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An Arithmetical Puzzle. To give the answer of a yet unwritten or unthought-of sum. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
An Arithmetical Puzzle. To give the answer of a yet unvrrittcn or unthought-of sum. (BEQUEST some one in company to -write down any number of figures ; for example, 3 4 6 8 2-the only condition you have to impose being that the last figure shall be a 2. Let the person who has put down the figures hand the paper to another of the company, and request him to put five figures under these. While ho is doing so write what the total of the sum will amount to, on another piece of paper, and give it to one of the company to keep. That sum, whatever be the number of figures written down, will he found as follows : Take 2 from the right-hand figure of the five written, and put it [i.e., the 2) on the left-hand side, putting an 0 in its place. The figures of the above example would then stand thus :-2 3 4 6 8 0. When the second person has added a row, let a third add a row, each of which, with thc second row, must make nine, thus : Original row ... ... 3 4 6 8 2 Second person ... ... 8 2 4 0 6...
"Anser" to the Picture Puzzle in Last Issue. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
I"Anser" to the Picture Puzzle in Last Issue. A man you say, with risk played fast and loose, By climbing Christ Church steeple for a goose ; A silly goose a-splre to such a perch ! A pair of geese to mount above the church ! Well, slr, they must, in that great steeple-chase, Have got " to post '' at quite a Hying pace, flow one got "down " I'll answer in a crack, He plucked thedown from off the other's back.-WiLneit. Correct answers have been received from Alfred Now land, Camberwell ; " Minnie," Randwick ; H. Little, «anmoro ; F. Korton, Orange; F. O. N., Allandale; 1* Marshall, Clarence Town ; M. Hayes, Michalago ; Md others. Tho puzzle, of course, is in the double "Waning of the word " down."_ AN OLD VETERAN.-Probably one of the oldest of England's veterans is at present an inmate in the Singleton Benevolent Asylum, in tho person of John »oyers, who has now attained the patriarohial ago of eighty-five years. The old soldier-who is in receipt °i a pension of a shilling a day, and...
EXAMPLES IN CHESS—No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
1 EXAMPLES IN CHESS-No. 3. TïM%?'a)' íYptoiG4s.M,. 2P.toQ3. 2. B to Q B 4 3 Kt to K B 3 3. Kt to Q B 3 , 4BtoKKt5(a) 4. P to K B 3 fi B to K R 4 ii. P to K Kt 4 6 B tb K Kt 3 fi. PtoKR4 7 K Kt to Q 2 7. PtoKRS 8BtoK2 8. Kt to K R 3 9 Kt to Q Kt 3 !). B to Q Kt 3 10 Pto Q4 10. Kt takes Q P 11 O to Q 3 H. Kt takes B 12 Stakes Kt 12. P takes B . ?? 13 KRPtakesP(A) 13. P to Q 3 ;: 14 Kt to Q B 3 14. (J B to K Kt 5 ' ifcQtoQ2 15. Q to Q 2 16. Kt to Q sq Hi. Pto KB.I 17. Kt to K 3 17. P takes P 18. Castles K's R IS. Castles 19 K te K B 6 19. Kt to K B 1 "0. QRtoKsq. 20. Q to K R 2 2LPtoKR3 21.PtoQR3 22. P takes B 22. Q to K R 7 (ch) 23. KtoKB2 23. Q takes P (ch) 21. K to K 2 24. B takes Kt 25. Q to Q 5 25. Q takes K Kt P (ch) 26. K to Q sq 26. Q to K B 6 (ch) h 27. Castle covers 27. R to R 8 (mate) I a A very incautious move, tho piece and game being i inevitably lost thereby. I 6 Should be K B P as shown by subsequent moves.
SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
I SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 6. "WHITE. BLACK. 1. Kt to QR 4. 2. Kt to Q B 5. 3. Kt to K 6. K moves. K moves. K to Q 6. 4. Kt to K B 4, mate. | If Black play K to KB 6, the response is Kt to Q 4 mate.-W.R. "W. H. H., Appin," will aee, by reference to last week's issue, that his solution of problem five was not the correct one. In answer to his question, we reply that Black should play to win the game, and so destroy the problem if possible. The rule for taking pawns in passing ls, that if, on moving two squares a pawn pass by a square commanded by an adverse pawn which has arrived at the fifth line, tho advanced adverse pawn may take the other IN PASSIKG in exactly the same manner as if the latter had moved but one square. "We shall be glad to receive further communications.
New Rush at Forbes. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
New Rush at Forbes. Ouït travelling reporter writes from Grenfell as fol lows: " A stampede has sot out from hore to Forbes. Mr. Cox is hero to-day (Monday, April ll), and says he has granted a prospecting olaim to a party that washed fivodwts. to two tubs. Men were going away al Wast night, and lmndreds have loft since Saturday ovoning. Mr. Cox met 300 on tho road. Claims have been sold or given away on the Two-Mile, and no mon can bo got to work for wages. I proceed in that direction forth with and will telegraph from Forbes."
Insolvency Court. SURRENDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
Insolvency Court, SURRENDERS. Patrick Casey, of Terrara, Shoalhaven, splitter and fencer. Cause of insolvency: Losses in business. Liabilities, L87 13s 10.W. Assets, Lil 10s. Deficiency, L76 3s lOjd. Official assignee, Mr. K. H. Sompill. Thomas Denny and John Wadsworth Ashworth, trading as Denny and Ashworth, of Bathurst, engineers, &c. Causo of insolvency: Pressure of creditors. Schedule to be filed hy tho 14th April. Official assignee, Mr. J. P. Mackenzie. SCHEDULES ÏILED. In tho separate estate of Thomas Denny, of Bathurst, engineer. Liabilities, £544. Assets, £860. In tho estates of Frank Hussey, Harry Kelly, and Frank Holly. In that of Frank Hussey. Liabilities, L82 Os 6d. Assets, L15. Deficiency, L67 9s 6cL In that of Harry Kelly. Liabilities, nil. Assets, L10. Ia that of Charles Holly. Liabilities, L3. Assets, L10. REVISION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL.-Courts of revision will bo generally held in the interior next week. A second division"1 of the Order of the Sons of temper...
THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
THOHSDAY. In reply to questions, Ministers stated that Mr. Archibald Ashdown, late accountant to the railway department, was appointed to that office on the 21st May, 1867 ; that he gave secxirity for the faithful dis charge of his duties for the sum of L1000, under a polioy of tho European Guarantee Society, and that it was executed and attested on the 18th Ootober in tho same year ; that the defalcations of Mr. Ashdown wero first dscovered on the 22nd March last, when na conclusivo evidence was established at the inquiry instituted ; the society had intimated they would meet the claim of the Government on demand ; that within the last two months the mails between "Wollongong and Campbelltown were detained five times, by reason of the liver Loddon and King's Falls being flooded ; and that tho persons entitled to pensions under the Superannuation Act had been paid at the rate of half the amount. The Cattle Sale Yards Bill was read a third time and transmitted to the Legislative Coun...
TELEGRAMS. NEWCASTLE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
TELEGRAMS. NEWCASTLE. , Wednesday. , Á little boy. six years of age, the son-of a miner, Barned Lewis, met with afrightful death last night, at Burwood. He was riding on some coal waggons, whon he shoped and fell between tho wheels, which went over his head, smashing it in a dreadful manner. The boy's father witnessed the accident, but was powerless to assist him. A man, named Frank Hughes, was, yesterday, srrested for stabbing another man with a pitchfork. He has been allowed bail. The injury inflicted is not serious. Wednesday, 8 p.m. A lad named James Hoar, fourteen years of age jon of Mr. Hoar, in the employ of Mr. Ingall, was drowned this evening on tho beach while bathing. The body is not yet recovered.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
"WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH. Mr. WATSON asked the Secretary for Public Works-Have the Government had under their con sideration the advisability of assimilating the rates charged for the conveyanced wheat and flour on _ the railways ; and, if so, what decision have they arrived at in the matter? Mr. SUTHERLAND said this question had been under tho consideration of the Government. _ No decision had yet been arrived at. His own opinion was, that if an assimilation took plaoe, the rate for wheat should bo raised to that of flour. Strong objec tion had been made to the proposed assimilation by a considerable number of the public. Mr. SAMUEL moved-That tho Speaker leave tho chair, and tho House go into committee of supply. Mr. PARKES thereupon moved as an amendment "1. That this House disapproves of the scheme of the Government for the organization of a reserve con stabulary, to be employed on emergency, at 10s. a day. 2. That tho sums of L3822 and of LîiOO, on the esti mates for the new rese...
TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
TUESDAY, AraiL 12TII, 1870. Mr, HOSKINS asked tho Secretary for Public Works-Do tho Government intend to open tho Great Northern Railway from Musclebrook to Aberdeen, as soon ns that length of the railway is formed, ballasted, and tho permanent way laid between those places V Mr. SUTHERLAND said, not for goods traffic, but only for mails and passengers. Mr. PARKES asked the Colonial Secretary-With reference to tho following passage in the opening speech of his Excellency the Governor, namely-"Thc subject of the prospective withdrawal of Imperial troops has at length reached a stage which gives additional interest and importance to tho question of local defences, and has impressed my responsible advisers with the propriety of introducing, as soon as it can bo properly propared, a w.onsnre for thc organiza tion of a militia in this colony "-will any such measure bo introduced during tho present session ? Mr. COWPER said no such measure would bo introduced until tho intention of the Im...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH. Mr. HOSKINS asked the Seeretaiy for Public Works -Do the Government intend to open for traffic the Great Northern railway from Musclobrook to Aberdeen, as soon as that length is completed ; or will the open ing of that portion of tho Great Northern railway be delayed until after tho bridge is constructed over tho Hunter River at Aberdeen, and the lino is formed, ballasted, and tho permanent way laid between Aberdeen and Scone? Mr. SUTHERLAND roplied that it was expected that the whole of the works, with the exception of the bridge at Aberdeen, would be completed by tho 31st August next. Tho lino would be opened to Aberdeen in about six weeks. Tho opening of the railway weuld not bo delayed until tho permanent bridge was completed. The adjourned debate on Mr. Nealo's motion for tho adoption of the recommendations of tho Water Supply Commission, and Mr. Cowper's amendment, directing the Government to tako immediate steps to provide an adequate ...
THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
THURSDAY. Mr. RICHARDSON presented a petition from tho Moderntor of tho Presbyterian Assembly, in favour of tho Divorce Bill. ' Mr. GORDON ijresentecl a petition from R. N. Sadlenr, of Liverpool, also in favour of the .Divorce Bill. A message was received from tho Legislative Asscm 'bly, with tho.Cattle Sale Yards Bill, for the Council's concurrence. The bill was, on tho motion of Mr. GORDON, read a first time. Mr. DARLEY (the 146 th standing order having been suspended) presented .1 petition, praying for tho incor poration of tho Goulburn Meat-preserving Company. Mr. DARLEY then gave notice that he would move for leave to introduce a bill to incorporate the company. Tho debate on the Matrimonial Causes Bill was resumed by Mi-. DOCKER, who intimated his inten tion of opposing tho second reading of thc bill. Mr. DEAS THOMSON followod on the same side. Mr. DARLEY ably advocated tho bill, as did Sir AVilliam Monning. On tlio motion of Dr. MACFARLANE, the debate was adjourned until the ...