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Death of Arthur Orton. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
Death of Arthur Orton. The death is announced in England of Arthur Orton, the 'Wagga Butcher' and notorious claimant of the Tiohborne estates, for perjury in connoction with which he received 14 years after the longest trial on record. On his release ha published an alleged confession and then re uacceuic. inoxc ne published a diary of his travels in America and elsewhere (as the alleged real Tichborne.and there is good ground for be loiving that ho became possessed of Eo»er Ti'ihborno's diary in Australia, as the real earl was known to keep one. It is also known that Oiton was in company with the man named Ores well, now in the Asylum in Sydney, and if he (Orton) only told the truth the mysterj of the missing heir would have been cleared up. Croswell, once asked if he knew Orton said 'Yes ; he is a mau heavy with crime,' Orton may havo made a death-bed confession. A brother of Orton is in Australia in one of the Government institutions. ? A mob of 21S bullocks, from the Logan. kill...
CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
CATTLE. Stewards — A Cameron, C Farlow, SAJ Small, C Bathgate. Judges— Dairy — Mr A Wntors ; others, Measrs J Zuill and J Carlton. Siioutiiokn. Bull, 3 yr3 and over, W Johnson 1 and cham pion Bull, 2 to 3 yrs, T Flatley 1 Cow with calf at foot,'T Timbs 1 ; R Waugh h c Cow, 3 yrs and over, Roso, P Walker 1 and champion Cow, 2 to 3 yra, SAJ Small 1 j W John son 2 Heifer, 1 to 2 yrs, T Timbs 1 Devon.s. Bull, 3 yra and over, Dick, R Waugh 1 and champion ; Yuo, R Waugh 2 Bull, 2 to 3 yrs, Gladstono, R Waugh 1 Cow, with calf. J McMillan land champion Cow, 3 yrs and ovor, My Lady, T Timbs 1 Cow. 2 to 3 yrs, SAJ Small 1 ; R Waugh 2 Heifer, 1 to 2 yrs, R Wnugh 1 and 2 Ayhsuiue. Bull, !i yrs and ovor, Dainty Lad, S Mao naughtnn 1 and ch-impion ; Donald, S Mac naughtan 2 ; Dugald, A II Garven h c Bull, 2 to 3 yrB, Hector, S Macnaughtan 1 ; Archie II, S Macnaughtan 2 Bull, 1 to 2 yrs, Bobbie, li McRael ; J)ugald, George Frazsr 2 ; Sandy, P Walker h c Cow with ciilf, Speck, P Wnlker 1 ; Heather,...
SUGAR CANE, [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
SUGAR CANE, Notwtthsxandixq the certain decline of the sugar industry owing to tho change in the fiscal policy, the display in tho cane classes excelled that, of any other soction of tho schedule. -There wero no blanks in these classes such as wore conspicuous throughout tho rest of tho schedule and tho quality of tho exhibits was excollont. fPlift n««r vfirwifmo Wl-iifn ftf T.nnii. AT. .!.«.»« and Buttoo. which figured on the programme thia year for tho first time, wore woll repre sented by good samples of cane. Mr.C. Furlow secured 10 of .tho fust prizos in spscific classes, and tho prizo of 10s for the bjst collection, and will also win the special Government prizo of a Yankee plow for the highest number of awards iri sugar cane.
FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
FLOWERS. This section showed an increase of ontrios from 'ast year, although thoro wero several classsos that did not attract an entry. Tho present is not a Jgood timo of tho year for flowors, and owing to the excessively rainy weather which has prevailed oi' Into, tho out-door cultivation of flowors suitablo for exhibition has boon difficult. Thore wero numorous exhibitors, among whom tho prizos woro fairly well distributed.
DOMESTIC INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
DOMESTIC INDUSTRY AND MANUFAC TURES. Miss C. J. Sinclair, of the South Arm, was the largest prizo taker in jams, jollies, pickles, pre serves, &c, and was awarded Messrs. C. and J. B. Watson's special prize. Miss L. Farlowalso secured sovoral prizes iu those classes. Tho cookory and confectionery classes attracted a number of competitors, whoso exhibits mado a very tempting display. Mr. A. Marsh's stand oi millet brooms woro a conspicuous ieatuz'o near tho main entrance to tho building. Tho exhibits of milk cans, and of hotter made from soparated cream, woro evidouco of fcho progress of dairying industry. Mr. A. McDonald ex hibited two classes of sugar, boiug the only one by whom this important local product was shown. Our two local bakers, Mossrs. J. M. Lolly and H. Horsloy divided tho prizo for broad. Mr. C. T. Schwiughammor showod sovoral exhibits of saddlery and harness.
Our Grafton Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
Our Grafboa Letter. Lasds Office Eetokns. — Eeceipts of tho Grafton Lands Office for the quarter ending March 31— O.L. rents £199 16s lid, annual leaso rents £61 19s 8d, occupation license fees £60 16s 5d, lithos £-11 lGs, residential leases £7, special loases £4-1 homestead selections £8 17s 2d, c.p. deposits £20 2s 2d, c.p. instalments and interest £5916 15s 5d, transfer fees £15 12s c.p. improvements £21 12s Sd, auction sales £37 I7s lOd, total, £6457 6s 3d. Police Court.— Ou Saturday before the P.M. and Mr. W. J.Hawthorne J.P., Sid Oakes for using indecent lauguage on tho show ground was let oil on payment of 4s lOd the costs of court ? Charles Ilg who pleaded guilty to a similar charge was fined 5s and 4s lOd costs. Ilg it appeared had wandered out in the vicinity of tho mayoral residence on Friday night and be cause ho did not havo the opportunity to partake of tho good things providod at tho ' At Home' gavo vent to his somewhat expressive lan guage ? James Holmes recovered a ...
FINE ARTS, FANCY AND SCHOOL WORK. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
FINE ARTS, FANCY and SCHOOL WORK. The entries in school work woro 150 as against 08 last year, while in fancy work and fino arts thoro was a slight decrease, but tho quality of tho exhibits appeared to bo hotter. In the four classos for plain writing thuro woro 01 ontrios roprosonting u number of district schools. Tho scnoois which aro most prominently reprosontod in tho award list aro Chatswordi, Harwood Lower Coldstroam, Ynmba, Gulmarrad and Cowpor. In tho mapping, drawing and neodlo work thoro woro also largo ontries and good work, rondoring tho judging Jdiilicult. Tho prizo for tho ossay on 'Tho Kitchen' was won by Chrissio McAulay, of Chatsworth ; and for tho best ossay on 'Dairying by S. Munro of Woodford Dale,
General Sporting. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
General Sporting. It has boon docidod to banquet Mr. Oooko's Sydnoy toatn of criukotois at Grafton ou Saturday night wook. Brushgrovo dofoatod Avonuo in a cup match on Saturday. Tho forinor, who played with eight mon, mado 52, tho hitter US. Tho Firstwator gelding Sinking Fund, rocontly ownod by J. Burns, of Murray ville, again liguritig in tho mutropolitati pony ranks, it having ran last iu a raco at Ountorbury Park lust wook. Tho following handicaps havo boon declared for Yamba handicap to bs run on Monday :— T. JO. McMahou, 2 yds ; II. Moore 3 yds ; J. Donohoo and E. McMahon, 4; W. Ferguson; 5 ; T. CtttT and D. Howard G ; F. McFudden 7; J. Ilyau and II. McGrath, 8 ; P. R. Watkina 9 ; W. Hoffninat), J. Wisoman, J. Johnson 10 ; 13. Blanch, E. Fitzhuury, and (j. J. Potors, 11 ; J. Shannon, M. Short, W. Dhu, G. Phillips, and M. Laadrigan, 12 ; F Inzy, J. Landrigan, G, Cullon, luut A. LJakor l\l ; J. Pago 1-1. Accept ances closu ou Saturday, 9th Aprii. Bicyclo thieving threatens to be...
Our Ballma Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
Our Ballma Lecter. Weather and Crops. — Tho continuous wet weather Has put a stop to all farm work, but with the excep tion of preparing w inter feed for stock there is little work to bo dune. The area under maize is very limited. The sugar and dairy industries receive the whole attention of the farmers on the Lower Rich mond. Both aro advancing in this part of the dis met, although sugar is giving way to dairying up tho river. Tho area under cane on .Emigrant Creek i. enormous aud is increasing every year, aud the yields of former years are well maintained. The whole of the cauo on the Richmond is far advanced this year, and many farmers who tried dairying before the late Hood are now anxious to return to cane-growing. Dairying on tho high lands is very successful. Sugar Defence League. — This energetic body is determined to savo tho industry if it is within their power. They have already spent LS0 and are well organised. There were 400 members present at the meeting hero recently....
Notes and Comments. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
Notes and Comments. TBy C.S.I Stranre to say, Mr. R. D. Munghur scorns to havo boon misroported and misunderstood in a private conversation on the Tweed. The subject of tho con versa' ion was of tho most trivial character— some thing about, a comparison of Meaghor with a domain orator— and someone of a Htuall circle who wero in Meaghor's company nt the time carried a report of it. to tho naperfl. Since then Dick and tho others con cerned have continued to ii 1 columns of tho local papers v.'ith 'explanations' such as the Sydney papers wore filled with in connection with tho cele brated Dean case. The officers of the Phillip Divi sion Protection League are also engaged iu a corres pondence with Dick in the Tweed papers. Result : Much cheap splendid advertisement for Mr. Meagker. America is just now excited over a preaching con test. A roligious newspaper has offered a prize of 2000 dollars to bo competed for by boua-fide clergy men of all denominations, tho preachers of tho second, t...
The Austral Circus. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
The Austral Oircus. This excellent combination opened a two night's season on Tuesday and was well patronised. The various acts wero applauded. Little Miss Baker — G years of age — received vociferous applause for her intrepid performance ou a 10ft. pedestal. This child is a wonder, and exhibits an utter disregard of danger. Miss Ohurch in her globe act was delightful, and the clovor artiste was the recipient of thunderous applause. Little Combo was excellent in his monkey polo business, and literally brought down 'tbo houso.' The equestrian acts of Mr. Coleman, Madame Baker, and Misses Bakor and Church were above tho ordinary, and tho young trapezist wont through somo hazardous feats. The clowns were funny, somo of tho jokes fresh, the band A 1, and taken on tho whole, tho troupe is oao of the best soen for iniuv a long day.
Road Contracts. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
Road Contracts. The following woro posted at tho Maclean Eoads office on Tuesday as tho lowest tenders for the last batch of road works : — No. 55, middle road, Palmer's Island — A. Baker, £11 15s; No, GG, Brushgrove via Tyudale to Maclean— P. J. Brown, £16 103 6d ; No 67 ; between Macnaughtan's and Law's, Harwood — J. Hansen £15 03.
DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
DOGS. Judge — Mr. H Gerrard. Sieward — Mr J M Kelly. Prize 2s Ge in each class Kangaroo, smooth haired dog, A Gruer 1, G. Watson 2 ; rough haired dog, A Daviaon 1 ; pointer dog, J M Kelly 1 and 2 ; spaniel dog, G Piummer 1 ; retriever dog, Rev. P, Kiely I ; fox terrier, L C Scrivener 1 ; collie dogs, S Macnaughtan 1, P Conlon 2 ; coolie slut, T Lamy 1 ; cattle dog, F. McDermid 1, J Carlton 2, 7 entries ; cattle slut, P Walker 1, A Camp bell 2, 5 entries ; smooth haired terrier slut, E E Smith 1 ; sky terrier slut. Mrs R G Green, special prize.
FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
FLOWERS. Judge — M!s3 Beatson, Steward — D. McLachlan. Prize 2a 6d in each class. Collection rosea, Miss L Sinclair 1, Miss A McDonald h.c. ; collection 6 kinds roses, Miss L Sinclair 1, 5 entries ; collection dahlias, H Volckera 1 ; collection 0 kinds dahlias, E C Crispin 1 ; collection 12 distinct kinds of flcwers, Mis3 L Furlow 1 ; table boque.t, Miss C J Sinclair 1 ; hand boquet, Miss L Sinclair 1 ; bridal boquet, Mis.s M L Sinclair 1 ; buttonhole boquets. Miss A McLean 1 ; breast sprays, Misa A. Munro 1 ; collection wild flowers, Mrs R Waugh 1, Bliss M Plater h.c. ; collection Zinnias H A Volckers 1 ; collection phlox, H A Volckers 1 ; collection cosmos, Mis3 A McDon ald 1.
FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
??' ' FRUIT. Judge— Mr G Crispin. Steward— Mr D McLachlan Prize, Is Gd Plantian bananas, custard applea, mangoea, mandarin oranges, litter oranges, common oranges, thornless pineapples, E E Crispin 1 ; sugar bananas, W Harris 1 ; citronB, cumquats, date plums, collection guavas, H A Volckers 1 ; limes, J S McPhee 1 ; lemons, A N McDonald 1 ; lisbon lemons, T A Powell 1 ; pineapples, R Marsh ; pomegranates R Amos 1 ; persim mona, J McDonald 1 ; collection fruit, E E Cris pin 1, prize 103
FARM PRODUCE, FRUIT AND VEGE-TABLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
FAEM PEODUCE, FRUIT AND VEGE TABLES. L\ a district possessing such natural advantages as the.Claronce it is-in tho sections devoted to farm, gardon and orchard produco that we should iind tho most interesting exhibits indicative of tho industrial activity of tho people, yet, although tho soafion has not boon unfavor ablo, the farm produco aud vegetables sections of tho show woro j unsatisfactory as comparod with last year, tho number ol exhibits having declined inoro than 50 per cout. This sooms to indicate that tho class of pooplo who aro supposed to bo tho maiustay of tho Socioty do not tako the interest in it that thoy should. The farmers may find many reasons for thoir lack of intorest in tho work of tho Socioty. There are undoubtedly a number of our farmers who do tako an active iutorest in it, and theso and tho business pooplo should endeavour to oxtendthe membership of thoSociety inauy way thoy can among tho farmers and secure a more extended participation in tho work of maki...
POULTRY AND PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
POULTEY AND PIGS. The ontrios in tho poultry soction woro one third less than at last show, and thoro was also room for considorablo itnprovotnont in tho quality. In many classes thoro woro no ontrios, and in eomo classes, in which ontries wore mado, tho judges did not consider tho exhibits of sufficient morit, through want of purity iu breeding or othorwiso, to morit a prize. Mr. Jamos Folbigg, of Glutsworth, was the principal pnze-takor in classes, socunng first in Cochins, Andalusians, and Hamburga. Mr. 11. G. Greon took a divided prizo for his two out of tho threo exhibits in Wyaudotte cockerel and pullet. Mr. A. Dontighy secured four firsts in Miuorcas. Aadalusians, and colonial gamo. Mr. J.I. LL. Browor also took ? several prizes. Messrs.. and J. Waugh's special prizes reverted to tho ownors for thoir excollont exhibits, and they also took othor prizes. Mr. T. A. Powoll was the most successful exhibitor of ducks. Thqro was only ono exhibitor in pigs.
CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Clarence River Advocate — 8 April 1898
CATTLE. The show of cattle was declared by corapotonfc judges to bo tho bost over soon on tho Clarenco. The Government prizes for pens of fivo hoii'ors and 10 heifers and cows had great deal to do with tho succos* of this soction of tho show, there boing 14 ontries for tho formor aud fivo for .the lattor. In somo cases tho same animals wore entorod in both of thoso classes, a procood ing which was questioned by somo exhibitors It was said that beusts ontored as hoifors had a calf and woro also ontored in tho cow aud hoifor olass. Probably if prizos aro givon for pons in future, a rulo will bo proposod to confino nil animals to tho ono class. In tho dairy class for fivo heifers several dairymon made more than one entry Mr. Walker had two entries, Mr. Connolly three, Mr. Small and Mr. Bailey (Ulmarra) two each. Ml*. Walkor secured both theso prizos and also that for tho bost dairy cow, Tho breed of tho lattor was not slatod. Tho largest class entries woro in the shorthorn milk ing str...