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COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
COMMERCIAL. The following retail prices were ruling in Gundagai yosterday : — Maize, 33 2d per bushel. ' Oats, 2s 9d per bushel. Barley, 4s per bushel. Chaff, 3s to 4i per uwt. Ifay, £4 10s per ton. Urau, lOd per bushel. Pollard, 10,1 per bushel. Potatoes, lls per cwt. ' Unions, 3d per lb. Eggs, (3d to 7d per dozen. Bacon, local 7d, Bodallu. Od. per lb. Cheese, 7-1 per lb. Butter, Is per lb. At Konigstoin is the larucst cask in the world. It was begin in 1722 and finished in 1725. The diameter of this cask is 26f . The cask, as soon as Gn:?he', was filled with 6000 quintals of goud Meissen wire, which cost £0000 sterling. It contains C49 hogs heads more than the famous inn of Heidel berg. The top of the oask is railed.in, and affoids room sufficient for 15 or 20 persons t -f regale themselves ; and several sorts of liirge goblets, called welcome cups, nre oflered to ihoae who delight in such honours.
THE RESULT OF A CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
THE RESULT OF A CORNER. 'Jim Araericun papers are full of patbutic dittiliof tho rohults of Mr. Jooi'i-h Jie.tci'a whoat corner. The Sow York ' World' states that the toial Iosb. incurred by thiS daring young speculator reaches \a total of £L,30d0,000 ; and o. Chicago cjrrea poudvnt hcnda to New York a detailfid account of neven iviori gages filed b- Mr L. Z. Loiter to secure a loan of £100,000 from, the ? North-West?™ Mutual Life Insurance Company Revenue ntamp» to tue amount of £199 were, undor tho new war tax, pliicod on the papers, A piece of real istata was also fo!d by Mr. Leiter. sen., to Mr. Marshall- ? Field, for £42,000. 'It ia popularly supposed,' udds the correspondent, ' that ho haB managed to have £1,000,000 out of the wreck caused by his son.' .
CURIOSITIES OF SLEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Kf\ '' ifcUBIOSITIES OF , ?' ^, / :The mostv violent passion -!,'anrl.' excitement, cannot' keep '^'j'tevAii poweKu^'* minds, irom ,Yf 'Sleep ;',Albxan'dtr the Great \i*-jv slept 'on''' the ' field ~of Afbela u^andyNajjolcon. upon1 that-;of '*'^'Austerlitz. ? A 3'/i'- Even 'stripes and torture . ,-'cannot-keep off sleep, as critn ..''ii inals have been known to give ?way to it on the rack. Noises which at first serve to drive it \- away soon become indispen 'v t sable to its existence ; thus 'a .»; ' stage coach .^stopping to change' horses, wakes all the passen 3e , -gers- ?''. ' ? ' f,'F ''Thb':proprietor of an iron ''Y\ forge, who slept close to the din of hammers, foigcs and t- blast furnaces, would wake if thero was any interruption to '^them-cliu-ing the night ; and a 'siuk miiler who had his mill ' s'topped because of hiss illness, ??' pass.cd sleepless nights until the mill resumed its usual noise. ri-i ? ,,
CLUB CUSTOMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
-' * '- CLUB' CUSTOMS. , - After dinner at, .the Cam ^ '-- bridge Beef Steak Club, when ,-'\ 'tlie toasts liaye been honored, \' '\\ 'with bumpers' every one, the ; * ' song is sungJand then smoking * . , is 'allowed. Then the presi ,- -^dent gets up and holds his ?'- ? ,' napkin out' to bis right hand neighbor, and sings — Oh,.do yu know the Muffin man, Oh, 'do you, know his name 1 .. ' ' ' ; jOIi, do you Itijow the Muffin man, '''^^T^rkfTiveSTn Jesjus-lana^ His right hand neighbor ad mits the acquaintance to (.lie ' same tune, and then a*ks the , question, of his ' right hand neighbor, both holding the / napkin. When the question and -answer' has gone; round , - the 'table the whole company sings — « T-hen w.e all knojv the 1 lnuftin ' man.' &c. ' For, .un aflcctcd 'idiocy this would be '. hard to ,beat. * , .... , '
Gleanings. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
Gleanings, ', V Men sometime? do wrong, -r't but woaien only make mis -— --takes. ,,'If a hat blows off in the '. , 'street, follow it placidly and :' -with o-entle dignity. Some body else will chase it for .you. A South American Presi dent, not having been shot at for a fortnight, remarked, '?T-his want of interest in pub lic affairs is the curse ol our country.' Emm 1st January, 1899, the Vatican will be lighted throughout by electricity. Preparations for the installa tion have, already been com menced The motor power will be supplied by water flow ing at a quick rate of speed .from Lake Bracciano. which lies high, up in the mountains 20 miles north of Home _ The Pope is displaying great inter est in the work, and seldom neglects to make a personal inspection of its daily progress. At Dawson City the man who got the fir^t copy of a * newspaper containing an nc ~ count of the blowing up of the Maine rented an empty room, and, announced that a full and sundry who cared to pay two pe...
SPORTING. CHATTY NOTES. BY GNAROO. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
[?] CHATTY NOTES. BY QKAROO. THE once great sport of boat-pulling is now dead as Julius CuoBsar in New South Wales, and there appears to ba no hope of its revival in tho near future. I waj chat tiug to a Gundagai resident ths other night on the doings of Jim Punch, Green, Hickey, Triebett, 14ush, Layoook, &c, and was very much amused at an incident he related. 1 might here mention this looal resident was a bit of a boat-puller in his time, one »i tiio buiuu nguts on- me aquauc nrma ment, and was well acquainted with all tho above-named scullers. Aud though he is now fast verging into the sere and yellow he can be bucked to scratch pull any man in Gundagai, or within a radius of 50 miles of it, for a substantial amount, and for the sake of old acquaintanceship and his past good deeds, my little bit would go on him if a match were ai ranged. * - * But away from this digression. It was somewhere about 70 that Mick Rush was' matched against ? for £200 a side, I will not give pub...
SPORTING. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
SPORTING. Clansman, Ronda, 'Waihine, Aroha, and Agate have been scratched for the Melbourne Cup, and Waihine for the Caulfield Cup. Mas&inisaa has been well backed for the Caulfield Cup at 7 to 1. Coco's has been well supported at 100 to 5, Reka at 100 to 8, The Chief and The Grafter 100 to (a, Catspaw and Hy mettus 100 to 5, Mischief 100 to 3, Wait-a-Bifc and Musketeer 100 to i.
THREE PERSONS DROWNED [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 12 October 1898
THREE PERSONS DROWNED News was received from Gooma, near Tumberumba, by the Gundagai police ou Saturday last that a man named James O'Donoghue, an overseer for Mr. Wallace Robinson, at Possum Point, his son (aged five years), and a man named George Radcliffe. had been drowned the day previously whilst at- tempting to cross the Murray River in a sulky. Every effort has been made to recover the bodies, but up to the time of our going to press the search had been unsuccessful. O'Donoghue was well known in Gundagai, and was in town only a few days previous to meeting his death,.