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Cablegrams. LONDON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
Cablegrams. LONDON, Tuesday. China has opened Kuen Chou as a treaty port. Germany insists on tho employment of German engineers, and German material and labor, in the construction of the Chin Kiang railway. The New York Herald states that divers have found 11 feet of 10-iuch armour plates on tho warship Maine blown inward, apparently by a torpedo or a submarine mine. President McKinley declines to allow himself ;o be jiugoed into war. The Spanish Cabinet have granted one million pesetas for the purpose of increasing the navy. There is an appalling scarcity of food.in Spain. Ihe price of wheat has risen to an unpreceden ted extent. LONDON Wednesday. An accomplioe of Ka:ditz», who was arreated for being concerned iu the attempted assassination of the King of Gieeoe, has confessed. The British Vice-Consul at Sebastapool -was severely beaten and robbed while walking hi a sub urb of that town. The newspapers are questioning if the assurances given by Russia and Germany aro sufficient to ...
Telegrams. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
Telegrams. SYDNEY. Wedniwdav. A TEiuiiFic south-oast hurricane passed ovor Now Caledonia last Tuesday night. It damaged shipping, demolished buildings, and has ruiuod crops. Tho French gunboat Loyalty sank at hor moorings, and sovornl vessels woro driyon ashore. Tho ship Falls of Gurry and tho Danish ship Prossor wove wrecked on ICmdo Eeef. Tho mail steamov Tanais, which reached Sydnoy from Noumea, encouutorod two cyclones, and was badly kuockod about. Several of the crow woro badly injurad, and tho captain nar rowly escaped being washed overboard. Prior to tho return on Monday of tho Now South Wales Federal delegates, Sir Goorgo Turner carriod a motion giving the Common wealth tho power to assumo control of dobts. At tho inquest »t Melbourne on tho body of a child which had died from want of nourishment, tho Coroner ordered tho mother's arrest on a chitrgo of manslaughter. Tho French barquo Presidont Fauro arrived at Adelaide from barry, after a passago of ono hundrod and throo day...
A QUEER MARRIAGE CUSTOM. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
A QUEER MARRIAGE CUSTOM. In the land of the Eskimo they do i.nnny strange things, but none of their cus'oms seems more odd to a white man than thoso of courtship and marriage. A3 soon us a young Eskimo bi comes attracted to a maiden ho asks her parents if they will jive her to him. If all things are agreeable, anel they tell him they are willing if she is, he then proceeds to acquaint tbe object ef his love with his desires. Instead of telling her that she is tho most beautiful creature under tho sun, he says to her, ' Mabmakdechsoa,' which means ' You smile good to me.' If sin; runs away, be knows he must Keek elsewhere for a wife. But if she looks with favour upon him. she also says 'Mahmakilrclisoa,'anel the couple rub their noses together before witnesses. That concludes tbe ceremony, anil, accord ing to the custoirs of the people, they are marriid for a lirobatioiuuy term eif thre-e ] months. At the end of this time the brielegrooin \ is obliged to return his bride to her puren...
A MARVELLOUS FEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
A MARVELLOUS FEAT. Mr. John Paitington, the mill chimney biiilde r, . of . Ivy Cottage, Waterfoot, was at Blackpool tbu uthtr diy, and whilst tlieit-,w- Ctnded the 1'iflcl Tower. He went up by the elevator as far as that would take him, then be mounted a hand-lnddcr. Having got to the top of this, he gripped the small spiral structure, and, with bis legs dangling m mid-air, went up. hand-over-hand, until be reached the topmost spike. With -a 2in. foi.thold for his left foot, and 'with his right planted upon tho topmost pniutof nil, he stood and gazed around on what he describes-as ' the lovely scene below.' He bad nothing to grip bold of in cuse of losing bis balance by reason of the pressure of the wind upon his body, and the crowds below gazed upon this human statuo at tho very apex of the tower with amazement mingled with horror. No man has erer been there before without tho aid ef abundant scaffolding, aud, probably, do man will ever go there again under like cir enmstaaces. Ind...
A PECULIAR ANNOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
A PECULIAR ANNOUNCEMENT. Two menageries recently arrived at Bologna, one of which was under the management of Sig. B— — dud the other under that of his wife, travelling respectively on their, own ncce-uut Here they decided to, join Iheirforcrs, «ud the fact was announced on the bills iis follows : 'Owing to the arrival : of my wife my col lection of ferocious .animals is considerably augmented.' .
HAWK OR PIGEON? "Cavalry Barracks, Muzzlepore, via, madras, 26th March 1895. (Private and Confidential.) [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
HAWK OR PIGEON? ' Cavalry Barracks, Mnzzlepore, via Madrna, 26th iMaieh 1895. (Private anel Conlidenlial.) My dear Colonel Tomkyns,— Although we luve not met for many yciirA, I know you won't mind my willing to you with regard to young St. Qucntin, who is exchanging from us into yoin ri!;;;mnnt, on account of ill-health. His father w.\s n very old friend of mine ; the boy Inn had lever very badly, poor fellow, and it seems temporarily to have nftVe.tuil his whole, coimtituliem. Our doctor si.ys it would be madness for him tu go through another summer in India, nnd so — though we are all sorry to lose him— I fei-1 it is best, for him to get back to Knijhmd at once, where he is sure to pull round all right. He is very popular among bis brother officers, excellent company, and a thorough sportsman ; but be has one inveterate vice ; which I want you to try md cure him of, if possible— P. perfect mnnin for belting. He is not a gambler in Ihe usual sense of die word; horses and carels do ...
Maclean Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
Maclean Hospital. giK._I roally cannot understand how. tlio hospital is to bo worked for tho bouefit of thoso whom it was intended to heuofit, with one doctor. Supposing the hospital doctor was called away to Angowrie, Yarnba, Iliikn, Lawrence, Shark Crook, or Mororo, to some eorwus caso requiring his attendance) for two or three hours, and in the meantimo a very clangorous caso is brought to tho hospital, requiring tho doctor's immediate attontion. luat patient must wait or dio. Now, would any of the committee like to seo any of their relations or friends bo treated. I have been told that tho subscribe™ wished to have ono doctor only. Now, I would liko to know .who tho sub Boribortt aro who wished to have ono doctor only. I am euro that thoy or their friends will not need the hospital. I have spoken to people- from all parts of tho Lower Clarence — lodge members, bonofit members, accident society members, and poople not belonging to any society — and they nil Btrougly condemn the a...
AN ELEPHANT'S BREAKFAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
AN ELEPHANT'S BREAKFAST. An elephant of the weaker sex, weighing over three tons and as tall as a suburban villa, has been stopping at Taunton while on a starring tour with a travelling meniiKerie. Waking up tbe other morning earlier than ber companions— two sleeppf-headed and morose camels — she decided upon paying a visit to a bakehouse in the ueiglih urhoeul, for tbe air of 'IVunton was appcM.-ing, and vi.-ions ot fresh rolls haunted her imagination. To snap tbe cable which hail moored her to the shed in which she hud spent her night w,\s the work of :t moment, and then, gingerly stepping over Iwo sleeping keepers, she made for the bake house. A playful push or two was sufficient to break the door in, and then she sat down to a light breakfust, in the course of which she con sumed two bags of flour weighing 140!l-. each, 201b. of currants, fourteen tins of raspberry jam (this included), 141b. of raw almonds, and finished up with 71b. or lemon peel Having exhausted the resources o...
General Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 4 March 1898
General Sporting. It is stated that Amiablo'a stable taken from £10,000 to £12,000 from the ring over the New market Handicap. Fourteon Test matches have been ployed In Sydnoy, eight (laving boen won by Australia and six by tingliuul. At least 10,000 of the fair sox oxporioncod a SllOpIr i(\ f.llmi* ctl* n t \c nrttpma wilmi TJnnil iron. caught out for an ignomiuious 2. The iirat prizo in Tuttoraull'a swoop on tho Nowninrkut Hundicap, valued lit £4500, woa won by W. A, Liuvaon, Tasmania. Stoddart stood out of tho final test match and tho solf-cffacembin of the captain surprised only thoso who do not know him. McLaren in wonderfully consistent in his batting. It ia alwayn 10 to 1 he will malco 50, and 5 to 1 ho will roach tho century. Ho has quite eclipsed thu Prince. Oakes' Gaslight handicap at Grafton on Sat urday night was won by F. L.\yton 13yds, 1 ; J. Gillies, 11yds, 2nd; W. Croighton, 10yds, 3rd. Hanji backed Rat-a-tat at Kensington last week ,ind won £80. Ho generously handed...
A New Zealand Miracle. REAT EXCITEMENT IN THE FEATHERSON DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
A Hew Zealand iiiracle. - ' G;REAT EXCITEMENT IN THE FEATHERSON DISTRICT. 'When1 a girl, in tho beat poriod of hor life, has adffefed for four years from excesBivo heart palpitation, swollen legs, giddiness, cramps, ?;hronic insomnia, and other distreaaing nilmoiila, ?ind when sho has tried numorous medicinea and many doctors without tho slightest bonefit to haraolf, Bhe naturally feels grateful whon bIio diaoovors a remedy that almost miraculously, as it seems, aucoeods whoro all others have failed, Mid in a short spaoo of time relieves hor com pletely from hor troubles and places her in the t'ronfc rank of happy and healthy girls. This has precisely been the case of Miss Petrea Peternon, of Feathorson, North Island, New Zealand. In a communication to the Dr. Wil liams' Medicine Co., sho explains her sufferings at length. *'I am 19 years of age' she says, ' nnd ever 'since! was 15 I have been suffering more or leBa.' Palpitation of rhe heart was her principal trouble, she states, a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. AtMetie Sports at Yamba. On Easter Monday, lltk April. Full programme will appear in future issue. DAVID TULLGOH, Hon. Sec. LOWER CLARENCE PHARMACY'. PARIS GREEN - - - ARSENIC, STRYCHNINE, ROUGH ON KATS, CHLOKODl'NE, PHOSPHOROUS PASTE, ARSENICAL SOAP, CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE, &e., (fee, CABBOLIC ACID for diaiufectiDg, la per bottle, ?3L Patent and Proprietaiy Medicines, Drugs, Chemicals, &o. SOLE PROPRIETOR OF THE 'SITGCESS' EAIE OLEAHSEE. TEETH EXTRACTED AT ALL HOURS. HUGH ¥cKINNON, CHEMIST and DENTIST, BODEN'S BUILDINGS, MACLEAN. ANIGHT WORK attended to by calling afc.Mr. S. M'Kinnon's Boot Mart, The Pharmacy ia OPEN DAILY, except Son daya, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; SUNDAYS, 8 to 12.30 a.m., 1.30 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. m E N D E R S~~~Fb~E, BOOTHS . , Tendere will be reoeived up »o 6 p.m. on TUES DAY, 8th February, for tha Right to TWO LUN CHEON aud REFRESHMENT BOOTHS (No. 1 and 2) at the St. Patrioli'a Day Sporto, Particular on application to C, ...
An Erskineville Lady is Cured of Female Weakness. THE HOSPITAL FAILED TO BENEFIT HER AND HER PHYSICIAN GAVE HER UP. GOULDS TINY TONIC PILLS CURED HER COMPLETELY. CASE FULLY INVESTIGATED. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
An Brskineville Lady is Oured of Female Weakness. THE HOSPITAL FAILED TO BENEFIT HER AND HER PHYSICIAN GAVE HER UP. GOULDS TINY TONIC PILLS CURED HER COMPLETELY. CASE FULLY INVESTIGATED. Some weaks ago a reported was sent to inver view a Mrs. Measer, of No. 6 Union-street, Ers kinville, Sydney, with regard to her recent re oovery from a long and aorious illness, Her recovery was quite miraculous, inasmuch as the very best physicians told her that she could not live. For six years, the last three of which were spent in awful suffering, Mrs. Messer was un uum lu aiiuuu lo nor iiuusenoia aucies, ana as sho is very fond of her home, this annoyed her greatly. Her ailment consisted principally in female wesiknes, causing bad headaches, acute indigestion, and chronic influenza, accompanied by sharp pains in the back, shoulders and aides. Her headaches gave her the moat violent trouble and they were particularly violent, and preven ted her from doing anything whatever. Many Limes she was ob...
Burglary at Maclean. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Burglary at Maclean. On Thursday night the secretary's office in tho show groimd, which had just been repaired ivudpntin order for the approaching show, was burglariously entered. Tho door was broken opou with portion of an iron bedstead, ;ni(l the theivos removed a quantity oi caneo, pens, ink, nails, iu\d tacks, tumblers, camlles, oandlestieks and other goods, tho property of tho Agricultural Society. Tho value of the goods was about L;). On the robbery being discovered tho following morning information was given to the police, who ascertained that four'swagmou were in the vicinity of the ground tho previous evening. Theso men wore followed up tho river, and on being found, wero searched, but no trace of tho mips ing property was found upon them or in their Bwag.s. This is tho second occasion on which this office has been broken into. Tho first offence was committed two years ago, when ;i quantity of goods wore ro moved, but were afterwards found secreted on tho ground.
General Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
General Sporting. Athletic sports are to be held at Yamba on Easter Monday. . Mr. William Lawson, who had the good for tune to draw Amiable in ' Tutteraall'a' consul tution on the Newmarket Handicap, ia a life long cripple. The following weights haye been declared for Coraki Tactersalls races on St. Patrick's Day ;— Town Plate: LeVar 9-7, .Remus 8-13, Loek heda (late Evilu), 8-7, Murgan 7-13, Sirocca 7-10, Folly 6-12, Jfllkin G-9, Bennei 6-7. Club Handicap ; Iridium lOst, Le Var 9-5, Remus 8-11, Murgan 7-11, Sirocca 7-8, Truant 7-13, Polly 6-10, Mallard 6-10. Haines, the English sculler, easily defeated Wray, the Australian, over a half mile course on tho Tyne. Following are the drawers of the placed horses in Tattersalls consultation on the Australian Cup, which closed with 40,000 at 5 : —First horse, Ayrshire (No. 33720), Mr. J. J. Homier, Broken Hill, L3,b'0Q ; second horse, Battalion, (No. 10-J53), Mr. J. Caldwell, Woodburn Station, New South Wales, L1080 j third horse, Aurum (N...
Lismore Show. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Lismore Show. The thirteenth annual show of the Lismore A. .? and I. Society, which concluded on Friday, was unfortunate in regard to the weather, and was altogether marred on the second day by rain, ?which reduced the attendance by nearly a noiinle of thousand. Tho first day was cloudv, ?with a few showers, but this did not affect tho attendance, which was tho largest on record for a first day. It was hepod that tho second day would be fine, but after midnight heavy showers set in and continued at short intervals through the early morning, forenoon, and afternoon, up to 4 o'clock. Tho road to tho Show Ground by midday bad bocomo liquid mud to a depth of four or five inches, and to attempt the journey on foot was out of the question. Vehicles therefore, were in great roqaest, Every provision had been made by tho com mittee and officers for the successful working of tho show. Tho entrances were numerous, and it only needed a good attendance to crown the efforts. This was frustrated b...
Forthcoming Maclean Show. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Forthcoming Maclean Show, A meeting of the exhibition committee of tho L.O.A. Society was heJd on Saturday evening. A communication was received from Mr. McParlane, announcing the approval by the Minister for Agriculturs of the plan submitted xvi auuuiviuiug maenmery prizes ot Xj6u ottered by the Government for competition at the forth coming show. Tho prizes will be allotted as follows : — Por best dairy cow, a Babcock testor, valued at L3. i'or collection of farm produco, open to farmers in tho Clarence and Grafton electorates, an ensilage cutter, valued at L9. J.''or pen of five dairy heifers, a milk cooler (L3). Pair of draught horses or mares, an improved cultivator (Lo). To tho exhibitor obtaining the greatest number of awards in sugar cano, soction a STankeo plow (L5). Collection of ten .head of dairy cows and heitors from one dairy, a set of spring cart harness (Lo). Arranaemouts were inarin for tbn Pnrifin tr, run from Graf Con to the Show ou both days, and for the Woolwich...
In the Arms of Morpheus [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
lii'tfie 'Arms of Morpheus [Written on Awakexixq.] [By S. a, Geafton.] Last night as tho orb in tho hoavens was shin ing brightly, and tho neighbouring roosters ouphonod tho surrounding atmosphero, my woaried body sought a rest and my faculties wolcomod a respite from their toil of tho day. I foil asloop and droamotl a droam, Mothought I waa in tho famous citv of Maclean, ronownnrl for its production of master minds, statesmon, scholars, philosophers, warriors, &c. I was in a brilliantly illuminated thoroughfare, and tho surging crowds of mon, womon and childron hurrying along ; tho numoroua hansoms, land aus, stylish equipages ; tho oloctric tramways, motorcars; tho electric bicycles, tandems, and the otner metnoas ot locomotion mado up a, picture that surpassed tho life, bu6tle, and onorgy of any street in the capitals of the uni verse As I wandered on, or at least was carried on by the myriads of animated, gaily dressed humanity, the sounds of sweet melody were wafted to ...
St. Patrick's Day Sports. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
St. Patrick's Day Sports. A meeting of the cominitteo of tho St. Patrick's Day sports was hold at Dowling's hotel on Saturday evening, Mr. P. E. Bailey being in tho chair. It win decided to extend tho time for the closing of nominal ions for the pedestrian handicap and bicycle race to G p.m. to morrow I Wednesday). Mr. J. McMahon, of Grafton, was appointed handi whu'di; ul uiu ioocracc. xno clearing and prepara tion of the ground was left in the hands of a sub committee. It was decided that battened footholds should be put down for the tug-of war contest. Mr James Dowling gave a donation of LI Is to the sports jfuud. The commtttee will meet again to morrow (Wednesday) evening, at People's hotel.
Maclean District Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Maclean District Court. The Court opened on Saturday before His Honor Judgo Coffey. Tho members of tho legal profession present wore Messrs. Browning, Lobban. McGuren, Dowling and Clarke. Tho list of cases wag a small ono and occupied tho Court for only an hour. Jr. Jjrummonu. v. J. JU. Wnaian. Uiaim ot £100 15s lid on a promissory note. Mr. Lobban for plaintiff. No appearance of defendant. Verdict for plaintiff for tho amount and one witness' expenses. IxTEUi'LEADEU case, F. Gallagher v. D. Jones, judgment debtor, and J. A. S. Murray, claim ant. Mr. Browning, instructed by Messrs. Dowling and Clarke, for tho judgment Cxoditor, and Mr. Lobban for claimant. Mr, Lobban appliod for a postponement, owing to tho absonco of claimant at Port Stephens. Mr. Browning contended that as tho claim onK set out that tho coods were claimant's absolute property, it was not tenable, as particu lars of tho grounds of claim should have been filed. His Honor said that if the claim waB a good ono it shou...
Road Contracts. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Boad Contracts. Tip following wero posted at tho Maclean Eoads oftioc on Saturday as tho lowest touderb for tho undermentioned contracts :— 52. — Broadwater to wards Lawrence M. Peterson, L19 Us ; 53— Cold- stream creamery, A. Whiteman, L9 12s ; 54 — (Jrafton-Moonco road to Ulmarra Corinda road, O. Peoples, Lij() Ms; 55— Ulmarra to Yaniba, A. jtaker, LS5 ; 5G— Ulmarra to Yamba, W. O'Connor, L77 5s : 57 — Chatsworth to Woodburn, M. Lynch, L74 and P. Carney L74.