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LIFE OF THE HARE. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
LIFE OF THE HARE. The.merry brown hares are the tramps and gipsies of animal life. They have no fixed place of abode, but aettle them selves down to sleep in any sheltered spot that chanoo may throw in their way. Like other harmless vagabonds that de light in fresh air, they are ever in danger of beiug pounced upon and made't,o suffer for their vagaries. It is when resting on their "forma" that weasles, polecats, and other four-legged police Bteal upon them unawares. On account of their acute sense of hearing and length of leg they are quite a match for any of their natural enemies in the open. Even the wily fox gives in when pubb layB her ears well down and goes for all she is worth. But when they fancy themselves secure their policy is to lie close. When covered by a thick coating of fresh fallen snow they may be almost trodden on before they make a move. But other wise they are continually on the alert. Being the most helpless of animals, and consequently the most favourite prey ...
CHAPTER XI. THE BILLET. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
CHAPTER XI . • • " ' TIIK BILLET. ■ The other two ' municipal guards came up hastily'. "'A"!- ildtachuient. ol-'tUe post accompanied them. The doors wex-e siiut, and two sentinels intercepted the ogress from each chamber. "What do you want, monsieurV" said, the queen to Maurice when : lie-entex'ed.f "I was retiring to bed, when,-five minutes since, the citizen municipal suddenly forced his entrance into my chamber, without informing, me what may be do ' sired." . ' "Mndamei" «aid Maurice, bowing, "it is not my colleague who desires any tiling from, you, it is myself." : "Tou. monsieur ?" demanded Marie An toinette, looking at Maurice, whose cour teous behavior had inspired her with al most gratitude, "and what do you de sire 7" "I request you will be kind enough to show me the letter you were concealing in your pocket whein I entered just now." Mine. Roynle and Mine. Elizabeth trem bled. The qneon turmvl very pale. ■...."Sou aro : mistaken, monsieur, I con cealed nothing;" "To.ulio,...
Quirindi Races, [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Quirindi Races, The annual race meeting of the Quirindi Jockey Club commenced on Wednesday, when the weather was fair, and the attendance large. - Ap pended are the results :— - •' Opening Handicap, G furlongs.— Marshall, 7st 51b, 1-; Tom Oook, 7st 71b, 2; Underhand, 9at, 3. Won by a length; Time, l min. 19 sec Pace Iffelter, 7 furlongs.r—Residue, 8st 21b, 1; Lady Asthoro, Oat lib, 2; Buckthorn, 8st-7s, 3. "Won by 4 lengths. Time 1 min. 35^- sees. Borough Handicap, 6 furlongs.— Truth, 9st §lb, l; Eesiduo, 7st Gib, 2 ; Liberty, 8st 3lb, 3. Won by two lengths- Time 1 miri. .lQsec. Tattorsall's Handicap, 1 milo.—Au Eevoir, Gst 7 lb, 1; Tanner,- 8st 5lb, 2; Retort, 8st 3. Won by a head, time, lmin. 48^aee. Hack Eace.—Madeline, 1 ; Buck thorn, 2. Visitors Handicap.— Beauclere, 1; Highland Laddie, 2. Truth ran a dead heat with the winner, but was disqualified for the mooting, but the disqualifioatiion was subsequently re moved.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
■\jSTANTED, SMART BOY, for our Boot T V Department, and mako himself useful, CHARLES WORMS & CO., -J34KEIIOUSE (Largo Ovou) with or _D without Stable and Shed. Apply MRS. D. HALL, ' Syduoy-stroot, Muswollbrook. BETWEEN Muswollbrook r.ud Denmnn, on tho 2-1 tli instant A CHEQUE on tlio Commercial Bunk, MikJitco, drinvn in favour of " Brown Mare," by John Davis, JLo 10s. Payment stopped, Finder rowarded on returning same to [Muswollbrook. ( J. KPRATT, ^Muswellbrook,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
School of Arts, MUSWELLBROOK, DURING Sliow Week, BEGINNING ON TUESDAY NIGHT NEXT. Special - - Attractions ON Each Evening! Music &lt;fc Song GAIETY — AND NOYELTY. MIRTH AND ANIMATION! A Delightful Rendezvous! THE ATTRACTIO N & • • OF THK SEASON! PLEASANT EVENINGS roit .VISITORS ASSURED SCHOOL OF ARTS BEGINNING ON TUESDAY NIGHT! To-Let. Boarding establishment ami WINE SHOP at DENMAN, in good position and good business houso. Tho premises aro now in tho occupation of Mr. F. A.lmond, and were previously occupied by tho owner. Partly furnished. Every comfort and convenience. Good stables, plenty of wator, two paddocks—ono 3), and the other 7 acres. Persons desirous of taking ovor tho liccnse and premises must apply beforo the oud of March, as tho license must be renewed by 8th April next. Full particulars on application to GEORGE ross, Denrann, or, mrs. A. MITNRO, Boarding House, Quirindi. Tenders. TENDERS will bo received up to the 27th instant, for" ERADICATING PRICKLY...
In Memoriam. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
In Memoriam. James Casey, who departed this life on February 17th, 1S98, • aged 26 years. Weep not father, weep not...mother,. Jim has merely gone before ; - Weep not sister, weep not brother, Meet him on that brighter shore./ . Though his death was sudden surely, Taken in the bloom of life, Taken from us immaturely, . Freed from endless worldly strife. •. Mourn not friends for him departed, Though thy grief may seem a load,: Since our friend has simply started, ■■■■;, ■Onward to his new abode. 'Twas the typhoid fever ravage, Which so quickly brought him low," Preyed on him like warlike savage, Ere it struck the fatal blow. Though in prime of manhood bloom • mg, * . Full of life and vigour strong, Soon his fate was clearly looming, . Ere it quickly came along. &lt;-&lt;;• Nothing in this world could save him, Though the best of skill was tried, v Thus our manly,: kind,, and true Jim, Slowly breathed his last and died. Let us gather near his grave; then, Paying our re...
Japanese Manners in America. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Japanese Manners in America. The .Japanese have many nice quali ties 'ami some great ones. They are cleaiv^;tliey. are polite, and ;apparently they"are very yeiiUe ami very brave. They are said to" lie exceedingly neat, too, and to he bountifully endowed with that sense of propriety, a defective de velopment of which accounts for much of-the,'rubbish in. American streets and most of.Jhe dissigroeableness of Ameri can 'sU'piri car certainly heat us 'In a'good many things, and not unreasonably their example is much held up to us.nowadays Cor emulation. Intel ligent foreigners who have observed us closely have declared that we are the rudest and the kindest people in the world. Of course it is a pity that we are hoi more universally courteous ; that our children are not demure and orderly like the Japanese children ; that we throw papers into the s'treet and drop peanut shells and orange peel on the floors of our public conveyances. American man ners are not nearly as good as they shou...
Official Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Official Correspondence. The following items of correspondence from ofiioial sources liavo boon handed to us for publication by Mr. R. Q. D. Ktz-Gorald Ohiof Secretary's Office, Sydney, 22nd Pobruary, 1S98. : Sir,—I am directed by tho Chiof Secretary to inform you that His Exco'ioncy tho Gov ernor, with tho advieo of tho Executive Oounoil, lias beon pleased to appoint Thurs day, tho 3rd proximo, to bo a public holiday in-tho distriot of Murrurundi, and that tho nccessary proclamation under tho 4th Section of the " Bunk Holidays Act, 1875,"' has beon duly published in this day's Supplementary Government Guv.etle. 2. I am directed to add that tho parties in terested liavo beon apprised accordingly. I havo, So,, Critohktt Walker, Principal Under Secretary,
COMMERCIAL. Muswellbrook Horse Market. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
. COMMERCIAL. —— $ — Muswellbrook Horse Market. Edward Higgens, for Hill Clark, and Co., reports having yarded to day 140 head, selling out of that number 102, Buyers were in good attend ance, and competition most spirited for good Indian horses and. draughts, while for light sulky sorts and old horses a low range of value had to be accepted. My salos are as follows :— F. A. Parbury, Satur, 9 horses to £11 18s ; K. Kennedy, Bouchel, G horses to £5 1b Gd; W. Cox, Kerabee, 14 horses to £8 ; J. W. Pearce, Plashett. 12 horses to £10 10s ; I. B. Keys, 10 horses to £4 los ; A. L. Wiseman, Cliffdale, 4 horses to £6; G. H. Allan, GreylanJs,. 15 horses to £10; account of sundry owners, 35 horses to £8 10s. 23/2/1898.
Muswellbrook Municipal Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Muawellbrook Municipal Council. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the above was held.in the Council Cham bers on Wedn&sday night. There were present Aldermen Bowman (in .the chair), Clarke, McNeill, Lang, and Frazer. . The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. • Correspondence.—From the 'Rail way Commissioners, stating that the charge /or water would be, up to 30,000 gallons per '.month, . 2/ per 1000; over 30,000, 1/6 per 1000. • • , From the Treasury, notifying that a sum of ^5 had been paid to the Council's credit for expenditure on the Western Road. From the Secretaiy of the Hunter River A. and;-H. Association, asking the Council to assist in having Thurs day, April 28, pro.claimed a public holiday; for the second day of their show. From Mr.- R. A. Price, a circular, requesting the Council to appoint dele gates to attend a conference at Ray 'niond Terrace, on Monday, February 28, with theiobject of taking steps .to urge upon the Government the neces ...
Maitland Markets. H.J. MARSHALL'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Maifcland Markets. h. j. marshall's bepoet. Eat Cattle.—A moderate supply yarded to a good attendance of the trade. Sales were brisk and valuos firm at last Monday's rates. BeBt yards of bullocks made £6 to £-6 5s, good £5 to £5 15s, light from £3 10s to £&lt;1, cows at a proportionate re duction. My sales comprise : On account of J. H. T. Cooper, 30 light cows at £2 3s 6d to £2 16s; J. Campbell's cows at £2 lis to £2 13s 6d ; J. Dauntls bullocks at £3 15s to £4 9s. Pat Calves.—Very few penned, i Prime vealers are in demand and com mand excellent prices. I have sold : J. H. Cooper, 12 vealers at £1 8s Gd, j 2 at 1 4b. ' Fat Sheep.—A large number penned, consisting of sheep ranging in quality from medium to good. Buyers were in large attendance, com petition brisk, and late values woll maintained for all good lots offering. Medium descriptions wore just a shade easier. My salo comprised : On account of L. P. Doyle, 183 cross bred wethors. (ops to 8s, seconds at 6s 9d, crossbr...
Y.R.C. Autumn Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Y.R.C. Autumn Meeting. The above club will commence their four days' racing this afternoon. The principal event is the Newmarket Handicap, Australia's great sprint race. Ever since the betting opened in real earnest Amiable has held pride of place, in fact some people went so far as to call it the Amiable Stakes. However,- the St. Alban's horso Reso lute, through his recent good deeds, has placed quite-a differont complexion on the state of affairs, displacing Amiable in the betting market. Loch Mario will run .well, but I like her stable companion Strathroy much better,. Strathroy is by-Lochiel out of that good mare Marvellette, so if breeding goes for anything he is not wanting. Ayrshire, the top weight, I will,dismiss,.and I do not think Am berite is quite himself. Paul Pry and Lieutenant I do not give much chance. Amiable will be hard to boat, but I fancy the last half furlongs will find her out. Olaf was served up as good goods for the Qakleigh Plate, but did not finish in the ...
Sydney Produce Market. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Sydney Produce Market. Wheat.—New South Wales, inferior now 3s 5d to 3s 9d, prime now 4s to 4s Id. Chickwheat.—2s lid to 3s 2d, screenings 2s 5d to 2s 8d. Hour.—N.S.W., £10 10s. Barley.—Cape, 3s to 3s 2d. Bran.—7d. Pollard— 7:} d. Chaff.—Local prime green, £3 17s 6d to £4 2b Cd, modium from £3 5s ; imported prime, £4 ; medium from £3 5s. Oaten Hay.—Prime rack, £3 17s Gd to £4 2s Gd ; medium from £3 7s Cd. , »• Lucerne Hay.—Hunter River prime - £2 2s 6d to £2 5s, medium from £1 10s ; inferior, £1 os ; inland in trusses, £2 7s Gd to £2 15s ; small bales from £2 17s Gd to £3. Straw—N.S.W bundled, £2 to £3 6s ; .der rick, £2 2s Gd to £3 2s Od ; imported derrick £2 10s. Oats.—Primo foed 2s Gd; good, 2s 6d ; medium 2s 4d ; Tartarian seed 2s 8d. Maizo.—Best new 2s lOd ; best old .3s* to 3s Id. • ' Potatoes.—N.S.W. medium from £3 7s to £1; Tasmanian circulars £5. Onions.— Port Arlington, medium £4 15s, best £5 to £5 2s Gd. Cheese.—N.S.W., largo 4^d to 5d ; loaf, 5rt to 5id ; Bodalla-, 5d; N...
Sporting. The Turf, [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Sporting. The Turf, (ByJPhin.) Steward's nomination was received too late for the Doncaster Handicap. Investor ran second to "Warwe in the Mooiefield Welter last Saturday. ' Speculation placed another winning bracket to his credit at Moorefielil. Starting at 6 to 1 the brown son o£ Albatvoss mado hacks of the field op posed to him in the Steward's Mile. Mr. Bon Riohanls has a rather smart gelding in Sir John, winner of the ICogarah Stakes. Twenty-one jockeys were lined £1 each for,being late to the post for the Oakleigh Plato. There were twenty four starters. During tho recent floods at Camden the Kirkham stud sustained a severe loss. The blood mares Atalanta (dam of Parthenopaeus), Prelude (dam of Interlude), Oanella (sister to Aber corn), Ravenswing (dam of Raven's Plumo), and ft filly by Abercorn from Trafalgar (dam of Dreadnought) were all drowned. R. Lewis; the Victorian crack light weight jockey, had his collar bone broken at Epsom (Vic.) last week. Fortunio slipped over six f...
Brief Mention. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Brief Mention. Mr. T. Rose, M.P., lias been ad dressing largo meetings of electors in the Rylstone Electorate this week,:and has received good hearings. The number of store cattle to be offered at the local sale yards on Tues day next is about 3000. The Consu ello bullocks will not be forward for a week or so yet.; Mr. W. Buchanan,, surgeon dentist, is still staying at the Shamrock Hotel, where he may be consulted tp-day. A man named Sydney Green was arrested in Sj'dney, on Thursday, on a charge of having an illicit still in his possession. The still had- not been used for a long time; but its posses sion got'the man into trouble. Mr. J. Phillips,• of the Shamrock Hotel, announces that he has pur chased No. 1 booth on the Show Ground, and that the catering during the Show tfil! be in the capable hands of Mrs. Bourko. The thirsty publio are always pleased to see the burly Jim in charge of No 1 Show booth, • A horse for halfc-a-crown This was the amount bid for one of the^nimalB offer...
Painless Dentistry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
Painless Dentistry. MR. "W. BUCHANAN, Surgeon Dentist (Into with Dental Hospital Co., Nowcastle and Maitland), visits MUSWJSLLBROOK, Monday, l'eb. 21st; till Saturday, February 26th, at Phillips's Hotel. DENMAN, Monday, February 28th, at Fitz roy Hotel. ABERDEEN, Tuesday, March 1st,-, at Phillips's Hotel. * Teeth extracted Painlessly, 2s 6d. Upper or lower sets of artificial teeth from a guinea per set. Teeth scaled and'cleaned 5s. Chil dren's teeth regulated. Fillings from 2s Gd. Misfitting plates remodelled. All work guaranteed to be of first-class quality, and at less than- Sydney prices. Consultation Freo. Do not pay exorbitant prices elsewhere, but come and see W. BUCHANAN, Surgeon Dentist (registered).
That Sydney Swindle. The Results of Atmospheric Gas. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
That Sydney. Swindle. The Resutfs of Atmospheric Gas. Much commisseration is generally felt throughout Sydney at the unfortunate position in which' Mr. Jacob Garrard; finds himself. - This gentleman is the: ministerial head of the Department "of Public Instruction of New South Wale's.! Associated with that poitfolio is.that of Labor. The occupant who holds such; a dual position ought therefore to be:.a fairly: intelligent person, one capable of putting two and. two together and of ascertaining without great labor' the true inwardness of things. In. an evil moment, however, Mr. Garrard aban doned the beaten and familiar path; of politics andvlistened to the voice of an American who arrived from the other side-with the latest notion in cheap illuminants and motive force. The Transpacific /stranger and his com panions talked learnedly of cbnbustion being carried on by the decompositions of the atmospheric air, , and illustrated his invention by nieans of chemical formulas. The schemers...
LATEST TELEGRAMS Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
LATEST TELEGRAMS Sydney, Friday. .Betting on tue cricket match is six to four •against England. ■ Betting1 on the'Ncwniarket Handicap is:— 7 to 1 v. Resolute,-6 to 1 Amiable, 100 to G Loch Mario, 100 to "5h Ayrsliiro. Two thousand pounds was taken at 100 to 5 v. Amberito, Fivo others are at 100 to 4 to 100 to 1. * . . ' •. London, Thursday. ■ Tho latest nows from TV est Africa states that, dospite tho denials mado by the French Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for the.Colonies of the report that French troops had entered Sokoto Sultanato, the Boyal Niger Company aro convinced of the accuracy of tho information, they.received to tho effect that French troops had oroosed tho Niger soiith\of tho Sayburua lino and had entered Sokoto,
A Phenomenal Rainfall. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898
A Phenomenal Rainfall. A telegram from Pambula on Tues day last states Never before in. this districts within the memory,of the old est inhabitant has such a rainfall been seen as that of the last few days, 26^ inches—a year's fall—rail condensed into four or five days ; whilst, at ■ VYol umla, only ten miles away, the rain ,was measured by the yard* 38y? inches be ing registered at the local postoffice during the same time. Now . that the weather has cleared again, and the flood waters subsided sufficiently to be .able to get around and;iinspect, the damage done, the wonder is.-that it has not been much greater. For thd time being business was altogether para lysed, roads are blocked and cut up, bridges and culverts swept away like so much matchwood, and thousands of acres of low-lying ground with, various crops, were under water, and in many instances neither crops nor tops of fences could be seen. Dwellings :on and near the flats had several feet of water running through them ? f...