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Leaping from a Balloon. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
Leaning from a Balloon. There was an immense assemblage in the grounds of the Alexandra Palace to witness a foolhardy performance by the aeronaut Baldwin, who claims to have invented a parachute ' with sufficient surface resistance to land passengers from an aerial ship at any height,', and which will render aerial navigation ' a certainty in the near future.' To demonstrate the practicability of his invention — and to provide a sensational attraction for visitors to the Alexandra Palace — Professor Baldwin undertook to ascend with a balloon 1000ft. from the ground, then to jump from the balloon, drop ping 100ft. before opening his umbrella, and then to complete his descent by its aid. A moment after jumping from the balloon the aeronaut was seen steadily yet quickly descending, wi#i his umbrella opened out above him, and the descent was safely accomplished in a neld just outside the racecourse. The aeronaut was enthusiastically cheered by the thousands of spectators in the palace g...
The Newcastle Strike. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
The Newcastle Strike. Tlie miners have shown by their conduct on Monday morning at Wickham that some rigorous measures will have to be adopted by the police authorities to keep a riotous spirit in cheek. A contractor named Sullivan bought J00 tons of coal on Saturday from Mr, Hugh Walker, the proprietor of the Linwood Colliery, which occupies a promin ent position on the roadside leading to Wickham, about two miles out of the city. Sullivan paid some thing like 12s. per ton for the coal, which is of excel lent quality, and he expects to make at least £70 on the purchase. He started the work of filling the trucks at 7 o clock tins morning with nine men, and the work proceeded satisfactorily till about J) o'clock, when the miners from Wickham and Bul lock Island bogau to assemble and intimidate the men. So long as their number was limited they felt themselves a match for the nine men who were working bard for a living. A leader, in the shape of an agitator, came out from the ranks of ...
LONDON. THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
LONDON. Thubsday. Speaking at Carmarthen Lord Harris, Political Secretary to the War Office, stated that the rela lations between Great Britain and China and America were causing uneasiness. Although he deplored the quarrel ?with America, yet every Englishman would require that the colonies should not be down-trodden, over-ruled or ill-treated by their neighbours. New York from yellow fever. Dispatches fro Pekin regard it as certain that the Chinese Government wiS reject all proposals of a parley on the emigration question. In the match Australians v. Shaw's team the latter have three out for 90 runs. Later. Yellow fever is raging in Florida and numerous deaths are reported. The people are seized with panic. - The rebels are showing increased activity at Suakim. Osnmn Dignas, cavalry attacked the town but were repulsed by the Garrison. Large numbers of the rebels were killed. Shaws team completed their innings for 195. Australians, 1st innings, 35 ; 2nd, 2 out for nil.
OUR TELEGRAMS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) SYDNEY THURSDAY, 5 P.M. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
OUR TELEGRAMS. (FROM OUB OWN COEEESPOKDENT.) SVDNEY Thubsdai-, 5 r.M. The Spring Meeting of the Howkesbwy Turf Club commenced to-day and resulted as follows : — Hubdle race. — Cellarmar, 1; Last King, 2; Society, 3. Guineas.— Me tos, 1 1 Lamond, 2; 'Bonnie Spec, Counts' Purse.— Cinderella, 1 ; Plutarch, 2j Hug, 3. ? Auction Stakes.— Hester, 1 ; The Miner, 2 ; Albion, 3. September Handicap.— Brown Alice, 1! Her ma, 2; The Bass, 3. '
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
FntDAr, 11.10 a.m. At the Homcbush fat stock sales yesterday 1700 cattle were yarded, chiefly medium and, inferior. Prices declined from 25s to .40s per head, best beef being worth 22s 6d per cwt.. The highest aver age for bullocks was £8 14s Id and others from £1 10s. 7000 sheep were penned and prices ad vanced fully Is, best merinos being worth 13s 3d and others from 9s lOd. The coal masters have already received a reply to thccommiBsion sent home to engage miners stating that the first batch of 50 have already been des patched to Sydney. The Bulli coal miners, who have already recei ved a 15 per cent, advance, have resolved thatif the strike is not ended within a fortnight they will demand a further advance in then* wages. The Gunncdah returns are still incomplete, but Mr. Turner's election is considered certain.. A political crisis is threatened in Victoria, the Government being defeated upon the proposed im port duties on horses and sheep, which were in creased against its wish...
An Extraordinary Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
An Extraordinary Story, The Melbourne Daily TEUMRArii contains an extraordinary story about a girl named Mulligan, who has keen in bed for ten years suffering from curvature of the spine, the upper portion of the spine having grown into her left shoulder, and the lower portion into the right hip. She also suffered from general debility and turning in of the feet, the ankle bones protruding onltlie top of the instep. The girl has been treated in the Children's Hospi tal twice, in the Homoeopathic Hospital for 13 months, and in Prince Alfred Hospital, an dischar ged as incurable, subsequently sue spent three years in the Austin Hospital for incurables, and has been under the charge of Dr. James and other surgeons. A short tune back she became religious, and directed her Bister to procure clothing suitable for her age, stating that God intended to cure her entirely. On August 23rd she said the time for restoration to health had come, rose from her bed and walked, though for the previou...
LOCAL NEWS [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
LOCAL NEWS. Discovery or Kehosink Shale. — Some parties have been exhibiting in town during the week very fine specimens of kerosene shale which are said to have neon obtained on this side of Nerriga. The discovery of coal, which must lie very near the shale and which is found in abundance in the coast range close to where the shale discovery is reported, would be one of the finest things out for the dis ♦:Mitf. in i^otp r\f i-lin niimr-Tv-iii-2 eilvnn iiiiuac \pliioli are being opened up in all directions. Spoetino. — Mr. W. E. Royds has sold Minstrel Boy for 130 guineas to a gentleman in Parramatta. The Late Raiks. — The rain on Thursday was very partial in this district. There was a really good downfall at Boro and across from Jembaicum bene,' as well as at Monga, but in other parts there was not enough to wet a pocket handkerchief. There was a very good fall at Miltou and down to Bateman's Bay, a gentleman informs us who travel led that road on Tuesday. There were a few light th...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
MARRIAGE. Os September 4, 1888, at St. Stcplieu's Church, by the Rev. Robert Taylor, H. U. Macnaliaua, ' . Esq., second son of M. A. Macxamara, Ksq., Master of Mathematics, Queeu's College, Gal ??'.'? way, to Gkoegina (Dolly) youngest daughter '. _'.ofW. Matthews, Senior-constable of Police, Dalton, late of Braidwood. BlfllDWOOD DISP/yTCtj. Strenue ct Prospere. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1S8F..
Braidwood Police Court. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12. (Before James Aldcorn, Esq. P.M., and J. W. Bunn, Esq. J.P. CARELESS USE OF FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
Braidwood Police Court, Wednesday, Sept. 12. (Before James Aldcorn, Esq. P.M., anl J. W. Bunn, Esq. J.P. CABELESS USE OF F1HE. Robert and Joseph Oaks were charged with the careless use of fire ut Little River. They pleaded guilty and were fined Is. each and costs. SURETIES Or THE rKA.CE. John Bryant v. Win. Bryant. — Pleads, not guilty. John Bryant deposed : I am a gold miner living at Little River ; I have heard my information read ; it is true ; on the 3rd inst. William Bryant came to mv claim and started to row with me : I told him to go away and made towards him ; he went to the boundary of my claim ; he said all right I will cop out on you some day when you are not aware of yourself, and will blow your brains out ; I am still afraid he will blow my brains out ; I am frightened to walk about the bush. By Mr. Fell : Defendant lives some three miles away ; I live with my brothers James and Tom ; I had no row before this with defendant ; he had no gun in his hand ; as far as I saw ...
Braidwood Choral Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 15 September 1888
Braidwood Choral Society. The second. concert of the Braidwood Choral Sooiely took jjlace at the Literary Institute on Tuesday ? evening last, when as we stated in our last issue the Hall was well filled, although the weather was not very promising and many per sons in the country were likely to be discouraged from scorning in to town that evening. ' The per formance began at 8 o'clock, by \Thich time the whole of the seats were taken' up, the audience being well mixed up, as there was no distinction m the seats, the entertainment being of a social character, and the prices of admission, beyoud the members' ticketa. lininir Mm Co.nn The first port was a coutata entitled ' The Buil ding of the Ship' by Mr. Henry Lahee, extracted from Longfellow's poem. The overture by Messrs. Towle ttudHigginuoivthe piano, and Mr. -Martin with the violin, was exceedingly well porformod. he Opening Chorus, sung l-y the full strength of the company, consisting of about fifty voices, hav ing been gone t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
TyANTED.aSMABTLAD. Apply to Jeweller, Wallace-street rl BANANAS.— Very fine Fruit now being sold at ABBOTT'S, Wallace-street. Notice. SUBSCRIBERS to the Leases of Land on the Araluen Gold-fields are requested to meet on business of importance at Mr. P. Madigau's, Ara luen, on MONDAY, 25th iiist. All non-subscribers having Cattle or Horses running on this Land are requested to remove the same at once, or they will be impounded. JOHN 3L BLATCHFORD, Hon. Sec £10 He-ward. fpHE above reward will be given for such infor JL mation as will lead to the conviction of the party or parties who SHOT a ROAN COLT, branded Kk my property, at Tallagandra Crossing, about three weeks since. ^Any one discovered riding any of the Kk horses without the consent of my son, Thomas Kixlv, will be prosecuted. * ANN LINFORD. Braidwood, 17th Sept,, 1888. ? Funeral. rnHE Friends of the late MRS. ANSON are re JL spectfully invited to attend her FUNERAL, to move from air, HenviUe's residence, TwoMile Coeek, at 3 o...
A New Marsupial. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
A New Marsupial. Mr. Albert Molineux, writing to the^Mclbounie Aeuus on the 31st August, gives the following in teresting details of a newly-discovered insectivorous marsupial : — ' I think the readers of tho Argus will be as'much interested in a recent discovery made in Central Australia as arc the scientists of Ade laide, where tho aiu'mal was rccieved last Sunday week. A friend of mine at Idracowie station near Charlotte Waters found this strange animal and scut it down to me, aud it was at once sent to Mr. A, saciz, assistant curator at the Adelaide Museum. This gentleman has undertaken its proper scienti fic description, but meantime declares it to be an entirely new genus and species (the latter of course). It is about 4 in. to 5 in. long, white close fur, allied to the moles, but has a rather large head and broad snout,, armed on the front with three very brood plates of indurated skin. Its eyes are so small that they can hardly be seen with out a maguifying-glass, and are ab...
LONDON. MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
LONDON. SJJWIUV, Tho Canadian Govormnent are considering a proposal to abolish tolls on all the c&u&Ib. Tbo Italian Premier states that Italy would never engage b- »n offensive war with France. In the match, Australians v. an English Eleven, the former have 3 out lor 160. ThaaKffifcfnti avikfa In ltVan/»n in All fliiu-mina rtv. tont, resulting in serious riots. Mobs arc forcibly entering bakers' shuns. Later. The Australians are all out for 291. The inquiry into the TiMES-Parnell case lias been adjourned till the .22rd October. The pro ceedings of Saturday were only of a preliminary chat-actor.
Shooting Affray in Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
Shooting Affray in Sydney. A deliberate attempt to shoot a man was made in Goulburn-street, near Crown-street, Suny Hills, shortly before 10 o'clock on Saturday night. It appears that a butcher named Frederick Brumer, aged 32 years, and residing at No. 3, Campbell, place, while proceeding along Goulburn-street, became acquainted with a number-of larrikins, who insisted on Brumer 'shouting.' He did so, and afterwards they all continued to walk along Goul burn-street, apparently a little the worse of liquor. According to the statement iun.de to the police by Brumer, one of the larrikins, named Septimus uunninguam, commenced to quarrel with lirumer, at the same time striking liim in the face. Natur ally, Brumer retaliated, and struck Cunningham with Iub stick, which caused him to desist and run away. But not for long. He, it is alleged, imme diately proceeded to his home iu Goulburn-street, procured a revolve. , returned shortly after, aud, on seeing Brumer, deliberately drew out the w...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
The settling in connection with tho Hn.wko6bury mooting was unsatisfactory, * number of baokers not showing up. -.., ? .. . A great ftr» occurred In Brinb&no early this morning, by wmen Mr. u. li. erowns warenouso was completols gtittod and the content* destroy*! The loss Is vwytcnvj', being libovit SWO.OOO. The inBuranco amounted to £100,400. ' - *' A man mined Moore, aged '29, *&s committed for trial this morning for an alleged outrage on a child named Webb, fcged 8. Lamond b coming in to the market for the Metropolitan and was heavily backed this morning at 6 to 1. flreat meetings of tho miners continue throughout Newcastle j good order prevails. Work will be resumed at the. great Northern Mine Newcastle to-morrow under a new agreement. About 750 men willbo employed.
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
GENERAL NEWS. It is now less than a fortnight to the date of the race between Hanlan aud Kemp for the sculling championship for the world and a stake of £1000. Kemp is rowing very well, and he continues in splcdid health. He should be in great fettle for Ins struggle with the Canadian. Hanlau, who is training from Mortlake, is rowing in grand form, and he is looking the picture of robust health and manly strength. Judging from present appear ances, he should be iu the pink of condition by the 28th of the month, the day on which the race is to taice place. Jianlans aomircrs seem to favour their man's chance of whining from Kemp, and as he will gave everything his own way in the matter of tide, he certainly appears to have the best show he has ever had of regaining his lost honours. If he does win he will deserve to wear his laurels ; but he will have all his work cut out to defeat the Australian. Mr. Abigail, the Minister for Mines, accompan ied by several other gentlemen, visited Ca...
F. L. Barker's Weekly Produce Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
V. It. Barker's Weekly Produce Report. Wool*. — I submitted a small catalogue on Mon' day chiefly oddments, the market being very firm' and prices slightly higher than last quotations. JTorgreazyof medium quality I obtained 7-J and on offer of 11| was declined for a poorly got up line of scoured. Sheepskins. — The presence of greasy wool in the market has caused a diversion of buyers' attention UUU1 IlllWC) llCUVJg ?- UlUl/U DUtVIVI'L UbiuUUU Uf AUU1S1 day when values were again easier. Super long wooled brought to 4|d ; good, 4d to 4J ; heavy, 3Jd to 4d ; medium growth, 3Jd to 3fd ; short, 2Jd to 3d ; pelts, Id to 2d ; cross-bred, 3£d to 4d per 1b ; given skins also lower. Leather. — No change to note, sales being very ?few and confined to shipping lines of sole for which prices are 8d lower. Hides. — The market Is without alteration, shippers operating up to 2£d for fair condition, ?local tannera however competed for the better de scriptions and 3Jd was faaid in several instances ...
CABLE MESSAGES. LONDON, SEPTEMBER 13. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
CABLE MESSAGES. ? r* ? (From the Sydney Papers.) London, September 13. The Australians commenced a return match at Manchester to-day againBt Sliaw's Eleven which visited the colonies hist season. The home team went in first, and scored 195. Turner took six wickets for 72, Trott three for CO, and Lyons one for 21. Ferris obtained no wickets, and 32 runs were scored off his bowlins. The Australians in their first innings were all disposed of for 35. They followed on, and at the close of the play for the Say they had lost two wickets without having scored. A steerage passenger by the R.M..S. Onriuz, from Sydney, named King, has been found dead on the Midland Bail way. It is supposed that, he was thrown from a carriage by a companion, who was a stowaway on board the Onnuz. The' latter has disappeared. Sept. 14. Ishak Khan, the Governor of Balkh, who has risen in rebellion against the Ameer of Afghanistan has an army of 30,000, while the AmoerV troops number 60,000. It is reported that t...
W. J. chapman's Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
T0T. J. Chapman's Seport, Stobb CaTTIE. — The prevailing dry weather has necessitated my postponing my Annual Spring Sale though inquiries for Store Cattle of suitable ages all numerous, but results do not warrant my induc ing Constituents to forward stock in large quantities My sale, since last report have been on account of Messrs. Turnbull, Bowland and others and com prise 140 mixed cattle at £2 3s., 60 poddies at £1 17s Od. aiitl other lots I have numerous inquiries for young stock. Fat Cattle.— A brisk demand exists for any thing of fair quality and prices may be quoted at 25s per lOOlbs for good. My sales have been on account of Messrs O'Brien, Mayberry, Bunn and Maddrell, and comprise SO bullocks at £7, 25 at £7 12s Cd, and a small draft of Bullocks the property of R. J. C. Maddrell Esq. to £10 10s. Lauded PaowaiTy. — A speculative demand ex IBts for desirable properties and several have changed hands duriug the past week. I sold an allotment and buildings in Wallace-street o...
OUR TELEGRAMS. SYDNEY [Newspaper Article] — The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal — 19 September 1888
OUR TELEGRAMS. ? W ? T (FEOM OUB OWN CORRESPONDENT.) SYDNEY The . Hawkesbury races were, continued to-day as follows:— , . ? .^ Membebs' Handicap.— Faith, 1 ; Newmarket 2 : Albion 3. ... Pboddoe Stakes.— Brown Alice, walked over. Gbakd Hhndioap.— Queen, 1; Plutarch, '2j Blarney, 3. . . . ' ? ? Two-teab-old Stakes. — little ' IT ohn&n. 1 1' Neta, 2 ; DaUey, 3. Disposal Stakes.— lona, 1 ; Monarch 2. Ladies' Bracelet.— Resolve, 1 ; Society, ix MarineajS. '.??'. ? '?-. . . . _ ... TcEBDAV, 11.46 a.m. At the Jiomebush tat stock sales yesterday 700 cattle were yardedjand the market was weak, the highest ayerage for bullocks being £9 Ss«d and others from £6 3s IQd. 14,000 sheep pere pennoed and late rates were, maintained. Best merinos brought Us 3d and others from 'Ss lid. A meeting of about 2000 employee of the railway and tramway' eemce was held in the Town HaU lost night, Resolutions were carried in favour of the presentation of a testimonial to Mr. Goodchap. A large committee ...