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DUBBO. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

DUBBO.   THE incessant rain induces me to write to-day instead of to- morrow, fearing that to-morrow's mail might he late. The back country is very boggy. Mustering on every station is still suspended. It would be impossible to travel stock while tho roads remain in their present , soft and muddy condition. Grass is already more than ancle deep everywhere. I am speaking of the present growth, revived since the first rainfall, about 17th March last. The Sydney mail bag for Wellington, Dubbo, and back   country stations was found missing on Saturday night, between Orange and Wellington. The consequence is all letters and newspapers posted in Sydney on Friday for this part of the world has not yet reached us. The Bourke mail, due yesterday, has not yet arrived,   though the mailman, by compulsion, is bringing it on horse- back - leaving his coach behind. We are apprehensive that he has been met by floods at Canonbar. The proprietor of the mail hen...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: NSW, Australia
SOFALA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

I SOFALA. ALTHOUGH tho rain has modorated a little, it still continuos, and fears are being entertained of another big flood, similar to the one wo had in '67. The position of tho houses on tho south bank of tho river is not a safe ono, and, should wo have another flood, it will most likely prove disastrous to many of the inhabitants, if not ruinous. Messrs. "Williams and Wostpkal have abandoned their old shaft, but have commenced sinking on another part of tho claim, where they are less liablo to meet with water. Within a radius of a fow miles there is any amount of quartz reefs, and all gold-bearing. On Surface Hill, last week, ono party got a bag full of stone " smothered with gold." If the Upper Turon Gold-mining Company would extend their operations to this neighbourhood, they would in all probability bo able to dispose of the fifteen thousand shares so liberally offered to tho public ; but unfortunately for tho company tho affair looks so much like a "sell," few peoplo, if any...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE RAMIE PLANT. (To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

, THE RAMIE PLANT. i (To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal.)' Sir-j-I hayo been much interested by tho description given myóúr journal of tho " Rando plant," more par ticularly as some few years since a very intoUigent Chinaman told mo that ho considered it could bo cul tivated on Maneroo. I have repeatedly tried to pro curb the seed, behoving that its cultivation would bo a great boon to the small farmers ; but hitherto I have been unsuccessful. Can you or any of your readers - assist me ? Even half-a-dozen seeds would be sufficient. Tho difficulty of procuring seeds, plants, or young trees, frequently prevents the bush agriculturist.from trying experiments. If this could bo obviated there are many amateurs who, liko.mysolf, would experiment for the benefit of tho colony "and the " poor farmer." Yours faithfully, G. Y. M. . Maneroo, 25th March, 1870. [Although, tho Ramio plant is, strange to say, so little known in this colony, it was introduced into the Sydney Botanical G...

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English Pugilists in the United States. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

English Pugilists in the United States. THE free-and-easy manner in whioh the English prize ring has been shifted to the United States is a matter whioh few peoplo understand, because but few probably have given it a thought. But it is a matter of interest to all, nevertheless, becasue of tho.direful effects of such an institution upon the morals of the country. The ring did not die out in England-or rather lose tho patronage of tho nobility- because of an advanced civilization. It fell from its eminenoe because of tho manner in whicbit was conducted. Prize-fighting in the abstract, or as it was conducted in Great Britain 30 years ago, is not classed by the Englishman of to day as a brutal sport. He glories in pronouncing the names of Oribb, The Slasher, Ward, Sayers, and a hundred others, and refers to them, not as national prodigies, but farr srjeoimens of his countrymen in muscle, endur ance, and courage. But the ring is no longer encouraged in England by the nobility. It was fou...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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COMMERCIAL REPORT. Import Markets. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

COMMERCIAL REPORT. Import Markets. THE week's business has, on the whole, been a decide' improvement upon that of the last month or two ; bu a dull feeling pervades, and transactions are extreme! small. The arrivals do not inolude any whioh affec the state of stocks, although several vessels with largi cargoes are now considerably overdue at this port. ALE AND PORTER. -There has been a better buBi ness done in bottled than in bulk this week, althougl several important sales have taken place at L7 5s pei hogshead tor best brands of the new brew. Sales it bottled were-Ind, Coope,' and Co.'s, 9s 3d to 9s 6d Allaopp's, 8s 6d ; and Tennent's 9s per dozen. Then has been no movement in bulk porter ; but in bottled Guinness's found buyers at 8s Gd to 9s 6d ; an< Edmond's pig brand at 10s to 10s 3d per dozen. BUILDING MATERIALS. - The movement ii cement has subsided, and quotations are at 15s 6d pei barrel. Slates are dull of salo. L1210s to L13 foi Duchess, Lil to Lil 10a for Cou...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
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The Randwick Handicaps. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

The Randwick Handicaps. BY PEGASUS. WHEN I Bay I don't understand the principle on which have been made the handicaps that appeared on Tues day, I'm pretty sure to be told that I'm prejudiced, because I have no faith in handicapping by threes ; but I believe it is not easy to say how most of the weights have boen fixed. Maybe the races will be good ; though if they are the handicappers must have been able to gauge the alteration in the different nags between their last performances and those we are about to see, and so make a certainty of having them all brought together on the days when next they will sport silk. It would take up too much of your spaoe to go through all the five fields and pick out the apparent discrepancies ; and moreover, to hunt up all the doings of the different animals .is a work requiring more more time than I have had to devote to it since the weights appeared. I shall, therefore, not dwell at length on these races, hut look only at a few of the salient poin...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
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MITTAGONG. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

MITTAGONG. A very melancholy ? and sudden death occurred to a mau named John Rice, farmer, Upper Mittagong, by tho capsizing of his cart on Friday night last. Ho had beon at Nattai in the'afternoon of tho samo day transacting some business, ?when leaving ho was :noticed to bo under the influence of drink, and urgently ? pleaded with not to taste any more spirits,'owing to the bad state of tho roads ; but having once taken some and having to pass four public-houses on his way home, the temptation thus placed before him was too groat to resist-lie called in at each house and had takttn too much to be able to guide the horse and cart-? coining to a part of the road where a tree had'fallen across it the horse had taken too sharp a turn rounding it, overtuned the cart, crushing tho poor unfortunate man, and tho horse in its struggle to get away caused his almost instantaneous death, occurring near tho main Old Bong Bong-road. His cries and the capsizing of tho cart were heard by Airs. Fi...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
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The Turf. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

The Turf. ; ';' THE chief thing of the week was the appearance of the Randwick weights for the five minor handicaps. These were posted on Tueday night, and there are all sorts of opinions about them ; but a review of thomby Pegasus makes it unnecessary for us to say anything about them here. Owners have now till the lßth to make their declaration of forfeit ; and get out for only their entrance fees. Three events in .the Homebush programme closo this (Friday) afternoon at four o'clock, namely :-The Maiden Plate, The Pony Handicap, and The Prince Alfred Stakes ; and as these are all popular races there should be a good entry. Trainers of horses intended to show on Easter Monday must not neglect to be in time, as there is no recourse if the nomina tions are the least late, With the exception of the Richmond and Bathurst lots, most of the nags for Randwick have arrived at their metropolitan quarters, and if the weather would hold up a bit, there would be great activity of a morn ing. I...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
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Australian Jockey Club. WEIGHTS FOR THE RA NDWICK HANDICAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

h Australian Jockey, _01ub.-n:) WEIGHTS FOE THE RA NDWIOK HANDICAPS. . ,->H????'} Tho Doncaster Handicap of 4 sovereigns eaoh, h'ft entrance fee only if declared by 16th April, with E sovereigns'added ; 1 milo, 22 subs, . Mr. 'Winch's b h Circassian, 0 yrs .. , . . . jj 3 Loo's ch m Phoobo, 0 yrs .. .. .. f , Do Metro's b g Stumpy, agod .. ?.. I 1 li. Ulide'á gr o Kaiser, 4 yrs .. ., ..8 Lee's oh f Barbello, 4yrs .. ,, . . ° A..Town's br cSir William, 4 yrs .. ,, 8 0. H. .'Roberts ns b g Tippler, aged .. .. 8 A. Town's b m Carnation, S yrs .. .. ., 8 Carmichael's Milesian, aged. ?.. ., ..8 A. Thompson's ch {Rosebud, 4 yrs .. -.. 8 KeiRhran's b g Sir Walter, aged .. ..7 A. Town's hr g Darkie, 4 yrs .. .. .. 7 G. Forrester's b h Seducer, aged .. .. 7 Do > estro's bc Marksman, 4 yrs... .. ..7 tiaqul's Misty Morn, 8yrs .. .. ..7 T. Ivory's b h Marquis, ß yrs .. ... .. 7 .,T. Tait's b c Ida colt, 8 yrs '? .. .. . . .. ' 7 : .Winch's gr'g Greedy Greok, 5 yrs. .. .. 7 ; Chaafo ns ch ...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
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Our Mining Letter. BURRANGONG, OR LAMBING FLAT. [PROM OOR TRAVELLING REPORTER.] [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

Our Mining Letter. [ BURRANGONG-, OR LAMBING PLAT. [PROM OOH TRAVELLING REPORTER.] Tuis, I believe tho richest for its extent of all tho alluvial gold-fields of Nev/ South Wales, was opened in August, 1860. The fame of the new and wealthy fiold Boon spread, and 17,000 men (exclusive of Chinese) wore gathered from the four winds. In those young days ten feet square a man was the allowance, and on tho Victoria Hill, a rich spot, the sinking was from seven to thirteen feet ; these small claims were worked out in three weeks, and from £300 to £400 a man netted. Seven thousand people occupied Stony Creek, with a street three miles »long, when tho sound of a new rush was borne on tho wind, and lo ! the population of Stony Creek took wing and alighted on Tipperary Gully, two miles from Young, on tho right of tho road to Grenfell, out of which thoy contributed 2000oz a week to a weekly escort of 3000oz. Tho Lachlan rush drew many away towards tho end of 18G1. Tho various auriferous spots fo...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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The Defaced Silver Coinage. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

The Defaced Silver Coinage. IN tho Legislativo Assembly yesterday, tho Colonial Treasurer laid upon the table copies of despatches und minutes which had passed between himself and his Excellency tho Govornor, tho Secre tary of State for tho Colonies, and tho Lords of the Treasury, tho Mastor of the Mint, and tho Bank of England, on tho subject of procuring a supply of silvor coin from London, to replace tho defaced coin age now in circulation horo. Tho first lottor is from Mr. Samuel to Lord Bolmoro, and is dated in August 1869. In it tho Treasuror informs tho Govornor of tho inconvenience experienced in consequence of tho circulation of tho coins alluded to, of which some samples are enclosed, and soliciting tho good offices of his Excellency in procuring a bettor supply. This lottor having boen referred to tho deputy mnstor of tho mint for his report, that officer roportcd accordingly as follows : Tho silvor currency nt homo is maintained in a healthy condition through tho agency ...

Publication Title: Australian Town And Country Journal
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THE NATIVE ACCOUNT ARTER THE AFFAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

THE NATIVE ACCOUNT ARTER THE AFFAIR i The following is a oorrcct translation of a native letter ' received by Mita Hikairo, a native assessor in Auckland. "Maketu, March 12,1870. ; "To William Marsh. - Salutations. Son,-The ¡ image of our child, Hateraka Marsh, is dead. On the 8th March he died in battle at Opapo, southward of Opotiki. Te Kooti and the TJrewera entered tho pa. and took it. All tho Whakatoheas were defeated, and the men, women, and children wero killed. When the news of this arrived at Opotiki the Arawas gave chase i as far as Opape. There were forty Arawas and twenty . Europeans, making in all sixty. The ciders of the sixty . were Hoani Ngamu, Taupo, and Pouraumata. The '. fighting commenced at nine o'clock in the morning, and í continued until three o'clock in the afternoon. Four of the sixty were killed-Hateraka, To Awaawa, and ! two Europeans. The number of tho Hauhau force was "' 270. There were also some of them killed. The Arawas and the Europeans fled to Opot...

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COUNTRY NEWS. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS,] NEWCASTLE. April 1, [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

^ NEWCASTLE. April'!. 11 CTITT» -Tho ship Eme, ,now»lying in the harbour i A M°D.iL»W most magnificent, modols over seon in tho y ono of "^Jr-rn ' ' She is a sister ship to tho ronowned »«ftemíe^nd like her was hallt expressly- for the China pitnjopy'»' »u j appearanco. she closely resembles tho [dtrsds-y1" %" » jjas fWOr lines, andris even moro, of. a Hermopyfj,:f Wonderful vessol. Tho Emp, is. about 7O0, dlpT'W^arid has superior accommodation for about six ^"ftïSiÏÏénwS'. She was bvidently built to sail, and isa »tMlS cariió. In the passago put from England dft'S beat tho Thermopylw by six days, and if *1?Wi£%^'^luok in going homo, she .viii ia'to,° ,Luho whole fleet of Chineso clippors. It is a ¡ pttt*Wf. "Si}' that suoh a splendid vessel should over have (joasaní pities v» Erne is commanded by Captain Gunn, «ítówimed to tho Messrs. Wallace, of Bolton-stroet. ^tó TiTTiis--Tl)is structuro is now fast approaching "fiiiSTho rails areal laid down, aud with the excep MfflP. h« nDDroac...

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Albury Annual Race Meeting. MAIDEN PLATE—1½ MILE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

Albury Annual Race Meeting. MAIDEN TLATE-1^ MILE. J. Mitchell's b g Jovial, 4 yrs ... ... '1 A. Paton's br f Mabel, 3 yrs ... ... 2 J. O. Bowlez-'s b g Maximus ... ... 3 The following also ran :-Steersman, Koh-i-noor, Bother'em, and Bronzewing. Time, 2min. 56sec. ALBURY TURF CLUB HANDICAP-TWO MILES. W. Teomans's bm Amma, 7st 121b ... 1 W. Yeomans's g g Spanker, 7st 2lb ... 2 J. Mitoholl'B oh m Fleur-de-Lis, 7st 101b ... 3 Valentine, Blabber, and Huntsman also started. Time, 3min. 49sec. The judgo withheld his decision until he hold a conference with tho stewards.: ; LADIES' PURSE-ONCE ROUND AND A DISTANCE. V. H. Brown's bg Tomahawk, aged ... 1 V. H. Brown's rn g Dauntless, 3 yrs ... 2 J. Cree's g g Huntsman, ö yrs ... ... dr RAILWAY HANDICAP-ONCE ROUND THE COURSE. J. M. Byrnes's b m Lady, Cst 21b ... 1 W. Yeomans's g f Snowdrift, 7st61b ... 2 . J. C. Bowler's b c Active, Sst 71b ... 3 'Time, 2min. 26sec. SELLING HACK RACE-ONCE ROUND. J. W. Mitchell's b g Barrister ... ... 1 C. Smith...

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To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

To the Editor of the Towri and Country Journal. I Sir-I should hot have taken' the trouble to notice' your correspondent "Long Leg," but for two glaring misrepresentations in which my name is prominently' put forward. He states in your issue of the 26th,' in reference to my fielding at Ballaarat, that " the less said about it thé bettor ; ho was tried as long-stop and had to be shifted after three or four overs." The fact is, I long-stopped the whole of the first innings of 125 runs, out bf which only two were obtained for byes.: I aho long-stopped for fully half tho second innings, and' went off at my own request. During the second innings only four byes were obtainod-remarkably bad long-stop ping! six byes in two innings amounting' to 228 runs, moro than three-fourths of which (say 171) were obtained during the time I officiated as long-stop. So muchfor the veracity bf your correspondent. In misrepresen tation number two,Long Leg" states, that so far from Hilliard receiving any at...

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THE INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH. To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

THE INTERCOLONIAL CRICKET MATCH. To thc Editor of the Town and Country Journal. Sm,-I cannot allow the lotter of "Long Leg" in yoi last issue to pass without reply. The cricketin articles which have of late occupied so much space i tho sporting journals of Sydney, have met with ri ; answer at my hands, so long as their attacks upon m 'related solely to my conduct as un official, orto th .'club ' which I represent; but when a disgracofr attempt is made by an anonymous writer to traduce m 'private character, I find that it is time to raise rn; voice in my personal vindication. The letter of " Lon ¡Log" is the mean-spirited act of some disrëputabl 'coward, in whose heart gall occupies the placo o wholesome blood, and where "malice, envy, hatred andjunchoritableness" must needs vent themselves ii defamation. My feelings for its author are those o ?tho merest oontempt, and his accusations would no call forth an answer were the circulation of you journal confined to Sydney. The compositio...

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Agricultural and Pastoral Matters. —Movements of Stock, &oc. &oc., [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

Agricultural and Pastoral Matters. -Movements of Stock, &o. &o., THE continued rains have impeded farming operatic considerably, but it is stated tbat a good deal ploughing and sowing has been done in the neighbou hood of Wagga "Wagga, and the young orops are alreai enlivening the landscape with their brilliant green. It will be learned with satisfaction that with tl exception of the crops in the Macleay district, whi( have been blown down to the roots by the winds, tl growing sugar cane on the Northern rivers has succès fully resisted the ravages of the recent floods. With reference to the cultivation of a cereal tl growth of which is somewhat neglected by our inlan farmers, wo may state that we perceive from tl Queensland papers that Messrs. Perkins and Co., < the Toowoomba brewery, have taken a step in the rig! direction. They have intimated their willingness t erect malting premises at the large outlay of L4000 t L5000, provided the Darling Downs farme...

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Pack Horses and Pack Saddles. (From the Times, January 20.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

Pack Horses and Pack Saddles. (From the Times, January 20.) EVERY ONE must admit that tho cost of transport for tho Abyssinian Expedition was enormous, and out of all proportion to tho service rondorcd ; I propose, thoroforo, with your permission, to malro a fow remarks on tho subject of packing and pack saddles which may bo of interest to tho military, if not tho general reader. To tho best of my recollection it was stated by ono of tho correspondents attached to tho anny of Abyssinia that tho pack animals only carried about 1501b. weight, and travelled at tho rate of eight or nine milos a day. On this coast mules carry loads averaging 3501b., horses 3001b., and travel about 14 miles each day. If tho statement concerning tho packing in Abyssinia bo correct, it would appear that tho superiority in carry ing (power possessed by animals worked tinder tho Kystom which obtains on this coast over those employed in Abyssinia is very great j it is not probable that tho nnimuls hero aro muc...

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THE DAIRY. Cheese and Butter. No. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

THE DAIRY. ' Cheese and Butter. No. 4. . As wo havo said, thora aro numerous methods of cheese-making practiced in tho old country, hut tho mothods diffor rathor in minor than important ..par ticulars. Tho proportion of tho ronnot to tho quantity of milk, tho preparation «of tho reiinot, tho addition of sour milk or its absonco, and ' several trifling obsorvancos or omissions, consti tute tho majority of tho distinct mothods prac ticed _ in different dairies in England. Wo aro speaking of tho preparation of full mille cheoso whore tho whola milk and cream aro used; for, as rogards milk cheoso, there is not room for much diversity of preparation, nor is it nearly as valuable as tho full milk article. Tho most important difforonco in tho mothods of making full milli cheoso is whon tho cream is removed in ono CUBO and added to tho milk when curdled, and whon, on tho othor hand, tho milk is curdled immediately on hoing brought homo. Each plan has staunch believer's in its superiority, a...

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Mr. Thomas Scott. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 9 April 1870

Mr. Thomas Scott« introduction into New South "Wales of the new . ínátry Buß111 culture, which has just become a irnizód branch of colonial enterprise, and is, with C£nt reason, confidently expected to prove a * mee of great wealth to the colony, is in groat mea 'L due to the persevering oxortions of Mr. Thomas fl ott of Brisbane Water. As this gentleman has a rm to he numbered among tho public benefactors "fhisndoptod country, wo do but render a just tribute 1 his services, and doubtless gratify tho wishes of 0ur readers, in presenting hero, with his likeness, a briof sketch of his lifo. Thomas Scott was born on He 1st July, 1777, at Glasgow-olovon years boforo tho foundation of this colony. His father was a mer chant, andcarriod on business for sovontcon years on thoisbmd of Antigua. In 17G8 ho rotired from business and Bottled in Glasgow. In 1780 tho family removed toFinsbury-squnro, London; and this was their homo while Thomas rcceivod his education, first undera prívalo tutor,-...

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