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Fine Needlework. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Fine Needlework. Every woman w*ho cares for line needlework appreciates a bag or case for keeping It clean. Here is a staple idea. Take two Swiss embroidered handkerchiefs, exactly alike. U'eatner stlteli 'lihem together in the shape af a bag, with some' silk of a pretty colour, ll'in'i's'h with. a casing of Sw'iss Insertion at tho 'tap, ami dra'w-st rings of riWlion tho same colour as the foathor-stitchlng. Another arrangement which coniimends Itself to the emibrolderer Is a square! of bufcchor-lblue Hnen, lined with wh5to China silk, and decorated with an em broidered monogram in one corner. Th'is is kept oh (.'he laip. When fife work. Is lai'd drawn Wie four corners are folded over the materials, keeping them nicely in. plficp'iiu'til picked up again.
TOWN TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
TOWN TOPICS. c ? 0 ? _ Spxexdid rain ! ?- A magnificent spring ! Everything looks blooming I Head Solomon's advt. on our first page. . . Hail and rain storm in Gundagai on Monday — 47 points of rain being recorded. ' Dusky Memouihb !'' Commences ia our supplement to day. Don't forget to read it. Tiik bridge work over the blind creek at South Gundugai is being pushtd on apaos. Do you wish to become a subscriber to the Independent ? Only 16/- per year, ia advance. The looal Musical and Dramatic Club produoe ' Pinafore' opera at Fry's Hall this (Wednesday) evening. Tite presont season, if the existing state of things can be taken as a guide, should more than recompense for past droughty ones. i'ARMiNa operations are m full swing in this district, and our agri culturalists are jubilant at the pros pects of the season. Mostly wheat will bo cropped. Thk local rifle club held a shooting, and also fired the first round for the McCook trophy, on Saturday last. The winners were W. T. McCook 1...
OUR DEBUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
OUR DEBUT. After many delays, disap pointments and drawbacks, the proprietors to-day present the public of Gundagai with the initial issue of the Gundagai Independent, a twice-a-week newspaper, published in the interests of the pastoral, agri cultural and mining industries. The Independent will be. run 'on truly liberal and democratic lin es, and we will endeavour to earn for the publication a reputation as a faithful pur veyor of all local and district 'news, brief and true chronicle of items of pa-ssing interest, ? honest and straightforward — ' but not reckless — criticism. We are well aware that we have launched out on a sea which has wrecked many other literary craft, but we have ho fear of ever steering pur boat on to breakers as enterprise and determination will not be spared, and we will never 'rest' on our oars'' till we Jhave succeeded in making the Independent the leading paper of the southern districts. Our columns will at all times be open tothe expression of pub lic op...
WANTED-A [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
WANTED-A E^^H 15EF0nr; that; tumid trhiit^H^HHj Public Servioo Board b-^HH[^HHB tious faotor in tho'pub^^^^H^^BH Sou/h Wales, Gunda^^H^H^HBl Police Magistofe,..^lBHBiJny1 of the --bau;«0 chanceB SvSfie bv the turgld-?^»(5mra|;e — Gundagai coming '\vTnMiTOe radius of itB ' ovil eye,1' — the office of chief magistrate hero was tnbolishcd, and tbe Police Mng istrato at Cootamundw, bad the district added to his already extensive eoopo of country. Mr. Murphy's cir cuit, ns at present constituted, in- 1 chides Cootamundra, Temora, Tumut, -r^ueAUUff UIIU UUUUU^Ul, uuu its U J.UUI ?? cal result the Court business of this '.-?end of the district is now neglected, ^inot through any fault of the Police ''-f^Iagin^ratG, but simply because the : 'Government of the day -wished to ?get out of a peculiar predicament, nnd handed over to a befogged Board ? the Givil- .Service of the oolony to-be iQorganizid. No necessily to go awny from our own doors to see how shame ful^' the reorganization Eckemo h...
AN ANNANIAS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
? ANANNANIAS. We have bumped up against the champion liar of Gundagai. « Why the grass was so high on the River flats throe years ago,'1 ho told us, ' that a man could lose himself for a whole duy, and that, too, wilhia a half-mile of tho bridge.' ?? Then he confidently assured us — getting off his chest a wheeze that was ancient when Pharaoh was a hoy— tint last summor, so intense was the boat, residents of Gundagai had to keep their fowls in coops on the river to prevont thom laying hard-boiled eggs. And, even then, we didn't ask him to come ancliiave a ' achioker.' :-
MORE NICE THAN WISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
MORE NICE THAN WISE. Thetie is little doubt that the smart colonel of an Austrian rogiment garri soned in Vienna may be fairly classed among those persons who have been described frequently as *'moro nice than wise.' A short time before some manoeuvres of tho Austrian army wore to take placo near tho little town of Agern, this fastidious officer wrote to a medi cal man residing in the neighbour hood, stating that he was about to start with his regiment for Agern, and that ho would feel muoh obliged if the dootor would nnd a lodging of somo sort for him, adding that he hoped it would be in a Christian family, as he objeotod to live with Jews. A day or two afterwards he received the following roply from Dr Neuwirth, tho person to whom he had applied : — ' Honoured Colonel, — Tho oontin gency whioh you contemplate with eo much' dissatisfaction of having to live with Jows during your stay hero is happily obviated by cucumetqnoes. Thoie are only two Jewish families in tho town. - The Arc...
Bicycle Track on Shipboard. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Bicycle Track on Shi|»hoar-1. Bicycle riders will now bo enabled to tnko trips on their wheels to Milwaukee by water. This is made possible by~a blcyole track,, whloh will be ? one of tho features of the whalebacik steamer Chris topher Columbus. ??' ? ' The steamer will arrive In this city on Wednesday from West Superior, Wls., where the ./vessel has been undergoing a thorough overhauling for this season's excursion, business. The bicycle track extends the, full length of tho^boat, and Is so cohfltnict-ad on the lower deck that It wlir not. Inter- fere with the foot-passengers- In any way. Prizes wlll.be given during ;!he season to the. person making 'the largest' number of miles while the boat Is ! in* transit between this city and Milwaukee. It will take fifteen laps to make a mile. — 'Chicago Tribune.'
Budding Authors. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
Budding Authors. ' LIppineott's Magazine' for July pub lishes some amusing specimens of tho kind of letters recolved by an American editor from young contributors. Here are a few of them :— '?''!? have convinced myself that there is some merit in the enclosed short story, otherwise I would not trouble you to examine it If unavailable, I should esteem It most highly, in returning MS., if you would spare mo a word saying whether or not you found the story en tirely wanting In merit.' ' 'Will you put these few lines in your magazine ? It would please me very much to see them in print.' ' I am writing a book. When I have finished it, what must I do aDout it ? that is, If you take it, what will you allow me on each book, that is, if the said book be worth a dollar each ?' ' I am In the senior year in Blank Uni versity, 17 years old, and editor of the college magazine. Of course, tills is the usual thing, college poetry. At the re quest of admiring friends and relative^ I send a recent ef...
At the Seaside. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
At the Seaside. Mr. W. 'L. Alden has something humorous to say in July ' Pearson's Magazine' concerning seaside places. Unlike the country in general, he re marks, the seaside in summer is not only endunilblo, but occasionally actu ally pleasant. Rrlgth't'on, for example, has pnivemen'ts, aaid sewers, and good tobacconists' shops, none of which luxu ries are 'to be found in tlhe average in land country Village. Of course Brigh 'ton, Eke all otlhor iseaside towns, would, be Improved by tihe removal of tlie sea, for in 'that ea.se the visitor would not be ibulllo'd into getting up at un earthly hours, and iba'tlhfhg in misera'bly cold wa'ter. Still, evan the sea is not without its merits, so long as one does not meddle with l't, either by going into or on it. ' ?There is cert'atoly something restful in a vast flat expanse of water. To look a't it from your window is almost as sooUhiii'g as to read one' of the excellent Miss Lyali'is novels, or, say, ' The Mght of Asia.' Then, -if you ...
Servants' Fines in the Olden Time. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
'' 'Servants' 'Fines in the Olden . ' Time. '' ' t'ln^ia book entitled ?' Shakspeare's Eng land ; or Sketches of Our Social His tory* In. the Reign of Elizabeth,' we have the following extraordinary sot of rules for the government of servants In the liniisn of a eouritrv crehtleman at that period : — * A servant who is absent from prayers to be flnedld. ; for uttering an oath Id., and the same sum for leaving a -door op'en. A fine of 2d., from Lady Day to Michaelmas, for all who are In bod after 0, or out after -10. The samo fine, from Michaelmas to Lady Day, for air who are In bed after 7, or out after 9. A flne of Id. for any bed unmade, flre unlit, or eandlobox uncieaned after 8, and fine of 4-3. for any man detected teaching the children improper words. A flne of Id. for any~-man waiting without a trencher, or who Is absent at a meal, For any one breaking any of the butler's glass, 12d. A fine of 2d. for any one who has not laid the table for dinner by half past 10, or the suppe...
SCIENTIFIC SIFTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
SCIENTIFIC SIFTINGS. The heat of comots is said to be 2,000 times greater than rod-hot iron. A newly-discovered spot in the sun, visible now, is 300,000 niilbs in diam eter. According to a German authority, tho human brain is oomposod of 800,006,000 nerve-oolls, According to Professor Gal ton, a few persons seo mentally in print every word they hear uttered. Birds cannot open the foot when the leg is Dent j that is the reason they do not fall off their perohes. If you watoh a hen walking you will notice that it closes its toes as it. raiseB its foot, and opens them as it touches the ground. The cinematograph is to be em ployed in tho teaching of astronomy. Flammarion is now obtaining a series of photographs of the sky, by whioh he proposes to show the movement of the moon and stare across the eky between duBk and dawn. : One of the newest things in the building line is the aluminium hut. A Pennsylvania firm is said to be - making this article for the Klondike miners. 'When packed fo...
A CONFERENCE IN BED [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
A CONFERENCE IN BED The Duke of Newcastle, who was at tne head of England's Treasury at one .time, frequently differed with his oolleague in of&et'Mr. Pitt, tho first Earl of Chatham, but the latter, bv his firmness, always prevailed. A curious scene occurred at. one of their inter views, It had been proposed to send Admiral Hawke to sea in pursuit of M. Conflans. The season was un favorable, and even dangerous for a fleet to sail, being, in the month of November. Mr. Pitt was at that time eonflned to his bed by gout, and was obliged to receive all visitors in his ohomber, in which he could not boar to havo a fire. The Duke of N.f castle waited 'upon him in this sitV-«i tion, to discuss the affair of this fleets, which he was of opinion ought not to sail in suoh a stormy season. Scarcely had he entered the cham ber, when shivering with cold,, ha said, ' 'What ! have you no ''£sfi ?'' ' No,' replied Mr. Pitt, ' I can v^-i'/i bear a fire when I have the goutV' The duke sat dow...
The Age of Trees. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
. . The Age of Trees. A German forester (Mr. Gerick) asserts that thev oldest trees in Germany, of which the age has been ascertained with certainty, are not more than 500 or B70. years old. It is the conifers that ap pear to reach the most advanced ago. Among the group of trees with deciduous leaves the oak appears to attain th3 greatest longevity.' There Is an oak at 'Asdhaffenburg (Bavaria) 410 years of age. It is known to a certainty of beeches being 245 yeare old, birches of from 160 to 200 years, of poplars of 220 years, of ashes of 170 years, of elms -oC ISO years, and of alders of 145 years. These figures are far from 1000 and 1500 years, which legend often attributes to trees, but It must not be concluded that trees of 1500 years cannot exist. What cannot exist is the authentic proof of their age as long as they remain stand Ing, and the estimation of their age by oountlng their annual rings, after they are felled, loaves the door open to serious errors
The World's Oldest Rose Bush. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 7 September 1898
The World's Oldest Rose Bush. The oldest rose bush .in the world Is found at I-Illdeshelm, a small city of . Hanover, where It emerges from the subf soil of the church of the cemetery. -vy.-Its. roots, are found In the subsoil, arid, the primitive stem has been dead for a long time; but the now. stems have made a passage through a orovlco in the wall, and cover almost the' entire church with their .branches for a width and, height of 40ft. The ago of, this tree is interesting both to botanists and gardeners. Ac cording- to tradition, theiHIldeshelm rose bush -'Ijyns. planted by ,Charlcmagne in 80.3; and, the church having been burned down in the eleventh century, the root continued ' to grow In the. subsoil. Mr. Itaonor lias recently published a book upon this venerable plant, In which he proves that It Is at least three centuries of ago. It Is mentioned.- In a. poem written In 1G0O, and also In the work of a Jesuit who dtr-d In 1673.