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OPEN COLUMN. A RARA AVIS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AUSTRALASIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
OPEN COLUMN. A KARA AVIS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE AUBTRALAfllAH. Sir,—About four years ago, while shooting on the Tandsra Swamp, I bagged a beautiful and very remarkable snipe. I was not aware at the time that it was so scarce, as it was the fiist occasion of my visiting the swamp, and several of the specimens I procured that day were new to me. I have since, however, had reason to conclude that it most hare been a rata at it. In sirs it was nearly equal to the common brown snipe, but of rather more compact form. The head is dark brown, with a white line behind each eye, and a yellowish lioe from the base of the bill uver the top of the head, as seen in most snipes; throat and breast blade; belly and vent white; back of neck rich red brown; back and scapulars dark grey, freckled with black, and crossed with broad black bare, the whole being iridescent; two yellowish white lines extend down the hack; wing coverts dnll bronze; primaries, dark grey (except the first, which is brown), blac...
THE IRON TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
THE IRON TRADE. The ironmaatetl of Ratal* here beon the peculiar objects of legislative dan. They ■were the petted children of protection. For * period of twenty yean tbe Importation of Iron by tea mi absolutely prohibited, while 6 duty equivalent to 000per cent, at ealmm was Imposed on Iran crossing the terrene' frontier! of tbe empire; this tax. In addition to the heavy eoet of carriage, virtually' amoantlng to a prohibition of Import. Thru protected, the iron trade of Bnaala ought, according to the logic ol the protectionist*, to have made prodigious atridee; for iron la an article in universal demand, and (he imple mente end machinery which ere fabricated of it are Indispensable alike to the tiller of the ground, the handicraftsman, the mariner, and the manufacturer. What was the rate of progress actually obtained, however? In twenty yean there wm Increase of twenty per cent, only In the production of pig Iran, or at the rate of one per cent, per annum; while in England, during ...
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS. WHAT PROTECTION, HAS DONE FOR RUSSIA. (FROM THE ARGUS.) HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN TARIFF. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS. WHAT PROTECTION, HAS DONE FOE RUSSIA. (MOM THM ABOOS) niBTOBT OF TBS BU88IAB I ABUT. Superficial reaaoneri and shallow vritai in (be United States are awbstoued to quote tbe example of Russia, as thatof a country which has thriven trader a protective system. Nothing but the moet intrepid ignoronoe, or tbe most andaclone pervert ion of foots, oould have induced inch an assertion; In no conn try In Europe have the principles of protec tion been carried ont more thoroughly than In Russia; but H is, of all others,the country to which a free-trader would refer if he. wished to lllaetrate in a striking manner therolnons folly of the system. Nearly a hundred yean ago (1766), the Em press Catherine 1L bed the courage aud saga city to ovei throw tbe restrictive fiscal policy previously in force, end to establish free trade within her vest dominions. This wise itep was followed by He natural results. During a period of forty yearn, the valae of the imports rose from 10,00...
YEOMAN MISCELLANY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
YEOMAN MISCELLANY. The Arr twin SmrsroEit,—The following letter appears in the Bobart Tom Mercury of the 2nd instant" Sir,—X hate to inform you that Dr. Orowther received Jrraterday from Peri*, through Sir H. B. F. Young, a box of fifty coooons iff the Bombyx Cynthia. The box wu of tin and well perforated, and afforded room enough for the moths to pur. Only four of the moth* hare emerged mom the coooone on the voyage, the others haying all perished, apparently from damp. The four motlu appear to hare been dead two months, and although they hare left from 260 to 800 eggs, which look much fresher and plumper than tboeo which we reeeired ftom Adelaide, through the Idndneu iff Mr. and Mrs. Devon port, I much fear, from toe time they have been laid, that few, if any, of them will hatch. I hare "v-™ them to Mr.F. Abbott, Superin tendent of the Botanio Gardens, who has now plenty of ailantus leaves, and may be relied on for taking every possible pains to preserve them. This new effort to i...
THE FARM & GARDEN. NOTES ON THE MONTH THE VINEYARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
THE FARM & GARDEN. NOTES ON THE MONTH THE VINEYARD. Tlie yigneron will now begin to form some ides of the probable yield of his vineyard for the current season; the fruit of some varieties of the grape are now "setting," others are just coming into bloom; the prospect, so far, shows indications of good crops of fruit. The symptoms of blight upon some kinds, a few weeks since, are now disappearing with the set ting in of dry weather. The summer pruning of vines is effected with the finger and thumb, while the shoots are still young and herbaceous. Luxuriant shoots will require pinching back, to equalize the growth; the ends of long shoots being taken off, the sap is diverted to the weaker shoots. Be move weak and badly placed shoots, and, if not thinned previously, remove useless shoots which crowd the head of the vine. Suckers arising from the base of the stem should be taken off close to their origin, if not properly eradicated at once they will spring again. Lateral shoots...
TASMANIAN STONE FOR THE DUNED1N EXHIBITION. (FROM THE HOBART TOWN MERCURY, DEC.2.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
TASMANIAN STOVE FOR THE DUV ED1N EXHIBITION'. (rao* til* bohart tow.i hercdrt, i>ec. 2.) We inspected a Duoilwr of block* of Tasmanlen stone yeKt.-rday, intended for display At the forthcoming Dnnedin Ex hibition, andfrom their appearance ive should imagine that this island will not be far behind other conntrioa, in tho practical de partment of geology at all events. The samples consist of building and ornamental stones, and are well worthy of inspection. Ko. 1 is a beautiful block of Florentine marble, black with while veins, and was obtained from a locality known as tho Floren tine Valley, a few miles north of Hamilton. Thektoneis reported toexist in large quantities and in very extensive blocks, and the locality is said to be accessible to an anchorage. That this stone will meet the appiovalofall in terested we fully believe, and If worke] it would no doubt speedily become a very valuable article of export. At a recent meet ing of the Royal Society of Tasmania, the following r...
THE PNEUMDNIA PROCLAMATION. (FROM THE [?] MOVE MERCURY.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
... i$iM i ,nfr w:a A J •J****®" ■ ; «!&•!'-jia™ this oniony, at present sanctioned only under specific Instructions, 1 have Ibo honour to inform.you that the Government are In re Celpt of a conimuoicaiion from the Chief | Secretary of Victoria, enclosing a letter from the Secretary of the Plcuro-Pneumonia C itn mission which at present prevents them from rescinding the proclamation ntfeotlng the importation of cattle. Tlio Government, however, anticipate n further communica tion from Victoriaand should the pep art then received offer an assurance of safety, as regards the Block of Tasmania, tlroy will gladly remove the existing restrictions. 1 have the honour (o be, oir, Your very ol>e lient wrrant, JAMBS WHYTE, The Right Worehi|>f.il the M»yor of Bobart Tottu.
THE SEYMOUR MINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
THE SEYMOUB MINES. (fboh a corerapokdkst or TBI dob AST towb mebctlbt, sov. 5.) Being somewhat of a practical miner my self, I bad some curiosity to see what was going on at a place I had heard so much talked about, and with this object in view I determined a few days ago upon paying a short visit to the Seymonr mines. On my arrival there I was politely received by the snpeiintendent and the mining overseer; the latter invited me down below to inspect the underground workings. The shall to the tipper ream of coal I find is only about forty feet deep, from which the coals and water are raised by means of a small steam engine. The works I foood welt ventilated by an air shaft, aDd thoroughly drained from water; this most Iiave been a rather difficult task, as the seam lies nearly horizontal. This seam I find is abont five feet six inches in thickness altogether, but there is not more than about twenty inches of it worked, on account of the upper part being interspersed with bands of d...
THE LAND BILL. [The following is a copy of the Bill introduced by Mr. Grant for the amendment of the Land Act of 1862.] [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
THE LAND BILL. [The following is a copy of the Bill introduced by Mr. Grant for the amend ment of the Land Act of 18G2.1 Whereas it Is expedient to immd tbe Land Act, 1852: bait tberofora enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the R'lvica and consent ot thu Legisla tive Council and Legislative Assembly of Ylotorla, in this present Parliament assem bled. and by the authoriiy of the same as follows Part I.—Iktroddotobt. 1. This act may be cited as the Amending Land Act, 1804, and its several parts and sub divisions (except Part IL, subdivision (1), corresponding with Part II, subdivision (I), of the Land Act, 186% hereinafter repealed), shall be construed with and as part of the corresponding parts and subdivisions of the Load Act, 1862 ; and this act shall continne in force for the same time as and not longer than the said last-mentioned act % In any cases whereHer Majesty, or where theGovernor or any person or persons in the name or on behalf of Her Majesty, has ...
SCHEDULES. FIRST SCNEDULE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
SCHEDULES. ruunr moduli. 1. Form of TiIhUoii at the end of flu Second Year of the Term. W*A.&,of fan: OP, of fan; andEF. of &e» am nloo too tmproraasnti of « eofcttantial and permanent natan nude by [tie teairt. or Ma aarigoa] on allot ment . In the agrioattaHd awa of bMdUMof at the turn of pad w baiehr oarttfr that the Improvement) afcweratd are of the ralao of £1 former bom and fwtloul pert of an acre of the tald allotment. In tritium whereof ma hare herennh) aut oar hud* the day of A.B, O.D, KJf. *2. Form of Valuation where the Allotment laJ Beatified to 1>6 Bold. WeA.B, of fan, 0.0,of farmed E.F„ofAn, ha«e «ifoed the Improvement*, of aaolxtaa U1 and permanent natare, made b/ — orhla rwlgnalton allotment .jftttt
NEW PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
NEW PLANTS. Die fanciers of new end rare plants are .among the most enthusiastic of Flora's votaries. In Britain, and also on the oontinent, the rage for novelties among plants is a most engrossing feeling, and oocupiee the attention of flower cultivators in every nook and corner of the old land. If a new variety of average merit is raised from seed, as in the case of new roses, fuchsias, geraniums, dahlias, ver benas, pansies, &c,, whatever the prioe may be at whiob the plant is " let oat" at, it is gladly secured by the fancier of new flowers. No sooner is it given out that a superb variety of that favourite flower, the rose, or of the fuchsia, ealoeolsria, azalea, orany other species of choioe flowers, is to be obtained at ity ten ■hillings eaob, or it may be £5. per "plant, . purchasers are soon forthcoming; orders on received from soores and hundreds of parties anxious to possess the " latest novelty." Col leofaus of new plants am maintained by. many naiaerjincn and oth...
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITUR OF THE AUSTRALASIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITuft OF THE ▲U8TBALA8LLH. Sir,—1 beg to inform your correspondent " Constrictor," that Diemraia npereiiiota is the scientific name giren to out common brown snake, an inhabitant of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and South Australia, whilst the northern brown snako (Pteudoxa/a xechalU) is found in North-Western Australia only. Though a very common reptile, no mention of it was made in " Ounther's Cata logue of Colubrine Snakes," published in 1859, and is in some of its character* it approaches Ptradoxaja mcbalu described in this pub lication, it waa quite a natural mistake that Professor M"Ooy should refer it to this species. Very few of your readers appear to be aware of tbe difficulty to determine Ophidians, with any amount of certainty; it is not only neces sary that a great number of specimens should be at tbe naturalist's disposal, but it it of the greatest importance that he should procure them in all stages of growth, and if possible , trust t...
LANDBOROUGH v. DARLING FLAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
LANDSBOliOUGH ▼. DARLING FLAT. I The return match between these dobe vu played on the letter's gnmsd, on 8t. An drew's Dev, end resulted In a filgnal victory for Lands bo rough, whose captain, he ring won (be toss, elected to take the field, where tliey disposed of their opponents for 88 runs. Landsborcogh then went to the wioketa, where, In spite of numerous changes in the bowling; ttey remained tiU the score reached' 146. After an ample lunch, which both sides united in doing justice to. play was resumed by the Darlings going again to the wickets, and although playing with extraordinary care they could only manage to add 62 to their first Innings, reeking a total of 150,, leaving Landsborougb wanting 6 to win, which were got without the loss of a wicket. The following is tbe sooxe:— Daauvc Flkt. *ib*t rersucoB. gBccnro sxmxne. Moon,bT«lfi* .. -- 10 oW^mltitLblWer &lt; Shunny, b Uxn ..... 0 c Cariing, b TWUbt • Brown, c Hfttriuimrm, b Tdfer S b Carting.. ,. tSpnoM, b Telfer...
VOLUNTEER v. ROYAL ARTILLERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
VOlirSTEEB r. BOYAL ARTILLERY. A match between the Royal ArtQleiy and the East Melbourne Corps of Volunteer Artillery, took place on Wednesday, Nor. 30, on the Richmond ground. The volunteers went in first, and succeeded in placing 130 to tlieir credit before the last man was run out— a fate winch befel four of their number. The top scorers were Sergeant B. J. Wardill (30), Gunuer Shields (25), and Sergeant H. J. King (16). The Royals made but 51, chiefly owing to the capital bowling of Symonds, who got fire wickets for very few runs. Worthey'e 14 was the only double score on this side. As the match was to be decided by the first innings, the Volunteers were declared the winners with 79 runs to spare. They how* ' ever went in a second time, and when time was called had secured 85 runs for the loss of five wickets, Sergeant King heading the poll with 34. The folio wing is the score :— Eabt HcLSocarc Volistssr Arttli.ebt. rmsT ikkisos. Gunner Shields, run out £5 „ C\ E. Symond*, c Lie...
ALBEKT v. CARLTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
ALBEKT v. CARLTOJT. This match was played on the ground opposite Bell's schools, Filxroy. As will be teen by the annexed score, the A'bert were victorious by 29 runs Albrrt. Kuiglit, b Fletcher .. llaris, c Anuitage, b Fletcher Bishop, c. Jouefi, b Armitoge Clark, b Fletcher Yeo, b Annitsge Cunningham, b Fletcher .. While. b Fletcher K. .1 Ix-wis. c and b Arm it age F. V-tt'le, b Fletcher W. h. Stilwtdl, not out A. Stilwell, b Fletcher Bres S; leg-bjes, 3 ; wide, 1; Total CaEI-TON. W Perry, h CaimingUaui .. F*ahcr, b Bishop AimiUge, d Bishop flitchta:, c A. H till we 11, b Bishop J out#, t>t Yeo, b Bishop Fullert -n, b Bishop ,1. Williams, c Yeo, b Cimninghair Woody, c Clark, b Cnniiingham . lhamellj, b Clark Nartin, c Yw, b Bishop W. Williams, not out Fres, 7 ; wides, 14 ; no-ball, 3 . Total ..
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
TASMANIA. By the City of Launceston we have Tag manian advices to the 3rd I net. The Chrnuatf Chronicle of that day contain* an account of the Hubirt Town Regatta, which took pi toe in the pretence of the Governor and Mr*. Gore Browne, and from 6.0IW to 10.090 specta tors. The first piiae tn the skiff r*ce waa won hy Just-lntlmethe Alexandra Prise by Vision ; and the nailing race by the cottar Mystery. The Laaueeton Kxwnitar, of the 1st, under the head of "Onr Gold-fid la,'* says "There Is no further news lo publish concerning Mr. Bargravee, save th*t he is pro secntiog his Investigation in the Fingal dis trict. Wo understand that some men have left town with elairing apparatus for the pur pose of trying their luck at the spot on the South Esk visited by Mr, Hargraves Just after his arrival here. A small quantity of hleck nand, taken from the bsnd of the Meander River, and containing sevetal specks of gold, has been brought into town.
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
QUEENSLAND. The llni'in Wabbeoo.—An Upper War rego torrespnndent of the Britbtne Quieter writes " There have been Eever.il gentle men out here approving of runs. These parts verm to be much In favour at present. The prospects of a railway to D iley shortly is the great cause of this demand, conoled with the richness of the country out here for squatting purposes. Moreovor, the oilmtte is admirable-thermometer frequently lower than 16? at sunrise during last winter: and In the slimmer months it eel ioin rises above 105°. There is always a cool breese blowing | either east or west, and the elevation is over 1 1.400 feet, above sea level. Here fever and ague arc unknown—no low. swampy, rotten p'aces, like the Dawson, Isaac, Bardekin, Thomson, and Lower Rirooi. A tramway along the bank of the Warrego - lead level —to Fort Burke would be the making of l these paits. And they are worth one, ana no ! mlsi eke."
INTERCOLONIAL. NEW SOUTH WALES. (FROM THE S. M. HERALD, NOV. 29.) [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian — 10 December 1864
INTERCOLONIAL. NEW SOUTH WALES. (rBOM THE S. M. HERALD, HOT. 29.) Exaeihaitos op the "Old Mae" aed Duxievi.—At the Police Court, Bxtbnrst, on Thursday last, the 24th lost int. before Dr. Palmer and Mr. T. J. Hawkins, James Mount, after Gordon, aliat the "Old Man," and James Dunlevy, were placed before the Bench, charged with having In companion ship with others, robbed one of Her Majesty's mails on its way from Coin* to Batborst, on the 7th July, 1864. William Brandos, at present in the employ of Mr. Charles Hughes, deposed that on the day of the robbery he was in the employ of Mr. J. Hashes, who held the Cowra mail contract, ana was en gaged in driving the conch when it was stuck np. He was coining along the road, and when near the half-way house a man on horseback, armed with a gun, came up to the coach. He ordered witness to bail np, and when asked " what for," the man ; pointed bis gnn towards the bosh and told him to "never mind, bat drive into the bush." Witness did so, and sh...