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New South Wales Parliament. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, 4TH MARCH. RAILWAX EXPENDITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
New South Wales Parliament. - LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. .l'iUHAV, 'ITU MAHOH. ? -KAILWAX EXl'ENDITURIi. Mr. LLOYD, as a formal motion, mo voil that there bo laid upon thu table of this Houso a return showing -1. The maximum loud tho engines in uso can draw, in avorago weather, on tho Great Northern Railway, from Wallsend Junction to Nowcastlc. 2. Tho maxi mum load ongines in uso can draw, in average weather, from Bowenfels to Penrith. 3. Cost of tho Great Northern Railway, from Wallsend Junction to New castle, exclusivo of stations, but inclusivo of sidings on wharf. 4. Cost of cranes, and of tho wharf frontage available for tho cranes. 5. Amount of gross receipts oa tho Groat Northern Railway ;J from' thc' Coal Companies tor ISO'.), ii. Estimated actual cost to the Govornmont of tho carriage of coal on tho Great Northern Railway for J Hi'.!), exclusivo of intorest on line, but inclusivo of all fair charges for wear and toar. 7. Tho estimated durability of tim present permanent way, on ...
EDITORIAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
EDITORIAL NOTES. A POINT of great importance to farmers and millers has beon decided by tho judicial committee of tho Privy Council in England, on an appeal from tho Supreme Court of Adelaide, in tho case of Randell against tho South Australian Insuranco Company. The appeal was argued on tho 14th December last. The decision (being for tho plaintiff) is to tho effect that millers aro liable for wheat stored with them in cases of fire, though no insurance is effected. THE matter about which Mr. Buchanan has raised such a hubbub in tho Assembly-tho flogging caso at Parramatta-was, wo think, dealt .with by tho Government in a marmor which will meot public approval. Tho schoolmaster was deprived of his situation, as he deserved to ho. But while conceding this much, wo cannot refrain from expressing our opinion that tho magistrates acted rightly in dis missing the charge against him. To deserve dis missal for undue- severity to those placed under his charge, is a very different thing from...
ADELAIDE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
I ADELAIDE. [ Saturday. Some five hundred persons attended a meeting of the unemployed in tho Town Hall last night. Reso lutions were passed affirming the duty of the Go vernment to find remunerativo work for the unem ployed. 1 Tho conduct of tho Government in calling out the troopers at the lato riot was severely comniontcd upon. ; The elections are beginning to. attract attention throughout tho country. !, Tho corn market is unchanged. Monday. j Tho Government in reply to a deputation from tho unemployed, promise tronching at 3s a day, and work'at the diggings and at tho south-eastern drain age workB. The election writs aro out for four batches. First election takes place on tho 28th March, and tho last return of writ is on May -1th. Mr. Reynolds has announced his intention not to present himself as a candidate Tuesday. Vere, tho St. Arnaud murderer, has boen identified near Strathalbyn, whero ho liad been working many monfhs. The police aro out aftor him. Electioneering is now en...
MELBOURNE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
MELBOURNE. . . " Saturday. An extensive failure is reported. Tho party in volved is a well known miller and squatter, and it is rumoured that tho liabilities amount to £300,000. Another large failure is spoken of. .A soldier named Gowan has been apprehended on a charge of having attempted to murder a woman named Parsons, at Sfc. Kilda Swamp, last.night. Adolph Johnson has been committed for trial. Monday. The funeral of tho Hon. Mr. M'Orao was largely attended. Wellington papers received hero to tho 21th ultimo state that sergeant Carkeet, reported to have been killed by falling into an ambuscade of To Kooti's followers, has turned up all right. Messrs. W. Dograves and Co.'s affairs are reported to be in an embarrassed state ; their liabilities aro estimated at £350,000, and their assets to exceed their liabilities by £100,000. Seventy-eight students have matriculated at the Melbourne University. Lieutenant Gordon has been presented with a magnificent cup for making such a high scor...
SECOND DAY. DISTRICT PLATE.—1½ MILES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
SECOND DAY. DISTRICT PLATE.-ls MILES. I Mischief. .1 Vanity '.2 Time, 2 inins. 51 sees. NOVEL BA0E.-1¿ MILES. Victor .1 Sportsman .. .2 Chief tu». '..8 Six others not placed. Time, 2 min. 53 secs, CIUTEUIOK HANDICAl*.-3 MILES. Norma, fl yrs, Cst 81b.1 Duke of Montrose, aged, 5st 101b .. ..2 Flying Dutchman, 4 yrs, Ost 01b .. .. 3 Strop, aged, Oat 91b ; Warrior, 6 yrs, OstDlb ; Praetor, 4 yrs, Sst 31b ; Milesian, aged, (Jst 21b ; Miss Constance, 4 yrs, Sst 91b ; and Monkoy, aged, 5st 71b-not placed. Time, 5 min. 39 seos. HANDICAP STEEPLECHASE. Dutchman, 4 yrs, lOst 81b.1 »kipper, 6 yrs, lOst 81b .2 Curryjong, 6 yrs, Dst lllu.8 Reindeer, 12st 71b ; Blabber, 12st 21b ; Bondo, list 41b : Shamrock, 9st 41b-not placed. The Gontlomen Riders' Race was won by Sportsman, beating Arbitrator ; and tho Consolation Handicap by Boatman. [ The settling on Monday night Avas very unsatisfac tory, but a good deal of business was done on coming events both here and at Randwick. Next' woek the Flemingto...
The Victorian Turf. GEELONG RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
The Victorian Turf. GEELONG- EACES. I THE Goolong Sportsmen appear tohnve had a very good meeting, judging from what -we rèad in the Aus tralasian ;'"but excepting as tho running treats upon future contests, it is not particularly intoresring to our racing readers in this colony. Warrior it is true twice sported silk ; but he did not either timo obtain a place. The "crack'-' of tho twojdays wa3 tho Dukeof¡Montroso, who won the first Handicap; and therefore will of courso have been backed a good doal. for tho two races at Melbourne this week. His Goolong weights wore j very light (only 5st. lOlbs.) ; and it has yet to be shown whether he can carry even a pound or two more suc cessfully, over Melbourne. This week decides the moot point ; but at all euents on the second day at Geelong, Norina, who was veiy fit gav© him twelve pounds and a beating, though not an easy one. The Eaces came oif as follows : FIBST DAY. lily . ... .. l Matilda. 2 beating three others. Time, 2min. 50sec. GEBLO...
TOWNSVILLE. Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
TOWNSVILLE." A "...t Maridav. Monday. A cyclone occurred on Sunday, tho 20th. 3?eb it commenced at 9 in the morning, and continued till dark. The BlackPrince, steamer, was »«wn on to tho beach at Cleveland Bay, and is a wai wreck; tho crew -were saved; the Wonder, Knooner, ,was stranded at the same place; many rjj1 .houses were blown down. Nearly' every ta» » 0Wn damAgo; some completely unroofed; ' 3torn up .by tho roots in the bush; ? inauturectionB creek8 and riverg ar6 fl00aed but no l^weloBt. Tho Boomerang took 1211 ozs. goldi a rich reef was discovered at the Cape.
BOWEN. Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
¡j ' BOWEN". j p.. i a , Monday. si weat nooda occurred at the Cape diggings ; half ij rehouses aro submerged, and nearly all the claims, ;} mcluding the "Onion and General Grant, caved in ; ??j worcefeare nearly all abandoned. Lloyd's machine ju the Upper Cape'narrowly escaped destruction; «a dam is washed away, and tho pump with it. ihe miners have nearly all gone to Specimen Gully, «aro doing pretty well. . Tho Townsville Company's machine is still near J-ownsvillo not able to travol; large numbers of iBoep wore washed away from tho Leichhardt, and wol destroyed on the Burdekin. wourablo news has boen received from the cop ia ^nes on tho Bowen River.
GRAFTON. Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
I GRAFTON. i Monday. I A shocking and mysterious murder took place at Casino, Mchmond Uiver, on Tuesday morning, last. Tho deceased, Colin Campbell, had been drinking at tho house of ono Palmer, and was discovered otter i cries of " help" and " murder" had been raised-it issaid by tho Police Magistrate and others-lying ! on tho ground in front of Palmer's, with a gash under I Us right ear, from which he quickly expired. There is considerable excitement over the matter ; and. a long magisterial inquiry is being held, already last ing threo days, before Mr. Stocks. On Saturday the Wlice applied to have the Police Magistrate and old Palmor-70 years old-arrested, which was done ; . rat both were admitted to bail. ' Heavy rains are falling.
CLEARANCES.—March 4. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
. CLEARANCES.-March 4. Balclutha, 269 tons, Captain AV. Hill, for Rockhamp ton. Passengers-Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Cook and two children, Mrs. Thomas, three children and servant, Mrs. Graham ; Mossrs. Staigor, J". A. Brodie, Jerrard, M. Thomas, Graham, and 5 in the steerage. City of Brisbane, 504 tons, Captain F. 0. Knight, for Brisbane. Passengers- Mrs. Blaok, child and sor vant, Mrs. Durreil, Miss Durroll, Mrs. Chatfield, Miss Chatfield, Mrs. Draper, Mrs. Drysdale, Miss Drysdale, Kev. AV. Draper, Hon. B, Towns ; Messrs. J. H. Davis, J. Crawford, Black, S. J. Hunt, Gregson, and 10 in tho steerage. March 5. Mary Anne AVilson, ship, 944 tons, Russell, for Hong Kong. Ceara, schooner, 172 tons, Darg, for Shanghai via AVollongong, in ballast. * Canaan, ship, 940 tons, 'Wilson, for London pn sengors-Eov. Mr. Walsh, Mrs. Walsh, MaaterWiiS?" Miss Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Garforth, Miss Hobson P. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Street, Masters Street ' tvv and Miss-street. , S.'i Hannah Newton, schooner, 112 to...