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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
BAND SOCIAL WU1 behead in .the TEMPER ANCE' HALL, ? . on^thf 6th. OF.jlAECH:, to raise fundsio, purchase ACETYLENE ,^AS LAMP ? . . ./or street playing. Music provided byi the Band, assisted by . Mr. aqd jtfrs. Sn^ir./nolyi and piano. A4ml««ionSied-t*»iiiirybs'. UdletFru. 1' jcyA'.fSIEBERT, Bavdnxaster, Hon. Sec. ; TENIjgBS. mENDERS will be received for PUI.L JL ING' and HEA1PING BRIARS on Spring Bank Estate, feeders to close on HTH MARCH. Tenaere to be handed in on inspection. Lowfetor any tender not uecessarilT accepted.. ' W»t. SULLIVAN. mENDERS are;^nV^*fiS-r PACKING JL and BURNING abijiit 400 seres, more or less, at BORRA. S^SciBciadns to be seen at 'Woodg^r BrS^o whom Ten ders.endorsei as suchi'ffitbbe addressed. Tenders close 0n-lAicS«. .The'lowest -or any tender not pec? p^arfly accepted. 'Tl'jra.- H. K. .fefeEE^^nSconjuicUon Jii .TOtb^ri^.^.aBoipNibegtOian, WouViMWtKe^relTa^^&ajueantteyari ^nd District^at^eaBlSigQnjrnepctd &e .pracdc^.f^h^^^mT^tbe SALE ! SALE...
Enlargement of Business. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
Enlargement of BuiIbhb. Bv advertisement it will be seen that Messrs. Woodger Bros, intend making extensive alterations in their business. The store opposite This Leader Office will be used entirely for draper}', &c, while for their grocery, crockery and ironmongery shop they have secured the premises recently occupidd by Mr. Penney further up the street.
BRAIDWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
BRAl'DWbOD. tFrom«il;Ercl.ang«,.J On Thursday list, Mr. W. J. Chap man submitteS*7 the privileges in connection wiftj''the forthcoming annual races OT~^eenesday and Thursday, -M4Kp-i and 2. The right of the entrance gate was passed in at j£3j;l''but was subse quently sold privately to Mr. John Allen for £«&£;? 'The publican's booth was-Jpotehased by Mr. T. O'Brien, of the Commercial Hotel, for £27 ios;-.T5attersaH's by Mr. P. Coffeyof thp Royal Hotel, for ^15 ; fruit stalls MryjD. Norman, for £3 15s ;. jace books, Mr. J. Mus grave, 16s. . Jipmediately after wards, on account of the show com mittee, Mr. .Chapman sold the pub lican's, booth. tbj; Mr. O'Brien for ^26 and the two, fruit stalls to Mr. Norman for £$ i .V&s. There was no offer for the^ ^refreshment stall, while the gale wa5;',nat .. submit ted, the comrn|ttee'~ retaining it as usual. * ' * * .. The Inspector?General of Police arrived on Friday on a visit of in spection. ? This; tis ? tlie first time within ...
Band Social. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
Ba*4 8wlal. We direct attention to the advt. appearing in this issue announcing that a band social will be held in the Temperance Hall, on March 6th, for the purpose of raising funds to pro cure an acetylene gas lamp for street playing. The proposed lamp will cost Iwtween £3 and £4, and will be a great improvraent on the kerosene torch.
Short Story COUNT STROZZ[?]S WEDDING PRESENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
Shori Slory COUNT 8TE02Zr- WEDDING FKS8 JENT. I belonged at ay Wrth to what is popularly mown aa ? the' upper tm.' At the age ol 'ght«n I was j-re*m!ed in due form to Her Gracious Majeslv the Quera; at the ?ge ul twenty^LAt Itound myself alone in the wor d, with Seieztramriy modset fortune olone thousand pounds; at ths age of thirty wo .1 was a fullblown Court Dressmaker and Milliner. For different reasons, principally, I believe o spare the feelings of some distant relation, rcsotred to drop the name by which I was known in society, and to lake the humble »nd unaggnssivs one of Jane Roes. Ths ilate on my door, therefore, ran as fol lows : jane ross, l/OUIT MlLUHKB iND DRIUSHlKn. When I had seen that th-- plate which bore his inscription was bright, that the little house within was clean and orderly, and that ic show room looked as attractive and up to date aa possible, I sat down and wh-!« some frank letters to the friends of old times. I told them of my altered fortune*, of my pre...
SHORT STORY. FERGUSSON'S MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
ssqbj hoiiv FERGUSSON'S MISTAKE. The faint moonlight streamed into the room through the partly-dratrn ourtainB. Vp.m tlio bed lay a man— apparently el*p ian, for lio was breathing bearO^ — tb« bright hgbt from a strong reneotor lamp fulling full upon his face, no thai it most Inv woho him, save that a handkerchief was 1-'J lightly over it. Beside the bed— ha f roc hidden in' her hands — knelt a woma% plainly a very young woman: she waV-*o slight in figure ana contour. She knelt eo lone, it almost seen A the, too, must be atleep, or had lost consciousness been turned1 to atone even. But at length something ronseu her. It was the whine of a dog under the win dow, a dismal sort of half moan half vail as fur a tat master : an ominous sound enough, moat of all at that hour of the night. To the girl— for suoh ehe was— it plainly came as a warning and omen that she oould not but heed. She rose from her knees and bent over the bed. Something bright gleamed in her hand —not her wadding ring....
DEAD AND ALIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
DEAD AND ALIVE. A French journal recently told two oapital stories to illustrate the diffi culty ot getting married in France. A B-aotlemro xcrived with ?--? bride-elect to undergo the civil cere moar. ?Whore,' aaked the official, ?ie tbe certificate of your ialhoi's demise P' ? My. dear sir,' replied the) bridegroom, ' there is my father, alive and well.' 'But,' retorted the official, 'your mother ie dead, and she is returned in the lists as a widow.' The bridegroom explained delicately that his rmther had run away from his father and preferred to give her self out as a widow. - Hut,' he con tinued desperately, my father i* cer tainly alive.' ' lit has no right to be. Officially, be is dead. I cannot many you without a certificate of his demise.' Rather a hard cue. Dul the othtt is still harder. It happaucd in Cayenne, where two convicts, em ployed a* servants by tho Governor, got leave to marrr. They went to the Mairie, and the lady wan asked if she was a spinster or a widow. ' Wi...
Miscellany. STRENGTHENING THE LUNGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 24 February 1905
Miscellany. STRENGTHENING THB WJrfiS. 'It is curioua,* remarkoa » drill- inttruotor, ' how little attention _ -? paid to gjmiiastics as a preventi** ot lung diaensos. ' I am not referring to performance)! on the trapeze or the horiiontal bar (Taluable an they are), but to iimpla exercises. When I gat a pupil with weak lunge, I put him through a course of the following moTementf, amongst others : — « (1) Itaiso the nirae from the aidei above tlie bead until they meet. (9) ftaiee them from tlio front outward* and carry thorn aa Inr back »» you osn. (3) Extsod the arms forwarde, and throw each leg well backward* alteruately, ? I combine til is with ? «v«t«m of breathing, tho pupil taking long breathe through the iioee while hi* eierciees are proceeding. The eKeoi ou the luug* -? marveUous, and I beliovo a court* ot arm and leg exoruiees lucb. aa I hare sketched, combined with, deep breathing, would be invaluable, even lo people whoar* predisposed to lung troubles. 4 People with good lu...
ON PINSTICKING. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
ON PIN3TICEINQ. I see that there is a question s*k* - »s to whether there is any trick in running a pin into the fleshy part of the arm. 1 oan aaaure you that there is no trick whatever. When i was in the army years ago, Z used often to «stcnlsh the mess by hamtnering a pin into my leg. All yon have to do is to get a pin oot too long, double your knee up as tight aa pnuiDie, aoa uammer we yia iuw *»u museuiar part about six Inches from the bend of the knee. You only fed the prick very slightly. After that you feel nothing, ana the pin is ia your leg up to the head. Draw it out quickly when yoa do draw it ont. A I have stumbled apon some facte relating to the secretion of pins ia the human body which seem to be extremely curious. The parson concerned wbj one ELitty Hudson, a girl in humble ciroumstances, a native of Nottingham, where she was bora in J 7 05. When quite a child ehe was employed to tidy ' and sweep ont the pariah chu*ch, and she was eapesLally enooureged to collect all ...
All Round. CURIOSITIES IN SHARES. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
All Round. OUKIOaiTIES IN SHARES. v Quite recently, at (he Auction Mart at Tokeohoow T«rf, 3,609 iullj f-id oM pound shares in the Stanislaus Gold and Hydraulic Company, Limited, were put up to aaotlon. ine company nas an buuiwmw capital of £100,000; if therefore, each share ia worth threepence — the sum the 3,500 shares realised apiece— what is the real Tains of the capital? , ? ? Small as the above amount was, yet seven shilling! and twopenco bought 100 Golden Plum (a west Australian mining property) share* a few weeks ago. and paid lot the stamp and fee as well. Not wry bag ago the priee'of the shares was thirty shillings *ch ; the sum they realised at tbeabow-mentioned «ale was one half-penny apiece* What a change was there! The Compaoliia Esploradora de Produotos Cilcareoa, of Pernamoueo^ Brazil, issue de benture bonds of the nominal value of 200 rcis, aud 200 reis at the present rate of ex change is about 1(1. Ilis boudisbmuti | fully and elaborately printed, and has 1 coupons...
TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY, Monday 1.30. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
TELEGRAMS. .SYlWEY, Monday 1.30. Garrotters states that while: at Hsbart, he met- many Fed eral members who favored al tering the limit to permit the Federal' Capital to be in Syd ney. __ Gladsome is a strong favorite for the NeWiiiarket Handicap. The Premier promises that if Sir John See formulates de finite charges with reference to the purchase of the Myall Creek Estate, a Royal Com mission will be appointed to deal with the matter. The case against 1 . Slattery will be resumed this afternoon. ^ LONDON, Sunday afternoon. Desperate fighting has taken place on Kuropatkin's left. The Japanese attack, after one repulse, proved successful. Beresnefur Hill was captured at the point of the bayonet, the Japanese advancing over sur face mines, barbed wire eutan-. glemeuts, and the bodies of their own dead. Japanese losses were considerable. Rus sian casualties not ascertained. Eighteen blocks of buildings were burnt iu Arkansas, in cluding three churches. A number of people were killed, a...
Cattle. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
Cattle. Best medium and lightweight beef was worth to about 21s _6d per xoolb., with heavy beef cheaper. Best bullocks made from ^9/15, evtre; to £10 45, good from £& 15s me- ! dium from £7(15 /? Best cows from £7 5s, extra to. £8 is, , good from £6 10s, medium from^s 5s others lower. | Among the sales effected were : . j. E. Mackellar, Tar ago, 12 bullocks £7 2d J. O'Brien, Tarago, 33 bullocks and' steers to L8 4s', average L7 14s 3d.
Sheep. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
Sheep. Crossbred wethers, which were very scarce, ma 3c from 15s, medium froia 14s, others lower. Best crossbred ewes to 16 /, good 14s 6d to 15/. medium from 12/6. Best merino wethers to 16s 63, extra to iSs6d, good 15s .to 16s, medium from 14s 6d, light from 13s. Best merino ewes to 13s 6d, extra to 15s good 12s to 12 6d, uredium from 10s others lower. Among the sales effected were G. Osborne, Bungcndore, 268 wethers i3'4toi3/li, 149 wethers 16s, 9 wethers 12s 6d. T. Booth, Gunning, 36 wether? 14/3, 60 wethers 11/8. W. A. Lang, Cooma, 100 wethers 17s ; Goodwin Bros.. Cooma, 84 wethers 13s ifd, 18 wethers 13s ; Conned Bros., Yass Junction, 281 weth ers 13s ii, 25 wethers 12s iod
SUCH ARE THE PROPORTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
SUCH ABU THE PBOPOBTIONS. The bright of a porson with a pvfoct figure should bo exactly equal to the distance between the tips of tbe middle fingers of either hand when tho arms are fuUy ex tended. Ten times the length of the band, or seven and a half litres the length of the foot, or five times tli«? diameter 'of tho chest, fruin one armpit to the other, should also give tbe height of the whole body. The distance from tho junction of the thighs to tho ground should be exactly the same as from that point to the crows of tho head. Tbo knee should be exactly midway between tho,&rat--namod point a&d the ground at the heel. Th-3 diftaace Front the dhow to the tip of tho middle finger should be the same as from the elbow to tho middle lioo of the breast. J'Votn tbo top of the head to tbo Jcvel of the chin should be tbo samo as from the level of tbo chin to that of the armpits, and from the tho heel to the toe. I
THE BUSKMEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
tks Bvmm. God, the day He fashioned them, Toiled to make them true, Hand and head and heart of them, Blood and bone and thew ; Set them in the foremost rank Giants* work to do. God, the dayHefashioned them, Then, when He had fashioned them, Tried them for His pride ; Sent His droughts and chastened them, Sent His flames to chide ; Sent His floods to harry them Wasting far and wide. But the strength He set in them Braced His fighting brood ; Bravely face to face with Him, Shoulder-firm they stood— Then the God who fashioned them Knew His work was good. So, when He has gathered them, God will not forget ; High at the right hand of Him He shall have them set ; Paying thus for pride of them Seven-fold His debt ! —Wat H. Ogilvie.
THE MARKETS. Sydney Produce Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
THE MARKETS. Frodacc Korkets* This following quotations refer only tc the wliblc&ale Irade : , Vtticat.— Quiet, to 3/4, Chick- wheat: Prime, 3/0-zd per bushel. Flour.— City roller, jCQs} to j ; country makes, per ton. Mani toba : Best imported, ^13/10 / to 13/15/. pollard / 11)4 to 1/ per bushel. JJran.— 8J4 per bushel. Oats.— Tasmania!! : White feed, choice 2/8 ; prime 2/5 to 2/6. Melbourne : Al gerian, 2 j per bushel. Peas. — lllue^ 5/ ; grey, market bare. Barley.—Cape, 2,7; English, 2/4 to 2,5 per bushel. Chaff.— Prime, L3 6s S.1 to /3 13s ; ! mcrliuni, /'3to^'3,'6,8pertou. Melbourne jC3 to ^'3 10s. Adelaide 10s to 1,3 15s. Lucerne.— Hunter River : Choice dry green, L3, 10 to ^'3 15; old summer hay, inferior, L.2. At Rc Jforn : ^3 to 1-3; iS, 6 per ion. Oaten Hav.— Melbourne : Hydraulic pressed, £3:151 pi-T ton; wheaten, £3; 15. Adelaide, /3 10s to £$ 15s. Local 1-3/. ~ Cheese.— Prime loaf, ; 5 ;2 to /6; soft ?ticw, / 5 ; inferior ,-4 '^ ; prime large, odd lots, /6 ; infe...
NEW AND NOVEL. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
NEW AND NOVEL. A curious dork that has been recently j mide is in the form of a sunflower, of silver, in a white crystal vase. The stalk is of i brown gilt, the Icavcs are colored green, the 1 petals yellow and the heart of tbo flower deeply oxidised. Hour and minute marks lire engraved round tbe heart of this flower, wbich faces the looker-on. A ladybird of rod enameled gold apparently teats on the Une dividing the hearts from the petals. The insect, which movre imperceptibly by means of mcchaniem hidden within the flower, ebows the ticuo.
OUR CONTEMPORARIES Reptile and Otherwise. [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
OUR CONTEMPORARIES I Reptile and Otherwise. Sous men have a lot of coinci dences (says an exchange). Some of The Leader's exchanges have I a lot of superstitions likewise. A Queensland paper tells how Drover Huxley, who arrived in Charleville with ewes and lambs from Charlotte Vale, took possession of the sheep on a Friday, got his blackboy's arm broken on a Friday, had 50 sheep die of poison on a Friday, horse smash up his spring van on a Friday, and put one of his men in the Charleville hospital on the Fri day. * * * The Nepean Tmss raiis off this I yam about ahorseand a train : 'On Tuesdayiist Mr. W. Roots brought | income horses from the Lithgow 1 show, and after loading them he got yarning with some friends, and ' the train started before he realised how quickly the time passed. He must go with his hordes, so he jumped on the animal he rode iu on and set sail 'after the train, just managing to get a seat atJSmu Plains.' Now, was the train slow, or the horse fast, .or the Timbs ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Queanbeyan Leader — 28 February 1905
Winston Churchill is to move in the House of Com mons : ' That a preferential system involving the taxation of food- will not secure the per manent union of the ?Empire.'' * ffi' Durnan, the Canadian sculler, is willing to row Towns for tlie championship of the world j the' contest lip take place in the Bay , at Toronto. -* * Th^ Pc&tmaster-General re g^v4§.the threai of the Orient Colom^ as^L traEsp^Bt^at