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Agricultural Society of New South Wales. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Agricultural Society of New South Wales. Tlie monthly meeting of tho Council wis hohl at tho Society's Rooms, 227 George-street, at 2.30, on Wed nesday, 2nd instant, Sir W. Macarthur in the chair. Members present : Messrs. E. K. and J. Nowlnn, J. Thompson, Hon. T. Holt, Dr. Jenkins, Messrs. D. Crichton, H. Recd, J, J. Calvert, Hon. J. Chisholm, Messrs. H. Beit, J. Alger, P. N. Trchcck, and A. Bruce. The minutes of last mooting having been read and confirmed, tho following correspondence -was read, viz. :-1. Letter from A. Henry, Esq., Privato Secre tary to his Excellency tho Earl of Belmoro, expressing his Lordship's regret at hoing unable to attend this meeting. 2. From Mr. J. Black, Musclehrook, claiming tho assistanco of tho Society in obtaining from tho Government protection for the Angora goats. 3. From Melbourne Public Library, acknowledging receipt of society's journal. 4. Mr. B, Backhouse, requesting that an application be made through the society to tho City Corporation for...
Mining Items. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Mining Items. Tiru Western Post mentions tho discovery of a reef, tho best yot offered in the district. It appears it was found about eight weeks ago at DoviTs Hole, Clarke'« Creek,' and is known as the Eaglehawk. Thcyciii is said to bo good in ovcry rospeot ; it averages about a foot ; sulphides abound, containing a large percentage of gold. Thc walls aro good, with a black-lead slate casing. Tho roof is tolerably easily worked ; and lastf but not least, contains a suiliccncy of tho yellow metal to pay well. Various aro tho opinions respecting tho yield, but tho general impression is that it will return from IA OK, to 3 oz., but in a fortnight tho stampers will bo at work on it, and settle the question. Tho history of tho Eagle hawk is a very singular ono, showing that a man may bo witliin a few foot of his fortuno, and yet miss it, in mining. Tho lato Mr. Tucker, who was a vory cntcri>rjsii)g man, had several claims on a gold bearing vein which crossed tho present ono near whor...
SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
SINGLETON. ( Fino flour, JJ14 ; seconds, L12 per ton ; wheat,. 3s Gd to 4s ; oats, 4s; maize, 3s Gd; barley, 3s; bran, 4s per bushel; hay (oaten) L3 10s ; wheaton, L2 10s ; lucerne, L2 10s per ton ; potatoes, 3s; onions, Cs per cwt; bacon, 7d ; butter, Od; cheese, from 4s to 6s per lb ; fowls, per pair, from 2s to 2s Gd.
Extraordinary Natural Phenomenon in New Zealand. "THE SPECTRE OF THE BROCKEN." [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Extraordinary Natural Pheno I menon in New Zealand. "THE SPECTRE OP THE BROCKEN." The remarkable »natural phenomenon, nonukri«, known as "The Spectre of the Brocken," from havbiff been first notioed on the Brocken, the highest of tho Hartz Mountains, in Germany, has lately been wit nessed in Now Zealand. What is generally understood by the terni ' ' Spectro of tho Brocken, " is the figure of a man of gigantio proportions, seen against the sky the spectral figuro imitating with the utmost exaotnesss every motion and movement of the observer. The phenomenon was regarded with the most superstitious feelings by tho German peasantry, and numberless tales of tho most mysterious and wonderful kind aavo long been current on tho European Continent respect ing it. The solution of .the Brocken gesvemt as tho Gormans call it, is found in tho fact that tho mountain is very often veiled in mist and cloudy strata, and when this is the casó at oi' about sunset or sunrise tho shadow of a man or any ...
COOMA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
COOMA. .Wheat 4s to 5s per bushel: flour (firsts) L20, seconds LID Eer ton ; potatoes 03 to 8s per cwt, oats 7s Cd to 8s per bushel, hy LS toLlO per ton, maize Os to 7s per bushel, bread Od per 2-lb. loaf, beef 4d, mutton 3d per lb. ; cheese not quoted; butter (frosh) ls, salt lOd to ls, bacon Cd to 7d per lb. ; eggs ls Od to ls Od per dozen.
Melbourne Stock Market. DALMAHOY CAMPBELL, AND CO'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Melbourne Stock Market. DAIÍMA.HOY CAMPBELL, AND CO'S REPORT. FAT CATTLE.-2003 head* Vero 'entered ¿for tho week'« supply, 1001 of which wore yarded and disposed of this day. The balance will bo offered to-morrow, i > The description of= thoso to hand ranged from ' inferior to good, with a few ; prime . : ; pens amongst them, all of which were from tho North, and. ; with the exception of a very small proportion they had evl-> dontly fallen off very much on the road. Thoro was a good attondence of the trade, including some country butchers, but owing to tho number entered being in excess of roquiromonts >, prices ruled lower by about 15s per head on last week's quota- , Mons, say best beef 20s per 100 lbs, or best bullocks, L7 to L7. . 15s ; second, LO to LOlOs ; inferior, from L3 upwards ; best , . cows, LO to LO 10s, a few primo up to L7 12s Od ; second, XS ' . toLSlOs. ÍVo sold 221 head for Mr. AV. Hoffman, of Merri Morrl Gal station, and 12 head for Mr. Mccallum, from Me...
Mudgee Stock Report. CROSSING AND COX. Mudgee, 7th March. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
? Mudgee Stock Report. CROSSING AND COX. Mudgeo, 7th March. KAT CATTLE.-Tho market has been fully supplied with quality, ranging from inferior to good ; for tho former, prices havo given way to fully the extent of 10s per head, whilst for good and primo lots thero is no nmtorial chango noticeable. We sold 30 head from 60s to 87s, 40 ditto CO to 110. FAT SHEEP.-Wo havo no alteration to report, good and prime lots being firm at recent quotations. SronE CATTLE.-Iteally well-bred lots of good ages are much inquired for, but few such are offering. Prices may bo quoted as unaltered. STORE SHEEP.-We have quitted ono lot of 1200 ewes, at satisfactory prices, and have placed under offer a largo flock of wedders. STATIONS.-Shcop properties aro coming moro into favour. The demand being principally for either good fattening runs, or good sound country with good quality woollcd sheep. First-class cattle properties arc also inquired for. Wo have one small property, with sheep, to offer at auction...
Stock and Station Report. DAWSON AND CO. March 10th. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Stock and Station Report. DAWSON AND CO. Mardi 10th. FAT CATTI.K.- Large numbers in, and1 market dull. Prices are about as last quoted, showing a declino of fully 20s per head. "Wo quote prime bullocks at L5 to L5 5s each. FAT SfiEEi'.-A very full supply to hand this week, causing a comparative glut, yet primo wothors have brought 8s and Os. Inferior sheep aro very unsaleable. FAT LAM ns.-Supply short. Wo have sold some at 11s Od. STORE CATTLE.-Tho markot shows no chango. STORK SHEKP.-This market is also unaltered. Tho demand continues good, and the lato rains should give an impetus to stock generally. HORSES.-Large animals of inferior stock for. which prices continue to rulo low, while good horses bring very satisfactory prices. Some fine colts avoraged about L15 each this week. ' STATIONS.-No fresh transactions to roport, but wo have many inquiries for suitable properties.
The Horse Question. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
The Horse Question. WITH roforenco to Mr. Rossi's lotter nnd petition, ns published in our issue of tho 5th ultimo, advocating tho imposition of a tax of five shillings per.bead on mares, wo learn that tho following' counter-petition is in circulation. It originated, wo .understand, with a number of gontlemen in tho neighbourhood of Quean beyan, who wero themselves most anxious to seo an improvement in horse stock, and did no*t like to oppose an effort made in tho right direction, without pro posing what they themselves considered something better. No plan can of courso meot everyone's views ; but, without some such measure, hew aro tho wild horses to bo exterminated, till tho-country is entirely fenced in and thickly populated ? The accompanying petition has already been signed by numbors of all classes of horse-breeders, from tho owner of ono to that of hundreds of horsos ; and tho names of well known mon liko Messrs. George Campbell, Thomas Routledge, William Davis, and others, a...
PETITION IN FAVOUR OF A TAX ON ENTIRE HORSES AND AGAINST THE PROPOSED FIVE SHILLINGS TAX ON ALL MARES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
PETITION IN FAVOUR OP A TAX OW wWm HORSES AND AGAINST THE P^Pospr?NïttB SHILLINGS TAX ON ALL MARES SED FlvB To tho Honorable tho Members of tho Legislativo AssomM. in Parliament assomblod. -WWOIJ Tho humble petition of tho undersigned respectfuii, sheweth- uu; That your petitioners are informed that a volition ls bein, algned by some in favour of a tax of ilvo shillings each »! annum upon all mares capablo of breeding in tho colonel New South Wales. wm^1 That your petitioners, who as breeders aro Interested tn i tho subject, aro of opinion that such tax ripon mares is ni reasonable, unjust, and not calculated to produco that tm I provement in colonial horse stock which they are so anxlaai ' to attain. . That, as tho most practical mensuro for promoting tho kn provement of horse stock and for tho encouragement and protection of persons importing or breeding superior stallion in this colony, your petitioners would suggest that a tax ol I ton pounds (£10) per annum bo Imposed on every ...
THE GRAZIER. Foot Rot in Sheep. LECTURE BY J. POTTIE, VETERINARY SURGEON, SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
77 THE GRAZIER._ j Foot Rot in Sheep. -T^UBB OT J-' POTTIE, VETERINARY SlJIlGEON, I JJEOTU^ SYDNEY. . ; iVniv iasfc lecture I diroctod your attention towards 1 TiV^naualified uso of tho tenu foot rot, necessarily a host of misconceptions about tho practical '" HBfetfoa of the subject. Oui- analyses of the ««mns and their component parts forced "on us a 1 rietv of pathological conditions, for generations linked upon as analogous, and not only so, but physio r,Atholô"ical investigations clearly proves that any nna tissue, glandular structure, or cellular life may ' ns not only the" primary, but continuo the oxclusivo, " ° ftt 0f disease, and for simplicity sake wo considered first the nature of the inj uries and their modo of treat ment. Following up tho simple order of skin disease, . recomo to the , ' S- VESICULAR. SCALDING. This state, wo know, owes its origin to a variety of causeB, but foremost stand tho damp, dow, clay clogging, and filthy yards. Wo pass now from tho causes to t...
THE CULTIVATOR. Cultivation of the Tea Plant. THE JAPANESE COLONY IN CALIFOENIA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
THE CULTIVATOR. Cultivation of the Tea Plant. THE JAPANESE COLONY IN OALIFOENIA, From, tlie correspondent of a San Francisco journal just received, wo learn .tho following. interesting fach relative to an experiment now in progress in California with tho view of introducing tho cultivation of the tea plant into that country : Gold Hill, El Dorado County, was formerly ono of the richest mining regions of Calif ornia, is now comparatively deserted, and its mines mostly abandoned. Agriculture has grown to bo a giant, while mining has wasted its boat energies, and stands old and decrepidinthe presence of its youthful and vigorous compotitor. None appreciate this wonderful change moro than tho miners, and they are filled with sadness at the thought that the days of lucky strikes and big nuggets are nearly at an end. They feel it also in their pockets-those whose pockets aro not empty, and hence devoid of sensitiveness-and many of them aro trying to struggle put of the current in which th...
Improved Corn-sheller. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Improved Corn-sheller. THE Corn Sheller shown in our engraving has some advantages which wo havo not yet mot with in other efficient machines, tho most prominent of which is its cheapucss,tho price of a single machine hoing only a pound or two. Another groat advan tage is its simplicity. It has no goaring, and there are no parts liahlo to get out of order. With theso osseniial conditions of success, it combines strength, durability, and efficiency. Its moro important work ing parts aro, a toothed revolving shelling disk, and a segment of a tubo or funnel with its concavity facing tho shelling disk, into which the corn is fed. This tubular sogmont is forced toward tho shelling disk by a coiled spring which surrounds tho shaft ol tho shelling disk, and acts between one of tho bear ings of that shaft and tho segment, which thus forms a kind of adjustable hopper. The lower part of this hopper is expanded into a drum which surrounds the shaft, and also certain teeth of the shelling disk ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
WS. RESPECTFULLY solicits the . attention of Gentlemen to his large and carefully telected stuck of now and fasliionable goods, just to hand, Smith's London Made Eureka Shirts, Bi 6d EACH, or 33s. THE HALF-DOZEN. The best Value in the Trade. ntrrffS FEINTED CAMBRIC SHIRTS, ¡JUT tho most fasionuble styles. SMITH'S SILK, S^KgMIXWIlES,. and ALL-AVOOL ytir.nl SHIRTS READY FOR USE ÛOYÏ «nd[YOUTHS' SHIRTS, all sizes. nNDERSHIRTS and DRAWERS SK HOSIERY tiniis' and GENTLEMEN S First Choice JOSEPHINE KID GLOVES. ' Also, rtmlra Scarfs, Ties, Collars, Handkerchiefs, Braces, Bolts Turbans wristbands. THE NEW STRIPED REFORM FRONTS, with wristbands to match. PERFUMERY and TOILET REQUISITES, Purses, Portemonnaies, Tourist Cases, &c. THE VELOCIPEDE HANDKERCHIEF, ls Od EACH, or 3 for 4s. DERBY DUST COATS UGHT SUMMER OVERCOATS SHOWER-PROOF OVERCOATS WATERPROOF CLOTHING._ «.Rib NAGASAKI UMBRELLA, 21s lWUb ditto ditto, 22s Od Superior ditto ditto, 25s. _ NOW OPEN, EX GLENDOWER, Two Cases PORTMA...
LADIES' COLUMN. Preserving Fresh Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
I LADIES' COLUMN. . Preserving Fresh Plowers. i Flowers may bo kept in fair condition, say for a week or ton days, according to the species selected for ! bouqets and the timo of the year, by renewing the water every alternato day, and, while doing so, reject ing decayed flowers and leaves, and taking caro to cut off from tho stems immersed in water, with a sharp pair of scissors, about from a quarter to a half inoh of the length ; then should be addod to the water about a pinch of salt, and a few grains of saltpetre for every pint of fluid. When flowers are very much faded, they maybe revived by immersion sof the stems for two or three minutes in hot water, or, better yet, in-strong spirits of wino,' or eau de cologne. In some cases, liquid ammonia maybe advantageously applied to the steins for a few minutes to revive the flowers. Theso recommendations are applied by several of tho largest horticulturists of Ghent and other parts of Belgium, and found to answer in practice very wel...
Household Receipts. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
Household Receipts. SHORT BISCUITS.--Half a pound of butter, half a pound of sifted sugar, ono egg, a little ginger, and a few carraway seeds, with as much flour as will make it into a paste ; roll it out and cut it into biscuits. ESSENCE OP GINGER.-Let four ounces of Jamaica ginger be well bruised, and put it into a pint of rectified spirits of wine. Let it remain a fortnight, then press and filter it. A little essence of cayenne may be added if wished. ' To TAKE INK STAINS OUT OP A COLOURED TABLE COVER.-Dissolve a teaspoonful of oxalic acid ia a tea cup of hot water ; rub tho stained part well with the solution. Milk of Hoses is made thus : Put two ounces of rose, water, a .teaspoonful of oil of almonds, and, twelve ropsof oil of tartar, into a bottle, and shako the whole dil well mixed. tiA good plan of preserving apples is as follows : Into the bottom of & glazed jar well dried, place some pebbles, just to cover the surface ; fill tho jar with perfectly sound apples, rub...
CHALLENGE SHIELD CHESS TOURNAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
CHALLENGE SHIELD CHESS TOURNAMENT, THE committee of the School of Arts Chess Club have arranged for a challenge shield tournament, or championship chess contest, in which a large number of players, both from the city and Darlinghurst clubs, are likely to compete. Early last August a tournament was commenced amongst the members of this club for four prizes, and twenty-two competitors entered the lists; twenty playing throughout the tournament, and giving a total of 400 games before the four prize-takers could bo named. The time occupied 'in playing the tournament was rather over two months ; and as some difficulty is experienced in players meeting as the number competing becomes reduced, it has been ; deemed advisable for the ensuing winter to establish a ; shield championship, tho following being a brief outline of. the regulations, under which the contest will be conducted : . hi the first instance, a champion to hold tho shield will . be selected by ballot, and as many opponents a...
CHESS. PROBLEM II. BLACK. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
: CHESS. ' ; PEOBLEÄI ll. j.. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and malo in threo moves. i , ThjB solution will be given in our next. F , ANSWER TO PROBLEM IN OUR LAST ISSUE. ! ¡ : White. Black. 1, Q to KKt. 4 (ch)) 1. K takes Q (only move). 2. Kt. to KB. C (oh) 2. K moves. 3,.Castle to ICO 5 (mate). "WP."-Y/our solution of the problem ls incorrect. "I X"-Who sends the correct solution of No. J problem, ; asks in reference to it-"Would it not be moro honourable ' to win tho gama in/our moves without loss of the Queen ', which can also bo done ?" We reply that in chess the ? object ls to mate in the smallest number of mpves ; and , therefore, solong as tho rules are strictly adhered,to, we ? : . cannot see that there can be anything dishonourable in i,., In tho mode adopted. If sentiment is tobo introduced, where is it to end ?
The Burning of a Theatre. DREADFUL SCENE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 March 1870
The Burning of a Theatre. DREADFUL SCENE. Tho MHwaulcce Wisconsin of November 16, has the following details of tho burning of the theatre in thal city at about 10 o'clock on Monday night. Tho fire occurred during a sword cambat, in which a rapioi was hurlod against one of tho kerosene lamps witt which tho stago was illuminated, shivering it into atoms. Tho audience, seeing the danger, made'o rush for the door, when ono of tho actor, fearing o jam,urgcd them to remain in their places, statingthaf tho flames would soon bo subdued. The fire, how over, spread with lightning-liko rapidity. li fact, so rapid was the progross ot tho devouring element that a majority of tho audience barely roached tho walk. A number of those wto escaped wero horribly burned about tho hands and face. Others were engulfed in a fiery tomb. Tho shrieks of tho victims could plainly bo hoard at some distance from tho burning building, and thrilled with awo hundrods of bravo hearts powerless to savo, Sovoral men a...