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SHAKING ALL OVER. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
SHAKING ALL OVUtt. Both tho Queen and the Prince of Wnlcs have not only excellent ears for inutlc. but memories bo acute that they can recall nx- r actly how a piece should be ulnyed if they t . hayo not heard it for years. Madame Calve remarked, after singing at Windsor, that Her Majesty 'Ittiew ~ihore~abdut~mumd~Uiaii' nine out of ten of her subjects. . Baroness JBIoomlield tells Irony -on. one occasion, the Queen desired her to sing, and the 'in fear and trembling,' sanguneuf.lier Jnujesty fi ?iavo!irue:airsl uul oniiiieu a smtpe at the end. The.Qutjeu's quiejt carolelectcd the omission, and, smilingly, she turned to Lady Normanby and asked : ' Does not your sister shake ?' To which the lady-in-waiting replied : ' Oh, yes, ma'am ; she is shaking all over !' ? ? ,
A BOOKSELLER'S TRIALS. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
A BdOKSEUiBS JtfllflLS. 'To be a successful bookseller,*' said one in the business, 'one must alrnoBt 'tie a*luind-reador. People come in and ask for (he most generally known novels by the most distorted names y»u can imagine. In fact, it is only a novel or book which baa had a great ' run that stands iu fear of havingits Utle mutilated.. When a hook comes populnr.Boniebody hears another person talking about it, and perhaps only gets a vague idea of the import of the title without remembering the exact wards. Then they come with 110 sign that they are in the least doubtful, and ask . the book-dealer for it. who is supposed to know by intuition' what is wanted. Ooe of the most mutilated titles is that of The Heavenly TwinB.' You can expect to have this book called for under almost any name. If you are in doubt us to what a perBon means, 'The Heavenly TwinB ' usually fills the bill. For instance, it iB com mon to have it called ' The Twin Angels '; then another popular style of the ti...
THE TESTIMONY OF ESTHER SANDYS. (COPYRIGHT.) CHAPTER VII. (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
THE TESTIMONY OF ESTHER SANDYS. (CORYBIGHT.) BY ROMA WHITE. CHAPTJBR VII. (Continued.) The buiWin^Eolher was looking at had, Jiere And there, partially fallen in, and little heaps of gravel lay about the floor. A jagged : hole In the' roof glared like a white patch, ' and through it the pallid light struck down on to the cobwebs that festooned the walls. 1 Tlie aperture into an inner chamber was already dark, and might have led into n ?^subterranean cave. From this dusky mystery mere came a eounu 01 euuueu imuvuiucul. Esther, standing on the threshold, was abruptly and unpleasantly codscioub of a second sensation; she thought that she had stood in t his deserted house, among these grey cobwebs and this white glare of light from the jagged hole, long before. She knew what was comingfrom tli.it, unlit inner room. When the figure that she expected filled the doorway it was to her no surprise. She seemed to be reviewing the whole scene in her memory as one might review a dream. The temp...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
'. ;.''-_;' ..«- '...; .../; ^j; '?????.: ;. *: Jij gpeci al Appointment to 'jfrffifflj^ Hh.EwclIeuey the Covcrngr. j 4^-.-:-''-:ii'i v^jjB^ff ?'? 'fpP'SSrt :? / Tlie lie.t quai'ties obtain iM«t_ nn'jr. (rare an-f wTiMpsome fTeM.i ?V ^^^4^': * ?i'3£2i*-*;£i-': B'Tta \ »to:lteil, and ereiy le.it guantiit.-e.l tor Quality, Furitjr ^.(^?lUgk^Ja;. i#' l-^)»l;i«lfc-«wiit,''-p'f-ll'**\J J Vatand^up.rTitJre-hlMinoir MUD ?! 4lv. Witi he al I nt cxt- r-»'4dll JunrnMUl ; ?-'?'? iCS'13-V'* *'-J^. ?«** v*3 1 ''IvulimiiiHifP cub -d t' iveth-tai JattiuimWdihwinanrfiorouj,,; ? -? ? -« ' - ' v*Viy . ? ? ?-.-'?- '*'' .«?.. -' ./? Tftsre are m-inv different:*''''!'' of Coco*. We manuf«ctur«.,»»?d i ?J&1-- ^^-f%'iT^%W^ ^ J ..^Wth '^.ir/%eW?R|JXr3-.CT, *^ HOMEOPATHIC COCO»,KBl» '? - . ,v -.j^-JiJ- 1 *~m: ;Sf£_^l_S^Z_^^S-:- ' with the Imported »rt3el«i;J. .ij.; : ' '?.--?: ,'-'?'' '-?^ay.-.i;^ ; '?''-? ?- ?'roir»rti\r- 'i?- J^:*naBouR««.-mbsUiOE; : ito/i r» si r-\ j- in c Oiv-'j' -?'??-''*.. QVl...
The Type-setting Machine. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
The THiwsctMng Machine. T am going to start a newspaper, Mirandy.' said Mr. Austin to his wife tile other muruing, looking up from IJie paper he had been reading. Mr. Austin's face was flushed as he spoke in tones full of excitement. ' Start a newspaper, John 1 -Why, what have you -got -to start one ou '!' ' AM I want is- one of the typc-se-trlttg aiix\:ii iuvo iuui iiat^r jtim uviui uui, Haven't you read about tt ? It's going to revolutionise the printing business. Mrs. Austin. With one of -them any body can run a. newspaper.' ' Won't it need some brains ?' ' Very little. I-ook at the men who run newspapers now, without any ma chines to set type, either.' ?' How will you get a machine '!' 'Buy it on the instal'incnl plan, same as you did your sewing machine.' '' Uow does it work ? Tell me all about It.' 'Well, it was invented by a in An named Professor Mergent:h:iler, and he has lieen^vejirs in perfecting il.' ' Does it stand at a case anil pick up type .just as a printer iloeA '!'...
A MODERN RIVAL TO "OLD PARR," [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
A JMODHUN UIVAL TO 'OLD PAttR.' There has just been published in Belfast a sketch of the career of a mau who lives at the village of Scat va, County Down, and who is probably the most venerable of Her Majesty's subjects. Mr. ltoberl Taylor is stated to have been bora in the year 176 t bills umv Mi;i(j|.' aillfCU Ub tlj -3U!Q|JctimUlJ --L events that occurred in his youth aird with which he was more or less concerned. It is based on statements made by himself ninny yearsago.uudtho.se who in former limes were intimately acquainted with him bold the opinion that he is 134 years of ;i^e. Unfortunately there is no written record nf the event. Within the past thirty years t l.i ro line been scarcely any perceptible chau^i: in his physical appearance,, except, (hat his still plentiful hair lias become perfectly white, and his appetite is not quite so vigorous as it used to be. Though* Mr. Taylor takeB little to do with the active duties of his office as post master of Scarya, he declines t...
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
Pith ami Point. The damask rose grows wild on the , plains of Syria. At Jeafet'gjjf women are honorary colo nels In the- Gorman army. No country In the world £&n rival Japan in the matter of hot BprlBgsr. It Is estimated that there are 365,000 Roman ..Catholics In Scotland.* .' , Neighbour was originally ^nlgh-boor,' or the nearestj residing farmer. J- ,The total value ol the- honey Imported Into Great Britain in 1895 was*U,302. , Two million glRss eyes are manufac tured every year In Germany. and Swit zerland. A lump,of sugar saturated with vinegar is highly recommended as a remedy for hiccough. Hebrew merchants exported last year nearly three-fourths fit all the grain frum Kusriifl. In Die height of his celebrity. Sir Morell Si.-ieltuiizie, the throat .spo-clallst, earned £15.000 a yi-.ir. In France there is in Idea that if a lishcrman counts the flsh lie has caught he will catch no more during the dav Dublin University has received severe censure for Its resistance to the...
CARLYLE STORIES. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
CARLYLE STORIES Mr. Christie Murray, the novelist, knew the late George Dawson, of Birmingham, who was an intimate friend of this sage of Chelsea. .Mr. Murray, wi ites about Dawson, and writing about Dawson means writing about Carlyle. Before the hero of my youth departed wo had made an arrangement (Sir. Murray snys) to go together to ltickniHiiswurtli, whercf in the course of a country day, be was to give me a series of reminiscences of Carlyle, with whonr for many years lie bud been on terms ifi uiuiiu 11 leuuniii]!. xiiu L.IIH iirvrr li'im place, for my old chief .lied very suddenly before the day appointed for it, but he gsiva me :i sample of what, il would have bi'en. Hn «ave me a delightful picture of a stroll through Germany, where Carlyle wkk first seeking nn authentic knowledge of Ilia grouud -JN which was afterwards to stage his heroic li^Tire of Frederick the Great. Some Serene Transparency bad heard of Carlyle's momentary neighbourhood, and was anxious to meet him. Carlv...
Had Seen Similar Cases. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
Had Seen Similar Cases. 'That's a portrait of your grand- J mother as ahe looked when irtie was a i young- lady, is it ? How strongly It re- , ? aemWefl you. Miss Benderby !' . 15 ' You only say that to flatter me, Mr. -\ Spoonamore. Grandma was qv'U- a. ^ beauty, a-nd everybody knon-s I' vjn't ; nwike cny pretensions of that kina ' J, 'Inde«,*d, I'm not trying to flatter you, « Miss Henderby ! The family resem- - Wajice Is striking. I've often known oa-sfcs of that kind. TOiore were t-wo ' sisters I was acquainted with when I was ' a buy. They looked wonderfully alike. : just an thtat portrait looks like you, and yet one of them was as beautiful as a * poet's dream, and the other was dread fully—that is, I mean she wasn't; at ali — or, rather, she -was lacking in;thtot — ; that attractive qMality, you know, that ; constitutes— what a perfectly lovely frame this portrait -baa, hasn't H.;?'
A Business Transaction [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
A. Business Transaction* Moee SohaumJjerK. -of AustlnJ 'JTexas. ? was one of the jpaBsenscrs on. th'e San ; Antonio stage that was ? roWed^ some *, time a«o. '?; ..-..'.. , . ^ _ ,i ' Shell* out your money, t-r oft goes r ? tho top of youl- head,' remarked one Ot - T ' the r&bb-frB, holding a pUtol under Wosc-'j -J.4 nose. ' * '? '. ;?* '* ' ' ''» -? Thiw hundred lollars v^as evenv cent « T got, so hellup me schlmlny-grashus.' ''.-g ' Hand 'em over.' ; | $1 Hose did so, keeping- back six dollars. ^| ' What are you keeping backeli dol- /a -lars for ?' mildly Inquired the robber, Tk! preBHing WB..plBtoli«Biln8t-MoBe- head. ?jM ' Mine Oots ! don't y«u J0A «Mui take -gaQ out dwo ber cent wh^n he aSvancea -j^ money mltout securities ?' asked Mose. 'l&gB
To Remove Tea-stains from Linen. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
To Remove Tea-stains from Linen. Tin's should, if possible, be done at nnee. for if-left on.fhe ^-loth for a long ?Ilime they are far more -difficult to re move. Take equ.-il 'quantities of gly cerine and yolk of egg. apply it In the Ktsiins. and then wash the cloth in (lie ordinary way. Another motihort te to dissolve two onnces of chloride of lime find two ounces of washing soda in Ihroe pints of boiling water ; bottle this, and keep it ready for use. Dip the stains into this, and then wash out. When tea-stains arc fiiist made they should be put lo soak in warm water or milk and water.
THE CHAPLAIN'S SIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
THE CHAPLAIN'S SIGN. Army chaplains occupied a peculiar posi tion. While ofticc.rs, in a way, they were not hedged about with that divinity which doth hedge a man wearing shoulder straps. In consequence, says the ' Omaha World Herald,' the men in the ranks often bothered the chaplains a great deal by asking them questions whi :h they dared not ask the com. missioned officers. While Thomas was hiding behind the trenches in and about Corinth his men be came very anxious to know when the division would move out and take the initiative. 1 hey did not dare question their officer*, but they did ply their chaplains with questions. The chaplain of an Illinois regiment, had been an noyed by repeated questions as to when the regiment would move, and finally decided upon a plan to head off the questioners. Se curing the top of a hard-tack box he printed the following sign and stuck it up in front of his tent: — THE CHAPLAIN DOES NOT KNOW WHEN THE REGIMENT WILL MOVE. He thought this would save ...
Ice Creams. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
Ice Creams. '? — Ice creams, as ordinarily sold in the streets, are a frequent . «w.iree of danger to children, and that of the- most sei-ion* ldnd. Typhoid fever, skin diseases, and many other ailments are often clearly traceable to the literally filthy nature of the creams sold In the streets and manufactured in the lowest quarters of cities, where cleanliness of the milk a, i*1 itt'lim, Inffrruii/in^A 4c ntlHivaitr Ittirn presented. Mothers slioiild on no ac count allow their children to partake of these creams. Ueconf investigations in to the nature of the contents of ice cream barrows reveal a literally shock ing state of matters, and il l«. Indeed, high rime that the ice-cream barrow should be brought under strict legal su pervision.
THE STORY OF THE RAILWAY WHISTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
THE STORY OF THE RAILWAY WHISTLE. 1 am told that on the railway line which I know best, the London and Soulii-Wcstern, the shriek of the railway whistle, so familiar to all of us, particularly at travelling tiincE, is soon to be heard no more. One cau almost as soon imagine a train without puffs and snorts and slamming doors as without a warning whistle. The whistle, however, is to have a Bueci-ssor, in a sort of waii or buzzer, called a ' siren,' such as they have on steamboats, and this, it is thought, will be pleawinter to hear. The railway whistle itself was not invented all at once. 'At first the driver of the engine used to bluw a horn, when he came near a level crossing, to let people know that a train was coming ami they hud better get out of the way. But the blaat of a horu is. not very load when com pared with the eoise Jjtid rattle of a train ; and one day a farmer * was crossing the line in a cartcontaining nis dairy produce for the market, 501b. of butter and 80 dozen e...
Sunshine, Air, and Germs. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
Sunshine. Air. and Kernis. TJiej ovRriTlls of -a vefry fnfrresMng iser1rt« of exp-priTiveirts iiiti«fc iin tilie byirlenfo' ihiilKWWtwry at. Maiflmrg. by Mr. F. V. WcisWrrwik, n. Cambridge TTii:iv-«.rsHy inwveJWInff wfliolnn-. liaive just l-een pub TlrfluVl urn tftiie ' Jonirnnl of Pa't!h»»loffj -iiim1 RinoterMogy.' ?Siuiliipht kills many fj»nius f-f bBWIHS, Jt fe Ktated amd tikl mi'th»d. But liwv-wiH uwlor wiia't con dii'tiiVinns dWK fflie isuai i-eiifo,nn l;h-«e bene ficent fuiilrtfcirtns ? And 4loes it i«Miie Wimefi faiil to Ml dennHy germs ; amd if iso. wliy doies iM foil] ? Those nre Iin pvn-tiant quesfflims, iHot f r»-m Wie jKflnl of vilew of a. puTe nnia (VMnprinlieniwivie sridwoe omOy, Wt also from the pnanH Cii3ijsfta3i'3pioto-(s ,of ISife-savteig aod disoiaise pivv*^1!!!^!!. On tilK-se quostfionis Mr. Wiwtbrook'K exj-«riiim«utK at Mar lliliHr -tilni«rt.\x- el 4Ti/wiifl Am'1 rtf ILMl.1 TUlrf* exiKsrimeoiitB were made with eiliolona Bcrnus. Some of rhe jjmiis were pta/wl 4n ...
A FRIENDLY KIND OF FIGHT. FOOTBAIL THREE CENTURIES AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
A fRIEMDLY tflNfi €F flCHT. rOOTBAXL THREE CENTBBEEB AGO. The prevailing notion is that 'flying - . wedges,' 'tandems,' and other massed ; plays in football are modern devices. Perhaps they an, but it seems that as early as'lSBSSiF in ye Bealme of England, an outcry wnsf' raised against the game as ' a bloody mid murthering practice.' Ono Phillip Stubbea published -in that year an ' Anatomic ' of ' the abuseB current in the realm, and here is what he had to say of football:— \ ' Now who is so grossly bliode that seeth not theBe aforesaid exercises not unly with- - draw us from godliness and virtue, but also huile aud allure us to wickedncsse and sins'. For us concerning football playing I protest unto you that it my rather be called a friendlie kindc of fyglite than a plaj or rec reation— a bloody and muithering prnctifiu than a folowly sport or pastime. For dooth not every one lye in wuight for his adver sarie, seeking to overthrow him nnd pike him on his noose, tho it be on hard s...
Picture Galleries on Human Skins. [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
Picture liallcrlcK on Human Skins. One of the vanities. of our gallant d« feu'ders' Is tattoo ornamentation. m A few mouths ago (writes ,-i 'Ohums' re- ' present ad ve) I was chuttiug with a j soldier 'who was a regular perambulat ing pictfire gallery. His body was liter- j ullr covered with ri-pi-eKenta-tiolis ot ilugfi, aniumls. and noioi-ious characters. | A-Vien -I Remarked on the ertraoriji'nury luniiiie'r in whlchhis sklu was de]oqraicd | Mere done when I was iu India1.' he ' sukt 'A fellow in my regiment did scores. He used to charge two rupees for evwy picture, but he didn't chiu-jje me Miiyllilng, beuuise I was his chum, and helped him spend what he can:c-l ! by drawing. 1 did him a good turn that way, and he diil me one. Once. 1 mind, he tatloocil a cross on a follow, and he gave him ten rupees ; It wae as grand a bit o' work as ever yon saw. Another time he did two rsimkes twined round a man's body, and he gave him twenty rupees. My cliinn diiln'i know B from a bull's foo...
STATISTICS OF CENTENARIANS [Newspaper Article] — Narromine News and Trangie Advocate — 6 January 1899
STATISTICS OF CENTENARIANS The ' llevue Scientifiquo ' has a note on the statistics of centenarians, in which it ia stated that out of a population of 39,000,000 there nre 213 persons ' in France who have lived over a century. In Germany there arc 78, in England 146, in Scotland .46. in Norway 23, in Sweden 18. Belgium has only 6, whilst longevity is at a discount in Switzerland, since that country cannot claim a single 'centenarian. But ia the 'K«vue' sure of its figures? Centenarians to the number of 1,084 living in Koumania is rather ' tall.' Again, 401 are claimed for Spain. Thin can not easily be verided, but surely we should know .something about *he 576 centenarians ? accorded to Ireland, If this is a fantastic figure, then the joachman at Moscow, aged 140, the women in Siberia of 130, and I lie negro at Buenos Ayres of ISO inspire us with i little faith.