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The Home. The Hygiene of the Rooking Chair. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
The Home. The Hygiene of the Rooking Chair. Great interest lias been excited in ■America by Hie news that Dr. Lainc, a French West India physician, says the. use of a rocking-chair is uood for the, health. He has been talking of what he calls the good effects that- the lul laby-chair exercises1011 subjects affected with atony of the stomach." Atony is want of tone. Dr.- Laine: says that;-a course ofrocking-chair after every meal, the oscillationsbeing quiet'and regular, "stimulates gastro-intestinal peristait isni," and that dyspeptics should;; take notice. The chair ought to be light,'so .that rocking requires no oll'ort, and sufliciently inclined backward that tlie person may lie rather than sit - in'.it Physicians will agree that Dr. Laine lias done Americans a real service. It lias always been rather diliicult to explain their national .passion for tliu rocking chair, but now it is only too easy. Americans arc the worst sufferers from indigestion and dyspepsia in tliu world,' bu...
Honest New Yorkers. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
Honest Now Yorkers. ■ A Now York -mail has been testing the honesty of! the people of that, city by dropping purses in their way, an'd.see ing how many of them were returnedi . He purchased six ladies' - purses, and put in each of them forty-two cents,' a ■key, some certificates, and a. card: with ills name and address tlioreon: , Tlie purses were, dropped at .various places on the side walks, and on the lloors of the big drygoods stores; In less than twenty-four. hours/.live of the purses had been returned to him, and, accord ing: to last, advices, ;he -was coniidontly expecting .the return of the sixth. At-" ■tentlon is:■ directed - to the :ilit,cresting fact thatJn touch case the honest tinders wore women.
England v. New South Wales. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
England v. Nev/ South Wales. Tub abovo mutoli was continued and con cluded yesterday, whoa Now South Wules won by 239 runs. Following aro the scores : New South Wales—First innings .... 415 Seoond Innings o71 England.—First innings 387 Second innings. Maolaren, b Howell HO "Wainwright, b M'ICibbin 68 Ranjitsinhji, c M'Kibbin, b Howell.... 44 Hirst, c Gregory, b Noble 1 Druce, o Kelly, b Noblo 12 Mason, c Gregory, b Noblo G Hay ward, not out G4 Stoddart, b Noble o Briggs, o and b Noble 0 Board, bNoble 9 Hearne, b Howell ....'. 1 Sundries 13 Total 363
Pith and Point. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
^Prfch and Point. Beauty may palliate poverty, but it can't pay house rent. It does-not do one's illsnlty any good to stand upon it* too."frequently. ,Tlie coldest place / in - the ice-box is underneatli'-the ice, not'on top of it. The world', moves. It probably finds it; ■cheaper'tosriiovc-than to' pay vent. Children need muscle more than money. A sermon should be as..sliort as the way is narrow'it preaches of. .■; ■■■■ The man who was-bit twice by the same dog is better adapted to that kind of business than-any other. Medical men 'have discovered that caustic potash is'a remedy for anarch ism. There has been no entirely successful machines invented' yet fcfr.-setting type or setting' liens. . .. . It's! the ..man.-without much mind: who always ' has a mind to do" .something and never does it. ' ' There arc springs of -.fresh' water in the Persian,Gulf that; furnish supplies to vessels. rWomaii does all. siiei'can to render her self irresistible, arid"then orders man to !lceep his ...
Coroner's Inquiry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 12 February 1898
Coroner's Inquiry. An inquest was held on the body of James Meehan, at the Court House, Muswellbrook, before the District Coroner, Mv. Edward Bowman, on Wednesday morning. The following jury were empanelled Jas. Phillips, R. M. Morgan, S. J. Dowell (fore man), E. Mills, G. L. Gordon, W. Clendinning, W. M'Neill, T. M'Neill, -H-. Bourke, W. Davison, F. Budderi, and 0. E. Sawkins. i The jury, on being sworn, made an adjournment to Mrs. John Meehan's, in William street, to view the body. On their return-the evidence appended was taken :— Peter Adnum, a contractor, residing at Beggary Creek, deposed :—I have seen the dead body of James Meehan this morning ; he has been a neighbor of.mine; I was in Muswellbrook yes terday, and saw the deoeased in Mus wellbrook ; he came in with a cartload of wheat for D. K. Graham; I aaw him after he had unloaded; I hnd a conversation with him ; he had a glass of peppermint with me at Puller's Hotel; he appeared to have had liquor but appeared to be capab...
State Children's Relief Board. Children Eligible for Permanent Adoption. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
State Children's Relief Board. Children Eligible for Permanent Adoption. There are under the control of the State Children's Relief Board sixty orphans and foundling children, aged from three months to seven years. These children are all avail able for permanent adoption, and it is advisable for those who wish to bring children up as their own, without pay ment, to apply to the Board rather | than lake children from parents who may at any time reclaim them. Photo graphs of these children will be for-1 warded upon application to the board- j ing out officer.
Allora Spring Wheat. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Allora Spring Wheat. We have by no means heard the last of the Allora Spring Wheat, . This being, 'tween seasons the further con sideration of the matter is in abeyance. It is just as well, however, not to post-? pone the question too long." Sowing time approaches and farmers will soon be seeing to their seed wheat. It is, therefore, well to know how .this'variety is viewed by consumers. Millers are the sole consumers of grain, It is them, therefore, who can give the best opinion. One of the leading city millers says emphatically that he will buy any quantity *of Allora Spring at full market prices, that is at the highest price current for prime Riverina grain. Already, this season, he has had a small quantity and pronounced it ex cellent for mixing with the harder and darker varieties hailing from the south. In coior it would be difficult to beat, but it has scarcely the strength of the Steinwedel or Purple Straw varieties. There are, however, many pastry cooks and high-class baker...
Sydney Produce Market. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Sydney Produce Market. Wheat.—New South Wales, inferior new 3s &lt;id to 3s 8d, prime new 4s 1:o 4s 2d. Chickwheat.—2s 6d to 3s Id, screenings 2b •Id to 2s 7d. Flour.—N.S.W., £10 10s, old £11. - Barley.—Cape, 3s 2d. to 3s 3d. Brum—7:1 d. ■ Pollard.—9d. Chaff.—Local prime green, £3 17s Gd to £1 7s 5d, modium from £3 10s ; imported primo, £4 ; medium from £3 5s. Oaten Hay.—Rack, new prime £4 to £4 5s, good £4, medium from £3 10s; chaffing, £2 l is to £3 2s Gd. Lucerne Hay.—Hunter River prime £2 os, medium from £1 17s Gd ; inferior, £1 os Gd; inland in trusses, £2 12s Gd to £2 15s ; small bales from £2 12s Gd to £3. Straw—N.S.W bundled, .G2 10s to £2 15s ; dorrick, £2 17s Gd to £3 ; imported derrick £2 17s Gd td £3. Oats.—Primo feed 2s Gd ; good, 2s 5d ; medium 2s 4d ; Tartarian seed 2s 8d. Maize.—Best new 2s lOd ; second quality 2s|.8d to 2s 9d best old 3s ; small parcels 3s Id ; second quality 2s lOd to 2s lid. Potatoes.—N.S.W. modium from £5 7s Gd to £5 Gs ; best, £7 ; impor...
Homebush Stock Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Homebuah_Stock. Sales. Messrs.. Harrison, Jones, and Dev lin, (Limited);report : x6,000 sheep in the bulk being fair to.good and useful descriptions. Prime were' scarce and the market, was .• 6d better. . Lambs about the same.. 1240 cattle ..in, the, majority being useful quality,'but.tlie market opened lower. We sold,—Walker's Tenterfield bullocks to £j 8s, averaging £6 4s; Gall's bullocks £5 5s; McKenzie's £4 1 os, and others. •
COMMERCIAL. Maitland Markets. J. N. BRUNKER AND SON'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
COMMERCIAL. Maitland Markets. N. BRUNKEIl AND SON'S ItEI'OIlT. Fat Cattle.—Small supply, a large proportion of consignment consisting of cows. Buyers were in fair attendance, competition active, and values in ad vance of last week's rates. We sold— For J. Hardie, bullocks at £3 15s to £4 1 os,- cows £2 6s 6d to £3 us ; T. G. Carter's'bullocks at £3 7s to £6, cows £4 17s; T. Drinan's bullocks at £3 6s'to £4 6s; W, Keys'cows at £2 7s to £2 153; T. Ritler's at £2 14s to £3 1 is 6d; A Ball's at £2 10s to £3 13s, heifers at £ 1 12s to £1 17s; P. Saddler, cows at £2 16s to £3 5s, heifers at: £2 5s ; P. . Bower, cows at £2 10s; D. Goodyer, bullocks at £3 '15s to £4 ;5s j J. Goodyer, bullocks at £3 :15s to £4 -5s; J. A. Osborne, /cows at £2 7s 6dj Northern Agents, bullocks at'£3 18s to £5, cows at £2 13s 6d to £3 2s yJ. A. Tulloch, steers at £2 12s 9d to £2 17s 9a. ■: Fat Calves.—Small', supply, demand active and ' values ,firmer for -prime quality. ''Best made.25s to 35s," good 15s to 20s,...
Cruel Railing of Stock. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Cruel Railing of Stock. The carnage of stock on the railways is far from satisfactory and certainly not as speedy as.it could and sIkjuI'' be, Fiequunll) cattle1and" sheep are p_Mit up in i ail v. ay truck'-,; under the blazing- sun by day and&lt;>cold winds at night, without'feed' or 'unlet , lor sixty hour-" at'"a strj'.ch';'besides that the :shuiuing;v;and.v-careless-'.^.stopping of trains'bruise: the cat tie l?adly,:;and not infrequently,knock? ihcsht'cp off..then legs. With the view to a" lemedy for these and other things ther Stock owners'; Association.' sand sl/ati i,Stock Salemen's Association recently ar ranged a, deputation to the Railway Commissioncis. The case for the siockowners' and , moat; consuming public was put fully and well by the speakeis for the deputation', but not much good seems .lodiave beensdone j: Chief Commissionu Ollivei, got into "all u flj" told'ithc - re po rters| irese nUto: cease taking natet, or he\ would cease speaking,' .and generall)...
General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
General News. . 'Xia the house of Commons on Fri day Mr. W. Redmond moved an" during the debate on the' address in Reply to the Queen's Speoch asking that an amnesty should be granted to the Irish dynamiters. The amondment was negatived by 152 votes. Mr. J. E. Redmond moved an amendment that an independent Par liament should bo granted to Ireland to deal with all distinctly Irish affairs. Ho admittod that the object of his amendment was to elicit the present views of the Liberal party on Home Rule. .Mr. Dillon said that unless Home Rulo had the foremost place in the Libera] program mo afc the nest elec tion the Nationalists would not sup port the Liberals. The ameodmeat was rejected by 233 votes. All the Irish members coalesced and voted for the amendment. In commenting on the treaty recently ontered into between Great Britain and_ Abyssinia, the Italian press says that the treat}' is an undeniable vic tory for British diplomacy, and des troys the value of Rns Jubitii, a French poss...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
5::. "ESSCS-^-OJLa^L^S h3?0"WJlHXjS . ■ ■ GIVEN AY/AY TO PURCHASERS OF E 'XC UE SI ON W A S H E R. A large Honeycomb Towel given -with three packets; a '^Turkish Roller Towel, or a Large Hand or 13atli Turkish Towel, given with twelve packets. ■ Excursion Washer is the Best Washing Powder in the World. rA. '.p. butheSxamb & CO. G. E, MOREY, GENERAL CARRIER, FORWARDING AND •COMMISSION AGENT, AGENT FOR WRIGHT, IIEATON AND CO.,-LIMITED. CONTRACTS TAKEN r . AND ESTIMATES GIVEN.I Meet' -all Trains. too^yao^QS Provided for Pi^sja^ Parties, FOLEY STREET ('near Station), MtJSWELLBROOK. MISS HEMSWORTH AS returned from Sydney with a Beautiful Assortment I , OP THE Latest Millinery, And would respectfully remind her ousfcomer that the Show is at an early date this year. ;.' REMOVAL. ■jfTVUR constituents iiiid tho public generally V'/ are desired to note that tho dlRON 10LE OFFICE HAS BEEN REMOVED from Sydney Street to more commodious premises. NEXT DR. GRIGSON S SUR GERY, and opposito ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Auction Sales. Attention ia.; .directed tdfthe lalef of household .furniture and. effects, farming implements, di'ay, Buggy, harness, horses, cattle, etc., to be conducted by Mr. 0. E. Sawluns, at the Fitzroy Hotel, Demnan, on Saturday next, 19th inst.—Messrs. Corbett and Simpson announce a sale of 3500 store sheep, at Scone, on the 23rd inst.—Mr. Edwd. Higgens will conduct a sale of 100 head of horses at Muswellbrook yards on the I 23rd inst.
Situation in China. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Situation.in China. At the Woolwich Arsenal work is proceeding night and day lo procure a greater outpuc of cartridges the num ber of which has been increased to 2,000,000 weekly. The war authorities are hastening forward the construction of a number of quick-firing guns. Fifteen thousand men are employed' at the Woolwich arsenal. .Great Britain has purchased all . the Welsh coal in Chinese and Japanese waters. - I The foreign squadrons are experienc ing great difficulty in obtaining ,co?J for ships. . • f Russia, at Singapore, has been al lowed 2000 tons of coal. ! .The action of; Great Britain has' caused great . excitement among all foreigners in Eastern waters. . . ^he.twin screw first-class battleship Victorious, which has been stationed at Malta, has sailed, for China. The : t\Vin screw first-class cruiser'.'.Gibraltar: follows immediately. - ,y :The American newspapers; ,in com- ' iinenting on the situation in -the Far East,.- consider that Lord Salisbury has achieved a subst...
A New Explosive Tested. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
A New Explosive Tested. A few days ago (snys' the Herald) in response to an invitation by Mr. AV. Netting, of 132 Pi't street, a largo number of gentlemen assembled at Stedinan's Quarries, Annandale, to witness .tests of Mr Notting's new. explosive, called " Leviathan." A patent has been taken out for the in vention, and a Government: permit has boon issued for the manufacture of the explosive. Mr. Notting conducted the tests, which were arranged so as to demonstrate that it was impossible to cause an explosion by concussion, tampering, or hammering, and that tho only possible method of cnusing an explosion was by firing. Tho ex plosive when fired in,a confined space is very powerful," gives off no noxious fumes, and is practically noiseless. Among tho morits claimed for the new explosive are that it is stronger ihan dynamite, that it can bb regulated with great precision, that it will not explodo under concussion, friction or heat, and that an ordinary fuse is all that is required ...
An Unpleasant Experience. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
An Unpleasant Experience. Messrs. A. 11. Lea and W. Forrest had an exciting adventure on Sunday night. During the afternoon they drove out in a sulky to Mr. Lea's farm on the Wybong j road, to see how it was being affected i by the flood waters, and when returning home were caught by the strong current in . Conlon-B gully," caused by the.-oTerflow from, Rd'sor brook, and washed against the fence"' on the roadside. The occupants of the vehicle managed to escape from their unpleasant predicament, but the horse was drowned, and part of the harness lost. Messrs. Lea and Forrest spent the , night at Mrs. Small's, and did not roaoh home till Monday morning.
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Cricket. The return match between 2nd Mus wellbrook and Coal Creek, in the Fitz Gerald trophy competition, was played at Coal Creek 011 Saturday afternoon last, and resulted in a win for the visi tors by 14 runs. Light rain was falling all the time the match was in progress, and as it continued and increased in volume towards nightfall, the visitors got a proper soaking before reaching town again. The game was played in a friendly spirit, the umpiring was most satisfactory, and the players were all treated to mellons ad lib during the afternoon. Appended are the scores : 2ND MUSWELLBROOK. T. Priest, c Lonergan, b Allan;....-. 8 W. Hallett, run out . o C. H. Granville, b W. Lonergan.;. ; 8 W. Baker, b VV. Lonergan..i.v:7 G. Rixon, b Allan........ ....v...;> ■ 6 M. Crocket, b G. Blunt...v. .; -14 W. Allwood, b W. Lonergan.......;; ; 8 A. Rixon, not out .22 H. Cobcroft, b G. Blunt....' ~ o J. Cobcroft, b G. Blunt ' 7 R. Ingham, b W. Loaergan&lt;svfv;o Su ndi ies i.:..;-27 To...
Trinity College Musical Examinations. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Trinity College Musical Examina-; tions. The following marks were obtain ed at the practical music examina tion, Trinity College, London, held by Dr. Charles Vincent, at Lismore, November 20th, 1897 :—Junior Grade (pianoforte): Winifred Agnes M. Ryan, 78. per cent, v Primary" (pianoforte) : Annie Ryan, 84 per cent. The first-named wins the gold medal awarded by St. Mary's Col lege (at which both are pupils) in the Junior, and the latter only j ust missed it in the Primary by 1 per cent. These two clever young pianists are grandchildren of'Mr. and Mrs.Thos. Kennedy, of Muswellbrook,.' and their many friends will no doubt be pleased-to hear of their success. The Trinity College of Music will hold higher professional examinations in the practical division in the impor tant colonial centres next year.