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War News. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
War News. Another indication of the anticipated earlv termination of Boer resistance to British dominion in South : Africa has be&lt;*n afibrd'd by an announcement ihat the families of Government officers in Pie'osiii will shortly be allowed to return. Mr. W. St-. Jolin Brodrick. speaking 1 'St night on the Supplementary War Vnte- for..- ^,16.000,000, after explaining the objects for which the money was required, that theheavv expanse was expected to continue until the end of March. Ttin g^cre'arv of. S'ate for War also explftiired-t.hat he wa&lt; competed to ask the volunteers and colonials on active service in S >uth Africa to make a fur ther sicrKice mid - remain at their po«fs, although lie hoped for their eirly release. Lord Roberts, accompanied by his wife :ind two daughters, lias sailed from Oapetovri for Engl .nd, where he is du- to arrive on January 2. When accepting a swo'd of honor, which was presented to him previous to his departure fiVtn Soutli Afric...
Leaving. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
. •Leaving'. We are sorry to no'e that through: his aid bereavement, Mr. W. H. McKay has.decided to leave th» part of the couu'vy, /biit in pi'dHr to do so, lie is compelled id ^efe lid of his l irgi*. stock of varunb!e,Hii&lt;Laip to-date goo la •it prices which musli sell them. Now, ir. 18 to be hoped- tint Mr. McK'iy's old friends will rally- r->un 1 hiiii mid give him a sen l-o(F by• cluarin.; nut his stouk of ^'oo;l-'. H>wevijr, th'-re is more th in value for the money asked.
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Local and General. The Advocate will hot be published on Wednesday, 26th December, and on Wednesday, 2nd Junuary. Adver tisers please note. The coming festive season promises to be a busy cne for our 1o&lt;m1 medico's, as sickness is very prevalent amongst young and old in West Wyalong just now. The maladies doing the rounds are typhoid fever, influenza. measles, diptheria, and had eyeS-^—to say noth ins" of (he iiP.ny big;lfe.ds that accrue from Too hey'a during this hot weather. We Imve been shown a samnle of figs p'own by Mr. Helyarof West Wva long. The fruit is of extraordinary size'and of ex-j-llent flavour. .Teddy Morris on Saturday night: " Here you are ch-rries three pound — tire! tire!,'. ' * Th"r« II be a spr«o ah Commonwealth, io mirk the Union's l>iK. _J3o WyMlonsr boys here's to your hoalt'h iiubert's Juicy fin, _ A 1'irire niumber dffiiendsV.'of Miss Da.sy Phillips assembled at the (Jlo'tio Hotel, West -Wviiiouo', . oii iUo.nd ■ night, and tendered that popu...
Early Closing Act. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Early Closing Act. Soon afW the Eirly Closing Act cuiiB into f.ircu repri-aentatioin worn nmd.e to tliu Government that ammend ineais wt-ro necessary in a number of directions. In aiimiiiia'ering the Act the Depart'iiont e>f Labour found thai certain provisions could be alter d with advantage, and "the result was t.h« Amend, d Early Clbsininjf Am imlment Act which bus just! be-n pissed by Parliament.- Some of the amendments made by the new Act apply particularly to the country. The principal Acr enforced a half-holiday on every Wed nesday, but under the new l iw the shopkeepers of any .country district who are di-sati-ilied with that day can decide upon somo other day of the week by - means of a ballot. All assistants, who are 18 "ye ire of age or over, and wlio h ive beo'p.'tVniployed for three months in &lt;vs!iop, can vote a1? to the duy upon which • the half-holiday shall be observed.' There is also a provision in the, Amending VAct designed to" eniiojirage i employee...
Police Court. WYALONG, DECEMBER 17. (Before the P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Police Court. WYALONG, DECEMBER 17. (Jji-foio the P.M.) James Tranter for b'ing drunk and disorderly, was fined 10s or 48 hours, and for obscene language 20d or seven days.. , Twenty ono days allowed to pay fine. WYALONG, DECEMBER 18th. It. A, Collie v.IffS. Huuti-r, asking to be put in possesion of curtain goods. Mr. Q. H. Forbid for plaintiff. R. A. Gol|ieid&lt;'posed : On 14th Nov last I alfcwVfd.jAnri'o Mnlball £& 5s for reiitiand tooki the goods as security, I did not remriye/- them from her house hd&lt;1 cautioned .her „not: to do so. I umde mrangPiiioii'ts; with her by p tyini; so niucli' wfeiikly fih«'could fiavo go ida back again. P.irt of the rribney was; oaid. Saw def-ndanc on 3rd 'Deeem-j bor and told him J claiuind furniture as mon^y whs du/* onlr. Several arti cles mentioned on list were not received ;by defi-ndaut.; '' _ • ; The "defenda.nt' gave evidence to ahow tliegnoda were sold to him and he wa3 not aware. any money was owing on iliem .at;...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
ON ACCOUNT OF THE HOLIDAYS, there, will be NOT ISSUE.of the "ADYOCATE" on .. Wednesday, 26th December, being Boxing Day, and on Wednesday, 2nd Jan., 1901. A Sad Fatality, A miner named Andrew Tulip went fishing with his son, Andrew, aged 11, at Singleton on Tuesday evening, when' the lad was drowned under exceedingly sad circumstances. Tlio locality is known as Lodm-'s Blue Rock, where" tho watrr is about seven feet deep. Owing to. a bend in the river, the two ■ were not within each other's sight. After a while, Tulip heard the boy say - that ; lie had " hooked a big one," and then came tho noise of a spl'iuh. j Tulip rushed over to the place, and, ! seeing bubbles rising, divi-rl in.,' The boy tlung to him. but the father ma'u iigi-u to get to tho bank, which wis very steep, and tho soil of a greasy nature. In endeavoring to get the half-drowned lad up'tiio tajik, they were both precipitated into the water as'iin. Thi-n commenced a atrugule for life, as the son clung to tho father,...
Cycling Notes. From the Dunlop Tyre Co., Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Cycling Kotes. ifjoio tLo Dunlop Tyre Co.. Melbov.ru Migai, tiiC daring TYr-ncI] chp.uiitmr, has ;i!>n.in Lt-en dealing havoc among the icc 01 da for tl.u i;cw locomotion. llis mount w»s a petroleum tri"vcle developing 12h.p., and the scene of his ride was the Velodrome du Pare des Princes, Paris. One mile (flying fctnrt) was covered in lin 1G l-Sscs, five nii'es occupied Cm 38 4-5tcs, ten miles 13m 3 4 oscs, and fifteen milt s 19m 39 4-5scs, Rigal now holds the world's records fjora one to twenty miles. A. Reed, a crack English amateur rider, recently set up a meritoi ions utipaced performance on the Crystal Palace track. He rode a quarter from j flying start in 26 1-oscs, half a mile in 57 4-5scs, three quarters in lui 30 2-5sct', and the mile iti i'm 3 2-5kcs. Reerl rode Dunlops. A motor bicycle at £30 is being listed by an American firm. The If horse power motor is said to only weigh 24lbs., and it is claimed that it can easily be fitted to any make of cycle. It will be inter...
Here and There. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Here and There. . Air Homo, as in England to day, there was a strict observance, of justice between citizens coupled with a want of respect burdering on contempt for the rights of other peoples. On the vart of Rome there was a fixed resolve to dominate the known world by l.s land army ; on the part of our frienos •who sing "Rule. Britannia, it la^an equally settled maxim..that they shall rule .the world.by their fleet. The lust ©£-wealth:.drew towards Rome all the aold'ofifche universe to allow—even m the'days of the rcpubliG—the piirvenu Croesus to amass a capital of 85,000,000 francs, Lucullus id give diBAets costing 400,000 francs, and a Roman Emperor to spend 600,000 francs on roses. In England we behold the unbounded luxury of the " upper ten thousand," we see the Beits, the De Beers, and the Rhodeses amassing incalculable fortunes, and a Minister of the Crown paying, insane prices for his orchids. In England ■ the .law .looks upon every one over tlio age o£ seven as a responsi...
Special Licensing Court. WYALONG, DECEMBER, 18. (Before the P.M. and A. A. Smith,J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Special 'Licensing Court". WYALONG, DECEAIRE'R, 18. (Before the P.M. aiid-,A3,A-. Smith,.!.P.) Mr. yv. Wjieeler, Q'iemi.sl ind Hotel, wits granted a' liooth licence for Bjxiug Day for Boronia; Park Sports. The following were -granted a re newal of their _ Billiard Lici-ns^s :— George Synions and J. Hughes, W \a long; D. Hartigun West Wyalong ; E. Smith.'. find P. Marshall, Barrued raan. - ;
Storm at Mafeking. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Storm at Mafeking. Writing from Loinos farm, Mafe lcing, to his father, Mr W. J. E. Wot ton, of Hurstville, Trooper T. E. Wotton, of the Australian Bushmen, says:—The wet weather.may set in at any time now. We have had one dose already. It was the worst night I ever put in in my life. It only lasted about three hours and it did more damage to Mafekiug in thai time than the seven months of the siege. There are very few houses in the place that have nob lost thtir roofs, and in many eases the houses were blown down, and several people killed. A few days ago sopie of our fellows had some very narrow escapes. 20 of us were sent out patrolling about 10 miles from here. They had logo to a house to get some tools, and they en quired of a woman at tho farm house. She had a white sheet at the door, and while inside we heard shots tired. Running out we found 200 Boers sur rounding the place. There was only one way out, and the officer in charge told every man to ride for his life. A ma;) name...
A Lucky Visitor. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
A Lucky Visitor. Visitors to the Cyclorama during the coming holidays will have enough for their money. . In addition to the 'marvellous Cyclorama, and the now long list of the bewildering Illusions, che latest addition being the " Topsy Turvy " chamber, wich is causing so much excitement fat present at the Paris Exposition—the latest and much improved Lumiere Cinematograph has been installed, -with a .large number of new spectacular and amusing films. A splendid wind fall; is also provided for some lucky visitor in the shape of one of the Singer Manufacturing Co.'s latest improved Family Sowing Ma chines, which cost £13. but some luck}' Cyclorama visitor^ will get it for nothing—decidedly cheap. There is also a second and a third prize.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
The Case of Mr. Arthur Thompson, Late President of the BAKERS' UNION. (From the ■"Liverpool Herald," Aug. 80th, 1S9S.) (BY SPECIAL INQUIRY,) Sir. Thompson now resides in Scott-st., Liverpool. A Herald reporter met him tho other day and »t onee entered Into conversation. " I am informed-that some time ago you were very ill " said our reporter. " Yea," replied ho. " my system was all across. I' Couldn't Eat mj? Meals. | I had fancies for various sorts of foods, but- j when they were placed before mo X couldn't eat them. Tho saliva, in my mouth had n most disagreeable and bitter taste. I tvjy Food Lay HeavSly on my chest, and instead of digesting, fer mented, turned sour, and caused frequent bclchitigs." ' " Was there any pain ? " " Most decided pain. Tho pain in my ohest, arising from indigestion, was at times most excruciating. In addition to this I was troubled with griping at the pit of tho stomach. Sometimes 011 getting up in tho morning I was ' ' f" •■Totally Unabic io Work, and ...
Quid Pro Quo. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 19 December 1900
Quid Pro Quo An exchange gives the following inceresiing argument which took place in a 'bus in a prosperous western town not very long ago. It shows there are some newspaper men who will not suffer to be trampled upon by men who think tliej' own the universe.— Perhaps the same could be applied to our own little town :— Lawyer : We have a rag of a paper here called the "Gold-town Clarion ette." It was supposed to be running for my interest, but ifc published a very uncomplimentary remark made about me by old Cauliflower at the last meeting of the Caterpillar Des truction Society. But the editor was either too lazy or had nob the business tack to leave my name out, and d n me if it will do him any good. Traveller : Well, :therc is not much in that; perhaps it was a fair report. Lawj'er : Oh, no it wasn't, it was done for the purpose, and I'll have him for it. Editot : It -was a fair report of what took place, and the paper that dishes up a report to serve any particular person, is wo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 22 December 1900
^ ^ u ^ | ->«* CM. I I £35 Prizes, ! &lt;£35 Prizes, i Boxing Day, Wednesday, December 2( 1. RATtONI/YPABK HANDICAP— 1 mile. First prizo j£5, second £2, third XL. Nomination 2s, acceptance Is. 2. CARNIVAL WJFTSKly KACE-2 wiles. First pvi'/u £10, second i'li, fourth .£1. Nomination 2s Gd, acccptaucc Ik. -EYENTS. 5. AiUGS' ;,C.yCLINa bade — } mi 1'rize, S-venp'stako. : (>. CT.G VR AND UMBRELLA RACE distniiL'n). Prizo £1. Nomination 1 7. WA Lif.lNG RACE—.j milo. First pri £1, r.ocond 1 Os. Nomination Is. 3. FOURTEEN HANDS HANDICAP—5 8. OBSTACLE RACE (foot)-.} milo. 2?ii furlongs. First pvi'^o &lt;£;}, second £i. prize t, second 7s (id. Nomination Nomination 3s. No acceptance. &lt;>. FCiU AND SPOON RACE.—First pri 'I*. FOURTEEN HANDS FI-YING HAN- 10s, second 2s Gd. Nomination la. DICAP—5 furlongs. First prize 10. THROWING AT WICKET.—Pri second £1. Nomination lis. No ac- 10s, Nomination Od. ceptance. CONDITIONS....... *—$>—« Entries for CYCLING EVENTS ...
Cycling Notes. From the Dunlop Tyre Co., Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 22 December 1900
Cycling Rotes. From tlio Dunlop Tyre To.. Melbourne. Forty miles in an hour oil a bicycle is ufc last an ;recomplishr.d fact, this distance having been ridden by W, Stinson, &lt; he. track American pace follower, who 1ms recently been putting up some remarkable performances. This wonderful rule was accomplished on a wooden track at Drockton, New England (U.S.A.) The exact distance ridden was &lt;jO miles 327 yards, an averag" of 1 minute 30 seconds a mile. Stinson was admirably paced by motor tandem ?. II. Kikes subsequently made an attempt on Sanson's record on the same I rack, but after covering 25 miles in 37 minutes 2 3-f)th seconds (World's Reeorr'sj lie had to give up owing to trou 1>1 ■ with his pacing motors. Now that the holiday season will .shortly be with us, it behoves those eyelids who intend spending their Christmas and New Year holidays oil the wheel to thoroughlj7 examine and put ia order the tyres on their ma chines. This little precaution may be ...
BRIEF ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 22 December 1900
BRIEF ITEMS. The Soutli Australian cvicUtera m^a k si-eat stand against N.S.W. »t Adelaide ou Tuesday. Hill's score ol 3-»S not out, was 4-9 runs mow than the tit.il of the KS.W first Hill's previous best fWrt* in fire' "3laRS cricket ww 200. TlK-ra was tremendou* excitement when the young South Auscrn. lian passndbis previous mcord. The South Australians ...scored o3l for tliolosso,f oight wickets. Good advice to hous.-holuers.~Glean.up vour back yards and: freely use disinfect ants. It is muoh easior to fcuep typhmd. away than to get rid of it once it enters. There are a number »£ back yards in tjiis 1-ow.u. .that need . a cleaning up. II they Sire npt cle.ancd up shortly the police «mK havo it done^t-.owni',re,..cxp&lt;itt«o." - 1 ' There is a spectre sitting on the back fences; its name is typhoid. The only way to uiitit it is by Hie free use of tho room and a charge oE disinfectants. The benefit [tendered .to "Wnjly Itrnr/.or ^ was ft comparative failm-H. ..The promoter...
A Thrilling Christmas-Eve. WRITTEN SPECIAL FOR THE 'ADVOCATE.' [Newspaper Article] — The Wyalong Advocate and Mining, Agricultural and Pastoral Gazette — 22 December 1900
A Thrillia Christmas - WKITTEX iHTJCl AU.Y FOli THJC 'ADVOCATE.' (15Y hRAilDLE.) If T was u sweltering, close Decera $•& !,&lt;r afternoon, and (lift sun j-eemed Hi to bi! directing all its. fort.' on | the home pudflock of Bndgeree bong station, its r;&lt;ys dancing like dazzling gems before a horseman who was slowly riding down the track to wards the homestead. The owner, Donald MoT vol', w;-s watching the approaching horseman from '"lit! store door. Addressing me he said ' I wonder wlio is this coming V his broad accent at times reminded 1110 of porridge and the shoi tcr catechism. 'I think it w Williamson, the shep herd, snirl I. ' It looks like his old «rey'horse.' And so it was. As soon as he got within hail, the boss called out ' What's brought, you in, Ned, your rations were sunt. out yesterday, and—' ' Well, I've come in to tell yer t.ie cVwkies '.we gathering together again down on the creek ; I'd enough of em last time, so I'm not going to chance i...