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WITH A WAR BALLOON. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
WITH A WAR BALLOON. Cf all the varied military accesBorios which we have, none are more valuable to us than the war balloons. It is stating nothing short of what is a fact when it is declared that a force that has a captive balloon up in tho air, its car tenanted by experienced officers, is absolutely safe against a surprise attack. This has al leauy uueu mauy urnes pruveu. An armeured train, probably an ordi nary engine, with carriages and trucks protected by armour plating, has crept slowly out into tho country invested by the enemy, and at a safe and suitable spot the war balloon has boen inflated and sent up, an operation occupying porhaps about half an hour. The higher tho car goes, of course, the farther the occupant | cau survey the country around, and as he is aided by powerful glasses the immense range of his vision may be imagined. Nor is the use of the war balloon by auy means restricted to the day time. After dark the balloon goes up, and with its powerful electric searc...
CHURCH OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
CHURCH OF ENGLAND. The following are the services in the Church of England, commencing from to-night :— To-night (Monday) special sen-ice for prayer and intercession for Divine blessing on the Empire, the Common wealth and the States, 1 1.30 run. Tuesday (New Year's Day), Holy Communion, 7,30 a.m. Sunday, 1 1 a- in., Mattins, Holy Communion and Sermon. 3 p.m., Children's Ser vico, 7.30 p.m., Evensong and Sermon,
HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
HUMOUR. High Time.— A church clock. A neck ot land is out of place on a body of water. It is an odd reflection that the man who goes 'wool-gathering' is the most likely to get ' fleeced/ A cynic remarks that it often puzzles a horse to know what a woman is driving ' Willi©, where are thoso apples that I left in the pantry gone ?' 'They are with the gingerbread that was ip the cupboard, ma/ ' At all events, Boojuin's play rights it self in the end.' ' How so ?' 1 Why, if the tragic Bcenes are comic, the comic scenes are tragic enough.' So Helpful. — She : ' I sent a shilling to a young woman for a recipe to make me look young ' What did you get V ' A card saying ? Always associate with women twenty years older than yourself/ Aunt : 4 1 have, my dear boy, formally made you my heir/ Nephew : * My dearest aunt ! Oh, what a funeral you shall have to pay for this !' I ' She is a clergyman's daughter, you I said, didn't you?' inquired the young I man of a friend who had introduced him. 1 '...
WESLEYAN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
WESLEYAN CHURCH. After a few Introductory remarks, the Speaker said that this Sabbath was in some respects the most impor tant they had seen or were likely to see. It was the lust Sabbath in the old year ; it was the closing .Sabbath of tbe. dying century, and it was the Sabbath immediately preceding the birth of a nation. These three facts comhjned tq ii)ake it njemorable. Qn sueh an occasion they felt constrained to a Wrifd review of the chief events in the qjd ecntgry, and a, brief forecast qf ih? new, Tho century had boen an important one in tljeir chyrch history in this country and through out the world, Let then) take a hur ried glance at that history — the most wonderful of modern times, In the year 1812 there were two Society classes in this country j one at Wind sor with six members, and another in ? Sydney containing twice that number. J Some of tlie settlers anxious to bave a minister, mode kuowj) their wishes through The Missionary Magazine. Messrs. Hoskings and Bowden, ...
CAPTAIN CLOSE. CHAPTER XVIII.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
CAPTAIN CLOSE. By CAPTAIN CHARLES KING. CHAPTER XVI I L— (Continued.) ' Why, whore's Mr. Lambert ?' was her startled query, as she mot him at the gate. Only the moment before as they saw the boat splashing away from the pier had Katesie, with madly beating heart, run from her side to bathe her flushed cheeks and hide in her room till puo heard his voice on the veranda and the first greetings wero over, and thon she would summon up all her saucy spirit and go tripping down to meet him with due nonchalance and levity. She had planned it all, poor child, rehearsed the little couiody time and again, and was stoeling herself to act li6r coquettish role, when her sister's words and Floyd's reply fell upon her astounded ears : i 'He had to go straight on homo. His mother's ill/ And not until thon did Katesie Walton know that she, too, 4 had surrendered.' All things come to him — or her—who knows how to wait; even an absent lover, wvon tho era of peace ?end good will be tween estranged and ...
THE DYING CENTURY. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
TUG IHIXG CESTSKf. The century which expires to-night is in many respects the most remark able o£ all the centuries -which have dawned on man. It is remarkable for developments in the scientific world, having well earned the name ' a scien tific century.' In weighing the cen tury Sir A. R. Wallace says that the great scientific discoveries of all prece ing time number 12, including the dis covery of fire and the development of geometry ; while the nineteenth cen tury counts 13 great achievements, cliief among these may be named rail ways, steamships, electric telegraphs, the telephone, gas illumination, electric lighting, photography and the phono graph. To gain some faint conception of the importance of these discoveries, one has only to try to realise what the world to-day would be without them. What a deplorable state we should be in were it not for our railways, our steamships, and our electric telegraphs, to say nothing of many other inven tions. If the next century makes as mu...
PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
PEBSONALITIE& Tho Archbishop of Canterbury h»s in j his keeping the book iu which the cigno tures of all royal couples married in Eng- j land are written. i Sir Thomas Lipton has recently under taken the education of a young Cretan, I Stellio Arghin, who, fer his years, has a marvellous mastery of languages. Though only thirteen years old, he speaks English, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, and Bussian slightly. Four years ago l'.c was certified as an interpreter by the Italian admiral in command of the Allies of Crete, and similarly recommended by the Seaforth Highlanders. Arghiri ought to have a great future before him. Queen Carola being the only child of Gustavas Yasa, inherited from hor fathor the wonderful jewels ef the Swedish Royal House, among her treasures being a magnificent diamond necklace consisting of three rows of single gems, each of , which is worth a fortune. Though the | kingdom of Saxony is ultra-Protestant, I its Bnyal Family are Etaunch Homan I Catholi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
EDITORIAL NOTICES. Wk invite communications from Indies and gentle men in the various township? of Kiverini on matters publicly interesting, also from the stations and home stead 0 on land ana stock matters generally. We trust that our endeavors to producc a first-class provincial paper uiects the approval of our readers generally, ' Heir the other Bide/' (s acVnowlodjjed to be essential In couitn;: to a Just .judgment on all disputable themes, and we Bhill alwai's be willing to publhjh viens on public matters, although quite Pif» j ferent from ouc own, provided only they be worded j rrspcctfully, and have the writer's niuie enclosed for 1 the editor's infonu&tion. j We have much pleasure in inviting pur subscribers., ond othere to vibft our office, lately knon-n ai the Alma Uluk, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, about 5 p.ni .to see our new printing tnachinc and fas engine ft work. The machine is the rery latest | thins ©f the kind out from England— it works ? smoothly...
HER CRADLE HAS SURVIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
HER CRADLE HAS SURVIVED. The infancy of the charming, hapless , Mary Queen of Scots was perhaps the j only peaceful period of her unhappy life. \ The circumstances of her birth were ; pathetic enough, for the young fathor, | James the Fifth of Scotland, lay dying j just as she came into the world. In a handsomely carved cradle tho little | orphan queen was rocked in Linlithgow Palace; and there it remained, long after her life was over, as a memento of her infancy. But in the last century Linlithgow Palace was sacked, during the Jacobite uprising, and tlie carved oak cradle dis appeared. All trace of it was lost until, about sixty years ago, a man who was in search of old oak furniture for an anti quary's colloction happened to go into a tumble-down house near tho ancient ; palace, whero a woman sat rocking a child j in an old cradle with but one rocker remaining. ' What are you doing/ said the man (so the story goes), 'jumblin' your bairn's judgment in a thing like that ?' ' Eh, ma...
Commonwealth Services. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
Commonwealth Scrviccs. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The Rev. Mr. Jennings, preaching on the Commonwealth of Australia last night, took for his text Genesis 1 2, 2nd and 3rd verses, ' I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee and make thy name great, and thou slialt be a blessing, and I will bless them that bless thee and ci^se them' that curse thee.' Australia, Jte said, abounded in the elements that constitute a great nation. First, its natural productions. Its mineral wealth had opened with surprise the eyes of other nations, its coal was sent to every part of the world, and other metals were here in a greater abun- ? dance than the present manufactures of the world could use. It was equallv wealthy from an agricultural stand point, the western lands only requiring the irrigationist to turn them into fertile pastures for our flocks. Se condly, its liberal constitution. Al though the Queen was the acknow ledged head of the Commonwealth, the laws were made and administered b...
SKETCHER JOURNALISTS AND MORALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
SKETOHER JOURNALISTS AND MORALITY. i. ; Mr. Aagosti&e BlrrelTc czitiotsm of the newspaper world has been treated as a jokfi. Perhaps M. Birrell thought it best to present the mattor in'that form, but humour and truth are closely allied, and behind Mr. Bir rell's light raillery solid warning oan be found by those who care to seek tt. Mr. Birrell objeote to his morality and religion being dictated to him by men who regard right aoc wrong, truth and falsehood as marketable commodities. The first law that a man learns in a newspaper office is that a journalist should have no opinions: Con servative leaders are written by gentlemen of strong Radical proclivities. E ^ord tie man writes he feels to be a lie, but that is not bis affair, but his proprietor's. Gentlo men vtho, in their inmost hearts, regard Mr. Gladstone as the curse of the country eit down and gush about him as the Grand Old Mau, and denounce Lord Salisbury, who they think, is only doing the richt. Gentle men rather ...
Commonwealth Inauguration. HAY'S PREPARATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
Commonwealth Inauguration. HAY'S PREPARATIONS. ' Final arrangements have been made for Hay's rejoicings over the inauguration of ? tlje Common wealth. The committee's met Hast Thursday evening, aud completed the preliminaries, and it is now for the general public to add their uuota by supporting the committees' long considered efforts by turning out in a formidable crowd, and thus showing that in a wholesome, whole-hearted, and national spirit, they herald the birth of an Australian nation, as well as bringing it| the new year and new century in a merrj' mood, rejoicing4n the hope that the dying century— which we will see puss ftwny ftt mid night to=nigl|t — .will carry away with it their trials and trophies of t||p l^st fc»' years. To-night Hay will be en fete as it never was before. Tlie place, there is reason to believe, will be almost one mass of jllmn»instions flptj decorotjops, Business and private people are busy to-day arranging their particular devices to catch the eyas of ...
The Local Market. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
The Local Market. The following are the prices ruling jii Hay , for the uudcrmeulioncd lines : — \Hutlcr— Local, per ]h ? 101 to Is ] \ do Creamery, do... ... Is to Is M I Dacou, sides, per lb ? S^d to 91 -)o Hams, dj ... ... I0d to Is ; riieese, per lb. ? 8.1 to 9 1 per d«-z' ? fOi! to Is 2 1 Wheat, per GO'.b ? 2s9d to 34 Gd do Chick, dilt'j ... ... 2% 6d lo 3s Pnllard, per 201 b ? lOd to Is Bran, per 20!b ? 9d to lOd 0-tP, per 40lb ? 2-»Gdto3aGl Ch;iff, perewt. 3j 0«! to 4s Mu!z.», peroGibs ... ... 3- 9d to 4i Barley, per bushel ? 3* to 3s Gl Flour, per sack ? 1 3s to I3« fltl Fowls, each ... ... ... I1. 61 to 2s Geete, do .. ? 3s to 43 Turkeys, do ... ? 4s to Ducks, do ... ? 2'j to 2s Gd Potatoes, cwr. ... 8s to 9a Ooious, per lb. ? 8^ to 9s Orange* per ca&c ? 15s to ISs Pineapples do ? 12* to 14s Figs do ? 3s to 4s Bijnanas do ? 12-s to 14* Peaches do ... 6i to 8d Apiicots do ? 4- to G- Lemoi.s do ? lGs to 1$9
WOOL AND STOCK REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation — 31 December 1900
WOOL AND STOCK REPORTS. Messrs Johnston aud Castling, Towns vi.l-', had a costly cxp rienco with a mob of 1200 sheep which had been brought down by traiu from the western c-untry a few days ago. The *hecp were detrained to be thriven to the slaughter yards. While preparations were being made to paddock them the ani- malf, smelling tbe se«( made off at a sharp pace in the directiou of C»pe Mailow, Having bceu for some time without water, tbesheep wire famishing wi h thirst, aud wheu they airlvel at the Salt Patts they *imyly it-allowed iu salt water, drinking yretdily. The flock were drtveu back to the yar.ls, but many died on the Way. A number of the rcmiimler, when tuken to fresh water, drank a surfeit and buret. The loss uumbereJ 300. Last week the officials of the ^jeefsian l Stock Department witnessed a test of « new brandiug apparatus invented by Mr W. G. Ciemoe. l(y means tf the iuveii* tion the cxact th&pe ot letters is ftc&Uled -iu to the hide. I.y bteam. It ...