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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
SANDER & SONS' EUCALYPTI.EXTRACT. Uiider the distinguished patronage of His Majesty the King of Italy, as per communication made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, through the Conmil General for Italy, at Melbourne, ]March J.i, 1878. Awarded diploma at the Amsterdam Exhibition, 1883. Acltnowledged by Medical Clinics and Univer sities all over the Globe. There are imitations of Eucalypti Extract in the market, produced of simple distillation, forming cnide, resinous oils. In order that these crudo oils may not bo mistaken for our pureVolatiJe Eucalypti Extract, which is recognised by the Medical Division of the Prussian Government to bo of perfectly pure origin, as per information for warded to us through the 'Consul at Melbourne, March 2, 1878, wo state :—It is proved by testa made by the Medical Clinics of the Universities of I3onn and Gricfsvvald (Prussia); and reported to by Dr. Bchultz, Professor of Pharnmcalogy at Bonn, and Proiessior Dr. Mossier, Dircetrrof the Medic...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
NEWMARKET HANDICAP,"February 26. 50,000 Subscribers at 5 ench. AUSTRALIAN CUP, March 1. 50,000 Subscribers at 5. NEWCASTLE CUP, March 17.+- 50,000 subscribers at 5. SILVER CITY CUP, March 23. 25,000 Subscribers at 5 10R FULL PARTICULARS HEAD',OUR PRINTED ADVERTISEMENTS. Addi'c.ss :— TATTERS ALL, Cars Goo. Adaras. . Hsbart, Tasmania ?o5tciSTiaa1iirttiJCit-0»?'-,c»T.ff- • r CaSttart-a^IiuItfSftTriri The day w«n young and not fin- tpout, As through the busy stiC'.tn thcro went A youth (as yet unknown to fame), Bearing aloft tho well-known name— * e;, " DR. WAUGIi'S." His eye was bright, .his form upright; Ho helil his ban::cr to tlio light; His business there, to adveitise The Powder famed for Cak-jsand Pics— "DR. WAUGH'S." Nor enow, nor ice, were soon about, As lustily that youth did shout: " If Baking Powder you would ehooso, And not know which the best to uae, GET « DR. WiVUIII'B.' " " Oil stay 1" a maiden BaM, " Oh slay I And tell mo ; when I cook to-duy What Buking Powder shall I ...
A Fly in the Ointment. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
A Fly in the Ointment. " It is a sight for sore oyes" to go out in the surrounding country at the present time and gnze upon the mag nificent pasturago, and the sleek con tented looking flocks and herds graz ing thereupon. The aspect of the late crops, with tho oxception of a few scorched patches of corn, is also calculated to gladden the oyesight and assure bountiful roturns to tho tillers of tho soil. But the '' fly in tho oint ment" for many of tho Bottlers is tho bad state of tho roads they havo to travel ovor, and tho consequent difli cult}' in getting their produce to market. For oxample the Castle Kock road lending to Coal Creek, except in a few patches, where attempts have been made to, form it, is at best a bush track, and a bad ono at that, and thus tho.people who have to use it are greatly handicapped as compared with those that live near better kept thoroughfaros. The District Engineer should take a drive over this road in its present condition, when the ne cessity of ha...
Modification of Homestead Selection Area. LAND DISTRICT OF SCONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Modification of Homestead Selection Area. Land District of Scone, It is notified, for pubiic information, that His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Coun cil, has been pleased to modify, under the provisions of section 10 and 13 of the Crown Lands Act of 1895, the notification of Homestead Selection Area No. -211, county of Durham, notified 13th February, 1897, by redu cing the capital values of the block?, comprising portions 62 and 63 of 1280 acres each, parish of Chalmers, from ^1280 (;£i per acre), to £1066 13s 4d (16s 8d per acre), and the annual rents of such blocks from £16 to £1$ 6s 8d each, and by reducing the repor ted value of the fencing 011 portions 44 and 70, parish of Moonam, from ^94 12s 6d and ^96 15s to £66 4s get and ^67 14s 6d respectively.
Border Barbarisms, [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Border Barbarisms, Wright Dradge and his brother, A. Dradge, of Whitton, New South Wales, own a team of working bullocks, and now they are possessed of ^something else. They have the knowledge that, in Australia, malefactors are sternly punished. They had not much wealth, for beyond the team of bullocks, a waggon, and the ability to work for an honest living they only had £37 and that they havo had to hand over to the Victorian Customs because they wero technically guilty of an offence which is made to appear quite horrible by being termed " smuggling, " The brothers got permission to bring their bullocks into Victoria to follow a New South Wa'es thrashing machine, and return with it to the other colony with in seven days. One of the two fell ill, the bullocks did not go back, and down upon both swooped tho Customs oflicer, Tho fine for their crime is £100 and confiscation, but believing there was 110 deliberate design to smugglo tho bullocks, and knowing further that tho imposition...
How to Help the Local Paper [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
How to Help the Local Paper You can aid your-'iifcwspaper greatly by giving.the local paper your general printing; if you'do not feel able to run an advertisement, surely you can af ford to give the newspaper your cards, dodgers, billheads, envelopes, and all business printing to execute. The newspaper man needs^it,> and it''helps to pay. the thousand and' one free no-, tices he gives you and vour town'; . but don't give it_to the travelling canvasser who can give you no'such return, and is spending neither time, "money, nor brains in helping you to build -up your drstrict. The time may come^when a newspaper may live simply upon the revenue derived from the subscription? and advertisements, but 110 ordinary newspaper in any ordinary town can exist without auxiliary' support derived from general.printing.' Therefore ,if you want a good newspaper—one thrft will still help your town—give it all your printing.
The "Halves" System. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
The " Halves" System. In giving his decision before llie Public Woiks Committee with regard to the piojected railway' from Koora .watha of Grenfell, Mr. G. H. Greene, M.P, expressed 1 liis' belief that the halves system of agiicullure had been a huge success"?* and that, moreover, it was laying the foundation of a firmly established population 011 the land. Prom . the / cuxumstance ; that' • Mr., Greene - has; large experience of - the. system, and lives 111 a district where it flourishes to a more than ordinary de giee, his opinion may be regarded as entitled to some attention „ .Speaking paiticularly concerfiing the results which had followed the introduction of the system 011 his property, and 011 the estates-ill the'Grenfell district,' Mr. Greene said he. w'as prepared to ■ say absolutely that as \far as he had' been able, to findidiit,1 the men working properties on the'share'system were ■ in a better position than they would have been if they had been managing hold ings of the...
THE Muswellbrook Chronicle O, sacred weapon, left for truth's defence, Sole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee 1 but with honest zeal To rouse the henchman of the public weal WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 1898. The Weather. Heavy Rain in the Country. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
. •' —TtTE— J\fyzsweUb#oolf Qhtfomele Oi sacred weapon, left for^-truth's defence, Sole dread of folly, vice and insolence, Reverent we touch thee 1 but with honest zeal To rpuse the henchman of the public weal WEDNESDAY, ?EB. 16, 1898., The Weather. Heavy Rain in the Country. The trying beat towards the close of ■ .;last weak, was succeeded, on Saturday morning. by a gentle .rain,; which continued throughout the day. At * iiigTit it became heatier.'^nd, . kept falling until about 1.30 p.m. oil Sunday, ,bjr which time over 4-V inches had been registered locally. •" "With commendable : thbughtfiilness Mr. C: 0. Paul (post"and telegraph master)* obtained reports of the rairi v fall from stations in the. Upper Hunter and posted.them outside for public information. And as it was shown that the |heavy rainfp.ll, had been general oyer the -Hunter Valley the fact- that a- flood was probable; Eere was recognised, and the Mayor •-and Sergeant:,JForrest ,early made it „ their business to. ,wa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
C, J. SPRATT, AUCTIONEER AND GENERAL COMMISSION AGENT, Bridge-street, Muswel!brook OFJTICES :—Premises lately occupicd liy Mr. J. C. LtiPcomho, Architect. Weekly Sales of Fat and Store Cutllc, Slioop, Pigs, cSco., nt Hill's Junction Hotel Yards, EVERY THURSDAY. Account Sales Rendered Promptly.' : PIANO & ORGAN TUNEBr REPAIRER, & AGENT. VISITS 'MUSWELLBROOK' AND DIS 'TRICT REGULARLY. Tuning''and Repair* bynppoiul.tnenl, und yearly' contriiut at rqrlucicrt-foe. Proper musienl tradcaman's,-work only, nnJ ro;ifUti able clwrgos.' .. Letters addressed to .Scone, or orders left with Mr. Jioolalmi),. Aunandnlo..( Muswell-: brook, will rctioivo proinpt;flttontion..•. •' • •1 CUTLER, 3 Hcintef Street, cvr\M ev ••. • .1 DAK IS irs STANDARD SIJJil'TlELD RAZORS. Sizes Homul or Square Point— & in wide' 5/- each, Block ltazors from 1/-' cacli, post free, 03T Send -Jga niul tuldrcsfl for illustrations ami pricoH of BAKEll'S AustrftUiiu cutlory FREE W. JNO. BAKER, Cutler, 3 H...
Chean Excursion Train. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Cheat) Excursion Train. The Railway Department . an nounces that a special cheap excur sion train wilf leave/Muswellbrook at 10.35 a.m. on" ,the 24th ^ instant, enabling country "residents to visit the seaside and witness the final test cricket match in Sydney,, the return'" fares being 13/6 .first ^class;and (5/9 second class to Newcastle, and 30/ first class-and 15/- second class to Sydney1.1' ^
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. A Snake Adventure [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
• LOCAL-AND GENERAL ; . NEWS. ,:/• A Snaka Adventure A daughter of Mr. Thos. Beer, of Saddler's'Greek, while out in the bush with'her grandfather (Mr. Jas.;' Russell) on Wednesday night last 'possum hunting, tripped over a stiok and fell, when she felt some thing' bite her. ' She went home and complained, but the affair was not' thought serious until a couple of hours later, when the girl became drowsy, and an examination revealed a punctured wound in the leg, simi lar to that caused by snakebite. The wound was at onco scarrifled and sucked, after which the girl was -brought into town to the doctor. She has, we are pleased to hear, now quite recovered from the effects of the bite.
Disgraceful Scene at a Hanging. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Disgraceful Scene at a ,, Hanging. A disgraceful scene has occurred -at Liberty, Missouri* .when William Carr; who recently murdered his youngest child, was publicly hanged, outside the city prison.. A large crowd of sightseers witnessed the execution, which was photographed by a cinematograph ,ap: paratus. Immediately afterwards a gang of roughs, hired by the ,cinemato: graph speculators, rushed at. the gaU lows, yelling and hooting, and at-, tempted to mount the steps, and fought with; the sheriff's guards, 'hie whole crowd becoming exited followed'the example of the roughs, and the gallows was: soon surrounded by a howling mob of men, women, and children, crying, shrieking, and fighting, and ap parently enjoying themselves. This grtiesome spectacle, as reproduced by the cinematograph, will be exhibited ail over the United States, and will ptolwbly bring in thousands of dollars •to the speculators.
DISTRICT NEWS. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.) Denman. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
DISTRICT NEWS. (FllOil OUR OOBRESPONDENTS.) Denman. On Sunday nght the residents of Denman had very little sleep—the ma jority had none—thinking of the pos sibility of being washed to a watery grave. The river broke over its banks about ii o'clock on the flat and came rushing down at the rear of Messrs. Hudson's, Doyle's, and Saunders' places, and quickly submerged all the land adjacent, being supplemented by Sandy Creek, thus preventing any traffic from reaching the post and tele graph office, from which to learn how the river was turther up. The tele gragh master (Mr. Cummmg) acted ivell in giving us, by signs with a red light, the rise ot every five feet at Mus wellbrook. The only means of getting to the telegraph office would be by boat, aud there are none here. Why is there not a government boat here ? The town could be protected by a small embankment on the Government camping ground, which would cause the river to rise 3 feet higher before washing into people's houses, and cau...
The Descant of The O'Sullivan [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
The Descant of The O'Sullivan By this time the gentleman who spells his name O'Sullivan, must regret that he challenged labor member Hughes to a debate at Captain's Flat. As ii result of that debate what the Maoris call the mana of The O'Sullivan, in! at least one important district in his con stituency, has gone down with sudden ness and certainty, and the member for Queanbeyan now feels, like-, many . a man before hint, that he is " sorry rhe spoke." From'a summary of the *de bate, which was published in Sydney papers, no one can say; that the...issue: placed before the meeting at Captain's Flat was not a fair and direct one. The motion which The O'Sullivan had the hardihood to support was- that- " the vote of the labor party on the occasion of the last motion of censure was 111 direct opposition to the wishes of the miners." Captain's Flat is-essentially a mining district. Three or four hundred people attended the meeting, ahd of these The-O'Sullivan could only :;get 45 to agree ...
Victorian Bush Fires. A Procession of Blind Settlers. Ladies as Fire Fighters. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Yictorian Bush Fires. A Procession of Blind Settlers. Ladies as Fire Fighters. Tiie following items regarding the Yictnrian bush firea are taken from last Thursday's Melbourne " Argus," At daybreak on Wednesday morning fresh netva from various portions of the district came to hand of the terrible havoc wrought by the bush fires. Along the main road between Foster and Toora nearly the whole of the homesteads have been totally con sumed. The flame3 camo through the scrub and timber with terrific leaps and bounds, cattle, Bheep, and horses being roasted alive. The tracks and roada are strewn with dead cattle and horses. Two man in the employ of Mr. Scanlon, surveyor, who were at work about four miles distant from Foster clearing lines, were completely blocked from making homewards. Then they made towards Upper Toora, coming round by Toora and Franklin River to Foster at 5 a.m., travelling over twelve miles detour. On arrival they found their camp, saddles, aud accoutrements demolished....
The Tick Question. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
The Tick Question. At the sitting of the conference of Ministers ol Agriculture at Melbourne on Saturday, reports were submitted showing the experiments which had-' been conducted .by Dr. J. S. Hunt,: and Mr. C. Pound in -Queensland, y.v\ tending over several months,-iir mocu ■ lating cattle with the blood of animals' which have recovered from the .tick'' fever. The method h';is' proved sue-1 cessful as a preventive against' tick 'di sease. Dr. Hunt, in his report to : Mr. A. J. Thyiinc, Queensland Minister for Agriculture, thus summarises the more important ascertained facts in connec tion with the tick fever:—_i, That the disease is communicated by ticks, and in nature by licks only. ' 2:.. That cattle may be infected for many months with out showing signs of'diseasesj ,from this circumstance it would ^appear, probable that al| cattle ticks do_ not cariy the specific, micro-organism^'of:, tick.- fever. 3. Instance's have, beeir^corded,, where cattle suffered from and even suc cumb...
The Liability of Bakers. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
The Liability of Bakers. An important decision was reported in Friday's Evening News as having been given at the Quarter Sessions, Denili quin, by Judge -Rogers, in the case of a baker who appealed against the ruling of a local justice of the pence." The baker had been fined £6 for selling light weight bread. A sergeant of police had dropped upon him in his bake house while lie was drawing a batch of loaveSvfrom the oven. As the slave of duty, the sergeant began to weigh the loares. In the further performance of his duty, he had to declare that he found fifteen of them wanting. There were 280 altogether. The contention' on which the appeal was made was, as will have been seen, that deficient weight should have been calculated on the whole batch, and not 011 a small portion of it—011 single loaves. The legal gentleman who appeared for the magistrate and the police confessed himself vanquished at once, as he recog nised that under one section of the act the appeal was a good one. Ther...
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Tuesday. Two Germans named, Joseph Grein and Oarl Jacob, butcher and store keeper respectively on the German mail boat, Bcirborossa, appeared at the court to-day on a charge of being concerned in the unshipping of S000 cigars, upon which duty had not been paid. Both the acoused pleaded guilty, and were each fined £100 or six months' imprisonment. The barque Adderley, which some time ago stranded on the Stockton Beach, and was recently towed off, was sold by auction this morning for £1600. The heavy flood waters on the Ne pean Biver burst the catarocfc dam at the head of the Sydney water supply. It is reported that only five feet of the dam remained at one end and about fifteen feet at the other. This means chat until the damage has been re placed the supply for the Prospeot reservoir will be stopped. Fortunately the Prospeot reservoir is quite full, and there is no danger of Sydney being left without water for Bome time. London, Monday. The arrival in Sheff...
Gippsland Bush Fires. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
Gippsland Bush Fires. In response to the advertisement, in serted by the Mayor convening a meeting in the ' School of Arts, for Monday night last, for the purpose of showing practical sympathy with the sufferers by the recent devastating buah fires in Gippsland, Victoria, about 40 gentlemen met at tho ap pointed time. The Mayor (Mr. E. (3. Brecht) occu pied tho chair, and read tho advertise 1 ment appearing in the Chronicle con vening tho meeting, and also apologies for non-attendanco from Mr. J.' 0. White, enclosing a cheque for £10; from the Venerable Archclenicon White, with a cheque for £3 3s; from Messrs, R. G. D. Eitz-Gorald, M.P., and G. Blunt, promising donations. The Chairman verbally apologised for the absence of Mr. T. Cook, who had promised £5. The mnttor had been initiated by the Municipal Council, through the moinbors having rood the papors and notod the groat devasta tion caused by the bush fires in Gipps land., Ho was. not aware that the matter of rendering practical...
The New Health Act. A Warning. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 16 February 1898
The New Health Act. A Warning. At the Newcastle Police Court on Wednesday morning, before Mr. J. Mair, S.M., Mrs. Maria L'Estrango was summoned by Inspector Lloyd, an officer under the recently-enforced Health Act. Defendant was charged under section 21 of part 3 of the Health Act, 60 Victoria, No. 38 sub section A. The section and sub-section read : — NOTIFICATION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. "21. ' (I.) Whero an inmate of any house is suffering from an infectious disease, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say : (a) The head of the family to -which such iumate (in this act referred to as the patient) belongs, and in his default the nearest relative of the. patient present in the house or being in attendance on the patient, and in default of such relative every person in charge of, or in attendance on the patient, and in dofault of any such person the occupier of the house shnll, as soon as he becomes aware that the patient is suffering from an infectious disease, gi...