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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

FUNERAL NOTICE. THE Friends of William Hagger and Mrs. S. Ewing are respectfully requested to. attend the funeral of their late father, which will leave his son's residence, North-street, on Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock. THOMAS COLLISON, Undertaker. WANTED AT ONCE TEAMS for DRAWING METAL and PLOUGHING UP ROAD. Apply at the work, FLEMING'S HILL, Near Wilberforce. FOR SALE BY TENDER. ALL that 60 ACRES of SPLENDID ORCHARD and FARMING LAND situate at SEVEN HILLS, and fronting the old Windsor Road, and adjoining the pro- perties of Messrs. James Cocks, Daniel Bryan and James Sherwood, being Simon Mould's 50 acres grant. Further particulars can be obtained from the undersigned. Tenders will be received up to 29th day of October, instant, addressed to WILLIAM WALKER & SON, Solicitors, Windsor. Wesleyan Church--Windsor Circuit. THE BEV. J. E.. CARRUTHERS, Chair- man of the District, will preach on Sunday next, 8th October, at Windsor, at ll a.m., Wilbirforce at 3, and Richmond at ...

Publication Title: Hawkesbury Advocate
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KURRAJONG RACE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

KURRAJONG RACE CLUB. The picnic races arranged by the above club., which have been anxiously looked forward to for a considerable time past, toot place on the club's   course at Kurrajong on Monday last (Pig) t-hour Day), when everything passed off splendidly, and the club have need to be proud of the success that crowned their efforts. Better weather could not have been picked, and by the very large attendance, it was evident that advantage had been taken of the glorious change. The   same familiar faces that are to be seen at most race meetings in tbe distiict   were present on this occasion, and   even the members of the fair sex were greater in number than on former occasions, which goes to show that the meetings of this club are not in any way going back. Since thé last meeting improvements that were thought necessary have been effected, and every convenience has been at- tended to to ensure comfort for all. The secluded spot ...

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MILITARY SPORTS. A Grand Success. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

MILITARY SPORTS. A Grand Success. Graced with beautiful weather the annual sports, promoted by Richmond Company of the 3rd Infantry Regi- ment eventuated on Saturday last on Bichmond Park, and proved most en- joyable and successful. Not alone was the programme of athletic events highly interesting, but it was so diver- sified and comprehensive as to please and gratify all tastes. The splendid band of the Begiment, under Band- master Daley, was in itself a decided attraction, and added in a very large measure to the pleasure of the pro- ceedings. The pavilion was crowded with spectators and there must have been nearly 9,000 people on the ground. The ommittee who have worked so hard to make the sports a success deserve high commendation. They are: - Captain Lamrock, Lieu- tenants Holborow and Greenwell, Color   Sergeant Johnston, Sergeant Bennett, Sergeant Inall, Sergeant Sly, Private Drayton, Corporal Brooks, Bugle- Major Travers, Sergeant Boughton, Bugler Spay, and Priv...

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SOCIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A most enjoyable dance was held at the School of Arts, Windsor, on Fri- day night last, promoted by the ladies of Windsor to finish a series of dances that have been held this season. The hall was nicely decorated for the occa- sion and everything passed off splen- didly. Miss Brown, as secretary, is to be complimented on the great suc- cess of the function, as the success of the dance was due principally to. efforts put forward by this young lady- Mr. E. P. Walker supplied first-class music on the piano, being occasionally relieved by some of the ladies present playing extras. An excellent supper was provided by the ladies, which comprised the daintiest of edibles, and was evidence of the ability of those responsible for this particular portion of the programme. Following is a list of those who were present and ' the costumes worn : Mrs. Cobcroft, black merveilleaux, chiffon trimmings; Mrs. Brown, black, white lace and jct trimmings; Mrs. W. Walker, black, Mrs. Holland, black merve...

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LOWER HAWKESBURY. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

LOWER HAWKESBURY. The annual tea-meeting in connection with the Lower Hawkesbury Wesleyan Church was held on the 20th inst., and as usual, proved a huge success. The s.s. Hawkes- bury which conveyed passengers from Sack- ville, and the s s. Surprise which ran from Peat's Ferry, brought some three hundred visitors between them. Too much praise cannot be,bestowed on those who provided the eatables and arranged the tables, and this was amply verified by the action of those who sat at them on the principle that " ac- tions speak louder than words." In the afternoon a meeting to inaugúrate the cen- tury fund in the district was held in the open -air. Several speakers, Revs. Car-   ruthers, J. Waddell, P. J. Stephen and J. Tarn, addressed the meeting to such effect that. 150 in cash, and promises was soon realized. At the conclusion of the meeting the Surprise conveyed her passengers back to the Peat's Ferry Station. Tea was par- taken of by those who remained. After tea a co...

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Local Requirements. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

Local Requirements. A petition, signed by a very large number of the residents of the district and headed by Mr. J. J. Paine, Mayor of Windsor, is being prepared for presentation to the Secretary for Public Works, Air. E. W. O'Sullivan, asking' that the following matters be- attended to:-The bad Btate of the Bullridge Eoad from the foot of Gorrick's Hill to the nine mile post, the grade of the hill being too steep for traffic, and also drawing attention to the fact that the crossing places at Currency Creek and Howe's Creek   badly require proper bridges. The petition also pointed out that the country along these roads was being laid out with homesteads, and or- chards which would soon be in full bearing, and it would be necessary to have the road repaired, it being at present so cut up with the heavy traffic erased by wood carting,. &c., to make it almost impassable. : An en- quiry is asked for by the petitioners, and a special grant of money to carry out the n...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

Business. DRESSMAKING AND MILLINERY. Mrs. Harris INVITES the attention of the residents of the surrounding' district to have a look át her business in WINDSOR-STREET, RICHMOND. Latest Styles kept in Ladies' Sailor Hats. A Good Assortment of Ladies' Corsets. Dressmaking a Speciality. Fit and Style Guaranteed. Orders Neatly and Promptly Executed. Every Description of Ladies and Children's Clothing made on the Premises. A Trial Solicited. Pitt Town Bakery. Wm. GILLESPIE, (Proprietor), WILL be pleased to wait on families in the District, and guarantees every satisfaction. Bread Delivered Daily. "Best Roller Hour Used. W. G. begs to thank his numerons cus- tomers for their very liberal support in the past, and to assure them that it will still continue to be conducted on the same satis- factory lines as heretofore. W. GILLESPIE, Baker, Pitt Town. COMMISSION AGENT   A. JURD, - WHOLESALE - ^ FRUIT AND PRODUCE AGENT, Fruit Exchange, SYDNEY     &amp...

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A ROMANCE OF THE THAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A ROMANCE OF THE THAMES. N ATURE was looking at her best, for it was springtime. the bareness of winter       had disappeared     and the trees had     put on their fresh green leaves. It was refreshing to the eye to see the beautiful new tints The sun had not yet gained sufficient power to scorch the leaves and hedgerows to a darker   and less pleasing green. The larks were sing- ing away up in the azure sky. Tbe bees were also contributing their little share to the grand harmonious song that nature was singing to its Creator.   All this happiness seemed to mock Geoffrey Wilmot, the hero of our story. When we first see him he is idly floating down the stream in a frail Indian canoe., doing nothing, except now and then dipping in his paddle to keep his craft from drifting on to the bank. He seemed to be lost in a reverie, and it did not appear to be a pleasant one. He...

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A WONDERFUL MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A WONDERFUL MINE. There is a deep mine in Sweden (says the author of the " Rob Roy in the Baltic ") very celebrated for its ore, which is said to be the best in tbe world and is all brought to England. The Armstrong guns are made from this iron, because it is so tough that it may be rolled into a long strip and then coiled round a " man dril," or centre piece,and afterwards hammered so as to unite all the joints into the strong tube of a huge cannon. The mine is something like the slate quarries at Penrhyn, in Wales-a huge, open pit, the edgts of which are perfectly vertical, and go   down, down, down into the darkness five hun- dred feet below. The mouth of the pit is seven acres in extent-a terrible, vast chasm as you     peep over the edge. For three centuries men have been mining there and the deeper they dig the richer is the ore. If you took St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and set it in this pit, the cross on the top of the dome would sti...

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MEN AND THEIR WIVES [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

MEN AND THEIR WIVES Before marriage : Command me, my queen, even to the whole of my kingdom !" After : Thirty shillings for a new hat ? Agnes, yon must think I am made of money ! ^'HUL caasea UJj"^*Ttob>" Oh, no : bnt I cWt seatt^ttmt^wl^n^f hysterics any more."   " The giraffe has a tongue eighteen inches long," said Mrs. Talkmore. " And knows how to hold it, too," growled Mr. T. who had had a long curtain lecture the night before. Mrs. Soakleigh (sternly) : Will you kindly explain to me, sir, how yon can come home in   such a condition. Mr. Soakleigh ; Tishn't neshary. One   demonsthration'sh worth dosen explaaationsh I'm here. " I made these biscuits myself, William," said Mrs. Travers, with honest pride. " They look very nice, Amelia," replied Mr.   Travers, picking up one of them and making an effort to split it. "And they ara still hot. How long ago did you-ah-cast them ? " The superanuuated cricketer stood forth and anted...

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BRIEF BUT TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

BRIEF BUT TRUE.   A winning wile, a sunny smile, A feather ; A tiny talk, a pleasant walk Together. A little doubt, a playful pout, Capricious ; A merry miss, a stolen kiss Delicious. She asks mamma, consults papa. With pleasure ; And both repent their rash event At leisure.

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A WOMAN, A MAN, AND A BEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A WOMAN, A MAN, AND A BEAR. " Jack has always said that my physical courage first attracted him." This was one of Mrs. Jack's casual confidences, noted at a meeting of the Band, Gusset, and Seam,     and recalled by members of the society when they assemble for afternoon tea under the oaks of Burlinghame. *' Fort Whoop-Up is not exactly what you would call domesticated," Mrs. Jack continues, thoughtfully. " We arrived there at dusk - Aunt Pyncheon, Cousin Tom, and I-with tents, blankets, and a small arsenal of rifles and ammunition. " My aunt, from the back seat of the buckboard, surveyed the surroundings, and said, decisively, ' Please to have someone take me to my hotel.' " ' Yes, dear ; we will hail a passing cab and go at once,' I replied. " Just then a tall, lean man rose, ap-   parently from the abode and sage of the trail. He wore a frieze of grey felt, which bad once been a hat, held together by a rattlesnake band, and a dado of cartrid...

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HIS COOK. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

HIS COOK.     He waa a bachelor who kept house in a fine street in a city, both of which shall be nameless. One day be advertised for a cook. Twenty-five young women and ten old ones answered the advertisement. Amongt the 25 young women was a slim creature in the shabbiest shawl and bonnet there, with exactly enough flesh on her bones to hold them together, but a lady every inch of her. " Reference," he said to her as she sat before him. She took off a mended glove and showed him a forefinger rough as a nutmeg with much serving. " There's the only proof I have that I've been trying to earn an honest living," said she. " An odd reference for a cook," said he. " That's for character," said she. "I'll   show yon how I can cook. I'll give practical proof of that." " You are not a servant," said he. " Not yet. I mean to be. I've been sewing for a living, and I'm sick of it," said she. He looked at her from top to toe. " Family ?" " Myself only," he ...

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MAJOR ARABELLA REYNOLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

MAJOR ARABELLA REYNOLDS. The only woman who was ever commissioned   regularly in the United States Army is Major Arabella Macomber Reynolds. She is a dis-     tinct and conspicuous figure in the annals of war. Her services are mentioned twice in General Sherman's " Memoirs," and several pages regarding tbe services of Major Rey- nolds are to be found in the "Official Record   of the armies of Illinois in the Civil Conflict." Major Reynold's is better known in military circles in the west as Major Belle Reynolds. She lives on the Pacific shore, and she has a good local medical practice. No one on the   Pacific coast has so much attention at Grand Army of the Republic meetings , and every summer she is invited to attend all Grand Army of the Republic encampments and veteran re- unions held west of the Rocky Mountains. When President Harrison was in Santa Barbara in 1891 he paid more attention to Major Belle &nbsp...

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A LIVING ORGAN. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A LIVING ORGAN. Tbere have been many marvellous varieties of musical instruments heard of at different times from tee tom-tom of the native African to the concertina and the jew's-barp ; but per- haps the most wonderful and most fearful of all was the living organ constructed by the Abbe Debaigue, who held the position of musical director at the Court of Louis Xl. of France. Tbe answer to the old conundrum, " What makes more noise than a pig in a gate ?" was " Two Pigs." But the music of two pigs in such an awkward predicament would be harmony compared with that of the organ constructed by tbe Abbe. The method he employed in the construction of his famous   instrument was this. He had a series of chests or square boxes made with lids to close tightly, and a small round hole in the lid of each. Over these was a keybeard, and the effect of press- ing a key was to drive dawn through the hole in the lid of one of these boxes a long needle. In each box was placed a hog, care...

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THE GAUCHO OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN PAMPAS. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

[THE GAUCHO OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN PAMPAS. The endurance of these hardy horsemen is     nowhere more forcibly displayed than in their love of amuesment ; their devotion to pleasure is really extraordinary. After riding 30 leagues in the day, or branding savage, unruly cattle from sunrise to sunset, without having taken a mouthful of food, the young Gaucho will array himself is all his bravery and ride off to some distant, lonely pulpería, or wine-shop, where he will make merry with his friends. Here music and dancing are always on the programme, tbe one instrument being the guitar, upon which a few bars, constantly re- peated, may be strummed for hours with   scarcely the slightest variation. The songs are almost always in praise of the lovely senoritas, who, however, as obdurate as are our English maidens, require much serenading before their charms can be subdued. The dancing consists principally of slow     polkas or...

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A WONDERFUL CRUSADE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A WONDERFUL CRUSADE.   In the summer of 1213 a, boy was noticed, wandering from town to town in France. His band was never stretched ont for alms, nor his voice subdued into the beggar's whine. He be- longed not to the tribe of vagrant students, and still less to that of the mountebank or the pt-caroca Neither did he carry either of those universal passports-the palmer's staff, or the gleeman's cithara. Unlike each and all of these, his mien was saintly and his conduct irreproach- able. Wherever he went he chanted the words, " Lord Jesus, give us back the Holy Cross !" pausing only for fervent prayer. In a little time he was universally revered as the messenger of Heaven, and happy was that house esteemed   wherein be deigned to take up his lodging. But soon alarm bagan to permeate and deepen the awe with which he was everywhere regarded. All at once a strange infatuation seized an all the boys of the same age. No sooner was his voice heard in any town or h...

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A VENTRILOQUISTS REBUKE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A VENTRILOQUISTS REBUKE. ; The stories of ventriloquism are strange and wonderful, A civil engineer tells that while he was overseeing a gang of men, who were haul- ing loads of dirt with a mule team, a friend of his, a ventriloquist, came up and stood by his side, watching the men at work. Presently a mule, driven by a large, fiery- tempered Irishman,balked, right in front of the spot where the two lookers-on were standing. The Irishman soon lost his temper, and began to belabour the animal with his whip. Now and then the mule would turn his head and look reproachfully at the Irishman, but still refused to budge. " Now just watch the Irishman," whispered the ventriloquist in his friend's ear. At that moment. Pat, losing all patience, gave the animal a tremendous kick in the ribs with his heavy boot. The mole turned his bead, and looking the Irishman in the face, opened his month : Don't you do that again." The voice sounded as though it came direct from between the male's parted li...

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ROSALIE CHEYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

ROSALIE CHEYNE. Characters : Mrs. Cheyne, 30 ; Betsy, 28 ; and Sarah, 19. Scene :Mmrs. Cheyne's boudoir Heading into   her bedroom. Time : 10.30 a.m. Betsy (flourishing a feather broom) : Don't you waste your time so, Sarah ! What's the use of sweeping under that there rug ? Sarah : It's awfully dusty ! lt has not been up for a fortnight to my certain knowledge. Betsy : And why should it ? Who's going to look under rugs ? Sarah (pointing to the bedroom door) : She might. Betsy : Not she. She bas far more important things than that to attend to. Sarah : I suppose she has. Betsy : What's the good of saying you sup- pose, when you know she has ? Sarah : You are right. She's had both of their photographs set up there on her writing table for half a year, and I don't believe she knows yet which of them she means to marry. Well, it's a pity ! Betsy : What's a pity ? Sarah : That some people should have so much choice and some so little. Betsy : It's more of a shame than a pit...

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A GENTLEMAN TRAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Hawkesbury Advocate — 6 October 1899

A GENTLEMAN TRAMP. In Australia, the tramp or " sundowner," as he is called, is a privileged person. As com- pared, too,with his British prototype, he is also a man of property. His property consists chiefly in his "bluey "   and his " billy." The " bluey " which gets its name from its colour, is the large blanket wrapped up in which he reposes in the bush at night. When on the march the sundowner car- ries his carefully folded " bluey " on his back. With it he may possibly carry a small axe (" tommy hawk " he calls it) wherewith to cut firewood. From his finger dangles the well- blackened " billy'-a small tin can with a lid.   In this he makes his tea, boils his potatoes, and sometimes even bis meat. There is no limit to the usefulness of a " billy." The sundowner trudges from one " station,"   or farm, to another all the long Australian sommer through. When arrived at a station, he matches confidently ap to the dwelling house and asks for his...

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