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OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT'S LETTER. Sydney, August 1st, 1868. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
'OUR SPECIAL CORRgSPONDENT'SI LETTER. Sydney, August 1st, .1868. -STRANGE .to relate, the first week the events of which you-have retained me to record for; the amusement of your readers, offers nothing worth recording. Sydney is as dull and void of .life, as any bush township in the far interior, and so doubtless it will remain until the assembling of Parliament, a month hence. This day week there were some races on the Raudwick course, got up by the Colonel and officers of the 50th regiment, but they passed off very flatly, and the horses as a rule, were a wretched lot of animals with no go in them;, there was, however,;-. a good attendance of spectators, and thimble-riggers and other: sharpers were more than usually active, and reaped a fine harvest. .. The village of Ryde, some few miles from here, has been brought into notice by some twenty-seven enthusiasts holding an equestrian procession there on a recent Sunday, and riding to church in military order with one of their. numb...
THE MARKETS. [Unless otherwise expressed, the prices quoted in this article are those in transactions between the producer and the first purchaser; not as between one dealer and another, much less the retail prices. The rate quoted are gathered from the best sources available—generally from the local papers; but it must be understood that this journal is not answerable for their correctness.] [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
THE IMNARKETS. [C nless otherwoise expressed,. the prices quoted in thi. rarticle are those in 'transactions between the producer . Sand the; first, purchaser ; tnot, as .between .one deal?. and another, much leas the retail prices. The raet iquoted are gathered fram the best sources; aailable: geiierallyj from thellocal paters ; but 'it ' ?must 6'? S:understood that: this journal :isnot .anawerable for. their scorrectness.j; - " Aa.." Ofllce, Friday evening. he' following maylbe taken as the C:rrent prices of the present weolek: Flour, per ton.. f.ine £18. 0 0 seconds £17 0 '0 Wheat; per bushel ' .''O 0 :' to' 0' 65" ",?."-. Brani per bushel:;..::. 0 '1.::,,-- ,?i :0.-0 0 Oats .0'. ........... 3':.. . ., = ,. 3 0 O 0 Barley ........... ...-; 0,3 , - ,, 00 Maize :.... ..:.: , 8 0 ,: O 8 8 Hay'per ton .......; 8 O 0 " 8 0 0 ,, 00 Potatoes,perowt;now 0 :8 0 ,,d;`: ' 0 *'8 Butter, perlb. . 0 0qa ,, (10 1 0 Bacon,porlb..... . 0. 0 6 , ,;, 0,0 0' Cheeqp,per lb. (none) 0 0 9 0_ ,, 0 0 0 E...
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. [PER GREVILLE'S TELEGRAM COMPANY] SYDNEY. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. [r'Pa GREVILLE?S TELEGRAM COMPANY] SYDNEY. Wednesday. His Excellency the Governor and Mr 1iiartin and party are expected to return to Sydney by the mail steamship Geelong. It is stated in well informed circles that -the reinstatement of Mr Duncan, the Collec tor of Customs, is improbable. 1fr Isaacs, the Solicitor-General, has re sumed the practice of his profession. SMr Dalley's health continues to improve. Mining at Gympie has, according to the latest accounts, been suspended through: the inclemency of the weather. The steamer Blackbird, now at Newcastle, brought 140' miners from .Maryborough, most of whobm came originally from Ballarat and intend to return by her' to Melbourne. It is eapected that the excursion trains to Marulan tomorroto will be crowded. The widow and children of M.r .Falkiner, who was killed: bi the railway accident at -Newtown, has obtained damages amounting in all to A.2800. Mr Lowe quotes:best pens cattle @ £6 to £7 7s ; medium, @ £4 to ...
Selections from Sydney Punch. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
WVho would bthe tm?? t ippropriate commni'der of' the Highland Brigade?-Why,r Captain "Scott," of 'course ! A Herald. notice .of the panorama of" ' Morril's 'ciaptivity' among tht blacks," now a hibiting. ini the suburbs, commends it as highly amusing and instruc= tive. ?Why:does:nbt:' praise from'Sir Hubert Stan ley" go nigher, and charnacterise it as a great liforril lesson.?.' . - 4'An Unfounded .numour.-Mr Punch is in a posi-, ltiom: to state,: that-tho authorities do not intend to proceed against Professor Scholtz, under the Treason Felony Act; although he openly declares himself, to be a head scenter-!' ! ' ? Ophir and "Under.-Mr Punch is informed that an, opposition to the Starr-Bowkott company has already! been started. 'It is called the " Stir Bucket". company and initiatory proceedings.took place on Tuesday at ;the above " diggins," under most favorable :"pros poects " of success. ' At the sight of the bucket a mani Is said to have fainted away. •]Mr Punch tbhlks he, 'woul...
QUEANBEYAN POST OFFICE TIME TABLE [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
QUEANBEYAN POST OFFICE TINE TABLE" ARRIVAL OF IAILTS FROM DEPARTURE OF MATIS FOR ross Towns. Sun. 11on. Tues. Wed. Thrs. Fri. Sat. rosT Towls. Sun. Mon Tues Weda Thr Fri. Sat. Sydney, via P.M. P.ax. ... P.. Sydney, via A. AM A.M. Goulburn..... 60 6.0 6o 0 Bungendore.. 40 4... 0 ,.. 4 0 Bungendore.. Goulburn..... Sydney,' vial "-. . ,. P.x . Sydney, vial Gundaroo..... i 010 S· Canberra..... PM. P.M. P., Gininderra... .u'3 ... ... Gininderra.. 1030 "'.10 30 10 -8 Canberra..... J .Gndaroo.. J J! Cooma ........ A Micalago .. Px Bunyan .... 3 30 .30 3.3r Bunnyan ...... 6 30 '30 6.80 Micalago ....J Cooma:...... Lanyon........ ... 6'.0 630 6 30 Lanyon .. 10 ... 1... 1*0 :0 P. A.:M A.7 Braidwood;. :.. ?30 3.. 0 B;raidwood..... .. 980 9.30 Solithern road, P.M. P.M. Southern road. . viaYass.......10.SOI 1 :. 10'30 via Yass.... ..
The Age. SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th, 1868. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8th, 1868. THE last quarter's account of the revenue of the colony published for general infor mation shows a decrease of. £25,000 as compared with the corresponding quarter of. 1867. This is] not a; very flattering account of the ways and means as esti mated for. by the present. Colonial Trea surer. The depression of the times has in a great measure, no doubt, led to the -.falling off of the revenue in some parti culars, yet these accidents and circum stanc~sought to be provided for in order : to keep afloat the necessary capital which should flow with steadiness and regularity into the channel of the revenue proper. At this rate of going on, at the end of the year a very large deficiency, will accrue, and which must of necessity be the cause of delay in public .works and carrying out the proper administration of affairs. The first item of consideration is the customs receipts where the falling off is stated to be £16,000 only. . The customs, be it re membered, is ...
THE 'AGE' SUPPLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
THE 'AGE' SBUPPLELENT. Our readers will notice in this issue a change in our typographical arrangements, which, though presenting a somewhat smaller :page, compensates for that defect by the ac companiment. of a Supplement,-altogether forming afar larger amount of reading mat ter than we have heretofore furnished from week to week. The present arrangement will, K we trust, prove of mutual benefit to our subscribers and ourselves. "For further explanations we beg. to refer our readers to notes at top of first column on page 2 of our Supplemnent, DayDay of toweek Sun rises Sun sets Ageoon Days of tna wek t Month. Ag o. SSATURDAY .. . .. . 'Aug. 8 0 8l0. 5,20 1 6 SUNISAY ....., 040 5 21 20 IONDAY ...- .r 10o 048 5 22 2:1 TUESDAY ', .;.. ,. 11 0.47 -23 I 22 WEDNESDAY 2 ...4 19 4- 23 23 TIIURSDAY.... . ; 3 0 45 5 23 24 FItIDAY.. ... .. . 14 0* 24 25 M:.OOaN's P11555. Last qourter on ''ucsd.y. the Ith, at 10h. 33m. p.m.
LATER NEWS. London, 7th July. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
LATER :NEWS.` SLondon, 7th `July The reiicih Goven iient liave granted to 4Bharon Eslingei: andi Mi' Jlius Retier an exclusive concession to, lay ''teegrlaphlic cable between France and,America?.? A message from the Queen has been ad diessed tothe Parlihament :'rcommendiingan iiereditary pension of £2000 a yearto;: Gen. Siir Rob: r t lNapici,. KI C.B. for his se rvices in the conduct of the Abyssinian war.. Te Q wen as atvWindsor a, and hil receired the crown, and State robes of- King Theodore "The Common Council of= London voted the firedorm of the city' to Sir Robert &lt;NaL piei, and a sword ialued. at two ilaunvdred. guineas. Bishop Selwyn aias about to leave foi New Zealand Sirt Charles Darling, it is :conrifimed, has withdiawnihis lettet sigdifying', his retire ment-from te l.public service. The Grand Jury has thiowin bout 'the' bill of indictmh nt against ex-Governor Eyre.: A'; public meeting: has been held, and pas: sad resolutions- for a niemoriial" piesentation t?6...
CONTINENTAL. London, July 7th. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
ONTINENTAL. - London, July 7th. :', Irin the French Chdnabers;,?L Rioultii aind 'the Marquis ' do Moustier dleied lthat Fiiance desire.d the peace %which her armi mneints gua.. raiit eedi ...ý The Popc has delivered an allocution,- de. niouncing and deeliriug thai; hi will' ivoid then Austrian measutes of reform, and censurifng the authoritics. ."Baron` Buest prdtcsts against 'the nllocau ,.:The reported illness of' Baron Brismark .'·sedmsto be confirmed.
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
·. ..... C INA. -.The)JIkado' lias-i~siicds nd anncicnt cdict .against coniiets-asb Christianity. Thie-crewi of the shiipGeneral' Sherziahi are reported to have bceiiebeheaded. SThe rebels"liave left Tien Tsin south ITh gold fieldf't Clhcfoo is reporttl to be TheB3enares was wrecked on her voyage fromii Shanighai to lomiigkon the wreckl ha& The'rebels at Tsies Tsiar are quiet:
AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
AMERICA. Pisid nt Johnson hasissued a proclama-. ::tion declaring that allthe paiticipants in the late rebellion inýthe Southern States are par doned. 'Congress .haspassed.a bill admitting Arli ansas Carolina; Louisiana; Georgia, and 'Ala a bama, into the Union, overi:the veto'of Pre-. ident Jlohnson. " MrIStanton; has resigned' his office as. .-"Secretary for Wai ad t is'ucceeded hyl Ge neral, Schofield.' 'Th HIon. IReverby Johnson is the new "' tmericin`-Ministe to England.: .'
THE PLUNDER FROM MAGDALA. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
THE PLUNDER FROM MAGDALA. On the 20th were sold all the articles of plunder taken at Magdala. Individuals had been called on to surrender everything which they had appropriated from the 10th to the day on which we burnt the place, a few ex ception only being made, after investigation, in favour of those who had stripped spoils from men they had themselves slain in com bat. The proceeds of the auction are to be divided amongthe men only the commisioned officers having resigned their share of the booty. From the accumulated heap of loot each regiment and battery was allowed to choose a souvenir. The objects most prized were three silver kettle drnms, and these were so keenly sought by the different mes ses, that Sir Robert ordered each to be cut in two, and their halves to be allotted to six regiments. At the sale most articles of European manufacture went low, but high prices were realised for native produce. Shield of 'ruffalo hide ornamented with broad silver plates, fetched £15 ea...
TO OUR READERS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
. TO OITR IýEADET2S. Wie beg to notify that we have concluded arrangements toith some of the moat popular .Austrailian woriters of the #dayi' and that as a ,onseuence this agoe. will henceforth 'contain oi?aIir.L nimatter ionly. iTales, Si etches, Essays and Poemswill regularlyrappear,- .the copyright of wohioh woill be; strictly reserved to the respec 'tie Authors . tn our neit issue but oie woill be iicommenied a Colod nia lomace of great interest from the pen of A L Gordon, .Esp, entitled ,"'Tn MYSTERIES or SYDA'EY,' tohich will be continued- weekly: until completion. Although aboundin0g withsaensationial scenes aid incidents, nothing will appear in it to render it unadvieable reading; for the family circle 2eo N w subscriberi s should, send in thei,:orders ,fore t.he 17th inst. sao: as to seoure the commenoement of thisa tale. We have also engaged a gentleman. asp special -Sydney Corraspondent, who :will eipply ise with 7an 'itereating lettdi kweel.? P trust that our woell wAish...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
Wessleyan Church. Home Mission Society. M EETINGS in aid of the above Society will be held at PARKWOOD on Tues day, the 11th inst.; and at QUEANBEYAN, on Wednesday the 12th inst., at halt-past 7 p.m. The Rev. J. CLI-roN, the Rev. E. D. MADGWICK, and other gentlemen are expeo ted to address the meetings. Testimonial to Dr Hayley. A MEETING will be held at the ELMSALL INN on TUESDAY, the 11th August next, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of forwarding .he above. All subsrriptions are requested to be sent to the Trrasurer, Mr GLENNIE, before that date. THOS. PARR., Quranbeyan, July 31st, 1868. Notice. A LL PARTIES INDEBTED to Dr HAY LEY and whose accounts arr not paid to me on or before the 20th of October next, will be sued in the next District Court without further notice.. H. DAVS. Gininderra, 30th July, 1868. NOTICE. A LL ACCOUNTS rendered to the 80th June last by the undersigned must be arranged by the 10th August, otherwise legal pro.. ceedings for IMMEDIATE RECOVERY will be: institute...
THE CHEROKEE ROSE FOR HEDGES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
ThE CHEROKEE ROSE FOR HEDGES. TaE following is an extract from the letter of Mr J. W. Morttn, of Tirranna, Goul.. burn, to the Australasian : "On the Tirranna estate, where I am now employed, it grows magnificently,, a fact which I have taken advantage of to re commend it to my employer as the ne plust ultra of hedge plants, and, as a consequence, have recently planted a quarter of a mile of it to form a division fence in a,large culti vation paddock. " As the method of preparing land for the reception ot the intended Lhedge: may prove useful, as also the mode of planting the cuttings (for it is by cuttings'alone that I recommend it being done), I proceed to give it : " Presuming a hedge of this kind to be planted in the 'bush,' the first "object should be to grub up and remove all trees from the proposed line of hedge, and a couple of months or so previous to planting, break up the land as deeply as possible with a plough and strong team (a bullock team might perhaps answer best fo...
A JOURNEY DUE SOUTH (Not BY G. A. SALA.) [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
A JOURNEY DUE SOUTH From the . Miurray to the ]arra. (Not BY' G. A. SALA.) WAIT for the waggon ? Yes, we did wait for the waggon, and that from eleven o'clock on 'Monday evening until nine a.m. on the follow ing Wednesday, and then, as a matter' of course, it rumbled into the village when we least expected it, before, in fact, we -were out of bed, so that I had to rush into the street satns coat, sans vest, almost sans everything, except a razor in..one hand anid a shaving brush in the; other, stop its impetuous course of a' mile an hour, and beg its driver to halt in front of the.?otelfor half that space of time in order that we inight repack and get some breakfast ere we started en route to Melbourne; a journoyof some u05 miles due south or nearly so, that we were backed to perform in eight days, and which, as a necessary consequence, took us twelve, for nine miles in the 24 hours is'the average pace of a loaded waggon. In little longer time than it' has taken me to write the abov...
THE TWO VISITS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
S THE TWO. VISITS.... rf JAMES S..DRLABSS, o On a blustering July, midnight,, doors and shutte, d bolted fast, I sat gazing at the firelight, -musing darkly o'er the past. :. " -; O'er the happy days of childhood and:the golden dreams of youth; .... B'ro the cares of. life, unbidden, God's sunshine fair had hidden ; E're the bitter tear of sadness dimmed.the joyous smile of gladness,,-:: f While' the heart' still held its heritage of innocence and truth. - And as I shuddering listened to the south wind's venueful shrieking, -. - With a Teart as hot and- restless as the red flam'e fitful gleauming ; r [I struggled faintly, vainly, with the Demon' of lRemorse: Who, in mocking accents 'taunted -my soul with anguish haunted, Sneered at priceless moments wasted, at learning's , fount scarce tasted; SAt manhood withiut object, coming age without resource. Then with devilish malignity and still with mocking grin He raised the window of my soul and bade ime liok t within : And there I saw a...
DISCRETION. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
DISOIRETION. WHAT, in a moral sense, is called tact, is, when joined to wickedness, the most hateful, but when joined to goodness, the inost amiable quality belonging to man. Thero is a rough;: unfriendly manner of doing a kindness, which is unfit to be'. usedi to a common beggar, but which pains and disgusts the man of honour.. There: is another, well meant; perhaps; but rude, indelicate manner, whereby the benefit: loses its power to give pleasure, or to con ciliate the one on whom it is besow'ed ; and it becomes to him a new.:and often a more oppressive burden than the one from which it was intended to relieve:him. h ". You are -riding a good and very quiet horse,"' said Turenne to one of his oiicers, n ho was, in fact, mounted on an old and worthless animal, but. who was too poor to provide himself with aibetter.'. "'lMy horses are, for ant old u man like me, too fiery and spirited; you will do me a favour if you will exchange." SIt is perceived at once that this: exchange' ,was...
SECTARIAN POLITICAL ASSOCIATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age — 8 August 1868
SECTARIAN POLITICAL ASSOCIA. TIONS. THANKS to the efforts of a few energetic partizans, anew element is being introduced into colonial social life in the form of Pro testant and Catholic Political Associations. Time was when Australians could dis pense with such things; but the quietncss and good feeling hitherto pervading colonial society was, it would appear, too tame and flat to suit the tastes of some of our patri >tic fellow-colonists, and now they would fain introduce the sectarian animosities and party feuds of the old country into this fair land of ours-worthy and loyal citizens truly ! The government ought to abolish the ballot-box and institute a few fairs in the year, then these political associates would have an occasional opportunity of displaying their physical Christianity. That there were persons in the commu nity imbued with sentiments of bigotry and intolerance is a fact that society was long cognizant of.' But it would have been thought that amongst a people po...