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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Agricultural Exhibitions, Ssc. Yass Southorn Agricultural ditto, 24th March Intercolonial Exhibition, Ag. Soy. of N.S.W., 10th August Wast Maitland Ploughing Matches, &c , 21st April. " Hunter Elver Ag. and HortL.Show, 11th and 12th Slay. BACK NUMBERS of the Town and . Country Journal.-Any agents or other persons having copies of this Journal, of any of Nos. 1, 8, C, and 0, will recelvo tho full price paid for thom, on forwarding thom to tho Publishing Omeo, No. 100 Pltt-stroot, Sydnoy. *#* Communications from Secretaries of Race Meet ings, Cricketing. Yachting, and any other Associations are respectfully invited.
Bathurst Autumn Meeting, 1870. (REPORTED EXPRESSLY FOR THE TOWN AND COUNTRY JOURNAL.) JUDGE: J. N. M'Intosh, Esq. HANDICAPPER: Thomas H. West, Esq. STEWARDS:—A, Thompson, Esq.; W. Kite, Esq.; John M'Phillamy, Esq.; E. Combes, Esq.; James Rutherford, Esq.; Thomas Lee, Esq. CLERK OF THE COURSE AND STARTER: Mr. James Cassidy. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Bathurst Autumn Meeting, 18*70. (REFOBTED EXPBESSIIY FOB THE TOWN AND COUNTBY JOURNAL.) JUDGE : J. N. M'Intosli, Esq. ' HANDICAPPER : Thoma's H. West, Esq. STEWAHDS:--A, Thompson, Esq. ; W. Kite, Esq. ; . John iM'Phillamy, Esq. ; E. Combes, Esq. j James Rutherford, Esq. ; Thomas Lee, Esq. CLERK OP THE OounsE AND STARTER : Mr. James .Cassidy. Who has not seen tho Bathmat Course has, not seen the .prettiest and best improved ono in Nov South Wales, after Randwiok and Homebush. AVhat the Bathurst Club have dono'to make their course good and their mooting attractive would fill a, good-sized book, were I to essay the task of tolling it ; and I must therefore rest satisfied with a few particulars. The course is situated just a convenient distance from the town ; . is fenced in with imling fence ; and the stand and saddling paddock, aro all put up after the plan adopted by tho A. J. 0. at Randwick. It is a matter of much regret that the efforts of the Bathurst sportsmen have not been crown...
SECOND DAY. —THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
SECOND DAY. -THURSDAY. The weather to-day was a great improvement on that of Wednesday ; and contrary to all precedent, tho middlo day's attondanco was much larger than that of tho first ; the pooplo who had heon foroibly kept at homo by tho rain on the one day, being determined not to be entirely deprived of thoir sport. The races gave great excitement, and although, Phoebe had been beaten for the Great Handioap, she was to-day as good A favourite as oithor Carnation or tho Ida Colt for Tho Shorts. The lattor proved himself a right good miler, able to travel at a great pace, with light weight ; and ho won a fast run raco in a cantor from Phoebe, who was ablo to turn tho tablos on Mr. Town's maro. The raco showed the colt to bo game, as well as fast, for he got a wretched start, and j cut down his horses in tho most determined style. Tho Leger surprised tho knowing ones considerably, for no- ! body expected that Surbiton could beat Juanita, and, ¡ notwithstanding his previous raco, ...
Hunter River District. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Hunter River District. [FUOM A COHRESrONDENT.] MAITLAND. My last weok'slottor had not boen posted many hours when I learnt tho melancholy fact that tho fatal spirit accident In East Maitland had resulted lu tho death of another victim. Mrs. Avoy, I rogrot to say, gradually sank until Friday last, when death put an end to hoi* sufferings, which wero of a dreadfully ac ii to and painful nature Tho death of Mrs. ¿voy makes three lives sacrificed by this melancholy accident, lt is much to bo hoped that licensed victuallers throughout tho colony will tako timely warning by this sad casualty, and un der no circumstances ever attempt to mix their liquors after dark. Tho practice, it is said, is by no means an uncommon one, boneo tho danger. The tobacco crop iii tho district of tho Paterson and all round Maitland is roportcd to ¿o a comparative failure ; so much so (hat not a fourth of tho average harvest will bo gathered in. The failure is owing to thc blue mould wblch hos attacked tho pla...
Sofala. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Sofala. (l'ltOM A COltltEßrONDENT.) Tho weathor horo for tho last low days has beon very unsettled. On Saturday it rained all day and part of tho night, accompanied with high wind and intenso cold, rominding ono of the approach of winter. ' . In mining matters I havo as yot very little'to communicate Messrs. Williams and Westphal aro prospecting a quartz roof, which I believe so far looks well. From a trial crushibg which thoy had somo timo back, tho yield was, on tho whole, satis factory, and goes far to prove that with sufficient capital and tho necessary maehinory, backed by practical oxporienco in quartz-mining, Sofala could bo made to comparo favourably with tho much talked of Trunkey and other quurXz-mining localities. In my next I hope to bo in a position to givo moro general information, and to bo able to communicate that tho enterprising gentlemen above-named will havo been amply rewarded in tho success of their undertaking. February 28.
NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
NEWCASTLE. Tho nowa hero during- tho past week has beou very unim portant. Wo havo had ono or two meetings, and that is about all. A. public meeting anont tho Wolfc-streot works, elided In no deflnito result ; and tho affair remains just whore it was. Tho Council appear unwilling to pull tho wall down until steps aro taken to lesson tho loss, which tho removal of tho wall will cause. Dr. Bowker, on tho other hand, is anxious for the wall to come down at onco, and is doing all ho can to bring about that result. ' ! Tho third half-yearly mooting of tho School bf Arts was held in tho temporary roading-room on Tuosdny- evening last. Tho attendance! of members was good, and considorablo interest appeared to bo taken in tho proceedings. AV. Keene, Esq., was re-elected president of tho institution ; J. D. Lang ley, Esq., treasurer; and Mr. John Cowan was elected secre tary. Tho report for tho past half-year showed that tho com mittee had not boon idle. It was announced during tho even ing ...
KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
KITOTIEN OAKDEN. , , Tho weather is now exceedingly favourable for gardening operations, and most of tho hardy vegetables, as this is the most busy month of tho year for gonoral cropping purposes, may bo sown out as required. Seeds of cabbage and caull flower may bo sown for succsssion. and plants of holli kinds, if largo enough, may bo plnated out. .Radishes and sinai , salads will succeed well. Colory may bo planted out in favourable weather, and lettuco may bo set out at discretion, seeds of both being sown for successlonal crops. This is tho month to grow watorcress, and it is recommended (that they should be plantod in a trench with a bottom layer of thoroughly ratten dung. Peas of tho hardior kinds, and broad beans may bo sown largoly. Onions, for general crop should also bo sown where good rich, frlablo soil is , available- Spanish and red beet may bo sown with advantage. Kidney and other potatoes may still bo planted, and attention must bo paid to earthing up those that have...
SECOND DAY. TOWN PLATE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
SECOND DAY. TOWN PLATE. , ^ " ', I Mr. O. 13. Dransfiold's b g Havelock, aged, »st «IDS . Do Mestro's b g Titus, S yrs, 9st 2lbs ... \ Canvin's b g Independent, ü yrs, 8st 51bs ... 3 Do Mes tie's b g Stumpy, aged Splendid nico for first anil second place DISTIUOr PURSE. Mr. "W. Hickey's b g Constantino, aged ... ... J C. E. Dranaûold's b g Havelock, aged ... « "W. Hickey's b g Charley Pork, aged "Won by three lengths. PUBLICANS' PURSE. I Mr. Do Mestro's b g Stumpy, aged, 9st ... J. Canvin's b g Rmaldo, ü yrs, 8st 21bs T f!n«"!«i» 1, " tr.J_._ VT. Hickey's b g Charley Pork, aged Won by three lengths. PUBLICANS' PURSE. 1 W.O. 2 dr. J. Canvin's b g Harkaway," aged " , Tho first heat was well contested. Stumpy wnlKfla over for tho second. CONSOLATION STAKES. Mr. Canvin's b g Independent, 9st 21bs ... TORCED HANDICAP. , Mr. Hiokoy's Constantino, 8st fl... ... - ¿ De Mestro's Titus, flst 21bs ... ... " Dc Mestre's Stumpy, 9st 81bs C. E. Dransfiold's Havelock, 7st lOlbs \\r. Hickey's Charl...
Braidwood Races. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.) FIRST DAY. PRINCE OF WALES STAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
s Braidwood Races. (FEOS! A CORBESL'ONDENT.) FIRST DAY. PBINOE OP AVALES STAKES. , Mr. W. Hickey's b g Constantino, aged, £20 j J. Malone's b ni Fearless, 5 yrs, £20 ... 2 "NV. Hickey's b g Charley Pork, 6 yrs, £10 ... LADIES' PURSE. . Mr. De Mcstre's b g Stumpy, aged ... J J. Canvin's b g Independent, 6 yrs ... ¿ J. Canvin's b g Harkaway, aged FARMERS' PURSE. 11 Mr. Do Mostre's b g Titus, 5 yrs... ... 5 J. Canvin's b g Rinaldo, tí yrs ... ..." ^ J. Canvin's b g Harkaway, aged HACK RACE. : 1 Mr. W. Hickey's Chavloy Pork ... ... ?.. * J. Malone's Faultless ... ... ... * Two others started.
THE INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH. FIRST DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
THE INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH. FIRST DAY. I Thc thirteenth of these annual contests took place on tho Melbourne Club Ground on Thursday, the 24th February last. Tho first match was played in Mel bourne in 1856, which was won by New South Wales ; in 1857 they wero again successful, but sinco that time they have only won two matches, in 18G3 and 1866. On Ulis occasion neither of tho toams contained the full strength of either colonies. From tho Melbourne team was missed Allan, their left hand bowler, Mullagh, the aboriginal, tho best bat in the colony, and Mr.- Gibson, their: wicket-kecpor. From the New South Wales team, Messrs. J. H. Belcher, Caffyn, Gilbert, and G. H. Gordon, although Twopenny was a groat acquisition as a bowler, of whom, tho Argus says, ho very success fully imitates Wills's throw in bowling. Throughout the day there were not more than 800 or 900 persons on the ground, so that the interest taken in cricket by tho public is rapidly diminishing. The cricket display...
Cricket. MATCHES THIS DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Cricket. MATCHES THIS DAY. '« i Alhart v. lat Redfern, on Albert Ground. ?DtdÄrio v. 2nd Warwick, in Domain. . Se vtown v. lat Surrey, at Newtown. Sonant v. Railway CO., at Pyrmont.. *BB mat match is won, and Now South Wales has ««wed tho now regular annual # beating. I pointed Tftlready in former communications some of tho mis oU -\ our men have had to contend with, and I .tend (but not until I havo read carefully the full par ffiars of tho play) entering into tho subject' at Tfineth . for I really think it high time that everybody innt a hand towards winning another match someday r other. Having so far only seen a partial account of the match, I shall confine my remarks this week ".thin very small compass ; but there aré one or two thimrs I cannot help noticing, as in my opinion they are very muon at the bottom of the mischief. Can any one tell mo why it invariably happens that the cricketers of this colony, when playing against Victoria, get worse towards the ond pf tho game than...
SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
SECOND DAY. I Tlie attondanco on the ground was considerably better than on the previous day, but the weather was not so favourable. The afternoon was showery, with occasional gusts of wind. At lunch time the game looked very favourable for New South "Wales, Sheridan and Gregory still being in, and only two wickets for 104. They were at the wickets over two hours, and only one chance was given-that by Gregory, being nearly run out whon he was 7. . Shortly after 12 the game was resumed, Cosstick and "Wills bowling. Off the first five overs there was only ono run got ; then Gregory cut Cosstick for 4, and in the same over repeated the dose. Sheridan then got a single and a drive for 2. Herc Reid went on at Cosstick's ond, and Gregory got a single off his second ball; in the next over he cut him for 4. Sheridan then drove Wills for 4. Wills then tried slows, round arm, but they did not answer. Gordon then tried his slows, but both men still kept on adding to the score. Con way was trie...
SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
SINGLETON. ", t , . Fino Hour LU, seconda 112 por ton ; wheat Si Od to - s. oats 4s, mata 3sOil, barley 3s, per bushel; pollanl pw1&lt;»Tj» . bran 4s per bnshol hay (oaten) L3 10s, wheaton. L2 J-Os. lucerno L210s, per ton ; potatoes 3s, onions fis perxwt bacon 7(1, butter Od, cheeso 4d to 5d per lb. ; eggs Sd per dozen , fowls 2s to 2s Od per pair.
Advice to Young Farmers. HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF POOR. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Advice to Young Farmers. j. HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF POOR. I Not taking a good paper. . jj Keeping no account of home operations. Paying no I attention to the maxim, " a stich in time saves niño," I in regard to the sowing of grain and planting of seeil at the proper season. Leaving tho reapers, ploughs, cultivators, &c., uncovered from tho rain and heat of the sun. More money is lost in this way than most peoplo «aro willing to heliovo. Permitting broken implements to be scattered over the farm until they are irreparable. Ono of the seven wise nren of Greece said only this to prove his sonso-r " The timo to mend tho plow is when tho plow breaks." Attending auction sales, and purchasing all kinds of trumpery, because, in the words of tho vender, tho' | articles are "very cheap." J Allowing fences to remain unrepaired until strang0 | cattle are found grazing in tho paddocks, and bruising 1 the fruit trees. j I Disbelieving tho principle of a.rotation of crops before ! ' making a ...
HOW TO GET RICH. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
HOW TO GET RICH. Tho secret of gottiiig rich, I take it, lies inamttsholl; Spend less than yon earn." A man who socs to it that he does that, at tho end of ovory week, month, and year, will be sure to get ahead. It was on thia principle that Sally and I begun housekeeping, and overv year has seen a little progress, until wo hávo got things fixed up pretty much to suit us. By a fixed habit we live -within our means, and this makes a rich man in town or in country, no matter what his bank account is. "We didn't have any carpets on the floors . at first, because I thought the land wanted a carpet of manure a great deal the most. But the money that I kept laying out on the land at last began to como back, so that we could have a Brussels carpot without run ning into dobt for it. It was rather a proud day when that roll of carpeting was brought into tho house. Sally had waited for it a dozen years, and every thread of it came out of hor own bones,-as much as if she had j spiinandwoveit a...
RAILWAY PRODUCE DEPOT. (ELLIS [?]AND CO.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
RAILWAY PRODUCE DEPOT. (ELLIS IAND CO.) _ List of prices obtained during tho past week for livo stock and produce;-Flpur.: Tine, ton of 20001bs L13, second, Lil- por ton; bran ls per bushel; milch cows L4-12s Od to L8 103, calvos 8s Gd to Ll 13s Gd, sheep 5s 3d to 10s, lambs da Gd to 9s Gd, pigs (live) 15s to Ll 14s, suckors 3s Gd to 7s each; calfskins 2s to 3s Gd each; sheepskins 3d to Sd per lb; taliow Ll Ss to Ll 13s Çorowt; hides 10s to Ll 2s each; wool (grease) ñ.jd to Gf/d per lb. Poultry: Powis 3s to 4s ld, ducks 3s to 4s, geeso Ss to Ss Gd, turkeys Ss 9d to 17s, pigeons ls ld. Dairy produce : Putter (roll) 3id to Hid, (keg) 3d to 7id, cheese 4d to Cid per lb ; eggs ls 3d to 2s ljd per dozen ; honey 4d to 5d, beeswax ls to ls ld per lb. Vegetables : Pota toes 3s to 4s per cwt. Finit : Grapes ljjd to 2.',d per lb. Forago : Straw ls Gd to 2s, lucerne ls Od to"2s 3d, oaten 2s 9d to 5s Gd per cwt ; wheat 4s to Ss Gd, 11 aizo 2s Gd to 3s, oats 3s, barley (English) 3s to 4s, (Cape)...
Manure Making in Summer. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Manure Making in Summer. There is no work on fife farm which pays better in any weather than that devoted to increasing tho manure heap. It is desirable in all cases toproteot manuro from the weathor, in sheds or basemonts, if possible. If exposed to sun and rain, in open yards, much of its value! is lost in tho form of volatile gases which pass off in the air, and more yet is leached away, and floats along to road side ditches or brooks and is gone for ever. So much of tho winter's accumulations as romain should bo gathered up and mixed with muck, loam, sod, or leaves, undor cover if possible, and worked over occasionally, to make it fino arid guard against loss by excessive fer mentation. The inolosures where cows aro yarded at night in summer, and tho pig-yard should be plentifully supplied with absorbents of some kind. There is noth ing better than sods. Tho decomposing roots, enriched by liquid and solid excrements, maka a capital ferti lizer for any crop. Stock yards should bo...
Tea and Silk Growing. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 5 March 1870
Tea and Silk Growing. THE editor of Thc Alla California has had a visit from Herr Schnell, tho leader of tho Japaneso colony, which recently settled in Caufornia. Ito reports that all of them had a severe acclimating fever, from which they aro now recovered. They aro now cutting their grain, and after a fow lessons they loamed to wield the cradle adroitly. Considering how much moro that instrument cuts in a day, thoy at onco gavo it preference ovor their accustomed sickle Tho tea nuts which they planted on their dry rolling land of choico,- aro all up to a finger's height, which is mbi-o than they would do in Japan in so short a time. They aro all tea-gardeners and tea-makers. They mean to make tea their specialty. Its success admits of no question. Such frosts as we have in our foothills aro beneficial to the plant. Tho best teas always como from plants that have GO days snow and frost. Tho toa plant is a camelia. It bears a fragrant flower. It will probably grow very bushy in tins...