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CLOTH FROM NETTLES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
L CLOTH FROM ? NETTLES.' Tlhe "Bairnsdale News" writes;-. Diiriig. the late hop picking several articles appeared in this paper relative totlio.useo;to which the bins of the hop, 'which is at present destroyed, could be put. Some specimens of a fine and strong fibre produced from the bins have.hbeon shown to us, from which the :finest rope and other material .could be made.. The following particu lars 'of'th use made even of nettlbs shows what can be done, and we treat that our remarks anent the hop fibre will bear.fruit in time for next season's bihes behig used :- " Though' not in these'diays' generally cultivated, at' least in"'Eurbpos the -des pised nettle was-at one time, and"!that for ?ieveral centuries, .held, in. high honor 'anid.. esteenm throughouit the worild: Duaring the Irish" famirio, it~is said'thbathundreds of poor people sub sisted, entirely upon it.; while in Russia, Sweden and Holland,it is: still mown soveral'times a year as fodder for'tthoe cows, whose milk-it i...
SUPERANNUATION OF POSTAL AND TELEGRAPH OFFICIALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
SUPERANNUATION 'OF' POSTAL AND TELEGRAPH OFFIOIALS. An "official" bomb-shell was thrown into the ranks of the postal and. tele graphic services on Thursday. The Civil Service Act of the Colony pro vides that every officer who "has at tained the full age of 60 years Shall' thereupon retire from active, service. upon superannuation allowance.".,, For some reason, so far as the Postmaster General's department is concerned, this clause in the Act has remained a dead letter until ]Mr Berry came ihto office with the present Ministry.' 'But as a. matter of fact every employe in the service of the Governmnt. know. that upon attaining the age of sixty years ho' would' have to .retire, so that,no hardship or injustice has been, inflicted upon them. The' number of 'officers who on 'Thursday, received notices' of superannuation is fourteen, and includes all ranks in the services from Mr J..' P: Atkinson, comptrollerof stores; to Ar. Martin, the Minister's messenger. :This stop Ihas. given gener...
HOW TO GROW WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
"HOW TO GROW WHEAT, We "quote the following from ani qAnibrican exchange-" Onof the main - requiremnea?ts in raising wheat is depth T of soil-in this rrspect just the reversoe Sof c?wrn hich obtaiis its sustenance E Sieartlihesurface; requiriing warinth while tl 'lwheat demands coolness, which it gets i. the depthitst rotspenctralingdeeply. t lTlsmis tlh difference between the two I1 Sgra?is, and it is divided.: Hence the t ioil for wheat : should be: pulverisdl. deeply if naturoe l',isa' not previously. st effected it, .hich is rare, as wheat does R t biestin soil f a clayey charcter; usually . requiringsg breaking up to secure, theo , des.ircd texture, and this can only be ir done wheni therenis aneicint drain- r kge.. ".Experience has also proved that p thorough working of the soil is good as h a preparation for wheat, inthat the -plant food thus developed from the t ý.crude soil from the greater surface ex- a Sposuro to water and air of commiuuted material is secured without the...
AUSTRALIAN CATTLE AND SHEEP FOR ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
AUBTRALIAN CATTLE AND SHEEP FOR ENGLAND. -4-- During the past five years it has. been very clearly denontrated that the beef and mutton of Australia can be successfully and profitably trans ported in a fresh state to England, and in this branch of the export trade Australia has to some extist. kept pace with America; but it yet remains to hbe provd that largo slipmente of cattle and sheep can be. sent from the British ports, and landed" in the latter in such condition and ' numbers as to leave a profit on the transaction. It is, of course, well known'that a few herd of live stock can be conveyed by sailing ship or steamer, ;say, from Sydney to London, and landed in first class condition. The milch cows 'odi nary carried on board vesseli are, as a 'rulo good sailors. They munch the hay and chew the cud as co?entedly on board a clipper ship as on 'tlheoir pas tures; bnt between the small ship ments of stud stock or the dairy cows, which are usually housed on deck, and the ordinary slh...
THE Maffra Spectator. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1883 [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
THURSDAY MORNING,;JUNE 14,1883 •Mr E. A. Patersen advertises a irst clas hotelbusiness for 'ilo, in onse of the bost stands iii Melbourne. These are net so msny cattle soibrtisel for sale'lier.ti i'e ekL conimpired with proviou ale days.' This may be sc. countod fur by the unpreedntced dry }wevalter eperionced this eaason, nind the lower prices obtained in 'lolMelbourns Howe'or,' we anticipato larger amobs of cattle aiid better pricoes before long. S'After I.the.':meoting . on .beahalf of the Bible Sdciety,'at the Presbyterian Chuo, Newry, thotev., LL Tait presentod lb David Olyne, juniori with,' a very hond aoino gold chiin and locket as a small ap preciatiori on the lart of the members d thelb congregatio of the Presbyterie Church, Newry; of his untiring efforts to promote Sunday tonching 'and chloral so. vices. Mr D. Olyne, junior, suitably returned thanks amidst the applause d thl mieeting. We observe that Mr Thomsoin, P.I, in the Licensing Court at Clunes, rule last week that a...
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. (AGE.) LONDON, June 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. Loxnox, June 11. The scare created by the attempts to blow up public buildings in London is now moderating, and. the authorities decided to withdraw some of the military sentinels placed on guard out side various publio buildings and insti tutions. The sentiiels wero removed to-day from outside the new Law Courts in the Strand. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and General Lord Wolseley who were present as representatives of the British nation at the ccronation of the Czar at Moscow, have accompanied his Imperial Majesty and suite to St. Petersburg. They are now staying at the Royal Palace of Peterhoflf. The body of the late Howard Payne, the author of the popular song "Home, Sweet Home," whichi was interred. at Tangier, on the northern coast of Africa, has been exhumed and conveyed to Washington,.United States, he having been an American citizen. The rein terment took place yesterday at Wash ington, and was made the occasion for a grand ceremonial. Presid...
ROAD FROM BAIRNSDALE TO BOMBALA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
ROAD FROIM' BAIRN3DALE TO BOMBALA. We are glad' tneoe that the road frout Bairnsdale to Boiflbala, which we have so. frequeintly agitated,.is likely to receive the ,attention.of the Govern mont, as the following letter on the subjhet whioli we 'received last 'night from 'Mr A..K-arris,.a1 ML.A., "Oe0 of the members for.r the district,.. will' show: Department of, Publie Works, MeIol boune June 68 1883i, Sir,-I am. di rected to ackiow ledge':the receipt. ·of, your comrunicition of thie 31s ultiino, relative to the road from B airnedale to "Bombala;andtoinfori you that as soode as an officer can; be spared he' will hlo instructed'" to report as to the ' ost of making the road ie question wititi thli Victorian torritory.-I have the:lioner to be,' sir,. your obedieiint" servant! Ones. LE G(au, Secretiry. To Albert Harris, 11,P. Whalhalla, ' Now that matters have. progressed thus far it is the duty. of all'those, in terested-wliich meansr the wholoe dis trict-to see .tlat the matter is n...
MELBOURNE STOCK REPORTS Wednesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
MELBOURNE STOCK REPORTS (BY ELP oruo TRLEMORAP?.) W; ednesday Evening. Meesrs. A.:M'Lean and Co. report - Fat Cattle. -1,690 head forward. A slight rise in prime, lots took place; other sorts unaltered. 'We sold 'bul locks from Sale to £9 7s 6d, averaging £9 3s 9d ; and calves at £2 5s..' Sheep. -We sold a truck of morino wothers for Mr Waite; Willung, at ION each. Mr. E::A. Paterson repoits :-Fat Cattle.-1700 head drawn for; very fair proportion; few prime forward, and mostly Victorian, with few from New South Wales. Good cattle sold at an advance of about .l0s on late rates. Best pens,; £9 to £10 10s; good bul locks, £7 10s to £8 10s; medium and inferior, from £5 l best cows, £6 10s to. £7 10s ; good, £5 10s to £6.' Fat' Calves.-160 penned; ' prices firni at last week's quotationa?s Fat Sheep.- 14,500 poinned; nio improvement on last iweek's` rates. .:Fit. Lambs. 1500 yarded; prices same as last week.': Messrs. Dal. Campbell and Co. re port :Fat Cattle-1,700 head penned, 400 being...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
At a conforerenco of the members of the Irish Nationalist party in London, May 4, it was resolved to organiso a fund for the relief of the fanilios and persons who have fled the country or have boon arrested in connection with 'the murder trials in Ireland. It is esti mated that the families are rendered destitiuto by flight or incnrceration. An. alarm was raised by the receipt by the corporation of London of an anonymous letter on April 27, warning it thatthe Guildhall would bo destroyed, by dynamite on May 6. A force of upecinl police wore dotailed to 'guard the building.
MELBOURNE GRAIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
MELBOURNE GRAIN MARKET. Melosr. Grolg and Murray hold their usual weekly grain sale on Tuoesday last and sold as follows: Barloy, Cape, 4s ld to 4s 3d ; oats, good feed, 3s ld to 3 lid; omaize, 4s 21; peas, 3i lid; pollnrd, Is Ild; flour, seconds, at LB 15i per 10 bage. A despatch from Dublin, April 28, says the police have evidence implicat ing James Caroy, witiess for the Crown in the State trials, in the murders of Talbot, a police informer; of Clark, a Fonian informer; and the bricklayer, Behan ; also in attempted murder of Murphy, a beekeeper of the "Irieh People." It is likely Carey will be tried for one of these crimes The asasasination of Behan was not con. noeted with polititlial troubleo.
MAIL NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
MIAIL NOTICES. Mails close at the llafra PIost-office for the following places nas under: For Salo losedalo, Tramlgon, Wal. halla, Toongablbio, Melbourno, Port Albert, Tarravillo, A&c., at 11 ame. daily. For Stratford, Iloirmedalo, Druthen, Orieco, Grant, Dargo, etc., daily at 12.30 p.l., "- " For UIpper 3faffra daily at 3 p.m. SFor Hfyfield, Glenmaggie, Cowwar, and Seaton, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, aod SaturdnyR, at 3 p.m. S 0lriagolong daily at 2.45 p.m. ,Tiho Post-orlico is open for teleorams at 8.30 n.m. till 8 p.m., closing between 1 and 2. and. and 7.. Postal business from 0 am. till 6 p.m. Mails aloso for Meaffis at thoe under. mentioned plhces as under:- Sale, at 1.30 p.m. ddily. Briagolong,.at 10.5 nm . daily. Newry, at 9.30 n.m. daily. Stratford; at 3.15 p.m. daily. Hoyfleld, 8.30 n.m. Tuesdays, Thuen. days, and. Saturdays.
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. GIPPSLAND STOCK REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
COiMMERIAL I1vTALL1G1 NbB. A OIParLANO srqI ? s rotiker .\i Messrs A. M'Loan nd;?Co.,lof llaffre, report :--Wo' yarded 'a iargo numb?r of cattle and sold 800. ,.Thore w'was a.largo 'attondanco but very languid biddidg In consequence of the scarcity of grass and :watorl and depressoon, in prices in Mol bourno" market. Winoeda not ' aiticipal' any improvont in prices for store stock till. the spring. We also expect a considerablo rise in the fat muarlot as the season nd vanco?s..,Ve' sold. fat?rcows~ to.LO. 10si; stoor- L5: 15s; 'voalero, 14o".: Store Cattlo--We sold 320 bullocks for Archy Stewart; Esq., at Mount Marslhall, Now South Wales, at.L5 7s all round. The albove wor mucl aduuired for their brood ing and quality. We sold several, other mobs of bullooks and cows to L0 2s Od . for thl' former, and'L4 for the latter; small lots of bullocks to L5 12s Gd. Shoop--Wo sold good crossbrod owoe at t 12S d ; do, lambs, at Os Gd, Hornes Markot not so brisk as of late, several 1 liuyers be...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
;Trade Notices. . T. B. ABB.OT T. OHEMIST,- -DRUGGIST, DENTIST. SALE AND MlAFFRA,. I THANKING the public for past " favors and soliciting a coutiouance of the support so liberally accorded him, begs to call attention to his SPea cIALrrles, many of which (more lprti cularly his Chlorodyno, Antibilious Pils, and Odontalgine) have commanded a large sale forthie htstfourteenoor fifteenyears,and' proved equal if not superior to alt other prolparations of the kind, his OHLORODYN NE : is pronounced by eminent physicians arid all who have. used 'it, superior to any? similar preparation. It speedily relieves in whrtevor organ and whlatver causeu; pdn and produces a. fooling of comfort; and quietude not obtainable by other remedies, allays irritation of the nervous system, creates a calm refreshing sleop, and there are no bad effects. It acts like a charm in Diarrhcea, Dystotry, Colic, Spasms Palpitation, and gives almost immediate relief in Bronchitis, Asthma, Neuralgia, Hysteria, Whooping a...
MELBOURNE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
- MELBOURNE. (ROs ous OWN CO5MONDN0E.) Wednesday. Nothing is talked of in. Melbourie just now but the rapidly increasing popularity of a society, which, though in existence for some time, has never until. the last few months become sufficiently conspicious to attract public notice. But the Australasina Secular Society, now assumes such prodigious importance timt clergy and laymnien look with dread on a power which if it sufficiently mature must crush out religion, damn morality, and eventually aim at annihilation of class. I attended the weekly meeting of this society last Sunday morning, and was one of some, three or four thousand who listened to a series of songs, speeches, and recitations, all of an ultra-secular de scription. Mr Thomas Walker, the President of the society, spoke most warmly against all the churches, par sons, and dignitaries of the State, taking advantage of the present agitation regarding the openingofthe art galleries, to. fire the pablio mind, and judging fro...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
Auctions. FAT AND STORE CATTLE, MAFFRA, FRIDAY, JUNE 15. A M'LEAN and CO. will Sell at their .1. yards 20 Prime Fat Bullocks and Cows 30S Good Bullockasand Steers. IS do Cows, 1920 ACRES GOOD GRAZING LAND) FOR SALE, a A M'LEAN & CO., have for private sale on account of L: C. Smith, Fq., of Melbourne. the property known, as TIIE BACKi CREEK IPAbDOCK, in Tinamba, containing 1920 acres of good Grazing Land, well grassed and abun dantly watered in all seasons The pro perty is securely enclosed with post and pail, cattle and sheep proof fences, and is admirably situated, the survey of the pro posed railway to Bairnsdalo passing through it. There is a splendid supply of Rod Gum timber on the property which will be extremely valuable for railway i bleepers kc., also a comfortable cottage. a Early application invited. I3AVING Established a Branch of our I1 Business in Melbourne, we are now prepared to hold WEEKLY SALES of Cattle, Sheep, etc. at the Flemington Yards, and to undertake...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 June 1883
? Coaches, &c. cOBB and CO.'s COACHES leave SCRITERION HOTEL. SALE to BAIRNSDALE, L45 . p.m. daily (Sunday excepted), arriving at Bairnsdalo at 7.30 p.m. Fare, 10s. All information, &c., at Cobb and Co.'s Office, Criterion Hotel, Sale. ROBERTSON, WAGNER & CO. Sale-to mw affga and-NeW y -: RO AL. ^MAIL. ?.. A COACH will RUN DAILY between above places, leaving N?wry daily at 9A5 anm., aftfra 11.15 a.m., arriving at Salo at 12.45 p.m, and return the saao day, leaving Sale on arrival of train for datItra and Newry. Passengers and parcels booked at the following places : Sale, Criterion Hotel; laSRf J: Knx's Metroelditan Hotel; and at ''Rawlin's Nowry Hotel J. FISHER. HEYFIELD TO MAFFRA. THE Conveyance between the anove I places will be DISCONTINUED until further notice. Any parcels that can be forwarded on horaback will be duly delivered. All parcels must be prepaid, and any for Senton or Glenmaggie will be orwardedbyH Maxfield. .. JAMES KING,; SMi?leman. ROYAL"M...
HE GAVE IN. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 18 June 1883
HE GAVE IN. A few days ago a flash young man from an Eastern colloge arrived au Tombstone, Arizona, and registered his name at the principal hotel. 'A socially-inclined person, in a blue shirt and wide-ritmied hat, who happened to be in the, office, good-naturedly answered every question, and volun teered a vast amount of interesting iuformation about Arizona in general, and Tombstono in particular. 'Do you see themn hills over yonder 1' asked the Tombstone pointing through ote of the oflice windoas. 'Will them, hills be cliockfnl of pay-dirt.' The young mian from the East lboked.' shocked. ' My dear sir, ho said proudly, but. kindly, 'you should say ti those zlls are--tnot " them hills is.i' The Toonibstonor was silent fpr a soment. Ho looked t)so young mane from the East critically over, as, if he was catiniating the size of coaihsbe would wear.. Then, -drawing oytt &n ivory-stocked' siven-sliooter of olaborate style aind finish, lhe said in a soft; mnild, musical tone' of...
LATEST NEWS. MELBOURNE, Saturday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 18 June 1883
LATEST. NEWS. [Br ELEronio TELEORAPH.] (raox oUR oN, eaOenrOifDero ) Saturday Evening The weather "today wee vEry dutly, although fidne. At the football match, -.Melbourne against South Melbourne, there waso a large atttendance, the ground :being crowded. The play was fast and good, ending in a victory for Melbourne witlh 4 goals and 10 behinds; South Mel bourne, 2 goals and 8 hehinde. A match between Geelong and Hothani clubo took place on the ground of the former, there also being a large crowd preseont, resulting in a victory for Goe long, with 4 goals and 12 bobhinds, to Hotham's 1 goal and 9 behinds.. There was a good attendance at the Wyndham Races, and the racing all through very good. I wire yoa the result of the two following handicap races:- Selling Handicap. - Nympli, 1; Ardrigh 2; Drumatick, 3. Handi cap Hurdle Race.-Miller, 1; Storm bird, 2; Black Prince, 3.
A SHADOWY STORY. A TALE OF THE IRISH REBELLION OF '98. CHAPTER II. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 18 June 1883
SSHADOWY 'STORY A TALs OF TIrn lL IItin REELLON or '08; (Fron OhnLamers's JournaL) ..uThe olIcer:had taken out his purser which asone of thosolong netted allairs iat one titme so popular, and through whichlthe money shone. Though it was not 'exactly a bloated purse, and though it contained more silver than gold;,the glance which Biddy threw, in spito of herself, at the treasure was so painfully eloquent, and there was such a sad though resigned expression on her poor coarse face, that Kate crimsoning more than before-said: Biddy only wants a trifle for some thing for one of her children, who wihoisho thinks is dying.' There was a littl' catch in tihe breath here, which in a less resolute person might have been turned into a sob. ' And itis very bitter to s to find' Do not say any more,' exclaimed the soldier. ' Why be so unwilling to aid youin charity I I will give Biddy a trifle to help her. As he spoke the Lieuto nant had moved the ring of his purse, and the quick eye of the girl ...