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Washing Calicoes. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Washing Calicoes. Calicoes should be washed in clean, warm suds, rinsed thoroughly in two clear waters, wrung dry, starched, turned wrong side out, and hung in the sViode. so tlia.t tliey will diy quickly, j In case of rain Jeave them to soak in the second rinsing water, with haJf pint of salt allowed to each gallon of water. If a calico is at all doubtful as to fast colour dissolve a pint of salt in two quarts of boiling water, put tlie garment In while hot, and let it He several hours, i then wring dry and nroceed with Hip others. Blues and greens are streng thened by vinegar In rinsing or in the Wuing water, allowing one tablespoon of vinegar to each quart of water : Never sprinkle calicoes until- the day ' when they are to be ironed.
Care of Kid Shoes. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Care of Kid Shoes. Most of the shoe polishes which are sold, although imparting a brilliancy to our foot gear, are very destructive to tlie leather, causing- the material to crack I in a surprising manner. 1 have, liow- ! ever, found in an old note-book an ex- ' cellent recipe for shoe-dressing, which ' can be made at home at very little cost, i and still less trouble. If the quantities i which I give are too large they can be I reduced: but the Drinctnlp Is thp sumo ? ? i Mix together two pints of vinegar, one pint of rain water, four ounces of fine t-'lue. eight ounces of logwood chips, two drachms of powdered . Indigo, four drachms of bichromate' potass, four drachms of guin-tragncantli, and four ounces of glycerine. Boil gently until -all are thoroughly Incorporated, then strain and bottle for use.
For Housewives. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
For Housewives. Remember to give the eyes a hot bath just before going to bed if troubled ' witu red eyelids. | Remember to cover your kitchen table i witli zinc or tin. It may be easily kept ' clean, and hot dishes will not injure it. ? Remember to use borax or ammonia : instead of soap In washing blankets. , This will keep tlrem soft, and help to : preserve the brightness of the coloured ; strines. . I Remember that sand and white lead I make a cement almost as liard as stone. J It will stop leaks, and may be used for | mending where many other cements fail. '? Remember that the best method of j cleaning- greasy dishes after render- ; inp lard or tallow is to heat them ' and then rub with cornmeal or shorts. You will be surprised to see how easily i they will wash. The meal used will j be good for tlie chickens. I Remember that tlie most convenient dish-drainer imaginable is' made by having a box about 3in. deep made to fit tlie sink. Instead of a solid bottom have narrow slHts na...
"Remembering to Forget." [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
' Remembering to Forget.' Talking of absence of mind, which pro vides most of the humour of the flrst act of Mr. Barrie's play' of ' The Professor's Love Story' (says Joseph Hatton,. ,in ! the ' Newcastle Chronicle'),.,!., heard a i good story the other day,. It- was related by thp wife of a well-known savant who comes up to London from a not 'far- distant suburb. His wife . is in the habit of writing dowp for him a list of his engagements, and as lie had on two occasions forgotten' to take dinner, she on his latest visit wrote on the top of Vipr list nf his iiav's1' wnrV ' Tlnn't fnfirftt your dinner.' When he had forgotten It, he had returned , home .miserable and with a depressing headache ; so she was particular to impress the meal upon his memory. Beginning her list of his day's work in town, she also ended it with fes!=r- taking the list in order, began witli an early dinner, and ticked off his j engagements as they were fulfilled. At I the end of two hours he came to the last...
Latest Cablegrams. REUTER'S MESSAGE. LONDON, THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Latest Cablegrams. IlEUTEP.'H HekSAOE. LONDON. Tuirsoat. S:r Bind n-Blood's expedition is returning to India, hating been completely successful iu America. The newspapers strongly approve of the recent spei eh of M°r Michael Hicks-Beach in regard to the British policy in China. A Rae.-ian battle ahip has been diBpatcbcil to Pm Arthur to ninforce the squa.lion there. It is reported that Kukju desires to secures the entire provirce of Manchuria. Sir Michael Hicks- licach. in the course of * speech, enid that owing to the engineers' strike the expenditure of £i,fi00,000 oa the IJritiob nary had been suspended. Etiirant, a notorious anarchist, slabbed two policemen iu Paris. He was arrested after a sirrcre struggle. Anti-Jen-ieh riots have taken place at Bor deaux, Lyons, Nantef, and Algiers, and many of the shops have been plundered. iiiots have occurred in the streets of Ancona and other cities of Italy. Russia and Great Britian ure Very un yielding over the Ctina difficulty. Messrs. ...
Latest Telegrams. REUTER'S MESSAGE. SYDNEY, FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Latest Telegrams. ? Hbuter's Mkfbage. SYDNEY. Friday. Tl'he Mayor of Melbourne enteitained the Federal Convention Delegates »t a banquet 1 -»t night Lor.la Bwssey and Hampaeu, and Messrs. Reid, Turner and Bartou were the speaker*. Mr. Reid said that, indepec ? dent of cr;tioisin they had determined ti gn into this great national work without fear, and apon broid !in-s. The pnpnlntion of New South Wales at the end of last year is estimated at 1,323,430, of whom 700,000 are make. MiB3 El za, Device, daughter of a farmer a* Cooper a Ureek, in tlie Liimioru (iiB'rict, and her aunt, Mrs. Atini- Loudon, have been drowned whilst croes i)K the creili. The wLcat crop in the Glen 1 »nes district is said to be prac ically a failure.
Our Sydney Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Our Sydney Letter. [From our Sydney Contributor.] The splendid performance of the Anstra lians in the test matuh has re-awakened great enthusiasm in cricket, aud crowds hive stood throughout the day patiently watch ing the scoring boards opposite the news paper offices of the city. Any special per formance, or when centuries have been 1 cached, has dicited clapping of hands and other manifestations of applause, while .notices of the progress of tho match have, even been telephoned out to the different suburbs, so that outhnsiasts in tho game might kuow bow things were going. The general opinion in Sydney is that the Englishmen have been too hardly worked and a bit unfortunate, or they would not have col'apsed so completely. On the other band, Ho well's fine bowling aud Darling's m«gnificient batting, with the nll-rouud ex cellence of oar uiod, both at the wickets atd in the 6eld, have, up doubt, brought about the present very gratifying resultB. A few weeks ago very hard things were...
Entertainment. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Entertainment. An entertainment, consisting of vocal and instrumental music, and dramatic repre sentation, by tho Pupils of the Convent of Mercy High School, assisted by a few visit ing friends, was given iu the Primary School on Thursday evening, aid was a decided success. The stage was very prettily deco rated with flowers and greenery, theeehool room was well filltd, and everyone present seemed to thorouchlv eniov the cn'crtair. I incnt, each item being loudly applauded. I Tho programme was a lengthy one, occupying I nearly three hours, and the manner in which I the various items were rendered reflected I the greatest credit upon both scholars and I sJieir teachers, the Sisters. I The following is the programme render I cd :— Overture, Misses Wolff and -\]eehan ; I Chorus, Sriiior Singing Class ; Piano Duet, I Misses Carter and Fahey ; Violins and Piano, Misses Kennedy, Perkins, P. Long and \i. I.oni- ; Vocal Duet, Masters and Mies Taylor (Goulburn) ; Violin Solo, Miss Ethel Long...
Third Test Match. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Third Test Match. The third test match, England _v Aus tralia, was comuienced on the Adelaide Oval on Friday labt, iu the presence ot a large as seinUage of tho. public. The weather was fire, and the wickot in perfect order. The AuBtralista captain wou the toga, and fleeted to bat. Some very attractive cricket was displayed, uud when stumps were drawn the score stood at two wicket* for 310. On ] Sat.urd-y tho Australians remained ot the wiitktts all dav, and increased tbeir score to nine wickets for 552 On the match being resumed on Monday tbe runaining wicket fell for an increase of 21 runs, thus makrug the Australians1 toUl for the first innings S73 The Englishmen then went to the wickets, and nhenplaj- ceased for tl.e day the sore stooil at six wicketB for 197. The hatting of the Englishtntn is described as bring very disapp .iutinc, but the bnvl n^ and the fielding ot the Australians was ex eptiouallv tood. On Tuesday the English men aildcd a further 61 runs to tbeir score fur t...
Sydney Wool Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Sydney Wool Sales. Tne Sydnry Wool Selling Brokers' As sociation ~ report thst the weekly «-ries of rales has been continued, and closed on Thursday, January 20th. Catalogues —so far as greasy wools ero concerned — have chiefly consisted of medium BortR, with many faulty, tender, and unattractive lots ; south ern wools now forming a considerable pro portion of the supply. A fair number of very nice scoured parcels, and a large quaniiLy ui buuuivw uuuuicuk, ggcuciMiij affected more or leBB with burr or seed, were a'.eo included. Buyers attended in full ttrcDgth, and splendid competition pre vailed riqht through the sales. Prices for all descriptions advanced, and may row he quoted id per lb above the closing ratef of 1807. Amomj the exchanges effected we noticed the following :— WWW over Belltroes, from Seone. 8 BB ewes at 7J.1, 6 B cross bred hoggets aud ewes at Sd ; HHU over Mutilla over New England, from Scone, 24 hoggets wether', and ewes at 8il ; JP over IA, from Scone, 2S hogae...
Comic Cuttings. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Comic Cwttings After the Honeymuin.— She : ' And what would you be now if it weren't for my money ?' He : '' A bachelor.' Billy (the goat) : ' The-t manuscript I just ate has given me an awful pain.' Nanny : ' Yes, dearest': that's called writers' oramp.' rrivvei : ?? miss r )op claims to nave made 1000 refusals of marriaj-e.' Dicer : ' That's easily explained. ^Vhen young Callow asked her to marry him she re pllpci, ' No, a thousand tilries no !' ' Papa,' said a boy. ' I lenow what makes people laugh in thiir sleeve.' ' Woll, my son, what niak »s them ?' ''Cause that's where their ;unny-lx-ne is.' ' Yes,' remarked the telephrne youth as lie gazed out at the trams aid won dered what their number was ?' I am connected with the best families in our city.' Mother : ' That notepaper is cer:ainly very quaint, but are you quite sure it is fashionable ?' Daughter : ' O^. it must be. It's almost impossible to write on it.' '? Yes, I was awfully fond of that girl, and I believed her to be pe...
A Novel Water Purifier. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
A Novel Water Purifier. A native correspondent gives what he calls 'quite a novel method of filtering water by almonds.' Take three almonds, peel their skin off b- Placing them In tepid water for a short time, and then pound them and dissolve them in a couple of spoonfuls of water. If this solution . is poured iuto a jar full of tain ted' water it will cleanse it in a short time. This method is adopted by natives of high class all over the country where the -water supply is defective and sus picious. At Plnd Dadan Khan, where the -water is brackish, people adopt this system generally. Printed in New South Wales. 1
Origin of Sea-bathing. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 22 January 1898
Origin of Sca-»athiiiff. It Is interesting to note, says ' Science Slftings,' that sea-bathing hart Its origin in England before 1750, when Dr. Richard Russell published his trea tise on the virtues of sea-water. The healing virtues; of the sea bath were not understood, nor was tli« practice of sea-bathing generally resorted to. There seems to have existed a horror of the sea : indeed, in mediaeval times a compulsory aip in its waters was a. sent ence often passed on the public offender. In the earlier decades of last century Western Europe suffered heavily under ' king's evil,' the popular name for that tuberculous affection which scourged all classes from peer to peasant. Dr. Rus sell, a Sussex practitioner, had observed that dwellers on the coast used to drink of the sea water, bathe in it, even wash their sores in it, .and bind them up with sea.\veed. Having satisfied himself as to the efficacy of the practice, he began to prescribe it for his patients with most satisfactory res...
Waterloo Survivors. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Waterloo Survivors. The recurrence of the anniversary of Waterloo has led to a diligent search In France for French veterans of . that great combat. Ouly three survive, of whom Victor Baillot is the eldest He was born at Caresey in 1793, and was caught in tlie last of Napoleon's con scriptions. Baillot was taken prisoner at Waterloo, after receiving a . sabre slash on the helmet -which felled him. to the ground, but did not wound him. His chief recollection of the battle is that the growing wheat impeded the progress of the French army, and cavalry were sent to trample it down. This, Baillot thinks, was a great pity, for It' was wanton destruction.
O'Brien's Bulls. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
O'Brien's Bulls. Tlie late Sir Patrick O'Brien's ' bulls' rivalled the bulls of Sir Boyle Roche, and, ltk^ Sir Boyle Roche's impromptus, were in some instances not unpremeditated. His most famous bull was. perhaps, the observation ' that the Irish Church Act had broken down the bridge that had previously separated the Catholics from the Protestants in Ireland.' On one occasion, being Interrupted by a titter of laughter, be paused, and, looking angrily towards the quarter whence the interruption proceeded, said, ' Hah ! ? Mr. Speaker, I hear a twinkle.'
Women in the Signal Cabin. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Women in the Signal Cabin. ' At Amiens, eight miles from Calais, I saw what I have never seen before— women working the switches in a signal tower. There were two of them, and they appeared to have the station quite I to themselves. I make no doubt that they find their work very agreeable and interesting ; that they are faithful, that their homes are happy, and that they consider themselves very superior, and refuse' to exchange calls with their sis ter the ' bull-whacker' over In the field.' — Cy. Warraan, in ' M'Clure's Monthly.'
Good Old Aristocracy. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Good Old Aristocracy. What is the good old aristocracy of England coming to ? asks a contem porary. An action has just been de cided bj' the* Court of Appeal, in which Lord William Nevill sought to recover damages for an alleged libel by the Fine Art and General Insurance Company, Limited. Plaintiff was employed as the West End agent of the company, and the alleged libel was contained in a cir cular issued by the company to Its sub agents and insurers stating that Lord Nevill had ceased to be their agent. The court held that no libel was implied.
Latest Telegrams. SYDNEY, FRIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Latest Telegrams. Becter's J!ee6AGU\ ! SYDNEY, Fhiday. i Tho question of th-s exclusion of aliena formed the subji ct vt tlie discussion at the Federal Conventi- n yistcrdiiy. Tl.e Vic torian delegates were desr.ius of leaving the matter to be dralt with by the various I States ; but tho New South Wales d?legat's favoured a Federal law on the subject. The matter was finally ndjoui'cfd. At a meeting at the Benevolent Asylum, at which tha Governor was present, it was j stated that although poverty was on the de VlCU^Cf LULIU IIUU L'U*. Ir t-'UU a QKgllti uiuiiiiu tion in the distn-ss dealt with. Miiel.'fi. Insulator, Floilden, and The j Grafter arc the best, favourites for the Anni versary Handicap, Frequent eases of robbeiy and violence are rcportoJ, in which (irenrms arc common ly used. j Mr. Duncan McDiamid. General Mannger of the Hank of North Queensland, haB bm-.n discovered hanging in nn outhouse He hud been buffering from ncivoue prostration.
Wedding Bouquets. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Wedding Bouquets. A young woman, who is a successful florist in London, has made her fame principally through her wedding bou quets. She does not favour the shower bouquet, so popular there, as she says that it is rarely held gracefully, the only way to hold It being close to the gown below the waist, and to- hold it in this one place continually becomes awkward and monotonous. She, how ever, favours flowers loosely arranged, and has a great liking for using black velvet ribbons to bind flowers of either gay or pale hues, finding it more effec tive than ribbons of the same tint as the flowers.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
T^OR SALE-PRIMK OATEN HAY. JD A. S. LONG, Mabyn VTale, Murru rundi. Church of England Cemetery, Glen Alvon. ANY PERSON Cutting Down Trees, Rcmovinu Timber, Breaking Down the Fences, or doing any Damage whatever in the Cemetery adjacent to the Common, will be prosecuted B. KENSEY HORNE, Secretary, St. Paul's Parochial Council. FIVE POUNDS REWARD. THE above reward will be paid by the undersigned on conviction of the scoundrel who on tlie eight of Sunday, or early on the morning of Monday, 24th Janu ary, Poisoned the Dog left by Mr. Potts in my charge. HARRY BROOK. MURRURUSm RACE CLUB. mm ADJOURNED ANNUAL MEET J_ JUG will be beld at ' Tattcreall's,' i Rooney's White Hart Hotel, on MONDAY, 24th JANUARY, at 8 p.m. Public attendance requestor!. J. W. BRODIE, Hon. -Secretary. The grammar School, Scone. ESTABLISHED 1887. BOYS prepaid for Civil Servioe, Junior Hnd Senior Cnivcmly Kxainiuations, and Matriculation. Separate class roum for voung.or backward b--ys. Reduction in j case of brother...