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SUSSEX-STREET MARKET RATES. (E. LOWTHER.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
SUSSEX-STREET MARKET RATES. (E. LOWTHER.) Maize, 4s to 4s Gd per bushel ;' wheat, Adelaide, (is, Victorian, 5s 4d to 5s Gd, Colonial, 3s 6d to 5s Cd per bushel ; Capo barley, 2s 3d ,,to 2s öd, English ditto, 2s (Jd to 3s Cd per bushel ; bran, ls per bushel ; hay (lucornc) L3 10s to L4 per ton, ditto (oaten) L3 10s to £4 (Hunter Uiver) ; straw, L2 to 10s to L3 10s; fowls, 2s Gd to 3s per pair ; ducks, 2s Gd to 3s Gd ; geese, 4s Gd to Gs ; turkeys, 6s to 12s ; eggs ls 3d, to ls 4d per dozen ; bacon, Od to ls per lb. ; onions, 2s Gd to 3s Od per cwt. ; potatoes, 2s to 8s; store pigs, 3d to 3¿d por lb. ; calves 8s to 20s each ; hides, 3Ad per lb.
Sydney Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Sydney Markets. Butcher's Meat-Beef, per lb,, l^d to l¿d, mut ton ljd, pork 5d, veal 3d, lamb, per quar ter 2s" to 2s 6d. Poultry -Powis, por couple 3s to 3s 6d, ducks 3s to -ls, wild ducks 3s to 3s 61, teal ls 6d, gceso 5s to 6s, turkeys 8s to 16s pigeons Is 6d, rabbits per pair 2s 6d to 3s ; roasting pigs, each, 5s to 6s, Dairy produce-Butter, por lb,, 6d, cheese 5d, bncon ls, lard 5d ; eggs, por dozen, ls 6d. Vegetables-Potatoes, per cwt, 3s to 4s, onions 4s to 7s, cabbages, ncr dozen ls 6d to 6s, lettuces 6d to ls, pumpkins, 2s to 6s, marrows 3s, cucumbers ls 6d to 2s ; turnips per dozen bunches, 2s to 2s 6d, carrots 2s to 2s 6d, parsnips ls to 2s, beetroot 3s, leeks 3s, rhubarb 2s, celery 4s to 8s, green peas, per bushel, 7a to 10s, French beans 3s to 4s, Fruit-Oranges, per case, 4s to 6s, lemons 7s to Os, apples 4s to 8s, pears 2s 6d to 7s, peaches 2s 6d to 9s, quinces 2s 6d to 4s 6d, pine apples, per dozon 2s 6d to 8s, water-melons 2s to 6s, rock 2s to 6s, passion fruit 4d, b...
Stock and Share Market. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Stock and Share Market. Several largo parcels of bank and debenture stock changed hands shortly after the last mail closed ; but tho late inclement weather has considerably retarded business. BANKS,-Commercials have been placed at L56, New South Wales fluctuated between L3D and L39 10s, Citys not so firm at LU 12s Gd, and Joint Stocks selling at L8 17s 6d and LS 15s, Bank of Now Zealand ruling at L16 los, and Union not offorcd. STEAM.-Australasian have been offering at L15, and Illawarra at L3 and L3 2s Gd. INSURANCE.- New South Wales Marine have been done at L2 7s Gd, General Assurance at 35s, Pacifies at L2 7s Gd, and Sydney Piro at L2 5s, L2 5s Gd, and L2 Gs. GAS.-Several largo sales are reported at L12 ñs and L12 7s Gd for old ; and LS 2s Gd and LS 5s for now. MINING.-Waratah Coal sold at LG 15s, Peak Downs Copper dull at 30s, Woolgarlo Lead sold at 21s Gd and 24s, Victorian Trunkey no demand. DEBENTURES.-City of Newcastle Coal and Coke Company sold at 101 for 7 per cent., duo 1...
Foot Rot in Sheep. LECTUHE BY J. POTTIE, VETEKINAIVY SURGEON, SYDNEY, (CONTINUED.) VESICULAR SCALDING. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Foot Rot in Sheep. LECTUHE HY J. POTTIE, VETEKINAIVY SUHGEON, SYDNEY, (CONTINUED.) VESICULAR SCALDING. I WI6U to refresh your momorios with a hriof recital of last week's work. Our first effort was to seek for au explanation of tho lawB cooperating for tko production of this par ticular kind of foot rot. Very often such labour is looked upon as superfluous-yielding no perceptible result, oxcopt tho pleasuro of knowing how nature operates. At other times, however, tho investigator is richly rewarded by some fortunate discovery simph'fyng the mode of treatment, or clearly picturing out some complete x-oformation. Possibly you may be already aware of the neutralizing effects which ono chemical element or compound has upon another ; hence, when wo have discovered that the agent is but a Bimple acid, we may meet it with a simple alkali. To illustrate my meaning : Let us suppose your room smells strongly of pent-up car bonaceous compounds. The burning of a piece of brown paper at once des...
THE CULTIVATOR. Beetroot Sugar. No. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
THE CULTIVATOR Beetroot Sugar. No. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING the groundlessness of the jealousy manifested by tropical cane-planters towards beet sugar manufacture, wo do not anticipate that such jealousy will be easily removed. Nor, while it were kept within reasonable bounds, would there bo much cause to deploro its existence. While cane-planters refrain from disseminating untruths with a view to deter enterprising men from ombarking in beetroot' sugar manufacturo, their jealousy, in its effects, will not be very different from a healthy and commend able emulation, inciting thom to increased attention to their business, and rendering thom alive to the necessity for seizing every means of improving the quantity and quality of their produce. Pinding that, notwithstanding the advantages enjoyed by themselves, the beet sugar manufacturers of Europe were pushing on the business to tho exclusion of cano sugar from Continental markets, they took alarm at the prospect of beet being introduced in...
Tortured to Death toy Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Tortured to Death toy Mistake. WE find tho following extraordinary case reported in the Melbourne papers just received. There appears to have boen no conclusive proof that tho poor boy to whom it refers was bitten by a poisonous snake, or indeed, any snake whatever; and wo cannot help suspecting that his death waa owing to the means taken to counteract tho effects of tho supposed bite-that, in fact, ho was tortured to death by mistaken efforts to prevent tho effects of poison not present :-" It appoars that the deceased, Robert Roderick Bethune, aged six Îroars, and his brother, aged nine years, living at Lynd lurst, Victoria, wore driving cows, and in coming homo about noon a largo black snake was seen going into tho scrub, which Alexander Bethuno thought bit lu's brother. They went homo, and tho older boy stated to thoir mother .that a snake had frightened them. De ceased did not say anything about tho mattor, and neither complained of having been bitten. About a quarter of an hou...
Stone-Breaking Machines [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
BLAKE'S PATENT STONE-liltEAKING MACHINE. I Stone-Breaking Machines PERHAPS no labour-saving machine ever devised has superseded more -wretched drudgery then Blako's; stone-breaker. At the time -when tho Central Porto of New York, an American Bois de Boulogno of even greater magnificence then its Parisian prototype, was being laid out with Macadam roads, tho wantof a simple and effective machine for breaking road metalling was especially felt. As with most mechani cal events ; in that inventive country, this was soon mot by Blake's invention. Mr. H. !R. Marsden, an English engineer then residing in New York, hád every opportunity of witnessing tho success of this machine, and ho resolved to make its merits known, on his return. This was five or six years ago;: and already Mr. Marsden has made and introduced^ great numbers of theso machines, -which are now in high favour with road trusts, iron and copper miners,, iron-masters, contractors, and all -who have occasion', to break conside...
Ancient Ruins in America. Remains of an Extinct Race. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Ancient Ruins in America. Remains of an Extinct Race. A PARTY; from Camp Verde, Arizona, recently visited a place called " Montezuma well," situated on Beaver Creek, about eight miles distant. The well is about 100 yards hack from the stroam, upon a high, isolated monse, and is about 125 yards in width, and about 100 feet down to the water, whioh is surrounded by perpen dicular walls of rock. The water is very clear, of a light green or blueish colour, and is vory strongly impregnated with limo, sulphur, soda, iron, and other minorais. It has no visible inlet, but its outlet is by a subterranean passage at a point nearestJBeaver Creek, into which it empties a largo volume of Avntor. Tho whole country between tho " Siorra Prieta," and tho " Moyallan " ranges of mountains is a limestone form ation and full of caverns, somo of which aro quito extensive All along tho bluffs of tho Rio Verde and Beaver Creek, wherever these caves exist, they aro found to be the dwelling-places of a race ...
Eoxtic Trees and Pa[?]nts Suitable for Australia. THE BIRCH. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
BÖxtic Trees and Paints Suitable for Australia. í THE BIRCH. THE birch embraces a considerable number oi Oopina of which tho most important aro thc Äon, tho " Black or Sugar Beech, the Yellow, and the Paper Beech. They are all natives of thc temperate zones and would riot perhaps reach their fullest nroportions except upon tho elevatod and exoosed" portions of the mountain regions of Aus tralia On our own Blue Mountains, Australian AIDS Liverpool, Moonbi, and other high ranges occupying immense tracts, and containing some of the 'finest land in the world, those species of birch would find a congonial home-and would add to the beauty of our mountain scenery, and to the wealth of those landholders who should have tho wisdom to introduce them on thoir lands amongst other exotics. The common beech is a treo of about sixty or seventy feet in height, and about five or six feet in circum ference. It grows fast, and generally^ attains a con * siderablo proportion of its full height in about...
Harrowing and Ploughing. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Harrowing and Ploughing. IN this country it is often a difficult; mattor to harrow stiff soil after it is ploughed. The harrow is tossed over tho great clods as if it were a skiff on the waves, so that a vast amount of time is lost coming over the same ground repeatedly ; and as it is impossible) for every farmer to got possessed of an expensivo clod crusher, it is of importance that ho should be in posses sion of some simple appliance. The most simplo that I know of, consists in fixing a small harrow of, say three or moro teeth to tho beam of the plough, so that while you are ploughing, you are harrowing at the same time. Tho size of the harrow must depend on the state of the ground. In a fine soil you may use a small barrow, but in rough soil a large ono must be adopted. If the harrow is larger than it ought to be it will pitch out of the furrow, but when properly adjusted, the catch which the plough has in the soil keeps the furrow firmly to its work.
YASS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
YASS. Wheat, 3s Od to 3s Od per bushol ; flour, Ano, Lil per ton ; seconds, LIO por ton ; maize, fis per bushel ; oats, 2s Od to 8s per bushel; barley, nono ; hay, L2 10s to L3 per lon; potatoes, -ls (Jd to 5s per cwt.; hides, 8s to 12s each.
BRAIDWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
TJEAIDWOOD. Flour, (Ino, por ton, Lisios to LU; ditto, seconds, 113 ; wheat, per bushel, -ls Od to Ss ; maize, ditto, 4s fld ; barley, ditto, 4s Cd ; oats, ditto 3s to 3s Od ; potatoes, per ton, L3 ; hay, oaten, per ton, ïâ to L310s.
Dubbo Stock Report. POWER, RUTHERFORD, AND CO.'S AGENCY. Dubbo, 22nd March. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Dubbo Stock Report. POWIS», RUTHERFORD, AND CO.'S AGENCY. Dubbo, 22nd March. R. E. GooDissoN reports : FAT CATTI/B.-Thero hos beon considerable improvement in tho demand, and any good mobs would meet with ready salo hero nt priées slightly under Sydney ratos. Three mobs have passed, bound for Sydnoy, on ownor'B account. STORE CATTLE.-I havo a largo number now closo horoj and as they aro of a description much inquired for, I expect to complete sales without delay. FAT SiiEisr.-For really good Quality thero is much inquiry, but few are offering In tho immcdlato district. STOKE SHEEP.-Last week's remarks will apply to this class. I have 200 wothors under offer.
Facts for Farmers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Facts for Farmers. IT "will never bo known how many human ailments aro produced by eating the flesh of sickly animals. BROOM corn or millet is selling high this year. It is a profitable crop where brooms are made on the farm in winter. CARELESS feed, irregular drink, and rough usage after hard service, cause most of the complaints from which horse-flesh suffers. WHERE land is high priced, people will bo interested in fertilizers ; but where a fresh surface is cheap, dung is thrown into holes or brooks. SOME Japanese in California arc raising tea and making silk. They succeod, and find tho soil and cli mate well suited. No farms aro considered more profitable in the north of England than such as afford neat houses for tho labourers and command the services of married men the year round. As agriculture progresses we may note an advance in feeding from grass to roots. The better tho farming tho more artificial food for stock. THIS country wants moro artificial pasture, bigger manure he...
QUEANBEYAN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
QUEANBEYAN. Flour, Uno. L15 per ton ; ditto, seconds, L14 per ton .. wheat, 3s (Jd to 4s per bushel ; maize, 4s (Jd to fis per bushel ; barley, 3s Od per bushol ; oats, 3s Od to 3s Od per bushel ; hay, L2 10s to 1.3 per ton ; potatoes, 3s Od to 4s per cowt. MAITLAND. Wheat and flour ns bofore ; flour is sold in tho stores at lil4 to I>15 10s for bost Adelaide, and second qualltios L13 to LU per ton. At the mills firsts is quoted at 13s to 14s per 100 lbs., and seconds at 12s to 13s. All quotations for hay and maize must bo nominal till tho return of Ano weather. Tallow: liâtes nt from L20 to L30 per ton, according to quality and condition. Potatoos, L3 10s to 14 per ton wholo salo, 4s to 4s Od per cwt-, or ld per lb retail; onions, L4pc* tou wholesalo, 2d por lb retail. Maitland kip leather, ls 8(1 to 2s per lb ; Maitland sole leather, 10(1 to ls por lb; calfskins, 3s to 5s per iib ; French calfskins, Os per lb ; bag leather, 12s to 14s per side ; harness leather, lld to ls 2d pe...
Mudgee Stock Report. CROSSING AND COX. March 22. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Mudgee Stock Report. CROSSING AND COX. March 22. J?AÏ CATTLE.-Although a full supply has been yarded, tho mnrkot has shown much moro animation than for some wcckB previously. Wo have to report tho market firm at fully 10s per head on last week's rates. Our sales lmvo been - 63 head, from 71s to Bia ; IS hend, from C6s to 84s. FAT SniîEr.-Tho continued wot weather lias caused con siderable delay in tho arrival of somo lots which were to have been in, which has in a measure tended to stiffen prices. This we look upon, however, as only temporary, and therefore do not alter our quotations. STORE CATTLE.-The flourishing state of tho country lins given confidence to purchasers, and although the season is so far advanced, wo have no fears of any falling off in tho demand. Wo sold 132 head, mixed ages and sexes, at pricos fully up to late quotations. STORE SUEEP.-No alteration to report.
Melbourne Stock Report. [DALMA[?]OY CAMPBELL AND CO]. Melbourne, March 16, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
Melbourne Stock Report. [DALMAHOV OAtfFBEIiL AND CO]. Molbourno, March IC, 1870. í AT CATTLE.-Tho depression in this market noticed in our last report still continues, although tho numher forward for the week's consumption has not been so largo, viz.. 1O0O head, consisting of about ono half good useful butchers' meat with a few primo pons amongst them-the balance wero cut up and leg-weary cattlo from tho North. About tho best lot offered, in regard to breeding, was a lot of Messrs. G. A. and P. Mein's, from the famous Lowan herd, which mado tho highest averago of tho day, viz., LT 2s Od for bullocks, and L5 Os Od for cows. For all offered, tho competition was oxcosslvoly dull, and had it not been for tho presence of some graziers who purchased freely, it would have boon impossible to cloar out at anything liko tho rates obtained, viz., best bullocks at from L7 to L8 ; second L5 to LO ; inferior L4 upwards. Best cows, L5 to LO ; second L4 to L4 10s. "Wo havo sold 134 head for Messrs....
THE BYRON SCANDAL. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
TTJE BYRON' SCANDAL. We may conclude that another nuisance has now boen finally abated. Our readers will recollect that in tho autumn we devoted considerable space to an examina tion of Mrs. Beecher Stowe's charge against Lord Byron and hui half-sister, Mrs. Leigh. Since that time the controversy, if so it may bo called, has raged with greater or iess severity, but we awaited tho publication of Mrs. Stowe's promised final proofs. Thoy have arrived at last, and aro absolutely worthless. They are mere reiteration of her allegation in her "Macmillan" article. Yet, perhaps, they ought not to be .called worthless, because they all tell the other way to that desired by her, and taken with now lotters of Lady Byron's, which havo appeared in tho Quarterly Review, they show that at tho time when tho crimin ality was said to have occurred, and for years after wards, Lady Byron could not have behoved in what she is alleged to haye said to the American lady. Tho Times, which at first thought th...
FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 26 March 1870
FRANCE. I But it ia in Franco that wo have witnessed political ovonta of real interest,-and they have been com plicated by a painful mcident wMch wo will : sub sequently mention. The Frenoh Ministry having fallon, it hos been succeeded by a Liboral ono, of which M. Ollivioris tho head, but to which tho prosonoo of tho Count Daru, an older and perhaps a firmer Opposi tionist, brings tho confidence of tho people. He takes foroign affairs. M. Chevandior do Valdiome, promotor of tho celebrated Interpellation of HG, is Minister of tho Interior. General Loboouf retains tho "War Depart ment, but the rest of the Cabinet is composed of men of Eregress. To these Ministers tho Emperor appears to avo given his full and frank confidence, and as they aro all pledged to reforms of the most exclusive charaotcr, Napoleon may be fairly credited with an in tention to concede most of tho changes demanded by France. Tho Ministry have obtained an enormous majority on the only question of importance on wh...