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The Vintage. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
The Vintage. FROM the Hunter WO hear that the late damp weather has interfered with the grape gathering, and it is appre. hended on tho Paterson that tho principal part of the wino that will bo made this season will be of an inferior description. In one or two of tho smaller vineyards in that locality the gathering has been completed, and the quality of the wine is represented to bo first-rate. In the larger vineyards, particularly in the upper portion of tho district, whero tho vintage is generally later, the gathering has scarcely been commenced, and conse quently the fruit will be exposed to all the lato wet weather. At Mr. Munro's Beebeea vineyard near Singleton, tho work of grape-gathering is entirely per formed by females, upwards of twenty women and girls being there engaged in picking the grapes and bringing them to the vats. Mr. Munro prior to the rain ex pected to get n smaller crop of grapes than last year, but was in hopes that the fruit would produce a superior wine by ...
RAILWAY PRODUCE DEPOT. [ELLIS AND CO. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
RAILWAY PRODUCE DEPOT. [ELLIS AND OO.J _u.:n«l nt The foUowing prices wore on Wednesday obtaineu av tile Ballway auction produco depot for farm produco : Fino flour L13 per ton, seconds Lil per ton; bran lOd to ls per bushel ; milch cows L2 2s Gd to L8 5s each ,* calves 8s to Ll 18s, sheep 4s 3d to 4s Gd each, lambs 4s Gd to 11s Gd each, pigs 8s to Ll 14s Cd each, suckers Gs Gd to 7s Gd each ; calfskins 2s 3d to 4s 3d each ; sheepskins 4d to 5.}d per lb ; tallow Ll 8s to Ll 14s por cwt., hides 12s to Ll ls, wool (grease) 4Jd to7d per lb. Poultry-Fowls 2s to 4s 4d per pair, ducks 3s ld to Gs lOd per pah', turkeys 5s Cd to 17s Gd; butter (roll) 4d to ls, (keg) 3$d to 8Ad per lb, checso 3d to 7d per lb ; eggs ls 4d to 2s per dozen ; beeswax ls. Vegetables-Potatoes ls Cd . to 3s Cd. Fruit-Apples 5s Gd per caso. Forage Straw 4s, lucerno 2s 3d to 3s, oaten hay 4s to GB per cwt wheat 4s to 5s Od, maize 2s Cd to 3s, oats 2s 9d to 3s, barley (Cape) 2s to 2s Gd per bushel. 17th Marok.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
THE WEATHER.-The weather has been showery al Sydney since Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock : in the first instance the fall was light, but last night and thu morning heavy rains have fallen, apparently threatening us with a repetition of last week's visitation. TV« perceive by the meteorological reports that the rainfall is pretty general again all over the colony. GOLD ROBBERY.-On tho evening of tho 24th ultimo between 7and 9 o'clock, the office of the oldBonnieDoon Company at Sonnie Doon, was broken into, and about 451bs. of amalgam, value L120, stolen therefrom, There were two lots, one in a dish, and the other in an old candle box, these were emptied into a pail and carried off.-Rockhampton Bulletin. THE OFFICE OP ENGINEER-SURVEYOR TO THE STEAK NAVIGATION BOARD.-We understand that this ap. pointment, which became vacant upon the death of Mr. D. 0. Dalgleish, has been given to Mr. Henry Broderick, formerly assistant-superintendent and clerk of works at tho Fitzroy Dock, but whose ser...
MEN OF THE AGE. A SERIES OF BIOGRAPHIES OF EMINENT PERSONAGES WRITTEN EXPRESSLY FOR THIS JOURNAL. Garibaldi. (CONCLUDED. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
MEN OF THE AGE. «rw» OF BIOGRAPHIES Ol? EMINENT PERSONAGES A ""Sfflnwr EXPRESSLY PPR THIS JOURNAL. . " Garibaldi. (CONCLUDED. FOB about two years after his visit to England Garibaldi remained secluded in his island home; , the outbreak of war between Prussia and AuBtria in 1866 again rovivod the hopes of Italy for tho realisation of a comprehensivo national independence and union from the Alps to tho sea. The King of Prussia sought tho aid of Italy ; and the prospect of expelling the Austrians from Venetia was an irresistible inducement. In Juno 1866, Garibaldi assembled his volunteers at Como, and pushed on for tho Lago di Garda, whero floated somo Austrian gun-boats. A good deal of useless firing took place ; but no decided advantago vas gained by either party. On the 3rd July, Garibaldi attacked tho Austrians at Monto huello, but was compelled, by superior numbers, to retire, and was wounded in tho thigh. The Volunteers, however, got possession of Borgo foite which the Austrians ...
SCIENCE—INVENTION— CONSTRUCTION. Anemometers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
! SCIENCE-INVENTION ¡ CONSTRUCTION. i , -1 i Anemometers. MUCH as peoplo generally are interested in knowing how tho wind is, there has not been up to the present time any trustworthy hand anemometer for those who wished to measure it, either here or in England ; we aro there fore glad to seo that the want has been mot in tho colony by a really trustworthy instrument invented by Mr. H. O. Bussell, of the Observatory, Sydney. Tho engraving below is from a photograph of Russell's hand anemometer, and needs little explanation. There is a set of cups, of tho kind known as " Robinson's," mounted on a light steel spindle, made to work as freely as possiblo ; a dial wheel, which indicates tho quantity of wind measured ; and a two minutes sand RUSSELL'S HAND ANEMOMETER. glass ingeniously mounted, so that as light motion of tht finger instantly inverts it. This instrument was designed expressly for uso in the hand, and to meet a want that has boen long felt by observers, and which "Fitzroy,"...
The Leaning Tower of Pisa. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
The Leaning Tower of Pisa. IN our issue, of tho 5th instant, we gave an account of tho largest chimney in tho world, and of tho pro cess hy which it was rostered to tho perpendicular after it had hoon caused, hy a violent storm, to deflect laterally, sovon feet nino inches from tho vortical lino. Wo now call our readers' attention to a structure which, though ono hundred and eighty foot in height (a trifle loss than tho height of tho Tower of London), has stood for many centuries, although it loans from tho vertical lino no loss than fourteen feet. This singular structuro stands in an enclosed square along with tho principal cathedral of Pisa, and within a fow feet of that building, as a belfry, for which it was originally erected. At tho period in which tho cathedral was built, viz., tho year 1150, it was customary to erect the belfries apart from churches. Of this* peculiarity of early ecclesiastical architecture thcro aro many instances to bo found on tho continent of Europe, esp...
MELBOURNE. Thursday, 8 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
MELBOURNE. Thursday, 8 p.m. The Assembly intends granting £10,000 to lady Darling without delay. Tho Government has oxprossed its intention of roducing tho estimates. Captain Graham, of the Whirlwind, has been acquitted of tho charge brought against him of losing his ship in the Java Sous, through careless ness. The Government have agreed to accept six months supplios, and commence with the finanoial year in July. At the wool sales (yesterday), business was active. Greasy brought Gd to 7|d; fleece, 9d to ls ld ; scoured, 8¿d to ls 4d and 3s 4d. Sugars aro in good demand ; sales havo been made afc tho following rates : browns, £31 to £31 10s ; yellow crystals, £3G 16s to £37 o's. Tho balanco of tho cargo of sugar, ex Perseverance, has changed hands in ono line. To-day has been closely observed hy the Irish inhabitants of tho colony, and grand processions have taken place in tho streets and festivities in the Friendly Societies' Gardens. Tho steamship You Yangs sailed to-day.
More Floods. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
ï . More Floods. \ Wo regret to have to announce that the floods;in tho Hunter district have again assumed a very threatening aspect. The prospects of a cessation of rain, though promising a few days sinco, have not been realised, for it will bo seen, on reforenco to our telegraphic despatches, that it rained incessantly at Maitland for tho forty-eight hours previous to io o'clock on Thursday night, and was still contmuing, with every prospect of disastrous consequences.. At West Maitland prospects wero BO serious, that the Mayor of that borough telegraphed to the Colonial Secrotary, requesting Mr. Cowpor te empower .him to supply the immediate wants of tho flooded-oút residents. It noed scarcely bo said that the request was favourably responded to ; and it ÍB to bo hoped that tho arrangements authorised will provo adequate to the wants and requirements of tho resi dents. The river had risen at that time twenty-five feet nine inches high,, and .was rising at the rate of two inches a...
Insolvency Court. SURRENDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
Insolvency Court. I SURRENDERS. William Wagstaff, of Emu Plains, fireman. Cause of insolvency : Adverse judgment in Supreme Court, Liabilities, J£72 14s. Assets, £11 10s. Deficiency. £61 4s. Official assignee, Mr. F. T. Humphery. Edward Plant SAvain, trading aB Swain Brothers, of George-street, Sydney, seedsman. Cause of insolvency: Depression in business. Liabilities, L495 9s 9d. Assets, L2G4 12s 8d. Deficiency, L230 17s ld. Officiai assignee, Mr. J. P. Mackenzie. Thomas Horner, of Bonnie Doon, near Murrurundi, brickmaker. Cause of insolvency : Want of employ ment. Liabilities, L512 5s ld, of which L320 is secured. Assets, L373. Deficiency, L139 5s ld. Official assignee, Mr. F. T. Humphery. Richard John Oldfield, of Trunkey Creek, gold miner. Cause of insolvency : Pressure of creditors. Liabilities, L174 8s 2d. Assets, L50. Deficienoy, L124 8s 2d. Official assignee, Mr. F. T. Humphery. Pheonix Wells, of Gerringong, storekeeper. Cause of linsolvenoy : Losses in business. Liabilities...
Preservation of Food. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
Preservation of Food. TllKRB lins latoly boon issued from tho Government Printing Oflico of thc colony of Victoria, a pamphlet containing abstracts of specifications which havo been patented in England, and tho colonies of Now South Wales and "Victoria, relating to tho preservation of food. Thcso abstracts have been compiled by Mr. W. H. Archer, tho Rogistrar-Gonoral of Victoria, from documents which have boen lodged in tho patent oflico attached to his department ; and in these days of meat preserving for oxport, tho perusal of the little book Doforo us must bo highly interesting to all who arc con corned in tho production or salo of articles used for food. Moat preserving is now an established fact, thora being no doubt that under several of tho pro cesses in use, beef and mutton can be sont from Aus tralia to England fresh and in good order ; and that on arrival it will find a market which will givo a handsome profit to tho producer, as well as to tho speculator who stands bot we...
Process for Preserving Wood, [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
Process for Preserving Wood, j A DECENT patont granted to Sigismund Beor, of Now York city, is as follows : "Wood, freshly cut, is full of sap, composod of hy groscopic and very perishable organic substances. Horotoforo, tho idoa has boen in seasoning and preserv ing wood, to wash eut theso substances, or to chemi cally combino and convert them into moro durablo compounds. Washing by steam only removes matter having great affinity for water, and soluble therein, leaving thoso that coagulate by tho action of steam to fill tho pores and stop further action. Tho chemical conversion of thoso substances is commonly 2>roduccd by metallic salts, which combino with thom, forming insoluble compounds of moro durability. But this action is necessarily limited to tho oxtorinr, as deep impregnation is stopped by tho newly-formed products. Moreover, tho cost is high, and tho salts, more or less, injuriously affect thc wood substunco. " My discovery consists in simply treating tho wood with a b...
Dubbo Stock Report. POWERS, RUTHERFORD, and CO.'S AGENCY. 15th March. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
Dubbo Stock Report. TOWERS, RUTHERFORD, and CO.'S AGENCY. ; löth March. Mr, B. G^GoomsoN reports : FAT CATTLE.-Sales aro difnoult to offoot at prices askod by vendors, In consequence of tho over-supply in tho Sydney and ' western mnrkots. Several mobs aro moving towards Sydney, . and I have sent on two mobs to bo sold by tho linn in tho Vic torian markets. STORE CATTLE.-Tho vory favourable weather of the last ten days conduces to koop tho prices of suitablo store cattle Brm. 1 have 1000 head now approaching, which I expect to ; sell hero ; and have 4000 hoad, mixed sexes, which will arrive ta tho course of a fow days. * AT SHEEP.-There aro sovoral lots now on route to britney ¡ but as owners aro not disposed to accept prices ?ie"dl>ete, itlBduucnlt to effect sales. I have one lot of U,000 bound for Victoria, consigned to tho linn. ¡STORE SHEEP.-Tho demand is confined to wethers suitablo '« fattening; but as such aro very scarce in this district, Myers find groat diUiculty in proc...
Mudgee Stock Report. CROSSING AND COX. 15th March. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
Mudgee Stock Report. CROSSING AND COX. 15th March. FAT CATTLE.-Notwithstanding, a largo supply having come forward, .prices of tho previous week havo boon fully maintained 'with, if anything, a slight tendency to higher rates, which was moro noticeable towards tho closing sales. .We quoto best pens bullocks, U5s to 100s; ditto cows, 80s to ' 90s ; medium to fair bullocks, 80s to 00s : ditto cows, 70s to 77s Gi Wo sold 05 head from 01s to 05s, 43 head from 00s to 67s. FAT SUBEP.-Prices remain at about last quotations, with a good demand for good and primo lots. Wo quote best ; weddors,7s to 7s Od ; ditto ewes, 5s Od to Os. STOJVB CATTLE.-Undor this head we havo no alteration to , report ; tho domnnd boing good for good descriptions of good ' , ages at about last quotations. STORE SHFEP.-Largo framed weddors aro in request, but tor other descriptions inquiries are principally confined to goodlotsof breeding owos of tho most fashionable brands. Wo , told one lot of 1500 mixed ages and ...
Agricultural and Pastoral Matters. —Movements of Stock.—Intercolonial Items.—Sugar Prospects, &c., &c [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 19 March 1870
Agricultural and Pastoral Matters. -Movements of Stock.-Intercolonial Items.-Sugar Prospects, Ssc, &c THE recent rains, although attended with comparative disaster in certain districts, havo undoubtedly improved the feed in tho intorior, and open out a promise of suc cess for those farmers who have rosorted to early sowing. In some of thc uplands the potatoes may como to second growth, but there soems every probability that tho crop of this edible will be satisfactory even in the late dis tricts. Altogether, though the floods in the northern districts, as will be gathered from our special reports in other columns, havo inflicted considerable injury, it is probable that material compensation, .will be derived in the long run from tho advantages tho visitation has con ferred on other portions of the colony. There is overy prospect of passing a tolerably pleasant winter, and meeting a genial spring. It appeal's that tho yield of the late harvest on tho border will provo moro sa...