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School of Arts. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
atetaool of Arts. A MKETiiro of th) committee of the above institution was held thereat on Friday, the 14th instant, when there were present, Messrs W. Yabsley (President) in the ohair, W. A. Noble. W. J. M'Aughey, W. L. Murphy, H. S. Fergusson, A. H. Yabsley (Treasurer)^ and the Seoretary. The minutes of the previous committee meeting were read and confirmed. The following accounts were passed for payment Geo. Jefferies, catering for ball, £4 3s fid; Secretary's expenses, Ss fid— £4 6s lOd.
Coraki Jockey Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
Coraki Jockey Clab. A meeting of the committee of the above olub was held at Nolan's Tattersall's Hotel on Wednesday evoning last. ' Present, Messrs. W. Yabsley (in the ohair), E. W. Bentley, T. Brandon, F. Clifford, J. White, O. Stamford, and the Secretary. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The following aooounts were passed for payment: — Kelleway and Son, priuting, &o , £3 12s 6d ; B. Fage and Co., do., £4 10s; L. F. Benaud, do., £15 lie; T. Peroy, cartage, Ac., £2 2s ; A. Yabsley, ticket taker, £2 ; J. Olaffey, bellringing, As ; 0. Stamford, advertising, 18s ; O. and B. Examiner, £1 6s ; T. Nolan, lunohoons, £7 lis; Lismore Band, £10; Seoretary, telegrams, £l Is; W. Gollan, commission, £1 10s ; W. Yabsley, half -share of privi leges, &o., £46 6s 9d. The meeting then closed.
Brief Mention. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
Brief Mention. Tenders for Coraki Court-house close on 8th February. 104 in the shade in Melbourne ; 244 in Coraki. St. Mary's Convent Sohool, Lismore, re opened on Monday lust. Casino butchers soil beef at 3d; 2} at tho blook. General entries for Lawrenoe J. C. Races oIoho to-morrow night Look out for the Wyrailah sports on the 29th. Band on the oourse on Wednesday. Ball in tho evening. A mooting, at Casino deoided that the timber trade required protecting. Although not exactly in aoeord with the purpose of the meeting, a Mr. Wheeler very pertinently suggested ' that the Government bo petitioned to supply a tug at the Heads free of cost, as the present system of towage was a great tax upon shipowners, and oau-od a high rate of freight to be maintained.' Mr. White started his boiling-down estab lishment again yesterday. England's fighting strength is 200, 785 men. Halfway House for sale to-morrow. D. W. Munro's Dairy Farm sales on Wed nesday. Stamford's blood stook saleB on 29th. Lo...
Retrenchment. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
Retrenchment. If ever Mr. Copeland, late Minister for Lands, deserved well of his country he certainly must have earned its gratitude by the prompt measures taken by him in his department to curtail some and abolish other useless and extravagant expenditures, more partioulariy relating to the travelling expenses of officers. Mr. Copelliind commenced by knocking off £100 * year which the Surveyor General, who is stationed in Sydney, was drawing annually for forage allowance. District surveyors' equipment allowance of £230 each per annum has been abolished, as the duties of their office preclude the possibility of their spending the amount for the purpose for which the sum was granted. District and salaried surveyors' allowances are reduced by £74 each per annum, and town surveyors' allowances are reduced from £108 per annum to £52. 'Chairmen of the Local Land Boards who have feeen luxuriating on 30s a day travelling expenses must now be satisfied with 15s, and conditional purchase in...
Maize as a Crop, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
.iIAVIiftSiae : Mr. Angus' ' Macicay,:!' instructor ins Agriculture, -jyho passed. through Coraki; c-i route for Sydney')' and;';w,hose iriipor-; tapt engagements in other pliices piefcluded the;pos8ibility of his lecturing' here, delivered tlie following interesting, lecture lii'.ihe School of Jtrts 'Grafton,: apt) foir the-:?behetit of ourV-readersj wej repl-odup6 it;ifrom th.e;|cqium9S ofivtlie GiarcncepESaininer. '??.% V- : r- ? Mr. itackay, in his opening reniaiks, first referji^d^to the':; character : of soils,' and staticd-that the -Board of; Technical Ed uciition _waa..fllftli.iug.'_a , . co]iecti.on'! of the different- soils of the. polony, which they were getting analysed.' There werei lOp^diflereutt.-samplps. .of ,,spU : qollected 'carefutly'Bylnihself, of wlncK'atio'ut 50 or 60;;were, already analysed, but it was expected the whole' Would shortly be ,CQniplpt£^,-and. the insults made . ^kiwwn. It was .a'^lpw process analysing each ' in its component parts, _and it was im...
Correspondence. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RICHMOND RIVER HERALD. [The Editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents.] [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
Correspondence i TO IBS BBITOB OF THE RICHMOND BIVEB SEKALD. [The Editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents.] - dm, — For some time past I have been expecting to hear of our loeal butchers redudug the prioe of beef, but up till the present nothing of the kind has been done. The present is one of the finest seasons ever expenenced on the Jtticumond for fat stook ; beef is extremely low in price, and the cry is ' What shall we do with our fat cattle f ' ' Lismore and Wyrailah have been selling for some time at 3d per lb, and Casino is now selling at 2), and in the face of all this our butohers still keep up the old rate, 3£. By all means Mt tnem have a fair profit, but at the same time the general public should share the benefits of this glorious season of plenty. I certainly fail to see why the people of Coraki should pay a penny per lb more for beef than other towns on the river. Homing our butchers will take this gentle reminder in the spirit...
Gazette Notifications. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
? Oazc(tC-'li'btlllcailoii8. I The foliowing' C6hditionAl Pifrclinsos liave .be.en gazetted ns valid : — -Robert jSich'olkih,' : '90 :r:i6i.-e'si' Bexliill '; /SVilliiim NVobdfordi, ' Acres, j'llileyj ' H6nry M'Donongh, -10; ^icr'es, Piin Uco. ,, j 1-1 ncresO- roods- ? J 1 perches, within Jtlio village' ? t-f' ? Tintenbmv have'' , lieen reserved from salo for caiupingaud' other public purpqses ? : ' 3 acrps iiG porches, and 1 acre 2 roods 1 4 pprclies',' ' ' Witliin' ' ' .the . .'villagp, of Tintenbar, have '.lieen reseryqd fron^ salo for public -purposes. ? ??!.. -V About 5- ncrea,- -within the vlllag|o of Coolooop (TWiifid' River), hayq been reserved frorii] §ij|p pnUlic buildings. 7 aci'es 3.roods-20. pcr.chcs, .withini.the village; -jf 'Tintenbar,- have: been1 reserved from sale for a Iptiltry; ; . ; 70 acrp?, ' .county' of' Rous,, .parish o£ Ballina,' have .been, reserved as a site for o ,.;n„«k ? : .» 1 aqre 3' r6b'd^,' within tlio village of Tintenbai;,' ]tias .' beeii reserv...
Sporting Mems. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
Sporting Mem*. I The Tweed River Joekey Club raoes will be | held at Murwillumbah on the 9th and 10th Fobruary. The two Mattersons are open to row any two men in the oolony in beat and best boats. At the finish of the Maiden Raoe, at the Christohuroh meeting, Mason, who waa riding Nippor, orushod Wranglor on tho rails, ana then ensued the speotaoleof Smith (Wranglers jookey), laying his whip with all his might about Mason's shoulders as the pair rode past tho stand. Enid has jeen soratohed for the Lawrenoe Haudtoap to be ran on the 26th. The weights for the Lawrenoe J. Club Handioap are aa follows Levi 9-6, Enid 8, Uproarious 7*13, Knight Errant 7-11, Agate 7-10, Azalea 7-9, Zellah 7-7, Inniskillen 7-4, Sontence 7-3, Lopez 6-12, Ramornie 6-7, Aroanus 6-4. Leopold 6-2. (By Telegraph) — Two-Year-old Handioap : Omagh 8-2, Stranger 7-10, Irolando 6-7, Olivo's bay oolt 6-7, Vixen 6-4, Protor 6-4. Railway Handioap : Gladi ator 9 0, Arabi 7-9, Navigator 7-7, Omagh 7-4, The Bard 7-3, Strang...
Small Farms. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
: Hmiill FurniM. , ; ? I Thk following is abridged from a icoturd' delivered by' Sh-plum,'Gureton,i . oSi J Oali- '? fornia, (o a .Victorian audienco !, Eighty acres of good land is.. 'fully ii' competency: t'pr an ordinary ; family j to; properly care for. Eighty acros, propbrly plantod arid cultivated, will bo 'ti constant rpvenuo, and the land can bo made ( to ( increase rapidly iu valiio. This method has made Prance' suoh'-'fa prosperous nation., Thp man, who properly cultivates his orchard or 'small farin will bo bcttefc off in 'comfort ;tnd prosperity than, tho great lords of the soil who leave their hinds' undeveloped. 'When the day of small holdings, comos,: yillagos, schools,' churches, and. all tho. moral 'influences, appliances, and ' ; ad viuicement of - high civilisation will smile throughout tilt? land. A recent, .writor iii ? Ainei'iea - has 'siiidj '' A. community 'of sinall fanners is a thrifty community. ? 'These1 'build ?' up tlio State, give it population, practi...
What Machinery Does. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
I ? j I H'hnt Maelilnerj' llocti. Tituuu are men still Hyin^and somo of them may bo-met with ,ort- tho1 streets of ;Gliicago to^day^ Vho remembdr-tho time when tlio tillioiVring classos 'Avoro in a cohipfii'ftti'Velyi'lholplOSy'CoilditiOQl .' :'.Clieyv lived jioorly ; wero awkwardly clothed/ , their garments. lof .the .coar^bst '.material, ;and - Avero co^tcnt with j-faro, limited. in quantity and m'eagro iii quality1.' Ill tho* sense in which 'wo to-duy. understand popular odu'eation, it was theti-unknown. Tho timo -of which wo speak does not extoiul back id'' a' period over; 65 or 70 years'' ago. Tho working man '-gaihed froni1 'the soil a 'scanty living, or toilod hard to produce it in ill-vontilatcd factories;- «itl«fl::*l-y ? the ?'rifdtfst tools aud devices,'; 'and i when- his wiso . ? fallows sought to 'lighten his task,:by'.'labi}ui'-' saving piachines ho'foiiglit against them, ' precisely as ' some, men ' dp to-diiy, and with, liia -_,pwn hands strciigtlwned t his shackles ...
Don't Leave the Farm. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 21 January 1887
Iloii't Xeave itife fiii^lu. ? One !of j 'i'ndicati6nsJdf ',-a !;.laml^;a|)le fault in our education. system is that it leads ycung .mon .tOb think .tliat '.there are easier and more- respectable. . ways ,«pf making a ' living than by following farming. This need not necessarily be sj. The.fact is.that'the chances of success in thecountrv arp.^reater than in.tjie. city. . The trouble is that few,' if anyy wij.h-heed advice. WiJ'h the boy see.ingys beleiving. A» a general thing no teachings will be listened to except those of experience. Prom statistics we learn that only .one otic of 'a hundrediti a pity fs kb'le to|lay up anything^ and* thit tho proportion wh'o' 1 'are ?' successful in saviiig. : a 'few hundred founds or iHorej 'does not exceed one out of every two thousand. If .pne halE qf.Jthp able-bodied; young ( men' and', young women in the city would leave it . itfi»d!'--go!' into . agricultural i pursuits; ?' no , legitimate branch of business would. Siifler.'-' We 'should h...
Death from Eating a Toad Fish. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
- Death from Eating a Toad Fish. A Chinaman's death, said to have been due to eating a poisonous fish, occurred near Newport, about 10 miles from Manly, on Sunday morning. It appears that two Mongolians, named Ah Wy and Ah Jim, have for about three months past been residing in a hut in the Ideality indicated, and that they have got a living by catching fish for their countrymen. On Saturday the two comrades stewed some fish, including It toad fish, for a meal, and they ate freely of it. An hour later they both became ill. Ah Jim, who suffered less than the other, at once set off for a European's house about a mile distant, with a view to procure 6ome medicine. He succeeded in obtaiuing medicine, and having taken some of it, carried a portion to his fellow-lodger, and administered it to him. The latter, however, soon afterwards died. Dr. Spofforth, of Sydney, viewed the body, and found nothing which would lead him to determine the cause of death.
Newcastle Customs Returns. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
Newcastle Customs Upturns. We are in a position to state (says the Newcastle Morning Herald) that the value of the imports from the local Custom House for 1886 amounted to £843,474. In 1885 the imports were £930,200. ,Thc imports therefore show a decrease of .286,726 for the year 1886, as compared with the previous year. The exports for 1886 amounted to £1,398,728. In 1885 the exports were .€1,927,626. The exports for 1886 therefore show a decrease of jSfi28,898, as compared with those, for 1885. The decrease for both exports and imports looks some what startling, but it is scarcely necessary to remind those having even a smattering of statistical knowledge that ' the imposition of the ad valorem duties has rendered the public explicit and accurate in their representations of values, a fact which will account for much of tlie discrepancy. , A decrease of over half a .million sterling in exports alone shows, however, how this port has shared in the general depression from which the c...
St, Mary's Cathedral. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
Mary's ('nthedral. j Cari-inai. Mora.*n) speaking in St. Mary's Cathedral , on Sunday, stated tli at on account of. the general depression Trtittv,. -which the whole colony suffered lust 'Ve;vr, it ' was found inexpedient to take any practical steps towards the nuieli wished for'1 completion of the ot nic^ui e, upon which already consider ably .over; £100,000 had been expended, but that now there was a return of prosperous times something definite would be done. The Cardinal intimated that the Cathedral works would probably be resumed at Easter, aud he urged an active, earnest, and united effort on the part of the Roman Cat holics of the whole, colony, express ing a hope that with the celebration of the centenary of the colony an important stage in the completion of St. Mary's wcjuld also be celebrated. The sum of .€180 was acknowledged as having been received by the honorary treasury before thf. meeting terminated. At a meeting in connection with the completion of St'. Mary's Cathe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
General Notices TO LET.— A Comfortable COTTAGE, m Bridgo-street, Coraki. For : par * ticulars applv to ; ClIAllLES STAM FORD, 1 Auctioneer. ? J) UBLIC, SCHOOL. BUNGAWALBYN -. TENDERS aro invited for, tho Erection of Public School Buildings at Butiga walbyn — to bo sent in to H. D. M'LolIarid, E.q., School Iuspoctor, Lismoro, not later than tlio otli February. - . .? -?'-Planand-Spo(!ifieati0ii--may.'bo-soou-on applicatioiv-to-Mr. E. M. D. Spriug. Public School;' Ooraki. , , - . Dressmaking, ladies' under clothiuy, and .Boys' Clothing. . Mrs. II. JOHNSON Bogs to notify to the inhabitauts of Coraki and , stirrbuuding' district, that, having secured the services of a first-class hand, she ia prepared to exfioute all orders entrusted to hor care, and hopes by turuiug out firsts-class work to receive a sharo of publio patronage. ?-oto tlio Address: — '' Mrs. H. JOHNSOX, ' . Noar Company's Wharf, Coraki. . 0ORAKI AMATEUR . TURF CLUb! A Spooiiil : .'Mooting, of. tho Mombers ? of tho abovo ...
The Flood on the Clarence. GRAFTON, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
The Flgod on the Clarence. [from our own correspondent.] GRAFTON, Thursday. The flood on Sunday last was higher by 14 inches at Grafton than has ever before been known, there being but littlo of tlio city which escaped inundation. Nearly all business places, stores' shops, offices, &c., in Prince-street woro submerged, many of them quite up to tlio eaves. Owing- to tho information received, however, as to tlio stato of tho river higher up, busiucss people liad taken the precaution to place the most of their goods abovo former flood marks, so that, with [but few exceptions, they calculate their losses loss by this flood than by that of 187G. Flood boats were plentiful, and woro continually plying through the streets in tho endeavour to rescue life, and in which they were vory successful. There aro only two persons known to be drowned up to tlio present timo. A half-caste named : Dick was drowned iu D ukc-street ' on Tuesday, and a lad named John Slattery on the same day while...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
'Amusements. ASTER H O L IDA Y FESTIVAL. VILLAGE FAIR, OLD ENGLISH SPORTS, FOOT RAGING, FANCY BAZAAR, and Great Art Union DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. Exhibition Grounds and Buildings, GRAFTON, CLARENCE RIVER, ON Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday IN EASTER/WEEK. Tho Greatest and most diversified EXHIBITION, SALE OF WORK, nnd DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES combinod with ATHLETIC and ENGLISH FAIR SPORTS over hold in Now South Walos. IN AID OF THE Cathedral Building and Org-ari l^unds. FIRST DAY.— EASTER MONDAY. The GROUNDS will bo thrown open at 10 a.m. Tho Out-door Amusements, under tho management of n special Stouts Committee, will include SHEFFIELD HANDICAP, and other FOOTRACING (see special advertisomont), MAY POLE, DANCING on the Green, including Highland Fling and Hornpipes, SWINGS, A crobatic Performances, SHOW BOOTHS, 1'UNCH AND JUDY, nnd other OLD ENGLISH FAIR SPORTS, &c., &c. The Exhibition Building will bo opened as a GREAT FANCY FAIR, OE BAZAAR, nt 11 a.m. ? The interior -...
River Steamers Time-Table. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
^jHWr^iranwrS /rime-Tnhle. TiiK-'ifollowiiift, ? t,imq-table is^. published; for ppiteral information, i i; Tlin'M^seneer'fenvos WoodbiirDj fpr:Lism$-rb ' ?''every looniing;1- returning,! to Wpodburn.in '?'tliW itfteriiobn ? 1 1 ; ... : ? Th-y Tri ton ' ? l'a voa : Corn ki : for iCasino .every, f 7'Mbhday-; 'Wednesday iand JJ?i'iday,. at 9 , n.m ; J0atl'd'! Cssino Coraki - every.- i/Tuesday, ?''TliiiiMdav; ntid-Satnrdhy. Fcnwick's stoiimpw leave Lisinpre for Bnllina, and' Ballina for.Lismore at 8.30 a.m. daily
Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 28 January 1887
IttiHcellancous. Great uneasiness is felt in Adelaido at tho sudden fall of .£4 in the Bank of South Australia stock on tho London market. Mr. II. M. Stanley, tho explorer, starts an expedition by way of tho Congo River, to rescuo Erniu Bey, who was left by tho late Goneral Gordon in charge of tho Equatorial provinces in the Soudan. Tho Lady Matilda, and tho Nana Creek Quartz Crushing . Company's batteries &c\, have been purchased by the West Fairfield Company. The Tasmanian Jockey Club havo decided that bookmakers shall pay a fee of ten guineas per year, and shall . also pay all fees to tho course. - Socotra, our latest acquisitisn, is an island in the Arabian Sea, situated about 150 miles E.N.E. of Cape Guardafui, the eastern extremity of Africa, iu the direct line of communication with India. Its length, east to west, is 82 miles, with a breadth of 20 miles. Tho area is com puted at 1 31g square miles. The popula tion of the island, which is chiefly nomadic, is estimated ...