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Local and General News. Poisoned Baits. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Local and General News. Poisoned Baits. We r erst t;- hear that the poison fiend is £b ut again. On Sunday night lost, we are iuformed, a valuable collie -!? g, the pr per ty of Mr. I'. F. Pott?, C.P.S , which dmiiig his absmce ou leave was in the care of Mr. H. Rro. k. of tbis town, vv.is poieoucil. The dog, so fir as we an learn, was not in the I habit of roa'i. ing ab?nt, but used to lie at the side -!ot-r v! Mr. Brook's residence all night. It is therefore moEb probable that the bait was thrown down somewhere close hamly, ami the dog devouring it was poisan ed and died. That there should be among ly distiibute poisoned baits about the town is to be deplored, ani we need hardly state tbat if the pcreon so offending can be con victed, the law provides a heavy penalty for Ench rn offence. In onr advertising columns Mr. Brook offers £5 reward tor the convic tion of the person laving the bait. Dr. W. B. Hush, Oakland, Fla., writes :- 'I employ Sander & Sjdb Pure Volatile E nc...
Ireland Poor, But Provident. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Ireland Poor, But Provident. Ireland, if poor, is provident. Accord Ing to tlie Banking and Railway Sta tistics, just published, there has been a very large increase In savings during the year 1894, the total amount in the Savings Banks in Ireland being close on £7.000,000 in December, 1894, as com pared with £6,219,000 .in 1B93. The actual increase is £740,000 for the year, following an increase of £48,000 in the year 1893, and an increase of £239,000 at the close of 1*92, as compared with December, 1891. ?
Rousing the Bishop's Servants. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Bousing the Bishop's Servants. A quaint practice exists at the Bishop of London's Palace at Pulham, and this consists in what appears to be a time honoured custom of waking up the episcopal domestics by means of a long pole. At Fulharn the palace lodge-keeper has a reg-ulai- morning duty to perform in knocking up certain of tlie servants at. successive hours, beginning at about half-past 5. The venerable man is pro -iririari wii-Vi n Klpnder rod some 15ft. in length, and with this he raps on the antique casements of the servants' bed rooms in the quadrangle within the mas sive wooden gates of the large western archway, and he continues his attention until the sleeper gives a more or less grateful answer.
Too Much Haste. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Too Much Haste. ' Gazing upon the rugged mountain scenery of the Main Range, a young lady remarked : 'How strange that all this beautiful world should have been created and fin ished in the short space of six days '.' ' It does look as if it wasn't finished yet,' remarked a matter-of-fact man. It looks for all the world as if it had been thrown together in a hurry. It would have looked much more work manlike if it had taken three or four weeks to finish the job properly. Nothing that is done In a hurry Is well done.'
The Nugget off Gold Ore. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
The Nugget off Gold Ore. 'Tliat,' snid nsy friend, in reply to a question of mine. ' is a very Urge and very rich nu^pet of gold ore. It was taken oianj years ngo fiom a n\inc in Australia. ' ' How much is it worth 7' I asked. He lookcJ »t me with a shrewd smile and replied : ?? It is worth just nothine at ill,' I thought that s queet thing for him to sav, but risked no more questions. Two years Inter i n»aiu visited liia house :„ T rtTiiInn (mil ll'.ic l4mp T tnisci'ri flip hit* nu'pet fr m the shelf where I bad firtt se*n it ° But I asked no questions. Perhaps, rc cnllirp th* incident of tivo years liefore. my friend said ; ' I have something to show you,'1 and. fppening a closet, he produced a m»Enifioe'it gjld rase, reninrking: 'That nugget tif gold ore lias taken this form Ei cloBire of the labor involved in the trans f relation, Uic gold alone is lion worth £100' What cnrioiis siroiltudes there are b.-tween tbines essentially unlike 3 Here is one which it msy be instructive to...
The Bad Man Out West. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
The Bad Man Out West. The San Francisco y«ra letter in i sketch of the desperate sharacters who used to mnfce themselves conspicuous ' out west ' from 20 to 30 years ago, tells of tbe bloodthirstinrEE of Tom Brooks in the early seventies ; — ' Brooks was the bad man of Salt Lake City. He had quite a respec able lumber of victims to his score in in the Mormon graveyard. He was remited to be the Quickest man on the draw in the territory, and had the faculty of throwing a bowie kuif:1 wiih fatal precision. Of this he gave a till ing example one evening in a roadside house outside Salt Lake City. He was drinking at the bar when a party of strangets came in and ranged up along side of him. The desperado, according to the etiquette of his class, invited them to drink. One of tbe party, a tall, dignified son of person, abruptly declined. ' What,' said Brooks, ' do you mean to say that you won't drink with me?' 'We never, drink with strangers,' remarked the stranger with a fiery 3aok in his...
The Mystery of Sea-Cliff Towers. (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) CHAPTER XXII. The Rev. Christopher BROADFACE SEES A GHOST. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
THe inysfenj or sea-Cliff Towers. _ — « ? CALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) By J. D. HENNESSEY, Author of ' Tbe Dis-Honnura\le,' ' Wyn turn,' 'An Australian Hush Track,' Gunnery of Ckarcb Conse.t,' etc CHAPTER XXII. The Rev. Christopher Beoadface Sees a Gaosr. It is no daulit npcessury that there should he sneftka in life ; but for ail that wo none of as iik« them. Tfie private dt-tvct.ive is one of them; the seU-uuportaut, high-aiinderl citiEen, who for the public good goffl about with a gitulet in his pocket to make spy holes so that he may give evidence of tho ill deeds of his neighbours is an other; the Ely boy of the family who wneu tie cannot get what lie (-(teems to he a f«ir stare of tbe plunder, gnre off to tell am her that some one else is eat ing the jam, furnishes anotiierexaiipie ; thesa and othWs ire all more or less useful iii tliHr w«y. But ? It 16 singular, too, how men of rare altiliiy, and in other respects of dis tinguished qualities, will sometimes dovflop a habit of liarb...
Market News. SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Market News. SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKET. Wheat.— N.S.W., prime 4s 0d to 4s 2d, old 4s 3d, inferior new 3s 4d to 3s Rd. Chickwhcat.— 3s, screenings 2s 4d to 2s Od. Flour.— N.S.W., £10 10s, to £11 ; Mani toba, £12 5s to £12 10s. Barley. — Cape, 3s to 3s Id. Bran. 74d ; pollard, S£d. 1 Chaff.— N.S.W. prime green £4 to £4 7s 6d, medium from £3 ; imported prime £4, medium from £3 10s. Oaten Hay.— Prime neiv rack, £3 10s to £4, medium from £2 lSs. Lucerne Hay. -Hunter River prime new, £2 6s, medium from £\ 12s 6d; inland in trusses £2 5s. Straw.— New South Wales bundle, £2 5s to £2 10s ; imported derrick-pressed, £'i 5s. Outs.— P.-ime N. S. Wales feed 2s 5d, exceptionally good 29 6d, medium 2s 4d. Maize.— Southern and Turnut, 3s 2d to 3s 3d ; river, 3s Id to 3s 2d ; New Zealand, 3s 2d. PotatoeB-N.S.W., £5 to £7, Worrnam bool, £4 10s to £5 ; imported Tastnanian Circulars, £6 5s to £6 10s. Onions. —Best Victorian, £4, Bccond quality. £3 15s. Cheese.— Prime Urge, 4Jd to 5d ; loaf,' od to 5Jd ; Ke...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
C. O. WALDOWJ SCO2sTE. BOOKS a* Published Prices. PERIODICALS, MAGAZINES, & FASHION JOURNALS. All that appear regularly, The Finest Assortment outside Sydney, TOYS, DOLLS, AND FANCY GOODS, Including all the latest Novelties, and in Immense Variety. WEAR ^^ ' BEST Jsl T T»-^^l«.n^. rf^^«.««« The Finest in the Market. Our DOUdilci IjllGGSG Registered Brand is on every ? Cheese. cM-,dFcurend Bodalla Bacon QuAR?J 'We have juBi received tin/] olio. W«jyvic Our Christinas Supply of JjUUallci llcUIlb 'Which in Get-up and Quality are Equal to the Finest English. PAIITinU *' baviuE come to tne knowledge if the Hodalla Company that UAU I IUR. certain p- r-ons are selling other Colonial Chcc-:e undo- tho name of BODALLA, the public are requested to see tlmi all Ciieese sold as BODALLA, BEAKS THE BRAND OP THE COMPANY. JOHN OlifcAll Will, 229 Sussex Street, Sydney. ™r ' — ^— — — ^— — — . 1 OOk Qt this! Splendid Value for yonr Money. ' «-P OUR £3 PARCEL IS REMARKABLE VALUE. FllP S^Q You c...
SYDNEY FAT STOCK SALES. MONDAY'S MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
SVDNSV FAT STOCK SALES. Monday's Market. Cattle. — 1232 were yardid, comprising abjut 550 fr;.m norih, 250 from south, 230 from we«t, and 200 from Queensland. Th« qualily was fr.nn fair to good, with a few yards of prime. The msrket opened to a good attendai-eo, and Thursday's improved closing rates were well maintained through out, exciting the fe-v heavy- weights, which sold at values mire in prop rtion to the others. Trime yards of bollocks, £0 1(K od 1 beasts to £S 2s ; good £5 10* to £6 ; medium £3 10s to £4 10h : prim; yards of cows, £4 15?, extra £5 16s ; good £4 ; me dium £3. Sheep. — 8S29 wera yarJed, tl.e quality generally boilig medium to good, with ft lew lots of prime. The market opea'ed to the usual attendance of buyers, the Mc.it Com pany opsrating frenly throughout. The supply pr--ved within requi.'tinun s, and prices improved about Gd per heac'. Lam re were abnut tqnal to requirements and s. Id fairly well, no material alteration in rnlues heint; noticeable. Piinie ...
MAITLAND STOCK SALES MONDAYS MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
MAI I'LAND S 'LOCK SALES Mondays Mabket. Cattle, — The snpph forward was much larger than was aulici;ated. Competition was active throagliouf. Tha market olo^d firm Kt an advance upon lac rates. B.'st p.-ns I'ullouks made £5 to £6 : g''d £4 to £4 los ; light and medium £3 to £3 10s : cows, best made £4 10* ; K'O'i £3 10* to £3 16s ; others from 35s to £3 Calvin in small supply, good demttnd. B-t heifer vealers made 30a to 40s ; good SOs to 25s ; other* fr.111 7s Gd. Fat sheep in moiUrate supply, demand brisk, market firm at late rates. Rest 1 wethers .made lOi to lie 3d ; good 7a Gd to 8s Od ; light aud inferior 5s 6d to 0s 6d ; ewes, from 5s to Ss ; Iambs, 5a fid to 6s 9J. Thursday's Markets. Fat Cattle — In light supply. Sid-iia:g were brifck and late values well maintained. Best bullocks brought from £i to £5 lla; medium, from £3 to £4; cows and heifers, from £1 10s to £4 7s. Fat Calves - Id small supply. And values were wi'.hnut alteration on late rates. Fat 5-heep — Fairly larg...
THE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE. CHAPTER II.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
THE CHEVALIER de itAISON K0UGE. CHAPTER H..— Continued. ' 'Who goes there ?' 'A friend,' said Maurice1. 'A friend I Advance, Louis.' He to whom this order wne addressed placed himself At the head of his oijrht men, and quickly approached. 'Is it you, Maurice?' 6aid the cor poral. 'Ah, libertine, what are you doing in the streets at this hour 7' 'You see, I am groing to the section of Brothers and Friends.' 'Yep; to visit that of Rifiters and friends. We know all about that. An, listen, ma Belle, When the dunk midnight hour Tbe church bells shall toll. « I will haste to thy -bowier; To *hT j«idi-n will st.-nl. Siijtrt of ?.?olts and of hare, Au'l my love will rcvenl, 'NeRth tho lijlht of the stars. B-it'-uot so?' 'Xo, syon arai* .von are mistaken. I wiis -in Jmy way home, when I discovered tiiis cifoyenue struggling in the handset thepe citizen volunteers, and ran to in quire why tJw.y wisied to detnin her.' 'It is Just liko; you.' said Louis. TIkh, tiirnirur toward the voiuntwrs. 'W...
Our Sydney Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Our Sydney Letter. [From our Sydney Contributob.] Tho Sydney School of Arts, like its Bister institutions in the country, comes in for a good deal of ciustic criticism at times from some of its more go-ahead members. There is, no doubt, ground for reform with our in stitution, as it is undoubtedly manag ed on very conscrvali ve lines. Thp rrifo nf culiapi ml inn ic lurnrf* nniirr fia Gd per quarter, and. owing to Hie great number of subscribers, it is al most impossible for any ordinary citi zen to get a chance of the latest novel, although there might br several copies in the catalogue. One has to enter his name in a hook kept for the purpose, claiming a right to tha new work after the pTEon whoso name is ju«t above his own has had it. Of course, the reading room is well supplied, having almost everything in periodicals. Yet there is plenty of room for improve ment; the institution is not nearly bo popular as it should be. By the way, I notice that a number of the country newspaper...
Lady Guides on Wheels. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Lady Guides on Wheels. i ' ? * ? ' Like everybody else, the lady guide now rideB a cycle. And a. considerable aid to business she has found it, ' In the ordinary way there is not a very extensive demand for lady guides,' explained a most attractive member of that profession, with whom a 'Hub' representative waa recently privileged to enjoy a chat. ' And when I saw how society was taking to cycling, I concluded J UUU MOVVDi J.UA1VVV BUlUi tJ\J *- 1OU1UCU IW ride ; designed and made my own costume ; nnd, what was more difficult of achieve ment, managed to buy A bicycle, as dainty a little bicycle as I could procure, because, as you know, amongst better-olasa peoplo appearance goes a very long way. ' Novices are the best patrons of the lady cycling guide ; people who can ride, but who have not acquired the assurance necessary for riding afar in tlieir own country. Being fairly well known, I had not long to wait after I had announced that I had become a wheelwoman. A lady wrote to me to...
Scone Police Court. SATURDAY, 22ND JANUARY, 1898. (BEFORE MR. G. R. EVANS. P.M). ALLEGED FALSE SWEARING. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
Scone Police Court. Saturday, 22nd January, 1898. (Before Mr. G. R. Evans, P.M). Alleged False Swearing. James Bridge Junr., was charged with false swearing at the Quarter Sessions hold at Murrurnndi 011 the 2nd November last, in swearing ' that he (the said James Bridge) during the month of January, February, or March in tbe year 1897, drove certain sheep belonging to John Bridge, (then charged with sheen-stealing) into Scone into the Bale yards and delivered them to Cotbett&York on behalf of the said John Bridge ; and then came away,' he, the said James Bridge than knowing the statement to be false. Mr. J. A. K. Shaw, with SubIn spector Fowler, of West Maitlantl, ap peared for the prosecution. Seuior-Sergoaut Coady deposed that he produced the order signed by Judge Gibson authorising (he prosecution ; he was presrnt at the Quarter Sessious at Murrurnndi, on the 2nd November last, ou tlie trial of one John Bridge on a chargo of sheep-stealing, and was the officer in charge ...
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MACHINE [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 29 January 1898
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MACHINE Don't lend it. Don't oil too f rooly . Unless yon know all about it, don't take your bicycle to pieces. If your wheels want truing have them done by a good cycle mechanic— you will only make bad worse if you attempt tho repair. Look yonr machine over oocasjonally, aud soetbat all nuts are tight. You should oultivato the habit of testing them with your finger and thumb, while resting1 and chatting. tJarry cub spamier uu»u« *«* u**« uih^uiuo or a good adjustable wrench; you will pro serve the plating and shape of bolts and nuts by doing so. ? A. Boratoh race— cats. Cycling and skating are sports which com bine wonderfully well. ??? The Birmingham (England) parks are opes to cyclists until 1 p.m. every day. %? In Ireland professionalism is not recognised by the ruling body. V Aooording to O. W. Holmes the lamp of man's life has three wicks— brain, blood, and taeath..— Turn one down And the other two go out. The doctors' prescription, ' broatho pure air,...