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TAKING DOWN " FLATS." [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 28 September 1898
TAKING DOWN ' PLATS.' An eccntric-looking old man was sitting in an armchair bcfure the fire in tha einokc iMOin of oueof the h ailing eominercinl holelt His irnu8era woro somewhat ilrawu up one li'g, which was crossed over the ether, ex posing to view n brilliant rail, white and lilue striped stockings; anil, noticing some of tin i iinip ii y looking ut it an'] riming, ho s id, 'vuh appi.tntly mu-it '?nli'-i.itlimi ' N eo pnuin tint, isn't it, gtutlcimn' I'll bet theiC! is not another liko it in the room.' 'I'll bet cigars round that there is,' re pi ed i youthful oimnc cnl ' Done,' cried iho old mau. f \Vhcrb is it?' 'On the either foot !' renp^ndo'l tlio. battor, w th a tiinmpl ant laugh, winch wasg' neral ly joined m 'T'ijIi'b ju3t'whcie'y-iu m il%e t, mi'-take,1' a.ud lheno'd nuin wiili - knovvini; vvi k 'I generally reckon on finding mie fl a iu a com pany, and so come p cpi'cd ' ! Ho then pulled up the other leg of his irouf'Otp, and, to the amusement of all but ll e lodei , ...
STATION AND FARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 28 September 1898
STATION AND FARM. TllK T'li/Hsh wheat market is recovering. 2.'!, 017 'Balks of wool arrived in Sydney hvBt'weok. Tun wnol market shows a further im pro.vi ni'.'iit. ' ? At . Bydnr-y sales hist veik, 32 bales of scmrod. wool from Bircaldine, Queensland, suld nt 17.1. Flour selling in Sydney at £8 103 to £0 per ton. BnMBANO Stiition, on the Murrny, has 1000 iicci under orop I Vt s year, and expect a yii'ld.oi 8,000 or 10,000 bags. ? A iiHi bullock e.xhibiied ut the recent JMiilbyni'r c Show, upon being killed, turned tha fcali.'a at 171-i Iu. Hia live wiepht was 2-X-8Slb3. Tjib crop and grass prospects for Victoria this season are of a mo-t satisfactory u:tture and a good wheat yield it expected. Salt is invaluable where stock, is kept. The nntui-al uppotitu for salt ia the re&ult of a tpecial piiysio 1 lueeaai'y. It tones tho system and [jromotes a fine healthy appear anoe. Pr.lCKS rnling in Sydney wonl mmkot: — Greasy fleece, superior, Od to 12d ; medium, GI to 7 jl ; greas...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 28 September 1898
COMMERCIAL. Tun following tetail prices were ruling in Gundagai yostordiy :— ?? -Mai/o, 3d 2d per buslic'. Oats, 2s ffd pel bu«hel. Bailoy, 4 per bushel Cliuft, 3s to 4a pe-r i-wt. Hay, £4 10s pet ton. I'.ran, lOd pel bu-hel _ if Pnllaid, 101 pti'bub1 el. Potatoes, llsper^civt, Onious, 3d pu lb ' Eggs, Gd to 7d per r'oiicn. r Bacon, local 7d, Bndalla Od. pri lb ClioPBfjVd perlh. ,- , ' . ' * Buttei, Is pei lb. „ „' * - , _ '? ? *—^- ^1 ' [ ^ Russia has one doctor i to every_ 0,000 of tho popiil .\tipn. In Germany, it is stated,, tli'erq is a^ doctor* to every 8,000 ; in France, one to 1,800; in Eng land, 1 to 1,600..
PICKED UP IN THE TRAIN [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 28 September 1898
PICKED a? IN THS r' v TRAIN Tho Vurnimbun ih pignnl says ' The1 1 st oxeutsioi train to Sydi.cy whs taking wafer at a pi ce between Goiill'iun and the moll opolia, ane^ at the lime tbcic was agieit croakisg of fiogs Piescntly silidy pas eii ger e\elanned, 'We are vety close to a river' '' Hon do vou know ?' asked t'ie lady fiiend sitting next to her ' liccau'e of tho frocs,1' .insv\ ered the first lady. Jim thcu'lhe Ham movud on, and the name of tihestiition or jilatfotm was uoticeable, viz , Pirton Lake.' 1 knew we ^vero close to a 'nver,' lemirkcd the lirst sptaker, nnd the llivin continued on its journey The quoNi tions r.ro ours, nnd v e might mention that it waJ i very old, mjch re peeled mil laige 'hearted reaielenfc of Yass who treated her fel'ov passengers tn tl is Into piece ef un 'intentional Hibernian huiuo^i
SPORTING. CHATTY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 28 September 1898
' .SPORTING. ' CHA'ITY -NOTES. o-' i)Y GKAROO. ; Gua Biu-ko baa hioiv -in tram a Duulop colt owned by a fair local turf enthusiast. But the iinijrul is ab ptesc-nt very green, and it will a couple- of mouths before hia astute tiaincrhas him in n fit condition to si e the poa'. He was rmly brnuirftt in fiom the paddock a few day3 agn and handled for Ihe first lime. Jim Atlwater, at one time n noted jickey in tbo Mi-naro district', abdrecsutly a 'J.'uiiuit. resident',- is now running tho Criurion Hotel at Arnvdale. HU iove for a race horse has not yot deserted him, and he has. a Beaucharnp colfc and filly in train. The hut time 1 saw Jim in tho pig-lcia was at Cooma Borne 15 years ngo, when he piloted old Hubert, * good pcrfo:m-':r in his day, aud a winner of a couple of big events ut Randwick. Jim was at his best in tbc days if old Reprieve, tbo bc£t horse, I think, ever brod in the Southern district. ' Ah, thim was th.e times,' an old Mimnro tuif celebrity remarked not vtry long sin...
WITH THE "BOYS." LEISURE HOUR TALKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 1 October 1898
WITH THE 'BOYS.' ? +- ? LEISURE HOUR TALKS. The room was well filled with .dif ferent sized a individuals, tobacco fumes and strong smells'of .stale beer the other evening to hear Jimmy the Cadger expound his views on matters municipal. Jimmy did. not turn up to time, so to keep the congregation quiet Jaok Swallerpuddin and Johnny Diddlera essayed an exhibition game. The 'jigger' was handled by a young eucalypti, who said he was a good counter; he could draft sheep with anyone. ' You're a better hand at drafting beer,' Patsy Bolivar told him, and tbia was met with an indignant denial. 'Why he would pelt stones at such stuff ; he wouldn't drown hia mangy, wall-eyed pup in the vile poison,1' Just then someone said ' Comen shicker I' A general stampede took placo immediately after the magic word had been uttered, and when Jimmy the Cadger, escorted 6y the barber, entered the divan there was only one ratepayer (who has riot paid any. rates during the last two years), present. Later on t...
LADIES' COLUMN. CHATTY NOTES FROM SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 1 October 1898
LADIES' COLUMN. . ? : ? ? ? - CHATTY NOTES FROM SYDNEY. (Br «' Lady Blahnet.') We may at Iaat soy that we are rid of that infectious diaonse, the measles. Al though we hear of a few cases the worst of it soems to be over ; loft ua, in fact, for the country pmccs. ji, noucu mac it is spreading: rapidly in the country towns. There is no danger conneotcd with tho disease at alt as long as the patient is kept warm and suffers no relapse. In the case of many children it was accompanied by whooping-cough, that plague of childhood. One leading medical man cured many cases of whooping cough by hermetically closing the bedrooms and burning sulphur in the proportion of one ounce to tbe cubic yard of space. The children are then allowed to sleep in them. We have just arrrived at an end of out round of. gaities down hero. Races, balls, etc , have gone, but they proved very en joyable indeed and have left charming re membrances. Many of the dresses worn at these functions were really delightful ...
THE HINT WAS TAKEN [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 1 October 1898
THE HINT WAS TAKEN A clergyman, while preaching some time ago in a strange cliurch, was much i nnoyed by persons talking and giggling. He paused, looked sternly at the disturbers, and said : : 'I am always afraid to reprove those who misbehave themsv-lvos in church. In the early part of mj ministry I once made1 a great mistake., As I was preaching a young man who sat before me Wiis constantly laugh ing, talking, and miking uncouth grimaces. I stopped and admini^ttred a severe rebuke. After the closo of the service one of the church oUicials approached me and said : ' Sir, you made a irreat mistake. That young man whom you reprovi d is ap idiot.' Since then I have always heeti afraid to reprovo those who misbehave them Belves in church lest I should repeat that ? mistake, and roprovo another idiot.' . During the rest of the service there waB good order.
THE BAND TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 1 October 1898
?^ THE BAND TROUBLE. The trouble between a number of members of tho town band and the present conductor does not appear, to be any closer to a adttloment-r-in fact the breach appears to be widening. The dissatisfied bandsmen have formed a band of their own, with Mr W. El liott, as leader, and are going in for a deal of practice. There are ten plny ers, and three new instruments have been ordered by some of the members. ?They are determined to continue, and .intend to make themselves as proficenc as possible.
SPORTING. CHAITY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 1 October 1898
SPORTING. OHAlXy' NOTES. ir cikaroo. ? . Nearly 20 years ago a weH^known trainer of a Southern district town had an unpre cedented turn of luck, and. for four conse cutive years succeeded in winning the double at tho meetings of. a grod-sized country town. This phenomenal luck was muoh commented upon at the time, and the trainer was the recipient of many hearty congratulations, and more than one owner who thought he had something that could race would interview this trainer With a viow of getting him to prepare his horse. When he won his lust double he netted over £400 in slakes and bets ; the prizes were large in those days, and would leave a nice margin, of profit after all ex penses were defrayed. * ? ..*?'? He had all his winnijgs converted into notes, and after getting blind, paralytic tight, as we colonials say,' he started for his home, somo 60 miles distant, leading the noble steed which had. done him valuable service. When he recovered from his bacchanalian orgie he found h...