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TENTERFIELD. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
TENTERFIELD. m, rt , " . Wednesday. ?lae Quarter Sessions and District Court were held here, yesterday, before Judge Meymott. The following cases were disposed of, viz. :-Thomas .Martin, tor forgery, two years' hard labour' in Mait ; land gaol; Peter Camphell, for ohtaining money hy ,, «dse pretences, six months' in Armidale gaol ; John ; Lowe, stealing in a dwelling, four, months' in Tenterfield gaol ; JohnM'Cahe, horse-stealing, two years' hard labour in Maitland gaol; Malachi , Kelly, charged with stealing in a dwelling, was ? acquitted, whereupon his Honor ordered the names « the^urymen forthwith to he struck off the jury H and stated that a more disgraceful verdict had never been given.
ARMIDALE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
': ? ARMIDALE. fy?'-'-- "Wednesday. ;i;" A meeting was held to-day, in aid of Mr. Robert as testimonial fund; the mayor in the chair. After a lapse of three-quarters of an hour proceedings wore commenced. Owing, probably, to the state of tue weather, only about nineteen personB were pre sent., Eesolutions were proposed by Mr. J. Jacques, ifewi?i, ; Markham, and Craigie, and carried .unanimously. A committee waB formed, and a .ubsoription list opened.
THE AUSTRALIAN TOWN & COUNTRY JOURNAL SYDNEY, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1870. Steam Communication with Europe via San Francisco. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
THE AUSTRALIAN SYDNEY, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1870. Steam Communication with Europe via San Francisco. IF we may form a safe judgment from circum stances that are now occurring, Australia and this portion of it in particular, will soon rea some of the greater advantages to which th country appears to bo naturally entitled fron its position and resources. It is not more tba two or three years ago since attention was firs called to the benefits that might accrue fror the establishment of regular steam communies tion between Sydney and San Francisco, an already one ship has been despatched to opel the line, another is under sailing orders, an we have now received information, by mean of papers which came to hand by way c New Zealand, that a gentleman is on hi way to this port by the steamship City c Melbourne, for tho purpose of negotiating fe the establishment of a regular line across th Pacific Ocean. This gentleman, Mr. Collie, i the representative of Mr. W. H. Webb, well-known ship pro...
(To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
(To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal.) i Sir,-Allow me, through the medium of your journal, to call attention to tho indiscriminate manner in which tho Floods Belief was distributed on tho Maodonald after the '67 flood. I call attention to tho matter that the same thing may not oocur now when, I suppose, applications will bo made for relief. Tho following is ono caso out of many which oame under my own notice-a very glaring case indeed :-I need not mention the person's name, suffice it to say that he had an excellent farm, a fine orangery, and a goodly number of stook. He applied to tho gentlemen distributing the relief at St. Albans, and obtained an abundant supply of flour, &c. Not content with that, , he made his way to "Windsor, taking with him a large boat-load of oranges, and having disposed of them at a fair price, he pocketed the proceeds, and returned home with a good supply bf flour, clothing, ka.-not bought with the proceeds of his oranges, but given to ...
WAGGA WAGGA ASSIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
i "WAGGA WAGGA ASSIZES. &lt; MONDAY, April 4th.-Before Slr Alfred Stephen. Sir W. Manning acting AS crown prosecutor. I James Burt, for robbery under arms, was found guilty, and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment with hard labour. The same prisoner, for larceny, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour. The time of the sentences being concurrent. ; Joseph Henry Wilmott pleaded guilty to having forged a cheque for the sum of £7 6s, and was sentenced to three years in Goulburn gaol I On Tuesday, Archibald Ferguson was indicted for stealing a pair of buggy shafts. This case had not concluded when our despatch left. -Thoro was no further criminal business before tho court.-Tlie civil business was to commence on Thursday, j Weather flue. Bivor falling.
THE WIRE TRAMWAY. (To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
THE WIRE TRAMWAY. (To the Editor oftJie Town and Country Journal.) Sir,-Seeing an account in one of the Sydney papers a short time ago, of a wire tramway, suitable for rough countries, but not being able to thoroughly understand, from the short description, the manner in whioh it is worked, I should feel exceedingly obliged if you could give me the information required. Yours truly, INQUIRER. Hartley, April, 2nd, 1870. [The information required respecting tho wire tram way will be published as soon as we can get a diagram engraved-probably next week.-ED.]
THE BOGAN. Brownstown, March 29. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
THE BOGAN. Brownstown, March 29. WE have had a visit from tho Rev. Mr. Stack, Church of England clergyman, from Molong. Ho arrived hero on Thursday afternoon, and on Saturday there was a large meet ing at the Royal Hotel (Mr. Isaacs's), to take steps towards the establishment of a public school. Just at the time of tho meeting a very heavy thunderstorm sot In, which did not, however, prevent tho attendance being largo, Tho Rev. Jamo? Stack was moved to tho chair, and most ably opened the meeting, He pointed out in bright colours the advantage of learning, and the good the Public Schools Act was confer ring on tho colony. Ho congratulated the town on its rising importance. Ho was glad to And so many children. On counting them up ho found there wore thirty-two flt for schooling, while tho Act required tho daily attendance of twenty-five. Thoro was no doubt but that when wo had so many In tho town alone, tho district would contribute somo, and we would havo alarga attendance. Tho schoo...
Further Outrages in Ireland. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
Further Outrages in Ireland. THE attempts upon the lives of three policemen in the county of Limerick have been followed by another outrage in tho county of Mayo. A correspondent of the Daily Express reports that on Saturday evening a shopkeeper named Walsh, who resides at Shrule, a village about ten miles from Tuarn, was fired at as he was returning home from market. He was wounded, and lies in a precarious state. He had a considerable sum of money with him, which was untouched. It is supposed that he was shot in mistake for another person. It is not many days since Miss Gardner waB fired at near Ballycastle, in the same county. The local papers give some particulars in addition to the facts already noticed, The house is a considerable distance from the high road within the demesne, which is sur rounded by a wall. The kitchen is an off-shoot from the house, extending from the side of the hall door, with a window in front, not far from tho ground. Miss Gardner was standing or sittin...
Confession of Murder Committed in Australia many Years ago. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
Confession of Murder Committed in Australia many Years ago. AT Bow-street Police-court, January 10th, George Dyer, residing at Hilliford-street, Islington, waB brought up before Mr. Vaughan, on his own con fession, charged with causing the death of George Wilson, at the Loddon gold diggings, in Victoria, Australia, about twelve years ago. Mr. Wright, solicitor, attended for the prisoner. James Thomson, superintendent of the E division, deposed that the prisoner gave himself up at Bow-street police-station, on the charge of a murder, concerning which he wished to make a statement. The witness duly warned the prisoner of the result of such a 'confession, but he stated that ho was fully . aware of the conse quences. Ho said that at present he was a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Brown, Shiplake, and Co., ship merchants. In 1853 he left England for Melbourne, with his wife and three children, where he stayed for two years. His wife then died, and he sent his children back to England...
CHESS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
" ~ CHESS. i jinoH livelier interest is at present being mani fested in all the colonies in this game than has ever hitherto beenevrnced. The Leader Problem Tourney" . ^ Melbourne has brought out a large number of . first ¿MS colonial players, hitherto unknown to fame ; and Bomerous tournaments and private matohes are in pro cess in the colonies, to whioh we shall refer at greater' length in a future.issue. In Melbourne, a series of interesting matohes are jnanged for among some of the principal players, and jome English players will take part in the contest and j ,dd considerably to its interest. At the City of J Adelaide Chess Club, a match between its two leading I players, Messrs. J". Mann, and E. M. Steele, the win ! Jer to Bcorefour games, has been commenced. Eaoh I eompetitor has at present won one game.
Facetase. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
i Facetase. _ SOMEBODY says there are two kinds of family jan; into one you put your sweetmeats, into the other yon put-your foot. . IiABÓun rir VAIN.-The old gentleman who spent a fortune in endeavouring to hatch colts from horsa chestnuts, is now cultivating the egg plant, with tho view of raising chickens from it. No REMEDY.-A poor man who had been mole, on being asked whether he had taken anyremedy, replied : "No I haVt taken any remedy, but I've taken hits of physio." "Go AWAY,"said dear Mrs. OMbbles, "you can't stuff such nonsense down me. Six feet in his boots! No man as lives stands more nor two feet in his boots, and no there's uso talking about it. Might as well toll me the man had six heads in his hat." THE TENTH PART.-"We have possesion, and posses' sion is nine points of tho law," said a lawyer to hil opponent.-"And what is tho tenth port?" asked th« latter.-Disappointment, sir, and that's a deal bigger than all the other points put together." AN APOLOGY.-A miller had h...
Sydney Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
Sydney Markets. Butcher's ' Meat-Beef per lb. ljd to 2hd, mut ton l^d to ljd, pork 5d, veal 3¿d, lamb per quar ter 2s 6d. Poultry -Fowls, per couple 3s Gd to 4s, ducks 3s to 4s, geese 5s to 7s, turkeys 8s to 14s, pigeons 1B Gd, rabbits per pair 2s Gd to 3s ; roasting pigs each 5s to 6s. Dairy produce-Butter per lb 9d, cheese Sd, bacon Gd, lard 5d ; eggs per dozen ls Gd to ts 9d. Vegetables-Potatoes per owt 5s to Gs, onions 10s to 12s, cabbages uer dozen 3s to 6s, lettuces ls to ls Gd, pumpkins 3s to 6s, marrows 2s to 3s, cucumbers ls to 2s, turnips per dozen bunches 2s to 3s, carrots ls Gd to 2s, parsnips ls Gd to 2s, beetroot 3s, leeks 3s to 4s, rhubarb 2s to 3s, celery Gs to 9s, green peas per bushel 8s to 10s, French beans 3s to 4s. Fruit-Oranges per case 7s to 8s, lemons 6s to 8s, apples 6s to 12s, pears 10s to 12s, peaches 4s to 10s, quinces 2s 6d to 6s, pineapples per dozen 4s to 8s, water-melons 2s to 4s, rock 2s to 4s, bananas 4d to 8d, ' grapes 4d to 4Jd, honey 3 Jd per lb....
Stock and Share Market. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
Stock and Share Market. SINCE our last issue no important alterations have been made, and sales have been of a limited character. In steam stock there has been some inquiry, but holden aro firm and seeking advanced quotations. Debenture stook is not in much demand, -while several large parcels are in the market. Insurance.-Sales have been made at last week's rates, but there is not much demand for suoh invest ments.
CLEARANCES.—April 1. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870
CLEARANCES.-April 1. Kirkham, ship, 1072 tons, M'Farlane, for London. ' I Passengers-Mr. and Mrs. P. O'Doud, and family (2),' . Mr. and Mrs. Balbirnio, Miss H. E. Skeeter, Mr. and. Mrs. Desmarays and family (4), Mr. and Sirs. Bramley and family (2), Mr. Bramley, junior, Mrs. Dunbar, Miss / Clements, Madame and Miss Counicr, Master Ceuhier,- r Mr. and Mrs. Grinsted, Messrs. P. Andrews, E. \ "Wood, W. Norman, P. Androin, D. and S. Hodnot,, nad J. Hussey. , Eliza Firth, schooner, 143 tons, Firth, for Petro paulovski. T , , : Swordfish, 111 tons, Saul, for Newcastle, i CLEARANCES.-Mary, for Brisbane "Water; Prince' Alfred, for Manning River. April 2. John Williams, barque, 186 tons, Fowler, .for South, Sea Islands, i Lady Young, steamer, 421 tons, Milman, for Bris bane. Passengers-Mrs. Myer* child and nurse, Hon. Mr. Walsh, Messrs. J. A. Bonar, E. C. Hopkins, G. Muir, G. N. Martin, T. E. Davidson, Shannon, W. Hurst, G. Y. Hellicor, 0. J. Mason, C. Mitchell, and 15 in the steerage. J COA...