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lost and Won. CHAPTER VIII (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
Lo$ and Won. ? »— — - ? ? CHAPTER VIII (Continued.) Dinner was served in the small dining-room. There was a great still ness through the house, for the earl Was not so well, and would not let Sir Galahad leave him. I never saw my father again. He passed away to the silent land without one word of affection or comfort for ? me; but, after his death, Galahad told me of the terrible hours he had passed. ? In the morning there was a tap at my door. My maid had come to say that Sir Galahad wanted to know if I ? would go down into the garden, as he wanted to see me very particularly there, and at once. I said I would be with him in five minutes. I did not know then that my father was dead. In the garden the sun was shining brightly, the birds were chirping, the air was sweet with perfume. Galahad stood waiting for me by the . cedar tree. He looked very pale and ill, with a worn nervous expression. His face brightened when he saw me, and he held out his hands. ' Maude, you will forgive me ...
Promotion of Thompson, Junr. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
Promotion of Thompson, Junr. Thompson senior was in a towering rage. Thompson junior was oalm to the point of aggravating inertia. Thompson senior stormed up nnd down in his private office. Thompson junior reoliued in a leather oh&ir, and mentally scored the laps as his irrate father oiroled around him. '. i.i ow, sir, cnunaerea tne eider gentle man, glowering upon the imperturbable, ' I wnnt to know when you intend to give up your tomfooleries and settle down to work ?' 'I have thought Berioubly of doing so for several weeks, father,' replied Thompson junior, quietly, 'and hope you will accept my services, trifling though you may deem them.' ' Humph I' growled Thompson senior; 1 trifling enough, I'll warrant. There's about as much business in your empty head as there is in a cat's.' 'Indeed, father,' urged the young man, 'I am resolved to lay aside the follies of youth forever, and devote iTHself to a commercial career.' ' Very well, then, if you really mean what you say,' ...
The Production of Honey. IN THREE PARTS. PART I. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
The Production of Honey. By W. S. Pbndbr. From the Agricultural Gazette of N.S. W. IN THREE PARTS. PART I. Before we commence bee-keeping as a commercial pursuit, it will bo necessary for ns to Itnow something about the general characteristics of the bees, and the manners and customs of the bee nation. It would be useless tor us to attempt any interference with their habits if we are desirous of getting them to store their delicious aweet for our use; nnH fhn mnm n naninn lion frt An Trrit-li u..u w*u iuuao a J^IOlDUIl HUD LU UU W1LU. bees the more he finds that it is in assisting the bees to work in accordance with their own instinotB, the profit from them is obtained, rather than in trying to coax them in any other way to do what IB against their nature. The box provided for the habitation of bees is called a hive ; when the beeB have settled themselves in'the hive they are known as a colony ; hence, when a bee keeper speaks of having so many colonies, he means hives in which bees...
Why He Changed It. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
Why He Changed It. A oertain middle-aged man, not ten milsa from North Shore, who was evi dently tired or living, tried to commit suicide by hanging. A few of his friends, having missed him,, thought they would go and see were surprised to. see him with a rope round hiB waist. One of the company, who was a bit of a joker, asked him : ' If you are intending to take your life, why not put the rope round your neok?' - . ? Oh,' replied the man, ' I have had it there, but I could not draw my breath,.'
Made Money on Them. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
Made Money on Them. At Burnley there is a mechanic whose wife ia a confirmed drunkard. She con tinually annoys herhuBbandby threaten ing to commit suioide, and everything she can lay her hands on is pawned. . Thoroughly disgusted, the husband CllUUgUL 11U WUU1U gIVU lltjr u U1IUUUH Ul carrying out her favourite threat ; so he left his two razors fully expoaed when going out in the morning. He returned at two o'clock trembling with fear at what he had done, and, on opening the door, found hiB Mary huddled up in a corner in a. complete state of intoxication, with a pawn-ticket clutched in her hand, on which was ?written : 'Two razors, Is. 6d.'
The Maiden's Version. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
The Maiden's Version. As a dandy was threading his way through a narrow pnssage, he met a pretty girl, and said to her : 'Pray, myodear, what do you call thiB passage V ' ' Balaam's Passage,' she replied. ' 'Ah, then,' snid he, ' I am like Balaam — stopped by an angel.' 'And I,' rejoined the girl, as she pushed paat him, ' am like the angel — stopped by an ass 1'
THE TIGHT-ROPE DANCER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
THE TIGHT-RO*PE DANCER. ? An athlete mu-t make himself deaf to all en treaties, all suggestions, and must act for him self, abiding by his own judgment. I had an opportunity of questioning a moil noted tight- . rope export on this subject. He explained to me that ou » large rope hulf-u-Foot ? from the ground the most timorous person might be uuirht to walk auv rcasonablo distance'. ' We learn in thut way.' he added, ' aud by raising tbo rope step by step from the (.'round we acquire at last such confidence, that, when la good training, distance from the earth makes no difference ; we have learned to look into space, to face space, confident thut we have resources on which we can eutirely trust if the tope is secure and we are left to ourselves. But it is essential that we should be left to ourselves '. and the great success of walking on the high rope ia that we are left to ourselves ; left si that we hear none or the comments or advices? of the crowd below.' ' That would not affect...
IT WAS TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
IT WAS TRUE. /-' Late in the evening a report spread through tbe train thut we- bud a Follow passenger, u man worth 20,000/C00doI»., who bad gotten -iu at Buffalo. I made inquiry of the portir of my car, and he replied : ' Dat's what dey say, aab, but yu' can't allus toll. He's in de uext car. but I caa't dun say . if he's rich till mawain'.' Next morning tho porter beckoned me into the smoking compartment and said : ' Dat story was all true, sab.' ' Tuun he's worth 20,000, OOOdols. eh ?' N-- . ?' All of dat, sab,' and mebbe mo'.' ' How did you Olid out ?' . . ? ' From de odder po'tub. Hah. De gemrnaa has jf»t gin him 10 cents, while everybody t-lss has cum down wid - quarter.' -.
NOT WHAT SHE THOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
NOT WHAT SHE THOUGHT. It was at a summer resort, and she nil swing ing in a hammock with a very thoughtful air as . her dearest friend came slowly around the side of tbe porch and whispered : ' Is he gone ?' . ' The girl is. the hammock nodded and weat on swinging. ....... ' And how did he take it P' went on the dearest friend. ' Did he speak of suicida; or — — ' ' He did not,' said the girl in the hammock. ' He—' 'Oh, then, I suppose he called all his pride to the rescue, at they say in noreli.' ' Humph, if you ever saw a man who acted as chey do ia novels, it's more than I did,' said the girl in the ha'mmtck. ' ' They — '—' ' Oh, well, you needn't feel so badly about it. I'm suro it was very honourable of you to tell him that you aro engaged, and before Algy has actually arrived, too. Many a girl would have waited until she was sure that he had not missed his train or anything like that before telling the only other man at tbe hottl that she ? ' ' You, forget, dear, that Algy's si...
MRS. BEECHER AND THE REPORTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
MRS. BEECHER AND THE REPORTER. A youthful specimen of the malignant tribe of American intarviewcrs received a delight ful check From Mrs. Heury Ward Beecber. It was during one oF Irring's tours in the States several years ago, and touk place the following morning after he and Miss Terry had uiucu niiiu uiimi uiu iliuuub wu ? ui-cuucto, ' ,cv reprcbenUtivB of the l'resa waited 'on Mra. Beecher, and after a brief '? Good morning,' said, sauvely : ' You had Irving and Ullen Terry here last night ?' ' Indend !' was the uncompromising reply. ?' Now, come, Mrs. Beecher,' — somewhat impatiently— you b*d 1' ' If you say so.' (M' ' Well ! 1 will take it for granted,' briskly. V \ ' Please tell me what you had for dinner '— i producing a notebook. / ' tor that you should have applied to my conk,' was the dignified rejoinder. ' Getting impatient, and perceiving that he bad a difficult subject to draw, he said, in a would-be coaxing voice t 'See. Mrs. Beecher, 1 have to write a column ubout thi...
Frozen Facts. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
Frozen Facts. * Tnn Russian Imperial crown is valued at £1,200,000. '''.._ In all tropical countries tho vulture is tho natural sdavengor. In Germany tho works of Sir Walter Seott are used ns school toxt-bookR. * Over 1.000 variotibs of nosta! cards havn boon issued in the world in 35 years. Mmhiied womon in Japan rIuivo off tli'oir eyebrows and blacken tlioir tedth. The Emporor of Austria is strongly op posed to capital punishmont. The Singaloso, after extracting tho hono'y from tho boo, oat tho insect itsolf. In tho military schools of Germany French is being dropped from the course of- instruo tion, and English substituted. ,^i The carrier pigoon has rocontly boon turned to a curious use in Russia. 'It-is to convoy negatives of photographs taken in a balloon. In Germany a morohant was recently fined heavily for using a quotation from tho Biblo at ho 'icad of an advortisoniont. Chimneys woro unknown to the luioioiitsj/ and aro. not moutioncd ,by any Greek or Roman architect. A. ho...
NARRATIVES OF THE BUSHRANGING TIMES. [COPYRIGHT.] PERIOD—1843. BRADY'S LOOK-OUT. (IN SIX PARTS.) PART III. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
I ? NARRATIVES *. OF THE BUSHRANGING TIMES. rCoPTMOHT.I ? 1— ?♦ By CAPTAIN LACIE. ? -y ??? ^ -- PERIOD— 1848. ? - - ? BRADY'S LOOK-OUT. — '? — -— -* ? ^ ' ? ' ' (iy SIX PARTS.) , ' ? ? * ? PART III. . The tracks led downwards for the short distance they were visible, but that might have been only a ruse to throw the pursuers off the trail — at least Brady argued so, though Bridges still held the idea that the fugitives would be found in the ereat ravine which ran round the base of the mount. The whole of that day was fruitlessly occupied in searching the mount, and towards evening the quest had to be reluctantly abandoned. It was too late to return to Brady's farm and the party had to camp a second night on the range. Nothing of note occurred, and as the men wanted food a return was made next morning at daylight. Almost the first man they met at the farm was John Price, the police magis V trate, who was disappointed to see them V return unsuccessful. . \ ' I've sent for other tracke...
THE FUNNY COBBLER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
THE FUNNY COBBLER. ' » % A cobbler is a funny chap ; His first thing is his last ; He'll strap a shoo upon his lap To make it Blow — and fast. His goods are always soled before They're sold to those who call; Part of his wealth is in his stoic, --. ' Yot in it is his awl. Ho makes a pair of slippers, deft ; If both are right, thoy'ro wrong. , If none are left, then both are loft; .. Made weekly — they are strong. '**' ~ A cobbler ho will never eat, No cannibal is ho. - ~' Yet, if lie drinks when other's treat, Ho'll swallow cobblers; free. Though saving lots of soles for pelf His own soul he may lose. Though he can nevor heal himself Ho can hoel — boots and shoes. Ho'll ' boot ' a dog and ' shoo ' a .hen. When either are about ; When living ho pegs in, but when He's dying ho pogs out. Always in Time — ' T.' A man nevor knows that a woman has any old clothes until ho has married her. Ip some men were half as big as they think thoy are tho world would have to be en larged. . ? ' 'Were...
RUSSIAN PICKIPOCKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
RUSSIAN PICKPOCKETS. One day, at the dinner-table of a Grand Duke, the French Ambassador extolled the dex terity of his fellow-countrymen, as exemplified, amongst other things, in the clevernBSs of the Paris pickpockets. ft I should not wonder if tho St. Petersburg pickpockets could give thnm a start,' replied ? the Grand Duke. Aud seeing an incredulous amitr- nlnv rminH t.hf* fnal-.iirna nf f.ha A mK»u_ S sador, he added : ' Will you bet that, before ? ? we rise from the table, your wntch or some other valuable will not be taken from your per son ?' The Ambassador accepted the wager for the fun of the thing, and the Grand Duke tele phoned to tho chief-constable asking him to send the cleverest pickpocket he could lay bin hands on. The latter was to receive tho full value of every article he managed to ' Bnnex ' niul be allowed to go unpunished. The man came and was put into livery, and told to wait at table along with t.he other servants. The Grand Duke told him to give him a sign ...
GOLIATHS OF OTHER DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
GOLIATHS OF OTHER DAYS. Tho tallest man of whom we have any authen tic record was Goliath of Gath, ' whose height was iix cubits and- a span ' ^1. Sam. xvii,.4). Allowing twenty-two inches to the cubit and six to the span, which are the usually recog nised modern equivalents of these ' Bible measures, Goliath must have been eleven feot six inches in height, or twice that of an average modern man ! Until recently no. other giant, of whom woi have really authentic information, has been] ' known to reach as much an 9ft.; but the famous Smithsonian Inatitution,atWashington,has just come into possession of a veritable Goliath of prehistoric days. The mummified body, which even now mea-, sures 8ft. 4in,, was found in a cave at San. Diego, California, by a party of prospectors, j and is in a remarkably fine state of priserva tion,seeiog that it must have belonged to a man of the primitive and unknown race of America. ' The spine has shrunk considerablj,and, allow- ing for .this and the red...
MESILF THAT IS THE PRISONER. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
MESILF THAT IS THB PRISONER. During Aldershot week, and at other times when volunteers are under canvas with regulars, one hears good stories in the canteen which would seem to throw a new light on the way they have of doing soutry duty in the army. For example, wheu a smart Highland Keftiment vm» in uuiup,.iu ireianu some Lime ago, ine officer of .the-^day — a strict disciplinarian — visited the guard tent to make enquiries about a private whoiwas a prisrmnr there. When he lifted the flap of the tent, to bis amazement he found only'one man, and be was killing timo by smoking and playing with a kitten. ' U here's the guard ?' said the officer. * ' The guard is it ? Sure, they're all out in the field yonder playiu' cricket.' The officer's head began to turn round. ' Whore's the corporal of the guai d then ?' ' The corporal i Begorra, he's the best bowler of the regiment.' ' Good heavens, man, then where is the prisoner ?' ' Sure,' said the man, sleepily, ' it's mrsilf that is the pri...
HAGEN'S MOTHER-IN-LAW. A HONEYMOON INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
HAGEN'S. MOTHER-IN-LAW. 'A HONEYMOON INCIDENT. (From tbc Gormnn.) A young man of about 30 years of age was strolling leisurely down I ho principal street of the capital. He was strikingly well built, and had a handsome, attractive face. He was look ing in the ubop windows, but evidently sunk in thought, and did not sea what fell under, bis eyts. TTn wan nnnnntpH hv a. mnn 'who TiaRRftf with— ' How do yon dp, Edmund P' The speaker wns about ton years older than tho man he ad dressed ; he bad keeu features and ware a pointed beard. ' 1 haven't ouce seen you since your marriage,' he continued, 'and nave proved by your case that unfortunately a young married man forgets nothing more easily than his friends. Don't interrupt me, for I do not intnnri fo ronrniifih vnn. ha I havn haarri nf vnur brilliant luck. I suppose you ha-v-5 married the prettiest girl in the town, and I am too sensible not to know that hor wealth ia crrlainly not to be counted against her. We understand each other per...
CANNOT SINK. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
CANNOT SINK. It may seem preposterous to talk of the llnest sea-bathing on earth a thousand miles from the ocean; out truth is no less truth bt cause it appears absurd, Tbe sea-bathing in Great Salt Lake ialiuitely surpasses anything of the kind oa our coasts. A first bath iu it is always as good as a cir ci'.s. Tbe water is ever so much salter aud Human body will not aad cannot silk in it, You can walk out in it where it is fifty feet deep, and your body will stick up out of it like u fishing-float From tho shoulders upwards. You can sit dowa in it perfectly secure where it is fathoms deep. Men lie on top ot it with their arms crossed uuder their heads and smoke their cigars. Its buoyancy is indescrib able and unimaginable. Anyone can float upon it at the first trial ; there is nothing tu do but liu down gently upon it— and float. . ' Tbe water does not freeze until tbo mercury tumblea down to 18 degrees above zero, or 14 degrees below the ordinary freezing-point. It is as clear us...
RELIGIOUS SMOKERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
RELIGIOUS SMOKERS. At one period of its history smoking was so common that it waa actually practised in church. Previous to the visit of James I. te the University of Cambridge, in 1615, the Vice Chancellor issued a notice to the students, which enjoinoi that ' No graduate, Bcholer, or student of this universitiu presume to take tobacco in Saint Marie's Church, upon payne flf finall #-Tnpllinv« fh* nniuA.ait.ia ' The Rev. Dr. Parr, when perpetual curate of Hatton, Warwickshire, which living he held from 1783 to 1790, regularly smoked in the vestry while the congregation were singing loug hymns, chosen for the purpose, immediately before thu sermon. The doctor was wont to exclaim : ' My people like long hymns, but I prefer a long pipe.' The Rev. Robert Hall, of Leicester, the well known Baptist minister, regularly indulged in smoking daring tbe intervals of Divine worship. Sir Walter Scott, in. his ' Heart of Mid lothian,' refers to one Duncan, of Knbckdunder, an important personage,...
CAUGHT IN THE ACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate — 19 October 1898
CAUGHT JNTHE ACT. About the beginning of this contury a notori ous ' resurrectionist ' or ' body-snatoher,' who was known by the name of 'Bandy Stokes,' met bis death in a remarkable manner, being literally hanged by a corpse ! I have often heard of my old grandfather — now dead over forty years— tell the gruesome Btory because it was one of the favourite yule tide tales of his futher.and as having happened in his time, sc that to all iutents and purposes its truth may be relied on. Body-snatching was a business that flourished considerably in those ulil looso times when hos pital doctors were n»t so squeamish as now, aud when publicity was not immediately ob tained by half a dozen hi.'lfptcny evening papers, as well as their big brothers of the morning. Mr. Stokes, having noted an intermeut in the churchyard of St. Qiles-in-the-Fieldt, wended his way thither ou a moonless night, and, bar ing secured his dreadful quarry, placed it in a sack and proceeded to drag it oven a wall (for ...