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THE "GENTLE ANGLER." [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
THE ' GENTLE ANGLER.' Aee anglers apathetic as well as ' gentle?' They are certainly not in the old world. In England there are numberless societies formed to protect the rights of amateur fishermen, and to secure good sport and healthy recreation ; but here we have no such body, although, judging by the large numbers who go a-fishing, there is ample scope. A letter in our last issue, advo cating the formation of an amateur fishing association, and, suggesting a rough out line of its advantages, is worthy of the attention of those interested in the delight ful sport. We would suggest that the writer of the letter should consult one or two well-known fishing men, and then call a meeting, with the object of forming an association. We think it would not bo a difficult matter to induce the Minister for Lands, who is noted for his partiality for this sport, to be the first president, and, under such auspices, it should quickly become well established.
IT WOULD BE A BIG DRAW. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
IT WOULD BE A BIG DRAW. Will Sir George Dibbs aud Mr. Reid kindly arrange that Parliamentary cricket match in aid of the distressed unemployed ? It would draw better than tv circus, parti cularly if Sir George undertook to bowl ueorge Houston, sir ileury ±*arkes as one of the umpires would boa great attraction, and the Council might bo induced to lend the Hon. John Lucas as the other umpire. Seriously, there is no reason why a Parlia mentary match — Ministerialists v Oppo sition — should not be arranged for the object indicated. Both sides would then be able to truthfully claim to have done something for the people.
OUR CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
OUR CIVIL SERVICE GO3I3IISSION. As some considerable time must elapse be fore the Civil Service Commission — which, judging by common report, is likely to be a rather expensive body — presents its re port, and as its inquiry is not likely to be particularly effective without BuiLuuiuB, »u iiitvo msoivtiu co nave a Sunday Times Commission. The various departments will be dealt with by our special commissioner, who has the re quisite knowledge, and is capable of pre senting to the public a clear aud compre hensive view of the state of the Civil Service. His firBt article appears to-day. In this connection we may remark that communications -from Civil servants who desire to see honest reform are invited. Correspondents hardly need an assurance from us that their confidence will be respected.
A METROPOLITAN COUNTY COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
A METROPOLITAN COUNTY COUNCIL, It seems now evident that the proposal first mooted in the columns of the Sunday Times for the establishment of a County Council for the better government of the city and suburban municipal area is likely to receive the serious consideration of the local councils within the metropolitan dis trict. The question has been already before the City Council, which has referred it to a committee to report upon, and recently the Strathfield Council has also been considering: the subject, with the result that a ten tative scheme haa been drafted for submission to the other bodies inte rested, with a view of urging it upon the attention of the Colonial Secee tahy. * # # The resolution of the Strathfield Council is based strictly upon the lines of the Sunday Times scheme, and advocates the creation of a County Council to supersede the Water and Sewerage Board, tbe Transit Com mission, and the City Improvement Board. It is suggested that it should have control over...
GIVE MOTHERS A CHANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
GIVE MOTHERS A CHANCE. There is one thing very noticeable on all holidays in Sydney, and that is the faithfal self-sacrificing attach ment of parents to their children. This applies more particularly to the mothers, but paterfamilias is also very much in evidence assisting to drag along the little ones and the lunch baskets from home to tram. and. ftwim tram to boat, or train as the case may be. . The whole family are of course out for pleasure ; but it is difficult to realise how they succeed in securing 'a happy day' under such unpro pitious circumstances. It is occasionally pitiful on holiday evenings to note while lingering at ferry jetty or tram waiting'- place, tired mothers with sleeping babea in their arms, ' Johnnies ' and Sissies' hanging to their skirts, and pionio baskets carried somehow — how, is often a puzzle — the children cross and sleepy, and the parents' temper pretty well worn out, and their strength with it. Those people who find it quite difficult enough to wre...
NOTES AND COMMENTS. DISTINGUISHED DEADHEADS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
NOTES AND COMMENTS. DISTINGUISHED DEADHEADS. With that want of reverence for sacred things so characteristic of Australians, there is always a lot of impertinent curiosity manifested in connection with the issue of free passes to distinguished visitors. To some extent Australians have doubtlesB inherited that overpowering sentiment or aiiectioit wiuu wmcu anguBn mon are said to regard a lord, and so long as the tree favors of the Eailway Commis sioners were restricted to real live members of the British peerage, we should, no doubt, all be perfectly ready to acquiesce in ttiafe particular method of greasing the fat pig, or, more politely speaking, carrying out the scriptural sentiment that to him who hath shall be given. Still, this particular description of hereditary legislator is yet a comparatively rara avis on Australian soil, and notwithstand ing all the advantages conferred by the fast and magnificent ocean steamships which now ply to our shores, the lords who have done us th...
A LADIES' QUARREL. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
A LADIES' QUARREL. An essentially feminine squabble has occurred at Bathurst, \7hi0h haa formed the subject of columns of type in the shape of accusations and ex planations in the local Press. It appears that a ladies' cricket match was played at the City of the Plains on Boxing Day between a local team and one hailing from Lithgow, and the latter have been com plaining of the manner in which they were entertained, and that their opponents did not go to see them off in the train. A champion of the local ladies has, however, written to a Bathurst paper, denying the soft impeachment, asserting that the Lithgow damsels had a perfectly gorgeous time, that they were driven to the cricket ground in a sociable, had three players lent to them to complete their team, a splendid dinner given them, and, last but not least, that after the ball — we mean after the match — several of the Bathurst ladies spent the evening with them at their hotel. A veil is drawn over the proceedings at the hotel,...
GOLD FOSSICKERS AND THE HOLIDAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
GOLD FOSSICKERS AND THE HOLIDAYS. It seems rather extraordinary that the Sydney unemployed Bhouid postpone mak ing an effort to obtain a living until the holiday season terminated! Yet from of ficial reports this appears to be the case. It is reported that '? now that the Christ mas holidays are over, the number of the unemployed, who desire to be sent fossick ing for gold is rapidly mounting up to the level wheih prevailed two or three months ago.' It is difficult to see why the unem ployed should prefer to remain homeless and penniless iu Sydney during the holiday season in preference to trying their luck at the earliest opportunity at gold fossicking. Judging by the fact that there are no cries of distress from the small army of men who have been assisted to the country to search for the precious metal, one would think that the workless would be glad to seize tho first chance in that direction. That there are many who are not so disposed is not an agreeable fact for those genuine...
A MOMENTOUS QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
A MOMENTOUS QUESTION. Theee is no doubt that several important questions of political, social, and religious consequence have been before the public of late, but for a real stirring subject, cal culated to shake society to its foundations, perhaps there has been nothing in our time to equal the controversy which is now arising relative to tha most suitable coa» tume for adoption by lady cyclists. A morning paper mentions the interesting fact that 'a leading authority on fashion in Melbourne advises lady cyclists to wear Norfolk jackets, pretty neat vests, short skirts edged with leather, such as was donned by Miss Nellie Stewart in the recent production of Sir William Robin son's ' Predatoros,' full knickerbockers, and last, not least, gaiters. The solemn advice that is given with regard to the fit of these last-named garments, the terrible consequences (vividly pourtrayed) of wearing ill-made or ill-fitting gaiters, are confirmation strong ' that Melbourne's athletic maidens have t...
THOSE GRAIN DUTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
THOSE GRAIN DUTIES. The Premier must by this time have realised the inconvenience of making pro mises. He has had, doubtless much to his own chagrin, and to the expressed indignation of some of his Press supporters, to reruse to remove the grain duties till September next, in order to re deem a pledge given to a rural meeting when untrammelled by tho responsibilities of office. Under tho circumstances the v.-ordB of Ophelia may fairly apply : — Do not, as Bomo ungraoions pastors do, Show me the steep und thorny way to Heavon, Whilst like a puff'd find reokle6s libertine Himsolf the primrose path of dalliance treads, And reckB not his own Eeid.
THE WORLD OF [?] TATTERSALL'S CUP. Blarneystone Carries Off the Big Event INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH AT ADELAIDE. The Englishmen at Ballarat. SAILING AND ROWING. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
III TATTEBSALL'S CUP. Blaraeystone Carries Off the Big Event. IBTEECOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH AT ADELAIDE. The Englishmen at Ballarat. I* v . SAILING AND ROWING. A pony meeting will be held at Canterbury ?.ParJconTnesday. j Entries for the V.B.C. Newmarket Handi cap and Australian Cup will close to-morrow. Each is a fixed stake of 750 sovb. 1 The famous American letter from the pen Of W. W. Naughton will appear in next . 'Wednesday's issue of the Referee. ?' Entries for the Rosehill race meeting, to take place on Saturday, January 19, must be made with the secretary to-morrow before 5 ?o'clock. \ The Kensington Clnb will resume operations on Thursday next when a race meeting will be held. A large entry has been received, and the weights will be declared to-morrow. ' Mr. Sam Fielder was lucky in getting Sjlachmist back after his win in the Selling Race yesterday at £26. The clnb funds Benefited to the extent of the sura named. Messrs. W. Kerr and Sons turned out a pplendid medal for the ...
EPSOM RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
EPSOM RACES. The Epsom Baoes attracted a fair attendance. The weather waa fine. HTJBDLE EACE— l*mile. CoHstream, lOst 31b (Edge) ? , u. 1 Buke of Kent, lOst (Ferguson) ? ... 2 Umslopagaas, lOst (Wise) ? 3 Other starters : Solomon, Sly-day, Eeooup. Betting : 2 to 1 v Duke of Kent, 8 to 1 Umslopogaas, 4 to 1 Ooldstream. Won by two lengths. Time, 2min 57Jsec. EPSO1I HANDICAP— 5 furlonga. Tassy, Set 91b (Brown) ? 1 Fusee, Sst (Thomson) ? 2 Disparity, 9st 91b (C. Robson) ... .,, ... 3 Other starters : Erl King, Botany Bay, Velvet, Playboy, Harvest King, Nellie. Betting: 7 to 4 v Tassie, 7 to 2 Erl King, 6 to 1 Botany Bay, Dis parity, or Fusee. Won by a head. Time, lmin 4Jseo. STEEPLECHASE— 2 miles. Tho Indian, 12s t 21b (Robertson) ? ... 1 Mirabilis, list 51b (Mr. Allan) ? 2 Trio, lOst. lib (Kennedy) ? 3 Other starters : Shnndon, Canning Tommy, Fire boll;, Opposition, First Arrow, Hard Up, Marine, Betsy. Betting : 2 to 1 v Opposition, 6 to 1 Indian and Hard Up, 7 to 1 Cunning Tommy and M...
OUR TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
OUR TELEPHONE* Hello ! Switch us on to the Melbourne line. We want Stoddart, please. Righto ! Call now. Is that Mr. Stoddart ? Oh— very well, then. How do you feel after the match? Proudest moment of my life, sir ! H'm ! It is a win the merit of which cannot be dis puted this time, thank God. Well, that's comforting ! The remarkable theories to explain yonr previous victory were very tiring. But are there no excuses to be made by Blackham, Giffen and Co. on this occasion ? Well. I have heard of a few, of course; but nothing like last match. No wet wicket r There was a bit of that, but fortunately it was our side th^t had the worst of the wicket. H'm ! That's awkward for the apologists ! But, let's aeo — oh ! We have it ! You were in suoh a long time iu your .socond innings that ' the wicket crumbled.' Is not that a good enough peff to hang our defeat on? It's bettor than none, certainly. But, per sonally, I don't think it amounts to much. But did not Lockwaod spoil the pitoh by runn...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
HEBE AND THERE. The Government have many deaths to answer for at Wyalong. Sunday Tihes Civil Service Commission, First section of the report to-day. Mr. Russell's forecast for to-morrow :— Weather fine and cool, and nleasant. Sydney is already the queen city of the south, Mr. Mayor— and don't you forget ib i Twenty-five shillings each for turkeys iu London should stimulate our poultry farmers. A sensational serial story will be com= menced in the Sunday Tihes shortly. The professional members of the English cricket team each receive J230O and ex penses. Natives of Rotorua, New Zealand, boU their Christmas puddings in the hot springs. A hundred years ago— 1794— the whita population of Australia and Norfolk Island was 4414. The first theatre was built in Sydney almost a hundred years ago — in 1796. It cost .£100. Every man, woman, and child on Norfolk Island was suffering from influenza during December. Several solidarity members are deeply disappointed at not being offered the newly-...
A CUNNING WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
A CUNNING WOMAN. They had been a week married. ' Char^t), my darling,' she whispered, stftudin^xtfil her toes, her lips bo close, bo vory.olose- to his ; ' say, Charlie, are you quite, quite happy ? Is there anything I can do to pleaso you ? Mind yon tell the truth to your own wife.' Viiarne iuukuu itiumuuiy a.o u«r, wuiisl buo continued, in her sweetost manner, 'I have bought you such a delightful present. Here it is,' and, at tho name moment, she produced a small parcel, in a moat amusing manner. ' They are all Cavour Cigars. I paid Is for a box of eight. I know they won't do you the least harm, for tho doctor usod to tell my dad that they were the bast cigars out, being light and aromatic ; and ho himself never smoked anything but ij'rossard's Cavour.' Charlie an hour afterwards had to acknowledge that his wife waa a gem, aud had undoubtedly dis covered tho brand of brands of cigars.'
LILLIE BRIDGE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
L1LLIE BRIDGK EACES. There was a Tery good attendance at Lillie Bridge last night, when a Pedestrian Handicap and two Pony Eaces were run through For suspicious practises the pony Mabel, owner, and jockey were disqualified for three months. The following aro the results : — 100TDS PEDESTEIAN HANDICAP. W. Pearson, 21Jydg ? 1 Other starters in final : L. Mor3h 20yds, J. Hart 24Jyds, J. Young 25yds. Betting : 6 to 4 v Hart or Pearson, 2 to 1 Young. Won by six inches. PONY HANDICAP (13.0 to 13.0£)— 5 furlongs. Mr. A. W. Horton's Dorothy, 7st 31b (Purnell) 1 Other starters : Murmur lOst 71b, Galatea 9st 71b, Hydrogen Sst 101b, Hester 7st 91b, Mayday 7et. Betting : Evens Dorothy, 2 to 1 v Hester, 4 to 1 others. Won by a. length from Hydrogen. Time, lmin ISsec. BRIDGE HANDICAP (13.1* to 13.2*1— -i furlongs. First Heat.— Mr. F. McCarthy's Vandah, 9st 101b (Smith), 1. Other starters: Theresa 9s t 21b, Mabel 8st 51b, Lizzie 8st 21b, Nellie Gray 7st 101b. B«tting : G to 4 v Vandah, 2 to 1 Ther...
ROWING. BALMAIN ROWING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
ROWING-. BALMAIN BOWING CLUB. The committee of the Balnjam Rowing (Jlub held a meeting on Thursday night at Dick's Hotel, Mr. S. J. Porter (captain) in the chair. Regatta busi ness was chiefly considered. The open raco (trophies value 5 giiinoaB) was altered from Junior to Maiden Fours, as it had been ascertnined that the latter would produce a larger field. Tho entries for the abovo will close on the 25th inst. (the day before Anniversary Beuatta). Entrance fee, 10s per crew. Course : From Eodd Island to club's shed (1J mile). Members races arranged were : Handicap Single Sculls (entries close 20th) ; Maiden Fours, for which a sub-committee was appointed to arrange the crews (entries closo 13th ) ; Junior Double Sculls, Senior Pairs, and Trial Eights (entries close 2'th). Mr. 1?. Schultz was appointed sola handi capper for the Skiff Eacs: A treat for lads under the age of 17 is shortly to be decided in pleasure boats (handicap). The event will take place on the waters of Iron Cove,...
SAILING NOTES. THE OLD AUSTRALIAN. Intercolonial Races - Johnstone's Bay Sailing Clnb-18-footer Championship Race-Ruby the Winner-East Sydney Sailing Club -Young Harry a Winner-Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's General Handicap-Won by Wyvern. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
SAILING HWTES. THE OLD AUSTRALIAN. Intercolonial Races — Johnstone's Bay Sailing Clnb— 18-footer Championship Ilace— Rnby (he Winner— East Syd- ? ney Sailing Clnb— Young Harry a Winner— Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's General Handicap— Won by Wyvorn. (By ' Weather-Eye.') A fine programme of entertainment is being arranged for the regalement of our Inter colonial visitors, and I learn that it will in clude picnios, smoke concerts, theatre parties, and a banquet. As sailing is conducive to large appetites, the caterers will have a busy time in the near future. The next regular meeting of tho Sydney Amateur Sailing Club will bo held 'at Aaron's Exchange Hotel, Sydney, on Tnesday, tho 8th instant, at 8 p.m. A meeting of the owners of small rating boats will be held at tbe samo place, and on the same evening, at 7.30. lu my paragraph last week relating to tbe Toronto Regatta, held at Lake Macquarie on Boxing Day, through being misinformed, I stated that tho 18-footers' Handicap, as well as...
HORDERN BROS.' NEW YEAR'S SALE [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
HOBDEKN- BROS.' NEW TEAE'S SALE Commencing to-morrow (Monday) at their fine premises, 203-11 Pitt-streot, is, they say, to bo the event of the New Year. Yesterday afternoon the assistants in each department wore busy arranging and marking down tho prices of all articles so that, to use the words 01 the firm s advertisement, any lady or gentleman who cannot be satisfied at our sale must be the greatost wonder of the age.' Everything in ladies', gentlemen's, boyB' and girls' attire is at Salo price, and aa first come first served is everywhere the rule, intending visitors should make a start to-morrow morning. Herb. Fiefcch contributes an amusing sketch entitled ' A Sydney Journalist,' on page 2. A land of gossips is China. Anyone can go anywhere in that country. To shut the door is a bad sign, as it moans that something is going on in the house whioh the owner does not wish the public to know about. Every Chinaman feels himself entitled to know all about tho affairs of his neighbors....
PIGEON SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 6 January 1895
PIGEOX SHOOTING. The second competition for the Spring Cup took place at the N.S. \V. Gun Club Grounds, Botany, on Friday, January 4, 1895, aud resulted in a leg-infor Mr. A. W. Eales, who shot with a Purdy gan. Following were the scores : — . A. W. Ealea, 27yds ? 1111111110111111—15 Leg-in. P. Duflot,28yds ? ... 1111111110111111—15 F. M. Clements, 26yds ... 111111011 —8 P. Glenister, 27yds ? 1100 ' —2 H.Gorrett, 22yds ? 00 ?— 0 Sweepstakes. No. 1.— Divided by Messrs. Glenister and Clements, with 2 kills. No. 2.— Divided by Messrs. Duflot and Bales, with 4 kills. No. 3.— Divided by Messrs. Clements and Gleuister, with S kills. No. 4. — Divided by Messrs. Clemonts and Eales, witli 7 kills. No. 5. — Divided by Messrs. Clements and Eales, with 3 kills. No. G.— Divided by Mossrs. Clements and Daflot, with 4 killB. No. 7. — Divided by Messrs. Clements and Glenister, with 2 kills. No. 8. — Divided by Messrs. Gorrett and Eales, with 3 kills. No. 9.— Divided by Messrs. Clements and Eales, w...