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St. Patrick's [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
St. Patrick's. j; At 11 o'clock mass on Sunduy tho cere mony of blessing tho new church and con vent will be performed by t he Right Rev. Dr. Byrne, Bishop of Bathurst, assisted by the Rev. 'Father Byrno (President of St. Stanislaus' College, Bathurst), in conjunc tion with Archdeacon D'Arcy, assisted by the Rev. Futhcr Goll, and porhaps by other visiting clergymen. At tho 11 o'clock sci vice -a collection ' will b'! taken in aid of tho church, A special choir has been trained for the occasion, and will bo assist ed by Miss Donnelly of Bathurs.t. Wo regret to report the demiso of Mr. Herb. Manning, sou of tho proprietor of tho Dabbo 'Dispatch,' who died yesterday of consumption. Deceased was aged 34
IN DARKEST NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
IN DARKEST NIGHT. It was in the far and frigid North, where the aurora borealis lights up the icy wastes. ' Say !'— the voice of the elder Esqui maux carried a world of menance in its tone. ' Does that young fellow from 'Upper Navik intend to stay all night V The eldest daughter of the house of Husky tossed her head. ? rar Her-pretty lips formed into a pout. 'How can you talk soP He hasn't been here more than two months, and you know it 1' The old. man remembered the four mpnths of darkness yet to be, and, as he heard the courting couple put more blubber on the fire, groaned, but said no more.
A COMEDY IN A BARBER'S SHOP. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
A COMEDY IN A BARBER'S SHOP. A funny inoident ocoured in a Sydney hairdresBing establishment the other evening. A man went into the shop to be shaved, and was duly placed into the torture and lathered. In front of him was a large mirror, through whioh was reflected all that took place at the baok of the shop. , What was the amazement' of the man being shaved when he saw another individual calmly get upr ? pay the barber, and walk off with a' nice new bowler hat whioh- the latest arrival had 'plaoed on the peg a moment or two before. The man in the chair waited a few seconds, thinking the other would find out the mistake, but, as he did not return, up jumped the justly indignant owner of the hat, and heedless :of the fact that his face was plastered with lather, he rushed out into George street, the barber's towel still stuck round his neok. He did a fifty yards' ' Carrington 1 down the street, and the sight was an extraordinary one. It was as great a treat for the youngsters as the ...
A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT. A certain member of Parliament once went down to the House intent on delivering a great oration, but he lost his manuscript somewhere within the pre cints of the House. It was picked up by another ^member of - mischievous propensities, who, seeing an opportunity for a good practical joke, forthwith conveyed his unexpected 'find.' 'to Sir Thomas Wyse. The latter gentleman at once sougut tne seclusion or a committee room, where he diligently applied himself to the task of learning the speech by heart. This accomplished, he returned to the House, and watched for an oppor tunity of taking part in the debate. ,The chance came at length, and the' ' stolen thunder' began to reverberate through the Chamber, to the great delight of a number of members who had been let into the secret. The original owner, of the speech was flattered at first, but when as the oration proceeded he came to recognise his own well-rounded and familiar phrases, his face assumed suoh a comica...
A Queen, Yet Withal a Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
A Queen, Yet Withal a Woman. Wilhelmina, the independent, and deoidedly up-to-date little Queen of Holland, has promptly Bet about manag ing her own affairs, as well as those of her kingdom. First; of all, she has attended to that detail in every woman's life — even a queen's — of beooming en gaged, and, like ine jpise young woman she is, has permitted her heart to rule, and has^saleoted for the future Prlnoe Consort a man who is in love with her and whom Bhe is deeply in love x ith. The Queen's ohoioe is her oousin, Prince William of Wied, a young man, hand some, athletio, and devoted to Wilhel mina since her girlhood. ? 1 '
Electric Walking-Sticks. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Electric Walking-Sticks. A novelty in walking sticks is one whioh is at the same time an eleotric light. Its interior is filled with the necessary chemicals, while its top is an incandeacent bulb, whioh has a protec tive covering of nickel or silver, re movable at a touch upon a string. Within the oane is a battery into whioh the poles extend, not far enough to touoh the aoid, but when the cane is slightly inclined the aoids attack the sines and the bulb is lighted by the eleotricity which io generated. By this contrivance waste is prevented.
Coloured Glass Makes Plants Bloom. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Coloured Glass 'Hakes Plants Bloom. Remarkable effects of light of different colours upon growing vegetables have been obtained in experiments by Oaitiille Flammarion, the Frenoh astronomer. He experimented with bands of light thrown upon successive strips of soil in whioh plants were set. It wka shown that plants grown in a ' red hothouse beoome in a given time four times as big as tnose exposed to ordinary sunugnt. The poorest development — practically amounting to a failure — was obtained under blue glass. Lettuce under blue and green glass did poorly ; under red glass it ran up like Jaok's Beanstalk, blooming fifteen days earlier than under white glass. Indian oorn, under red glass, measured 18 inohes, under green 8in., and under blue 6in. Beans flourished under white and red glass, but perished under green and blue.
A CONVENIENT TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
? A'CoNVEittBNi TablbH When the housewife haB no scales -the 'followiflg' table. vttill'be fouftdTo .b'e.'very- convenient:— ? ?' .- ' t . One fluid aunoe contains tWo table spoonfuls. ? - ? . . One draohm, or sixty drops, make's a teaflpoonful. '. One full tablespoonful'of moist sugar, or two of flour, or powdered sugar, weigh one ounce. ; ' One liquid ' gill- equals four - fluid, ounoes. . ' One fluid ouuee (a ojuarter of a gill) equals eight drachms. ' A pieoe of butter as large as a small egg weighB two ounces. - - Nine large or twelve small eggs weigh one pound without the shells. '? . One level teacupful of butter, dr moist sugar weighs half a pound.
Household Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Household Hints. ? ' Nothing wlil fry orisp if it iSjWet. Egg and- btaad crumbing should be done fifteen minuteir, and flouring, im mediately before frying. A frying basket should not be -allowed to touoh the bottom bf the pan) A hotj clear fire', is indispensable to success in broiling ' - ' ? r ' a. gridiron or wire Drouer.inoma. oe cleaned thoroughly every time it- is used. .. ? A gridiron should be heated hot and rubbe'd with suOt, or other; fat, before the m6at is pUt on' it. ...???? ? All broiled meats should'be served a8 soon as they are'' oooked. ' ; ! The same broiler must not'be used for meats and fish. ; To make' light, flaky pie crust all - the ingredients must be very cold as well as properly mixed. Too great heat causes' a meringue' to rise and then fall,- inakifig cjjfc. /leathery and thin. - Rub the top of cake with a little dry flour, and the icing . will adhere . more readily: ? ,' ?? : ?' - '
A Lucerne Pest In the Hunter District. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
A Lucerne Pest in the Hunter District. For the last ten or twelve years, the farmers in the Hunter River district have been troubled by a small cater pillar that appears early in September, and right through the spring and summer makes havoc of the lucerne paddooks. Not only do the caterpillars eat the young foliage, hut they nind the leaves together with silken threads in a way that seriously retards the growth of the -crop. Under instructions of the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, the Entomolo gist visited Morpeth and Maitiana to collect specimens of the pest in all its stages, with the view of suggesting a remedy. Mr. Frogatt finds that the caterpillar is the larva of a moth of the leaf rolling Tortricid group, a well-known inseot described some years ago as Tortrix glaphryiana. In their 'native state several speoies of these moths are found in the New South Wales bush, the cater pillars feeding on various indigenous trees, but it is only during recent years that any have come unde...
DAIRY NOTES. The Improvement of New South Wales Stock. PART I. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
DAIRY NOTES. ] The Improvement of Htw Sontli Wales Stock. Prom the Agricultural Gautte ofiN.S. By M. A. O'CaLliaghan. ? part 1/ Th£rk seems to be a ooniensus ofropinion that our. dairy cattle require more con stitution' and' more udder development, and our average, horse , more g'tdutneas and souridness. in 'order tp bring them up ..to. a standard worthyf;of the great, industries they represent, TheStatistical Registrar of New. South Wile's: shows that at the end 'oi.-;,1896 thefo ' were' 400,183. dai'y cattle (-which, we -take it, did not include calves oir yeaplingfl)j and 1,825,980 ordinary cattle, i (including' calves) in this colony. The $airy'cowg;; show an increase o'f: 4-1, 77S oh the pre'' vious years' figure^r'and '.wb djrrftit think that we shall be faf wrong in saffibg thatj. there are close ondixlf;.a milliah oowsr used for dairying iiftljpvir South Wales at; the-pretient inofoStr; JMiii wttld in-S elude a nihnbeij.-oT dktiSe that^ire at: present only partislly uied for...
The Romance of a Banknote. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
The Rofiarn itf a Banknote, j In the year lfiO one of 'the director# of the Bank V)f '£iiglaiid---a man of un impeachable' lioiiour-v-loBt a- banknote for £30,000,- ' under . peculiar circum stances. ' - It seems he had boaght an estate for that sum 6f mor.oy, and, for odnvetiienoe ?ake, obtained a.note for that amount.' As he was about to put'it under lock and key after; he -reached home, he was oalled out'of.' the;- room, whereupon;..^ he thought; he? plaoed it upon , (he mantelpieoe;- _ Upon returning, a few. minutes later, the note had disappeared. It could not have-been stolen, -for no one had entered the room ; whereupon he concluded that it had been blown into the fire and had been consumed. . He. laid the' matter before the officers of thb Bank,- and. they reissued a riote fon-the same amount, he giving bonds to reimburse. the Bank if the note should ever be presented for payment. ? Thirty years after, when he had long been dead and his estate- distributed am'ong his heir*,,...
TOMMY'S GRIEVANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
/ TOMMY'S GRIEVANCE. Tommy is a very precocious boy, and he has an answer for almost any one. A few mornings ago his father was talking to him about sleeping late in the morning. ' Pa,' said Tommy, ' do you know that light travels 136,360 feet per second?' ' Yes,', said the father, ; ' but what of that ?' _ . . ' Why, if it goes as fast as that, is it any wonder that it gets up in the morning before. I do ?' asked Tommy. | And the father subsided. Why are clergymen always well off? — Because they are never without a surplus.
A Bishop Who Won a Steeplechase. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
A Bishop Who. Won a Steeplechase. The officers of a certain cavalry regi .ment stationed in a cathedral town, annually hold a regimental racemeeting, which usually attracts a large number of spectators. Once, while the sports were in progress, the Bishop of the diocese - happened to be riding over the Downs, blissfully unconsoiouB' of the proxmity of the festive cavalrymen, until a tnunaering or noors caused mm to 1001c round to behold several horsemen rapidly bearing down upon him and yelling for him to clear out of the way. His horse, an old steeplechaser, however, in spite of his lordship's frantic struggles, joined in the race, and taking the hit between his teeth led the way down the course, and his worthy master had the utmost difficulty in keeping his seat, and soon found himself clasping his steed round . the neck, and in that position sailed .first past the post amid vooiferous cheers. The officers were so tickled with the inoident that they unanimously insisted on his lord...
Her Majesty's State Coachman. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Her Majesty's State Cotchman. Mr. Miller, who retired recently, had spent thirty-.oue years in Her Majesty's stables, the last nine of which he had served as State ooaohman, so that hehad driven nearly every orowned head in Europe. He was enthusiastic on the subjeot of the Queen's judgment of a horse, and in the old days, when he was a stable-boy, remembers when Her Majesty would ?ome - eaoh morning, accompanied by Prince Albert, and notice every horse in 1 turn, giving sugar to he^favourites. Many a'time he has driven the cele brated oream-coloured horses, and though there has never been an acoident, Mr. Miller sometimes' wonders at this immunity ; for the oheering, boisterous applause, the-band playing, and gun firing which take place during a Royal progress is distinctly trying to horses' nerveB^' ? After the anxious Diamond Jubilee Day it is delightful to hear that witji all the thousands of private, political, and public duties and: thoughts whioh must be carried in the Queen's...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
.v Itching Piles. . Nothing spoils a good disposition quicker, Nothing taxes a man's patience; - Like any irritation of the skin, Piles almost drive you crazy, -All day they make you miserable, - All night they keep you awake. ) Just the same with eczema. . . , ! Such miseries are daily decreasing. \ People are learnine thev can be cured. Vr Learning the merit of Doan's Ointmout. _ Plenty of proof that Doan's Ointment will cure piles, -' ? Eczema or any irritation of the skin. Here is a testimony from Mrs. Keating of Percy St. this town, as to the value of -Doan's Ointment. ' My husband suffered from piles, which were a source of groat pain and annoyance to him.' (Those who have this irritating complaint can well re alize the truth of the latter -expression). * He lately procured some of Doan's Oint ment at Hinvest's pharmacy and used it. He now speaks very highly of its merits, for as he says it gave him great relief in his vexatious trouble.' ' Doan's Ointment is splendid in all d...
Government Gazette Notices. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Government Gazette Noiices. Notice is giveu of. tbe revocation of llio tempdriiry reserve iu . tho land, district of . ? Wellington : — Part of travelling stock and camping re serve 2,067, notified: 16th Juuo, 1884. ^ County of Gordon^ parish of Veecli, area 1 acre 3 roods. That part within the follow ing boundaries : Commencing at tho south west corner of nortion 101: and bounded thcnce by 'a lino bearing south 89 dogrecw 32 minutos 42 chains 96 links ; tliouco by u, line boaring north 83 links ; tlieucu l-y a lino bearing south 89 dogroes 22 minutes cast 42 chnins 96 links, to tho point of com. mejcemcut. . Meetings of tho Local Land Boards, under tbe provisions of tho Crown Lands Act of. 1884, will bo hold in tho court- houses at — Oberon (Bathurst District) — ?6th July, 1899. . ' ' Lithgow— 7th July, 1899. Trunkey (Carcoar Disfcriot) — 12th and 13th July, 1899. . Orange— 19th July, 1899. : ?* Wellington — 25th and 26th J uly, 1899. - Cumnock (Molong District)— 8 th August, 1899....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Acting Like Magic. * His Trouble was Constipation— Years a Sufferer— Dr. Morse's Indian Boot Pills aro ' Tried and Found Best of all Medicines. When an elderly gentleman had has bad health for many years and tried numerous remedies, you can generally rely upon his judgment in such matters. Thus, when Mr. T. Thorp, 51 Steward-street, Bichmoud, Victoria, writes a letter such as the follow ing, which we have received from him, ho does not do. so hastily, but after careful thought I have experienced great benefit from the use of Dr. Morse's Indian Boot Pills, which I tried for habitual constipation, from which I have been a sufferer for many years. As I have tried many remedies for thiB common complaint, I am in a position to testify that they are the boBfc medicine I have ever taken.. I never -had anything to go bo well through the system, and to set mo right bo quickly. AIbo, they act very agree ably, never. causing paifr, as in the case with so many cures for indigestion. I would adv...
Differential Rates. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
Differential Rates. An unfair adjustment of railway rates has lately come under our notice (says the ' Orange Leader ') which we think might well engage the attention of our Progress Association, and perhaps more particularly the Farmers Association, as it vitally affects the extention of our produce trade out west. To wit, on third class goods : From Syduey to- Bourke, 503 miles, £6 per ton: from Orange to Bourke, ,311 miles, £7 14s per ton ; from Sydney to Cobar, 459 miles, £7 per ton Orange to Cobar, 267 miles, £7 I63 9d per ton ; Sydney to Nyngan, 877 miles, £6 per ton; Orange to Nyngan, 185 miles, £5 6a 3d per-, ton. ? This- rate covers ironmongery, grocery, crockery, etc., and is distinctly in favor of the big Sydney firms, and simply helps to build np a commercial system of centralisation which is always being deplored, and makes a city like Sydney a hnge vampire that is constantly sucking the blood out of the country. There is no reason why, under impartial rates, all the Sy...
A MATTER OF BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 6 July 1899
A MATTER OF BUSINESS. j She was an aristocratic but vinegar faced lady, and she had called on her friend Mrs. Grindstone. ' He's a charming little fellow, Mrs. Grindstone,' she said, referring to Willie Grindstone junior. ' Only five years old, you say ? You'll give me a kiss, won't you, Willie ?' Willie did not evince any signs of eagerness to comply with the request, but he kissed her. ' That's a good boy,' said the visitor j ' but what are you holding in your hand so tightly ?' 'It's a shilling mamma give me,' said the truthful Willie ; 'she said she 'spected you'd want to kiss me, and I told her I wouldn't do it for less.-'