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QUEENSLAND TO COME IN. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
QUEENSLAND TO COME IN. Hon. E. B. Forrest, a QueonBland poli tician, was interviewed on Tuesday, and said it was probable that Queensland would join in federating it' Now South Wales accepted ihe bill. Ho said that tho federal feeling in tho north wus strong, and thought tho bill would pass tho Queensland Parliament, as three-fifths of the now Assembly wero federalists. Ho stated that Queensland desired to work with New South Wales.
REFERENDUM DAY FIXED. A PUBLIC HOLIDAY PROCLAIMED. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
REFERENDUM DAY FIXED.' ? A PUBLIO HOLIDAY PROCLAIMED. Tuesday, Juno 20th, has been fixed as referendum day, and has been proclaimed a public holiday, nnd Mr Critohett Walker, Principal Under-Senretary, has been made ttoturnincr Officer. This is the anniversary of the date of the Queen's accession to tho throne. Copies of tho Bill, with amend muuts, are to bo sent to all olectors and ex hibited at the public offices. No rolls will bo used, and electors rights can bo taken out right up to the night before tho referendum.
Trees That Whistle. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
Trees That .Whistle. In the great forests of Nubia grows a troe from which, when swayed by the wind, come strange sounds, liko the notes of a flute, a fife, or a penny whistle. This vocal tree is regarded with superstitious terror by the natives, and it was indeed a puzzle to evoryono who hoard the mysterious sounds, until some scientific traveller investigated the matter. He found that at certain seasons of the year hordes of insects doposited their eggs on the young shoots and extremities of the branches. These produced gall like excrescences about an inch in diameter. When the young insocts emerged, small holes were left in the galls. The wind blowing through these little aperturos caused the strange noises. It is probably tho only instance of a treo which bears ready-made whistlos. The great preacher, Robert Hall, was very agreoablo and playful in conversa tion with his friends. One day, when ho had preaohod an excellent charity ser mon, lie showed much vivacity at dinner. 1 Bro...
GUIDE TO GROWERS The Fruit-Maggot Fly. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
GUIDE TO GROWERS | The Fruit-Maggot Fly: In describing the Fruit-maggot Fly, Mr. W. W. Froggatt refers to it as a pest 'that bids fair to become one of the most destructive that the fruit-growers of New South Wales will have to con tend with.' Unfortunately his prediction is an accomplished and lamentable fact. Already consignments of fruit from a surprisingly wide area of the colony are found to be infested with larva of the fruit fly, and several shipments of choice fruits to the other colonies have been rejected on this aooount. This pest is like no other the fruit grower has to grapple with, and unless the growors lay themselves out to do everything that can bo done lo check tho spread of the insect, in a few seasons the colonial fruit industry will suffer irre parable harm. The following appendix to Mr. Frog gatt's artiulo should be carefully -per- used, and the recommendations scrupu lously carried out : — Destroy ad infested fruit as fast as it is found. Boil it for the pigs ...
The Industries of Japan. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
The Industries of Japan. Agriculture is the chief pursuit of tho people of Japan, and in the greater part of the cultivated area rice and the principal food orops, wheat, barley, and soya beans, are grown. Mulberry trees are planted everywhere. Tea is mainly planted in the south of Honshiu and in ? xuiwuu, rormoua. j.110 mineral weaicu of the empire is great, but much im provement is needod in mining. The coal production is rapidly increasing, especially in Kinshiu and Hokkaido. The development of the iron industry is somewhat slow, but much is hoped for in the future. Tiie production of silver has been steadily rising; copper and anti mony are also among the principal exports of the country. The industries of the Japanese empire may be distinguished as ' original ' and 'imported.' The original industries which existed from early times are those of ceramics, weaving embroideries, lacquer work, paper, metals, leather, wood, and bamboo carvings, camphor, vegetable wax, salt, sugar,- s...
A CAREER IN THE BALANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
A CAREER IN THE BALANCE. Gounod, in his boyhood, folt an irresistible attraction to tbo musical profession. His mother, to whom ho was passionately attached, did all she could to discourage the idea. After endeavouring in every way to dis suade the boy from taking to music, she appealed to the Principal of his school for- support. This ifl how Gounod refers to the matter in bin ' Autobiographical Reminiscences' : — In her despair she sought our Principal, Monsieur Pouson, and consulted him about her trouble. Ho cheered her up. ' Do not be the least uneasy.' so he spoke to her j 'your son shall not be :i musiciin. Ho is a good little boy, and does his lessons well. Tbe masters are all pleased with him. I will take tbe matter into ray own hands, and- liter nu you will see him io the Ecole Normnlc. Do not worry abuut him. Madame Gounod : as I said before, your son shall not be a musician. My mother retired, greatly comforted, and the Principal sent for me to hiB »tudy. ' Well, little m...
ALMOST ANYTHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
ALMOST ANYTHING. The man who was standing ou tbe ledge of a fourteen-storey window, busily cleaning tho panes of glass, paused in his work a moment and looked inside at the pale-faced men sitt ing at the various desks in the room. ' Poor beggarR I' he mid to himself. ' Some men will do almost anything to make a living !' And he gaily whistled a tune, and went ou oleaning the window. .
A ROYAL ALPINE PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
A ROYAL ALPINE PARTY. A sad Alpine incident of which Queen Marg berita of Italy was a witness, called the atten tion of the public to the auguBt lady's liking for the noble sport of mountaineering. On August 25, 1894, her Majesty was at tempting to cross the much dreaded Lysjoch, a pass in the Munte Rosa chain between two heights, the Lyskumm on tbe left, and tbe Par ot-Spilze on tbo right. The party included the Queen, the Marcbesa di Villumarina, lady of honour, nud her daughter. Count Oldofredi, gentleman in waiting, and Baron Luigi de Peccoz, a nobleman who for inauv years bus given hospitality tu the Queen iu bis own villa at Grassouoy lit Tri'iite. There were, iucludiai: guides, servants, and porters, 38 persons all told in the party. The party lelt the Liuty hut at three o'clock n the morning, hopiag to reach the KifTelhuus above Zermatt before night. The Lvsjoch was reached in sulety by midday, owing to tbe Hounfi condition of tbu ice, but onco on fchtt Swiss side tbe diffic...
REASON ENOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
REASON ENOUGH. ' It isn't,' began the thin man, ' that my children ask so many questions that mokes me ' No P' insinuated the man with the spring cough. i ' Nn.' returned the thin man. ,' What, then ?' the man witb tbo spring 'It'sbecaute,*' the thin man explained, 'they ask so jinny things that I don't know.' , Tbu man with tho spring cough murmured that it was opt to be that way. Hullo Gilos ! What sport ? ? Oh ! Imissed my train and I am trying to kill time by catching a cold.
DREAM SUPERSTITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
DREAM SUPERSTITIONS. A dream of an owl foretells sickness. To dream of clear water deDotes success in business. To dream of birds flying through the air fore bodes a journey or voyage. If you see a caudle go out in a dream some misfortune is impending. 'Io dream of cutting your finger means you will shortly have a lawsuit. To dream that you see angels denotes health and long contiuued prosperity. To dream of eating portends losses in busi ness and possibly personal danger*!. A dream of a. new pair of shoes means that you will succeed ai;ainat your adversaries. A -?ream of a smooth, clear river is indicative of future happiness and general success. To dream that a policeman has you in charge is a sign that you will escape from someim pending evil. To dream about a piece of bacon, particularly if it is on your owu plate, means the death of a elutive. To dream that you are hungry means that you will rise to eminence and wealth by your It is fortunate todream about your backbone, indica...
PIGEON FLYING EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
PIGEON FLYING EXTRAORDINARY. Many examples of power and speed iu pigeons, and of tbe certainty with which they return from distances to tbe place where they were br«d. are on record. Theso powers have been made use of botb'in war und commerce. The uioit extraordinary instance we know of is that of a certain carrier pigeon, despatched by Cap tain Sir Juhn Uoss from his arctic winter quarters in 1850, which reached its borne near Ayr, in Scotland, in five days. Sir John took with him four pigeonB belonging to a lady re siding in Ayrshire, intending to liberate two ot them when ho should reach his winter quarters, and the other two when be should have dis covered Sir John' Franklin. The first pigeon made its appearance at the duvecote, in Arr sbire, which the lady recognised by marks which left no doubt of its identity. It bore no billet, but there were indication of one having been torn away. Some yars ago the idea originated in Ceylon ef employing carrier pigeons to bear despatches T...
BERLIOZ AND HIS TWO WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
BERLIOZ AND HIS TWO WIVES. The story of tho mad lovo .of Berlioz for Henrietta Smithson, tbe Irish actress, whom he taw as Ophelia and Desdemona in Paris, has been told by himself with as much accuracy as is possible to an egoist iu treating of bis own concerns. Without the formality of an introduction he begun to bombard her with letters full of wild protestations, to wbicb no reply was vouch safed ; for Miss Smithson waa rather alarmed by a wooing whicb savoured so mueb of lunacv and at last gave orders that no more of his effusions should be taken in. After an absence in Rome, he returned to Paris to find her taking the part of Juliet. He contrived that Mis» Smitbson should be present at a performance of ' Lelio,' and seeing iu the work the story of the composer's love for her, aud recognisiug his geuius, she weut home, ho auys, lending to her tbe sensations which would have been his in the case, ' like one walking in her sleep, almost unconscious of all that was happening around...
PONSONBY'S GREYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
PONSGNBY'S GREYS. The scene was the paved yard before Mr. Ponsoubv's stables in Portmnncbestar-mews, Fortmancbester-squnre', .The time was at dusk on a mild, bright day last September, and tho dramatis persons comprised olr. Ponsonby's groom and an artistocratic stranger. Ben Martin, the groom, -was leaning lazily against the stable doorpost, chewing a long straw. Tbe unknown intruder saw a brown-clad, powerful figure, round-shouldered, aud slouch ing, a broad, ruddy face, aud a shock of obstin ate grey hair. Ben Martin, in his honest counter stare, was almost overcome by the stranger's uir of distinction, military bearing* and faultless dress. ' Good evening, Mr. Groom,' replied the stranger, good-humouredly. ' And a pleasant evening it is, much too good to be spent in doors. You seem enjoying it thoroughly, too : 1 .suppose you're resting after your hurd day's work P' ' Resting, sure enough, but there's not much hard work going on here since Winnie died.' ' Winnie ? Who is Winnie,...
"ME BACK'S BRUK!" [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
'ME BACK'S BRUK!' An aunt of mini) owned a clever parrot. She was in tie hibit of hanging this wunderful bird outside tbe first door window, where he bad the grrut educational advantage — building operations being in progress next door~of hear ing the artless dircourse of several Irish labour ers, and of oun ia especial, who was in the habit of propiug bis bod, after every' descent, against my aunt's house, while he gave expres sion to his overburdened feelings, So Foil ac quired unsuspected proficiency in tbe language of Erin. One day the nail from which the cage was suspended came out, and oage and Parrot came to the ground. Of course, many willing helpers instantly rushed to rondir assistance ; but when the cago was picked up Polly lav,to all appearances dead at the bottom. Great was my aunt's consternation, earnest tbe sympathy expressed, for the bird had been quite a public character. Several tongues were wagging, while the owner wept freely, when on a sudden the parrot was obs...
MAUD SEYMOUR'S CHOICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
MAUD SEYMOUR'S CHOICE. The sun was going down behind the Bishop's Wood in a blaze of blood-red splendour which lit up the western half of heaven with a strange lurid glow like the reflection of some vast con flagration, and blotted out the brilliant colour ing of tbe landscape in a dead noutrul tint of grey. It would not be dark, however, for nearly an hour to come. ?' It looks as if the Bishop's Wood ? were ail an fire,' thought a. girl who was seated on a stile on the border' of Blovover Wood, a wide expanse of copse and woodland stretching aerois the (loping hills to the east of the valley witb almost as broad, a sweep as that of the Bishop's Wood on the steeper slopes which walled in the western horizon. She was a slen der, graceful girl, with soft, cotiidinr. blue eyes and a delicate flower-like complexion and with a piquant suggestiveness of expression. She was attired in a 3mart covert-coat of Melton cloth, over a salmon and white striped cotton skirt— expressive at once of t...
How to Prevent Croup. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
How to Prevent Croup. We have tsvo children who are sub ject to attacks of croup. Whenovor an attack is coming on my wife gives them Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and it always prevents the attack. It is a household necessity in this country and no matter what else we mn out of it, it would not do to be without Chamberlain's Corgh Remedy. More of it ia sold here than of all nther cough medicines combined. — -I. M. NiCKiE, of Nickle Bros., mer chants, Nicklevillo, Pa. For sale by II. Dalgarno, Cbounat, Cobar. Jacik HajneB'wiintu to kno--' if it i« necessary to keep Major-General French on, seeing that R. Atkinson Price and Major Neild are still with ue. SANDER AND SONS EUCALTYP EXTRACT According to reports of a f»roFir number of phyrticiitns of the highest professional Rtuivling, there are offered Eucalypti Extract, which poaae39 no curative quitlitios. In protection of tho world wide fame or saxdbb and sons preparation we publish a fow abstract* from these reports, which bear fully out...
An Intelligent Dog. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
An Intelligent Dog. A South Coast paper tells us of a t'ani.or who sent a calf to'tho'railu'ny Hiation in i.'barge of a moot inttlHgent dog. Half way then* the cnlf 'struck' and tho (\iit-'f b-st efforts coulil nut ».hi r t him. Then a happy- th-vi--ht occurred to ttie useful canine. Tent ting back liume hu dippel liis tail into a pin of cream, returned, aid, tuil in ebb air, led tho call; trium phantly to tbo railway station. Noitl
THE EMPRESS'S AUTOGRAPH. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 29 April 1899
THE EMPRESS'S AUTO GRAPH. 1ARCELY bad the of tho house, after having left the morning letters, when Jules Dupre, wbo was watching from his sixth storey window, descended hur rieilly to the por ter's oflico. ' Any letters for me ? ' ho asked. Tho porter put on his spectacles, gathered np the letters which had just come in, looked them over one by one, and replied, laconically : ' None.' ' Thank yon,' said thB yunng man, and ho slowly remounted the stairs, whero his friend, Arraund, was waiting for him. Through economy, the two young men lived in tho same room. There were tD bo seen »11 their furniture, all their book.. and all their papen. There were more papers than anything else, because both of them ran manuscript-mills. We regret to say that while, the two young men turned out a, great deal of manuscript, they succeeded in placing very little. Once in a while, one of them would get an article i»iorted in one of the papers, but they scarcely maile enough to live oa, even by making...