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PENRITH. Wednesday, 4 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
I .PENRITH. I "Wednesday, 4 p.m. The rain has fallon incessantly. - Tho Nepean is BTV high, and rising. South Creek rose over the ' Tread bridge"at-six o'clock this morning. A very Hvh flood 'is now expected, and boats should be .! í^yfor dispatch from Sydney. ^ 8.30 p.m. The iain continues heavily. Tho river is still ¿gn? but is not yet over the banks. Theback uateris spreading, and the Southern and Hartley liters are not down yet. 11.30 p.m. The river is now about 24 feet and still rising fast. It still continued raining, and has not ceased all night. It looks very much like a flood.
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, 25TH MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, 25TH MAKCII. Mr. MACLEAY brought up tho report of tho Seleoc Committee on Railway Extension, whioh was ordered to be printed. - Sh- J. MARTIN resumed tho adjourned debato on tho third reading of tho Matrimonial Causes Bill. They might havo supposed that no such change would bo proposed, unless thcro wcro a great demand for it on tho part of .tho community. Ho would liavo expected that tho table of the House would be loadod with petitions from all parts of tho colony in favour of this bill. No petition whatever had been presented for it. lu 1SG1 a similar bill was introduced, and some twenty-five petitions were presented against it, from clergymen and laymen of all denominations ; and not one single petition in its favour. In another session there was oneipetition-ono only-in favour of the bill, signed by 115 persons. Publio opinion, as far us ascertained, was against tho bill. Ho was sorry! to hearhis hon. friend (Mr. Onslow) give as a reason or support...
HASTINGS RIVER. Wauchope, 24th March, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
HASTINGS RIVER. Wauchope, 24th March, 1870. This district has been visited with a very heavy fall of rain. It commenced on the 20th ultimo, and terminated on tho 2lst instant with a violent galo of wind accompanied with rain. The roaring of tho wind and tho continual crash of the falling trees was fearful. The river roso to tho height of sixteen feet, which caused somo families to leave thoir homes and seek a nlace of safety. This occurred on Sunday evening, tho 21st. On Monday morning the river began to fall, and as the day advanced it became bright and cheering. Tho schools on this side of the river havo boen closed, it being impossible for tho children to got out of doors. From Huntingdon downwards the maize crop is mined : tho early corn is growing in the cob, «nd tho lato corn is laid flat, and it is feared will not ripen. It is melancholy to seo the labour and hopo of tho farmers destroyed, and nothing but starvation staring them in tho faco Happily no lives were lost. If tho ...
EDITORIAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
EDITOEIAL NOTES. SOME of our artizans are bestirring tbemselves to procure the general adoption of the eight-hour system. Every Saturday afternoon thoy may be seen eagerly canvassing for signatures to a petition intended to be presented shortly to Parliament in behalf of the movement, praying that the Legislature ?will be pleased to pass an Act declaring eight hours a full day's work-time in the various departments of the public service. We do not apprehend that there ?will be much opposition offered in the Assembly to the adoption of so reasonable a proposal. The only source of opposition to it that can wo conceive exist, is a misapprehension, on the part of some members, as to the drift of the petition. We gather from expressions which fell from some of the candidates during the late general election contests, that they believe the object of the Eight-hour Associ ation is, to compel all employers of labour to adopt the eight-hour system. But nothing can be more erroneous than such...
ADELAIDE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
ADELAIDE. Saturday. An important discovery of quicksilver has been made on Mount Barker road, in tho ranges near Adelaide. Monday.' The elections are proceeding quietly. All business is suspended. The half-yearly report of tho Moonta mino shows a net profit on tne working of £24,800. . The only transactions in wheat aro sales of Port Macdonnell at 4s to 5s f. o. b. at Port Adelaide. Tuesday. 8500 tons wheat and flour have been exported during the last three months.
MELBOURNE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
MELBOURNE. Af» inn .... _ Saturday. . ^'Culloch has accepted the Knighthood prof 'aedlum, and the patent will shortly arrive; he -was meted a Companionship of the Bath, but declined it. After hearing arguments, the full court have nerved judgment in Draper's case. illlOa COlBed ñim at 48 3d' fl0UX ÍS quoted Rt ?¡.Jje llinistry refuse to resign unless outvoted. , ,jLûllo?al Volunteer encampment is to take place ^Geelong. \.r~X ^Bat-hours' movement is d to be introduce ; mtotlle railway goods shed. rin", Monday, oeat Bird in the mile race at the Ballarat pedestrian matches. Howitt and Topley won the other events. - . Mauritius letters of 18th February report sugars advancing. " f BreadBtuffs firm. Maize, 4s 6d per "bushel. Tuesday. The Gai-rick Club entertained Charles Matthews to dinner, at Scott's Hotel, last night. Mr. Eusden was chairman. Hewitt writes to the Argus that he is willing to run off the dead heat at the 300 yards with Harris, after his return from Sydney. A rich quartz...
YOUNG. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
1 YOUNG. Saturday. ; The Bishop of Goulburn held a special service Ö here yesterday, at which twenty-one candidates were ,f A . presentedfor confirmation. $ , ? A soiree ;was held last evening in the Church of Sland schoolroom, which was very successful;' after it a-* public meeting was held, at which the Bishop presided.-- :A subscription list was opened to raise funds towards buildrng a vicarage, and; £40 waa promised;li Watson, Brothers,^ ave £ 150.
Carcoar Races. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 2 April 1870
Carcoar Races. THIS mooting came off, after an adjournment, on Monday and Tuesday last week, and would have been very successful but for the rain, which went a long way towards spoiling the enjoyment. The fields were larger than usual, and the sport was excellent, the handicaps made by Mr. T. H. West being very well adjusted and giving capital races. Tho Bathurst division were in pretty good form-Lady Cassandra, The Moor, and Mickey Free pulling off some of tho best events. Surbiton, however, came off only second best ; and Tho Moor sustained a couple of defeats. The weather cleared up on Tuesday night, and a third day's spoit was improvised, which went off very well, the day being fine. Throughout tho meeting the stewards and officials worked hard to show sport and please their visitors, in which they succeeded most notably ; and a moro satisfactory meeting was never held at Carcoar. There are a fino lot of sportsmen in that Western District, and no part of tho colony gets up nearl...