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PRANKS OK PRINTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
PltANKS OF PRINTERS. A paper chronicling the career of a mad dog, says : — 'Wo are grieved Uj say that thb rabid animal, before it could be shot, severely bit Mr. Samp son Mid several other dogs.' A)i advertisement announces : ' For sale, a splendid young maru— would suit nervous olit lady or gentleman with a long black tail.' The editor of a prominent bi-weekly observes : ' The essay we publish in this number nas written by a well-known writer — now for many yearn in his grave for his own amusement.' A leading daily, recording the wrecking of & barque, says : ' The only passengers were W. J. Smith, who owned three-fourths of the ship and the captain's lovely daughter. '
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
1 ''??- ? '' ? Special Notices. -' ? GABPETS, BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING. A. HALL & COMPANY. HALL'S 'FURNISH moreHOUSES in ono week than any other furnituro dealers do in one month— a *«ry safe guarantee of tho excellent finioh of HALL'S Goods, and thoir LOW PRICES. HALL'S DRAWING-ROOM SUITE, Tastefully upholstered in rich Silk Tapestry, und Pluah Bordora, Settee, Pair Arms Chairs, and i Carved Small Chaira, 5 GUINEAS. HALL'S SOLID DINING-ROOM SUITE, covered in good serviceable Maroou Skins. Largo r Coaah, Pair Easy Chaira, and G Paddod-back -? Small Chairs, 9 GUINEAS. HALL's POLISHED WALNUT COLOUR BED ROOM SUITE, Wardrobe, with Bevel Glass Door, Pair DuchcBB Toilet Tables, Bevol Glaaa, 2 Cano Chaira and Towel Rail. 9 hall'su'brass-mounted half.tester BEDSTEAD, Fnll tizo, Double Wire Mat tress, good Top Mattreua, with Bolster and 2 PillowB, £3 15a. HALL'S HAVE ON VIEW 60 BEDROOM SUITES, from 6 guineas to 50 guineaa. HALL'S HAVE ON NIEW 50 DRAWING-ROOM SUITES, from 4 guineas to 25...
MARGERY'S LOST LOVER. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
MARGERY'S LOST LOVKR, Everybody said hIic was too pretty for a dressmaker, and porn.ips sho I bought so, too ; but what could the poor child Jo about it i Sho could not help her eyes having the colour of clear morning ski'*, nor compel them to leave oil their pretty trick -»f molting and danc ? _ . ? :..., t-li.iit* w'li1 iiit.fi t.lii* llfiirfc ()1 everyone they Imppem-.d to look upon. And her hair-was it. any fault --» i-rs that it caught the Eleams of sur.r.hine thut Ml upon it, and twisted thorn into th.it fantastic little, waves mid curls that no amount of pinning and bind ing could have rcslminod from creeping out in the lowliest fashion aho.it her dainty white neck, and over the forehead that was so much too low and hroad and fair for a dri!--siniiker. Her hands were small and shapely, which certainly could not ho laid to any wilfulness on her part, though she, might havo none without gloves, or ilng in the urmiu.1, or .lone sooie other disagreeable thing to malic them less s...
Sparks from the Anvil. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Sparks from the Anvil. TBy Vulcan. T The usual soromty of Macloan rocoivod a rudo shock last Saturday morning, and tho reBidonts aro now only recovering thoir accustomed equanimity. I was under tho impression that nothing short of an earthquake or a free entor tainmont would stir some of our citizens into activitv, but an evont took placo last Saturday which infused new life into all tho inhabitants. Sinco the oloction of Aid. Schwonborg to tho Mayoral chair thoro havo boon low murmurs of discontent amongst a certain sootiou of tho rate payers, and, naturally, these suppressed growl ings had reached tho ears of tho North Coast Demosthenes — D. C. to wit. To him wo look for guidanco, advice and succour in our times of need, and on Saturday morning when tho pira tical ensign at tho top of tho N.O.S.N. Co's clothes-prop — at least flagstaff — floated gaily in the breeze we felt assured that Demosthenes had thrown down the gauntlet and run up the 'black .'un' as a symbol of defiance to ...
St. Patrick's Day Sports. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
St. Patrick's Day Sports. A meeting of tho committee was held at tho Argylo hotel on Wednesday evening, Mr. Bailey being in the chair. Correspondence was re ceived from Mr. John See offering a donation of a guinea towards tho prizo fund, and from the Conqueror Tobbacco Company, agreeing to givo a prize ot 10s lor tno smoking contest. Tho proprietors of tho Woolwich and Iolanthe wroto that thoy could not undertake to run special trips to Maclean on St. Patrick's Day. Tho secretary was instruotod to tako stops to obtain other steamers. Tho secretary of tho L.C.A, Society wroto that tho use of the show ground would be givon for L5 and one-third of tho cost of the clearing required. The secretary was requested to obtain particulars as to the cost of clearing, and if satisfactory, accept tho ofl'er. After some discussion regarding tho disposal of tho hotol and rofreshmont booths, it was decided tho matter should be left in tho hands of the sub-committee appointed at the previous ineoting...
Local Notes and News. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Local Notes and News. MonE wrecks. Floods on tho Richmond. The Tuckombil drain O.K. Affairs in tho East still alarming. Two cases of typhoid fevor in town. Well SEE-soned— Tho N.O.S.N. Co. The ox-Mayor ia a regular GAME 'un. Half a ' loaf' is bettor than hord work. New Convent School opons next Monday. The 'crow eators' woro too many for tho ' cornstalks Can Mr. Tomporley be described as a sweet creature ? Tho Advocate has a largo and increasing circulation. Advortisore, ploaso noto. Mr. J. A. S. Murray loft Maclean on Wed nesday for Sydney, en route for Port Stephens. Tendorsjfor supply of grocorios, etc, to tho Maclean hospital oloseon March 10th. Mr. Joseph Walsh, of Maclean, has gono to Wostralia. There aro 40.000 horses used in Sydney every day, and about 1,500 cabs and 350 omnibuses. Land in tho city of London is worth over £2,000,000 an aero. Thore aro 1\ millions of people buried at Rook wood. Ono vault alono cost £13,000. Lismoro Show next week. Tho recent flood will be aga...
Flood on the Richmond. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Flood on the Richmond. The Richmond was visited by a heavy flood in tho early part of last week, which roso at Lismoro within six feet of tho record flood. Tho rain tot in heavilj on Saturday night, and con tinued with slight lulls all through Sunday and Monday. The river roso rapidly on Sundav and at daylight on Monday had attained a height of 2 lft. It roso slowly during the day and at 6 p.m. had attained a hoight of 26ft. Heavy rain sotting in shortly after nightfall kopt tho waters rising, and it was not till noon on Tuesday that tho waters ceased rising, the gauge on tho bridgo then recording 28ft. 6in. It foil very slowly, only receding about 4in. by nightfall. Up Cooper's Creek and towards Mayneld tho water was vory high, and a very great deal of tho maize crop completely covered. Down the river, especially below Wyrallah, the crops have also suffered severely, the water about Tucku rimba being over the «orn. Immenso areas of grass have been destroyed, On Monday the flood wat...
Dog and Shark Fight. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Dog and Shark Fight. A Sydney paper reports that an.encounter took place in Leiohhardt, Bay, Sydney, last week between a fine mastiff dog belonging to a young man named Wado, who was fishing in the vicinity of Thompson-street Wharf,Drumraojne, and a largo shark. Wade was hauling in a fish, which caused some commotion on the surfaoe of the water. Than his dog jumped in. He was no sooner than tho shark, which must have been skirmishing tho foreshores, caught the dog by one of legs, and a fierce battlo ensued, the dog making a bravo struggle for his lifo, but he was anally soizod and taken uudor. [Tho writer saw a similar encounter on the Clarence some years ago, but with a different result. The do? was bitten twice, but beat off it's assailant nnd ranched tho shore soveroly wounded.}
Variations in Milk. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Variations in Milk. Some of the oxperlmontal stations in America, have- boon studying tho subject of tho increase and decrease in the quantity nnd quality of milk as affected by the seasons. Tho figures produced are valuablo because they explain away many apparent anomalies that have often mado suppliers very auspicious about the Bab cock tester. Tho greatest monthly variation in the quality of tho milk from 115 cows wa? 3 '06 percont. of fat and tho lowest 0-33 per cent, of fat. Tho difference involved in from 26.dlb, of milk for lib. of butter to 141b of milk, to lib of butter. Tho average monthly variation of spring cows was 1,G2 per cent, of fat. It has boon shown the avoraga quality of of tho year may bo arrived at by the following plan :— By analysing two composite samples taken two weeks apart, date of taking in case of spring and fall cowa to be six months aftor calving, and in case of summor cows to bo three to five months after calving. Quite cloao approximations to truth ...
Horsewhipping a Parson. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Horsewhipping a Parson. A dakce at Webster, Iowa, brought down the censure of the Rev. N. A. Forrest, in his ser mon at the Presbyterian Church. In his con gregation wero the Misses Lillie Barstow and Mary Cunningham, both of whom wero present at the dance. Tney left the church, and, going to their homes, each secured a whip, and return ing, met the minister as ho was leaving the church, and gave him a severe whipping. He attempted to explain to them, but they would not listen to him. Several large welts were raised on his face, and the fact that he was pro tected by a fur coat was all that saved his body from the stinging blows. The young women are daughters of prominent farmers, and well thought of in the community. Sympathy is mainly on thoir Bide,
Our Ulmarra Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Our Ulmarra Letter. Rain. ? Tho rainfall hero from 8 a.m. on Sunday to 8 a.m. on Wednesday was 313 point, and it has been vory sorviceablo. Court.— On Wednesday, before the P.M., and Mr. Geo. Bailey, J.P., John Davidson was charged with illtreating two horses by leaving thorn standing harnessed to a milk cart m the iuuu j.ur -± nours, wicnout giving tnem iooq or water. Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 5s and 5s lOd costs of court. — William Newman was charged with wilfully destroying a sail, a billycan, a shovel and a broom, the property of Patrick O'Grady, lessee of the Uiman-a punt, by throwing the articles named into the river. Defendant pleaded guilty, and explained that he had paid for the articles sinco the occurrence. O'Grady stated that he had been paid for the damage done. Defendant was fined Is and 8s lOd costs. Meeting.— About 30 persons attended Mr. Temporley's meeting on Wednesday night, Mr. A, Nilond being in the chair. After Mr. Tem perley's address, it was deci...
Lower Southgate [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Lower Southgate Farmer's Union— A mooting of the local branoh was hold last weok, Mr. T. Seo being in the chair. The matter of deferring tho appointment of a Union salosman and making inquiries as to tho advisability of falling in with the coopera tive associations for tho disposal of produce was postponod. I think tho proposals of tho South Coast and West Cainden Co-operative Co., which hag recontly forwarded circulars to farmers in this diBtrict, should receive the consideration of the Union. A canvass for members having been made, tho membership has been inoreased to 50, The Secretary of the Brushgrove tranoh wrote, asking the members of our branch to assist in an endeavour to resuscitate the branch at Brushgrovo. WrcATTfCl, ? WUn lr.r.,1 %nn l%nnn A»mMl«lAln saturated by tho late rain. It is to be hoped that a flood will bo averted, as such a calamity means nun to tho Clarence The weather isfavorablo to tho cauo crops, which are making rapid head way and will bo in good conditio...
Road Contracts. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Road Contracts. Tenders aro called for a batch of six road con tracts in tho Maclean district. The following aro the particulars of the contracts : — No 52 — 'Broadwater towards Lawrence ; 1 chain clearing, 7 chains draining, 187 lineal yards formation, 66 lineal yards metalling and blindiuc. 53— Coldstream creamery to Coldstroam ; 88 lineal yards formation and 1 fifth class cul vert. 5-i. — Grafton-Moonoo road to Ulinarra Corinda road ; 18 chains clearing, 34 chains draining, 83G lineal yards formation, 1 causeway, 4 fifth class culverts and 20 yards rubble. 55 — Ulmarra— Yamba road, near Black's fence ; 17C lineal yards ro- formation, 437 lineal yards formation, 440 lineal yard3 metalliug, and blinding, 20 chains rolling and 1 box drain, in two sections. 56— Ulmarra to Yamba, on tho ashes near Harwood ferry ; 330 lineal yards forma tion, metalling and blinding, and 15 yards roll ing. 57— Ohatsworth to Woodburn,at 4 milo post ; 308 lineal yards formation, metalling and blind ing an...
My Sentiments Tew. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
My Sentiments Tew. [By Southernite.] SoMEtimo ago tho readers of the Advooatk wero treated to tho seutitnonts of a 'Swagman.' This so fired my imagination that I havo nover beon ablo to sleep proporly since, so to easo my mind I havo decided to send you somo of 'My Sentiments Tow,' not necessarily for publication but nfl a guaraDteo of good faith. For larrikmism, Maclean can hold its own ?with any place its sizo in tho colony. The 11 Doad finish' push arc aecond only to tho ' Oowdung' push of South Graf ton, who by all accounts 'bate Biddy and Biddy bates tho devil,' as an Irish friend of mine used to remark when anything surprising happened under his notice. What tho upshot of it all will be the Lord knows, probably shooting irons will become a fashionablo adornmont of ovory day wearing apparol. But for downright snobbery I am convinced that Maclean could hold its own with any part of tho universe The.ro aro about a dozen of arrant humbugs living in, and around tho municipality, an...
BICYCLE BELLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
BICYCLE BELLES. Though man}' bells are advertised. You should not choose at random ; We recommend a pretty one Before you on a tandem. ' They may Bay what they like against him,' said tho convicted one's defender, 'but his heart's in the right place.' ' Yes,' asserted the other, ' and so is the rest of him for a few yearB.' ' Would you scream if I kissed you ?' he queried. ' Of course, sir,' she answered with force; 'but,' — softly, with sly, timid glances — ' I'm very — I'm awfully hoarse to-night.' Fond Parent : ' You had better go to bed now, Gerald, if we ate going fishing in tho morning, so that you can be an early bird to-morrow.' Gerald (decidedly): 'Not mo. The early bird has ter ketch the worms.' ' Mamma, what iB baby's name ?' asked Freddie. ' Tho baby hasn't any name,' Baid his mother. 'Then how did ho know he belonged here ?' queried Freddie. When ia a chair like a lady's dresa ? — When it is sat in. Who was tho first whistler? — The wind. ' ;_ What tuno did he whistle? ...
GENERAL INFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
GENERAL INFORMATION. To detach a fishbone from tho throat, swallow a raw egg as quickly aBit can be obtained. The atmosphere is ao clear in Zululand that, it is aaid, objects can bo seen by starlight at a dislance of sovon miles. It is officially declared that there is salt enough in tho Tees-Bide field to supply tho world for 800 years. One Ies3 worry for tho present generation. A man recontly drank a pint of yeast, in mistake for buttermilk. Ho rose three hours oarlior than usual noxt morning. Five groat enemies of peaco aro over with us — avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and prido ; if: these were banished wo should enjoy perpetual peace. A native of Berkshire, born without arms or hands, can writo with his mouth, thread a needlo, tio a knot, and shuffle, cut, and deal a pack of cards. Housebroakiug and burglary aro not tho same thing. Breaking into a house with a view to robbery in daylight i3 houaebreaking ; at night it ia burglary. The advantages of advertising wero recently il...
The Advocate's Free Lances. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
The Advocate's Free Lances. In order to guard against journalistic wrecks, the Advocate has secured four brilliant lights to illumine it on that course which Con sistency and. Fearlessness have charted. Wo have the vigilant' Silver Coin,' tho humorous ' Vulcan,' tho observing '? Clinking Cymbal,' and the sarcastic ' Southeruite.' Between tViPBR fnnr tifararv rnanfcs raaderH should arrareci. ate the bi-weakly bill-of-fare, and in order to give the quartetto encouragement to cater for their wants readers would not offend us to any groat extent by settling up with the ' poor printer.' A word to the wise, etc. Tho four contributors referred to form a quartette of writers uuapproached by tho staff of any country paper that can be had for the modest subscription of 12a a year.
Cablegrams. LONDON, Tuesday [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Cablegrams. LONDON, Tuesday China has assured England that she will not alienate to any other Power any portion of the Yan-tse-Kiaug valley. China agrees to open all inland waters to foreign steamers within four months. Tho London Times says England is unani mously of opinion tho limit of British conces sions in West Africa has been reached. The position has ^caused a fall in all depart menc on tue j^ugusn ocoua j^xenange. The total amount provided in the British estimates for the army during the forthcoming year is nearly twenty million sterling. Ad ditions will bo made in all sections of tho army. Thoro are exciting scones in Paris over the Droyfus case. A mob of threo thousand throat - euod tho Jowish residents with doath. Tho police prevented tho looting of Jowish shops. Serious nows from West Africa has caused a depression on tb.6 provincial Stock Exchanges. At present thero aro nix thousand British troops at Lagos and on the Gold Uoast. The Euegian press has warned Europo that...
Telegrams. SYDNEY, WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Telegrams. SYDNEY, Wkdnebdat. China filoa by the steamer Australian, arrived at Thursday Island, report thero is a great ac tivity at Hong Kong. Preparations aro being mado for keeping tho fleet at sea for next year. War it regarded as vory probable. The iron barquo Canada was wrocked at Spencer's Gulf, South Australia, on Sunday night. No lives woro lost. A man named Sara entered an hotel at Ballarat flourishing a revolvor A constablo aopearod, and the man fired four shots at the ofHcor, two taking effect but not soriouslv. _A collision took placo in tho harbour last night betweon the ship Ardon Craig and the steamer Macleay. Tho former was considerably damaged. Tho Macloay resumed her voyago. Thero aro still largo orders of buttor for ox port to tho Capo and olsowhero to bo filled, but, supplios aro scarcoly sufliciont for requirements. It has transpired thai storing is being carried on oxtons?voly in Molbourno. Tho imports for 1897 show an increase over tho provious year of £1,18...
Our Graf ton Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 25 February 1898
Our Graft on Letter. Me. John See.— Tho Member for Grafton has been informed that tho Postmaster-General cannot soo his way clear to alter tho mail time table betweon Grafton and Cofi's Harbor. A maintenance man has been instructed to effect repairs to tho Grafton-Broadwater road near the 3 milo post, but funds will not permit of the metalling ef this part of the road. Road Contracts.— The following are tho lowest tenders for tho contracts named, opened on Mon day : Contiact 42, South Grafton to Mooneo, P. F. Walsh, £166 11s 4d: 5 tenders. 50, Glen Innee road, J. E. Welsh, £210 ; 4 tenders, 51, South Grafton to Mooneo, W, O.Taylor, £1 2 10s ; 5 tenders. 52, South Grafton to Mooneo, J. D. Perret, £59 14s 9d; 7 tenders. 53, South Grafton to TJlmarra, Weston and M'Farlano, £29 15s ; 6 tenders. 54, Eushforth road to Southampton, Thos. M'Inerney, £48 ; 8 teudors. 55, Solferino road, P. F. Walsh, £186 16s ; 6 tenders. 56, Braunstone to Coutt's Crossing P. F. Walsh. £25 9s 6d ; 6 tenders. ...