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EDITORIAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
EDITORIAL NOTES._ THE detachment of the Barrosa from tho squadron at Hobart Town was, it sooms, for tho purposo of arresting stragglers or deserters. We hope that Iho men will mcot with lonioncy when thoy go on board, and that hor Majesty's navy will not to disgraced by the indiction of any barbarous punishment. ,TUB frightfully hot woathor has been tho standing topic of tho last few days. " Nobody ever saw such weather-nobody ever hoard of such weather." And yet wo find that those dofiant Australians who seem still dotorminod to maintain that tho climate of Sydney is tho finest in tho world, aro preparing for then* sports again in tho Albert Ground. Tho courage and pluck of these youngsters is worthy of omulation. TUB now .Parliament, now complote, with tho exception of tho olections that may bo consequent upon resignations on taking offico or otherwise, is to meet on thc 27th instant-next Thursday week. Somo vory serious matters aro likely to como undor discussion, but probably th...
The Revenue: [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
The Revenue: TM statement of the quarter's revenue, published yesterday, furnishes good ground for congratulation. The increase in tho receipts for tho last quarter of , 1869, comparod -with tho corresponding quarterof 1868, is £60,819 19s. 10d., or about ono-elevonth of tho whole income of tho last quarter of 1868. This rate of increase in rovenuo happily confirms thc confidence oxpreásed by tho Treasurer, that tho country could safely dispenso with tho ad valorem duties and tho postal charge on newspapers, if only proper economy woro exercised; and the not incroaso abovo-lnontioned has boon realised, notwithstanding the falling off in tho Customs recoipts by £7200. ThiB decrease is chiefly in tho ad valorem dutios, and tho Murray River customs. Thero is besides the above a largo falling off in the duty on spirits dis tilled in tho colony. Foi- tho land rovenuo there is an increase of nearly £25,000, of which £22,560 is under tho head of land sales, and £2793 is the increase in the...
MELBOURNE. Saturday, 1.45 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
MELBOURNE. Saturday, 1.4o p.m. Tho attendance on tho Cricket Ground to witness the pedestrian and other games exceeded 10,000. 1; l70 Yards Handicap Flat Eaco, in heats of lour, in which Prank Hewitt started from scratch. First prize, £10 10s ; second prize, £2 2s. 26 entries. Drake, 1 ; Cummins, 2 ; Hewitt was heaton. 2. Two Miles Handicap "Walking Match, in which George Topley started from scratch. First prize, £10 10s. ; second prize, £2 2s. Nine «atrios. Lyall, 1 ; Woodhouse, 2. Topley gavo in at ti seventh round. 3. Half-milo Handicap Flat Race, in which A. 1 Bird started from scratch. First prizo, £10 10e second prize, £2 2s. 10 entrios. Higgins, 1 ; Cronk, 2. Bird went once round. 4. Two Miles Handicap Bicycle Raco. Fir prizo, £7 7s. ; second prize, £2 2s. 10 entries. Ilton, 1 ;. Ward, "2.. 5. Ono Mile Handicap Flat Race, in which A. ] Bird .start from scratch. First prizo, £10 10s. second prize, £2 2s. 16 entries. , Ford, 1 ; Poynting, 2. Bird again gavo in. Gre. disappointm...
MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
-u-. MEXICO. Havana, November 7th.-Tho regular mail steamer from Vera Cruz, to-day, brings dates from the City of Mexico to the 29bh of October. Governor Seward had arrived at Guadalajara, and was everywhere received with enthusiasm. He was expected to arrive in the City of Mexico on the 4th of November, and grand preparations were made to receive him. The reports of dissuasion among the Ministry are un founded. They are determined to rise or fall together with the Government. It is reported that the Americans in Mexico are dis pleased with the course of Minister Nelson. The disturbances in the State of San Luis Potosi have ceased. Governor Bustamente has resigned, and Brevino has been elected Governor. The new census gives the city of Mexico a population of 130,000. Thé rural militia which pronounced against the Government, has been defeated. Norton and Co. have presented a memorial to Con gress to lay a a submarine cable between Mexico and the United States. A force of 300 cavalry...
CUBA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
-o CUBA. Havana, November 7th.-De Rodas has liberated Magregor at the intercession of Consul Plumb. Magregor left in tho Eagle, for New York, to-day. THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION.-We understand that Mr. Parkes was re-elected President at the meeting of thc Council of Education on Monday. COMMISSIONER FOR AFFIDAVITS.-MI-. J. B. Jackson, of the Crown Solicitor's office, has been appointed a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for taking bail and affidavits. THE LYSTER OPERA COMPANY.-This company give their first performance in Melbourne on the 5th Febru ary next ; and at the Prince of Wales Opera Honse, Sydney, on Easter Monday evening. NEW MAIL ROUTE TO ENGLAND VIA SAN FRANCISCO. Wc have much pleasure in being able to state that final arrangements have been completed for tho estab lishment of a line of steamers between Sydney and San Francisco, calling at New Zealand and Monolulo' The undertaking has been projected by an American Company to be called the Californian, New...
ABSTRACT OF THE BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
ABSTRACT OF THE BILL. This Act (33 Vic. No. 360) aa finally modified in conference of both Houses and paased into law at tho conclusion of the session, deals with tho free hold settlement and pastoral occupation of land. It repeals all previous Land Laws, preserving of course all rights and liabilities brought into existence under thoso laws, and all penalties ami restrictions in res pect of such rights as iu-e retained. Tho administra tion of the Land Law is vested in a " Board " con sisting of tho leading officials of the department, pre sided over by tho Minister of Lands. Tho interpretation clauso, among othor important rules necessarily included in such an enactment, spociaUy defines an " allotment " us a piece of land not exceeding 320 acres now embracing moro than a quarter of ninilo of frontage to water. A "traveller" means a person travelling with sheep or cattlo for tho purpose of feeding thom by tho roadsido or on a common; anda "travollor" must provo that he is genuinely...
The Victoria Land Bill. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
The Victoria Land Bill. THE new Land Act of Victoria, an abstract of which is given in another column of thisissue, marks au important stage in the pro gress of that colony. Ever since the separa tion -of Victoria from New South Wales the land question has been a prominent topic of discussion there. And several attempts have been made to meet by legislation the require ments of the people. Free seleotion over defined areas-which some of our leading men have frequently affirmed to be the best policy for this country-has been tried in Vic toria, and found wanting. And the distinctive feature of the new law is free selection before survey over the wholie of the Crown lands of th e colony. In this respect, and in the limitation of the area to he purchased by the selector to 320 acres, in the conditions of cultivation, improvement, and deferred payments, this Act resembles that inforc¿ in this colony. There are, how! ever, some noteworthy differences. The Vic torian Legislature was not m...
Dubbo Stock Reports. [POWERS, RUTHERFORD, AND CO.'S AGENCY.] Dubbo, 11th January. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Dubbo Stock Reports. [POWERS, RUTHERFORD, AND' CO.'S AGENCY.] Dubbo, 11th January. B. E. GOODIBBON roports : FAT CATTLE.-Owing to tho largo number of cattle ap proaching the Sydney ami Bathurst markets, it is difficult to effect sales. I have Borne very superior lots for sale, woll suited for the Victorian markets. STORE CATTLE.-There is still a good demand, and any well-bred lots of suitable ages for fattening command high prices here. . FAT SHEEP.-Two very superior lots passed dursng tue weok, bound for Sydney. There is no local demand. STORE SHEEP.-Wethers, six and olght tooth, aro in quired for : also good maiden owes,but other descriptions are unsaleable.
[GEORGE FORSYTH AND CO.'S AGENCY.] Dubbo, 11th January. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
. [GEORGE FORSYTH AND CO.'S AGENCY.] ' Dubbo, Util January. I Mr. W.' JJ. MURPHY reports : FAT CATTLE.-A fair inquiry exists for really primo mobs. We have no sales to report this week, but have placed a very fino lot under offer, which wo expect to arrive about 21th instant. . FAT SHEEP.-Beyond local requirements, there is no do iuand for fat sheop in this market. STORE CATTLE.-We have placed two largo mobs, under offer. Tho demand is steady, at prices rather favouring buyers. .... STORE SHEEP.-Thorc is a general desiro to purchaso young sheep and six and eight tooth wothors, for which, at a price, there aro moro buyers than sellers.
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS.—January 7. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
SHIPPING. ARRIVALS.-January 7. Tasmania, steamer, 220 tons, Lyon, from Hobart Town 4tb instant. Passengers-Kev. -Maxwell, Mrs. Maxwell and infant, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Clinch, Miss Chamberlain, Mrs. Daley, Miss Clark, Messrs. J. J. Salier, J. Forster, L. Lecot, and 3 in the steerage. Willis, Merry, and Lloyd, agents. City of Adelaide, stpumer, 615 tons, Walker, from Melbourne January 5th. Passengers-Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Mrs. H. Bron, Mrs. Sulivan.and ohild, Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Gurty and child, Miss Gunn, Messrs. T. H. Mydleton, A. S. Guway, Young, E. Munn, M'Namara, E. N. Milne, W. H. Dyson, A. Boner, Harris, Thiell, Turnan, S. Rush, Harrison. H. Ryan, Moran, J. Muirhead, Stanford, W. H. Ariell, H. Pres cott, N. E. Neal, Barkill, G. Walton, J. Brooke, E. Brooke, J. Love, Beauchamp, James, Swan, B. Ryan and child, Master Harrison, and 40 in the steerage. A.S.N. Co., agents. January 8. Ballina, steamer, 200 tons, Maides, from Macleay River 5th instant. Passengers-Messrs. Knox (2), Cos f...
WEEKLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
WEEKLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. Tho weck just .concluded has been a quiot one in the import markets, although moro business lias been done than hus boen recorded since the commencement of the holidays. The auction rooms Jiavo not offered any very attractive features, nor are any important salen yet announced. ALE AND PORTER. -During the week sales of Marrian's ale have been made at £8 2s Gd ; Julos's £7 los to £7 17s Gel ; and Bass' No. 3 at £715s per hogshead. Inferior brands have not been so much inquired for, but a few sales have been mado at rates fully establishing tho advances recorded in first-class ttlos. In bottles sales aro nmorted of Tennont's, 9s 3d ; > Devenish, 10s ; Bass' triangle ¡pints Cs 3d ; Younger's and Jeffrey's at 8s 3d per dozen. There has been no alteration in porter, small quantities being taken at last weok's rates. In glass, Edmund's Pig brand has found a market at 10s 3d, and Guinness' at 8s Cd per dozen. BUILDING MATERIALS.-There is no improve ment to quot...
Southern Gold-Fields Election. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Southern Golà-Fields Election. The following ÍB the result as far the returns have, reached us: Baker. Stephen. ' Grenfell, Quondong, Kiandra, and Young .271 67 Bungonia ... ... ... 3 57 Araluen ... ... ... 34 82 Little River. 36 8 ' - Major's Creek ... ... 27 13 Jembaicumbene ... ... 2 7 ¡ Present totals ... 373 234 _ / &lt; BUSH FIRES. -On Thursday the town and suburbs. were enveloped in bush fire smoke, and over toward« Botany several miles of scrub was- one mass of fire. Towards Lane Cove, other fires must havo boen burn ing, judging from tho reflection on the sky. SNAKES.-Two snakes were killed in one garden afc 1 Neutral Bay yesterday, and ono of them four feet and a half long was exhibited at this office When attacked it took refuge hi the topmast branches of a tall gum tree, and two or three shots were fired at it before it fell to the ground. These reptiles aro un usually numerous about the city this year. Mn.' GALE'S BALLOON ASCENT.-Mr. Gale, whose daring ascent a ...
Physical Science. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
; -:; ;: " ""Physical "Science. ACCORDING to tho Comples-Rcndua of July 1! Father Secchi, of Home, has succeeded in doveloj the spectra, of stain of the 8th and 9th magnitudes, ; amongst the spectral lines in the spectra of these sti those of carbon occur. The discovery is considered spoctrosebpists to bo of some importance, more es cially aa the spectra of small stars is very feeble. M. Jamin, in a paper which was recently read bef the French Academy of Sciences, gave a dçtail of &lt; tain experiments performed by him for the purposf showing that it was possible for magnetic force to accumulated. He had a horseshoe magnet construe of toil laminai of homogeneous steel, which lie s pended from a beam, and round tho poles of which coiled some covered copper wire, thereby causing steel to become, when under tho influence of galv ism, an electro-magnet. Each of tho steel bars lind iron plate fitted to it as an armature. The magnet \ placed in connection with a battery consisting...
Spontaneous Combustion. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Spontaneous Combustion. - ] IT may be that somo fires, now attributed to ¡ the wickedness of human incendiaries, might be found to have their origin in tho operation of natural laws, and that then- attribution to other causes is merely tho result of our ignorance of those laws. Spontane ous combustion is undoubtedly a prolific source of fires. This is produced in various ways. It is ivell known that a spongoy, fibrous substance, as cotton waste, or tow saturated with lmsoed oil, if oxpósod sufficiently long to thc sun's rays, or even tho atmos phere, will take fire. Authenticated instances pf des tructivo fires originating in buildings where vagß or cotton waste were stored, aro sufficiently numerous to provo tho impropriety of keeping these substances piled in a mass a long time. Factory wasto is al ways more or less saturated with oil, which oxidizes on oxposnro to tho atmosphere, and gives out carbonic acid and hydrogen. If the waste is in quantity suffi cient to compress tho fib...
PEDIGREE OF THE HORSE DEXTER, "THE KING OF THE TURF." [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
PEDIGREE OF THE HORSE DEXTER, "'THE KING OF THE TURF." I will givo the true pedigree of "Dexter," with plenty of evidence to baok it.- " Dexter " was bred in 1858, by . Mr. Jonathan Hawkins, of Orango County, New York. Ho was sirod by old "Hamblctonian," out of a little black mare by " American Star." In June, 1862, Mr. George Alley went up there to see him. At that time the colt was not broken. Mi1. Alloy found him in ono of Mr. Hawkins'fields. Being full of grass, he did not show woll when started up and ' made to trot, but afterwards they (hove him out in tho road, and there sent him baokwards and forwards on a trot. Mr. Alley and Mr. Phelan, who was with him, then perceived that the action of the four-year old colt was of the squarest and finest character. Mr. Alley then purchased him for $400, and had him sent to his place at New Rochelle. He then sent him to John Mingo, the breaker, at Flushing, and there lid remained two months. I could give Ids history down to the present da...
The Turf in America. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
The Turf in America. On October loth a purse and stake of $2375, twormile heats, was trotted for in waggons on the Prospect Park . ".course, between W. Borst's brg Old Put, and M. vi Kodan's br g Captain Gill. Old Put was tho winner. . «.íTirnej 5-19 and618|. . , - ¡ ii In the intervals bet ween ¡the heats of tho aboye race, Mr. Bonner drovo the world-famous "King of the Trot ting Turf," Dexter, around the course in a sulky, amid the acclamations of the spectators. Ho only speeded i- him for a quarter of a mile, which he trotted in .thirty onfour. seconds, when one of the drivers on the raco (Boden) objecting to the horso being in the track during the pondenoy of tho raco, Mr. Bonner, senthim hack -."i toi; the .stable untU after tho, eloso of tho contest. While being lod around the field in ....,which,the stables of Dan Pfifer ore located, Dexter r, suddenly broko away from the boy leading him, and gàllopod madly around tho inclosure. The greatest alarm.prevailed amongst those who ...