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Another Man Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
Another Man Wanted. A son of Erin and an Englishman, who were both good workmen, took a job by the pioce from a petty contractor ; but, having worked at it for a time, they found out to tkoir cost it was not paying them. Said George to Pat: 'Well, Pat, I think we could earn more money if 1 had a piece of string.' „ Pat: 'An' shure, for fhat?1 George: 'To take you round and oxhibit you for a monkey.' Pat : ' Faith, an' allure you'd Want anudhor man, George.' George: ' What for, Pat V Pat : ' Phy, to tell the people which end the monkey was on.' Misundebstood. : — ' Well P' said the assistant in a chemist's shop to Pat. ' I want a lump of that,1 said Pat, pointing to a pile of soap. ' Thank you. Will you have it scented or.unscentcd?' ' I'll take it wid me,' was the prompt reply.
DAIRY NOTES. Lactic Acid Ferment. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
DAIRY NOTES. Lactic Acid Ferment. . ? » — From the Agricultural Gazette of N.S. W. Arrangements Lave been made for the preparation, under the supervision of the Dairy Expert, of pure cultures of lactio acid bacteria, to be used for the purpose of ripening cream, according to the fol lowing instructions : — It is understood that the cream, or the milk from which the oream has been produced, has been pasteurised. The cream should be cooled immediately after' separation or pasteurisation, as the case may be, to about 70 degrees Fahr., at which temperature the ferment or ' Btarter ' may be added in the propor tion of 5 gallons of starter to 100 gallons of oream. How To Pbbpabe The 'Staeteb.' Take a gallon or two gallons, according to requirements, of clean, freshly separated milk, and heat it to 176' degrees Fahr., keeping it at this tempera ture for an hour, then cool it to 85 degrees Fahr. as rapidly as possible, and add tho contents of the bottle at the rate of 2oz. for every gallon ...
Why They Were Not Reported. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
Why They- Were Not Reported. An odd story comes from the North. A regiment quartered in Scotland had amongst them an expert gymnast, who taught bis brother subalterns how to walk across the barrack-room on their hands. Whilst thus engaged tho other evening, the door opened and tho colonel, a stern disciplinarian, entered tho room, looked attentively at the inverted company, shook Mb head gravely, and departed without uttering a word. Extra parado duty next morning was the least punishment expected for tbia breach of discipline. Some days passed, however, and no notice being taken, it was thought an apology and explanation should be offered by the prime instigator of these unsoldiorlike movements. A referenco being mado to the memorable night, tho colonel amazed tho intending apologist by exclaiming : ' Hush, my dear fellow 1 I would not have anybody know it for tho world. Tho fact is, I had been dining out with an old brother officer, who had served with mo in India, and, 'pon my li...
THE GOLDEN CAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
THE GOLDEN GAT. Several years jigo I was stationed, as assis tant 'surgeon, witb my regiment at Orleans. I rented halt a first floor, comprising four rooms, un the oity's outskirts. I made my sleopiog-cbamber and work-room of tbe two whioh faced on tho street In tho third I put plants and flowers ; the fourth was left empty. A great balcony ran along tbe entire front of tho house, on which I could stroll up and down. One July evening, as I approached my rooms, I was surprised to see a brilliant light stream ing from the windows of the uninhabited apart ment. ' Ah 1 I have a neighbour,' thought I, and I was not especially pleased. Going to my room, I stepped noiselessly out upon tbe balcony ; but the light had already been extinguished. At last I went to bed and to sleep. In tho middle of tho night, I suddenly awoke with a distinot sensation that some one was walking about near me. t got up and lit my candle. This is what I saw : In the middle of the room stood a great cat, its back ...
THE WORLD'S NEWSPAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
THE WORLD'S NEWSPAPERS. A statistician has learned that the anuual aggregate of the circulation of the papers of the world is estimated to be 12,000,000,000 oopiea. To grasp the idea of this magnitude wo may state' that it would cover uo fewer than 10,450 square miles of surface ; that it is printed on 781,250 tons of paper ; aud, further, that if the mimbiT (12,000,000,000) roprusonted, instead of copies, seconds, it would take over 333 years for them to elapse. Iu lieu of thin arrangemeut, we might press aud pilo them vertically upward lo gradually reach our highest mountains. Topping all these, and even the highest Alps, the pilo would reach the maguificeat altitude of 490, or, in round uumbers, G00 miles. Calcu culating that the average man spends five minutes reading hiB paper in the day (this is a very low estimate), we find that tho peoplo of the world altogether annually occupy lime equivalent lo 100,0.0 rears reading the papers.
WHITE COAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
WHITE GOAL. ' White coal ' supplies motive power to nearly every town in Switzerland ; we call it snow iu England. It is, of course, the melted snow that comeB tumbling over the mountain bides in small streams and waterfalls tbat is im pounded and collected in reservoirs on the hill sides. It is rare to find a place of any nizu which is net well lighted by the power of sumo mountain- stream. At Moutroux tbe ekctrio tramway gets its power iu this way, and from the old Roman town of Vevty to the mediioval Castle of Cbillon ono nmy ride in a trolley car propelled by tbe power of un insiguiQcaut little stream which may or may not bu noticed nheu I climbing up the hillsides justabuve, Printed in New South WaU$.
THE MARCHIONESS AND THE MILLER. A ROMANTIC STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
THE MARCHIONESS AND THE MILLER. A ROMANTIC SIOBY. It was in Normandy last year, during the shooting season. I bad had a long morning's . sport, and noon found me footsore and woary in Ihe vicinity of an old mill, somewhere between Montague and Condre-sur-1'Huisne. It was a comfortable looking place, and I determined to solicit the owner's hospitality. The miller received me very courteously, and I was soon ttretcbing my legs tinder tbe table and partaking of the most exquisite meal that rwas ever placed before a hungry sportsman. There were trout from the mill stream and partridges from the neighbouring moor, cooked to a turn and accompanied by somo really ex cellent wine, not the ' petit vin ' of Nor mandy, but good mellow laordeaux. This somewhat surprised me, but when tit dessert the miller iovited me to visit his gallery of fam ily portraits I was perfectly bewildered. 11 What I' said I to myself.. 'A picture gallery in a mill I' Of course I accepted his invitation and found tha...
CLEVER, BUT FRIVOLOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
CLEVER, BUT FRIVOLOUS. A competitive examination was held recently in Ilontou. One of the candidates shocked the ixamiuers by his display of frivolity in evadiog questions whioh. he , could not answer. Here are a fow of the questions and answers from Q — Deicribo briefly the difference, as re corded in hinlory, between a Pilgrim and a Puritan. A.— One was a centre-board and the other a fin-keel. Q. — Through what States does tho Mississ ippi River p»»s ? A.— Its usual state, mud aad water; does aot alter. Q —Describe a feasible course for tbe cir cumnavigation of the. globe, mentioning all bodies of water which would be passed through. A.-Id a balloon. No waters would b« passed through. Q.— What was the cause ot the War of 1812 and of the Mexican War ? A.— Love for fighting, with excuses. Q.— Describe two famous Naval battles of A.— The ships which were to contend with each other approachod, and nn engagement su6ued, iu which one aide got the worst of it Tho light then stopped. This...
GREAT EATERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
GREAT EATERS. A Siberian soldier, notorious for tho iiisati tble apputite he pussMsnd, ouco disposed of a n.enl, in the presence of an English officer, con sisting of teu pounds of beef, ten ponuds of bread and butler, and a bundle of tallow candles as dessert. A young Russian soldier, 17 years of age, named Tarane, ato tnenty-four pounds of beef iu twonty-four hours, aud un another occasion disposed of a repast prepared for filtten people. The Korean is said to bo tbe greatest eater in tho world. He will readily consume every thing eatablo hu can lay bis bauds on, and will complacently dispose of tntlve meals per diem, and more if be can getthem, without any serious acting in his favourite capacity as ohair-bearer, tho Korean will stop at every village for repast, and will often dart into the fields of turnips by tho roadside to satisfy the otaraal craviuga of his wolfish appetite. regard it oh quite a matter of course to con sume from ten to twelve pounds each of n-lv\ food witb a...
A GAME 5.000 YEARS OLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
A CAME 5.000 YEARS OLD. Chess players with a turn for tbe history of their strategic amusement will be interested to learn that alt the hypothesis as to the origin of the game have suddenly been ' mated ' by a recant extraordinary discovery in Egypt, It was generally assuniod until now that the ancient Indians bad invented obess ;'tbat it was introduced from India to Persia iu the sixtb century, and that by the Arabs, and in conse quence of the Crusades it spread from east to west. It is truo the Chinese— who invented many things iu times long goneby whioh had to bo reinvented in Eurspe— assert that tbey can traeo chess in their own country to about 200 rears before our era. Now there can certainly be no donbt in the character of the figures at present used and in somo of the words conneoted with the game such as ' schah ' (shoh and matt, or ' mat* ') —an Indian, Persian, and Arabic influence is traceable. But here comes news of the latest excavations on tho pyramid field of Sakkara...
SOME NEW YEAR CUSTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
SOME NEW YEAR CUSTOMS. The inaguration of the new year appears to have been celebrated in some way or otber the Chinaman, the Egyptian, and the Moham medau all observed the day in their own par ticular way, and at their own particular time, for of coursB tbe nations varied in t'ueir chrono logical reckonings. Geaerally speaking, how i ver, it was principally a great day of feasting, and of giving and receiving gifts. Before the Commonwealth, gifts were regularly made to persons in authority ia England, from Kings and Queens downwards. In some cases the custom was carried to excess. Queen Elizabeth, for instance, must havo kept her wardrobe sup plied all the year round with tbe shoals of ex travagant New Year gifts which she annually received. With tho Commonwealth, however, came the change, aud the oustom of seuding presents to . the Sovereigns was never after. wardB rovived. To a groat extent the friendly exchange of gifts on New Year's Day has been lurgcly eclipsed in England, as ...
MONKEYS AS GOLD MINERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
MONKEYS AS GOLD MINERS. Captaia E. Moss, who has just returned from tho Transvaal, telU tho story of tbe monkeys who work for him in the minos : ' I have twenty-four monkeys,' said he, ' employed about my mines, They do the work of seven able-bodied men, and it is no re flection upon the human labourers to say that they do a class of work a man oaunot do as valuable aid where a man is utc-leis. Tbey gather up the small pieces of quartz that would be passed unnoticed by tbo working men. and pile them up in a littlo heap that can easily be gathered up in a shovel and thrown iato tho mill.. They are exceedingly adept at catching the little particles, and their sharp eyes never escape the very things that tho human eye would pass over.' ' How did you first come to employ them ?' 'When I went digging goH I bad two monkeys that wore exceedingly interesting pets. Thoy were constantly following mo about the mines, aud one day I noticed that they were busily ? eagaged in gathering up little ...
Warden's Court. MONDAY. Before Mr W. Brown, Warden. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
Warden's Court. MONDAY. Before Mr W. Brown, Warden. George William Budd made an ap- plication, on behalf of himself and William Budd, for six months' suspen- sion of gold lease at Boppy. They had expended about £800 on the property, and had never previously had suspen- sion. The grounds of the application were want of water and time for flota- tion. The lease was situated at Mt. Boppy, and they had had no water there since the field started. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr Hogan, who appeared for the applicants, argued for the granting of the full time asked for, as all shows in the district had to be worked by a com- pany with capital, as they were low grade properties. He understood that the property was now under offer to a company. The Warden granted four months' suspension. John Andrew, legal manager of the Tarcombe Gold Mining Co., applied for 4 months' suspension. A discussion arose as to whether the matter was within this district, as the Warden would not take action withou...
TUESDAY. BEFORE MESSRS. BROWN, P.M., AND P. MATHEWS, J.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
TUESDAY. Before Messrs. Brown, P.M., and P. MATHEWS, J.P. James Bodkin again appeared, and pleaded not guilty. Mr Hogan appeared for accused Constable Small and Sergeant Nies gave evidence, after which Mr Hogan advised accused to withdraw the plea of not guilty and plead guilty, throw himself on the leniency of the Court, arguing that as he was under the in- fluence of drink he was not cognizant of what he was doing. Accused was fined 40s or one month in Cobar gaol. John Obray pleaded not guilty to a charge of using obscene language in a public place. Constable Small said about 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon he saw accused at the Grand Hotel, he was under the influence of drink. His son went to him and spoke to him, when he made use of the language complained of. Accused here interposed that it was a systematic piece of persecution on the policeman's part. He would plead guilty to using the language to the boy, who was following him up, and annoying him. Sergeant Nies said he had no ...
Topics of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
Topics of the Week. We referred a few issues ago to the almost heart-breaking persistent re- presentation required before any of the many needs of Cobar receives the at- tention they deserve. It seems to escape the notice of those gentlemen in high places that Cobar contributes more to the general revenue of the colony than many towns double its &nbsp; size. Yet it is also a positive fact that this town and district receive very much less from the public purse than the aforementioned and officially favored country townships. For the mere privilege of having a railway from Nyngan the residents of this benighted out-skirt of the Never Never have to pay an exorbitant double-rate on their goods. The matter of giving us a through rate from Sydney has, we have been informed, been under the consideration of the Commissioners previously, but that astute combina- tion apparently think that the success of the Cobar line will counterbalance some of the non-paying lines in other parts o...
Local and General [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
Local and General Debating Club. — The members of the Cobar Debating Club met on Tuesday even- ing last, and considered rules for the guid- ance of the Society. Mr Floyd was elected &nbsp; to the chair. About 34 rules were discussed and agreed to. The debate for next Tuesday &nbsp; evening will be on a bill regulating the hours of labor in the different trades and profes- sions. Quarter Sessions. — On Wednesday next the Quarter Sessions will be commenced at &nbsp; Cobar, Judge Gibson presiding. Edward Barrass (on bail) stands committed on five charges viz. stealing three dozen eggs, &nbsp; stealing one bicycle, breaking, entering and stealing three white shirts, and &nbsp; &nbsp; stealing a watch and chain. James Ryan is &nbsp; also charged with stealing £2 from the per- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; son of W. Price (Bandmaster). These are &nbsp; the only cases. &nbsp; 'Woods' Peppermint Cubp. — M...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
On Tuesday afternoon there was a good muster of footballers on the local ground to open the season with a scratch match. There was also a good attendance of the public. The ground had been laid out and the goal posts erected early in the day. Owing to the fence which encloses the oval, the length of the ground is only 100 yards, while it is also 6 yards narrower than the regulation width. However, trifles like that won't affeot the noble game in Cobar. Messrs Gilligan and Ferguson tossed the coin and selected two teams. Mr B. Jordan was referee. Gilligan lost the toss and had to battle against a stiff south- easter. The match lasted about 40 minutes, and was as slow as expected, but quite fast enough for many players. Gilligan's side, despite the wind, were the agressors right through the game, compelling their opponents to force repeatedly, and eventually one try was scored, but no goal resulted. &nbsp; The passing was fair and scrumming bad. However, practice will remedy t...
MINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 13 May 1899
MINING. At a meeting of the Directors of the Drysdale Company, held this week, it was decided to erect a cyanide plant &nbsp; on the field to treat tailings out there. The work will be commenced next week. Mr Gain, managing director of the Cobar Chesney Mine, arrived here on Wednesday night, and during his stay will discuss future movements at the mine with the manager, Mr Roberts. Mr Gabriel Faull, mine manager of the Occidental, is at present indisposed at Tattersall's Hotel. We wish him a speedy recovery. J. M. Scott, mining Broker, Cobar, reports: — The only stock to reach higher prices was Young Australians, &nbsp; which sold at advanced prices on late &nbsp; quotations ; Chesneys and Occidentals sold lower; other stocks are quite neglected. The manager of the Drysdale Pro- prietary G.M. Syndicate reported on May 2nd : — Have sunk a further depth of 7ft in main shaft (8ft x 4ft) making &nbsp; &nbsp; a total depth of 35ft; shaft still in &...