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PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, JULY 18. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
-PARLIAMENT. — ? ♦ ? — ' LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, Jtjlt 18. Parliament was openod by tho Govornor at noon, ijiio following )8 tho addross : — ? . Honorablo Gontlomon of tho Lopislativo Coun cil and Gontlomon of tho Legislative Assembly. Tho Constitution for tho establishment of tho Federal Commonwealth of Australia, framod by the Convontion of 1897-'98, and amondod by llio con ference of Prime Ministers of Australia at tho beginning of tho prosont yoar, was, in pursuance of the legislation WHICH rBUUiiny uuguguu yuur uiiuu tion submitted to tho doctors of Now South Walos. Tho'eompleted roturns of tho voting on Juno 20th (bow that 190,101 effective votes wore pollod, 107 420 boing in favor of tho aoooptanco of tho con ization. In othor words the Bill was accoptod by a majority of 24,679 affirmative votos. Soventy nino constituencies supported the Bill, arid 46 opposed it. In view of a docision so cloar and emphatic, tho Ministors seo no reason for delaying tbo consummation of t...
"CHEER UP," DO ! [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
'CHEER UP,' DO! By H. E. S. - j ' Gloomy shadows oft' will flit If you've got tho grit and wit Just to laugh a little bit.' * # * # # ' The rainy weather has helped me to Bolve a conundrum. How is it that the ladies wear pretty petticoats underneath their dresses r I was walking along Goorge-street, Sydney, the other day and the inspired answer came when I saw how nicely the colored and embroidered under-Bkirts were revealed whilst attempts were being made to prevent the dresses from becoming be spattered with water and mud. j # # # # # I do not think it is at all fair that all the pretty colors should be worn by the ladieB. My heart is sore when I see the nice blue dresses or green blouses, and beautifully trimmed headgear donned by the fair sex. Why cannot we men wear colored trousers and coatB ? How nice wo should look, say green coats and pink trousers and white boots. If I were a rich man I might risk the reform and show my beauty ofE to advantage. Never mind, we may see a lot ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
Facts That Are Stubborn. If Wellington people are not convinced by local testimony, they differ from other ; people. v : Oar readers will have noticed how in the past two years ' CureB ' ? multiplied in the newspapers very fast, and the public are be coming sceptical. Pacts are demanded, but it as also become esBeritial to know who - supplied these facts and where they are from. People will not now accept incredible cures from the other side of the continent. They want them from home. ' Give us some nieghbours then I will believe,' is what is asked for. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills do this, but be sure they are DOAN'S. Call it what you like, home, local or neigh bour's testimony, you can always ascertain the truth of it without leaving the city limits. Mrs. Connelly of the Eoyal Hotel, . this town, has presided as hoBtesB over that well known establishment for a period of 8 years and is in the prime of life. She gives' ua the following testimony : — ' I have been afflicted with kidr...
The Accident of Birth. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
The Accident ot Birth. Speaking on Monday night at the Salya- 1 tion Army, meeting, Mr. Wise said he often ' thought in court.it was only by an accident that he was not behind the ' spikes' instead of. standing at the barrister's table. He. had not been placed in the position of I ever having to withstand the temptation of I poverty, to witness the. horrible scenes of the slums, or to share in the squalid lives ' led by the outcast*. , Those people they had heard about that night' lived in thiB immor al atmosphere, and it was not surprising that so many of. them fell. It is not difficultto imagine Mr. Wise as the head of the 'Sock's Push,' or of a band of burglars. But we should be thankful that an accident threw him into another sphere of usefulness, tor Mr. Wise as a ' Eocks' captain would not be satisfied, until he had pulled down the police barracks and taken possession of the whole city. As a burglar he would be the moBt ingenious and daring on record. As a politician he is alw...
MY NOTE BOOK. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
:f:MY NOTE BOOK. (By Chevy Slyme.) -All new things need an introduction. ' My Note Book' will contain comments on current events, both local and general. My criticisms on all matters will be in the most friendly spirit, without'malice. My sole ob ject will be to help along any good thing in every department of life, — to expose the common frauds,— to praise the good,— to stand up for what I believe to be right. If my remarks at any time press upon any one's toes, they will be pleased to remember ,, tHat ' it is all for their own good,' as the ?' little boy said when he was thrashed. 'With these' few remarks, — : Liffc'wo tho curtain, . : ? - 1 ? Baise the screen, . » . : .j! And pour wo out -. , .? Tho vials of our sploon, .* # .# * . ? I suppose I should really start off with a few remarks about the last Municipal Council meeting, because the public interest ' was intensely keen, and they— the deluded public — did turn up in great numbers. ; The seats for the public were all occupi...
AN EYE TO BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
AN EYE TO BUSINESS, i An old minister at a certain village was inthe habit of paying unexpected calls at the school, and putting the pupils through their 'facings.' On one such occasion the minister asked the class if there were any prophets nowa-. davs. This was a noser to the mn-invit.v ? but one bright little fellow, the son. of a pushing tradesman, eagerly extended his 'Well, my lad, are there any prophets ?' asked the minister. 'Yes, sir,' was the answer; 'small profits and quick returns, father says.'
DIED AND RE-DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
DIED AND RE-DIED. : After the battle of Custozza, a soldier,, supposed to have been killed, was entered on the books of his company : 'Died on the 20th June, 1866.' A few days afterwards it turned out that he was still alive, and the honest quartermaster made the following entry : ' Died by mistake. . , At length there came a letter from the ministry of war, announcing the death of the man at the hospital, when the quartermaster recorded the fact as fol lows: 'Be-died by order of the ministry.'
AN IRISH EXCUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
AN IRISH EXCUSE^' ' , . I Mick: '.That is, a foine trick you played on your woife and family, Pat, goin' away for three months and not lavin' thim a boit or sup, nor sendin' any money to thim.' ' ? Pat: 'Now, hould yer tongue, Mick, and I'll explain it all. Yez. mind - that case of RafEerty's comin' afore, the court: three months ago ? Well, I was up as a witness, and I was tuk afore an 'ould man with a long curly white wig, arid he says, says he, ' What's yer name ?' says ? he. ' Pat Murphy,' say# L ' What's yer trade?' . says he. 'Bricklayer's labourer,' says I. 'Swear,' says he. 'Damn yer soul,' says I. 'Three months,' says he. Now, Mick, . how could I support me woife an' family for that three months ?'
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
GENERAL NEWS. - Paris contains 10,000 individuals who live by begging. The population of India increases at the rate of 3,000,000 annually. A Laplander will often akato 150 miles in a day. in Austria 14 is the legal ago .tor marriage for both men and women. One-fifth of the students in Swiss universities are women. Nearly all Bkin diseases are supposed to be caused by microscopic insects. ? Mexican farm labourers get one , shilling a day. - There is now a small steamer on the Red Sea. The organ of sight is more highly \ re developed in birds than in any. other animal. ? s Algeria is the only country in the world, where the horses outnumber the Jiuman beings. ^ -. Canada exports to England 90 per cent, of all the. cheese manufactured' there. ^ Recruits for the Chinese army are not accepted unless they can jump a ditch . . 6ft. wide. Nearly a quarter of the wheat raised, in the world is grown in the United, - , States. -L Special postage stamps are to be used in Cuba while the island ...
HAD ENOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
HAD ENOUGH. A portly lady endeavoured to skate at Niagara, but she suddenly sat down, making a noise like an iron safe dropping from a sixth-storey window. A gentleman ran to her assistance^ and, as he helped her to her feet, he remarked : ' I presume you are skating for the first time V' 'No, for the last time,' replied the disgusted female.
A LEAD MONOPOLY. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
A LEAD MONOPOLY. When Hatfield- shot at King George III. at Drury Lane Theatre, Mr. Hoi royd, the King's plumber, who sat next Hatfield, caught his arm and thus prob ably saved the King's life. Soon after, when he was inspecting; some repairs at | Windsor Castle, he was thanked by the King himself for his promptitude and coolness on the occasion. ' But don't think, Holroyd,' said he, in a jocular way, ' that I imagine yoii were actuated by more than your usual loyalty ; you were only determined that no one should serve the King with lead hut yourself.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
Cycling Meeting. \ LL interested in forming a BICYCLE CLUB in .WFiLLINGTON aro requested to attend a Meeting at the KOYAL HOTEL on THURSDAY EVENING-, 27th InBt., at 8 p.m. A. M. JONES, Secretary pro torn. Aerated Water and Cordial Factory, WELLL^G-TOiT. James Matheson BEGS to notify tho public of Wollington and Surrounding Districts that he has bought the business lately carried on by Mr. P. Harris. Tho eamo EXCELLENT QUALITY of Aerated Waters and Cordials will be maintained and im proved upon, and ho asks for tho liberal 'support of the public. Important and Attractive AUCTION of NEW NEW NEW FURNITURE OF THE LATEST DESIGNS AM) STYLES, BEAUTIFULLY UPHOLSTERED. Also, Carpet Squares, Crockery Electro-plated Ware, Cutlery, &c. Thomas & Rotton Will soli on account of tho CONSIGNORS (who ' aro closirous of reducing theii stocks) by public auction, at their Rooms, On Saturday and Monday 22nd and 24th Jul v. at 2, p,m, sharp. ^ A RlSALfcY MAGNIFICENT LOT OF FURNI TURE, &...
HIS DEFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
HIS DEFENCE. The officials of a country polioe court were startled one day to see a man walk into the court with a large axe over his ahoulder. -. He gazed around him aa if he expeoted to be attacked. Ultimately the clerk ventured to ask him why he waa armed with so formidable a weapon. The man replied that his summons told him to be provided with the -means, of defence, and 'he thought an axe; would do for that purpose. -?* - : . - '?
THIS STORY TELLER. A BITTER PENITENCE. CHAPTER IV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
'THIS story teller. A BITTER PENITENCE. CH A PTEtt IV (Ccn t iu ue-? .) It was Bedniond Aril more. He buw . Norah at once, and raised his hat; but e?en in the dusk she could see how embar rassed and shy he looked. Timidity and nervousness were things of which Miss CaBhel knew little or nothing. She spoke nonchalantly and easily, although her laugh was slightly deceptive and tremulous. ? Mr. Ardmore, you appear just in time to. rescue. two forlorn damBols ! I really believe that Molly and I had lost ourselves, for I had not the least idea in the world which of these paths to take.' I am not surprised, as you have never been - here before,' Baid Mr. Ardmore. Norah's matter-of-fact tone Beemed to relieve him, and he appeared less awkward. ' The EathB. are very confusing just at this point,' e continued. Even I mistake them some / ' timeB, on a very dark night. Perhaps you did not pay much attention to the way vou 'came?' 1 1 don't think I heeded at all,' said Norah - frankly, with a la...
DAIRY NOTES. The Improvement of New South Wales Stock. PART III. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
DAIRY NOTES. The Improvement of New South Wales Stock. .From the Agricultural Guzelte. of N.8.W. -r'' — 0 ? — : ' By M.' A:.. O'CjLllaohah. PART III. ... l am frequently asked the question : What, is the, best breed of cattle for dairy .purposes ? ,Now, ho more in definite query could be put, because the breed of cattle which will suit any dairy farmer will depend upon the land and olimatic conditions, the size or area of tho holding, the treatment which the farmer interids to give his cattle, as well as the purpose lot which the milk is intended. NeedleBB to say, the breed 'of cattle that suits any farmer best is, that 'whioh leaves!him the greatest net profit at the end of ' the year ; and as thiB £ a. d. amount. is not directly pro portional to the amount of milk yielded, many things have to be considered before a. satisfactory decision can be arrived at. The same breed of. cattle will rarely suit two dairy farmersr-one of 60 and the other of (say) 3,000 aores. The latter will pr...
WANTED HER MONEYS WORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times — 20 July 1899
Wanted her money's worth. An Irish lady called on a photographer to have a cabinet portrait taken. When the artist removed the plate, he told- her she need not sit any longer. On coming out from the . dark room he found her still bolt upright in the chair, with that look of petrified despair on her face peculiar to the photographic pose. ' You needn't sit any longer,' said the frightened artist. 'What's that?' she hoarsely whis pered,. without changing a muscle. ~ 'I say you needn't sit there now — I have finished,' he exclaimed. ' Ain't I to pay ye three and sixpence?-' she interrogated, in the same guggling tone, With her eyes strained on the qtark. 'Yes.' ? ' Well, then, do ye mane to say I'm to give ye three an' sixpence for only five minits in the ohair ? .. Begorra, I'll have a full tin minits fur the money, an' that't little enough in all conscience !' Arid she had it.