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Pigaon Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
Pigaon Shooting. Ox Saturday afternoon last a " match was shot off at Rosebrook, between sides representing the town and countiy. Tlie conditions were : Nine men aside, six birds each. The countrymen were led by Mr. R." T. Keys arid' the'towniesbyDr. Grrigson. Some" very good shooting-was done on both sides, especially by Mr. . Keys and Hr. J. B.'''MeIutyre, the. former killing 19 birds out of 21 and the latter. IS .out of 20.i'i''The country. teamnvdn' the -irintch,yi\h;^0 kills to 28 b3r;.;,their opp(mentSA.j>Bono^ing lire the ' details :*—: • Itr 'T. Keys -G, ^MdCenzie 3; S. , Dight 0, 0. Graivvill.e.4,. D. ]$q,cin tyre 5 , Q. E. Doyle 0,13, Pierce 4, J. Q. White 4,j C. Busby 4total 40. Town; , J)p. Grigson 2,-.' Di'.: Wilson 2, J. Grarlnnd 5, J. E. Moi'utyre 6. E. Higgius 2, E. Howling 2, W. B. Adams 3, T. Blunt 3, Y. Parkinson 3; .'total 28. Afterwards three sweeps were got up, with the follow-, ing result:—1st. Divided by R. T. Keys and D. Macintyre with three kills each. 2...
The Muswellbrook Escapee. Ballack in Custody. Arrested on Anothor Charge. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
The Muswelibrook; Escapee. Ballack in Custody. Arrested on Anothoi?, Charge. Some weeks ago a- prisoner in the lockup isi Muswellbrook, named* Basil Bailack, effected his escape in a Clevel and daring manner. ■ He .was placed in a cell,of which he was the only occu pant. -The constable, in charge, it is stated, 'bolted hut .did not lock the door. The small aperture, too, in the door was left-down. TliroughUlus the prisonei; inserted his hand. :!I-Ie was able to reach the bolt, which she drew back. Getting put, lie made'..his way to the storeroom, where lie ■■secured' a mattress and a couple of blankets. By the aid of these he. rigged up a dummy prisoner in the cell. Knowing that he would have;to encounter thfi1 officer before he got out of the station, unless he-iesorted to strategy, Ballack waUed in an adjoining cell. Very soon "the; officer came along. lie looked through the-opening in the cell door, and asked the prisoner if he wanted tea. Of course there was' no answer, and susp...
A Sulky Smash [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
K Sulky Smash, * ,v On Sunday Mr. John Dines, acconTj;. panied by his son Mr. William IVine'sj went for a drive in a sulky to then paddocks at McDougtili's' ;Hill.; Tlie son dismounted to open the gate, and some delay took place while, a towns man was conversing with the occupant of the sulky. During this time the horse rubbed the winkers off, but ho clid not take fright for some time after until Mr. William Dines stooped down to adjust theni. Then he dashed away. As he did so, the shafts struck Mr, W. Dines, knocking. him down, find the wheel passed over him- The pony continued his mad career lor some distance, and Mr, -John . Dines," seeing the danger, fortunately slid .'..•out. of the back of the trap, escaping with a shaking. Almost immediately after wards the horse swerved, and, colliding with a stiimp, smashed the vehicle, and freed himself. . He then galloped towards the fence, and,' in attempting to junip tljq qljstEieje, seraiiiljlecl over to tlie other- siOe, ni^l escaped'...
Hardest Festival. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
Hardest Festival. Harvest " thanksgiving services were held in 8. Alban's Church, on Sunday last. The - church was very beautifully decorated with the pro duce of the garden, viueyard, oroliard and. farm. The • congregations, at &lt; both morning'and . evening, sovviocs. were large. The Eev. Mr. Walker in the morning and the Rov.'Miv Garnsey in tlio evening preaolic.cl eloquent sermons appropriate'to the occasion, and were listened to most attentively. . - ; : !
Strange Official Complications. The Stock Board in Conflict with the Department. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
Strange Official Complications. The Stock Board in Conflict with' tha Department. ; Inrespect to tho position of Stock- In spector for this district there are some queer complications just now. To make t ho mallei' plain to our raiders it will be necessary.to gobaek a littlo •mid -refresh -their.:-;-memories.; Some months ago tho Stock Inspector, iM r. E. W. Alfoid, vy.ho hits-.'held- .the. position of Stock InspectOr hero for upwardsof 30 years,: applied for six months'.leave.'-pf -'.abseiioo. This ; was granted by the Sheep Board, and Mr. T. Knox-Hill was temporarily ap pointed to take up tho work." When t h o lime expired for Mr. At ford - to return to bis duties, .'ilia. local Board and tho Board at■■Muswelibrook asked that lie bo retired altogether, aud that Mr. Kuox-Hill be permanent ly np: pointed, reasons being given for this request. This was 't»vo or. throe months ago, and siuco that time a large,amount of correspondence has taken place between the .lo'oal Board and Slock ...
Bush Fires in Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
Bush Fires in Victoria. The story, told by Mr. Arthur Pobjoy, a settler of Cruickston, Poowong, on JM'Donald's Track, gives an instanco in point, and lie speaks with know lodgo. Ho was led into Kadovick's Hotel quite blind, and when fixed up with eye lotion and put in a darkroom ho told his tale. " Yes," he said "we had' a terrible experience. I cannot do it justice; no artist's brush is capable of painting in the awful coloi'3 of that: night. Have you over been on the brink of the grave ? Have you ever felt 3'oursolf slipping into tlie tomb when youam strong and healthy and vigorous ? Have you ever known those hours which crowd the events of a lifetime within their sixty, minutes ? Have you evor understood what it is to have to battle with death for your wife and.your kiddies? Perhaps you havo not. ■ Well, I have, and I don't want it again. The'fiie catno down upon)-us'in two directions. JYocri the north-east it came with the sparks and the smoke of the houses of the dwellers in th...
COMMERCIAL. Maitland Markets. H. J. MARSHALL'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
COMMERCIAL. Maitiand Mavkets. it. j. maiisiiaij.'s niiPojcr. • Piit Gatilo.—Very lnvgo supply' yardocl to a good attendance of. the trade, and so iar, as salon .havo pro gressed values ^ro without"alteration on last Thursday's ratcm, best: yards making; £5 10a to-£6, fair yard a £4 10s t&lt;> £5, others from £'2 15s, cows £3 10s to £'1 I2a, liu'l't £2 8s to £2 ISs. I sold— B.; Buflier, steers at £3 19s, co\v3 nt £2 17a to £8 12s; - R. Cunt, hcifero nt £2 19s to £3 Is; Den ton's co\yu at £2 17s; A. Stalls, cows nt £2 17s to-£3 8s; I. Oampbell; bul locks at £3 1 Is to £4 8a • V'. Fat C.ilvos.—Iu small supply,' :do mand dtill and.ealvaa low oxccpt-'for really.prime descriptions. I hold — " Win. Oruickshauk. 5 siunll at; 14s 3d to 1 fia 6.1. Fat Sheep-.—A; fairly largo^supply ponned, comprising sheep ranging iu quality from medium to prime.. Sales werq brisk, andlato rates fully' main- , taiued. Best pens of crossbred wothers made 8s Gd to 9s Id, crossbredewes; 7s lid to 8s 5...
Brevities. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
.BreYities. In the Gaiety Theatre, in London, a ma[i .was arrestod on Thursday for having a revolver in hia - pos session. Sixtoeu thousand persons visited the intercolonial cricket match on Sat urday. ■ The French Chamber of Deputies will expend four million pounds Sterling on now • worships during the year. ■ In sporting circles- great interest was taken inPrecautibn's'running at Eosohill on Saturday. The mavo won the Shorts Handicap as was expected, but the performance is not regarded as being up to Newmarket Handicap form. : In the intercolonial mining markets on^Safcurday a vast volume of business was transacted. The demand for Queensland gold stocks continued, and Western Australian shares were freely dealt in. The steamer Miowera entorod Sydney He,ids at 10 o'clock on Mon day morning. She oould not bo seen before. On Sunday morniug, while the light-housokeepors could not Bee the steamer, the people on the steamer were equally puzzled as to tho where abouts of the entrance to ...
Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
Peafch. It is with-regret that we have to record.the death of Mi'. 1;£. JJuddon, son of Mr. Ed. Budden, of G-rass tree,. whic^. occurred ; on-.Saturday evening lasfc^ Deceased, ■who lived on his selection, near St.- Ilelliers, was only 36 years of age, was very generally respected, as was shown by the great number of' people who fol lowed his regains to their last resting place in the C'i;u'ch of England cemetery, where the fcui'ial sorviee was impressively, read by the lis v. ' A. H. Garnsey. ; Much sympathy is expressed with the bereaved wife and family in their affliction.
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.) Rouchel. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 9 February 1898
• DISTRICT NEWS. ■ (FllOJt OTW CORRESPONDENTS .) Rouchel. Death has again claimed a friend from our midst. - On Thursday, 3rd Febru ary, Mrs Kennedy,widow of the late &nbsp; Donald Kennedy, passed away at her residence, . " Dalvey." The deceased &nbsp; lady had of late years been in delicate health and consequently much confined to her home. About a month previous to her death she became very ill, and it was then evident to her friends and medical adviser that her end was near; her death, therefore was not unexpec ted and she was surrounded by her family when she passed away. Mrs. Kennedy, who came to this colony in 1837, was a native of Fort William, Scotland, and came out in the good ship, Earl of Durham. She was the oldest inhabitant of Rouchel, as a resi dent, and during.her life here witnessed the transformation of the Rouchel, as it was on her arrival, a dense bush country, mostly inhabited by aborigin als. She has left behind her a grown up family of four sons...
Proof Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
Proof Wanted: : : A. small boy was detected in a 'cherry tree by tlio stingy farmer• who.- owned it. The fanner made tlie boy come down out or tlio cherry-tree,1 raid talked very seriously to liim about .the. siaful ness of stealing. The boy; rc-])lied in dignantly that.lie hadn't stolen any of the cherries. .. , , ^ . "/Now, lust yon count those, cherries over again," said the.boy, •" and see if there is any of them missing.?:. .
Selling Wives. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
s Selling Wives."; • _ : • The refugees brought over from For mosa to Oliina when the Japanese, took over the island, included women and children, find we hear that they wore at once taken'care ;0l-~U.Y th\£Jiiandarins at the l.'agoda:- --U.-lfose of-them who had homes were despatched to tlieni, but there -were some without friends to claim assistance iuom,-'amongst them several widows, /ind these are being sold at-8000 cash apiece,- the child or children in cases when there were any being thrown-in. Buyers (says a Hong kong paper) are not allowed, to pick and choose—at least not as far as^good looks or age is concerned—*-for which reason when a buyer makes his" appearance the l'aces of all the women are covered up while the selection is "taking place.
A Temperance Tale. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
A Temperance' Tale. SiL- Wilfrid Lawson - says , tliat lie never received a knoek-ddwn till," espy ing a labourer walking along.with the old familiar black bottle protruding from, his pocket, lie entered into conversation with hini and iiointcd out the misery which had resulted from the bottle, and earnestly exhorted the.innivto dee from its contents; The man was so over come that: lie took out the reeppiaele and emptied the liquor into'tTuj "road. Sir Wilfried's face beamed with pleasure, and, handing the man sixpence, lie said, " Take that ; it will buy you something better." The man, to the disgust of Sir Wilfrid,- entered a public-house and spent the sixpence in bepiv The liquor lie had thrown away was cold tea.
The Devil's Own. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
The-Dcvil's Own. - . When the " InnsrOf Court". Volunteers •paraded bel'ore King George III.,, some thing in the carriage of Erskine's troops must, it is supposed, have" impressed: liis Majesty. It is suggested that it miglit have been the bearing of Attorney General Law, who, according to Lord Campbell, never learned to know his right foot from his left to the day of liis dismissal. At all events, the. King , inquired how the : corps was recruited. " They are all lawyers, sir," said ISrs kine. " All lawyers !"■ excla.imed" his. Majqsty. "Then call them 'The Devil's Own.'" And "The Devil's Own" they have remained to this. day.
A Cynical' Fable. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
A Cynical' Fable. " Mr. Lanigan'S' fable of: "'The Two Turkeys" lias a lino cynical llavour tliat prodigal sons will - relish : " An HonCst Farmer once led his'two -Turkeys.into his Granary and told them to eat, drink, and be! merry., 0no ■ of these Turkeys was wise and one. foolish.The foolish Bird at once indulged excessively in the Pleasures oC the- Stable':unsuspiciqus,.0f the! Future, but the wiser fowl, in order that he might not be fattened anil slaughtered, l'asted continually, morti fied his-'flesh.-and devofed': li'imself-'to ■ gloomy reflections upon the Brevity of. Life. When, Thanksgiving' approached tlic: Honest Farmer kiljed .both Turkeys, and, by placing a IWck - In'- the interior of the Prudent Turkey, made liim weigh 'niol'e than his plumper. Brother. ■» K " Moral-—As- we Travel through Life let u's Live.by the Waj\"
Spray. Tolstoi and the Publisher. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
Spray. Tolstoi and tbo Publisher. Tolstoi isrsaid to liiivo gone 'in search of a now publisher recently, anil to have entered his oUice unannounced and dressed in peasant garb.. " "I really cannot lie bothered," said the publisher, as he declined to examine the author's manuscript. " It Is'oC no use (or.juio to, look at your sketch. -AVe have hundreds ol' such things.iii-hand,-. and have really no time to deal with yours, even though you were in apposition to guarantee the cost, which I very much doubt." ■ rThen Tolstoi; - in true storybook style,-.-: .dis-v closed his identity, and the humbled, publisher made every -effort.-.-to secure the manuscript, but without avail. . " I: must find a publisher-who has niore: time and does not exact a guarantee," said the Count, as he departed. „
[?]d Drinks. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
Jeed Drinks. .-The'VAmerican, ice cream sodas, that have gained so much favour here (says Hie " Queen");-, though they really re quire a special machine il' to T>e'abso lutely perfect, are yet easily prepared in; an / imitative,, and .by no means de spicable, mnunet iMrst put at the bottom; of a large" sodawater glass 'about' a tablespoonful of syrup, strawberry, pineapple, or any other, then a spoonful of good vanilla-.ice ,cream and some shavings ot ice (ior;-this: an ice shavei ls required, but lit.tie bits chipped from a. block of ice will-do}, th&lt;:ii, pour in sodawtuer Troniva syphon kept rather high up from the glass, and serve at once. A long spoon should' he handed; with it to lake' Out the ice cream. A variation of this can be made without the vanilla ice cream. I'ut the syrup in the glass, then'a spoonful of thick cream, and iill up with the sodawater. Chocolate made withva>littie water, and very, strong black coffee make excellent flavourings for ice crf,...
Dentistry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
Dentistry. Dentristy.—J. Bealby-Smith.D.D. S., from London and America, of 482 and483George-street, Sydney, maybe consulted Fkee at Mrs. Hicks' private house, Muswellbrook, monthly. Nest visit, from 3 p.m on Thursday, March 3, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, 5th. Painless extractions guaranteed. Flattering tes timonials have been given by many of the Squatters and Residents in the district, certifying to the skilled and satisfactory nature of my- work. Charges strictly moderate, At my Sydney rooms I have a staff of Four Dentists, where a great reduction is made on ordinary prices. Mb. A. E. Burbank, K.D.S., Vic and New South Wales, Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist, Head Branch, Tamworth. In consequence of hia ac cident, he will be unable to make further visits for some time, and re quests patients to wait. Dentistry of the highest standing is performed by Mr. Percy B. .Cohen (Honorary Dentist to the Maitland Hospital), who visits Muswellbrook the fourth Saturday in every month, and may be cons...