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Preserving Eggs in Treacle. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Preserving Eggs in Treacle. In Jamaica nnd other WeBt India Islands they have, wo are told, t\ vory curious way of pre serving eggs for a considerabio time, A layer of eggs is placed at tho bottom of the barrel, and ordinary black treacle is poured over in suffici ent quantity to cover them. Thon another layer is added, and more treacle, and so on till the barrel is full. The idea is that an egg can bo kept good almost indefinitely if tho air can bo prevented penetrating the porus aholl to the contonts within. When tho eggs have all boon used, tho trencle ia givon a fresh buil up, and is thoroughly saleable again. In Northern Russia the farmora use warm tallow in precisely oho same way ; but this is said to affect tho lUvour of tho egga.
Mr. Cecil Rhodes. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Mr. Cecil Rhodes. A man who knows Cecil Rhodes very well say6 jn tho Skotoh that he is working himself to death. Ho sometimes dictates for 10 or 11 hours at a stretch, wearing down tho endur. arco of three typo writers, ono after an other Of course his brain requires artificial stimula] tion, and he absorbs enough alcohol to lay most men under tho tablo. Mr. Rhodes by tho way, tiaed to keep a diary in a oipher known only to himself. If it has boon kept up and ia ever printed, it may prove almost as interesting aa that of Samuel Pepya himself. Popys, how howevor, was not a misogynist, aa Mr, Rhodes
Deepening Sydney Harbor. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Deepening Sydney Harbor. As the result of the Parliamentary voto for the deepening of tho eastern channel at tho entrance to Sydney Harbor, the sand-pump dredge J upitor has been at work for the last two months scoop ing out the channel to a width of 800ft and a depth of 34ft at Jow water spring tides. Tho dredge lifts from two to throe loads of 700 tons each of sand each day, and conveys thorn up to Tarban Creek, on tho Panamatta River, where tho matorials is sand-pumped on to the land, which is being reclaimed at this point. It appears that there iaabouta yenr's work bofore tho dredging of the channel will bo completed. The full width of 800 ft is being dredged as the work progresses. The Jupiter has had her sand pump down to a depth of 40ft in the channel without striking roclt, and thoro are records of other tests which show that there is no likelihood of rock boing struck at any depth in the channel less than 31ft. If necessary thero would probably bo little difficulty in clear...
An Industrious Half-Caste. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
An Industrious Half-Caste. Fit oar a letter read at the Aborigines' Board, it would appear that there was an industrial abor iginal half-caste in tho land. The constable at Nymboida wrote stating that the man ager of tho Nymboida Cattle Station complained several limes 01 the aborigines camping oa the Nymboida water reserve, and of building gun yahs thero. He complained, in particular of a certain half-caste, whom the constable states had been camping there for over twelve months with his wife and two children, and had foncod in one-eight of an aero, and had vegotablea nnd maize growing on it all which tho manager had boon aware of all along, but it was only lately he found fault with it. Tho man wanted to build a hut the manager objected. Ho was always at work for tho farmers about, and wanted a placo for his family, arid did not want to shift thorn about after hi3 work, and the aboriginal reserve was too far away. Tho con stable asked if thero was any objection to this man nnd oth...
Land Tax and Mortgages. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Land Tax and Mortgages. In tho Court of Review last week the question what amount of exemptions should bo allowed on tho land tax in tho case of mortgages covering not only the land but also stock thereon, and alao collaterally secured on land and stock in an other colony, was argued boforo Judge Murray. The appeal was in reBpect ot the estate of tho late Sir Patrick Jennings, concerning the value of which there was no dispute. The appellants, the executors, however, ask they Bhould be granted an exemption in respect of an amount eqaal to the income tax payable on tlio whole interest under the mortgages. Tho debt is secured on a largo estate in this colony and on the stock thereon, and on a large estate in Queensland and on tho stock thereon. The Commissioners claimed to apportion tho mort gage in respect of the valuo of tho different subjects of tho security. JJis Honor held that tho mortgages could not bu apportioned, and that exemption must bo made ia respect of the amount of tho...
Grafton District Court. FIRST DAY—WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Grafton District Court. FIEST DAY— WEDNESDAY. The abovo Court was opened before His Honor Judge Coffey on Wednesday at 10 o'clock, In addition to the local solicitors, Messrs, Browning and Sheridan (barristers) wero pr«. sent. Undefended Cases. Verdicts wero given for plaintiffs in the fol W. Zietsch v. Humphrey O'Sullivan, £4 Norrrio and McGuron v. W. D. Green, £2 19b lOd ; Samo v. S. Bathgato, £6 12s Id * G H. Varley v. S. Bathgato, £12 12s 6d ; Samo v John Cramp, £1 18s ; Samo v. M. Lawler £3 os 6d ; Samo v. L. Wiclw, £] 2s 6d ; Same v Henry Gunthorp £2 ; Samo v. A. Livingatono (Deep Qroek, Casino), £9 10s; W. Ziotschv. J W. O'Sullivan, £3 15s ; Samo v. M. Puraey £3 18s Gd; Norrip and McGuren v. M.ary A.nn Firth and William Firth, £10 lls 8d ? Samo y W. H. Small, £i 14a 4d ; Same v. Jamea Hums £3 13s ; Samo v. Ewan Cameron (Copmahurst) £6 15s ; Samo v. It. Barrett, £7 16s 2d ; Samo v. John Tomlinson, £4 9s lOd ; Edward Layton v. William Watkins, £40 14s Id; Samo v Angus Connor, £...
Clergy Training College, [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 March 1898
Clergy Training College, Active stops aro now being taken to turn to practical account tho grant of £1000 procured by the Bishop from tho Marriott Bequest towards tho establishment of a Clergy Traing College in connection with the dioceso of Graf ton and Armidale. Tho Committee appointed by the Dioceaan Council are now appealing for tho sum of iluUO to supplement the Jin«iish grant, and aro ablo to report that £500 of this amount ia already promised by churchmen in this Diocese, leaving £1000 still to bo collected. They have purchased from the London Bank of Australia a site of four acres on the Urala road, opposite the grounds of Bishopscourt, and have accopted plans for tha erection of an edifice, drawn by Mr J. Horbury Hunt, and preaentod to the com mittee by Mr. F. R. White. Grafton and Armi dale is the first country Dioceao in Australi which has taken any stops towards erecting a building for the training of its future clergy. It is hoped that contributions will come in with j ...
A SPIDER'S AFFECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
A SPIDER'S AFFECTION. A scientific mao-thu other day had put a spider into a jar in order lo try the. strength uf some new poisoning medium. Ho did not per ceive that in the hurry he had introduced into the jar some of ths spider's young. As the effects of the poison be«an to tell, the mother spider put out one arm, and then another, and drew its little ones closely to itself. By way of experiment the naturalist picked up one little spidi r, which had been left out, and dropped it ulso into iLe jar. With scarcely any strength left to move, its mother stretched forth an arm and drew that also, and the effort killed her.
WITH A SINGLE ENGINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
WITH A. SINGLE ENGINE. There are not many railways in England worked with a single engine. The secretary and manager of the Garstang und Knot End Rail way, however, in reply to the Board of Trade notification regarding tho vision test, wrote, ;is follows : — ';Mj directors did not consider this mutter, inasmuch as the. company has only one driver, with, however, capital visiou, and only oue engine in steam ou this little line, which is only seven miles long.' Iha Garstaiig aud Knot ICnd Railway is probably in this respect unique.
WONDERS WITH THE WHIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
WONDERS Wirtl THE WHIP. A decided sensation has been created in Vienna by u man who probably stands alone in the world in his particular line of performance. This gentleman's name is Piskslug, and he is an Austro-IIimgarian by birth. He is an expert, or, rather, a phenomenal artist, in the use of the whip. The first thing he does is to take a long lashed stout-handled whip in each hand, and, with orchestral 'accompaniment, proceed to crack or snip them -at a terrific rate. The sound made by his whips in this manner is graduated from a noise like a rifle report to the soft click of a billiard ball. It makes a curious soit of music, and serves to show he can regu late the force of each stroke. More intest, however, is evinced when he seizes a vicious-luoking whip with an abuor inully long lash. 1c is provided with a very heavy handle of medium length. This is his favourite toy, and what he can 'Jo with it it is really wonderful. He first gives an idea of what fearful force there lies ...
SUCKS IN GREAT SHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
SUCKS IN GREAT SHIPS. Oft the const of Norwaj , between two is'ands of the Lofode.n Group, is the largest whirlpool in the world. Its iiniin-, Maelstrom, means j ' whirling stream,' and the title is well earned. I The great Mael-troin is no longer held in superstitious fear, and maritime charts have taught the fuilors of the world where Hie dan ger lies and how to avoid it, so that nccideuts ran ly occur— never, except through iyi.orancts or a previous disaster thnt has rendered a vessel unmnnngeable. Several yearn age the captain of n sailing ves*«'l, desirous of stping the. famous whirlpool at close quarters, was assured by his Norwfiigsm pilot that he might venture near cui-U|-li for ex amination without danger. And here is what the captnin sar? : ' I went on the main-topsail yard with a good glass. I had bfen sealed but a few minutes when my ship entered the dish of the whirlpool. Tho velocity of the water altered her course three poiiits towards the centre. This alarmed nip. ex...
A STRANGE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
A STRANGE STORY. In bis book on military life, entitled ' A King's Huasar,' Mr. Herbert Compton tells this story in countction with cobra ctttchiug in India : ' A man, who spent most of bis time in this pursuit, was Uken to hospital oni; day, com plaining of a great pain iu )-is right foot. It was examined, and the toe was found to be slightly scratched aud very badly inflamed, whilst the symptums were those of snake-bite. But the man strenuously denied that he had been bitten, although acknowledging he wa.s a cobra hunter Blood poisonii g set in, and bo die' I. As is always th': case, his kit was sold by auction in bis troop, and a youag fellow bought his boots. ' In a few days he had to go to hospital, sull'eiiug in a similar manner. The doctor questioned him closely, but he dreaded .snakes too much to even approach them, and had no knowledge of even having seen one lately. His right toe, he explained, began lo huit him the very day he had first worn thu boots purclmsid at the auc...
POEMS ON BANK NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
POfciMS ON BANK NOTES. The following lines were inscribed on a bank note: — Ye ugly, dirty, little scrap ! To look at, hardly worth a rap ; And vtt I'll give my hearty vote None can produce a sweeter note. Another inscription is : — It's odd that any man should wish .. A. dirty, scabbit rug like this ; Yet mony a one would cut a caper To get a wheen sic bits o' paper. This other quotation contains a blend of sent iment and pessimistic reflection : — Ye're my ain. ye're my ainj And to keep ye I'd be fain ; But the poor man can never keep bis ca h ; For 'twill gang, quickly gang, Like an easy-going sang, Letye be however, carelu' or rash. Oh ! money's no the thins for the poor mail to keep; Oh ! littlti's thu interest that the poor man's cash can reap ; It maun gang to fill the coffers o' the rich and the gieat ; And I, like a' the rest, must quietly bow to fate.
TOMMY ATKINS SICK. NURSING THE ASHANTEE SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
TOMMY ATKINS SICK. NURSING THE ASHANTKE SOLDIERS. Sister Gray, tho senior sisttr iu the Army Niirninji Service, is as enlhuniastic uu Iiudyaid Kipling ou the subject of Tommy Atkins. ' Twenty-three years iu the service miikes lie feel quite like oue of the soldiers,' said file as she rested in her sitliug-room at the Cold stream Gnurds Hospital. A rest well-earned after a campaign on the Gold Coast. ' And Tommy quite reciprocates our devo tion, and is at all times ready to do battle fer the ' Sisters ' — and he makes an admirable patient.' Sister Gray lias seen plenty ol nctive service in the Zulu War, and during the Egyptian cam p.iij-». when shis was four years away, niul she wa.s sunt ou thu Gordon Itelief Expedition up the Nile to Wady-Halfa. Later she nursed the soldiers through the epidemic of cholera which followed. The Queen has conferred upon her the Royal Red Cross, and she also has the Zulu and Egyptian War medals, as well as the Egyptian Cross. Thu threu Army Sisters who...
Editorial Notes. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
Editorial Notes. Like a baulky horse which, having set back in the breeching for a long timo, starts forward with a rush, regardless of all obstacles, tho Maclean Council have made a audden plunge forward in the matter of footpath improvement. At the meeting on Tuesday night, Alderman O'Connor brought forward a comprehensive scheme for the improvement of the footpaths, and wanted tenders called at once for tho work proposed by him. The chairman of the works o.nTnmif.fflo rtiflnrrrfinrl wifh f.TiA rtafn-ila r\t AlAnn inan O'Connor's schomo, and proposed that it should be submitted to the committee for the preparation of plans. Tho understanding evea tually arrived at was : That the works commit tee should prepare specifications and call tenders at once for Aid. O'Connor's scheme, and that the Council should have the right to reject or amend the specification after tenders had been called. The only reason advanced for this method o£ proceedure was the urgency of the work. The force of...
MYSTERIOUS SPLENDOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
MYSTERluas SPLIiNDOUR. In 1814-15, during the congress of princes and nob'es at Vienna, a person named Reilly attracted general attention uy the frequency and splendour of his dimur parties. Though no oue knew precisely Ms origin, ytt it was eyideut from his manners that it was not nob'.e. In Vienun he outdid the must opulent. He lived in «. magnificent hotel, his furniture and equipages were of the first style, his servauts wore the richest liveries, his dinners were ou the grandest scale, and composed of the uio.it exquisite dishes imaginable His guests were the hereditary priuceo of Bavaria, the Uuke of Baden, Aduiiral Sir Sidney Smith, several am bassadors, and other persons of high distinc tion. How all these expenses were supplied re inaiued a mysterv ; lor though lleilly gamed deeply, and hnd an associate in a Mr. O'Bearn, who was doubtless a confederate, yet they could haidly Uavti cheated to a sufficient ex tent lo suppoit hi.s princely establishment. Iu the end, however, i...
Our Ghatsworth Letter [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
Our Ghatsworth Letter Wkatheb. — The continued wet weather is hav ing a depressing effect on the whole community. Both the sugar and dairying industries are suffering. ^ The vast amount of water lying about is very detrimental to the pastures, also to the young cane and potatoes in the lowlands. Indeed, as far as potatoes are concerned, the rain will unfortunately spell ruin to the major portion of the crop already sown. Over six inches has been registered by the guage at the Chatsworth post office since the 4th instant. The supply of milk to the local creamery has fallen off by some 50 gallons per day and. the manager anticipates a further decrease until the weather takes up. Colored Labor. — Mr. Temperley's views on the colored labor question iu connection with the sugar duties have not been endorsed by some of our sugar growers. Ono farmer states that he would prefer to see the industry go by the board rather than discontinue the employment of black labor in raising tho crop. The...
A POETIC MUDDLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 11 March 1898
A POETIC MUDDLE. Stockbroker (to the general man) : Here, John, I want you to call at Jollyboy's. You know -Jollyboy's ; you have been there often enough. Well, 1 want you to ask to see Miss Jollyboy— you to.ou- (lli-H Jessie Jollyboy— and say Mr. A Brighton is excessively sorry that business will prevent him calling this evening. ; ' Yes, sorr.' . *' TTerp. sfcav a moment ! do vou think von could remember a verse of poetry .?' ' Yes, sorr.' ???'??; ' Well, tell her, ' Though lost to sight, to memory dear.' ' ' Yes, sorr.' Jihn (at Jollyboy's mansion, to Miss Jessie) : The master f-ays it's sorry it is be can't be wid yer to-nij;ht, and though he's lost his sight his memory's clear !