told me that just before that battle of _tUe-Sliaoga&lt;ri-hc wan »ul j,ouullUg wiUi a friend. They saw a Matabele warrior -a fine man, in the prime of life-ahead of them, among some rugged ground. He was laden with his belongings ; he had in his hand a pot of beer or milk ; he had his kaross upon his shoulders, and in his hand his assegai and shield ; in short, all the paraphernalia that a i native, carries with him when he travels. Now, among other things there was slung upon his back a long bundle. Well, Mr. Bamham and his companion thought it necessary to catch this man, because they wished to get information from him of the movements of the enemy, and after great difficulty they r...
Milk. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
Milk. If a can of milk is placed near an open vessel containing turpentine the smell of turpentine is soon communicated to the milk. The same result occurs as re- gards tobacco, paraffin, asafoetida, camphor, and many other strong smell- &nbsp; ing substances. Milk should always be kept at a distance from every volatile substance, and milk which has stood in sick chambers should never be drunk. The power of milk to disguise the taste of drugs—as potassium, iodide, opium, salicylate, &c.—is well known. &nbsp;
WILBERFORCE. (From our Own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
WILBERFORCE. (From our own correspondent.) Mr. A. Robinson has been offered a good figure for the racing mare Aten, by her former trainer. On Monday Wilberforce was even un usually quiet, everyone almost having gone ont of town in search of amusement. Whilst exercising the Outlaw one afternoon last week Mr. D. Davis parted company with him, bat escaped without injury. Regret is expressed on all sides at the sad death of Mr. James Bushell, which took place at the Peak Hill diggings last week. Local folk can boast of having the best kept cemetery in the district, and some of j our neighbours could well take a lesson from | it The local creamery, under^the manage ment of Mr. P. Harris, is still booming ahead, and every day the milk supply is in creasing. Mr. Palmer Bowd has now started a croquet club, and in a short time we hope to hear of a champion at the game being un earthed at Wilberforce. Several local ladies have been busy for the past week or two collecting for the re-roof ing ...
Found Dead in a Shaft. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
Found Dead in a Shaft. On Friday night last the sad news reached Windsor of the discovery of the body of James Bushel, at the bottom of a 70ft shaft, on the Bobby Burn's lease at Peak Hill. His head was smashed in near the temple, and the body fearfully bruised. On enquiries being made it was found that deceased was none other than James Bushel, a native of Wilber- force, and brother to Mesdames T. Lobb, E. Cupitt, and J. Ward of Windsor, and also to Joshua and David Bushell. The deceased has been away from the district for about ten years, but was very well-known and as well liked. He was last seen on Wednesday, after which his absence caused a search to be made with the foregoing result. He was 49 years of age and has for many years followed up mining pursuits, being well-known on nearly all mining fields, and highly re- spected. An inquest was held on the body when a verdict of accidental death was re- turned. The funeral took place at Peak Hill, on Saturday last and was largely ...
RIVERSTONE. (From our own correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
RIVERSTONE. (From our own correspondent.} Constable Balfour, Rouse Hill, is at pre &nbsp; sent away enjoying a well earned holiday. Several local sports visited the Kurrajong races last Monday, and returned sadder bat wiser men. Several motton batchers left Riverstone for Balmain this week, having obtained em ployment at the latter place. We understand the juveniles (local talent), will be again to the front on the resumption of better times. Mr. J. Montgomery's son is, we are pleased to report, recovering from the injuries sus tained by the cart accident last week. A very severe frost was experienced on Monday morning last, doing immense dam age to fruit trees, potatoes and other crops. Mr. Nelson drove a picnic party to Yates' paddock at House HUI on Monday last, where the usual fun was indulged in to the delight of all. There is a rumour of a 'bus being ran twice on Sunday from Riverstone to Booty Hill or Blacktown, for the convenience of visitors to and from Sydney. We t...
MUMMIFIED PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
MUMMIFIED PLANTS. &nbsp; A novel method of preserving plants is said to have been discovered by a new Hampshire gardener. When the plants have reached a good stage of development they are subjected to a certain injection which has the effect of arresting their growth. Then a strange trans- formation happens. The plants do not droop and die, but the leaves remain fresh and bright and the plant stands erect. It is, moreover, impervious to heat and cold, and nothing seems able to destroy its strange repose. Palms, which are known to be very delicate plants and sus- ceptible to every influence, are exhibited that have been dead for six months, yet not even when the leaves are carefully examined would the fact be suspected. Mrs. Yeast: I wish I could think of some- &nbsp; thing to keep my husband home at nights. Mrs. Crimsonbeak: Get him a bicycle. Mrs. Yeast: &nbsp; &nbsp; That would take him out more than ever. Mrs. Crimsonbeak: Oh, no, it wouldn't! My h...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
"STOP! LOOK AT THIS ! ! &nbsp; the ECONOMIC STORES FREETRADERS BUY IN THE BEST MàRKÊT &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; via.,"THE ECONOMIC" &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; EVERYBODY Orders Along. We are Waiting For Them DICK BROTHERS ECONOMIC STORES, FOOTWEAR! FOOTWEAR ! FOOTWEAR ! Prices Below All Other Houses. The RIOHMOND BOOT COMPANY The Manufactureres and-Importers of All Kinds of BOOT- WEAR thus saving the Middleman's Profits NOTE A FEW OF ÓOU PRICES :~ ' toi Wton Sboea,4a 3d, S* M , - öjaee^äd L«c8Sboí8,í/9r& «d, 4a 91 ( ïatent ^rening Shoes, le 9d - r .S3d ^enisgighoes, 2s £i#B*oWá'£^s te On&r asd all íMB^» ? ÎJï'^GSSV and we will.'retain. Goods according to Children's Pat Ankle and Strap Shoe«, lld, ls 3d, ls Sd, 2p 61 - Men's Bp Boots* 2s HW, 3s W, 5s 6d . Men's Lace Boots, 4s 6«L Ss 6d Men's EveningShoes, 4s lOtL 5s lOd M...
The Hawkesbury Advocate FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1899. THE JAM FACTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
The Hawkesbury Advocate FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1899. THE JAM FACTORY. WE are pleased to see since we first urged the establishment of a jam fac- tory in this district, the matter has been freely discussed by other journals as well as by many of the most prom- inent orehardiBts and résidents. Since the chief objective óf' the ADVOCATE'S existence is to forward the interests of the Hawkesbury district in every &nbsp; possible way, it is- gratifying to notice that its efforts during the short period &nbsp; of its establishment have borne happy fruit. A case has recently been be- &nbsp; fore- the Court in England which should be emphasised strongly at the present moment, wherein one Lipton &nbsp; was charged with having certain fruit in his possession which he intended to convert into jam, and which was &nbsp; actually unfit for human consumption. Evidence was adduced which showed a most disgusting state of affairs, enough, one would think, to put con...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Messrs. J. G. Fitzpatrick, M.L.A., and G. Mccauley took a trip to Mudgee during the week. Mr. A. Grimwood and Mrs. Tindale, his sister, rode to Sydney on their bikes on Sun- day last. The Rev. B. Keenan, J.P., paid a visit to Windsor on Monday last, returning home again the same afternoon. The racehorse Oriana, which was being trained by Mr. F. Gosper, was disposed of &nbsp; &nbsp; on Friday last for £75 at, Sydney. Mr. Varney Parkes ex-Postmaster General paid a visit to Windsor, on the holiday, and was the guest of Mr. F, Linsley daring his stay. HELD OVER.-Report of Y. M. M. I. so- ciety's meeting at North Richmond, Land news, Wiseman's Ferry, and other district news. The Rev. S. G.Fielding will preach on the " Impending war in the Transvaal " on Sunday at St. Matthew's Church of Eng- land. Staff-Color-Sergeant Duke is at present acting as assistant instructor at the Infantry School of Instruction now going on at Vic- toria Barracks, Paddington. ...
RICHMOND. (From our own correspondent.) Flower Show. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
From our own correspondent.) Flower Show. A meeting of the ladies of Richmond, who are working hard to make the forthcoming with the flower show School of nesday the «hair, P. Charley, HoweU-Prfcev KeUyi Mitchell, Campbell, gies from. Stevenson, whom arrang the stated Howell pointed tíon. lbs.' withdrew AJong someone tp show, those pri same, and Ata Arts, held that Mr, 15. forthcoming to subscribe; Journal, the Stir No ladies of Bichmond, who I to make the forthcoming in connection with the, success, was held on Wed lest, Mr. Vin din occupying * Were present : Mesdames ,Woodhill, Hill, Kirwan, i^Price, Street, Cornwell, G. Powell, Allen, Myers, McMahon and« ^Secretaries read apolo- j -«nd Mrs. Stinson, Mrs. tjirs. Helsham, all of The ladies present would donate towards .._, , U, and roost present -whxîâithey would assist, Mrs K^Èb^fiaB Markwell were ap- j í^iojF tiie Miscellaneous Sec- i t^Bnd Mrs. P. Charley ¡ charge of the fancy stall, jeás^ed in order to appoint j "^ithe bazaar s...
The Last of the Pirates; OR, DOOM DERIVEN. A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry. CHAPTER. XXXV. A WOMAN'S DESPAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
The Last of the Pirates; OR, DOOM DRIVEN A Romance of the End of Ocean Outlawry.* BY COL. PRENTISS INGRAHAM, Author of "Merle the Mutineer," &c, &c CHAPTER. XXXV. A WOMAN'S DESPAIR. Basil Barton was almost a changed man after his interview with Celeste. Had she stormed at him, upbraided him, and told him that she hated him, then he would have met her with scorn and indifference. Put her forgivenness of him, not a word of censure falling from her lips, almost unmanned him. At first he tried to believe that she was treacherous, playing a part for revenge, as the poor Cuban girl had done. But this thought he was soon compelled to dismiss. He rose from hts kneeling posture by her, and ordered breakfast served for them. Neither ate much, and at last he made an excuse to go on deck. He was glad to escape from her presence , His men saw that his mumer was subdued, and those who had their suspicions that the ringleader of the plot to betray him and his vessel was really a wo...
CHAPTER XXXVI. THE RESCUE, AND A MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
CHAPTER XXXVI. THE RESCUE, AND A MYSTERY. In the harbour of a seaport, situated upon an island of the West Indies, a vessel-of-war was lying at anchor. At the peak fluttered the Stars and Stripes, and about her there was everything to show the trim, well disciplined American cruiser. Among a hundred other vessels in the harbour was a schooner, lying a few cable-lengths away from the cruiser, and upon which the eyes of several officers on the deck of the latter were resting. The schooner was as shapely a craft as ever sailed the seas, and though having the ap pearance of a trader, was certainly handsome enough for an armed cutter. The Stars and Stripes also floated at her peak; and her decks looked clean, . and all about her ship-shape. The officers upon the American vessel-of-war were discussing the schooner with some animation, for their sailor eyes had at once dis covered her beauty of model, and the rake and taper of her lofty masts. ' She's too neat for a trader,' said a senior ...
One Every Time. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
One Every Time. An old ' beer-chewer ' started home one night in bis normal condition with a turkey which he had bought for his Sunday dinner. The road was rough, and he fell several times ever all sorts of ob structions in the path, dropping the turkey each time, but picking it up again. Entering his house, he steadied himself as well as he could, and said to his wife : ' Here, wifey, I've brought you eleven turkeys.' * Eleven turkeys !' cried his wife ; ' I see but one.' * Nonsense, you're blind,' cried her good man. . Why, I fell down eleven times coming home, and I swear I picked up a turkey every time !' Professor : ' Too bad ! One of my &nbsp; pupils to whom I have given two courses of instruction in the cultiva- tion of the memory has forgotten to pay me, and the worst of it I can't remember his name.' ' Beware of microbes in a kiss !' Cold-hearted Science cries. Alas ! where ignorance is bliss, What folly to be wise !
A Knowing "Cop." [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
A Knowing "Cop." A policeman, a native of Tipperary, while passing a villa residence in Crown street, Sydney, the other day, noticed the lady of the house standing at the gate, with a poodle dog beside her. He accosted her with : ' It's a foine morning, mom.' ' It is,' the lady answered. ' What a beautiful wee dog you has.' The lady, proud of her dog, was very pleased to hear it praised. How old is the toiny crater, mum ?' &nbsp; 'Two years old.' 'Shure yes would never pay for a loicense for a wee thing loike that ?' ' I don't,' she answered. Two days after, the lady was much surprised to receive a summons for keeping an unregistered dog, and was more snrprised at being fined ten shillings and costs on the next court day.
Scotch to the Bone. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
Scotch to the Bone. &nbsp; Had it not been the Sabbath day," &nbsp; said a Perthshire preacher to an elder, between the preachin's,' * I would &nbsp; just have asked ye how the hay was selling in Perth on Friday.' ' Well, sir,' said the elder, ' had it not been the day it is, I wad just hae tell'c ye it was gaun at a shilling the stane.' ' Indeed!. Well, had it been Monday &nbsp; instead of the Sabbath, I would hae told ye I hae some to sell.' ' Umph, ay, on ay, sir. And had it been Monday, as you say, then I was just hae tell't ye I wad gie the market price for it.' 'And had it not been the Sabbath &nbsp; day,' said the preacher, ' I wad just say take it.' The elder's carts were at the manse early on Monday morning, and the preacher's haystack vanished like a &nbsp; highland mist.
WINDSOR WESLEYAN CHURCH. Anniversary Services. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
WINDSOR WESLEYAN CHURCH. &nbsp; Anniversary Services. The 79th Ánníversáry of thé Windsor Wes- &nbsp; levan Church took place at the church on Sunday afternoon last. The attendance in the body of the chnrch was not as large as on former occasions, but at the evening ser- vice the congregation was much larger. A stage was erected at one end of the hall especially for the occasion, and was occupied by the Sunday School scholars and teachers. The interior of the church was very prettily decorated with flowers and greeneries, whilst the platform was attractively decked with pot plants, palms, icc. At the entrance to the building was a banner with the word "Welcome" written upon it, whilst on the &nbsp; platform end were the words "We welcome &nbsp; you and yours." Rev. A, S. Swift presided, and annouced the varions items during the service. Special hymns were sang by the scholars and choir during the Anniversary Services in a manner which showed that a gr...
THE HOLIDAY. Eight Hour Day. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899
THE HOLIDAY. Eight Hour Day. The Enfield Church of England picnic took place on Tuesday last, when a most en- joyable day was spent. Visitors from all quarters pat in an appearance. The promo- ters of this picnic deserve high commendation for the way affairs were managed, as during the whole day nothing was found wanting ; they include the Rev. M. Gray, Miss Winter, Miss Ezzy and Mesdames Smith and Matheson. Among the ladies present we notice the following : The Misses South (2), Boughton (2), Ezsy (2), Pentons (2), Phipps (2), Hill(2), Donglas, Mitchell, &nbsp; Winter, Matheson (2), also a cousin of the latter from Bathurst, a young lady who charmed all present; Mesdames Hill (Mayoress), B. Hall, W. J. Kelly, J. Ezzy, E. Ezzy, C. Allen, J. Boss, G. Tomkinson, Bassall, Knott, Watts, and several others. Sports and games were indulged in, the single ladies race being won by Miss Ethel Hill with Miss Ezzy as a good second ; the prize for this race was donated by Mr. Brinsley Ha...