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ADELAIDE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
ADELAIDE. Saturday. I The Governor and Lady Jidith started yesterday for a visit to Port Elliot. On their way, Lady Edith laid the foundation stone of a church at Strathalbyn, a large numher being present. A meeting of the creditors in tho estate of W. A. Wight and Co., grocers, was held yesterday. The corn market is very firm ; wheat is in good demand at 5s 2ii to 6s 3d ; the latter price would bo readily given for parcels for export transactions ; and flour, for export, £12 10s, best town brands. Monday. Tho Victorian Government have proposed to the South Australian Government to reduce tho inter oolonial Telegraph rates to similar rates to those charged in each colony, respecting as far as tho border. Our Government will acquiesce in this ar rangement. Mr.- Bartley has been reinstated in his office of Solicitor for Land Titles office. Several hundred of tho unemployed proceeded to tho office of Public "Works to day, demanding work. Tho police wore called in to clear the office. T...
Making Chains without Welding. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Making Chains without Welding. -AN exceedingly simplo method of malring ohamsw^iout ] welding tho links, has recently boon. patented ra Trance, and of whioh Messrs. Chapman and Boyle, of Jolin-strcot, Adelphi, are tho English concessionaires. Tho newly invontcd chain is manufactured by taking a disc of iron of a dianioter and thickness - suited to tho size of tho links required, and punching a bolo in it, so as to leave tho ring, just as washors are mado. It then measures, say 5.5 inches in diameter 0.51 inches ia thickness, tho bolo hoing 3.02 inches in diamctor, leaving tho metal of tho ring 0.04 broad. This ling is tuon rolled by spinning it on outsido rolls till it acquires tho around bar action-0*50 inches in diameter ; and by this process tho direction of lamination of fibre is modified. Tho ring is then drawn out into a long hoop, doubled down, and interlocked with others. Tho «ham. so formed is particularly flexible, though it kinks" rather moro readily than ordinary chains....
SCIENCE—INVENTION— CONSTRUCTION. The Tallest Chimney in the World. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
&lt; SÖIENCE-INVENTION ; CONSTRUCTION. The Tallest Chimney in the World. THE cliimnoy at tho Port Dundas Works, Glasgow, iTÁ nnírinetoMr T. Townsend, says Engineering, is thc Sst chimney and ono of tho highest masonry struc fnres in existence In Europe there are only two church those of tho Strasburg Cathedral and of St. . cfenhen's Church, hi Vienna, winch, by a few feet, ' Bvcood tho height of this chimney, and tho great Pyra mid of Tizeh was-but is not at present-the only othor human ercotion oxeceding this great ohimnoy in height. Tho dimensions of Mr. Townsend's chimney are :-total hoiehtfrom foundation, 468 foot; height above ground, . 454 feet . outside diameter at tho level of ground, 82 foot . outside diamoter at tho top, 12 f oet S biches ; thick noss',atthogroundlevel, 7 brioks ; thickness at tho top, i i orioka. From this it will be soon that the portion below ground, which contains not only tho foundation nropor but also the flues, with then- arches and cover in...
CRICKETING NOTES FROM BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
CRICKETING NOTES FROM BATHURST. As your valuable paper lias a large circulation among | tho cricketing fraternity of Bathurst, I venture to offer you a few remarks as to the progress of the noble game in the metropolis of the West. Tho first thing that struck me on visiting tire cricket | ground, was the natural advantages which it possesses, advantages aprarently neglected by the Bathurst Cricket Club. The ground occupies from two to three | acres, is justanice distancefromtownand withthoexcep tion of a small piece in the centre-40 yards by 30-is entirely unimproved ; but I believe this is to be remedied | next season, when the committee intend making walks, planting trees &c. I played once or twice on the J made .ground, and found it dreadfully soft, tho ball bumping tremendously. This I fancy is owing to its not I being properly attended to. Doubtless tho turf will | improve, as it is new ; still it should bo botter than it is. And now I must congratulate the Bathurst Cii...
Pedestrianism. THE ENGLISH PEDESTRIANS AT SANDHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
.Pedestrianism.' THE ENGLISH PEDESTRIANS AT SANDHURST. On the 21st February last, about 2000 porsons' were' - present to witness tho sports on the Baok Creek Cricket ground. The weather was very hot and trying. Bird and Topley wore both in fino trim, and won their raoos easily. The following are the events in which they took part : ONE MILK HANDICAP FLAT RACE. First prize, Lo Cs. ; second prize, L2 2s. A. E. Bird, scratch .. .. .. 1 G. Cronk, 50 yards .. .. .. 2 J. Slocombo,-140 yards .. .. .. 0 J. Marsh, 120 yards ' .. . .. .. 0 Won easily by Bird, who was "chairod" into tho pavilion by'the crowd. FOUIl MILES WALKING MATCH. First prize, L5 5s. ; second prize, L2 2s. G. Toploy, scratch .. .. .. 1 W. Lyall, 180 yards .. .2 M. Callaghan, 440 yards , .. .. 0 Won by a foot by Topley. Time, 34m. ' AT MARYBOROUGH. Tho Prince's-park was on Wednesday, tho 16th Feb ruary last, tho scene of some pedestrian races, in whioh Topley and Bird took part, but tho attendance of spec tators was far fr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
rg^ FOUTRAIT AND MEMOIR OF GARI BALDI IN OUR NEXT ISSUE. USE OP AMMONIA IN SNAKE BITES.-Tumberumba was thrown into a stato of considerable excitement on Thursday, tho 10th February, by a report that a poor woman, named Allen, who resides some little distance from the town, had been bitten by a snake. On inquiry it was found to bo but too true, and a perfect realisation of thé adago that misfortunes novor como alono. Tho woman's husband, as it appeal's from a communication conveying . tho information to tho Albury Banner,\ja.oa been laid on a bed of sickness for thc past two months, and à few days ago she lost her younger child by tho whooping cough. It appears that about 10 o'clock in tho morning sho was passing by tho pig-sty, which is close to tho house, and there, unfortunately, trcd upon a largo brown snnko ; tho snake instantly biting her on tho left ankle, and winding itsblf round tho foot, it was with groat difficulty that she was ablo to shake it off. Being a woman possessed...
Eight Garrotters Flogged. From the Liverpool Mercury, December 18. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Eight Garrottera Flogged. From the Liverpool Mercury, December 18. When Mr. Justice Lush opened tho rocontf com mission at Leeds ho said he had hoped, that rob beries with violence had diminished ; and that, though he had tho powerto order eaoh prisoner con victed of such an offence to receive fifty lashes, at three separate times, with the "cat-o*-nine-tails," he had never yet found occasion to order moro than half that number to bo inflictod upon tho garrottera who had como before him. But ho now wished to state that whonever a case presented itself to him as one which came within tho contemplation of the Legislature when the maximum of punishment was laid down, ho should certainly award the full pen alty, in addition to the prison punishment. The punishment on Saturday afternoon in Annley gaol was of amore Bignal character than has hitherto been tho caso, and the cowardly villains who under went i¿ testified by thoir shrieks and cries for mercy that such waB the case. Two new " c...
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OF GUNPOWDER AND NITRO-GLYCERINE. (From the Titusville (Penn.) Herald, December 17.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OF GUNPOWDER AND NITRO-GLYCERINE. (From the Tituaville (Penn.) Herald, December 17.) About 2.45 yesterday afternoon, our oitizens.were deafened and appalled by a concussion which shook every building to its foundation, prostrated men in the streets, shattered windows and doors, and seemed veritably tho " crack of doom." In an instant the streets wero filled Avith people, looking about in wild alarm for tho causo of tho disaster, which was from tho northwestern part of tho city. At once there was a rush of people toward tho scene of tho disaster, which lay a fow rods north and oast of tho Driving Park, beyond the city Uno, and about ono milo from tho Post Office. Hundreds of people wero soon congregated near the debris of what was known ns Roberts and Co.'s nitro-glycerine magazine, but no ono vonturodto approach it within a hundred yards. Dr. Waltor B. Roborts. who was soon on tho ground, expressed tho opinion that a considerable quantity of nitro-glycerine remain...
THE INTERCOLOINAL CRICKET MATCH, PLAYED IN MELBOUR0NE, FEBRAURY 24TH, 25TH, AND 26TH, 187C. (SEE PAGE 26) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
THE INTEECOLQIKAL CRICKET MATCH, PLATED IN MELBOCENE, FEBEUABT 24TH, 25XH, AKD 2GTH, 187C. (SEE PAGE 260
Victoria Sporting News. [FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Victoria Sporting News. [PIIOM OUIt SPECIAL COltltESVONDENT.] v AQUATIC SPORTS.-The date of the Melbourne regatta has been fixed upon ; and the note prepara tion is sounding on all sides. Entrances promise to be numerous, and tho pulling matches unusually numerous. There is every promise of an oxcollent day's sport. PEDESTRIANISM.-The English pedestrians are doing great work. They have won everything in the country districts ; but tho attendance, excepting at Ballarat, wore by no means good. Young Lyall is by far tho most plucky opponent they have met with yet in Victoria, and when Bird is at the finish, Lyall is in extremely closo waiting. At Mary borough his game finish caused him a £5 purse, sub scribed amongst tho spectators in the course of a few minutes. At Geelong, Sandhurst and Maryborough, the races wore all well-contested. In the inter national running matches between Harris and Hewett, a fourth deposit of £100 por man^ewards £500 has beon made, and both men are reported i...
PIGEON SHOOTING. To the Editor of the Townn and Country Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
PIGEON SHOOTING. To the Editor of the Toion and Country Journal. Silt,-In tiloso days of big bore guns, when it seems that a sportsman is to bo judged as to Iiis merits by tho dimensions of bis fist, would it not be better in handi capping pigeon stakes at matches, to pay a MTLE more attention to tho quantity of shot used,; and why notload out of tho same bowl and with tho same charger ? I do not consi der it fair to a good shot, at we will say 28 yards, loading with lk oz. shot, to be pitted against a man at 18 yards, using 2 ozs. The difference in dis tance is nothing to a man who can REALLY cover his birds ; and does not sufficiently compensate for the heavy charging. In my opinion there is nothing that can equal a _ big-bored gun for pigeon shooting, pro vided that it comes to the shoulder of a true sports man, whose object is not to commit wholesale slaughter, but conscientiously to account for evory shot bagged. POOR PIGEON. February 24, 1870.
Pigeon Shooting. MATCHES ON THE M. C.C. GROUND. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Pigeon Shooting. MATCHES ON THE M. 0.0. GROUND. I On Friday, tho 25 th Fobruary, thero was a muster of shooters on tho Military and Civil Cricket groundf the occasion hoing, a match between Messrs. 0 Bush and H. A. Gardner, in which wo believe tho former laid tho odds of 20 to 17. The shooting was not supcrnacu lar, Mr. Bush who carno off tho winner, scoring but three birds out of his seven, while his adversary only polled ono. Tho birds wore good, providod by Mr. W. Moon. MATCH AT 7 BIRDS, 25 YARDS. Mr. 0. Rush. 0100110-3 Mr. Gardttor . 0000010-1 Two sweeps were afterwards Bhot among thegontlemen present, at five birds each, 25 yards rise. Tho first of these was won by Mr. Osborne after a tye with Mr. Oharlcs York ; but this tye was erroneously allowed to Mr. York, ono of whose birds was afterwards discovered to have fallen out of bounds. In tho next sweep, Messrs. Underwood, W. It. Camp bell, G. A. Checke, and Manton] tyed, with four birds each; and agreed to shoot off at double b...
THE ANNUAL RACES OF THE PRINCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
THE ANNUAL RACES OF THE PRINCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB. THE first and second class yacht races of tho P. A. Yacht Club wore ran on Saturday afternoon, during the heavy southerly gale that continued with but slight abatement throughout tho day. Tho first-class race was to start at 2 p.m., and tho following boats appeared at the moorings in Snail's Bay : Yacht. Owner. Time allowance No. 1. Scud.'. H. Woolnough ... 12 min. 2. Australian ... G. J. Graham ... 0 3. Pomona ... T. Strickland ... 12 4. Psyche ... J. G. Hanks ... Ki 5. Josephine ... 0. BoU. 4 6. Eva ... W. Andrews ... 4 j Course : From moorings in Snail's Bay, round buoy off Manly Beach, thence round Fort Denison, thence roimd Shark Island, and back to flagboat in Snail's Bay. Mr. B. Harnett consented to act as commodoro for tho day, and after some delay, through tho yachts not being ready in time, a capitol start was effected at 2.52 p.m., tho wind being modorato from S.W. Tho Australian and Eva led in tho first part of tho race, ...
FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
FLOWER GAItDEN. Bulba may bo extensively planted, such as anemone, ranun culus, hyacinth, narcissus, iris, ixia, sparaxis, tritonia, Wat sonia, and spring blooming gladioli. Evergreens may bo advantageously planted. All kinds of pot-grown plants may also bo planted thls¡ month; tho soil in which should bo modorately rich, with a fair admixturo of sand and well drained. Cuttings of pinks, carnations, and other favourite plants, especially tho soft wooded, may bo put in. Pansies, sweet williams, and other perennial plants may bo propagated by divisions or cuttings. Camellia buds should bo thlnnod out, and all plants which aro difllcult to strjko in tho way of cuttings should bo layored. Stake and tic up all lato glowing kinds of autumnal iloworlng plants. Hose cuttings may bo planted in a week or so.
FRUIT GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
murr G AUDEN. Trench the land for planting fruit trees, as tho planting season is at hand. Tho soil should bo well worked bcforo it arrives. Public attention has recently been directed to tho fact that orango trees should bo planted towards the end of tho month. Budding must bo continued and - vines should bo tied up to prevent tho long slwots . being broken by tho winds. Strawberry plantations should bo proceeded with. If planted at an early period, using runners of tho present season, they will, get firmly rooted before tho spring. Should the orango trees be attacked by the cocus, &c, a dressing of limo and sulphur should bo applied to tho branches, lt ls essontial to pay at tention to tho ligatures of newly budded vines, and to loosen them when required, so as to protect tho bark from being in jured.
The Sydney Cup. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
The Sydney Oup. Tho Sydney Cup, a gold cup, value 150 nov, and 250 sov added to a handicap sweepstakes of 20 sov each 8 ft, 4 if declared hy 1st March; entrance fee only if hy 31st December. Tor all horses. ' Two milos. Second horse 50 sov from the prize. A winner of any handicap thereafter 31b, of two or more, 51b extra. Entrance, 5 sov. The forfeits must be deolared pre vious to 4 p.m. on tho respective days above named, and those declared on tho 1st Maroh must be accom panied by SA, ' otherwise it will not be a declaration. All other forfeits and stakes must be paid previous to lO.in. on the day of tho race. 48 subs. st. lb. Mr. E. Do Mestro's b h Tim 'Whiffler, aged .. .. 10 2 A. Sanui's br g Warrior .. .. .. .. 0 12 W. Winch's br h Circassian, 0 yrs .. ..04 B. Dines's bl li Tho Italian, 5 yrs .. ..8 7 E. Do Mestro's b g Stumpy, aged.. .. ..8 0 J. Miller's br g "Uabba, aged .. ..80 T. Ivory's ch h Bylong, C yrs v .. ..7 12 H. Fisher's b c Charon, 3 yrs .. ' .. 7 10 G. Forrester'...