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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
la'A'tY.**A'A'.^;Ja*'A'^'-/wtt/'y^!AjAvi'J*^^ B. PASKINS, f Importer of all tends of Musical Instruments, PIANOFORTE ASD ORGAN TUNER AND REPAIRER, SOONB. Agent for all the best aud well-known makes of Pianos 8s Organs. All kinds of Repairs executed. Moderate Charges anil Best Work. All correspondence and enquiries address ed to Scone will receive prompt a' tention. All partB of tlie distiict visited periodically. OT)flY Ho Wfl'S New ? IS NOW READY, . . . and will be sent anywhere POST FREE on application GET ONE! ANTHONY I HORDEKN'S, Universal Providers, HAYMKET fMY, SYDNEY. 65 HUNTER STREET, and HELSBJl STUEET, PLjOTlIll! We are Sale Proprietors of the Celebrated Cold Climate Feradale Creamery Butter Write or CaW for Sample of our Teas. We do not «ive long credits with onr Teas, and so cun give much better value at 25 per cent Ubs co-t than any house, either in Newcastle or Sydney. Try as. PORE GOLDEN TIPPED 'CEYLON TKAS. at la 61 ; fllb tins at Is 4d lb ; and 101b tina at la 3d lb...
The CH[?] DE MAISON ROUGE. A TALE OF THE REIGN TERROR CHAPTER I. THE ENROLLED VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
mmm [?] CHAPTER L THE ENROLLED VOLUNTEERS. It was on the evening o! the 10th oE March, 1793; tea o'clock was striking from Notre Dame, and each stroke sound ing emitted a sad and monotonous vibra tion. Night had fallen on Paris, not boisterous ami stormy, liut cold, damp and foggy, fnris itself at that time was not the Paris of our day; glitteriug at night with thousands of reflected hguts, the Paris of busy promenades, of lively chftt, with its riotous suburbs, the scene of audacious quarrels and during crime, but a fearful, timid, busy city, whose few and scattered inhabitants, even jn cross ing from one street to another, rancou cealing themselves in tne uarKness 01 i'-= alleys, and ensconcing themselves be hind their porte-cocheres, like wild Vasts , tracked by the hunters to tboir wir. As we have previously said, it was the j eTOning of the 10th wf lUrcli, li'JS. A , lew remarks upon the extreme situation j which had produced the changed aspect of the capital before we commence...
Songs That We All Know. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Souss That We. All Know. ' The Campbells are Coiniu' ' is a very old Scottish air. Copies of it date back to 1020. ' Oue Bumper :it TiUtiug' is one of tbe best knowu of Moore's couvivial soucs. The tune was called ' Moll Roe iu the Morning.'' ' Come. Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl' dates from the time of Suak sneare. It appears in one of Fletcher's ' Clieer, Boys, Cheer,' was the work of Charles Mnckay, tlii' music being by Henry Russell. It was the outcome of an evening of conviviality iu 1S43. ' Driuk to Me only with Thiue Eyes' is from a poem entitled 'The Foivst,' by Beu .lonsou. The air is an adapta tion of one of Mozart's opera melodies. ' Allan Water' was written by Mat thew Gregory Lewis, better known in literature as ' Monk Lewis,' -whose weird tales were tbe fashion when Scott ' What 'are the Wild Waves Saying V' a duet that was once immensely popular, was suggested to Dr. Joseph Edwards Carpenter by the conversation in ' Doui bey and Sou.' ' Rule Britannia' is usually cr...
The Sketcher. A Friendly Wrestle. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
The Sketcher. A Friendly Wrestle. The large lawn at the back of the riverside hotel is in pressing want of a roll and a shave and a brush-up. In normal times of tea parties and trades men's outings this matters little ; this evening the growth of grass on the hil locks causes folk to stumble and to suspect practical jokes. The bill in the diamond-paued window says that, to night will occur A Friendly Wrestle in the Lancashire style for a Purse of Two uunds Ten. Jack Lucas v. Charley Rooke. Admission, 3d. Lovers Ales and Spirits iu the Neighbourhood. The wooden tables of the two summer houses at the end of the uneven lawn have been ejected to enable th ewrestlers to dress for the struggle. The two tables are depraved old pieces of furni ture, scored over with dogmatic tips for races run long ago, drawings of ladies' heads, and signatures and ancient dates. On the tables two stout ladies (the property of tlieir respective hus bands, arguing loudly with others at one of the summer-hous...
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. The half yearly meeting of the above bauk was held on Friday, SUt instant, Mr. Ed ward Kuox presiding. The report showed that ihe balance at tbe credit of profit and loss account, after deducting rebate on cur rent bills .and accrued interest on fixed deposits, reducing premi-es account, paying note tax, and providing for land and income taxes ai d bad and donb'iu! debts, amounted to £55,407, out of which the directors re couimeuded the fi Honing appropriations : —To the payment of a dividend for the half year at tiie rale of 8 per cent, per annum, £40,000; to balance being undivided profit, £15,407 Is Id— £55,407 Is Id.
Sneezing. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Snceziiig- Sneezing is a reflex act caused by an irritation of some portion of the large nerve supplying sensation to the face. Excessive sneezing may be the result of some irritant, usually of vegetable ori gin, coming in contact with the mucous membrane liuiug the nose, or it may be associated witb some general disorder. Whooping cough aud asthma are often aecoiimaiiieii !-v violent Ills of sutw.inir. Persons of a ' gouty' tendency are often afflicted with frequent sneezing, aud the same is true of persons who possess a somewhat hysterical or exceedingly ner vous temperament. A sneeze aud a cough exert much the same effect over different portions of the respiratory tract. In sneezing an effort is made to get rid of some substance irritating the mucous membrane of the nose ; iu coughing the same tliiug- is attempted for the throat. Sneezing is iu some instances produced by looking at a strong light or vivid colour. Tho inflammation may be increased, if uot. actually produced, by ex...
Treasure Trove. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Treasure Trove. On Monday morning (says tho 'Jiimwn'th -ve»'.v), wheu digging out an old ttamp in tbe horse luddoek adjoining the Brewery a curious 6nd was mode by F. Jab us and J. Rose. It connettd of silver aud copper coins to the value of £1 15s Id and a silver watch. Both cioB aud w a.tch were iu a wonderful etate of preservation, considering tlut they were foncd ouly ub ut six inches under tbe surface, and must ha e been there nearly SO yturs, as the latest dale on any of the coins is 1 S4S on a halt-penny, which must have been a new coin when buried as it is iu perfect preservation now.
The Japanese Toilet [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
The Japanese Toilet. Itoften seems to a' stranger as If the Japanese were striving for the shadow rather than the substance of cleanliness. This Is especially notable of tlieir baths, which are used over and over again by successive persons, In the order of their dignity and Importance, until the water becomes far from inviting. The result is practical cleanliness for the average, however. In Ironing clothes, the Japs, like the Chinese Sings and Wung-s who have come hither, spurt water upon them from their mouths. From 5 to 7 in the their teeth, an act wliicli is, in warm weather at least, generally performed in public, with a toothbrush whose handle is a foot and a-half long. In a country village the toothbrush Is dipped in the brook, which flows, rank with sewage, from the villa and the rice fields. As a natural result, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid fever spread rapidly wherever they gain a foothold. In the larger cities a purer water supply and more know ledge of hygienic laws ...
" The Court Favours the Plaintiff." [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
' The Court Favours the Plaintiff.' The judge's daughter was perturbed. 41 Papa,' she fcB'd, knitting her pretty browa, '? I aru in doubt as to whi tber I have Kept to the proper form of pro cedure. In law one can err iu so trmny little, teclinicaliti'8 that I am ever fearful. Now, last evening George ? ' The judge looked ai her sharply over his glasses that she involuntarily paused. ' I thought you had sent birr, abour his business,' be said. ' I did (jive an averse -li-ci- sion,' she answered, ' and he declared that he. would appeal. However, I convinced him that I wns (ho Court of last resort in a case like that, and that no appeal wouid lie from my decision.' '? Possibly the Court wan assuming a little more power than rightfully be longed to it,' said the judga thought fully, ' but let that pass. What did lie do then ! ' 'He filed a petition for a rf-hearing.' ' The usual course,' said the judge, ' but it is usually nothing but a mere formality.' ?- g0 I thought,' returned the g...
Murrurundi Race Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Murrurundi Race Club. The an:.nal meeting of the above Club was held on Monday evening last, at Rooney's ( ' Tattersall'a ') Hotel, when there were present, His Worship the Mayor CDr. Rufus Bell) in the chair, Messrs. C. F. juchau, J. Broodbank, J. Dooley, J. Bec kett, M T. Koonpy. R. SimsoD, and J. W. Brodie (H-m. Spjretarj). The minutes of tbe 1 ravjous meeting wer« read and confirm ed. After snme discussion Jlr. Broodbank moved ' That owing to the small attendance present, this meeting stand adjonrned until thiii night week, tlie 31st January.' Mr, M. T. Rooncy seconded the motion, which was carrirrl, and the meeting then adjourn ed. We trutt to Eee a large and represen tative meeting at the adjourned meeting on Monday evening, so that the question of holding the annual race meeting may be thoroughly discussed, and some definite dcci, eion arrived at.
Some Recent Coincidences. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Some Recent Coinci dences. Coincidences have become almost too common to be worth notice, tout a few recent ones are interesting. Amonn those who went down to Onboriie in the summer to receive the honour of knighthood from the -Jui-en were the ui&yors of Brighton, Nor wich, and JSdltord. Tlie Mayors formed a party, and on arrival at OsWortie were invited to inscriu- ttn-ir names in the Queen's birthday book. They did so, and tho writing reveal- d the remarkable fact that all llireu were Lorn ou October lulh. On June 22nd (Jubilee Diy) a labourer's wife, named Harvei', at Bedinins.er, near Bristol, gave liirth to twins. There would be nothing cx -raonjinary in this circumstance, boi for the fuct tliat Mrs. Harvey gave liirtli in fiviilfl nn Juno 91sl. 1887. the day when then tbe Queen cilebrated her Golden jubilee. The first twins were girls, and the second boys. An inquest was held recently at Halfield, near Gloucester, on the liody of an agricultural labort-r, at which the ...
Interesting Archaeological Discovery. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Interesting Archaeologi cal Discovery. The N'* Y'irk C'-tHspoii'len: of lie Standard ri-poris mi int thsiiii^- anti quarian discovery. Smii' rail -my con structors in the Indian i-m-ory havi uncovered in thn eih underlying de posits of ilii* QuaiiMmry period couii' I'-Bs preliisioric fiki-lrtonB. They 8- cm ed to be those cf warrior* with smash, rl skulls, or n. iiHTutine arrow wmuii-.'P. They Kf-re burri'il i*i cirel'K, tin' lyodis radin'inj «ith tlin f---t tnwxrd* '.h' centrc, a'id food licwls bad Imi-d pljto r7 at each elbow. Professor Wnl'ers, ihe archsologim, becoming intiresled in the find, dug pits over an area of 30 acres, and disclosed a bitle ground of an extinct race, where 100,000 men had been buried. The exppnses of Great Britain are now about £100,000,000 yearly, or nearly £200 per minute, but ever tick of the clock represents xn inflow of a lit'l- over £3 into 'he British Treasury, thus leaving an annual surplus of about £4,000,000.
Revision Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Revision Court. A court fir ihe purpoao uf itvi ing the Municipal List for the Municipal District of , Mumi'undi was held in tbe Council Cham ber on M..i-ida,y evening, when there were present Alderman Rufus Bell (Mayor, in the chair), C. F. Jucbau, J. W. P.rodie, L. H. Davi?, au4 M. B. DonneHau. The list as rev:6ed was adopted hy the Council, and the signature of tho Mayor at- ached thereto. Tbe list contain' d the names of 224 voters, having a total of 293 vote;.
Short Story. Lil and the Others. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Short Story. Lil and the Others. — ^ A cat -was the cause of it all ; a fact which E,il insisted was most, peculiar, as she had always held the feline spe cies in especial abhorrence. The three girls, Lilias Maynard, Prue Palsgrave, and Mary Baldwin, kept house together, and a very pleasant home it was. The house belonging to Pruo, who was the possessor of a hand some income, and her liberality enabled the other girls to live in a style to which they could otherwise have had no pretension. Both depended upon their own exertions, Mary a« a teacher in the High School, Lil as a shorthand writer In a railway ollice. Prue was considerably older than her companions, who admired her for her extensive ex- j perience of life. ] Prue, a woman of speculative and theoretical tendencies, was honestly do-! voted to Lil, and excessively jealous of ; nny interference with her own influence. | Lil herself was an impulsive young person, thirsting for everything that' was sweetest in life, and feeling...
An Underground City. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
An Underground City. In Gslicia, io Anstriao Poland, there is a remarkable underground city, which has a population of over 1000 men, women and children, scores of whom have never Been the light of day. It is knwo as tho City of the Salt Mines, and ie Mtuated several hundred feet below tbe earth's anrface. It has its' wviii u»u( bueutre ana Bssemniy room, as ; well as a bcantiful church decorated with statues, all being fashioned from the pure crystallised rock salt. It ha« well-graded streets »i d spacious squares, lighted with -electricity. There are numerous instances in this nnd.' ground city where not a single individual in three or four com-ecutive gener ations has evi r eeen the sun, or has any idea of how people live in the light of day.
The War Cloud. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
The War Gioud. The very emphatic intimation issued by the British Government on the Chinese question bears an ominous warning. Sir Michael Hicks Beach, the' Chancellor of the Ex chequer, has announced that Eng land will oppose, even to war, any action on the part of other nations which would impair the trading greatness of the empire is contained much more in its enormous trading interests than in its actual landed area, and figures show that English ships carry infinitely more of the Chinese trade than all the other na tions of the. world put together, so that she has something to look after which is well worth fighting for. But the odds against her in a war . on Chinese territory are very great indeed ; her most likely enemy would be Russia, and the English ! navy would have little opportunity ! of helping the army, for the fighting ! would be probably confined at first ; to the borders of Russia and China, j The Russians have just completed , their railway line, which connects St...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
TerrSbEe Burning Acci dent. A SYDNEY MAN FALLS ON A hOT 6TXAM-PIPEIN A BATH. HIS FLESH ADHBKED TO THE PIPE LIKE A STE^K TO A FfiYlNGPAN. AN AWFUL SIGHT. While in a both in Pitt-street, a Mr, J arris had the misfortune to slip and fall on the hot wnier pipes, and be'ore be could be rescued he was scalded And burnt in a ter rible way. The ahock of the burning and the fall proved to bo very disastrous fir Mr. Jarvie. end for a number of vesre after he was a confirmed invalid, suffering terribly from locomolor nlnxia and other forms of paralysis. A few months ngo, noivever, re ports began to be circulated in the neighbor hood tliar Mr. Jnrvis was getting ruund again, and that be had Lad a must marceiiouB recov er; from this aiparctiliy incurable mnlndy. It was on flcrount of these rumors that a special reporter frini the Sydney Worker was dei pitched to pet all information regarding earr.e, Hnil one afternoon he made his way to his house, 45 Crown-lane, Ultimo. Mr. Tlios. Jurvis was dis...
Municipal Nominations. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Municipal Nominations. Nominations for candidates to fill tho vacanci.s in the Murrurnndi Municipal Council caused by tbe retirement through the tffluxiou of time of Aldermen C F. Jnchau, C. Stairs, and L. H. Davis, closed at noon on Saturday last. Alderman Davis we understand is not seeking re-ele:tion, aDd eo far as we are able to learn onlv the requisite nun-ber of nominations have been icceived by the Returning Officer. We be lieve these to be those of Aldermen C. P. Juchau aud C. Stairs, aud Mr. 6. Dove. The nominations will be opened and read by the re-turning officer at noon on Tuesday next, 1st February, at the Council Chamber.