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A CLOSE SEASON FOR FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
A CLOSE SEASON FOR FISH. Communications have recently passed between the Governments of New South Wales and Victoria with reference to the way in which the Murray is being deple ted- of its fish, and as most of the fish come to Victoria the Customs Depart ment has been urged to take some pro tective action. Victoria having no juris diction over the river itee'f a technical difficulty has been presented, but it is proposed to get , over it by making a close season for the fish found in the Murray, which will have the effect of preventing their disposal within the colony during the period fixed. A notification has therefore been inserted in the Victorian Government Gazette that at the expiration of a month a proclamation will be issued ' prohibiting the taking of Murray cod, Murray perch, and Murray bream in Victoria during the months of September, October, and November in each year.'
V.A.T.C. AUTUMN MEETING. FIRST DAY.—SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
V.A.T.C. AUTUMN MEETING. Fibst Day.— Saturday, Fbbbuaby IS, The Victoria Amateur Turf Club Aaturon Meeting commenced on Saturday under favour able conditions. The attendance was bfltfaict The racing resulted as under :— ALMA STAKES, Of 200 sovs. ; Fecond, 35 sove. j third, 15 sots1,, ? A handicap for two-year-olds. Five fnrlonge. S. Miller's b c Bundook.by Carbine — Moonga, 8 0lW. H. Peara n) ? ... t - ' R. G. Casey's ch g Kobold, 9.5 (Jas Haye8). 2: S. G. Cook's b f The Bright Eyes, 8 11 (P. Kennedy) ? '... ' 3; Other starters— Le Var 9.9, Crease 8 0, Oa- _ hort 7. 12, Orpheline 7. 7, Spindrift 7 2, Flintlock; 7.2, Dux 7.2, Lady Gardenia 7.1,.Favcniuis 6 12; Kobold carae very fust from the dis'ance, but: he could not get up, and Bundook won by a. head ; two lengths between second and thiidi, - Cohort fourth. Time, lmin 4^sec. FIBST HANDICAP HUBDIiK BACH, Of 200 bovs ; second, 30 sovs. ; third, 10 bovs One mile and five furioegs. H Oxenham'a b g Pilot Boy, by Gozo — Kath- leen, agel...
A BETHANGA GRIEVANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
A BETHANCA GRIEVANCE. Great astonishment and indignation has been caused at Bethanga by the announcement that the Postal Depart ment intenda to substitute a tri- weekly mail for the daily mail now running to that place. The mail is carried from the railway station to Bethanga, a distance of under six miles, by coach, and has been so for 18 or 19 years, and now, to save a few pounds, the whole district is to be inconvenienced. The matter is of inter est, not al me to Bethanga, but to other places a* well, for outside towns, even Talgarno, find the daily service to Be thanga a benefit. If- la regarded as a very strango thing that the present time has been chosen tor the alteration, as the township is rapidly improving, in foct daring the last two years the population has nearly doubled, and increasing every month, consequent on the mining pro perty being now developed by English 1 capital. The mines are now proving pay able, large works and new machinery are. now in course of erection...
RETRENCHMENT IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
- RETRENGHPW IH THE CIVIL SERVICE. : During the week the Public Service ' Board' has been directing its attention to the Department of Works. Mr. Wilson *nd: Mr. Coghlan have been making o pewooal and detailed inquiry into the nature of #*? wprls performed, by the, various officers in the department in order to arrive at an idea of the: qualifications of the various officers and to ascertain the nature and amount of work they have allotted to them. Mr. Coghlan, previous to his appointment as Government Statis tician, was an engineer in the Works Department, and he is therefore Well acquainted with the internal economy of this branch of the Civil Service. Mr. Barling, having been Underr Secretary of the Department of Works, and having been instrumental in carrying out large economies there, prefers to allow his fellow-commissioners to draw their own conclusions from: what they s?e, and is therefore not taking part in their investi gations.
FIRE AT GOBRAM. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
FIRE AT GOBRAM. . .X destructive fire occurred on Satur day morning at W. H. Curtis and Co.'s general Btore, Cobram, which was burned to the ground. The fire is believed to have commenced in the kitchen; it Spread with great rapidity over the build ingB, which covered a quarter of an acre Of; land. The owner and his wiie were AttAv. Mr. Curtis being on a shooting ex* teursion, his wife accompanying him ; and ^he other occupants were at Cobram re gatta. No cause ia assigned for the out Dreak. The value of 'the stock is esti mated at £5500, and the buildings at £500. Nothing was saved. Only the day before 12 tons of autumn goods were received into the store. The books and cash of the Btore were in the safe, and were all destroyed. The Btock and build ings were insured in the Norwich Union for ;6450 and also in other companies, but the total insurance does not cover one ihird of the damage done. It is esti? inated that Messrs. Curtis and Co. lose £1000.
THE MINING CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
.. THE MINIHC 'CONFERENCE. ' 3!h* Minister for Mines and Agricul' fcure-(the Hon. 8. Smith) on the 13th insf entertained the members of the Mining -C6hference- which finished its labours during the morning, to a trip round the harbour. The tnembtrs of the conference, kcfcompanied by the Premier and the Minister for Worka, the Minuter for Mines, and the Postmaster-General, ? boarded the steamer Dawn at 3 o'clock, fchdwera taken to Folly Point, Middle Harbour. Here landing was made, and light refreshments- were served. The ! aunch then. Bteamed to Cockatoo Island top-d afterwardB to the quay, where the IMirtLy disembarked. During the trip the fi$mbera df the. conference presented Mr. Waft-^ the chief messenger in the Mines Department, with a gold pendant in recognition 'of his courtesy to them during ? the sittings of the conference, Arid they fclso made a gift of a silver chain to the assistant messenger. Among the mem Ver$ of Parliament who attended the touting were .Messrs. Chantey...
MINING NEAR TAMWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
tmmm Mr tamworth. . ~A nice lot of gold, amounting to 249oz. 17dwt. 10gr., was (writes the Tamworth ' News) brought into town from the Lone Hand claim, situated about half-way between Hanging Bock and Nundle* and owned .half by Mr. John Deegan and the remaining two quarters by Messrs. Tobias Eyan- and Martin Isaacson. The claim, which is on the line of the old Brown Snake, has been worked for the last three years by Messrs. Eyan arid Deegan, who nave made a good living out of it all that time, whilst Mr. Isaacson bought into it about twelve months ago. The quality tof the stone being obtained at the present time may be gauged from the fact that the 250oz. of gold referred to were got but of about lcwt. of stone, whilst 177oz. of it came out of 251b. of stone. The Bhaft, which is situated at the bottom of a gorge, is down about 70ft., which goes to Bhow that the gold is to be found at a good depth. The future prospects of the claim are considered to be very promising.
SYDNEY RAILWAYS V. ALBURY. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
SYDNEY RAILWAYS V. ALBURY. This match took place on Tuesday, The scores were as follows :— ALBUBY. First lnnirgi. Nicholson, b Coffey J ? ... ... 2 Heath, b M'Lachlan .„ ... ' ... ... 0 Schmiedt, b.o.w. b M'Ltchlan- ' .;. ... 9 Smith, b M'Lachlan ? 4 Compton, b M'Lachlan ... ' ... ? ... 0 Joe Day. h Coffey ? '... ... 0 Rice, b M'Lachlan ? ? 0 Selk, b Ceffey ... ? 0 Creaghe, b Coffey ? ... ... 2 Hawkins, not out ? ... 3 J. Wilkinson, c Baldock, b M'Lachlan'1 ... 5 Total ... ? i ? 25 Second Ionings, Hawkins, b M'Lachlan ... ... ... A Sobmiedt, not out ... ? 40 Heatb, a Fitzgerald, b M'Lachlan ... ... 0 Smith, not out ... ... ... ... ... 25 Two wickets for ? .;. 69 Sydney Railways, Baldock, ho.w., b Schmiedt... ... ... 12 Kelly, b Schmiedt ? ... ... 6 JeBTOu, b Day ? ........ 7 C. ifey, bDay ? ... ;.. 10 M'Lachlan, c Compton, b Creaghe ? 88 Westercott, c Smith, b Schmie.lt ? 14 Jordon, Bt Smith, b Creoghe.., ... ' . ... 47 Perry, b Creaghe ? '. ;..' ... 0 Fitzgerald, b Oreaghe ? .'. 9 ...
A DANGEROUS PARCEL. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
A DANGEROUS PARCEL. Ifc ia not generally known (says thd ? . Western Agriculturist) that the phosphor ous used ordinarily for mixing with wheat or pollard for rabbit destruction is a ver;flj -'''?? dangerous combustible. This rwas exem . *plifi d on Wednesday when Mr. L. B. . -Stodart and Mrs. Stodart had a narrow ©scape from suffering most painful^ if not 'dangerous, injuries. Mr. and Mrs. Stodart were driving from Hamilton along the Macarthur road on their return ' .' ' -journey. In the buggy there was a small parcel of phosphorus, which Mr. Stodart intended to use for mixing: with pollard to poison rabbits on his. estate. When about five miles Hamilton, Mrs. Stodart noticed that smoke was rising from the floor of the buggy. Instantly recognising that the .phosphorus must have caused the .-fire, she seized the package and threw, it out on the road, while Mr. Stodart stopped the horses. Despite the, prompt action of Mrs. Stodart, her dress was .burned to some extent, aa was also Mr...
ALBURY V. THURGOONA (15). [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
ALBURY V. THUBGOONA (15). The above teams played a close and exciting game on the Albury ground on Saturday last. Thurgoona were ihn first to bat, and put up a total of 108 runs before the fall of the last wicket. Jas. Day being again in good form with the bat— scoring 23 by sound, safe play. Joe Day, Wignell, Rice, and Frank Burrows also batted well for their runs. Sohmiedt took 6 wickets for 46, Selk 5 for 39, and Barry 3 for 7. Six Albury wickets were down for 49 runs, and the game looked all over a victory for Thu--goona, but Smith and Burrows got together aad obtained the required number of runs just on the call of time. Smith making 36 and BurrowB (who gave three or four chances) 18, both not out The scores were : — Thtjbgoona Fifteen. Jas* Day, b Selk ... ... ... ...23 Hore, c and b Selk ... ... ... ... 2 Creaghe, b Schmiedt ? ......... 0 Snence, bSelk ... ? ... ... 8 Weisael, c Wood, b Selk ... ... ... 6 Hall, b Schmiedt ? ? ... 1 Joe Day, c Smith, b Barry - ? 14 Bice, c Bar...
A SKULL FOUND. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
A SKULL FOUND. A singular discovery, which recalls to mind tbe sensations which were created a year or so ago by the discovery of the head of a man, and some time previously a pair of human legs at South Yarra, waa made at Port Melbourne on Friday last, when one of the employes of Messrs. Kitchen and Sons, of Inglea-atreet, rorb Melbourne, in turning out tbe contents of some bags of bones jsvhioh had been pur chased by the firm, came across a humau skull. The Bkull is considered to have belonged to a woman. It is evidently that of an adult, for the back teeth are large and well formed. There is a mark across the left side of the skull aa if ifc had sustained a fracture; but it is pro bable that the injury was received Boine time before death, because the bone had partially knitted. The bag of bonea con taining the skull waa purchased from Messrs. Morria and Ludwick, general dealers, of Malvern-road, Prahran, but so far the police have not been able to learn from whom Messrs. Morris ...
A NEWSPAPER PLAINT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
A NEWSPAPER PLAINT. A Mudgee journal has the following plaint -.—We're full !— not of Jimmy Hen nessy, Young and Ferrier, or any other brand of fermented or spirituous liquors, but of a few of our long-winded sub scribers. During the past fortnight there waa a merry-go-round in town, and ' night after night we eaw people and their families going for threepenny rides on a wooden horse who . have. QW.ed ua money not only for quarters but years now. We are not so hard-hearted as to begrudge our fellow-beings a little merri ment, but what we objeefcis this : InBup- / plying them with our paper we amuse, interest, and instruct, yet when we ask for money they plead poverty, and relate such tales of distress that we teel more like giving them a crown than pressing for the payment of a shilling. A merry go-round, a circus, or a theatrical com pany comes along, which amuses only, and those very people who can't pa? us can find ready money night after night to attend the travelling attraction...
TOWONG TURF CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
TOWONG TURF CLUB, The following are the weights of the principal races to be held on 5 h and 6th March :— TOWONG HANDICAP, Of 25 sovb. One mile and a half. : Bt.lb. Bt.lb. Glenholm ... 9 13 Glenmary ... 7 7 Warwe ... ... 9 0 Devotion .». 6 12 Glendower ... 8^12 Pickpocket ... 6 12 Scandal ... 8 4 Bruce ? 6 7 Blue Blood ... 8 1 Glory ... ... 6 7 HANDICAP HTJBDLB- BAOE, Of 12 sovb. One mile and a half. st.lb. Bt.lb Glendower ... 12 13 Kakosis ... 9 10 Glenmary ... 10 12 Glory ? 9 0 Votary. ? 10 2 Desert King ... 9 0 PUBLICANS' PUB8B, Of 12 bovb. One mile. Bt lb. Bt. lb. Glenholm ... 10 0 G'enmary ... 7 8 Warwe i.. ... 9 I Devotion .„ 6 13 Glendower ... 8 13 Pickpocket ... 6 13 Scandal ... 8 5 Bruce ... ... 6 9 Blue Blood ... 8 2 Glory ... ... 6 7 W. E. Dakin, Handioapper,
A DESIGN FOR TRAIN WRECKING. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
k DESIGN FOR TRAIN WRECKING. Inspector Anderson has in hia posses sion a contrivance to derail a train that waa found on the bead of a high bank on the up line a mile from Macedon^ on Saturday last. Ganger Cumpy noticed it in walking the line, but thought it wa« timber that had dropped off in transit, and took, no notice. In returning he turned it over and found a plan. This with the timber was sent to Macedon, and on Sunday the stationmaoter, in look ing at the plan, discovered its use. It consists of 4-inch blocks in three portions. That on one end has been brought to a feather point, gradually running out to the full width of the timber. Slots were cut to allow it being slipped into the chairs. The other portion is a plank 1-J-in. thick, which is to be placed on tha opposite rail, taking the wheel up, and evidently when on it would slip and throw the train off. It ha9 been made roughly with a blunt axe and saw, but would have effected its purpose without doubt. A camp was discove...
BERRIGAN. MONDAY, February 17. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
BERRICAN. (FBOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) ?*, ?* Monday, February 17. „ the rainfall which I mentioned as falling ? tfhen last writing was registered aB 120 points bjMr.H. R. Lysaght's gauge. The downpour filled the houBe tanks, but being very steady did little in aid of the drains. Our Agricultural and Horticultural Show takeB place on Wednesday on a pretty and convenient site on the Green Hills, some \\ miles from the towns aip. Entries are coming to hand, in fact above expectation, and the show of farm machinery will be large. Messrs, Callawav ..end M'Guigan, also Mr. B. Carter, carriage and waggon huilderB, are bnsily engaged completing their local exhibits for the show, and it only requires fine weather to make the annual ex hibition of 1896 a great eucceas. Mr. Howard Arundel will quench the thirsty sonls while Mr. Malin will vend the fruits of the earth. The luncheon booth will be presided over by Messrs. Thomson and Taylor. It was hoped that the committee would have made arran...
TUMBARUMBA. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
TUMBARUMBA. Cfbom otxb own cobbespondent.) The late squabble in the police ranks has had a rather unsatisfactory and unexpected result. The next time the police are compelled to take charge of a sick man I reckon he will go off to the nearest hospital regardless of Government expense and without mnch ceremony either. Mounted-constable Allen has been dismissed, and a few of his friends intend giving him a testimonial prior to his departure. Constable ZyliniBki, in being removed to Wagga, has come off a little lighter. He has been a sound' reliable officer, and during his stay in Turn* barumba has earned the respect and goodwill o^ the law-abiding portion of the community, but the law-defying element naturally take the oppo site view, and the wonder is how the superior officers fail to see matters in their true position and thus play fair into the hands of the enemy. From what I hear it is very probable the lest has not been heard of the matter, but what is the use of talking candidly...
URANA. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
URANA. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT,) A large representative meeting of landholders was held in Urana on the 14th instant to consider the advisability of having the district proclaimed rabbit infeBted. Mr. T. Bond, the Convener of the meeting, was voted to the chair, a ad briefly explained the object of the meeting Mr. T. Newton, of tJrana Station, moved—' That in the opinion of this meeting it is necessary to have the district proclaimed rabbit infested.11 Seconded by Mr. Smith of Cocketgedong. Mr, W. Day, Greensgunyah, moved an amendment— ' That this meeting is oppased to the Urana die' trict being proclaimed rabbit infested, pending the passing of an Amending Rabbit Aot, end that the necessity for passing the above act at an early date be urged upon the Government, la the meantime the clause in the present act which makes labbit destruction compulsory be enforced.' Seconded by Mr. A. Matthew B' Mr. W. Rolls, Brookong, in supporting tie motion said be was anxious to see them all wo...
WODONGA. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
WODONGA. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Charles Lindner, a resident of Dry Creek, sus tained a very nasty accident on Monday, When cutting wood he managed to strike him self on the forehead with the back of the axe, inflicting an ugly wound immediately above the nose, and breaking the upper j w. The sufferer was driven into Wodonga by Dr. Schlink, and, his injuries having been attended to, he is now progreaning favorably. A well known figure on the Albury road in days gone by received a severe' kick on the elbow on Wednesday last. Mr. J. B, Filmer, who was attending the horse Bale, was passing a horse yarded at the Bale, when the animal let out viciously, with the result that Filmer got a nasty kick on the elbow. Dr. Schlink was quickly in attendance, and the sufferer is doing as well as can be expected, considering hia advanced years.
NEW BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
NEW BUSINESS. ^» ? Mr. W» S. Norman announcen elsewhere that he has scoured. a lease of a portion of the .premises occupied by.the Siverina Wool, Hide, and Produoe Co., in Dean-street, and purposes holding i hero weekly sales of farm produce, and carrying en the business of an auctioneer and Qommiesinn agent. The opening salo will take place on ?ch March, Mr. A. Q. Sadlelr will be. the pioneer,