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Rainfall in Burnie. (TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
Itulnfnll In llurnle. (TO T11E ED1TOK.) Sin, — Does our' rain gunge nt Burnic register tho proper amount' o£ rainfall for tho township? It cannot owing to the position in which It is placed. Situated ou lie crown of a ride above the surrounding land, and at an elevation of (10ft. above the level of the sea, it is. exposed to all the furious gales of wind which visit that sito ; thereby driving the raiu past the mouth of the receiver instead of into it. A little Investigation will show us that when the rain, influenced by the winds, falls at an angle of 45 degrees with the horizon — a very usunl occurrence during a moderate wind — the capacity of the guage for re ceiving tho rain Is then lessened to the extent of 23 per cent. Consequently the gunge will register that amount less than tho proper quantity of rain fallen. As lite wind increases in violence driving tho rain still more from its perpendicular lino of descent, tho raiu guago becomes practically useless, for when tho rain is...
Correspondence. Unproductive Land. (TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
Correspondence. Unproductive X.niul. (to tup, unvron.) Sill, — I wish to call your attention to the fact that while a new settler cannot got land without going several miles inland on this coast, there is n large quantity lying Idle on the seaboard, owned by ' dummy'B imd others. II this N.W. Const is logo ahead and become a land ' ilowlug with milk and- honey ' tho Government, will be coninclled to enforce the residential clause before long. Now that the silver mines are 'icing opened up and there will bo a market for the product) of the N.W. Coast farmers, we want all the land taken up, cleared and cultivated by these people, otherwise 1 consider they ought to forfeit their laud and give others more willing to work it n chance of doing no. Yours, &c, PltOOltiSSS.
SHIPPING. BURNIE. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
?SHIPPING. — I — -? ? . ''BU.MiriE. AB1UVED. February 18. — Flinders, s.s., 818 tons, J. V. Bentloy, from Lnunocston. February 19.— Koonya, s.8., 80 tons, W. Madden, from Launccston. February 10.— WakoUeld, s.s., 68 tons, W. Xait, from Launccston. . . February 2(5. — Waketleld, 8.B., 58 tons, W. 'Tait,: from Stanley. : ?? SAILED. 1'eDruary its. — Dimeters, s.s., uio ioub, u. v. Bentley, for Melbourne, Passengera — Mes- dames Mawson, Tobin, T. Wiseman, J. Wise man, Lawtou, Bobluson, Mcesis. J. Peters, J. Williams, A. H. Browne, I1'. Penu-Siulth, Masters A. Wisemim and Peters, Captain W. Jones ; and B in the steerage. February lit.— Koonya, h.b., 80 tons, W. Madden, for Mncquariu Harbour. Pas sengers — Mrs. Diprose and two children, Mr. nnd Mrs. Middleton, and Mr. Gutlur. February 19.— Wnkeileld, s.s., 53 tons, W. Tait, for Stanley. Passengers — Mrs. Iloldcu, Miss Wilson, Messrs. DemnfB, JI'Leau uud Broheny. February 20.— Wnkelield, s.s., 53 tons, W. Tait, for Launccston. Tho s.8. Her...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
Siicclnl Ailvui'tlHeiiieiMN. TIJE BANK OF AUSTRALASIA (Incorporated by Boyiil Charter 18B5). capital paid up ? £1,boo,000. besehvu fund ? £800,000. Branches in London and throughout tl a Australian Colonies. AGENTSAlt, OVKn THE WOULD. . Last half-year's Biilaiico Shcot shows — Deposits imil other IAa bllltloH ? £16,152,201 U g Coin Securities, Advances mid Premises... ... aJ18,«7»,»01 0 ? North West-Co*** Branches — ShofUeld, Lut lobe, Devonport, lllvorstono, Emu Bay, nnd Table Oihm Aiiisivui'n to Cori'CBiioiMlentM. ' Try Hard (Stanley). — Von have omitted to enclose yoiirnaiue, not neoesKiiiilyfoi' pub lication. For obviuim reasons it is necessary thai we should know flic unmet of our correspondent!!. If you forward your name your letter will bo published. ' Tiiiveller.' — Your lctlar will appear in our next issue. Special Advertisement*.' -North-West Coast. ' DBNTISm NOTICE. MR.-A.J~H ALL, ?'?' '.? ; SUBGEON DENTIST, : May bo consulted as follows : — ' ? '- LATROBE, at Hntlon and ...
Managers' Reports. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
Sfnnnii-ei'M' Meports. Washington, Feb. 19.— Have driven on the lodo Il2ft. for tho 'week, total 32Gft. Lode becoming harder, and requires blasting and timbering as well. More galena showing in tho face. Contractors for orecllon of the huts have nearly completed tho same. Have let contract to drive 100ft, in crosscut, at 29/. porfoot. ? ' Godkin Extended, Feb. 19.— Since last report main adit extended 8ft. Sin A, total 0511ft. Gin. Water : flowing from, tho fnco freely. Drive on No. 2 lode extended 6£t., total 70ft. ------ 1 ? Wo have to noknowledgo the receipt of the fifty-first annual report of tho Launceston Bonovolont Society, for tho year ending December 81, 1800. During the next two months tho steamers of tho Orient lino will call at Hobnrt on tho homoward trip for fruit. The service will bo commonced by the Orizaba calling at Hobart on Tuesday, March 8. . Bush Urea have been burning in the icinlty of Bmnlo during the last few days, dvoutago being taken of the lino weather o c...
HOBART. Friday night. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
IIOltART. Friday night. Tho Australian Squadron will leave here with the exception of H.M.S. Penguin will to-morrow. No decision has yet been arrived at with reference to the Intercolonial mail service. Mr. Bird, who leaves Launoeston for Mel. bourn on Monday, to attend tho Postnl Conference in Sydnoy, next Thursday, will consult with tho Victorian Postmaster General when in Melbourne, nnd it is expected that the matter will then be settled. The half-yearly meeting of the T.S.N. Co. was held yesterday. The profit for the past year was only £537/17/3, nnd no dividend wns doclnred.
TASMANIAN NEWS. LAUNCESTON. Friday night. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
rASMANIAN NEWS. LBY ELEOTIHC TEIiEOItAMI.J I-Aijxoisinx. Friday lilnlit. I think tho ' Telegraph ' perpetrated a good ' bull ' this morning. Tficy state that Mr. Pillinger, on Saturday last, ' was present at Iho opening of Zechnii-Diindus tramway I' Should it not havu been thu Godkin tramway. New potatoes are selling at from £8/10/. to fiii/lH/, for small lots and J!!l/5/. for export lots. This year's wheat yield is expected to bo below the average. Old wheat is selling nt 4/U lo \\t per bushel for good milling Minmto. The great carnival which is being held in the Albert-hull and Town Park, under the auspices oC iho launceston Suburban ' Improvement Association lias so far been a great success. Thu Chinese nro Inking a prominent part in it. They have a Chiueso opera and besides many others, a Chinese stall for tho sale of fancy goods. There wore 6000 persons present on Wednesday, 3000 lnst night, and the place is crowded again to-night, visitors coining from nil pnrta. Tho totnl pro...
News in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
Hem in Brief. ? ♦ A mob of about 80 hend of cnttlo passed I hrough Burnio for Zeehan yesterday mom lug. . Mr. W. Aikouliead lian withdrawn - f rani tho East Devon election, and Mr. Henry Murray will have n ' walk over.' , He slipped on a banana peel, The bump it made him wince j He fell on his head, and took to his bed, And he hasn't banaua whero since. The G overamont of Now South Wnlos have (iccmcu to mvito tenders for the supply of 170,000 tons of steel rails. The rails aro to bo mado from material to bo entirely manu factured and finished in tho, colony, out of Iron ore mlsed in Now South Wales, and from other necessary minerals, tho natural product of tho colony, nnd with coal, coke, and other fuel- smelted -and raised within few South Wales. 3'ho doliyeiy of tho rails is to commence in January, 1803, and will bo spread over a period of five years. ? Tho con tractor is to deposit as security either with tho Agent-General in London or with the Minister of Works, the sum of £10,0...
The Smith Relief Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
The Smith Relief Fmul. Mr. John Lay, E.B. nud M.B. Hailway writes as follows : — I have received up to the present date tho following amounts in aid of- -Mrs. Charles Smith, whoso husband lost his life by the accidental discharge of a gun at Hampshire Hills, on February 7, 1801 :— Collected on Emu Bay Jetty . ... 4 8 0 Collected by Mr. W. Lsuonrd ... 12 12 0 Collected by Jfr. J. Archer ' ...' 1 0 0 Collected by Mr. W. Hillu ? l' o 0 Collected by Mr. J. Lay ? 10 li) 0 Total... ? £20 14 (i i On behalf .of Mrs. Smith I have to thank nil those who have aided her in any way iu time of need. [Wo have collected £1 in aid of the above if nnd and would bo pleased to . recolvo further subscriptions for thin - deserving case. — I'D. ' W. T.'l
LONDON, FEB. 17. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
- - : LONDON, Fed. 17. (Additional In l'rctitws TelearamiS. Tho- rumour is officially ondorscd that Princo Bismarck is to bo proseouled by the German Government for alleged seditious remarks miulu a few days ago, in which tho ox-Chancellor stated that the policy of the present Government was 'crumbling his handiwork ' mid creating friction between North and South Germany. Feb. 18. Princo Bismarck is suspected of organising a party in Parliament in opposition to the Court and the Government.' Tho Council have decided not to prosecute Prince Bis marck, but will institute proceedings to refute his slanderous attacks in tho Press. Tho United States Senate have paused a bill voting three million dollars to subside n company to lay down a cablo from San Francisco to Hawaii, nud thence to Samoa and Japan. Tho rebels nre bMU punning a victorious courso in Cliili, nnd arc now stated to be inarching on Santiago do Chili, the capital of the Province of tlio Hopublfo of Santiago. The success of...
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
1?UN AND FANCY. 'Did you get tho pair of trouserB I sent you, Pat?' 'No, yor honour1, I only got wan.' ' Why's Fitznooulo got n band on his hat f 'Oh, dontohyorknow 1 Ho's so fond o£ musio.' r Teaohor in minoralogy olass — ' Johnny, civo mo the naino of tho largest known dia mond.' Johnny — ' Tho aoe.' ' Oomo off that grass, M'Donough ; don't you see tho sign ?' ',' Phat does it say 1' 'No trospassing allowed.' ' Begorrah, thin, we'll thresspass in soilonco.' Lovor (just rojeoted) — 'Well, I'm sure Miss Sharpo lovos mo, and would gladly bo oome my wife.' Sweetheart — ' What, that horrid thing ?' Georgo, dear, I am yourfl.' A. — ' You aro so modorik I don't see hew you over camo to propow 8b /our wife.' B. — ' That was very Bimplo. t said nothing, and Bho said nothing, and so one word brought on another.' ' I am growing up pretty fast, and soon I Bhall bo raising a moustache,' said Tommy Toddler. 'You aro mistaken, my boy. When you raise a moustaoho you'll ue grow ing down.' Smithson...
AN AMERICAN HOTEL. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
AN AMERICAN HOTEL. The following advertisement appoared in an American contemporary of a Color ado hotel, and is a very fair Bpeoimon of our American cousius' wit : — Hotel Kitchen/ Leadviijce, Col., owned and conducted by the Kitchen Brothers. This hotel has beon built and arranged for the special comfort and convenience of summer boarders. On arrival, each guest will be asked how he likes tho situation, and if ho says the hotel ought to have boon place up on tho knoll, or further down towards State atreui/, j/uu luuutiuu Ul tut, uuuau wjji uv immediately changed. ? ? Corner, front rooms, up only one flight, for every guest ; bath, gas, hot and cold water, laundry, telegraph, restaurant, lire alarm, bar-room,billiaru table, daily papors, ' couple sewing maohinos, clergyman, grand piano, nnd all other rnodorn conveniences in evory room. Meals every. minute, if desired, and consequently no second table English, French, and Gorman dictionaries furnished evory guust to make up suoh a b...
MAIL NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
MAIL NOTICES. ,i Malls close nt Burnio for Launccslou, at !W5 a.m., nnd B p.m. ; for Wnmtnh, onco dnlly, nt 7-15 a.m. j for Wynynrd, twice dnlly, at IM10 p.m., nnd 8 p.m. ; for ? Stanloy once daily, nt 8 p.m. Jlnils close nt Wyiiynnl for Burnie, Lnunceston, Hobart, and Inter vening places, twico dally, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. j for Stnnloy onco daily nt 8 p.m. Mnlls close nt Stanley for Wynynrd, Iturnic, Lnunceston, nnd Ifobnrt, onco dally, at 7 a.m. . Mails close nt Whin tali for Burnic, 'once daily, at l'lu p.m. ; for Zcehan, Dundns, ami phiecs mi nmtt, thiiuu wuukly, Tiienlnyn, ThursduyB', mid anliinlnyH at 12, Tho mall forllobuil, closes at, lluiulu at ll'lo a.m. dully.
General Information. POST OFFICE REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
(itaiiorul liilornitifion. POST OKI'IUK UEG ULATIONS. Ni:\V81'A1'i:hh. — Tusmtmiim uewi-piipers go free within thu colony, or to uny Australian colony and Now 'A-alnml, II: posted within eevuii days nfler publiuiition j over sovon days, liiilf-punny enoh. Tnsuumfim nows piipore for jilacus outsldo tho colonies, hnlf lcuny each ; ro-postcd intercolonial or foi-clifii newspapers, half-penny each j bulk parcels of newspapers posted by any publisher or nowsvcmlor, ./I per lb. PoSTOAliBB lo any of the Australasian colonies, ./I ench ; lo Great Hrittnin ,/2 each. Pobtaoh Fkbs. — Lottors and- paokets must bo prepaid by Mumps ; those to be left till called for, or for delivery within the same town, must bear a penny stomp for every half-ounco i iulnud and intercolonial letters, ./2 for ovory half-ounco j lottors for United Kingdom, for ovory half -oil uoe,./24 by any routo ; paokets ocontalning gold, ,/2 per suncc. Re-directed Correspondence. — Inland letter, ./i! each ; Intercolonial lette...
CONVENTIONS [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
CONVUVANCKS Tho mull curl (tnkmig passi'iigeis) leaves Stiuiloy for IVynyiird dully at 8 n.iu, ; leaving Wynynrd each ihiy for Sinn Icy nt 8 a.m. Faros 12/. Wiseman's conches leave Wynyiuil dully for Ulverstoue, at 8-II0 a.m., and K-BO p.m., leaving Burnio at 10 a.m. and fi'SO p.m. Pares— Wynynnl to Dlvcrstono, 8/.j Wynynrd to Burnio, 8/, ; Biirnlu to Ulvomouo, B/. : A Imln tjkdtfno Iltn-ti tn on nil flu V f nl* Wnmtliil nt 8 n.m., reluming from Wnrntnh nt 2 p.m. Trains leavo Ulveiiitoiio for Launccston twico daily at G'80 n,in., nud 1'85 p.w, ?? Note.— Conches and Trains do not run on Sundnys. Tho T.S.N. Co.'b slcamore lenvo llumio every Wednesday nfteruoon for Jfalbour.no, leaving Jlolbourno uvery Saturday for Burnio, nnd lenvlng Burnic for Dovonpoit nnd Lnunceston overy Sunday morning. MISCELLANEOUS. Sittings of the Supreme Court in its Small Debts jurisdiction, for cases up to £100, will bo hold at liurnlo on January 21. April 18, August 8, October 2-1 ; at Ulvorslouo on January...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 21 February 1891
/ N|iortlnnr. BUPIE RACING CLDB, Annual Meeting' MARCH 24, 1891. HANDICAP HUUDLES, about two i miles ? ? £40 TWO-YBAK-OLD STAKES, nbout ;.BlX|furlongs ? ' ... ... £15 BUHNI1S HANDICAP, about one milo : and a quarter ? £60 MAIDEN PLATE, about one milo .... £15 FLYING HANDICAP, about six fur longs i.'. ...' ... ...' ... £25 Nominations Close on March 3rd. See full particulars in ' The Wellington Times ' of February 4. W. H. OLDAKER, Hon. See. TABLE CAPE RACES. SATURDAY, MARCH 21, \ ' 1891. HANDIOAPPBR— Mr, P. G. MONAGHAN. PROGRAMME. HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, Of £40 ; second horso to rcceivo £5 out of the stako. About ono mile and a half, over eight flights of hurdles .1ft. Bin. high. Nomination, £1 s acceptance ei/10/. : MAIDEN PLATE, Of £20. About 1 mile. For all horses thai havo never won an ndvertls 'd no' of * 1 ) or upwards. Nomination £1 THE WYNYARD CUP, Of £100 ; second horse to receive £20 out of the stake. About one mile and a half. Nomination, £1 i acceptance, £2 TWO YEAR OLD RA...