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The Millers Ring. An Unsuccessful attempt to Fix Prices of Wheat. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

The Millers Ring. An Unsuccessful attempt to Fix Prices of Wheat. Some weeks-back .ve drew : attention to the special conditions of.' {lie; New South Wales wheat harvest, of which the associated millers were seeking to take advantage on the one hand by ' fixing the price they would pay for wheat, and on the other; by settling that at which they would sell their flour. The policy seemed -to invplve a control of the breadstuff's ' market that might work to the prejudice of the wheat-growers and the public. Outside criticism directly challenged the action of the millers. It was said that the British market warranted the payment of 4s per bushel, the figure determined 011 ; and further that £11 per ton for flour would give the millers too large a profit. Wheat growers met and protested, and the result is that the associated millers have not been able to carry out their scheme. Differences among them led to competition, so that wheat has been bought at up to 4s 2d per bushel. Further, th...

Publication Title: Muswellbrook Chronicle, The
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The Codlin Moth. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

The Codlin Moth. Mr. John Cumming, an orchardist'in ■Victoria, ■:■■■ has for some years past followed a simple plan for the destruc tion of the codlin moth, and he asserts that he has now almost rid himself of the pest. • "At the lime of the year when the apples are full grown, he turns his cows into the orchard every day. The most of the fiuit affected by the moth drops off the trees and is immediately eaten by the cows, before the insect has time' to leave the apple. Mr. Cumming states that a few years, ago - the codlin:.moth was very prevalent in his orchard; and now there is scarcely one to be seen. Although the codlin moth..destroys more apples and pears' than all other insect pests put together, it is one of the. easiest to destroy. If fruit-growers took univeisal action in spraying their trees with. Paris green shortly after the blooming season, and also, took the simple precaution of bandaging the stems of their .trees, so as to entrap the Iar.vre of the moth, the codlin' mo...

Publication Title: Muswellbrook Chronicle, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Comic Cuttings. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Comic Cuttings All persons old enough to bear arms should be vaccinated. He: "I have been watching for a chance to kiss you for the last ten min utes." She:' "You must be near sighted." . He : " Why does Miss Middleage per sist in singing " My sweetheart's the man in the moon' ?" She : " Because lie can't come down and deny It." Mrs. Bicker : " But you have such an Immense belief in your judgment, my love !" Mr. B.: " No, my angel, X haven't. Not since I married you." Brother Talmage says in answer to the question, " What are dreams made of ?" 'that they are made of pie. But this is a • mere evasion. What is pie made of ? ' "That.girl can't talk a little bit." "Is that so ?" " Sure. The: only thing she said to me the whole evening was 1 No,' and I had to propose to her to get her to say that." " They; say that pork chops taken for supper are very indigestible, but they have.never hurt me." . "Indeed ? How do you' account for that ?" " Because I have never eaten any." Dealer : " What...

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A Nice Crowd. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

A Nicc Crowd. The Austrian Empire Is composed of quite a number of different nationali ties, among: them, Poles, Hungarians, Bohemians, and Croats, the charac teristics of which are portrayed In the following anecdote :— ' Four Austrian soldiers were quartered over night at the house of a peasant. In the morning after they had resumed their march the Pole remarked : "Comrades, that peasant had a very fine watch." " We should have taken it 'along with us," observed the Hungarian.* . -"I've got that watch," observed the Bohemian. ■ " You did have it, but I've got it now," remarks the Pole, closing the debate. I-Ie had already stolen It from his com rade.

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The Appetite of a Spider. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

The Appetite of a Spider. Observing the voracity of spiders, Sir John Lubbock determined to ascertain the quantity of food which one of these creatures consumed. Ho caught a large one, and, weighing it carefully, supplied it: with insects,..the weight oC which had been accurately determined. • He carried the experiment through a considerable period of time, and here is his summing up of the extraordinary results. At a similar rate of consumption a man weigh ing 1601b. would require a whole fat steer for breakfast, a steer and five sheep for dinner, and for supper two bullocks, eight sheep, and four hogs. This would hard ly suffice for twenty-four hours, so, before retiring, he would consume nearly four barrels of fresh fish.

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In Praise of Quassia. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

In Praise of Quassia. In quassia we have medicine that has many virtues independent of those of a simple and safe tonic. It possesses, unlike most other vegetable bitters, hardly any power to produce constipa tion, or give disagreeable head symp toms, like those that often follow quinine. Moreover, I think I have proved that it is inimical to parasitical life either internally or externally. A solution of it sprinkled over the boards of a room, or the lloor washed with a solution of it, will prevent fleas from congregating. It may also be used in solution for the coats of dogs with the same view. Internally it. is stomachic, and a good regenerative, when the powers of the body are low. A couple of table spoonfuls inay be taken a quarter of ail hour before meals, with ten drops of dilute hydrochloric acid if the liver is out of order, or ten drops of dilute phosphoric acid if it be the nerves that are in fault. The solution of quassia may be made of any strength by im mersing the chi...

Publication Title: Muswellbrook Chronicle, The
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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The Future Wife's Name. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

The Futiirc Wife's Name. He was a chatty kind of conjureiv and was anxious to open the evening's enter tainment merrily. So he stepped for ward to the front of the stage and said : "Ladies and gentlemen, if-.there is In this audience any young man who would like to know the name of his future wife, if that young man will lcindly stand up, I will undertake to tell him, and this is no guessing competition. Now, will any single young man kindly stand up ?" Up jumped a young man in the centre of the room. "Thank you," said the conjurer. " Now, do you wish to know the name of your future wife ?" " I do," said the young man. - ."■Well," said the man of magic, "I always like to do things in a proper busi ness fashion. Will you kindly give me your name ?" " Yes, certainly," said the young man. " My name is .Tames Jackson." " Thank you," replied the conjurer ; " then the name of you future wife will be Mrs. Jackson."

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Savoury Steak. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Sfl.vmi»>v H+/»atr. Take one pound or more of beefsteak, according to your requirements. Dredge well with flour, and sprinkle with pepper and salt. Grease a pie dish, scatter chopped onion over, and then lay in the steak., ' Cover with slices of onion, and tie down with a greased paper. Let it bake gently for three-quarters of an hour. Mix together one teaspoonful of curry powder, and one teaspoonful of pea flour, a cupful of stock, and the juice of half a lemon. Pour this over the beef, and then tie it down again, and let it bake slowly for one hour and a-half, or until tender. To serve, place the meat on a dish with the onion on the top. Thicken and flavour the gravy and pour round. Garnish with small pieces of cauliflower or any other vegetable in season.

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Damascus Swords. A Horrible Legend. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Damascus Swords. I A Horrible Legend. The following recently appeared in the " Illustrated Carpenter and Builder" A manuscript, lately discovered, gives in detail the method employed in making the famous Damascus blades. The man ner., of tempering is almost too horrible to relate. "Let the high dignitary furnish an Ethiop of fair frame," the description runs, "and let him be bound down, shoulders upward, upon the block of the god Bal-hal, his arms fastened underneath with thongs, a strap of goat skin over iiis back, and wound twice around the block, his feet close together, lashed to a dowel of wood, and his head and neck projecting- over and beyond the block. Then let the master workman, having cold-hammered the blade to a smooth and thin edge, thrust it into the tire of cedar wood coals, in and out, the while reciting the prayer to the god Bal-ha.l, until the steel be of tile colour of the red of the rising sun when lie comes up over the desert toward the east, and then with a qui...

Publication Title: Muswellbrook Chronicle, The
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Errors in Parliamentary Reporting [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Errors ill Parliamentary Reporting " Some Humours o£ Parliamentary Reporting," in " Maeniillan's Magazine," contains many of the brightest pieces of reading lately seen in the monthly peri odicals. Among the many stories told arc two of Mr. Swift MacNeill. He figures in a very amusing case of mis hearing in the Reporters' Gallery. He once complained of having been roughly treated by the constabulary while at; tending some evictions in his constitu ency in Donegal. " But," said' the hon ourable member, "I took measures to •put a stop to this conduct. Whenever I was hustled or knocked about by a policeman, I simply chalked him, and by that means was able to identify him afterwards." This was rendered : " Whenever I was hustled or knocked about by a policeman I simply choked him." Another 'Irishman, when called to order by the Speaker, resumed his speech in these words : " Mr. Speaker, with all due deference to your ruling," and was reported as having said, "Mr. Speaker, with regard to...

Publication Title: Muswellbrook Chronicle, The
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Increase of Nervousness. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Increase of Nervousness. We are getting- over nervous in our temperament ; and, unless we take life and its duties and responsibilities more placidly, we shall soon become an effete, emasculated race. This at least is what the professors are telling us, though it is comforting to find that they do not entirely agree among themselves on the matter. Professor W. ISrb, of Heidel berg, in a recent address, ascribes this growing nervousness to the increased use of machinery and labour-saving Inven tions, which have largely replaced man; increasing wealth, and rendered com munication easy. . In science, in litera ture, in art there has been development, and with it an Incapacity for restful pleasures — rushing from change to change, as the only, alternative to work.: With overwork cartie overcrowding ; alcohol and tobacco were iised in greatly increased quantities ; while railway tra velling and its nerve-jarring motion still" further tended to nervousness. The total effect of all has bee...

Publication Title: Muswellbrook Chronicle, The
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Warlike Playthings. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

-.Warlike Playthings. :Tlie.'very playthings In Japan have now a warlike character. The " Japan Mail" says that even the game of chess is trans formed, the figures being painted clay Images representing- Japanese and Chin ese soldiers of various ranks. A long line of mechanical toys, either of tin or. wood, by turning a crank or by simple clockwork, are made to show Chinese combatants in a large variety of unen viable positions, sometimes* pursued by Japanese troopers, who make terrific sweeps with sword or l:tnce in a stately see-saw ; or prisoners caught by • their queues and trying to avoid the rising and falling blades. Clay figures repre senting Chinamen pleading for mercy are used as paper-weights or desk orna ments. In another bit of mechanism a Japanese war ship is gradually closing with a Chinese vessel. The latter Is struck, her flag comes down with a rush, and the doomed vessel sinks beneath the wild tin waves. A fortress is shown with Japanese soldiers storming it. A fav...

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Chocolate Buns. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Clmr.nlfl.fft Unna. Ingredients: Four ounces each of caster sugar, butter, and chocolate, two and a hrilt* ounces of flour, three eggs, and a few drops' ot vanilla essence. First grate the chocolate, and place it in the oven just to'heat through, beat the', but ter and sugar to a cream, add the yolks of eggs and chocolate. Then sift the (lour into the cake mixture and flavour with -vanilla, lastly, add the well-beaten whites of eggs. Pour this mixture into greased bun tins and bake quickly. If ••you have scalded or Devonshire" cream to use, split open each bun, spread! it with, cream, and press together again so as to form a sandwich. The same recipe 'may-be' used for a large cake, and then, baking powder should be added. ^

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Queen Mab Biscuits. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Queen Mab Biscuits. These, like all biscuits* are popular at afternoon receptions. Put four ounces of blanched swc-et almonds into a mortar, with six ounces of caster sugar ; add a little oral.je-flower water, and sufficient yelk of egg to form all into a stiff paste. Koli out very thin and cut with-.a fancy cutter. Bake in a very slow oyen, and when cold ornament with a stiff icing, on which chopped pistachio nut is scattered;

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Stewed Apples. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Stewed Apples. Peel and core seven or eiglit small apples, place tliem in syrup, and stew gently till soft, '■ turn Ins occasionally so that they are'cooked through. The syrup should be made oflialf-a-pound of loaf sugar, the juice of two lemons, enough lemon rind to flavour", and -simmer'.till thick. Serve the apples cold on a glass dish.

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Sweet Bread Roll. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

Sweet Bread Koll. for bread and butter is very superior to ordinary bread, and may be made into a large loaf, or small rolls, as desired. Take one pound of .bakers' dough, and knead into it one and' a-lialf ounce of butter, two- ounces of sugar, and a beaten egg. Bake in a moderate oven. '

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The Science of Palmistry. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

The Science ol* Palmistry. People are'sceptical of tTTe value of palmistry, said Chciro, m a recent lec^; lure, only because' it has not been put before- them in a logical manlier. But the hand is truly the ledger of life. ' It: lias been studied for the light it throws upon-the character and 1 he-soul in every civilised country and time. ^ ; The science of :pn.lhiistry was invented by the Hindus, the same people who dis covered the procession of the equinoxes. From them it. spread .westward arid east ward to China, Thibet, l-kirsia, Egyjvt, and Greece. Whatever art seemed good to the philosophers of Greece weinaybe sure is worth our attention. Coming to the scientific aspect of the art, we find that, the hand is the imme diate servants-wnf the.bra in. Sir "Charles Bell, the great. English surgeon, said that it corresponded in its suitability and motion to the endowment, of the mind. Mcissner, in 1853, found that; there existed in the hand innumerable tactile corpuscles, running in ...

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The Sketeher. Character in the Eyes. Good and Bad Shapes and Colours. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

The Sketclier. Character in the Eyes. Good and !5:ul Shapes and €olom\s. No feature admits of so many varia tions in size, shape, and expression us tiie eye, because the passions, the spirit, the most elementary, as well as com plex, emotions of the soul are reliectecl in the eye despite the most subtle: arti fice of the cleverest actor. The mouth is a telltale also, but tliemout.li may in; concealed by a growth of hair in men, and the compressed lips, accompanying a tremendous ...■.■effort, of self-con-, trol, will even in women some times ballle the- would-be reader, but a - student of ■ :physiognomy, cannot only tell the lending .characteris tics of a man by his eyes, but frequently his calling; or profession. . Thus the glance of-the actor will be totally diffe rent from that of a man of business, a scientist,or a schoolmaster. An army man is easily distinguishable. We need no expert to tell us ol! the proximity: of the- habitual criminal, for he ever - lias the shifting, easily...

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A Reported Cure for Jealousy. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

A Reported Cure for. Jealousy. How many times lias not the torture of the green-eyed monster caused some unhappy man or woman to echo Mac beth's despairing' cry, " Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased.?" But now comes Dr. Maurice. de Fleury, a French physician, who assures us that jealousy Is a disease-which he can cure. The-jealousy is the early stage of that common form of insanity in which a man is subject to the hallucination of being followed by enemies. True jealousy is never the result of know-, ledge, but of doubt. The jealous man suspects ; he does not know—and his suspicious, weak state of mind Is the very thing to foster his jealousy. The jealous man, says Dr.; Fleury, has always a brain that Is insufficiently nourished, and this can be met by stimu lants arid nutritives. Take a man who Is unreasonably jealous and give him ;sometlilng to eat, arid he will probably after talk things over; rationally. Ac cording to the doctor, all jealous persons have sensible interva...

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No Time to Faint. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 February 1898

No Time to Faint. The following story is of an Irish girl, whose'love enabled lier not only to live in the lonely Chicago lighthouse, but to save her husband at. the expense of great suffering. This Ciiicago light is at a place called the " Crib," two. miles out ■ iiv the lake, and surmounts the massive, masoury, at the entrance to the tunnel which, receives the'wait".' supply of the city. One day in early winter-the keep er-was'obliged to go on shore for sup plies. A sudden storm prevented his immediate return.; but lie had no fear that the lights would be allowed to go out in his absence. Two or three days later, when [the ' tempest had abated, though the waves still ran liigh. lie made his way towards home as best lie could. His wife was ready at the window of the tower, and drew up his little cargo with a rope, which she lowered agaiiv for him. At that moment his boat was swept out from under his feet. Slowly and riiore slowly lie was drawn up, till finally: lie was at the windo...

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