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MUDGEE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
MUDGEE. Fat cattle from L5 to LO, wheat 2s Cd to Ss Sd, corn Cs (old), potatoes 7s fid to 8i per cwt, oaten hay LS to L4 per ton, fowls 3s to fs Od per pair, ducks 6s per pair, turkeys Os to 7s Ort each, butter ls 3d, cheese 8d to Od, ogga 12d per dozen, bag leather, per Bide, lös ; harness leather ls ld, solo leather 10(1, kip ls Od to ls 8d, calfskins 3s to 5s per lb ; basils, per dozeo, 14s.
KITCHEN GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
i_,_: KITOICEN G AUDEN. Tho weather is now exceedingly favourable for gardonlng operations, and most of tho hardy vegetables, as tiiis is tho most busy month of tho year for general cropping purposes, may bo sown out as required. Seeds of cabbago and cauli flower may be sown for Buccssslon, and plants of both hinds, if largo enough, may bo plnuted out. Radishes and sinai sulads will succeed well. Celery may bo planted out in favourable weather, and lettuoo may bo set out at discretion, seeds of both being sown for succcssional crops. This is thc month to grow watercress, and it U recommended that they should be planted in a trench witli a bottom layer of thoroughly ratten dung. Peas of tho hardier lcinds, and broad boans may bo sown largely. Onions, for general crop sliould also be sown whore good rich, friablo soil ia available. Spanish and red beet may bo sown with advantage. Kidney and other potatoes may still he planted, and attention must be paid to earthing up thosu that have ...
FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
? l'LOWEtl GARDEN. Bulbs muy bo cxtcusivoty planted, such ns anemone, ranun culus, hyacinth, narcissus, iris, ixiu, sparaxis, tritonia, Wat sonia, awl spring blooming gladioli. Evergreens may be advantageously planted. All kindB of pot-grown plants may also bu planted this mouth ; tho soil m which should bo moderately rich, with a fair admixture of sand and well drained. Cuttings of pinks, carnations, and other favourite plants, especially tho soft wooded, may be put in., Pansies, sweet williams, and other perennial plants may bo propagated by divisions or cuttings. Camellia buds should bo thinned out, and all plants which aro diilicult to striko in tho way of cuttings should bo layorod. Stake and tie up all lato growing kinds of . autumnal flowering, plants. lioso cuttings may bc planted in a week or so.
FRUIT GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
FRUIT CARDEN. Trench tho huid for planting fruit trees, us tho planting season is at hand. Thu soil should bo woll worked beforo it arrives. Public attention has recently been directed to thu fact that orango trees should be planted towards tho end of tho- month. Budding must bo continued and vinos should bo tied up to prevent tho long shoots being broken by tho winds. Strawberry plantations should bo proceeded with. If planted at an carly period, using runners of tho present season, thoy will get firmly rooted beforo thc spring. Should tho orango trees bo attacked by thc cocus, &c, a dressing of Hmo and sulphur should bo applied to tho branches, lt is essential to pay at tention to tlie ligatures ol' newly budded vines, and to loosen them when rcmiirud, so aa to protect thu bark from being in jured.
BALLARAT V. NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
BALLARAT V. NEW SOUTH WALES. xuo manon Between the Ballarat and New South nales cricketers was commenced on the ground of the former on Tuesday, 1st instant. Delightful weather was experienced, and this, with tho attractions of the game! brought at one time 1000 people to tho ground. Twopenny, the aboriginal, who did not provo so des tructive as" was fondly hoped in Melbourne, was left «hind in Melbourne, his place in tho N. S. W. team teing filled by.Mr. Park, (tho 12th man), who both ni toe field and with the willow showed that ho ought to we,-.been', in the Intercolonial. O. Thompson, the long-stop, ¿Iso gave place to Mr. Teoco ; this last T"»ge, however, weakened rather than strengthened we team, The. toss was won by the Ballarat captain, who «ected to send his own mon to the Aviokets, and the «ame opened by Figgis and Bennett at tho wickets, to we bowling of Laurence. Tho play of the team as a ^rhole was vary good, but Watson distinguished lvim *.« bj'remainingat tho wickets wh...
SINGLE-WICKET MATCH. BALLARAT. FIRST INNINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
SINGLE-WICKET MATCH. BAIXAItAï. FIK8T HïNINOS. B. J. Figgis, c and b D. Gregory AV. H. Figgis, b D. Gregory Sanderson, c and b D. Gregory .. T. Huddlestone, 1 b.w, b D. Gregory Total .. .. .. .. 17 : Analysis of the Bowling.-D. Gregory bowled 58 balls, 17 runs, 1 maiden, 4 wickets. SYDNEY. FIBST INKINGS. Coates, b Huddlestone .. .. .. 0 Teece, b Huddlestone ,. .. .. 1 C. Thompson, b Huddlestone .. .. 0 D. Gregory, b Huddlestone .. ..0 No balls .. .; .. .. 4 Total .. .. .. .. G Analysis of the Bowling, -Huddlestone bowled 42 balls, 1 nm, 4 maidens, 4 wickets, 4 no balls. BALLARAT. SECOND INNINGS. AV. H. Figgis, b Huddlestone .. ..4
Insolvency Court. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Insolvency Oourt. In tlio estate of Thomas Dawson, of Pitt-street, Sydnoy, gentleman. Liabilities, L240 18s. 6d. Assets, L80. Deficiency, L160 18s Gd. David Baillie, of Cowra, contractor, on the petition of Mary Ann Beale, of George-street, Sydney. Day to show cause the 17th March. Official assignee, Mr. P. T. Humphery. "William Kelly, of Bazaar Hotel, Pitt -street, Syd noy, innkeeper. Liabilities, £270 8s Gd. Assets, £54 14s Gd. Deficiency, £215 14s 2d. Mr. Sempill, official assignee. John Nowburn, of Five-Mile Creek, "Walla "Walla, near Burrowa, farmer. Causes of insolvency : Having lost two cases of trospass in tho District Oourt at Burrowa. Liabilities, £80 7s 4d. Assets, £168 10s. Surplus, £88 2s Gd. Mr. Mackenzie, official assignee.
Hunter River News. [FROM A. CORRESPONDENT.] WEST MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Hunter River News. [FROM A. CORRESPONDENT.] .WEST MAITLAND. On Monday, the ist instant, a tea party and soiree of an unusually interesting oharacter, took place in St. Mary's Schoolroom, Elgin-stroot. Tho soires in question was given to tho Kev. R. Chapman, the respected incumbent of St. Mary's Church (Episcopalian), by tho teachers of St. Mary's Sabbath-sohool. A number of friends were invited, and a most agreeable evening was spent ; so much so that the com pany ware sorry when the hour for separating came. . The. meeting after tho tea was addrossod by the Kev. Mr. Colyer, Walsh, Bode, and other gontlemon, and soldora, if ever, were addresses moro suitable to tho occasion than these ware. Ke unions of this kind cannot be too much commendod, as they tend materially to produce a good understanding between pastor and peoples-a most desirable thing in connection with any congregation. There has been a good deal of correspondence of late in tho Sydney papers respecting Mutual Improveme...
Aquatics. RACES TO CONE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Aquatics. RACES TO CONE. . .'. Prince Alfred Yaoht Club-For Commodore's and C. lt. Moore's Prize, March 19. Rush and Hickey-Watermen's skiffs, March 20. THE PBOPOSED ROWING CLUB.-There is no sport that has higher claims on this community for encourage ment and support than that of aquatics, audit certainly should be our national sport; Sinoe the victory over .tho Victorians some years sinoo, tho rowing clement has receded from its high estate. and it can soarcely . remain at its present-low ebb for any length of time. We aro glad to notice that a reaction is about to set in, |a number of gentlemen who have for years been, support«. ers of scientific raoingboth hore and in England have taken tho matter up, and there aro already strong indications that it will nourish as of yore. A . difficulty at present presents itself with respect, to .a suitable site for tho Club's boathîg shed. : Tho most central situation is that at Fort Macquarie, in ithe, vi cinity of the Government boat-shed,...
INTERNATIONAL PEDESTRIAN MATCH. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
INTERNATIONAL PEDESTRIAN MATCH. T_",-nA« T% » mr 1 [BY ELEOTKIO TELEGRAPH.J THE first three heats of the match between Harris, the Champion of the Australian colonies, and Howitt, the English pedestrian, took place on tho Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Saturday last, in tho presence of a very large concourse of people. The friends of both' men were very sanguine, but tho betting was 5 to 4 in favour of Hewitt. The ground was rather heavy, owing to a fall of rain during the night. 150 Yards Kaco. A good start was obtained. Harris having a slight advantage, which ho maintained, and came in a winner by 3 yards. Time-15,-} seconds. 200 Yards Hace.-Hewitt got tho lead at the outset, and kept it for about 150 yards ; Harris then overtook and passed, him, and won the race in splendid style. Time-20.f seconds. The cheering at tho close of this race was tremendous. 300 Yards Eace.-Hewitt led' for the greater part of tho way ; tho race then became very close, and at tho finish there was a dead ...
The Volunteers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
The Volunteers. In continuation of tho subjeot commented upon in our issue of February 2Gth, viz., regimental organiza tion in relation to affaira unconnected with military duties, wo again lay a few facts before our readers and those interested in the well being of the various" vol unteer corps in Sydney and suburbs. We pointed out that shooting and regimental committees # are formed in every battalion or regiment of note in England, whose duties aro the arrangement of all matters re lating to questions which may arise in connection with the affairs of tho battalion or regiment, as the case may be. Thus, as a matter of course, everything relating to shooting, such as challenges emanating from other battalions, organization of prize meetings, &c, are matters with whioh this committee have to deal ; and it is to this branch as moro particularly affecting the welfare and harmony of the volunteers in and around Sydney that wo will deal with at present. We would very particularl...
MINES AND MINING. Upper Adelong and Tumberumba. (FROM OUR TRAVELING REPORTER.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
MINES AND MINING. - ' Upper Adelong and Tumberumba. (FROM OUR TRAVELING REPORTER.) I Two milos AV. of Watson's Store, Upper Adoloi is the "Whito.Dog" Beóf, so namod becauso it v discovered by a white dog in tho act of buryi his bonos (not his own, but borrowed for tho oci sion). This reef is two foot wido in piucos, and was test twolvo yoars ago. It went 17 dwts and 7\ dwts Adolong, but was, of cburso, nonpayable at that tin Speculators from Ballarat have recently visited it, tho faith of samples oxhibited in Ballarat^ I am t&lt; they wero not satisfied with tho appearance of t reef. From "Watson's you perform tho singular oporati of "rising a spur" and find yourself amongst tho I butnrics of tho Gilmore, though for aught you km they may bo tributaries of anything. Hero wo ha timber 150 feet high, and growing so thick that t trees look like parasols with minuto tops, and ti mondous long handles ; there areno 'possumshoroho ever to run up them, it is out ofthoirlatitudo ; ari...
Grenfell. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Grenfell. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT. J M.AUOH '¿.-During tho last week wo wore transported from tko torrid zone to tko north polo ; but this week wo aro favoured with a fine . refreshing rain. It com menced this morning about 10 o'clock, and has con tinued tho whole day. It certainly will tako a long time to nil tho dams with so gentío a rain ; but it has the appearance of a rough night and heavier downpour, j Should this bo the case, it will cause a great addition to tho noxt escort, for thcro aro somo very heavy paddocks of wasbdirt both at tho Quandong and tho Two-Milo. At tho latter place mining affairs generally aro satis factory. At moderately short intervals tho red flag makes its appearance, encouraging thc hopeful digger to rcnow his search for tho guttor, which is allowed by all to bo one.of tho most circuitous loads over opened, from which causo it gives employment to a largo popu lation of minors. At the upper end of tho Milkman's Gully the prospectors arc expected to bottom...
Stock and Share Market. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Stock and Share Market. The week has been again dull intheyshare market, and'transactions are unimportant. In bank stock, sales of City bavo been made at Lil 12s Gd, and Lil 15s ; Joint Stock, L8 15s and L817s6d. Otber stock unaltered. 1 In steam no business has been done, and prices are unaltered. i Insurance stock is rather depressed; sales of New South Wales Marine have been made at L2 12s Gd ; Pacific's, L210s ; Sydney Fire, L2 5B ; Mining shares do not meet buyers readily ; Peak Downs Copper sold- at from 30s to 31s. In Debentures-New South Wales terminables, 1871 to '97 at 100 ; Queensland Government Treasury Bills, 70 to 74, 101¿ ; and Pyrmont Bridgo, 98¿. COMPANIES. BANKS. Australasia Commercial. City . English, Scottish, and Australian .. Joint Stock .. .. London Chartered Oriental .. " .. .. New South "Wales New Zealand Union Mercantile , STEAM. Australasian Claronco&lUchmond,01d Ditto, Now Hunter Uiver Illawarra INSURANCE, Q enoral Marino .. New South Wales Marine...
THE DAIRY. Practical Hints for Ensuring Good Butter, and Plenty of it. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
. - THE DAIEY. Practical Hints for Ensuring Good Butter, and Plenty of it. . «Ail known fact, that perfectly sweet cream 'ÄTrnakc thS very best butter.. It will make WnVÍund butter, but it will bo insipid; that is, it g°u ho inferior in flavour to that made from r htlv acid cream. The reason of this is, that when m neVfectly sweet is churned, tho butter globules creiha broken by mechanical action alone, and the S is ap* t° be inched or.greasy, the grain being Swtrovod. When tho cream is slightly soured, the Si acid helps chemically to weaken tho casemo Socs of the globules. Tho butter comes more nuickly and nil other things being equal it is better to have tho cream somewhat acid. Tn the famous butter dairies of Pennsylvania, it is found that tho owners aro particular to keep tho milk Ind crown in cold water, and in skimming, it is their nraotdco to leave no milk with tho cream. They uso a slámmor, with very small holes, as fino as a sieve, »nd put no niilk into tho cream-pot ; but,...
Crown Land Sales. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Crown. Land Sales. In pursuance of tho provisions of tho Crown Lands Aliena tion Act tho following Lots of Land wll be offered for salo, by publlcauctlon, at the undermentioned places, at elovon o'clock, on tho days specified, at tho upset price affixed to each lot re spectively. (Deposit, 25 per cont.) SmouD.-25 April; Country lot : 14a County of Gloucester, Midge Island, in the Coolongolok Uiver, opposite Booth's por tions of 40 acres each, covered with water in ordinary Hoods, upset prlco £2 per aero. Town lots : ll of 2r each, lr 33p lr 3p 2r 24p, Villago of Bullah Dolah, upset price £8 per acra BENDEMEER.- 25th April; Country Lots: 41a County of Inglis, Barlsb of Conni, on tho right bank of Muluerindie River, about 1 milo obovo its confluence with Congi Creek ; 145a Parish of Looanga, on tho road from Bondomeer to Armidale, adjoining the eastern boundary of Stltt's 40 acres ; 103a Parish of Retreat, on tho right bank of Muluerindie Rlvor, about 1 mill westurly from Pringle's 51...
The Poultry Yard. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
The Poultry Yard. ONE of tho prinoipnl things that stand in tho way of farmors realising a good price for their poultry is the wrong timo it ia sent to market. As a rulo, the poorest1 time to soil poultry in a great city is whilo every butcher's stall is hung with most tempting cuts of stall fed boef. Somo extra poultry will sell then at fancy prioes, but thoro is really no demand for tho groat qunn táy.of ordinary birds that como in every day.1 They aro disposed of to tho poorer class of customers', at prices considerably lower than is obtained for ordinary bscf. ?Garule, livo poultry sells tho best in thc market, and 'hw is particularly tho case with spring chickons, that aro likely to present a scrawny and bony appcaranco when dressed. Tho orates hi Avhich they aro sent need not be made of oxpensive material, and they should not oe heavy, as this would add to tho cost of transportation, 'ney should have a good floor, and strong partition or end pièces ; but the sides nnd the top ...
Facts for Farmers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Facts for Farmers. IP vain your toil, you ought to blamo tho cultute, not I tho soil. It is worth repeating, again and again, that wot land must bo thoroughly undcrdrained. German bee-keepers are certain that fresh milk is tho I best artificial food for bees. Better spend your surplus money for manure than hide it in a bank vault, or an old stocking. Every owner of a horse should have such information as fits him to critioise the blacksmith. Two cigars and two pints of ale per day, and a big I dog all the year round, cannot fail to keep a poor man I poor. Wo bolievo in good fences, good barns, and good farm-houses, good orchards, and children enough to I pick tho fruit. Wanted-somebody to break down tho walls of dc marcatioh, and establish chemical affinities between ' science and practice in agriculture. ; ? .? "One who knows" makes it a point to selcot a I cow with a yellow skin. Ono whoso skin is pale or j colorless is not, be says, half so likely to producé, good buttor. " ?. ?'...