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AN ARMY OF APES. BATTLE WITH OURANG OUTANGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
AN ARMY OF APES. BATTLE WITH OTJRANG OOTANGS. A r» si ilea t of Blalnce* thus descriles an adventure with ourang outangs while travelling with his Malay terrant, Pamba. We came apon the apes quite unexpectedly within sight of my farmhouse. There were 30 or 40 of them, a fact which is quite contrary to the convictions cf some of the noble gentlemen who write boob on zootcgy. The loose-haired spes were in a great state of excitement. They seemed to discuss a matter of immrnse conrequence to themselves nod shrieked wildly, get-ticulnting at the same time. .AU appe*ted to be above 5 feet high. Indeed many must have reached 7 feet Suddenly the entire, nibb tarijed agaawi 'tij'o oarsag ocitasg tiiit stood in ttsotr midst l.ifee a prisoner. They beat.him,. U3ins, as, far as I could ? ?se. their lei'b . baads principally. Then a yraj-hsirsd nrau of "rte~gsa&lt;Ia lot out k .ten-ifying'3croiiki, which, tsas probably a signal,' 4«S. after ward himself end all his mates bejaa Us pieces...
A LOVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
A LOVE STORY. An aged cenple have just been married in Connecticut under romantic circumstances. Their names are Joseph and Mary, ani this is their history. Sixty years ago, when Joseph was 18 and Mary 17 they were lovers. Some trivial lovers' qnarrel separated them ; both were too proud to acknowledge any fault, and they parted in such bitterness that each resolved to marry another. The step teas taken but after five years they met agMn to fiud the old love still stroDg. As an honourable man Joseph went away, and it seemed as if life had ported them for ever. For 52 years years, until he die3, Mary made her husband a gocd and faithful wife, though deep in her heart was the memory ot her old love. At the age of 77 once more fate brought her f-u-ldenly face to face with her old sweetheart, free now like herself ; and the old pair, resolving to bridge over the days of 60 years, have given love the last ward.
BLOOMERS FOR THE STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
BLOOMERS FOR THE STREET. Tha new woman appeared on Twenty-third street at noon yesterday, nays % New York miter. She was not bold, bat she was entirely self-possessed. She took a step for ward of her sisters of the bicycle. She wore a pair of bloomers of cbeckcd cloth ani leggings that extended to her shapely knees. From her shoulders a full cloak hang to the top of her leggings, and on her head was perched a rakish fedora hat. When the wind blew aside the cloak, other women stopped and looked fright ened and drew in their breath, and exclaimed : " 3Iy goad gracious." Somo of them said harsh things. This newest woman was Miss Dorothy Chestic, an English actress, who has lately arrivpd in this country. She is at the Hotel Feteler. Miss Chestic stopped at the shop windows, and all the other wo^pen looked, not at the windows, but at her. When she went into the shops the gentlemanly floor walkers were very much sntprised, while the young woman behind the counter took a (pent interest in...
THE MAD WOMAN'S DELUSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
THE MAD WOMAN'S DELUSION. I The road ran through ft beautiful, half-dored j wood, and at the end, an a slight risa of ground, . stood the madhouse. Of coarse it was nat _ called a madhonse, or people would not have vent their mentally unhinged friends there. It : bare the euphonious appellation of "Dr. Brier's Horn* Sanitarium," and was consequently well ' patronised. People usually calling a : tiling by its proper name. I The perfectly kept grounds were surrounded by a high iron fence, within which the harmless j inmatrs wandered at will during certain hoon . | of the day, , I' On amstic bench sat a youcjj woraap." ~~5?fjr ' eyes were closed, a;j(} as «hei«mainod in ieposb' j | she mis beautiful,»5\iatj53h type of beauty. r>iaer nation can equsl. Suddenly she started up with', a -wild jcotisn of the hand toward her Shrost as thccgb'diB WB8 being choked. Tia dark eyes showed intense fright, and the whole faa was con vulsed. Gradually the frenzy passed away, and shs sank down upon...
SOLDIERS WHO SUFFERED. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
'SOLDIERS WHO SUFFERER, After a lapse of nearly forty y«-rs, publio iaterest selsns recently to have been aroused mm m tb» Crimean War, through the publica tion of more than uu narrative of thai event, by means of private tetters. Bat among the books that have thus appealed none will be read with greater interest than the very bright, soldier-like letters of General Sir Daniet liTSoos. 6.C.B These letters, originally written to his mother and sister from the seal ef war, give not merely a most accorrate and graphic account of the whole campaign, but also very vivid pictures of the daily life of our soldiers and their terrible straggle " for bare life " during that long and tediova siege. Tie following description cf }ho grvat atom ibis5 burst over the camp bafora Sebs3topoi gives ca soipe idea of what our soldiers had to contend with in addition to meeting the enemy ,: ' - - ..-Something like a Hurricane. At about tij&^'clcck in the moraing there come down a deluge' uf rsjn ...
ELEVEN HUNDRED NOVELS. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
ELEVEN' HUNDRED NOVELS. The " New York Herald " recently offered a prize of two thousand pounds for the best novel of between fifty ' thousand and seventy-five thousand words by 'an American writer. The competition' closed on July 1st, and the " Herald " state j ' that over eleven hundred manuscripts were? received. The plan of award provides for the nomination by the " Herald " of ten well-known literary men, from among whom the- readers of the " Herald " will be Invited to cbooso three, who will pass judg ment upon the merits of the books and award the prize. The'result of this munificent' offer to American writers bun been to brin? out an astounding nnrater of contestants. The mag nitude of the manuscripts submitted in the con test is really enormous. The story is required to comprise not less than fifty thousand - words nor more than seventy-Sira thousand. Allowing an average of sixty thousand 'tn cach story offered, we have. an aggregate of sixty-six million words. The volume o...
A VALUABLE SPEECH. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
A VALUABLE SPEECH. A stranger entered a hairdresser's in the West End last week,'and as soon as be enUred he made the following speech : '* Good morn ing, afternoon, or evening. It's a lovely rainy, or pleasant day. I want a shave and hair cut. I don't want anything el.se. I have all tue brushes, combs, razors, shaving bnithes, mugs bay rum, hair tonic, and other toilet acc s sories 1 can use. I have read all the ' laUst novels. I have seen the latest p'ays and know 1 the news from readir g the papers. I may have a little dandruff in my hair, but it doesn't bother me and needn't worry you. If \ w'"t anything I'll ask for it. If tl\e barbel wLo gives me a shave or hair put si rvea me satisfactorily .1 shall give him a tip, I shall al»o tip the ibrusli boy if he gives me baek my own Lat ai.d coat. And now, if I have made myself plain, ! which chair shall I take ? " I The stranger received what he came for-a ! qaiet, restful shave ami hair cut. I
FOR EXPORTATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
20E ESPOSTATION. Yieaitemos, thafamaua violinist, used to tell & strange story of his experiesea ia London. One day, he said, ha was crossing Zazdon Bridge, when a poor wretch jainped into tie water, There ws3 at cnca a cry: "I'll bei I23 drowns." " Two to one ho doean't;Dona!'' Ia the meantime, "Tienxtenps hastened to get a boatman, and sped to the assistance or the drowning man. Just as they wgra about to reach bka, them was a roar from the bridge: "Leavehim alone! There is a bat on!" The boatman immediately lay on Ms oais, and refused to lend a bend. Vieusteinps was forced to sea the man drowned before 'his eyes. He told this story so often that he finally believed it.
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
LOCAL AND GENERAL. yoar Watch wants clean ingor repainng, A. JeankbbkT will do it cheaper and better than it can be dona elsewhere. Attention is directed to the throw- - ing; open, on and after Monday, the 7thr September, to grazing farm and grazing homestead selection, of portions to> 13v on JRiversleigh ran resumption, containing 2560 acres, on the terms mentioned in the advertisement. ? On. Saturday a cricket match be tween Cobb & Co. and Aeschimann's combined against the town took place/ .' Only a single innings was playsd, low ever. The combined team batted first and scored 84, G. Hoopor making 10 and F. Sheldon 12. The town team secured 60, F. Goertz making 28 end M. Gallagher 10. A very handsome gold cricketing«_ trophy, presented by Mr. B. B. Lucas, of the Telegraph Hot«l, for competitioa"; among onr local batsmen daring the present season, is now on view at, thar. establishment of Mr. A. Grise^. maker and jeweller, and. has attracted":'' some attention of late. I...
SINGING FISH. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
SINGING FISH. The scisYia, a Iittia aiz-iccii chub variety of the lagoons of Italy, sticks its ieid above tfco water and sings a dainty 3033 equal to thai of soma species of warbling birds. Irigla hirando (the sea swallow) is knowa to e7ery Ssherman of the Danube and the Simla by the peculiar grunting nobe it makes. Irigla nolitan3 casks? a whining noise lifce a pappy, -shils the eciatfia gather in bands to hold regnls? concerts, T7hjch no doubt originated the fable of the sirens. Some naturalists have Himed the coto of tha gurnard to that of the cncioo. Thrro are many different kinds of Ssh which .give utterance to mors or less musical toc»3. The maigre, a large sea fish, whan sitimming in ohcals, utters a purring noise that may be heard from a depth of 20 fathoms. Lieutenant White, ia his " Toy age to the Cbiua Seas," relates thai his craw and himself were eztremely astonished by hearing certain musical notes from beneath and around the vessel. They were various, like tfc« bass no...
THE DOCTOR'S ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
THE DOCTOR'S ADVICE. j " Have you no pen and ink T7 said a doctor to a poor woman, whose boy be w«s attending. "No." " Well, I have Io»t my pencil; give me a bit of chalk.7" The doctor chalked a pre- ci iption on the door telling her to give it to her son wh> n be awoke. " Take it, my boy, take ii," said tl.e old wo man, lifting tho door' fiom ila hinges and carrying it to the poor I oy when h» opi ned his uyes. " I don't know how you are to do, but the doctor says it is gnod and yon had be'br | try to bolt it." , ? . ^ The total of British tralepassing tho Mini's of Gibraltar is about £214.000,003 annually. (if this the purely Nedittmucaji commerce in orer £37,000,000.
NEWS IN BRIEF. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Qaeen has consented to be god mother to the infant son of his Excel lency Lord Lamington. Arrangements are being made by the Homo Secretary for the return to China of all Chinese lepers. The Home Secretary, in deference to the wish of the Southern colonies, has slightly altered the tick quarantine boundary line. As a result of the analysis in the case of the blacks who recently died at Kedron Brook, strychnine has bien jound. By a fall of rock in the lib. I North Phoenix Mine at Gympie, & miner named Joseph Anderson was killed and two others badly injured. A man named Stewart, lately em ployed as wardsman at the lsisford Hospital, committed suicide by hanging himself. An immense supply of artesian water has been struck in the Quambetook bore, near Kynuna. Another specimen nugget, weighing 66 ounces, has been found at the new | rush on the Etheridge. ! The strike of carpenters at Coolgardie has been won, by the men, the employers consenting to give the £4 1...
A STREET CAR INCIDENT [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
A STBEET CAE INCIDENT He W33 a little man, hoi bis firm, quick step and ersct haad showed ihat he had weighed aistesa ounces to the poccd and 3iad all the eao52eacs of a man weighing SCO oocnda. Ha stopped oa tha ccmsr till a sirsst car csms alaa^ and stepped aimard The car was fall and geTeaal people rrsrs standing. He tooa bald of a strap aa.l looked over tie crowd, and caw thai: savers! wcjnea were aiandiogr, whilaa number oI edsh wcra occupying comfortable seats. It riled him to sea i'S, and whsa his eyn fall upon a pale-faced little woman folding oa to a strap while a large lazy-locking man sat sea? by, he could not rssaaia silent. . . ? j "Sea icrs," said ha to thabig man, "Issse as, a lady standing, while joa ha73 a saat." J " Yes," said tie hijj area. * " Well, don't you think yon oaght to jrco up j your seat to this woman, who has probably been j hard afc work daring the sbj p j "So." ] '. Yoa don't f ? j MI do cot." . i " Well," aaid the little man, as bs brwsd : himself, ...
SPORTING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
. NOTES. SPOitxxi,». [Br CHASBERAI..} -JEStoin^flfltters ste^a bit quiet..at pre Bent now-tiiat tEa^Jj'ST "timbBr,raPo«? are over, and attention is graStisHy beuigj paid towards tiHjSafc- divMoR_racetfi5vT'6W' &lt;®. the big Spring-events. ^ Trainers are preparing their charges to that end, bat before the&' evants take place the Epsom and Metropolitan have got to be pot through The declarations of Monday last left 46 in out of 96 nomi nations for the Epsom, and the most likely to give a good account of themselves, as -trail as being very mnch fancied by the public, are Valiant^ Cremorne. Messmate, Hopscotch and Response ; and ef these I myself prefer Valiant and Messmate. However, there will still be ample time to make a final selection liv Saturday next. As for the .Metropolitan, they have also thinned out, but not quite enongh to my fancy to select one from, as snnie very speedy ones are left in. such as Trne Blue. Valiant, Trentham, The Skipper, and Akarini, and o...
MAD FREAKS OF A MILLIONAIRE. A SECOND MONTE CHRISTO. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
MAD FREAKS OF A MILLIONAIRE. A SECOND MONTE CHRISTO. 1 Edward Drouin, the millionaire, ex-president of Philadelphia Commercial Exchange, is familiarly known as the second Count of Monte Clmsto. He carries immense rolls of crisp bank Dotes about him, and these he uses as a child would its toys, simply to make fun for himself. The polite have had to caution the reckless millionaire to step his furious driving. He drives in a rubber-tyred roadcart. The othmr day he appeared on his porch drtssed in regulation cow boy fashion, with sombrero, flannel shirt, tall boote, and a double-barrelled gun in his lap, by at'ooW. took cppsstU side ox tii® street, a tragedy was iae3icBi»iilj ' esjxwted. But, tha gaa' was. only his new«k I met/ho-si of aia-ususg Sjimsej?. Ths catalogna of , 'his ecc&itssttics 's'ewe; tfc«y\ to-j25 exhibited in -Circs, i£st» c?*Sfa.WUfifrsaa?' of iMScjorfisa^tSrSJBi'a&l erauiy' c»~i=gs-oa tiat -iaa ever eShibitad by wjroiwoufciSite of a lunatic ssylum. T...
CORRESPONDENCE. MITCH[?] AND WARREGO RABBIT BOARDS. UNFAIR COMPARISONS. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
CORRESPONDENCE. :and^Tgo RABBIT BOajto UNFAIR COMPARISONS. i Tothellditor.... 7*§jSfcf ^av® just seen a copy of the rninnte^oHilgJn,,t meetfftffof fhe Mitchell Babbit IBoarfT'^S^^og^otlie minutes, Mr. Young, in refarriijg^^®- superinten dent (Kr.Chas. M,adean)^s5iaSc' "The feet of the pnees-at\yhic&s^or^' was done by this (the Mitchell) BoafS-t* compared with that of the Warrego Board -£10 per mile against £13 per mile for attaching netting, and £29 against £39 per mile-was reason enough, for the re tention of Mr. Miicleatfs serviceg." I do not know Mr. Young, but I take it for granted that he is not a silly man bow could he and be a member o£ tha Mitchell RabbitBoard ?-but I venture to say that his anjnment is as silly as can be imagined. What lias the price per mile to do with cheapness if the condition* are not the same ? Any person with a know ledge' of tha country over which fences run in both Board's districts knows that nn as average, the fences in the: .Wan-ego, dist...
MACREADY ANECDOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
fMACREADY ANECDOTES, Mapready «n one of mft-t forties* actois at rehearsals, and was often an enigma to Actors, On one occasion he was playing Vir ginias, in which Lis natural and colloquial ptjle threw the actors off tl eir j;us»rd. | One in particular imagimd tl.e .' st it" be addressing him in Familiar cun»&lt;j;*al too. For instance, the lines " Uo yon wait tor roe to lead Virginia in i , Or will yon do so ?" m re spoken very naturally, and the aclor replied ; '? Oh, I don't mind, Sir Macready, just a$ 3jou like." Another instance ocP'OT^d whi n he was re hearsing " William Tell." The- line was : " Do you shoot .. A little," was the auswur } " but I don't fancy them cros>l.ows, i?V- Mac rcady, though I'm fond of a gnu." , " give yon an order,w «aict the: shopkeeper to a commercial traveller. " I'm quite overstocked.'1 " I^eb me nt least show you my ."ample?," said the traveller. " Spare yourself the trouble. 1 can't look at tlienj." " Then will you allow me to look si...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Charleville Courier — 29 August 1896
V WASTED I ISITOBS TO BRISBANE to fcnewl flrat | Ifethewson ancl Co. fThe Original THOMAS MATttEWSON Proprietor) give 12 Satin finished CABI NETS and a Lovely ENLARGEMENT (in opal or otherwise) for 10s 6d. Remember-Only ONE Address. (NO Branched). It ia next Royal Bank, nearly opposite tha Opera House, QUEEN STREET. . v ' Arrival ,oif UTe w Shipments SPRING AND SUMMER. CHAPM&N & CO. ARE now Showing, in every Section, a MAGNIFICENT COLLEC TION OP NOVELTIES, For Early Season Trade. NEW PRINTS. NEW ZEPHYRS. NEW PRINTED MUSLINS. NEW CHINE CREPONS. ; NEW SILK ZEPHYRS. . PLISSE CREPONS." . PRINTED LAWNS. METAL PRINTED SATEENS. ; . GRASS LAWNS. A .Splendid Variety of JAPANESE SILKS, in'White and Evening Shades, at tely low prices. A Fiue Collection of SUNSHADES, in the latest effects, including the New Stripes and Chines. LACES AND RIBBONS.-Do not fail to see oar Stock of Ribbons and Laces.- Arno time have we had such a Fine Assortment. LACE COLLARS.-Guipnre, Silk:, and Mns...