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POLITICAL PIPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
POLITICAL PIPS. Stevenson, who gained the Nor thumberland seat at the last jjenerul election, -is a journa list by profession and an old hand at politics, having eat for Durham pre viously. He is well on in life, bsiDg up in the seventies, but is still pos sessed of as much vitality as rf man of 40. He went through his campaign last election unassisted, riding 60 and 60- miles daily on horseback. . He's one of those sort of men you could not kill with a meat-axe. When poor A. GL Taylor, the tal on ted, gifted and brainy sin of young Australia, opposed the Premier for King Division, he held wonderfully enthusiastic meetings, and thousands as8embleil to hear him nightly. His denunciation of the Eeid Ministry took wonderfully well with the ma jority of the crowd, and he had no compeer in New South Walea in ' dressing down'1 an. opponent, Mili/en, the little gent, who boasted that he frightened Toby from contest in* the Boarke seat, ia going to run for Bourke again, although when the ' ...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
COMMERCIAL. The following retail . prices wero ruling, in Gundogai yosterdny : — Maize, 3s 2d per bushel. OalB, 2a 9d*pur bushel. Barley, 4a por bushel. Chuff, 3a to 4a per owt. Hay, £4 10s per ton. Hrun, lOdpor luif-liel. Pollard, 10.1 per bushel. Potatoes, lla por cirt. Onious, 3d por lb. Eggs, OJ to 7il pur dozen. Bauon, local 7tl, Budalk '9d. per lb. Choeao, 7-1 por lb. ... Butter, Is per 11?.
MR. BARNES' SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
MR. BAKNES' SOCIAL. The smoke concert tendered to our member, Mr. Barnes, by bi.i friends and supporters at Cootamundra on Monday evening last, was a big suc cess, over 80 gentlemen being present.. The chair was occupied by Mr. J. Fiaher, who, in eulogistio terms, pro posed the health of the guest of the evening. Mr. Barnes, in responding, thanked the people for what they Lad done for him at last election ; ho was proud of the position he occupied, and would always endeavour to serve tiie electors faithfully. ' Parliament'' was proposed by ? Mr Pink stone, and respondtd to by Mr. Denaldson, the member for Tumut, Mr. P. McGuire proposed ' The Agricultural nnd Pas toral Industries,' and Mr. John O'Donnell responded, whilst Mr. W. , II. Sibthorpe responded to the toast of ' The 'Visitors,' ' The Press' was responded to by Mesws Doiiig- (of the Liberal), Mr. Pinkstone (Heuald), lilirj . W TT Plihf hnprtn /fjTTVTtiaAT Independent). ' The Chairman' was proposed, by Mr. E. Perry and duly r...
INDECENT EXPOSURE AT BRUNGLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
INDECENT 'EXPOSURE AT BKUNGLE. The charge preferred against ono Edward Jones, fer wilful exposure at Brungle, on 14th September last, in view of a couple of our sable Austra lian sisters, was heard before the P.M. on Monday last, and was dismissed on a technical point raised by Mr. Griffin, defendant's solicitor. Immediately after accused was discharged he was ar rested within the precincts of the court and another charge laid against him for wilful exposure. Mr. Griffin spoke strongly against the arrest of hia client for tho Bame offenca for which he bad been previously discharged. He was not prepared to go on with the case then, and asked for a postponement to enable him to get some important evi dence. ? A remand for 14 days was granted, accused being allowed bail, self in £20, and one surely of £20.
THE MURRUMBIDGEE AFFRAY. FISHING IN ENCLOSED WATERS. ALLEGED ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. ACCUSED BEFORE THE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
THE MURRUMBIDGEE AFFRAY. FISHING IN ENCLOSED WATERS. ALLEGED ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. ACCUSED BEFORE THE COURT. On Monday laat (before the P.M.', at Gundagai Police Court) Walter Good-' win, on remand, was charged with '?assaulting Constable Ferguson while in the execution of his duty at Kimo on 27th Sept. last. Mr. Griffin sppeared for accused, who pleaded not guilty. The arresting constable's evidence, taken at the previous hearing of the case, was read. ,- First-class Constable Ferguson^ de posed : On Tuesday, 27th ultimo, I saw accused in the Murrumbidgeo River ; I called to him, and ho paddled over towards the 'bank where I- was standing; I said to Mm, 'You're at your old game aguin, Goodwin ;' he said, ' What game is that ?' I said, ' Fishing with a net ;' he said, 'Who are you ?' 1^ said, '- Constable Fer guson ;' I eoid, ' I am going to lift the nets and take them out of the water ;' he said, ' You dare touch thosenets ;' he pulled down the river and we went along the bank to ...
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
/MINING On Saturday we were shown some very nioe specimens of htone, showing gold freely to the naked eye, by Mr. Dale, which came from that gentle man's claim', situated not a great dis tance from the Princo of Wales.- Mr. Dale expects to get out a crushing shortly, and- anticipates a handsome return. Mb.' Gboth lins struck something very good over behind the cemetery at South Gundagai. - Thp. news of tho terrible acsident at the Gibraltar Mine, on Sat urday night, vaa received in to.wn with, great re gret, and much Bympathy.is expressed for the unfortunate man's wife and ohildron. Mining matters at Captain's Flat are very flat at present, and Mr. O'Sullivan, member for Queanbeyan, has actually asked for Mr. Creer to be sent up to the Flat to inquire into and alleviate the distress existing among the minors there at the present lirao. ? Oxe of the very be »t poor man's claims in New South Wales, is that perhaps of Mr Wm. Blade's, at Bushy Hill. Sines tnkirfg it up about 12 months a...
MUSICAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
MUSICAL. The mombors of the Premior Band evidently moan business. Fivo now instruments have been orderod, and, at a meeting of the members held on Monday, evonii g, Messrs T. Judd, P. Twcedio', and W. Elliott wore ap pointed a- sub-committee to draw up rules and by-laws, to bo submitted to elected secretary and Mr. Elliott treasurer, and the committee will com prise the whole of tho members of the Baud. There are now six compet n-j players in this Band and also .several learnerg, who are progressing fav-r- \bly under Mr Elliott's tuition. .
MILITARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
. ? MILITARY. . Pendino tho passing of .Eslimafes (says th« Ttiarur Times) by the Gov ? eminent, arrangements for the organ isation of a troop of the Australian T.I On 4'. 1 TiM*ai» in 'Vlinrl ll f Ji n xrn ¥r\ vom n i n in abeyance. Dr. Mason had an in terview with. Mr. Mackay when visit ing Sydney latdly, but could get no definite information as to what might bo dono in the matter. He says from what ho could glean he is of opinion that the Government aro averse to in creasing tliO voto so as to permit of the starting of various fresh troops it is being Bought to have established.
WYALONG RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
WTALONG KACES. Wyalong races opened- on Monday with a good attendance. The weather was hot and dusty. Fallowing are the results : — Opening Handicap, Sun bonnet, 1 ; Twilight 2 ; Gipsy Girl, 3. Amalgamation Stakes, Bareena, 1 ; Ta Ta, 2 ; Noon, 3. October Handi oap, Twilight, 1 ; Bareena, 2 (only two started.) Welter Handicap, Boomerang, 1 ; Noon, 2 ; Walnut, 3.
A Witty Response. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
A Witty Resnonse. A young man, clad in homespun, was standing near the National Gal lery the other day, when he was accosted by one of a half-a-dozen genteely-dressed idlers with ' Just arrived in town ?' ' Yes, and a great place it is,' re plied the countryman. ' 'Tis so,' said another. ' How is your mother?' he continued, bent on sport with the young Yorkshire man. 1 Well, she's pretty well,' he re plied ; ' she's sent me up on busi ness.' 'Ah, what kind of business ?' con- tinued a third. ' Why,' said the young man, 'she wanted me to come' up and look about for half-a-dozen of the biggest fools in London, as she wanted to educate 'em, and now I think I've got my eyes on 'em.' The next moment the Yorkshire man had the pavement to himself.
Lost and Won. CHAPTER V (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
Lo$ and Won. ' CHAPTER V (Continued.) . 1 1 do not know how to apologise to you,' he said. 'I an afraid to ask what you think of me. I really thought you were but a mere child.' ;?;' I am the most miserable girl in the whole world !' I cried. ' That is sad news,' he said gently. '-? W.e must try to remedy it. By what name mu§t_Ia\lL the most miserable girl in theworid ?' :.'; ? ' My name is Maude Eyton,' was .'. the brief reply.. \ ''?''.' 'So I thought. But rriy mother .. 'spoke of you as a mere child. That \ 'misled me. So you are Lady Eyton. -s My dear cousin, let me give you a \hearty, honest, loving welcome home.' ?r-. \ .'Are you Sir Galahad?' I asked. X'JYes, I am Sir Galahad, the re dresser of your wrongs, Lady Maude.' -Ah, I could- not complain of his \ . mother to him, so I simply answered— 'I cannot help being unhappy. Everyone dislikes me — nay, hates me ' — and I am, therefore, most miserably in the way. I wish that I had died when a child, ' I can never be happy —I can...
No Agent's Fee That Time [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
No Agent's Fee That Timc|^HH ' People who peruse in thn papers jDH^H mdverUsenmntts of a -matrimonial agc^^^^^H lM^J^-4U^MUy^Umi__u4i and exclaim in horror at the Idea, of I marriage arranged by such instrumen tality, and very ,ofteu loudly' dt^ ?ploro the number of victims who flnust fall a prey to the seductive announce- ^ ments we insert on behalf of our client--; but;' continued the Individual who him self made no secret of how lit eurnixl his fees, ' 1 ean assure you that, al though our customers tiro many, t^it number of those who in any way sulti'i' from our enterprise Is remarkably small. ' Scores of people there are wlm ad- . '.-., vertlse or reply to advurtlHemcnts for _.-C husbands or wives who .do so 'juhi i'or 'I fun,' and of those who communicate ^m with us in earnest a great 'number arc |fl 'sharpers' who, unaware of the fact ^M that they will probably be answered by ^B persons of the same class, seek our aid ^ with often very annislii£ results.1. ? J 'Not long ago I ...
(ld Phrases. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
Old Phrases. The slang phrase, 'by the holy poker,' Is a popular abbreviation of a-n oath, which became common during the Cru sades. ' By the holy sepulchre' was In the mouths of all ^Englishmen during the two centuries that the Crusades went on. 'To knock the spots out of anything' is an allusion to the tradi tional skill1' of Western cowboys and famous rifle shots, who ?would Bboot the spots out of a card held between the fingers of a friend. 'To be in a brown study' Is a corruption of brow study, a study requiring much thought and contraction of the brows.
Business-like. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
Business-like. The beggars of Paris have a ' Direc tory of : Benefactors' — consisting of two editions — a small one at— thEee.^ francs. | and a large one for is'Kricrancs. Tlfefiij give' the names of persons- known to b!S benevolent, also their religion, theiifl political faith, and the hours at whl^H they may be found at home, &c. The^ 'religious racket' Is very remunerative. it seems. An old ragpicker at Clichy la'tely confessed that last winter her child was baptised twelve times In Pro-* testant churches and ten times in Roman Catholic' ones ; each time the- mother received one franc and a new dress. When epidemics are raging; the beggar, aljks for contributions on the plea that his- or her offspring Is down with diph theria, fever, croup, &c., and many people quickly respond in order to get rid of what they believe to be a danger ous person.
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
Pith and Eoint. ;; The steeple of the Milan Cathedral Is 365ft. In height; ? ' .. The young Duke of Manchester has a fine collection of United States postase stamps. - .. A league for the elimination of foreign words from the French language has been formed in Paris. The total memDei'shlp of the Boys' Brigade for the United Kingdom is 35,000 , lads, with 2800 officers. The ' five nations of Europe' own ,( 2310 warships, mounting 88,209 guns, all .; ready for ' immediate service.' ., ? _^- Great Britajn requires £12,O6o]oOO worth of leather '^eyory. -year for the boots and shoes of its inhabitants. The only marble statue of the human -' figure with eyelashes Is the sleeping ' Ariadne In the Vatican, which was found in 1503. . '.'' ? V It has been ascertained that the Americans spend on education $2 40c. per inhabitant, the English ?1 30c, the French 80c, and the Germans 50c Dr. Campbell states that he has known remarkable cases of blind men falling In-- ? - love at first sight' and m...
Swiss Military Service. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
Swiss Military Sirvico. The men liable to military service in Switzerland number SOfl.OOO, according to recent statistics published by the Go vernment at Berne. Of them 233,000 are Incorporated In the active service and 270,000 kept on the rolls, to be called upon only in ciihu ul un exiraorainaz-y emergency. Of course, the regular army does not reach so formidable ii figure, but this represents the real force that Switzerland could place in the field whenever her Independence or the neu- I trallty of her;, territory should be men aced by any one of the European Powers. It Is known that the Swiss militia Is equal 'to a regular and stand ing army.
An Old Steamer. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
An Old Steamer. The oldest steamer in the world Is the Industry,' which was IjuIH in 1814, and piled for about sixty years on the Clydf, and was' finally laid up where 'she now lies. .Last year tlie engine, a side-lever one, with spur-wheel gearing, was taken out ana piacea in iteivinsme Park, at. Glasgow. The oltl boat Is fast oreak ing up, ana will dputotless shortly 'dis appear. The engine, however, will show to. future engineers what a side-lever engine Was like, and how It was con nected by gearing to the paddle-shaft,