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HOW A JOCKEY TRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
HOW A JOUKEY T11A1NS. I )\rit and Wt'tJom says j —A jockey can makofrom£ICOlo£o,OOOayear,butthoughho bo enjoying a princely income; it should be remembered that ho buys his eucceesdenrly. No other alhlote, bo ho fighter, runner, oarsmaii; pedestrian, or boxer, goes through bho ohysical and mental torturo endurod Moreover, tho fighter, runnor,. oarsman, or boxer, after ho rcacbo* condition, ^gdos through ono supremo trial, and then tho task is ended. But- thp jockey, after ho has' gob down to weight, 1*3' obliged to ' kr.op there for months at a time. Jockeys of tho present day weigh from ninety to ono hundrod and .twenty pounds, and when out of training, their weight runs /rota twenty to forty pounds abovo these figures; Durinp perhaps thrcO' months in tho year .ho can enjoy tho luxury of theso extra pounds and revel iu tho good -things of life, from most of which ho is cut ofF during the training peiioJ. Everything that, tends to produce fat ^3, of coui*so, rigidly excluded from hi...
The era of Mechanical Invention. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
The era of Mechanical Invention. The nineteenth contury has been an era of mechanicnl invention to an ex tent never before dreamed of. In cer tain directions, indeed, wo seem to havo marly reached the limit of safe or possible development. For instance, 11U H muuouhudiuu thought more rapid than electricity can he found, while the prnctical methods of telegraphy cannot bo great ly increased in speed of action. In this direction the hopes of improvement lie mainly in the lino of the telephone, whose possibilities are enormous, and perhaps also in that of tho recently in vented telautograph. As regards tho inothods of travel, those also seom ap proaching their limit of speed. It is not likely that the GO miles per hour of land travel or the 20 knots of ocean travel can he very much surpassed without an immense increase of coBt and danger. The convenience and safety of such travel, however, may be much enhanced. Recent years have shown much progress in this direction, and the twentieth ...
INSECTS AS PETS. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
IXSK0T3_Ay i^ErS. A vox; sci lady in Amcviea teeir.s to havo the power of awakeniug not only tho intel ligence but tho affections of insects. Iler , exp«H-icnc-G aro recorded in Science by a friend of hers, who ugns'liimsolf ' B.' In , September ao:ne ono gavo her a beetle, | which id dorfcrib'-'d as a syiecimen of J'tlidnda punctata I-inn. At first sho l.opt : ib in a small box,. ficdin-? ib with glass. I leaves, and small piece.? of lruit^, such as peaciics, jxjar.s, &c. Occasionally she would give it a drop of water -to sip. Ib would ^ometiyics bite a little oVifc ^of a 'leaf, would cat tho fruits, and would take water eagerly. From the first she would take the insect in her fingers several tinieo a day nnd stroke or caress it, also patting it to her lips, and talking to it all tho while she handled it. Whon she put it to her lips it would brush its antenmu over them with a gentle, caressing motion. Whon she left her room sho would rjiut it up iti its box. ' One day, cbou...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
To Let, A COTTAGE. Apply to J. ABBOTT, Dungog. KOTI C E. NOTICE is hereby given that a Quarterly Meeting of the Licen sing Court will be held at Copeland, on MONDAY, 2nd April, 18 94. CHAS. GRIMSHAW, -? Acting C. P. S. Court House, Copeland, 10/3/1894. ' Notice. A QUARTERLY MEETING of XJL _ the Licensing Court for the li censing District of Port Stephens will be holden at the (3ourt House, Stroud, on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4th, at 10 o'clock. JAS. D. WALKER, Clerk of Petty Sessions. I Stroud, 28th February, 1894. . Meeting. A MEETING of persons interested in the formation of a Chess and Draught Club, in connection with tho School of Arts, will be held nt the School of Arts, on MONDAY NEXT, at 8 p.m. E. BERGIN, Hon. Sec. pro. tem. Municipal District - OF - D IJ SG.OG. TENDERS are invited for ROAD WORK, as per specification, to be seen at the Town Clerk's Office. , Tenders close TUESDAY, 20th of MARCH, 1894. y J. ABBOTT, - N . Chairman. W. LLOYD, Council Clerk.' Tenders, ARE Hereby invited ...
"IDEALS." [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
- niDJSA liH-' IuKAts, The Spinning etiys, nro in tho aGstracb what Idols aro in tho concrcto/ Woall start in difo; with ftn rijleal, then, when wo Bomotlimg or somo ' ono mo&t resembling it, ib becomes an idol, tho abstrocb becomes mcarnalo in thp concroto. That innafco insiiucb ofv^orship which is especially feminiho is always lying dormanb ready to spring to me, wnen it. imns aught that his bettor, wiser, moro beautiful than itself to veherato,.s6piethiiig that Ulcus iu faeb tho outward form' of its Ideal. Thero arb many kirids of ideals ; children' think to : bo grown up .must bo an ideal existence* Alas 1 when arrived at maturity tlioy say that childjiood was ne&ror to that stato, \Vomcn dream of an ideal homo, men of making a name in the world ; each one varies \v.ith the miud from which it is drawn, and' no two perhaps aro exactly alike. ' Ono man's food is ouothcr man's poison, 'and tlio kind tif lifo thab .seem3 per fection to ono person, would bo intolerabl...
Mr Stead and the Ladies. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
Mr Stead and the Ladies. I Concerning the renowned W. T. Stead, who has been lejturiDg the ladieB of Chigago, comes the following story: — In America rotd cars and omnibuBeB take as many pm-'sengers as can squeeze into them or hold oil be-' hind. Stead was riding on a car in Htate street wnen two nustunnr ladies pushed their way in, one cf them ex claiming 'There's no chance of g -tting a seat hore nnvliow.' Mr Stead at once responded to thu appeaj. Ho rose with a courteous bow and gavo the lady his place. Presently the cat became still more crowded, whereupon the lady in a Bhrill, though persuasive voice, said, 'won't you sit in my lap?' 'Madatn,' said Mr Stca(kwith a blush and &, bow, 'I don't deem myse.lF wi-rthy tif so much honour.' ''Why 1 didn't mean you, I was talking to Eliza.' was the indignant reply.
A BOOT STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
A J30 OT STOUY. A Dooion in Bost on had last winter a newly arrived Hibenjian for a servan t ; ho j had alsorecontf.y purchased a p-ur of por poise leather boots. His wife, attractpd by thonoyolty of the new footwear, .asked tho doctor. in the presence of'! he' servant what « f »l« tvl'.lnli 1 in' I ' p'.wpoiso hUle.' Shortly after the lady from' tho Euiershllolo interviewed Mrs. fcj. and unnounced -her iutc;nt.ioo of 'laving wbio v.vo woqk is up,' Mrs. S , somewhat surpneed. askwj th^ (jisturbed dotrfastic tho i«easpn for htr qiuiounwd departuro, to which Bridget iespoudpij vitl1 a horritleu. &ir V— ' Yer Jiiiibaml is a dbctlier, mum,; olnd I'vd
The Exodus to Coolgardie. A WARNING TO INTENDING PROSPECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
The Exodus to Cool gar die. A WARNING TO INTENDING PROSPECTORS. Mr J. S. Read, a well-known miner, writing from Perth to the 'Daily Telegraph,' says: — 'I cannot too strongly urge miners who are intend ing to leave the eastern colonies for Coolgardie not to do so until rain sets in. At the present moment miners are being driven m daily from out lying centres for lack of the precious fluid, and from Southern Cross to Coolgardie— a stage of 120 miles — there is absolutely not a drop. It is therefore hopeless to attempt to get through except by camels, and these aie costly luxuries. A good camel is now worth £100. No miner should land in Perth with less than £20 in his pocket, and he should do as hun dreds are doing now— remain in Perth, Northaui, or York until rain com mences. With rain the vast fields stretching from Coolgardie to Murchi son will sustain a large number. The following are some developments and cru8hings for the month of February: Murchison Consolidated, 200 tons for 1...
UNDOUBTEDLY ENGAGED. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
UNDOUBTEDLY li^OAGED. 'I BULiiivii that Uilda is .engaged,' remarked tiie girl with tho raffles on her skirt. , - 'Why, did the positively deny it?' queried tho girl wiLh tho grass - Ki'ccn 1 yloves. - ' Didn't, ask her. I notice, though, that she thinks tliafc overy man that looks at her is in lovo with her.' 'Oh, well, you may bo right. I have noticod that thero is always* a bunch of roses in her windqw nowadays.' ' Yc?, and sho has begun to sneak cf Arthur as * Air. Smj tho.' ' ' Come to t'hin'k of ifc, sho docs. Hfrwas thero wl-en I ran in to borrow her nov/xkirt pattern thoothcrday. I could uee that oho had been crying.' ' Vcs ? I wonder why a man always looks *0 supremely foolish wficn ho is first engaged — ho always lu.s a kind of an apologetic air.' 14 l-erhaps he mep'-s t-o apologise to tho 1 tbei girls for nob having a.-»kcd them first, ' .suggested tho giil vvilb tho giass-grccu gloves takes any inUrcNt in an eug^^ed man-— except perhaps tho florist. .'It is different wit...
SHOULD THE HONEYMOON BE SPENT IN TRAVELLING ? [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
KHO OLD THE HONEYMOON I BE SPENT IN TRAVELLING ? Onoi? a wcok, in its Saturday supplement, tho Paris Jtiyaro places boforo its . readers somo kuotty quostions and solicits replios; From tbesp . a selection - is - made, tho most , interesting boing.priritcd, thereby enabling us to surmise what ia the public opinion on tho questions under consideration. Tlio plan isAvoll worn in . this country, bub it is, nevertheless, amusing to seo hqw earnestly tho correspondents of the Figaro glvo.vcnt i to their^ ^ feelings,.. ^particularly whon tho subject diaeu»rscd 13 one of suoli delicato interest as. that whinhs heads this present 1 articlo. . ' The quo3tion as to the advantages of spending tho honeymoon in travelling has ; been hotly attuckcd by numbors ofwritcia, with tho remarkable result that- not . ou'o reply has been given in favour of this time honoured custom. Tho opinfons which havo been published, aro all tho=o of women; and although wo naturally givcmo^trcspect ' to tho ouo person...
ALL ABOUT KISSING, ANCIENT AND MODERN. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
ALL~ ABOUT KISSING, 'ANCIENT AND MODERN. By way of salutation all nations have practiced kissiug moro or 1ofs. Suetonius informs us thut all those 1 who came to C.ui gula'ji court touclied his hand with theirlips; in similar fashion soldiers totk leave ofili.ir general whon he retired from ofiico, and the Koman emperors did not consider ibbunsath thoii dignity t? ombraco their pnucipal olliceri*. . Tholiomanshad three different worJs'for a kihs, distinguishing tho various grades by osculiihi, a kiss between two friends ; a kiss of politeness, and imwo, a U'ba of lovo. Tlio rabbb, iguoriisg tlio tiiiid dej ciiption altogether, still permitted, and enjoined threo kinds, viz., tho kiss of rovor- ' eucc, the ki^s of reception, and the khu of dismissal. Thattr'reat'liglitof tho Church, Bt. August'ne, wrote a treatise in which ho givos au accouutof four kinds : tho kiss of rooonciliation, the kiss of peace, the ki^o'f love, and tho holy kiss. 'Saluto onoanother with an holy kiss.' The ear...
A Remedy for the Depression. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
A Remedy for the De pression. With time some troubles will work their own cure, and our present farm ing and commercial difficulties may in a country like tbis, bo rogarded as of this description. Our urgent want is ?more of the prccious metal, and there is plonty of it buried boneath the sur face in Australia. In a word the remedy for our financial straits may be looked for in a revival of the min ing industry. And there are, we think, ample indications that a revival of that industry is close at hand. The recent satisfactory announcements from so manv old coldfields of Now South Wales will naturally inspire hope and confidence. No one know ing anything of the country can be lievo that in the matter of auriferous treasure, this colony is yet played out. Old diggers will tell you that there has otily been a bit of surface scratch ing compared with Victorio, and it is satisfactory to find tbat_ good yields ore being won at lower depths, both at Hill Eud and Bukers Creek. But it is th...
ON SEA-BATHING. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
ON SEA-BATHING. Maky people look forward to bathing in tho sea as tho most enjoyablo part of tho summer holiday ; and, when taken at tho right timo and placo and ,in the right manner, bathiiig is certainly both doliynt ful and health:gi ving, but it should always bo remomb'ored that un.der adverse circum stances, ib may provo' both unuleasant aod dangerous. Tho host time to batho, says tho Princess, is about two hours after, breakfast, or about tho middle of tho moroiug, never just after a moal or very lata in the day. For those who aro strong enough to bour it, a dip in tliosea before brcakftistismcst invigorating, and in this case a mouthful of food should bo takeu firstj a cup of coftbe and a biscuit being the best thing. Somo people profcr to batho .in the afternoon after a light lunch, but this is not advisable, as tho rccuporativc powers of the body aro not then so strong as in tho morning. 'As to tha best manner of bathing, I think wo might get souio useful hints from our nei...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
Local and General. New Coach. — Messrs Skillen and Walker have just turned out of their coachbuilding yards a splendid new coacb, to the order of Messrs Chamber lain and Prest. It is licensed to carry six passengers, and will run between Dungog and Maitland. It -is Btrong and faithfully built, and reflects great credit on tho skill of the local firm. Chess and Draughts. — We notice that the formation of a chess and draught club !b in contemplation, in connection with the School of Arts. A meeting of those interested will be held on Monday evening. Racing. — On account of the recent wet weather atid the flooded Btate of the Gloucester llivor, the . Gloucester Bacing Club have decided to postpone their Annual Race Meeting, until Wednesday, 25th April. Returned. — On Tuesday last Dr. and Mrs McMath returned to Dungog after a most pleosurablotrip to Maori land. Nov6'lty Cricket Match. — Tho Hon. Treasurer of tho Cottage Hos pital informs us that £2 los Gd, has been paid to the credit of...
Latest Mews. SYDNEY, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
Latest JN ews. ' rByTolegraph.lv -? SYDNEY, Friday.' — I Water and food at AVyalong, though at present plentiful, there is plenty room for improvement. A township is being pegged out, and arrangements are being made for a permanent sup ply of water. Mining condition will be strictly observed, and every possible endeavour will be made to make it a poors man's field. Mrs Bailey, the Balmain woman who murdered her child is still a rag ing maniac, her sense of reason being completely gone, and is unconscious of the deed. _ A wire from Temora states that people are arriving there in large numbers for Wyalong. The popula lation of Temora are leaving en masse for the new goldfield. LONDON, Wednesday, Shocking disclosures in connection with the corruption of children has I been made in Paris. The police have arrested two men charged with violat ing their own daughters. The evi dence |given in tne case disclosed a moBt revolting state of nffuirs. More arrests are to follow. In the Commons th...
THE PROFESSIONAL PLAYER. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
THE PROFESSIONAL PLAYER. ? Ib is always assumed that the professional player of a musical instrument is socially . superior to tho skilled mechanic or nrlizan, though thoro is no reason in the world why ho.shouldbo: An oi chostral 'player may be a person of distinguished culture and address: but he may also bo illiterate, coarse, drunken, not scrupulously honest, and, iu jduui, a [.oceun whom sensitiyo composers and conductors would nob employ ifhio mechanical dex terity could bo dispensed with. tt^An organist may be in every res']/..* the superior of tho rector, but ho is ^juat 'as iikcly to bo tho inferior of the keeper of the village shop, who docs not complain parti cularly about his status. ' So mo tf tho moro innocent of my readers may be shocked at thi^.andmay demand of mo whether- a man whoso oc-mpation ia to iijterpiot Handel, Mozart, Beothovcn, or. even 'Jnotoon in B flat,' is nob likely, to have a moro elevated coul'than a buyer and seller of pots and puns. I reply, not i...
Copeland. [Newspaper Article] — Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser — 16 March 1894
Copeland. CFrom our own Correspondent.) W e have not had any heavy rams since Sunday. The weather is now showery ; the creeks and riyers are now running down fast. The social and presentation to our late Post and Telegraph Master has been, postponed for a month owing to the unfavourable weather. The U-reat Uobnrk (Jo s race where | the flooming carried the water over I the river has been considerably dama- I ged by the late floods. I ^ The Hidden Treasure Mine has es caped flooding, but the pump had all it could do to keep the water from ris ing ia the shaft. March 13th, '94.