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The Floods. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
The Floods. The river at West Maitland rose to 30ft. It rose steadily during Monday night and spread over the farms at Phoenix Park, Narrowgut, Pitnacree, Rawoith, Potts Point, Morpeth, and met the Paterson water and flooded the lower parts of Hinlon. One long ex panse of water stretched from Horeshoe Bend, across the, farms, along and parallel to the East Maitland to Mor peth railway, across the river through Phoenix Park to Wallalong. Somc.ol the finest farms in the district" wore completely covered. Hundreds of tons of the best liny have been ruined. .The total loss of hay alone'must-reach 1000^ tons. The 'farmers saved all their horses, cattle, and pigs 011 Mohday.; The HawkesUury at Windsor rose-to. a great height, and the water spread over a • very • extended area of flat country. South Creek also spread out, and the place for miles around'pre sented the appearance of an inland sea. Some of the maize and lucerne crops"; on the highlands escaped. Many of the farmers had to move...
Telegraph Conversations. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Telegraph Conversations. Arrangements are being made by the Telegraph Department for the hold ing of epeoial conversations by tole graph from the 1st proximo, and the following regulations in connection therewith has been issued : Arrange ments will be made, on application, for the use of the wire, at any hour, for the purpose of earring on a special conversation between any two offices, provided that such conversation is not of too long duration or likely to in terfere with the regular traffic to any extent. Such conversations, if hold during office hours, will be charged for at the rate of one-halfpenny for each word, but after usual office hours 4s per hour or portion thereof, and 2a for every subsequent hour will be charged in addition to the above rate, This arrangement can only bo availed of between stations which are under the control of the Postal and Electric Telegraph Department, and does not apply to those under the Railway Department.
A Lucky Brakeman, [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
A Lucky Brakeman, One of the fortunate Klondyke miners celebrated Christmas at New York. In March, 1896, James Clements, a railway brakeman, living at Los Angeles, California, borrowed 300 dollars, and started for Alaska by the land route from Dyea. The Klondyke deposits had not then been found. He prospected at seyeral places on the Yukon without success, and at last was attracted to the Klon dyke district before winter set in, and at the time when the great discoveries on the Bonanza Creek were made. Turning back from this, creek, which was already covered with claims, he with two or three companions, was the first to find the great wealth of Eldorado Creek, where he owns one of the richest claims in the entire Alaska field. Within four months 2,000,000 dollars were taken out of this Eldorado gravel. When Christmas came, a year ago, Clements knew that his fortune was made. But with a great store of gold in his claim, he was living 111 a little pabin, and his Christmas dinner was a...
Official Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Official Correspondence. The following ijietps of correspondence from official sources have been handed to us for publication by Mr. R. G. D, Fitz-Gorald Chief Secretary's Office, Sydney, Feb 15, 1898, Sir,—I am directed to inform you that His Excellency the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to appoint Thursday, the 3rd proxitjio, to be a public holi day m the district of Scone and Abei oeen, and that the necessary notice under the 4th section of the " Bank * ' -«•>&lt;«, Act, 1875," has been duly . , " J""«s (supplementary published 111 this un,-- • to Government Gazette. I am directum idd that the parties interested have I been apprised accordingly. | I have bic., Critchett Walker, Principal Under Secretary. Major Lugfird will sail for Wost. Afrioa on the 26th instant for the pur pose of securing tho observance of the treatios in tho Lagos hinterland. He will bo supported by West Indian troops and a native regiment number ing 1300 men, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
SANDER & SONS' EUCALYPTI EXTRACT.— Under the distinguished patronage of His Majesty the Kinf,* of ItuJy, a.s per communication made by the Minister for Poreign Affairs, through the Consul General for Italy, at Melbourne, March 1-1, 1878. Awarded diploma at the Amsterdam Exhibition, 18^. Acknowledged by Medical Clinics and Univer sities all over the Globe. There arc imitations of Eucalypti Extract in the market, produced of simple distillation, forming crude, resinous oils. In order that these crude oils may not be mistaken for our pure Volatile Eucalypti Extract, which is recognised by the Medical Division of the Prussian Government to be of perfectly pure origin, as per information for warded to us through the Consul at Melbourne, March 2,1S78, we state:—It is proved by tests made by the Medical Clinics of the Universities of Bonn aud Griofswald (Prussia); and reported to by Dr. Schtdiz, Professor of Phannacalogy at Bonn, aud Profesaior Dr. Mossier, Directrrof the Medical C...
COMMERCIAL. Local Markets. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
COMMERCIAL. Local Markets. C. J. Spratt reports having sold at tho Farmers' Union, (is follows : Battel' Gd to 8d. Kgfjs 9d to lid. Tongues 8d bundlo. Fowls 2s to '2s Gd pair. Ducks Is 7d to 2a Gd pr. 1 milch cow £3 19s. Pumpkins Is dnz. Melons 2.s to 2s Gd doz Potatoes Is to 2s n qt. Ciibbugo Gd daz. Cucumbers Id to 2d dozen. Squash, Is doz Lucerne hay £2 os, Whoaton hay &'A ton. Peaches Is to 2s Gd qr case. •' Pears Is to 2s qr. case. Grapes Is to 2s Id qr enso Tomatoes 9d to 2s Id qr. ouso. Barloy 2s Id a bushel. Flour £1 a bag.
The Sketcher. The History of Betting. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Tlie Sketclier. The History of Betting. In (.racing the history and origin of betting (ino has to go back an fur as the Old Testament; for tin; llrst .siiorling wager on record. In the Book of Judges, iSainson asks his thirty companions a riddle, and offers to wager " thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments" that l.liey do not answer it. Unfortunately for .Samson the riddle was solved (the " stable secret" lieing giveii away by his lover) and Saiiisoii'lost the bet, which he "settled." (See Judges xiv. 12-10.) Although the "history of betting has nevei^ been written, it is assumed that •it owes its origin to the ancient custom of asking riddles, in which the pro pounder staked to lose a certain sum if tiic 'solution was '.correct, oiv lie \voultI win the. equivalent if the answer could: not be. given. - This -was a popular forni 61' amusement among the early nations, including' the'Hebrews; v the ■ Iflgyptians, the • Phoenicians, -Persians, Arabians;-: and Greeks.1 It; is not p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Painless Dentistry. MK. W. BUCHANAN, Surgeon Dentist (late with Dental Hospital Co., Newcastle and Maitland), visits MUSWELLBROOK, Monday, Feb. 21st, till Saturday, February 26th, at PhillipB's Hotel. DENMAN, Monday, February 28th, at Fitz roy Hotel. ABERDEEN, Tuesday, March 1st, at Phillips's Hotel. Teeth extracted Painlessly. 2s Cd. Upper or lower sets of artificial teoth from a guinea per set. Teoth sealed and cleaned 5s. Chil dren's teeth regulated. Fillings from 2s Gd. Misfitting plates remodelled. All work guaranteed to bo of first-class quality, and at less than Sydney prices. Consultation Free. Do not pay exorbitant prices elsowlisro, but come and see W. BUCHANAN, Surgeon Dentist (registernd).
Remarkable Works of Human Labour. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Remarkable Works of Human Labour The following are considered to liave been the ten most remarkable works, of human labour :— 1. The Pyramids of Egypt and Mexico,' the largest of which, near-Cairo, known as the Great Pyramid; built by.Gheops,. King of Egypt, took 300,000 men twenty, years to build. : 2. -The artificial' reservoir—Lake Moeris .—built by Amenemha, of the twelfth', dynasty, which served to store up-,; the; waters of the Nile'-during the season'. of • floods; and' distribute* them by canals over ■ 'the land durlng-.^he, dry season: jits ■circumference was 3600 furlongs, and; on ■ Its being allowed' t67fair into ruin, • the fertility of the region , became,' : to . a 'serious"extent, a;thing-of the past.v.t-j. 3. The' Taj Mahal,/a.tomb erected at Agra,: in Hindostah/ijy; Shah Jehan, over his Queen,. Noor Jehfp;„Jt.Is built of the! purest white 'ma.rble,"and yet seems so. airy that; when seen jfrdm a distance, it is .so; like,a. fabric of jifiiijt and sunbeams, with its g...
The Denman Bridge. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
The Denman Bridge. Pbom the Sydney pnpers we learn tbat Mr. Nutman, an officer of the Works Department, has been sent up to make the necessary repairs to the Denman bridge, of which a couple of piers are reported to be scoured out. It is hoped that all possible expedition will be used in effecting repairs to the bridgb, as it is a seri ous matter to the travelling public and settlers in the neighbourhood to have the bridge closed "against ve hicular traffic. The Premier tele graphed from Melbourne to Mr Brunker (Colonial Secretary) on Wed nesday that arrangements must be made to repair all necessary bridges damaged by the floods and to make good damage to roads interfering with traffic with all possible speed. Mr. R. E. Jones, District Engineer, informs us that Mr. E. It. White has given permission for traffice to pass through his paddocn while the bridge is being repaired, the road through which will be ready for traffic to-day (Saturday). It is estimated-that the repairs to the br...
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Syduoy, Fridcj'. lhomas bimpson, formerly goods clerk at the Newtown Railway Station, was convicted to-day of tho larceny of £60 of the Railway Department. Hi3 Honor declined to deal with accused under the First Offenders' Act, and sentenced him to 12 months' imprison ment, and to find two sureties of £100 each for good behaviour for three years, foiling which to be imprisoned for a further term of 12 mouths. In the Riddle divonce case the Court granted a decree nisi to petitioner, ou the ground that respondent had cruelly beaten him. The Judge contoiuled that throwing carbolic acid was being cruel and beating.
The Coming Show. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
The Coming Show. Entries for the coming Show, to be held on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th March next, which closed on Tuesday last, have come in very well, and the Secretary (Mr. J. 0. Luscombe) and his assistants have been kept busy since classifying and numbering them. Although unable to state the exact number of entries received we under stand that it will bear favourable comparison with any previous Show held here and in the stock and pro duce sections the Show should prove superior to all predecessors. In con nection with the Show special cheap excursion trains will be run, thus af fording residents of other places the opportunity of visiting Muswellbrook Show at the minnimum of cost.
Disastrous Explosion on the Maine. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Disastrous Explosion on Maine. . 0 The news of the disastrous ex plosipn on Board the United States cruiser Maine caused a heavy fall in stock, on the Now York Stock Ex change. There waa a rorovorj', how ever, at the close. The Unitod Sfatos Government has decided to accept the information to hand pending an in quiry into the disaster. The ship's officers state that the explosion orig inated in tho central magazine. A few of the crew were enabled to reach the deck, but the men wore mostly asleep* and were jammed in the torpedo compartment. The cap tain was the last to leave the ship. The United States House of Repre sentatives has passed a resolution of condolence with the relatives of the victims. The Cuban section of the Foreign Relations Committee fear that the disaster will result in grave complications. The total number of men killed was 255. London, Thursday. Nioty of the crew of the.Maine wore terribly scalded. A new York morn ing journal has offered a reward of five thousand...
Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Death. It is with sincere ' regret' we have to record the death of Mr. James T. Casey, son of Mr. E. Casey of ELay uga, which sad event occurred in Scone Hospital, on Thursday. De ceased,who was employed by Mrs. Barklay, was a hardworking respect able young man,- and was well es teemed by all who knew him, and his untimely death is much regretted by a large circle of friends. The cause of death was typhoid fever. The funeral took place on Friday after noon, when a very large number of mourners paid the last tribute of re spect to deceased by following his re mains to their last resting place in Roman Catholic cemetery, where the burinl service was solemnly and im pressively conducted by Rev. Fathers Roche and Tierney. Much sympathy is expressed with deceased's parents in their sad bereavement:
Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Mining Notes. There was an increase of over 16,000 ounces in the quantity of gold pro duced in Victoria last mouth, as com pared with the corresponding month of 1897. The Stewart's Brook Gold Mining Co. has made another call upon share holders. The Bluey mine at Stewarts Brook is about to be taken over by tributors. 'The prospects of the Lady Maud mine are not regarded as particularly bright, unless a different and less ex pensive system of working the property can be found. A rich "discovery of gold was made by Crotty and party in their reef at Balala, near Uralla, on Friday. For some time past the party has been engaged driving for a supposed reef, and the latter has been discovered at a depth of 120ft. from the surface. The reef is composed of grey quartz and iron pyrites, and contains both free gold , and gold in pyrites. The stone is very rich. One ordinary piece weighing 30Z. gave 2dwt. of free gold. The stone was not picked, but was taken out of the reef at ran dom. The pyrit...
Muswellbrook Municipal Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Muawellbrook Municipal Council. A special meeting of the above was held at.the Chambers on Wednesday night, for the purpose of appointing an officer under the new Public Health Act. There were present—The Mayor (Alderman Brecht) and Aldermen Mc Intyre, Lang, Frazer, Budden, Bow man, McNeill, and Clarke. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The Mayor, in explaining the objeci of the meeting, stated that it was called for the purpose of taking some action under the Public Health Act. Under the new act matters within the munici pality would be administered by the Council and it was necessary to have an officer appointed to attend to all matters reported to the Council, as the local authority. He considered it necessary to call a special meeting as reports had already been received from the local medical men, of Infectious diseases within the Municipality. After discussion, the Council, on the motion of Aldermen Mclntyre and McNeill, went into committee; and on r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Dentistry. - Dentuisty.—J. Bealby-Smith,D.D. S., from London and America, of 482 and483George-street, Sydney, maybe consulted Free at Mrs. Hicks' privato house, Muswollbrook, monthly. Next visit, from 3 p.m on Thursday, March 3, to 3 p.m. on Saturday, 5th. Painless extractions guaranteed. Flattering tes timonials have been given by many of the Squatters and Residents in the district, certifying to the skilled and satisfactory nature of my work Charges strictly moderate, At my Sydney rooms I have a staff of Four Dentists,' where a great reduction is made on ordinary prioes. Me. A. E. Burbank, R.D.8., Vic and New South Wales, Surgeon and Mechanical Dentist, Head Branch, Tam worth. In consequence of his ac cident, he will be uuable to make further visits for some time, and re quests patients to wait. Dentistry of the highest standing is performed by Mr. Percy B. Cohen (Honorary Dentist to the Maitland Hospital), who visits Muswellbrook the fourth Saturday in every month, and may be con...
Scone Markets. CORBETT & SIMPSON'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 19 February 1898
Scone Markets. OOliBETT & SIMPSON'S EBPOKT. On Thursday wo held a large and very successful salo of fat and store caltle. There was a g. od attendance of buyers, and prices extremely satis factory. We offered about 420 head, and sold the whole of our consignment at. following prices : — Fat Cattle.—Account Jas. Pinker ton, 4 heifers at £2 3s 6d; D. Fitcuine, 2 bullocks at £3 4s ; 0. A. Bonarius,' 1 cow £3 ; W. Biviyshaw, 1 bullock £3 4s Gd, 1 at £3, 1 at £2 14a 6d, 1 steer at £2, 1 cow £3 3s; M. W. Campbell, 3 steers at £2-15s, 2 cows at £3 3s, 6 at £2 lis, 6 at £2 7s 6d; W. F. Cundy, 1 heifer 39s; J. Wil kinson, 1 cow .£3 18s, 1 at £3 6s, 3 at £8 5a, 5 at £2 lis ; Tlios. Moehan, 1 cow £2 18s, 1 at £2 5s; H. Wilson, 1 heifer £2 Is; F. Weber, 2 heifers 383, 3 steers at £2 6s ; T. J. Flanagan, 2 bullocks at £3 Os 6d, 1 cow £2 13s, 2 heifers at £2 8s 6d; Mrs, Ryan, 1 steer, 25s 6d; W. R. Wharton, 1 cow £2 8s, 3 heifers at 37s 6d, 2 at £2 4s 6d. 1 at 35s. 1 at 26s: A. Thomas. 1 ...