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The Fan of a Snowdrift. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
'lTo gItal of (&lt; Sanoeuds'it. The train had run into a snowdrift and the engine was butting its head in a rago against asix-foot bank. "1For once the iron horse appears to be beaten," remarked a fat woman in a second. class carriage. clys shouldn't call it an iron horse," mildly reproved a solemn-faced man. -- Why not l" asked the fat woman in some surprise. IBecauseo it's block tin," softly murmured tho solemn-faced man, as he gazed out of the window and across tbhe wintry waste with a far-away look in his eye TIMsE Is MONEY-the employer's money with tho man working by contract. But it is all day with the man working on time. 'When an agent calls upon yon and says that the invention which be Is selling will pay for itself inside of six mionths, he is not exactly lying, but you will bave to pay for is just the name. A watermolon thief's conscience may not prick him,but the barbed wire fence that he runs up against in the dark does, all lthe samo. .~..~. .
SKETCHER. "Gloria in Excelsis Deo." [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
SKETCHER. "& 'tor'ia in Excelsis Deo." " Gloria in exeelois Deo " On the breeze was borne afar, While to Bthlebiom in Judea Led a wondrous, moving star. Gloria in necclsis Deo " ShOpherdlsheard the sweet ncoord That arose in glad thankcgiving At tho birth of Chriet, their Lord. SGloria in ecoleis Deo," Ring out, belle, in every clime; Ring again the heavenly message, Sing it, shout it as ye chime. Children all, take up the measure, Let the chorus echo far; Earth to heaven, Rend back the anthem, "In exceloin gloria."
STONE CROSSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
STONE CROSSEI " . Stone orosses are first mentioned A.D. 852, and afterwards became conmmon. They owed their origin to marking the I)ruidical stones with crosses, in order, to change the woralship without breaking the prejudice. Many, presumtncd to be Runic, belonged to civilised Britons. Some were crected by Chrietian kings before a battle or a great enterpriso, with prayers and srupplications for tihe assistanceof the Almighlty. \Vhilanker thinks that crosses with scroll-works were antecedent to the Conquest. Preachring crosses-anclh as the Blackfiriars, in Here ford, were of hexagonal shape, open on each side, and raised on steps. In the centre was a.kindl of table of the came sshape, sn pportinr the shaft, whnich, branching out in ramnilifu tions, forms the roof ; and passing thrrough, it appearsabove in a mutilatel rstat. 'Cl top or the pulpit was embonssed, Rand round the cross were pontices for the congregation similar to those at St. Patul's Cross in London. Marketob Crosses...
POETRY. Alexander Breaking Bucephai[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
ePOETRY. Ale:cxnl, err r;,eaklilng l'auccpl st a ds. BY GcocI:aE'LANSINO TaYLon, L.U.D. Philonicus the Tlhesnlicn brought to Phillip's court a steed, Tall aci nlcspely, poiecrltl, glorious, of Larissa's nblest breed; Flashing whlite from mane to fetlocks, neck of thtinder eyers afl llnŽ, In his brow tro jot.Llai' ex-head, hnbenco Eucop Ialus, hlis nmo. But thle miglhty charger's spirit noneo could manage, soctl-r, subdue; 3rooms Theesalinu, Maeedonian, right and left ailico he thrdtr; Vain were curbihbits, vain caress:s, to assuago tios tanmelessa lires Blazing in arterial aIr from a hundredl Centaur ,irol I Fnugl ! Avaunt lthe lfurious monsater I' Philip cried, In vearldcit egict. What a brute to semil a moonarch I Wcould they 520 moe flung to dust ? tSyl !l gone lith such a fury! There's nodragen lmarket hero!' At the ocrd lyoung Alexander laved a sigh ar.d dropped a tear. What a matchlelss steed they're losing I' cried thre ioy, i' ereicld distahic, 'All ior lacl ol cerve to back...
It Was a Gentlemauly Way of Doing it. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
it Was a Gelitlemauly Way of Doing it. lIe was a esiddle.oged oan. Uis thread. bare cllthes Ibespoke ldecayed gentiliy and his deImeCanor indicated that he had been "crailed in the mp of floxury." le walked atto an adjacenft 1p1h and struck up a con. versation with another middle.agednl man, whose rehicond nest of countenance, merry black cyes no -road eheot showed that he was a convivial itCr. Said be, aflter a few moneenls of commonplace conversation, ad dreirng the convivial a0n; "Sir, although we have just met each othecr, my icart warms toward you. I would like to do something for you to alow my apn. Iprcciation oif your rwortlh n a man-as a mn, sir. BIut I cannot. I atn finiciially cbtlsarrassed-teImprarily short,as it were or elo I wouldl certlainly ask ylou to driot with inc." " Oh," laghedri the convivial man. "Thait's all right. I'll take tlhe wvill for the deedl. I ldon't care for anything just lnow, any way., " Well, ahem," replied the needy stranger, "inasmuch as yoil a...
A VICTIM OF ABSTRACTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
A VICTIM OF ABSTRACTION. A mtooor man walked into a cheap, but I wellpatronised restauranbt the other day, endesat down at a table. He ordered two eggs, boiled medium, and thou sank into a reverie, from which he was aroused by a waiter who had not seen him at first, saying "Ordered, sir ?" "'Pickled lambs' tongues ana a cop of ten," was the reply of the forgetful customer, and the second waiter hurried away. lie had hardly gone when a third waiter, heedless of having been forestalled, repeated the question: "Ordered, irC?" "Beef and beans and a glass of milk," answered the thoughtful man. A fourth waiter respectfully inquired wlhat he wanted before the first order was filled, atnd he began with "A piece of mince pie and a-" when a waiter with two eggs and a cup of coffee pushed the other aside, saying : 011, shut up. Here's what he ordered." " No, it ain't," said a servitor who carried tongues and tea; "this is what he told me to get for him." " Out of the way l"cried anealous waite...
Son S[?]ners. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
Tho railroad santndwich is still accasiunatly referred to in some of our more reckless and toolhardy humorous papers. It is now reported tlhant Mrs.Langtry hus :ccided not to marry right away. Great gea whir I Ilow long is this going to last any. how? "And now," saidl the enaot side belle, sweetly, turning to her ndinirer who wat paying her a visit, "if you will exeaue me for a time, I will go and undress for the party." A woman is not necessarily " the weaker vessel," because ailo cannot sharpen a lead pencil. Let her get her hand onl a rolling pin, and heaven help tihe man who is foolish enough to stand in her path. Miss Alice Shaw, the wlhiastler, is com itg from Eulrope. Pity that our coast det. fence is so incomplete, but It needs a few little invasions of this kind to wake up the war department. A mIn.1 never realises wihat an infernar noise the lowing of cattle is, until he spends a Unimaer in the country, and ihas oe bellow under his chambher wvindow. every morning regular, ...
SHORT STORY. The Lady's Maid's Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
SHORT STORY. The Lady's Maid's Story. "Yes, miss, certainly, I lived with Mrs. Birch-Miss Grigg that was before nos married Mr. Birch. I knew all about that affair. It was vecry singular indeed -very. I'n not sure that I ought to mention it, for if a lady's maid can't hold her tongue sho can't find good places. Dear me, I'm no talker. I'mI as muin as ait mouse. Bushels of pearl powder and quarts of rouge haveI applied with my own hands, and rover so much as hinted at. As fou .cotton, bless yourbeart, I've iverso miuch as breathed about it. "I lived with a tlady once that took rrenic regularly for her complexioln. That's no secret, for she took too much one dclay, by accidlent, and died. It all came out in the inquest. It's well it did, fpr suspicion pointed at the husband. Somehow it alwavys seems to strike a jury that a husband is the likeliest person to wishl a wife out of the way. " But this isn't anything about pastnt; Miss Origg being on the stage, made no secret of that. She p...
DECEPTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
DECEPTIVE. SHEn as sitting in a streeb car, with a volume in her hands, Which bore upon its cover " Mission Work in Foreign Lands." And a noble, pious life-work for the maid:I did presage Till I saw the name of Zola on the Inside title page. A Proverb which is weot Known tells us that at forty every man is either a fool or a physician. Unfortunately many persons are invalids a tforty, as welt as physicians, The requisites of health are plain enough, how. ever. Regular habits, daily exercise, per. sonal eleanlinese simple diet, and moderation in eating as well as in drinking, will keep motPeople well.
ALL THINGS COME ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
ALL THINGS COME ROUND. BclunvIS n : That's a true saying, isn't it, that things come rosund to those who wait ? Wooden I dlon't know, I'm sure. What makes you think of that nows Blllinch Well there is Ilardlup; he used to say that he would never be content with his condlition in life until he could keep a enrriage. Woulden Well, I guess the proverb will fail in his case. He never was known to have a dollar to his stnsee, and on top of thab hie went andtl got married. Bulfinch : Yes, but he got his carriage. I saw hime out thle other day. Wooden You don't tell me I Bulfinclh : It's a beauty, too, one he pushes himself.
ELECTION APPETITES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
ELECTION APPETITES. Toe following may prove interesting to readers, being, as we are, on the verge of a cnoral election. It is an extract from " Hlarrington's IDiary " of these exciting times in 1661 and i1761. HIere is tihe bill for an election dinner in 1660: " For bread, ale, and tobacco, £1 17s. Od.; sturgeon and batter, £1 2a.: anchovies and oysters, 14s. Id.; eight dozen bottles of canary, £10 12s.; two dlozen of claret, £1 2s.; neats' tongues, Os. 2d. Total, £15 13s. 9d." There was not mucch to be grumbled at here; but what shall we say of the voters of a very small borough in 1761-exactly a hundred years later-who ate, on the day of election, independently of slighs refections of veal, mutton, poultry,- and pastry, a preparatory breakfast which cost tihe candi date £750 ! Afterivwards they dined, and tihe oor starved fellows demolished 780 stone of beef, I315 doozen of wine, 72 pipes of ale, and 365 eallons of spirits for ipunch.
ROTHSCHILD OUTWITTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
ROTHSCHILD O!lTWITTrsa. AroNo the various admirable productions of tasto which the guests of Baron Roths i child never fail to admire is a magnificent service of porcelain, of singular beauty, I clegance of sihapeund finish, and remarkabl:o I for the artistic richcness of its paintings. 1 The way in which the Baron became pus- I sessed of it is worth relating. One day an old man, careworn, wrinkled, feeble, and apparently tottering on the verge of the grave, presented himself before M. de Rothschild soliciting the honour of anll interview. The old man was so naed, so poor, and had altogether so dejected an aspect that the Baron wans immediately impressed with a compassionate feeling towards himn, which feeling became one of lively interest on learning that he was a Jew. It is well known that the Israelites are very charitably disposecd towards all their brothren. The aged visitor took from hlis bag a rich and beautiful plate, so splendidly wrought that tihe Baron admired it exceed i...
Before Sailing. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
Before Salling. Lean closer, darling, let thy tender heart Beat against mine that aches with heavy won; Drop thy quick woman' !tears tolsoothe thy smart, Ah, ma I that I could ease my sorrow so I But men must work, sweetheart, and women weep, So says the song, so;runs the world's be. best; Yet time will pass: and tender comfort creep, With hope in company, unto thy breast, Now, ere we part, while yet on lio and cheek Close kisses linger, clinging, passionate. There is a farewell word love fain would speak, A lender thought love labors to tran. slate In earnest words, whose memory through thy years Shall claim thy soul and dry thy dropping tears. If in thy garden where the roses blow, Or by the shelter of thy evening fire, In any Winter gloom or Summer glow. Thy soul float seaward with a fond desire (Fonder and stronger than thy tender use) Think thou: "One longs for me across the foam " And If, sweet falling like the evening dews. A special peace enfolds thy heart and home, Then say...
A CONSIDERATE DINER. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
A CONSIDERATE DINER. "You serve dinners here, I supposoe?" he asked, as he sidled up to the cashier's table, in tihe restaurant. SYes, sir," replied the cashier. "Just take a seat at one of those tables and a waiter will come for your order." " You have roast pork, I wonder?" "Certainly. Just take a seat there and the waiter will--" " I'd like apple sass with it, too, if I could get it." We hlave it. Take a sent at that table and--" " It wouldn't be too much trouble, would it?" he continued nnxiunsly. "'Not at all. )'lease sit dlown at the first table there and a waiter will bring you what you ask for." " Weal, t don't want it just now. I have to see a man on sonie business in exactly five minutes. but an soon as we get thronugh I'll come back an' get dinner. It won't put you out any, will it I" "No." "T'hen I'll be back after a while. So lon«." He passed out, but in half an hour he returned atnd observed t the cashier: "I guess I'll take that roaus pork an apple.-san now. "All righ...
THE SHOWMAN'S COURTSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
.THE SHOWMAN'S COURTSHIP. WaROTE Artonieus Ward:-Thare was many affecting ties which made me hanker arter Betsy Jane. Her father's farm jined our'n: tkeir cows and our'n equencht their thursl at the some spring; our old mares both had stars in their forreds; the measles broke out in both famerlies at nearly the same period; our parients (Betsy'sandl mine)alept regularly every Sunday in the name meeting house, and the nabore used to obearve, "How thick the VWards and P'easloys air." It was a surblime site, in the Spring of the year,'to see our sevral mothers (Betsy's and minie), wsith their gowns pinn'd up so thay couldn't silo 'mn, affecslunitoly bilin soap together & aboosin the nabers. Alths I hankered intensly arter the objek of imy affecklshuns, I darsunt toll her of the fires which was rajin in my manly bunzzum. I'd try todo it, but my tung would kerwollup up agin the roof of my rowthl and stick thar, like dothl to a dscast Afrikan or a country postmaster to his offis, ...
ELECTION JOKES. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
ELECTION JOKES. MANY years ago, Captain White was a candidate for a seat in Parliament to represent a niortlhern county. During his canvass hle called at the hiouse of a worthy elector, where he observed a nice ham suspended from the ceiling, which roused his gastric ipropensities so much that hie forgot all about the main point (the vote), and asked, as a favour, if the good housewife would cool a slice for his dinner. She at once acquiesced, and, while still cooking, who lshould pop in before the captain had time to mnention the matter but his opponent. hBut White's readly wit, however, decided the all-important object of their visit by saying' "Come awa,' Mr. Leigh, come awa' in bye; ye're ower late for the vote noo, but ye're time enoughl for a bit o' the ham." It is said that Mr. Campbell, of Maonee, in pursuing his canvass,called on an elector to ask his vote. To the surprise of the candi date, thie elector said emphatically. "No, I would sooner give it to thl devil." Mr. Canm...
THE STOLEN SILKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
TIHE STOLEN SILKS. SOME time ago a rather extensive robbery, was committed at a wholesale store in this city. I was sent to examine the premises and He if I could rake anything out of it. I foundo the proprietors of the warehouses in great excitement. The robbery had been manageld so adroitly that no trace of it had been left. A large quantity of costly silks, worth 15,000dol. act the lowestfigure. had been taken from the premises; but no trace of the thieves had been left behind. The proprietors (four in number) were in close consultation in the private .office and were completely bewildered by the audacity as well as the neatness of the affair. I made the merchants furnish me with samplle pieces of the silks they Ihad lost, and told them to acnnounce in a few days that they had abandoned all Ihope of recovering the goods. These preliminaries being! arranged I took uy departure. I hlad not much hopeof recovering the goods, for the work bad been done so wisely that I had nothing to ...
THE TRIPLE REFORM. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
THE TRIPLI E IllEICO1M. Silt,-I na sure you will agree witih ile, thaiit is maiitter of regret, that. so few of the resildents of Tlitlum 'n'd district ptill in :i appearance at the initial meeting in 'ietturn of the Triple Reform League, recently insti luttrl ill Sheppa ton. The gentlemeon who n ited is delegates, and who alforiiol IS an interestinug and profitable evening, fart thernt silves to it great dent of trouble tnd incont velietce in their anxiety to stir ' tiphe pieople of our dist riet, i acti for our coloniy ai nou selvesC evituailly. It is evidentl to all that reftrtmt of it very radiclt nature is iegently e idal to place Victoria nul her people in it cndititn of rosiperity again. lt hut. this can notlit elfectedi unlsts th people collectively ttnd itdtividli:lly worlu fiit- it energ' etically. 'There is too ituichl of I:n evulvil'tec existing is iI our ipittettie conditiii ; t we wanti raisings up into ali state oif iitit irt action. Therefore, let. eatIch Ind every '...
MELBOURNE GRAIN MARKETS. Wednesday, June 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate — 8 June 1894
M iEt~tOU~llN GtiRIN M AilKEV'rS. 1Ytlednesdy, Jlune Gi. DATIrTrY AND COMPANY, LIMITEDr , Ie. port.-Whent.-Iin lhe local marklet there aure 1 sales of primce wlhcet Ii retort, 1and at our sales we were force) to ptso almost ttho whole of oar ofteritng, tar only quilttancest being otff Sampleso. We quote (nominally):-Priti we, 20 4ld to 2s I1t; mleiium milling, 2s; off lots, Is Illd to Is 11.1 ; itnferior, ts Od. Oats have 11:1l1 good inqutiry, particularly for milling amtples, bult feeCd qualities are not o firm. We quote :-Pritme white stouts, to [O1i to Is I Id; mediumt to, t stUd to is 10d Algerian milling, 1s ld to Is Od; feed do, ts 56rl to Is 71; sccd do, Is 10o ; Tartarian sced, Is 104I1d; do fee, Is Sd. Uarley.-We ichave quitted sole s1 tal parcels oIf primetC bright ohlotty tnlting, at5s :t id good tmaiting, at to 104 to nsIlsd; medlium do,4s ldo to to 7d: thin and discoloured c Ilots, O_, to to Id; fCCee lots, ts 7i to Is Oi0. Melboutrtne, Jute flith. Gor,nsnnouottt, MIott...