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Extended Holidays. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
Extended Holidays. Several representatives of banking and commercial interests in Sydney have been endeavouring to get the Government to pro claim Wednesday next, December 27, a public holiday ; and Civil servants were also of opinion that the idea was a good one. The Premier, however, has refused to grant the extra holiday, as it would not only cause in convenience and loss to the community generally, but would mean a loss of about £5000 in wages in the public service alone. The Express here rise3 and pats Sir George Dibbs on the back and says, ' Hear, hear !' This holiday craze is becoming a great nuis ance in the colony, and we are pleased to find the Premier has realised this fact and has tefused the unreasonable request of a body of thoughtless, don't-care-a-dash individuals, as far as the oonvenience of the public is concerned.
Happy Moments. MOLONG SCHOOL OF ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
Happy Moments. ? * ? : ? MOLONG SCHOOL OF ARTS. In response to invitations from Mr. W. G. T. Hard wick (Secretary of the Molong School of Arts) a number of the cotnmitteemen of . that institution attended a social re-union last Friday evening. The company assem bled in the room on the western side of the building, where there was most creditably and tastefully laid a table, abounding with delicate viands of a various kind. For this pleasant surprise, the guests were indebted to Mrs. Hard wick, whose heart and soul is apparently with her husband in the noble work ho is engaged in — endeavouring to forward the interests and welfare of the School of Arts. Although the happy gather ing was piesided over by a Chairman in the person of the President of the Institute (Mr. . G. H. Tempest), no formality was observed. The meeting was a free and easy one, and therefore all the more enjoyable. Mr. Haid wick had brought the committee together to have a friendly confad over matters in con nectio...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
ITEMS OF INTEREST. ? 4» ? -. Business places in Molong will be closed from to-night until Wednesday moining next. . Phew ! Summer in earnest 1 Oh ! for a little compensation. In the 'Old Country' the roads probably blocked with snow ; here its (s)no(w) joke to work. Pity 'tis that one cannot impart a nice portable refrigerant, a pocket edition of cucumber coolness, where with to temper Sol's ardent beams. A District Court will be held at Forbes on the 6th March next. Next Tuesday being a publio holiday, it is not at all probaUle the ordinary meeting of the Municipal Council will be held on that date. It is rumoured that the Manildra Glee Club intend shortly giving a concert in Mo long in aid of the Hospital. We hope there is some foundation for the report, and if it is true, we say—' Well done !' Visitors to the bush during the holidays should beware of snakes. Eveiy week we hear of the demise of several of these reptiles. Our ' boys ' who formed the guard of honour to Sir Robert Dn...
'Xmas Choral Service at St. John's. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
'Xmas Choral Service at St. John's. Tub large' ohoir, oomposfd of excellent mufu cal voices, in trianing fur the choral festive services at St, John's Church on 'Xroas Day and the following Sunday have been moat ardently practising for the last few weeka, and especially the present week, when re hearsals have been repeated three successive evenings, under the ahle direction of the Rev. R. Seymour-Smith. Alt indications point to a moat beautiful and effective ser vice being rendered, probably the na- st cul tured and carefully prepared sacred muHic ever produced in this district, and equal to the achievements in many large cities. A very neat programme of the order of service, as produced in this issue, has been presented by the local Press, of which copies will be placed in the seats of the congregation. The following is the order of musical service at St. John's for 'Xmas Day and the following Sunday ;— Processional Hymn, No. 322 (Hymnal Companion); Intoning (as sung in St. Paul's ...
An Estimable Citizen. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
An Estimable Citizen ? «. ? , By an. advertisement in this issue, our readers will see that Dr. Sidney Fielder has Bucaeeded to the practice of Dr. Tayler, ?whose departure we recorded in our last, in Molong. Of our new citizen and his wife, the Iiaawarra Mercury writes : — ' With in. the lastjfiew days Dr. Sidney Fielder left Wollongong;; for freah fields and pastures new in rej&ti'd- to the practice of his profes sion. In the course of his praobice here he gained thorough confidence in his medioal and surgical skill, and the good opinion and good* will of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, professionally or socially. Be ?was sucoegsful to a marked degree in the treatment of cases that oame under his medical oare and attention, and bis genial and gentlemanly manner rendered him quite a favourite with his patients and others. Ah a medical man and a citizen he will be a deoided acquisition to any community that may have the benefit of his presenoe in future. And hi...
The New Electoral Bolls. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
The New Electoral Bolls. ♦ ? The chief electoral officer has prepared from the rolls a list which shows.that the number of electors in the colony totals 285,846, giv ing an average for each of the*125 electorates of 3287. In the metropolis and suburbs 40 electorates have 97,452 electors, or an average of 243,685, and the country districts have 18S,394 electors, an average of 2216. As taken, the country gets slightly the better of the metropolis in representation. Under the rolls of 1S92 there were 282,851 voters who retain the franchise under the new Aot. To these have been added 2995. The following are the number of voters in the constituen cies mentioned : — ^ Bathurst ... '... 2496 W; Dubbo... ... .... 2194 Macquarie ... ... .248V Molong.. -.,..'? r .,.'2052 Mudgee. .a ... 2678 Orange.. ... ?:? ..V 2665 . Wellington ...? ... 2715 West Macquarie... ... 2783 The Revision Courts for the various divi sions of the Molong Electorate will be held as follows :— For North Oanowindra, Carg...
Another Molong Boy to the Front. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
Another Molong Boy to the Front. ? + ? , ? It is a pleasure to us at all times to record the success in life of auy of the Molong dis trict boys. Last week we mentiond Master Charles Stockwell as having pasRed with honours in the examination of Civil Engineer ing, held at Granville. This week we find Master Alfred Stockwell. second son of Mr. Chas. Stockwell, of this town, has won the honoutable position of Dux of Weymouth College, Orange, and carried of no less than the three principal prizes — one for the best examination in the College, one presented by the Rev. Mr. Tracy, Principal of All Saint's College, Bathurst, for the best junior passing, and one for general proficiency. We wish Master Alf. every success, and trust he will rapidly ascend to the highest position in' his studies.
Just to be Good. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
Jiist ; to bQ; Good. Just to' tip good. Tins iB; enough — enough! 0, we who find sinB billows wild and rough Do we not fool tow inoro tlian any gold Would' be tho blameless life we led of old While yet .tour lips know but ft mother' 8 kiss? Ah ! though wo miss All else but this, To be good ia.enough. It is enough — Enough— just to be good ! ,To lift our hearts where they are understood ; To let tho thirst for worldly power arid place Go unappeaRcd, to smile baok in God'dface With the glad lips our mother used to kiss. Ail. though we miss AH cIbo but/ this, To be good is enough. James Whitcomde Kilet.
ORIGINAL STORYETTES. The Pet of the Regiment. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
ORIGINAL STQRYETTES. ? ? ' ? x ? The Pet of the Regiment. By Alwyn BnvaEn. The Iodian Mutiny wbb at ite heijrht wbi?n 4he regiment to whichl was attiic-hed arrivod in that country. We were in Dublin when marohing ordore were received for the Enst. Tho orders were urgent, and bo we emb'nrked Ihe following day, and on tho third da were on board the East Indian Company s steamer 'The Rajah.' In six weoks from that. date we disembarked at Calcutta; and without wuithur more than a few hours started on our Krst march through the Punjaub. Horses were already waiting for us ; and the B]nck A\rat-rh, who had sailed with ns, went north. After many attaoks upon the rebels, with varying success, but generally in our favor, we received orders to march towardi Luuk now, then held by a few men, who were un able to hold out much louger, for they were wholly surrounded, and all supplies from outside were cut oil. So»n tho relief party were sighted by the besieged, and the rebels, attacked in tho rea...
In the Grip of an Octopus. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
r?rJr|ffi^fb!^^8loji£v^:i:' Mi detonaixwt. ; ?. Immodiatoly south of the picturesque vil lage of QerringpngBtrotcheB tho Twenty Mile Beach', right away from' the ' Crdoluiaveri ±tivor to the north entrance of the famous Sh'oolhaven. There is .ho finer reach of sandy beaoh on tho'Now South Wales. ooasti Fully a quarter of a mile wido'at low watery and as hard as a, bipyclo track,;. it, sweep* round in; one .unbroken regular ourve,, and forms an aro' of the circle. It is, frinired all the way by an, unbroken bolt of zamias, she oak's, wattle' trees, and white gums, festooned here and there in plentiful profusion of .'wild olematis, honoysuoklo, and orchids. Nor is the florid lily absent from the scene. Lying two miles further baok is the historic Coohtn gatta. Mountain, bare of troes on its : grassy ?ides, and: browned with small : clumps of ironbark and peppermint trees on its summit; Around tho eastern islopo of the mountain, tho old.conviot road makes its circuitous oourse, leading...
CHRISTMAS IN ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
CHRISTMAS IN ITALY. - Tho Christmas functions here woro showy, I uud I thought well-contrived ; tho public I ones aro what I speak of ; but I was present I lately at a privito merrymnkiug, where all I distinctions seemed. pleasingly thrown down I by a spirit of innocent gaiety. Tho marquis's I daughcer mingled iu country-dunces with I the apothecary's apprentice, while' her truly I noble parents looked on with genorous plea- I sure, and encouraged tho mirth of the moment. I
A Christmas Dinner Conference. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
A Christmas Dinner Conference. Mrs. Baker: Thore is no time when a good dinner is better relished than on Christmas -Diiv. Of all the year this, I think, should be 'our best dinner day. My menu for our family dinner is about as follows :— Roust Turkey, Stuffed Earn, Masbed Potatoes,; Mashed Turnips, Dry Oyster Stew, Cauliflower, . Baked Squash, Chioken Pie, Stewed Tomatoes, Potatoe Ohips, Celery, Mixed Piokles. Debskrt.. Lemon Cream Pie, Peach Pie, Plum Pudding, Oranges, Bananas, Grapes Salted Almonds, Olives, Nuts, Raisins, Codes. Mrs. Steele : I -would like your teoipa fei BtulVed ham, if you please, Mrs. Baker. Mrs. Baker : The ham should b» two years old. Lay it to soak over night in a boiler full of cold water. When ready to oook it. cut off the hook neatly just above the joint. Scrape and wash it carefully, and trim off all tho outer edges, giving it a pretty shape, Weigh it and' allow half-au-hour for it to start to boil, and a quarter-of-an-hour for everypound. Put it in 'a'...
With the Wise. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
With the Wise. The call to religion is not a call to be bet ter than others, but to be better than yourself . — H. W. Be.ecb.er. With the vulgar and the learned, names have great weight ; the wise use a writ of inquiry into their legitimacy when they are advanced as authorities. — Zimmerman. The crown of all faculties is common-sense. It is not the men of thought, but the men of wise action who are best fitted to push their way to wealth and honor. — Matthews. He is not poor that hath not much, but he that wants more. AVant lies in wishing. He lacks mo-t that desires most. He is richest who does not covet and desires least. The most contented are the most happy. ?- Colton. There is not a single spot between Chris tianity and atheism upon which one can safely or firmly fix his foot. - Emmons. One-half our forebodings of ill to our neighbours are but our wiches, which we are ashamed to utter in any other form.— Landon. He that hath never known adversity is but hnlf acquainted with oth...
Lighting the Christmas Tree. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
Lighting the Cifrfs&nas Tree. A Christinas tree i5^Jily a shadow of itself if it be not lighted, so it is best to have it after dark. If proper precautions are taken there is little danger of fire. In tho future when electricity becomes a little cheapor, in canduscent lights will make the tree a blazo of glory, and there will be no fear of a catas trophe. While we have to depend upon ? taper.', care must be taken in placing them; I aud one person should be deputed to watch I that nothing inflammable swings within reach ? of the light. There should bu n wet sponge ? at hand, tied to a long stick, u yj.il. ul water I aud an old blankot or rug, to smother the I flames should anything catch and the fire ? spread. The damp sponge will extinguish I spark i without trouble. If there is a carpet ? it is best to have a large old rag spread under B the tree for fear of accident. The tree should H be dressed with plenty of tinsel and many H glittering ornaments. Gilded walnuts and ? si...
The Winged Child. [Newspaper Article] — Molong Express and Western District Advertiser — 23 December 1893
? The Ringed Child. ' On Christmas bvo a man and woman came down their house-steps und went hurrying over the frosty pavement. Behind them the lights of the stately avenue converged liko glittering processions, be'ore thum the lights of tho Public Garden twinkled like flowers. The church stood on tho corner, its dark net work of vines spread like a shadow ovor its stone walls. High in the tower hung tho silent bell that-knew the Christmas chimes. The woman's delicate chin was dipped deoply in rich fur, the furred edge of her gown swept the frosty pavement, red plumes lrembled iu her little bonnet. H-rfuee shono out clear and rosy under the lamplight. Tho man, as they passed, looked down at her, and there was love in his eyes. ' AVhat sbu'.l I buy for Sister Grace ?' said the woman. 1 1 know not, love, but hero is my purse ' ' And for Sister Maud ?' I Here is my purse, love, but I know not.' ' ' And my million friends ?' ' I know not, but here is gold enough. 1 have toiled for it all...