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A SOCIALISTIC PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
A SOCIALISTIC PEOPOSAL. A committee of the London County Council recommends the purchase of the whole of the tramways of tho metropolis at a cost of £350,000. ; There is a 'bum' b.ii'.iff at Northampton who was . put in' possession of n bebtoi's li'onse by an ineemoun ruse. The defaulting tenant fvustrattd all attempts of tho ordinary kind, but was quite off his guard ~nae d-'y when a coal eart arrived at hiadoor, and the carter i roceeded to deliver what purported to b-' a Back of cpnla. When the Back was placed on the floor of the back kitohen the mouth of it »lowly opeued, and there emerged from it the fuminar features of the bailiff, who forthwith proceeded to declare himself in possession. Oil Saturday last some pigeons belonging tn.memberB of tho Auburn Pigeon Homing Club were liberated ut the Juuee railway etainn. The fly from Junee to Auburn ia a distnnce of 209 miles airline. There were 108 starters, of which 14 Iiuvp been lost: The time of tho winners wna very good, lind t...
RECOMMENDED. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
RECOMMENDED. A Boston lady wbo had bsea recommended to go west on account of the ill-health of her self and family wrute to the postmaster of a small town asking for information of various kinds regarding the heolthfulness, cost of living, state of mortality and church privileges in his town. _ His reply caused her to remark that she 'preferred death in Bostoa,' for he wrote :— 'Dere Maddam : Come ou. This town is all rite. The general health can't be heat. Kit wasn't for the little scraps of a a Saturday night, and when the cowboys come in to make us a little visit, we'd have no need of a grave yard. Natural detbs are unknown aad we ain't bud but fourteen funerals here in three months. Sowciety is away up. Free dances come off every night and on Sunday nights we havo a grand fnc dance and sacred concert in the operry house. Don't go home till morning and joy rules tho roost.. All bad characters aro lynched as soon as caught. One tins just been caught and I must shut up the post off...
A SWELL DENTIST. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
A SWELL DENTIST. It in a woll-kuown faot that dentistry is an important profession in America, but it ia not so generally known that it is oue of the most profitable of callings, writes the ' Daily Maga zine ' New York correspondent. People in terested in money-making will certainly envy a Fifth Avenue dentist of my acquaintance who plugs up the molara of our ' prominent Boeiety dentists made over £100 in one day. A lady came to him, who wanted diamonds put in u gold filling of her front teeth. ' It was evi dent,' sujd the dentist, ' that she had just come into an inheritance. She seemed so uaxiuus to spend money, I did not approve of the diamonds and told her so, but she would have them, anil I humoured her to such au ex teut that my day's work netted me £100. What do I ordinarily make ? Well, 1 charge £5 an hour, but I rarely work more than live hours, People do not caro to come^^^^iugi^ttic morning, and late in the aftc'HlH|HBt is not good enough. Twenty-five potiS(jtuv is about ...
A SIBERIAN INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
A SIBERIAN INQUEST Generally weeks overdue, the coroner arrives, accompanied by his corps of dirty moujiks and the surgeon. Then a roaring fire is built up iu the centre of the death building, and as the flames curl up meriily from the heap of faggots the bodies one by ono are dragged from their subterranean resting place, tied to s^km close to the fierce heat and thawed out— literally and' precisely — while the Czar's representative looks ou. In the corners will b9 piles of faggots ready to bo idded to this unexampled funeral pyre. It takes a great heat to undo the work of a Siburiau frost. Usually half a dozen men make up the parly that is to' puss judgment and determine. Four of the six aro peasants, and it is their duty to bring up tlie bodies one by one. With a bit of paper in his hand tho clork stands to take down the report as the doctor makes it. The sur goon himself has his sleeves tucked up, and an ugly gleaming knife in his hand So primitive tire these medical men of the ...
THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING. ? ' Fifty yoars tO'tuotrotr, It is a long lime. Dorothy. Dost thou remember tho wediliug day ? . : ' Aye, thou art not likely to forget. It was a lovely day,' continued the old min dreamily ; ' the blossom and the sun was shining on hill and dale. ' We walked to church through tho apple orchard and pine wood. I can amell those nines now. Honr cool it was in the shade, bow hot in tho merry sunshine i We stopped on the bridge and listened to the little} brook chattering away over the smooth, round pebbles. 'Ah me! I was a young man then, young, ' „ and handsome and strong. And thou - wert but nineteen and the prettiest maiden in the dales. But I love theo better now, dear / wife and true. Thy silver hair is dearer to me / than the bonny ourls I loved so well, and thy , voice has even more of the music of Heaven / than when itffrst thrilled my heart with gladness.' Fifty lc ng years 1 We have had our share of' trouble, Dorothy, but, taking the years to gt ther, th...
NARRATIVES OF THE BUSHRANGING TIMES. [COPYRIGHT.] PERIOD-1843. BRADY'S LOOK-OUT. (BY SIX PARTS.) PART I. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
NARRATIVES OF THE' . BUSHRAMM TIMES. rCoPTEIOHT.l ? ».».+ ? By CAPTAIN LACIE. ? -—.— - ? PERIOD— 1848. BRADY'S. LOOK-OUT. (LY SIX PARTS.) . ' — * ? ? — PART I. ' On the 25th of January, 1843, one of the most brutal outrages ever per petrated on the island ofVan Dieman's Land occurred. About four miles from Oatlands, in the county of Somer set, a settler named Webster, with his wife, three-children (under the age of 10 years), and two assigned servants re sided. Webster was a thriving man, and it was currently reported that he had a considerable amount of wealth secreted xv on his premises. In 1826 he had Itl^v taken- up -the location near Oatlands, and during his tenure of seventeen years his industrious life had been smiled on by fortune. His nearest neighbor, one Stanley, lived nearly two miles away, but the two settlers met almost daily in travel ling about the ? respective farms. For some days prior to the memorable 25th of January Stanley had not seen his neighbor or any of his...
THE DOMESTIC POET. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
THE DOMESTIG POET. Love comes ever sis it will — Not beoause wo pray it. (Here's that millinery bill — Hanged if I will pay it !) Love is like the rose of peace, 'Rtv* iho -wild ripfl r?flf»R. (This oxtravaganoe must cease— Fortune spent in trifles !) ........ Love is sweetest -when in youth— r All the Pates have said it. (Another dress ! I seo the truth— You're going to kill my credit !) Yet love is sweet when Timo is grey ? And wintry winds are blowing.: ('Twill take all I can write to pay The monstrous bills you're owing.) The hand that rooks the oradle is the hand that wields the slipper a few years later. Barber: 'How do you want your hair cut?' Customer : ' Off.' He : ' I may be poor, but there was a time when I rode in a carriage.' She: 'Yes, and your mother pushed it, too.' Peyser : ' I hear it's fashionable now- to ?wear overcoats longer than formerly.' Cakosy : ' If that's the ease I'll be able to get another winter out of mine.' School Teaoheii : ' 'What have the numer ou...
Frozen Facts. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
Frozen Facts. The earliest form of a glove was a moro bag for the hand. Hats were first made in England by Flem ings about 1510. SnoES wero not mado .' rights ' and ' lofts ' earlier than 1472. The expenses of the Queen's houRohold are estimated at £172,000 a year. ? The inhabitants of Arran, whore the maiden hair fern grows plentifully, employ it as a substitute for tea. The wealthy classes of Japan rogard it as undignified to ride ahorse faster than a walk ing pace. Okly.six persons out of each 1,000 livo to bo 75 years old, and only ono reaches the century mark. Dry snuffs are prepared from Tobacco that has been subjectod to a hijjh temperature before the leaf is ground. A small piece of cheese and an oloctric wire form the latest rat-trap. TUo choose is fixod to the wire, and tho instant the rat touches the choose ho recoivos a shock which kills him. The art of ruby making is now extensively practised. Tho gems thus produced uro known to the trade as ' Geneva,' and are largely u...
SWEETHEART AND MOTHER [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
SWEETHEART AND MOTH I. R Will Hnrrington smiled orer his teacup and tnol u loving response in his mother's eyes. ' We had ought hare some sort of. merry making, Willie,' aha wan saying. ' You could have the Monaflolds, and the Wilson boys with their sweethearts—' ' And wbo would there be for me ?' be laughingly interrupted. *' Well, there's Ida Maosneld, she's a. nice 1 girl, too. I thought ouce that you liked each other.' Mrs. HarrnjgtDQ looked a little embarraased ; it trits seldom that sho spoke of sweethearts to Will. ' Why, no, mother ; I used to think Ida trns pretty, but - I don't know uow ; she's gettiug oommon-looking.' ' Oh, well, ahe is not quite us stylish as Bessie Crauley, of course ; but she's a lot smarter, they say, add not a. bit stuck up.' ' Bessie Cranley is not stuck up,' Will te plied; rather stiffly. ' She's pretty r.nd vain ; she kaons hon to play and sing, but that's all, Mrs. Mansfield says.' ' Mrs. Mansfield is a mischief maker. Bessie is one of the best a...
A POOR CLERK. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
A POOR CLKBK. Spain and its affairs hare been more in tho world's eye of late than has been tbe case for yuars. Under the circumstances a word about its Prime Minister may be interesting. Don Antonio Canovas del Castillo, the son of a poor village schoolmaster, was born near Malaga, nearly 69 years ago. At an early age he went to Madrid— some people maintain that he covered tho distance on tout— ^und obtained a clerkship in the offices of a railway company. Iu spite of his. wretchedly low salary^ he con trived to pay the expense of studyiug law, and iu due time blossomed into a Lawyer, He attracted attention by two works, one on fiction atd the other on history. After occupy ing several subordinate posts, he became, in 1865, fecrelary for the Colonies, an'office which he considered tbe first step to a Miniiterial career. Thenceforth his rise was comparatively rapid, and bis name is as well kuown in Spain as is that of Mr. Chamberlain in England.
THE PROFESSIONAL TRAMP. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
THE PROFESSIONAL TBAMP. The San Francisco ' Argonaut ' publishes extracts from an amateur 'tramp'o' nttira tivo o\ a tiip he made recently for purposes of investigation. Starting from San Diego, he mdde the entire journey to San Francisco with a friend, without spending ur needing to speud money. Finding life so easy to the meio uronteui, he was uot surprised to lind how ad mi.'ably complete aud luxurious it is for the professional ' hobo ' in this hospitable country. Tramps' camps were frequently encoun tered, in some cases organised carefully, aud iu every case sustained by the fear or favour of the surrounding settlers. In one, place the amateurs were informed that the practice of' ' Moating ' was extensively carried ou. This consists in tbe tramp getting himself arrested, when he is comfortably lodged overnight iu gaol, well fed the next morning, and' floated ' | onward to the next night's lodging mid food. In some places the tramps are sentenced Iu 10 days' detention, and the c...
MOUNT KOSCIUSKO OBSERVATORY. TAKING OBSERVATIONS. DIFFICULTIES WITH LAMPS. CURIOUS PHENOMENA. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 5 October 1898
MOUNT KOSCIUSKO OBSERVATORY. TAKING OBSERVATIONS. DIFFICULTIES WITH LAMPS. CURIOUS PHENOMENA. (By Mr. B. 'De Burgh NEWTH, Mount Kosciusko.) &nbsp; &nbsp; Slowly but surely is winter relax ing his icy grip, and though, the signs of approachiug spring are as yet far and far between, I think that we can say that we have had weather to con tend with at least as unpleasant as we are likely to have — in fact that we have left behind us the worst of the winter, and the observatory is still running successfully, in spite of the gloomy predictions of certain persons &nbsp; whose minds are overburdened with superflous knowledge of the mount tains. That there are dangers I freely admit, mainly connected with expeditions to and from Jindabyne, and, such excursions as we make among the mountains for our own benefit, not for forgetting the occasional narrow escapes from being blown away and lost, which an observer may experience whilst taking night observations in exceptio...