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A STOLEN BANK-NOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
A STOLEN BAN"K-NOTE. Some years ago I was a resident in Neow York. One day a gentleman, who an nounced himself as the British consul at that port, entered my father's office, saying that he wished to speak with Mr.. i-. " That is my name," I replied. "Pardon me," said the consul; "but I was under the impression that Mr. M--, 'whom I am desirous of seeing, was an older man than you are." ." Ah, it is my father, then, whom you want. Unfortunately, ho is, and has been, for some days past confined to the house by indisposition. Can you communicate to me the nature of your business, and it may be in my power to attend to it, in his absence P"? S"I am obliged to you," said the consul. "Well," hlie added, after slight hesitation, "I should like to speak with you in private for a few minutes, if convenient.". " Certainly; " and having shown the :old: gentleman into an inner room, I re'quested him to be seated, and waited for him to broach the matter concerning which he had sought the interv...
A PRETTY STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
A PRETTY STORY. A new Uhland anecdote is sure of a wide welcome. Al?tholgh the poet delighted to teno his subjects from the knightly and romntie Middle Ages, when feudalism was everywhere in force, he was essentially a poet of the people. The Prussian King, William IV., offered him the Order your Ic iferile, with flattering expressions. of the Royal regard.. Uhland, however, declined to accept it. While he was explaining to his wife theo' reason which moved him 'to i'cuse the distinction, there was a kncck at the door. 'A work ing-clas: girl from the neighbourmhood. entered, and prerenting Uhland with a bunch of ioleoi, s?id, " This is an offering from mty mother." "Your mother, child!" replied the peat; "I thought she died last autumn." "'That is true, Herr Uhland," said the girl, "and I begged you at the time to al:e a little verse for hiergrave, and you sent me a beautiful poem. These are the first iolets which have bloomed on mother's . rave; I have plucked them, end I like to t...
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS.—JANUARY 10. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
8HIPPING. AMRIVALS.-JANUAra 10. Kaneruka (a.), 515 tons, Captain S. Bishop, fromn Edei and Southern ports, 9th inst. Pan. senlgera: Mesdames Solby, Keovers, Wlitten, ('sses Galvin, IBrown, Prescott, Jones M'Lean, Keith, Ilerae, Captain A. Fletcher, ovra. T. W. BEldy, J. I'clen, A. C. Berry, Eelkon'.toln, lIc,. nessay, Selby, 1)outly, E. . Smith, Kceevors, Ieiok. gings, Jelloerys, Wright, Spence, L..urea.on, RLobinson, Alcock, Taylor, and 2 ill the steerage. I,.N, Company agents. Woodburn (s.), 38 tons, Captain E. Farrell, from Incleany River 1th itst. PassenIgersO : Missnes Hill, Parker, D.vice, I yland, Meosars.l ill, Collitns, 1'erriu, Freeman, ltolfe, Cohen, Davies, Ritelhieo, MIeehan, Coonen Iourio, Mlsnters Pylo (2). Jamle son, and It in the oteenage. C. and 1. It. S. N. Compauy, n enlms. Arglan, thip, 1.'3 tons, C.aptain Dohert, from Ioanu Octoltelr 6. IMessnrs. Young and Lrk agents. Belle of Bath,, shp, 1?117 tons, Captain fNickels, fretom Melboerno Jlunatry 1. Messrs. Otases...
AN ACTOR'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
AN ACTOR'S'STORY. During the run of a pantomime there was engaged at 'a small, theatre in a a small town in the north, a very old harlequin. He had been in the harlequin business more years than I can remember. I can recollect his name appearing on the London bills a few years ago, but somehow younger and more agile men have ousted him out of his metropolitan position, and recently he has been compelled to waste his sweetness on thd (comparatively) desert air of the provinces. What leaps he could take in his young days, to, be sure ! I have seen him go throu!nh a win. dow as swiftly as an arrow flies from a bow. But lihe must'be 50 years old now, and anybody will tell you that at that age a man's jumping days are almost over. He had engaged to open last BoxingNight at the Theatre Royal, Ironborough, and Christmas Eve found him duly'at rehear sal. He was arranging the height of his jumps, when the proprietor came upon suddenly. "Now, look here, Mr.- " said the pro prietor, "our peopl...
TO-DAY'S EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
TO-DAY'S EVENTS. Borolgh of liarriokvillr, publlo me6tino re the lollntion of Cook's River, 'Tow Hall, Illawarro. rotd, 8. N.S.W. CrlckotAssocintion, comitteeo mooting, Aaron'e sErolxchangeo. 4'30 p.m. Nelsol Word, Woxorloy. mICtgll of Mr. A. C. lowlott's nsupportors, Chrrin. Cross Hotel, 8. No.18, Boyno, L.O.TL., nieoting, Protostantltn all, Darlinglon, B. Australinn Freemasons' Hall Company, General meettung, 3 p.m. M'atch lO yds., Sweeney and Cummings, Amso. elation 3round, 5 Ip.m. Stonemasons', Swn-.with.two.Neks, 8 p.m. NowSouthol es Crioket Association Commuittee, 4l;.m. ilmnkers, Protestant Hall, 8 p.m. Axuesmunga. Theatre Royal, "Cionderella." mew Opera House, "Across the Continent.". Olympic, "Mother Goose and the oneatuited Bcauty.' Academy of Muste. Federnl ?tnstrelo. Alhambra, Speciality Union and "King Cook. atoo." Belmoro Park, Woodyoar's Circus. Anstralta WaworksH , open from 10 sinm. ill !rotoetant IHall, Cottieros' People's ConeertL.
AMUSEMENTS. CONCERT AT BOTANY. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
AMUSEMENTS. CONCERT AT DOTANY. The usual Sunday afternoon concert at the Sir Joseph Banks' Pavilion and Plea sure Grounds, Botany, was largely at tended yesterday, the pleasant weather inducing a more than usually numerous crowd to visit the beautiful pleasure grounds. MBiss Lucy Fraser sang very effectively, "When all nature smuiles again," and Mr. A. Farley was encored for his renderingof"The Tar'sfareswell." Miss Millie Ierbert's clear voice was heard to great advantage in "In port," and for another nautical song; " Half-mast high," Mr. Matlock was loudly applauded. Other numbers were given by Bliss Amy Rowe, Messrs. Farley, Barrington, and Henrix, and the Neillson family. CHOWDER BAT SUNDAY CONCERTS. The carefully diawnn. programme of Sunday week, added to the beauty of the surroundings, had the effect, yesterday, of inducing a surprising large number of persons to visit Chowder Bay, to attend the second of the series of Sunday after noon concerts so successfully inaugurated by ...
FROGS IN ASTONISHING POSITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
FROGS IN ASTONISHING POSITIONS. In the centre of rocks, generally sand stone, and in the heart of trees, they have frequently been discovered. Ambrose Part, chief surgeon to Henry III. of France, relates a fact of which he was an eye-witness. At his seat near the village of I?eudon he was overlooking a quarry man, whom he had employed to break some hard and large stones. In the middle of one they discovered a "huge toad," full of life, although there was no visible aperture by which it could get through. On May the 21st, 1703, a mason named George Wilson, who was engaged in building a stone wall, came across a toad, which, out of sheer wantonness, he immured in the wall. Sixteen years afterwards, in 1809, it was found still alive. At Windsor, in 1700, a live frog was dug up from a depth of Oft. below the surface. At Castleton in 1779 many frogs were found from Oft. to Oft. beolow the surface, apparently dead ; but when exposed to the air they soon showed signs of animation, and beca...
COUSIN MARY. CHAPTER I. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
CGOUSIN + MARY. I CH?PTEIR 1. "Is her room ready, Flnny'P' " Yes, quite ready-everything's ready." " She ought to be here now, if the tranin's p lnhtial;" and as I spioke I put my headR on one side in a lisltening attitude to catch the first sound1of( domiidg Whibl-. "I'*!wonder what she'll be like," says . Ad, -for the fiftieth tiliee; "I wonder if lshe is pretty." And my sister glances at hemr:ownn pretty face, as reflected in the miirror ovex?thd imantelpiece, wit?,purhaps al ardoiniable'feein,1 of satisfaction. - 'Mothcei' scans the tea-tablowiti cri tical eye, to see that nothiing is panting. Jack, our young hopeful of twelve years, joins the group at the window, and still the cx lected arrival comes not. ' Our early dinner" has been over some Ihours. It is our usual tea hour now, but in hnonour of cousin Mary we at first resolved to dine later,and have finally compromised nmatters by having "high toa.," which, set -out osn a snowy cloth, with the fire's rays danting over it, l...
SYDNEY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
SYDNEY AND ITS SUR ROUNDINGS. Dr. Taylor, the well-known editor of Science Gossip, has the following interesting account of the surroundings of Sydney in Saturday's Argus. ft forms the 25th and last chapter of his " Notes of ia Naturalist in Australia." To visit Sydney an'd its enchanting suburbs witlout extending one's explora tions to the Blue Mlountains would be an unpardonable mistake. Numbers of people, both at home and in Australia, had im pressed upon me the ncesesity of spending a few days there; but the chief, nmy, with most folk, the only thing they talked about were the "zig-zag railways." The Blue lMountains appeared to them to have been wisely designed for a zig-zag railway to be carved on their flanlks, just an the local preacher spoke about the beneficent arrangement which brought the large rivers up to tihe large towns ! Before 1 visited the Blue Mountains, I had grown very indifferent about the zig zag, but I durst not own it, and I had hypocritically to pretend I w...
THE STORY OF A DUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
.THE STORY OF A DUEL. The French Life Guards (grades du corps) under the Restoration had got into bad odour like the Tenth, forty years since. A label was posted on their barracks: "Fabrique de plats argentes, qui no vout pas au feut ;" a singularly unjust sarc?sm, for no cause had better reason to boast of the bravery of its members. One of them, the Viscomte de S., was talking to a friend in the green-room of the opera on a ball night, when all of a sudden a stranger rushed upon him, and: without saying a word, gave hIm a box on: the ear. Whilst everyone was lost in astonish ment and terror at the. probable results, the aggrcssor (an American) cried ouit: "Oh,.dear ie, I have made a. mistake- accept my best apologies, sir." Apologies were onit of the question. The affront could only be expiated by b'oed.' A duel ensued the next morning, and the American' was wounded in the aim. - "MIy name," said he to the Vicomte who who had spared him, "is-.. I start:to morrow for Havre; but if ...
DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES IN VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, SATURDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES IN VICTORIA. (FROM out OWN CoRRESPONDENT.) MELBOURNE, SATunRDAY. Most disastrous accounts have been re ceived of terrible bush fires in Heytesbury Forest. From Frincetown to Scott's Creek all is burnt, ten families being rendered homeless. One poor woman with six children had a miraculous escape. One little girl had the sole burned off one foot, the skin looking like burnt leather. Two others were badly burned. In all direc tions the settleos were compelled to fly for their lives, the flames scarcely giving them time to get away. Wherever water was at hand, men, women and children were huddled together in waterbolcs, in some cases up to their chins. The damage done is very great. The destruction occasioned by the recent bush fires on the Otway Ranges is very great. Cattle have been burned while huddled together in the paidocks, and numerous settlers have been ren dered homeless, nanrowly ewcaping with their lives. An immense quan tity of blackwood timber has be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
Business Nlotxco. F ACTS FOR LAGER DRINKERS: IMPORTANT COMPETITIONS. ALL COMPETITORS' BEATEN.' HIGHEST: AWARD WHEREVER EX HIBITED.. - PHILADELPHIA, CA1ACCAS, PARIS, SAN FRANCISCO, .And .' NEW YORK: CLAUSEN'S CHAMPAGNE LAGER BEER. : THE GOLD MEDALIST. Clausen and Son's Champagne Lager Beer has successfully beaten every com petitor in every case where it has been exhibited, never having been adjudged a second place, but securing 'the Uhighest award in every instance. For quality; freedom from sediment, fineness of flavour and absolute freedom from waste it is un equalled; whilst in the opinion of the medical faculty it contains a larger amount of nourishment in a form easily and. pleasantly assimilated, and possesses ad vantages as an appetiser, over and above every other brand. Whilst unable to name its competitors in Paris, San Fran cisco, Caracas, and New York, we annex a list of the entries at the Centennial Exhi bition, Philadelphia, 1876, .all of whom were left behind, and the c...
THAT KEROSENE STORE. IMMINENT DANGER OF A GREAT FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
THAT. KERLOSENE STORE. IMINE?NT DANGESIL Of' A GREAT rIRFE. In yesterday's Globe we called attention to the-terrible danger the important part of the city is placed in by the storage of the enormous quantity of thirty thousand gallons of kerosene at Miller's Point. We now give the exact facts" of the case, in order that ,sur readers may judge for thenmelves of the magnitude of the- peril' involved. wciER, IT Is. In a large building on Dibbs' Wharf are piled, heap upon heap, kerosene cases said to contain in all thirty thousand gallons. In the whole vast pile there is scarcely an smdamaged tin, and the flooring boards, the sleepers, and the way along which the leaky tins have been tracked, is SATURArTED WITH I(EROSENE. In front of a large doorway is the fire at which the irons are heated for soldering the leaky tins. This dangerous process is carried on inside 'the building, about 50 yards off and in a direction from which -the summer wind blows almost continu ously is the furnace of...
SPORTING. TURF FIXTURES. 1886. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
SPORTING. TURF 'IXTURES, 1886. 33, 14. lega (annual). 14, 15. Tasnmniua Turf Club. 20, 21, 22. Tsmanlau:.- Racing Club, 21. losebill Rlace Club. 26, 27. Junce lRaeinu..Clab. 26. Sydrey Turf Club, Randwick. Hallicaps, January 218. 24, 30. Geelong R.C. 2'. C8.l,llurnn ?mmer Tacro Meeting. 20. ,'indaor r Frim acing Club. Entrieu, Januar, 16 l?EP uAur. ., 4. iral.lomd T. C. 3, 4. N0ew Engh bll. 1::4. 0ew EnU??sr Anuual. 4, 5. Temrra J.C. 17 ind 18. I3l1burst Turf Club 27. oschbilt. 11, 13. Newcastle .T.C" :1. Victoria Anmateur T.C. 10V. . rruow J2C. 2'. CuO rrTury Park Race Club 24, M5. Crouuwell'J.C. - Glenl Illnes. ', 20.. Bur':l rong Turf Club. 27. .I. C. .Autubm. Ilnclru. 4, 4. ltorce Racing eCunb. 4. 6. V. R. C. Autumn 17,19. CGundagai Jockey Club 17. El erauuck Park Rll?ilg Club 24, 22. 'tut T. C. 7. Cnterbury Park Race.Clu AbtmL. 3. Elsternwick Park lac:ug Club 10. Rosellill. 35,16. Hswkesbury It. Club. 26,27. Canterbury (.Zr.) 1. Els:ernwick Park Racing Club 15. Canterbury 'ark ...
Advertising MR. WILLIAMSON'S VERSION OF THE DISPUTE. MELBOURNE, SATURDAY (MIDNIGHT). [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
THAT-BOUCICAULT LETTER. MR. WILLIAMSON'S VERSION OF THE DISPUTE. (FRnor o0n oWN connsuronwasvrs . MELBOURNE, SA?vUrnar (MDnNIoL,). Interviewed by a iHerald reporter, Mr. J. C. Williamson expressed the opinion that the palpable misstatements made by Dion Boucicault in his communication to the A go some time back had defeated his object, though it might have the effect of injuring theatrical managers and business in Eng land. STOW THlE CONTRACT WAS MADE. As Boucicault had proclaimed his in tention of keeping artists of prominence from visiting the colonies, he states that the contract made with Boucicault was worded and drawn by the latter in his own handwriting; after full accounts showing the business receipts and ex penditure of the triumvirate had been shown him, and though Mr. Boucicault denied the ability of the artists engaged to support lhim, he yet endeavoured to induce some of them to accompany him to America. AUSTRALIAN TASTE. He considers the dramatic taste of Melbourne au...
COURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
COU?tSING. The Now South Wailes Coursing Club hold the folowlolg m'etings duriug the year: , vay 14 aud 15, at Woodstock--Drby, Oaks, Car rington Cup, &C. June 19 nnd 19, at Woodstoel~-The St. Leger, Waterloo Cue, aud Waterloo Pruse. August 0. and 7, at Woodstock-Sydney CUp, Pure, anod Plate.
AMERICAN COMMERCIAL. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
AMERICAN COMMERCIAL. [REsuTER's TELEORAX.J The following is from Forbes' circular: SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER 19.. Devoe and Imperial kerosene, Gd, The market is depressed, owing to the laarge supplies. The month's exports from New York and Boston are as under :-To Melbourne, 9000 cases; Sydney, 7000 cases; Brisbane, 13,000 cases; and Hobart, 4,500 cases. There are nine vessels loading here for Aus tralia. The latest quotations are as follows: - Columbian salmon, 1.7 dollars to 1.10 dollars; Newcastle coal, 5.80 dollars to 5.90 dollars; wheat, per centum, 1.30 dollars; barley, 1.25 dollars. Freights to London, £1 10s. The Mariposa brings 800 cases of salmon and 60 bales of hops.
ATHLETICS. FIXTURES. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
AT'HLETICS. FRXTURES. JANUARY. 14 Iald 16;--Newnastle Sheffield Handicap. Handi. cops.December 2. Acceptanees, January 9. 10, 16. Hurlinlbams Hardicap, Brlrbhton Par!:, MIelborrne. Entries, S.sirday, Oth; haud!. caps; 12th ; ccepances, 12th. 6. Wolunla Athletic Club Sports. 26. Bathurst Sheffield Handicap. Entries, Jan uary 9. 26. East Maitland Athletie Gathering. 26. Caledoninn Sports ParL-s 26. llaney Shefficld Handecap (50) and Sports. 13 17 20. Sir Joseph Bank's Handicap. Entries close ebr 5, Handicap, ebrruary IS. Acceptances, March 6. Arrea,. 24.26. Stawell'(Vie.l Athletic Club (Easter Gift, e100(. Entries Marcl 5.
THE RECORD OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Globe — 11 January 1886
THE RECORD OFFICE. Those pedestrians who iu passing along' Fleet-street from the City westward hWve given a glance to the light ltaud 'up the narrow thoroughfare known as Fetter-laie, can scarcely have failed to enotice a Intge and comparatively new building' standing a little way back froni the d'ioad. This edifice is sufficiently striking to hbe worthy; of a site where it could lie better seen, and its contents are so interesting and.so. valuable that 'it may be safely prophesied' that, were its occupation known, itwould be looked at with monie interest and: visited much more frequently than it'is'to day. For this is the. Record Office, in' wshich are deposited most of the originals of the State papers' which 'have formed part of the history of Enghlaid for the': last seven hundred years. 'Ini it will be found the rarest docunmeuts of absorbing interests which England possesses,' and intending. historians itie almost always to be met within its walls, searching for. materials upon...