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Windsor C.C. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Windsor CC. j A meeting of the above club was held at the Boyal Exchange Hotel on Monday evening last, when there were about a dozen members present. A letter was re ceived from the Kev. B. Keenan accept ing the position of Patron to the club, and promising a donation, The, Beere tary was instructed to write, acknow-. ledging same, and thanking Mr, Keenan1 for his offer. Mr. J¿ B. Brown wrote, de clining office as Vice-president. Mr. H. Bowman banded in his resignation as Secretary to the club, which was received with regret on the motion of Messrs, Branckeracd Chandler. On account of Mr. Bowman resigning as Secretary, the other officeB, viz, member of the Selec tion Committee and delegate to the Union, which he ¡held, became vacant. Mr. J. Chandler was elected to fill the vacancy as Secretary, and Mr. A, Brancker the other two offices. The balance-sheet was submitted by the Treasurer, showing that the total income up to the present was £7 4s 6d ; and the expenditure £8 2s 9d ; leav...
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS' SNUFF. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS' SNUFF., - I An interesting anecdote is told of Sir Josh aa Reynolds. The famous portrait painter used great quantities of snuff, and he would take it so freely when he was painting that it frequently inconvenienced those sitters who were not addicted to it. During the time he was engaged in painting the large picture of the Marlborough Family at Blenheim, the Duchess ordered a servant to bring a broom and to sweep up Sir Joshua's snuff from the carpet; but the painter, who always withstood the fantastic bead-tossings of some of bis sitters, by never suffering any interruption to take place dur ring his application to his art, ordered the man, when he entered the room to obey the Duchess's commands, to let the snuff re main till be had finished his picture, observ ing, that the dust raised by the broom would do much more injury to his picture than the snuff could possibly do the carpet. The servant was, for the moment, quite bewildered, but, regaining his wits, h...
THE FIRE-WALKERS OF FIJI. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
THE FIRE-WALKERS OF FIJI. Fijian feet are peculiar in the way of en durance. There is a Fijian tribe called the Fire Walkers. About once a year they give on the island of M'Buya, about twenty-two miles from Sava, tile Fijian capital, what j must be one of the most extraordinary ex hibitions in the world. In a forest glade, about a quarter of a mile from the shore, a hole is dug io the ground, about twenty-five feet wide and six feet deep. Flat stones are spread over its floor, and wood piled on them and set alight. When the stones are red-hot the burning logs are dragged away, the stones carefully made lo lie as evenly as possible, and all flames extinguished. A party of tribesmen, garlanded with green leaves, then descend into the pit, and deliberately walk over the glowing stones in procession. Their bare feet I are not burnt, or even made hot. The dis play takes place under the eyes of specta tors, native and European. Last year a steamer was actually advertised in Australia to t...
WINDSOR MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
WINDSORMUmCIPALCOTJííCn.. The asnal fortnightly meeting of the above Council was held at the Council Chambers on Wednesday night last, Pre-' sent: Aldermen J, J, Paine, Mayor (in the chair), J. J. Fitzpatrick, J. T.Gosper, W. Gosper, A. J. Berckelman, and R. Huggins. COBRESPONDENCE. From the Wagga Council, re the depu tation to the Colonial Secretary on the 26th inst,, in reference to the Government subsidy. From the Bichmond Council, stating that the deputation re Abattoirs would be received by the Minister on Thursday, 26th inst. The Mayor promised to at tend both deputations.. From Mr. D. Holland, asking to be allowed to withdraw as a guarantor for the Council at the Commercial Bank. A letter was also read from the Manager of _ the Bank in connection with this matter. The Mayor said he thought it only | natural for Mr. Holland to want to be relieved, but could not see how it was to be done until the overdraft was paid off. The ratepayers would have to pay up their arrears in orde...
THE TRANSVAAL WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
THE TRANSVAAL WAR There is strong disaffection at Bloemfontein, the capital of the Orange Free State, and the deposi tion of President Steyn is contem plated. Three hundred Boers surrounded and shot the Dundee town guaide, who offered no resistance. Several civilians were dragged from their houses and shot. The Germans complain of the censorship on code telegrams sent via Aden. Further particulars regarding the attack on Mafeking state that the Boers with three Krupp guns bombarded the town. One gun was disabled, ammunition being defective. Reports have been received from Mafeking stating that the bom» bardment of the town by the Boers proved harmlesss. An attack was made by a num ber of British troops io an armoured train upon the Boers at Lobatsi, north of Mafeking. Eight Boers were killed. Two non-commissioned officers and men will be despatched from Sydney to-day at 4ip m. for South Africa in the troopship Aberdeen. Colonel Anolf Schiel, commander of the German corps, and 188 Bo...
A GREAT COMBINATION. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
A GREAT COMBINATION. Edison was a great Bufferer from neuralgia the pain of which was pretty nearly the only thing that could distract him from the pro blems upon which he worked. Naturally a great many remedies were suggested to lum. None that he tried did any good. Finally he made a list of every drug that had been recommended, and nuking a mix ture of them ail, found a remedy that acted, he said, almost magically. I asked him why he did not give the remedy to the world. He said that the mixture was so expensive that it was almost worth its weight in gold. He did not believe that there was ¿ny virtue in the mixture as a combination, and because it was a mixture, bnt that there was some one or more drugs in if that did the bum ness in his particular case, though which the paiticnlar drug or drugs were he did not pretend to know.
PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SWEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SWEAR. There is one peculiarity about the Japanese that is not particularly known they never utter an oath. The reason for this is that there ÍB no word in the Japanese language which is equivalent to an oath. Sven the vast number of foreigners who have gone to that country during the last ten years and the thousands of new words added to the language have not in thc least affected the Japanese in swearing. In this respect the Japauese stand alone, for all other inhabit ants of earth can, when they step on a tack, use a stronger expression than the one used in general conversation.
PRECAUTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
PRECAUTIONS. " Yes," said Mrs. Clifton, discussing with ber friend the evils of contaminated sup plies; " «re did have a well of nice cold water in the yard, but were afraid of surface drain age and had it bricked up. We used a variety of filtere for the city water, bot dis carded them all. Then we tried the different springs, but at last decided that the only water really fit for drinking is distilled water especially for the children. We have to be so careful of Willie." ** Where is your little boy 7" " Willie ? Be can't be far. He hardly ever leaves the front yard. There be is now. Why, Willie,where have you been and where did this mud come from ?" " I ran after the ice team," replied vV ill ie, " and the nice man who always gives me the scrapings from the bottom of the waggon wasn't there; but I found a piece on the walk, only I slipped on another piece and fell, and- I'm awfully thirsty, mamma. Please give me a drink." " H illie Clifton," said his motber.with a sudden revulson ...
CARDS OF CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
CARDS OF CHINA. John Chinaman is almost, if not quite, as versatile as the Hindoos in the variety of his cards and games. - The Chinese packs vary in number con siderably. They consiBt of from 30 to 120 cards, the latter being called a " series." They also vary in suce, colour, and quality. As in euchre, the Chinese sport a " joker " (sometimes three or four), a plaid card which can take the place of any other card. Some packs have rounded corners, with distinc tive suit-symbols marked en each card, while others are rectangular. The number of games played by the Chinese is apparently without end. The Khai-pai packs are popular. Khan-hoo is a very well-known game in the celestial empire, so much so, indeed, that an English gentleman connected with the consular ser vice in China ordered some Khan hoo packe to be manufactured by a well-known English firm, with a view of popularising the game in England. Fan-tan is another very popular game in China. Its distinctive feature is that no o...
Richmond Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Richmond Borough Council. The usual fortnightly meeting oi the above Council was held or Wednesday last at the Council Chambers. Present:-The Mayoi (Alderman J. W. Hill), and Alder men Cobcroft, Allen, Selly, Skuthorp, Watson and Campbell. RESIGNATION. The Mayor reported the resigna tion of Alderman Stevenson as a member of the Council. It was proposed by Alderman Watson, seconded by Alderman Allen, and carried, that a letter of thanks be forwarded co Alderman Stevenson for the many years valu able assistance to the Council, also an expression of their sympathy to him in his present trouble. COBBEf-rONDENCE. From the Water and Sewerage Board, stating that Mr. E. Marun could be examined at the Technical College for qualification to hold a water-fitlors license. Proposed by Alderman Cobcroft that the letter be received, and that on account of the urgency of the case, there being no plumber in the district, the Board be asked to allow Mr. Marlin to make the repairs which are so much re...
Tennis Match. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Tennis Match. A tennis match was played on Satur day afternoon last between thc Windsor Public School Club and Eltham College Club, resulting in a victory for th« former. The match was played on the Eltham College Court Following are the results : E. Gosper and D. Ward v. E. Manning and E. Ward, 4-2. A, Chandler and M. Wood v. V". Crow ley and K. Tuckerman, 6-1. E. Gosper and B. Ward v. E. Manning and E. Ward, 2-4. A. Chandler and M. Wood v. V, Crow ley and S. TuckcmaB, 4-3,
Hawkesbury Agricultural College. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Hawkesbury Agricultural College. The Minister for Agriculture re ceives frequent evidence of the suc cessful work carried on at the Hawkesbury Agricultural College under its present administration. He thinks that one of the beBt proofs that the institution is filling a useful place is the fact that after one member of a family has been through the course others fre quently follow. The latest appli cation was from a lady asking that her fourth son might be admitted. Two have already passed through the college course and gained their diploma, a third is now studying at the college, and the fourth will enter in January next. Ten stu dents from England have recently been admitted, while four others who recently arrived, found the place full, and decided to board out and attend as day students. A large proportion of the students, who have passed through the col lege, take up farming pursuits after leaving. The course of in struction is now a thoroughly prac tical one. Over 1100 acres are...
Proposed Site for Abattoirs. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
I Proposed Site for Abattoirs. A deputation representing the Penrith district municipalities waifed upon the Colonial Secretary (Mr. J. See), on the 26th prox., ; regarding a site for abattoirs. It ; was introduced by Mr. S. E. Lees, j MI A., and was attended by Mr. W. Morgan, M.L.A., and Colonel Holborow, M.L.C., and represen tatives of the. municipalities of Pen rith, Richmond, Windsor, Castle reagh, St. Mary's, and Mulgoa. Mr. Lees said the deputation suggested the removal of tue abat toirs from Glebe Island to Penrith cr Castlereagh Common, between Penrith and Richmond, which site had an area of upwards of 7000 acres of Crown lands. It was con tiguous to the railway, and not likely to be required'for any other purpose. In the past to whatever sites had been suggested objections had been raised, but in that case there were six municipalities all agreed that if the abattoirs and cattle yards were placed where sug gested it would "prove advantageous to the country and the land. ' I...
The Windsor Rainfall for October, 1899. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
The Windsor Rainfall for Oc tober, 1899, The rainfall for October, 1899, at this Observatory amounts to 1*548 inch, which is 0 574 inch BELOW the mean for the month as deduced from 37 years' observa tions. The greatest and least falls for October since 1862 are 5-555 inches in 1882 and 0*023 inch in 1865 respectively. The total rain fall for the elapsed ten months of the current year is 23*903 inches, which is 4*101 inches BELOW the mean for that period - as derived from 37 years' observations. Jomr TEBBUTT. j November 1, 1809. |
BANCO COURT, SYDNEY. REAL PROPERTY MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
1 11 ll"-» I I BANCO COURT, SYDNEY. ! REAL PROPERTY MATTERS. Be Elizabeth S. Brancker (Mar garet Stewart, caveatrix). Mr. Ralston, instructed by Messrs. McDonnell and Moffitt (for Mr. John J. Paine, of Windsor), appeared for Elizabeth Stewart Brancker, who is seeking to bring certain land near Wiseman's Ferry, Hawkesbury River, under the pro visions of the Real Property Act, and moved for an order directing that the caveat of Margaret Stewart be removed from the file, or in the alternative that she should be ordered to file her case. There was no appearance on behalf of the caveatrix. The Court ordered that the caveat be removed, and that a certi ficate should be issued to appli cant.
Names of Indian Children [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Ufanea of Indian Children Every one knows that many queer names are to be found among American Indians, but it may surprise some read ers to learn that similar names cling to Indian children, even after they cuter the government schools. The follow ing list is furnished by a teacher in one of the Government schools in Oklahoma territory. They are taken from the school register, and while they are not such as to be pleasing to civilised people, the Indian youths are as proud of them as if they were Smith or Brown. It should be said also that the i>oys and girls are bright, intelligent children, doing good school work, and are as well behaved as their white neighbours. Here are the names : Lucy Little Standing Buffalo, Atkins White Sail, Anna Bull Frog, Lee Little Turtle, Marie Buffalo Head, Clarence Black Hair Horse, Jennie Boy Chief, Grace Yellow Flower, Mary Big Goose, John White Eagle, Martha Chief Pipe, Mary Cries for Ribs, Cora Frizzle Head.
Absent-minded. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Absent-minded. An absent-minded young preacher in New England, wishing to address the young ladies of his congregation after morning service, is reported to have re marked from the pulpit that he would be very glad if the female brethren of the congregation would remain after they had gone home.
Economising Truth. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
Economising Train. Mark Twain attended a performance of the dramatised version of ** Padd'n Head Wilson" the other night in New York, and in response to cries for a speech, delivered a long address on the character of the twins Luigi and Angelo. His last words are worth quoting :-" I have not told all the truth about the twins, but just barely enough of it for business purposes, for any motto is, ' Truth is the most valuable thing we have ; let us economise it."
Spray. Valuable Lace. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 3 November 1899
[ Spray._J I Valuable l.are. I At the sale of Irish work at Lord Fitzwilliain's house mCrosvenor-square, London, there was exhibited a flounce of tiie finest needlepoint, three yards in length by eighteen inches deep, which occupied eight workers for twelve mouths in the making. Allowing thc moderate wage of 10s. a week to each worker, the cost of this production was over £200. It was made in the lace school of the Presentation Convent of Youghal. A narrower piece, made in the same schcol, was the year's product of six workers.