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A Public Wrong. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 February 1898
A Public Wrong. Sin, — Mr. A. Lobban's letter in your last issue, in explanation of tjie eoratracfc given privately for wo''k at the Maclean publio.sob.ool, does not make the matter much clearer. If the work was of such an urgent character, why was it not completed before school re-opened after the Holidays .- Ana it tne urgency ot the work ana Mr. Lobban's projected departure from the dis trict for a time would not permit of tenders being called through the papers, there was no reason why other contractors in the town and district should not have been asked for private tenders. This could have been done without any delay, and the work would then have been done much cheaper and in a shorter time, — Yours, etc. CONTRACT0E.
Municipal Pars. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 February 1898
Municipal Pars. Mayokal oloction to-night. To lot — Tho Mayor's chnir! Tho pot boilotl ovor last Friday night. Tho socrot caucus was given away by a rolativo . Election of Mayor hold in a certain hotel Aid. Lobban was ' initiated' to Municipal life on Friday ovomng. '?Silver Coin' has declined to accept tho Mayor's chair. Only four aldermen ?ame to face the music last Friday night. Somo of tho happiost moments aro spent in air castlos. Tho City Council has accepted Daniel's resig nation. b Tho fault fiuder would growl about tho weather if it wero raining money. Aldermou Thomas Glynu has been olectod Mayor of Casino. Captain Storey has been re-elected Mayor of Coraki, and Mr. O'Flynu, Mayor of Lismore. Fortune's ladder has no top. No man over stopped climbing for want of another rug. Everyono expects to be remembered after he is doarl, but very few can tell for what. Who'll bo the Mayor to-night. A whispor is afloat that a surprise is in storo. Tho man who really attempts to do a gre...
General Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 February 1898
General Sporting. Harwood beat Cliatsworth by -16 runa to 41 on Saturday. Marcus Lhwis' -1 wickets for 8 runs was n great performance on Saturday, ' Kid' McCoy, thu American boxer, recently atiirtud 'a maka a book, and aa a result lost lO.OOOdols in seven days. Glenloth, tho 1892 Melbourne Cup winner, narrowly escaped being cremated at the recent Gippglund fires. He was rescuad in the nick of time. Tho Englishmen commenced a match against 13 of tho Sydney University on Saturday. The former lost 7 wickets for 334, Ranji 60, Storer 93, Hirat 50, Druco not out, ui. In tho match Now South Wnlea v. England, tho latter concluded their aecond innings for 363, tho Now South Wales team thiiH winninrr hv 240 runs. Playing for Ncwtown Cricket Club (Lismore) against Eureka on Saturday week, ' Bob' Bulmer, tho under-arm bowler, ' bagged' 10 wickots for 3 runs. In tho match Vicloria v. South Australia, the former aro all out for 128— Trotc G8, Bruce 25, McAIichael 07, Stuckoy not out, 52. At the ...
Record Reign Lodge. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 February 1898
Record Eeiga Lodge. Sin, — Ploaso allow mo, through your columns, to draw tho attention of you readers to tho circumstances connected with the recent in quiry in the Record Euign Lodge, 778, 1.O.G.T. Some timo ago a rumor wag circulated that thrco of its nioaibers had violated their obliga tions, wuicn rosuitea in a enargo Doing laiu against thorn and a coniuiittoo being appointed to investigate tho charge, with, tho result that ouo member admitted tho chargo,but stated that tho other two woro innocout. Although tho cominitteo brought two wituoseos to provo tho chargo theso witnesses contradicted each other. The two uiembor.s who woro innocent had four witnesses to tosti'y that they woro not guily, and on tho ovidouco being put bol'oro tho lodge, duo member was found 'not guilty1' a;id the chargo against the othor was sustained. Now I wish to point out that somo underhand work, has been going on and tho lodge has not meted out justico, as they refused lo ra-ccminit the caso to allow...
Clarence V. Grafton. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 February 1898
Clarence v. Grafton. The return match becweon representative teams from the Grafton and the Ciarenco electorates ivaa played at Maclean on Saturday. Play was commenced about 11 a.m. The Clarence team batted first, S. Davis and Browulie opening. Both wero unfortunate — the former retiring for 2 and tho latter for a goose-egg. J. Davis, Redfern and Wtiaites made a bettor stand, each scoring double figures. The remainder of the team made but a poor score against the bowling of While and ICveringham, the latter securing 3 wicketa for 5 runs. The whole of the team were di3pctsed of for 71. Grafcon made 101, C. Eggins (37) and Everingham (28) being the principal scorers. The former pulled a ball on co his wickot and knocked a bail off before ho bad reached double figure3, but the umpire (Mr. Jackachon) did not see what occurred and gave not out. Had this player been given out, as he should have been, the reault of the game may have been different. M. Davis made an excel lent bowling avera...
From Start to Finish. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 15 February 1898
From Start to Finish. The race between Johnny Bungaree's Carbine and Box of Tricks' Greased Lightning tjok place along River-streot last Friday evening. A good start wa3 effected, Bungarue, by a superb diaplay of horaamanship, taking hia nag to the front, and was never caught. Box of Tricks rode all over the saddle, and when near this office his finely trained steed swerved and took a short cut to the swamp. Carbine galloped over the remainder of the course and finished strong, amidat the half-deaf enins; shouts of an excited multitude. A little eclat was given to the event by Bungaree riding in hia claw hammer coat and Wellington boota. With the exception of having his whiskers ring- barked, Box of Tricks made no change in his everyday attire. A good deal of money — and language — changed hands over the event. The settling cook place the same evening, whon a good old time was spent between ' mails.' .
A BOGUS MASON. EXTRAORDINARY SWINDLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
A BOGUS MASON. EXTRA OlfD INARY SWIND LE. Jacques Ochs, SO y.ii'.r.-; did, has just been arrested in Chicago eh: ii;t'.d with wholesale creation of bngmi llnsonit: lodges in tho States. For three years past he is said to have travelled nil over organising; bogus Masonic lodges snd swindling his initiates out of an aggrrgatn of £2,500. He i'- de.«cribed as a tall, good-looking man with a striking fact;, and is master of six or seven languages. The bogus lodges that Ochs formed continued for months to hold meeting!! mid practise the ritual which he pro vided, and some of them are keeping at it to the present day, supposing tbemnelve to hu Freemaiinns. Ochs, besides providing the lodges which he organised, with richly engrossed charters, sold them all tho paraphernalia re quired by his ritual. He averred that his order was affiliated with a grand lodge in Spain. It is said that there is some sort of an order there, and that some Spanish grtinlee draws n muni, ficenfc salary for lending...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
Minerva Tonic Has tha support of the best people in the comma, nlty, Leading medical men, analyats, and others high in the professional and btuineas world, pronoanoe it quite imitable. AmoDg othera : Very Bev. Dr. O'Haron, ' Secretary \to Mb Eminence the' Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney. writes : — 'I havo mnoh pleasure In bearing testimony to the value of Minerva Tonic. During the holding of the Grand Australian Fair it waa much Mmreci. atod here by the olergy and others who found It ? most palatable and energioing. Everyone who has had experience of it pronouncea it admirable. (Signed) Denis F. O'Harnn. Minerva Digeative is a purely vegetable prepm. tlon of fireatest possible value in all troubles arising from imperfeot digestion, Minerva Liver Pills (pink) are the modern f»rej!y aperient. ? Minerva Componnd Iron PilU (yellow) enrich tho blood, and tone up the system. Minerva Little Nerve and Brain Pills (wbite) feed both brain and nerveB to which they aot ai a H. McKINNON, ? Agent,...
THE COMING RACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
THE CO JUNG RACE. Professor Yung, of tho Geneva University, believes that the time is coming when human beings will 1ik.vu no legs to speak of. The great end uf civilisation now seems to be to enable nr, to mi ve about without using feet and legs It is fast getting on to electrical hackney coaches and rudder balloons. The tendency is to throw all the musuclar activity into the hands aud arms Professor Yung believes that the future human creature will have the merest survivals of uethcr limbs, and arms of great length. Teeth will probably be dwarfed also by tho constant use of Soft food, that need not be chewed, hut as the inarch of intellect will increase in pace, the brain will develope. Of course the standards ot beauty, with these anatomical shinies, will alter. When they do, a i;(;i.sou with a set of teeth such tit) Mould uow excite the admiration of a dentist would almost seem a beast of prey. No Whispering. — A man was-being united to the lady of his choice.at a. certain churc...
A GAME OF CARDS. A POOR LAWYER WHO PLAYED WITH THE PRINCE OF WALES AND A ROTHSCHILD. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
A GAME OF CARDS. A POOR LAWYER WHO * PLAYED WITH TOE I'UINCE OF WALKS AND A ROTHSCHILD. A tall, gaunt American lawyer sat in an easy : chair in the smnking-roum of the Adelphi i Hot-el, Liverpool, last week. ' You,' ho said, I 'this my fir;-t vUit to knglnnd in twenty-two j years. * I shall never forget that time, for I Ihen had the honour, and I may s;vy the mis fortune, to play n game of poker with the Prince of Wales, one of the Rothchilds, and the Duchess of ? .' A number of listeners pnlle;l up their chairs, for the Yankee lawyer had proved himself upon the .'-tl.int.ic trip just concluded to be r»n enter taining companion. How veracious tho stories of his experiences were nono could tell, hut the narrative he was now about to relnte is a fair example of his many curious alleged adven tures. ' I was in London on business which took me frequently to the American Legation,' said he. ' I had known Hie minister, General .Sohrnek (famous for his popularisation of poker in Kngland) v...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
Bile Beans. WHAT ARE THEY FOB ? , BILIOUSNESS & CONSTIPATION, .ETC. WHAT DO THEY COST 1 WHY, ONLY 9£d. PER-BOX. A CURE FOR -Hd. The modern ecionco of medicine tends to con* centration. Bile beans for Billiousnoaa contain in a condensed form ingredients that will prove a genuine specific for all digoativo troubles. The bile is one of the most important factors in the proceas of digestion, nnd defective bile socre« tion causes i\ i.umbor of eorious ailments, such a conatipa'ion, piles, diarrhoea, liver troublo, indi gostion, headacho, occ. A healthy liver socrotoa sufficient bile, but when tho llvoto action become impared distressing symtoms Bile Beans cure, not by roloiving tho effect, but by getting to tho fouutain-head — the liver. Bile Beans aro made at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., nnd have been used throughout the country for years by tho best physicians. A trial meana a friend for U8f Obtainable at all Chomiats, price 9M.' and la l^d per box, or six largo boxes for 6a. Aus...
A DUG STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
A DOG STOHY. A lady was staying at a house where a large do:,' wus a great favourite, and he fre.|iu-otly occupied a chair which the visitor considered very eumfot table. Being somewhat afraid of I tho animal the «uest would walk to the window and call ' Cats ! ' whereupon I he unwary dog would jump down and rush to ' out '' the sup- i posif.ious pussy, the while the ludy would occupy the coveted i;eit. One day the htratogit; woman was first in tho room, and upon the dog entering he found his place taken. Hushing to the window he began ; barking excitedly, and the lady, curious to sue j the cause, jumped up, nnd had gone some few j steps when fihe was surprised to see the crafty i dog spring into the chair aud settle down coin- j fortably. j
Two Buckets and a Pipe. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
Two Buckets and a Pipe. Take two common water-bookota ; oonncot them at the bottom with a amall pipe. Now undortako to fill one of them with water : you porooivo qj onco that the water tends to fill the other psli also. ? ' What's the use of saying that?' yon aek roe. ?'Every fool koowa that water in conneotod reaere voiro will assume the samo level.' Quite do. Yet; She wisest mon on earth didn't know it once. If cno ancient Komaou bad known it they wouldn't) have gono to tho trouble and expense of building their great aqueducts. Oh, dear ! oh, dear t Afte? a thing is pointed oat what a lot of people trs able to seo it. But to Bee it the first time ! Ah ! that takea eyes. To explain it the p-iRSTtime ? Ah ! thai; takes brains. The blood circulated through pipes in tho human body thonsanda of years before anybody evon nuopeeted it. Isn't that queer? Now, there ia a matter, ? Bat let's have an example or. two first, and thd theory afterwards. A father writea thua about his daughter : ...
UGLY TALK. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
UGLY TALK. The other day an acquaintance of mine, who could uot be, complimented upon his good looks, vras qi-.zicg into a shop window, -whereupon tho nhop-kcepsr called him inside, and gave him a revolver aud a half-crown. ' If you see anyone uglier than yourself dur ing the day,' he remarked, ' shoot him.' My friend proceeded on his way, until at last he espied a man who he thought wonld answer his purpose, so walking up to him he icquuint.vd him of his object. The man looked hard at him for a minute. ' Do you really think that I am uglier than you ? ' he inquired. ' I do,' wsi-5 the reply. ' Then, for Heavt-n's sake shuot ! ' was the rejoinder. ?
PRAYING FOR MAX O'RELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
PRAYING FOE, MAX O'RELL. Max O'Eell, in his book, ' John Bull and Co.,' tells this story about himself : — I had just returned to the hotel after haviug given a !ec ture on tne Scotch at the Town Hall. I was half undressed, when there came a knock at my bedroom door. It waa a waiter boaring a card ; tho Presbyterian minister of the town wished to see me at once on a very urgent matter. I bid the waiter show the reverend gentleman up. A man about 50, in the usnaA bluck ecclesiastical coat and white cravat, and holding a soft felt bat, appeared in the door way, wearing a sad face. I recognised him as one of my audience that evening ' Excuse my costume,' I bega.n ; ' but you wished to speak to me on urgent business, and L thought best not to make you wait.' ' There is nothing the matter with your dress,' ho broke in ; ' this is noc an affair of the body but of the soul. I have come to pray for you.' I was taken .a little by surprise, and felt a triflo discountenanced, but I quickly reg...
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of E.A. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
Religious Memoranda. Presbyterian Church of E.A. ? SASBA'ttf, February 20 .—Maclean 11, Chats worth 3. — Rev. D. Maclnnes. Presbyterian Church of N.S.W. ?Sunday, February 20. — Maclean 11, Palmer's ?Island 3, Harwood 7.30.— Eev. J. S. Scott. Church of England. Sunday, February 20. — Maclean 11, Harwood ?3, Ohatsworth 7, Yamba 11 (Lay Helper;. ^Wednesday— Mr. Plater's 3. Friday— Angow- rie7.3Q.— Rev. J. W, Upjohn. Roman Catholic Church. Sunday, February 20. — Mass : Lawrence 9 ; Maclean 11. — Rev. Father Kiely. Sunday, February 20.— Mass: Iluka 11. — Rev. Father Reade. Wesleyan Church, SUNDAY, February 13. — Maclean 11, Harwood 3.15, Ohatsworth 7.30.— Rev. G. H. Barrett, Maolean 7.30. — Mr. P. Davis. Salvation Army. Sunday. — Maclean: KneedrU17, Holiness, 11. Free and Easy 3, Salvation Meeting 7.30. — Miss Sarah Howe, Captain ; Miss Isabella Blacklaw.
QUEEN BESS AT A BEAR BAITING. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
QUEEN BESS AT A BBAH BAITING. Atono timo bearbailinywHSC7euamoropopn lar sport than bull-bailing. In the 12th century, if not earlier, it was tho favourite I ml-iday pas time of Hie Londoners, anil although it as well as bull-baiting was included in :'. Proclamation of Edward III. among the ' dishonest, trivial, and uselrss games, ' the sport increased iu papu l-.trity till over the kingdom. Erasmus, v?ho visited England iu the reign of Henry VIII., speaks of ' m:«iy herds' of bears regularly trained for the-arena, and declures that the rich nobles had their bear wards and the royal n»tal)li:»hment its ' master of the king's bearbnar.'' From the ' Northumberland House hold Book ' we learn the Iiimt ward of tlfu fifth Earl of Northumberland, who died in lo?,7, re ceived from bis lord 20s. rrheit he came ' to my Lorde in Chnstnips with his Lordshippe's bensts for makynge his lordship pastymr.' When Queen Mary visited her sinter during nor eon liiiRincnt i-.t Hatfield Hoimc the Koyal1 ...
Mr. A. G. Taylor. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
Mr. A. a Taylor. Some years ago no name loomed larger in our public life than that of A. G. Taylor. During recent years ho has suffered an almost complete effacement from public affairs. Now, however, the once familiar name again meets the eyes of the public ; a series of articles by its owner on 'The fetters of Federation' appearing in the Australian Stab. The articles are written in a rhapsodical and grandiloquent style, -which ehows that the writer has not lost the gift oi forceful eloquonce which made him an idol of the people in byegone years. His resurrection at the present timo probably betokens an inten tion of re-entering political life at nosi general election. The area aui yields of the principal cropa of Queensland during 1897 were : Maizo, 112,000 eores, 2,784,000 bushels ; wheat, nearly 54,000 acres, 812,000 bushels; sugar, 83,500 acres cane crushed for 105,000 tons sugar, against 66,600 aores cane for 100,000 tons sugar in 1896, The eoulling match arranged between Jam...
SCENES IN A BURNING TRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 18 February 1898
SCENES IN. .A ;BIIIimNG: ; : '??? . . /train..;.: ?;;,??:.;?.. -':, An oy t-wi tness describes in a Uussian journal the fire the other day on the Siberian railway; as follows:— 'We had started oii'.the'night from the last station on- the River Ob; for Bolotayi.' All at once we heard a cry of 'Fire! the, train1 .i«.buriiinp-!»~igBTB-ybur«elve3'!~-I~rusnciirout- — the temperature was 30 degrees below (freez ing point— for the train had stopped. The last carriage was in: flames, and; was.with difficulty uncoupled. The travellers were standing round the tr»in' in great .excitement,: amongst them -a stoafc gtotleman, who, cryine out, at tempted to throw himself into the burning car riage,' beseeching those present to save his wife and children, who were within. We could only stand by as idle spectators of tho -terrible dram i, for it was not possible : to -approach the ctrriage, and there was no means of extinguish ing tlte flames. The occupants of the compart ments who had succeeded in ...