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Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
, Answers to Correspondents. ANOOKA. GOATS.-We are not aware that there are any breeders of the Angora goat in this colony, in addition to those mentioned by our correspondent. E. II Har graves, Esq., of Coorabong, Brisbane Water, has, wo believe, importodone or moro puro bred Angora rams,' but whether he has any of the animals to dispose of wa cannot pay. Mr. Hargraves, wo think, got his from Victoria. Unfortunately we havo no Acclimatization Society hero to attend to these matters. "INQUIRKH."-A chcqno ls good until it is paid. That is, it is good in proving a claun until that claim is barred by tho Statute of Limitations, which limits the period for recovery of a debt to six years. "LONCI LEO. '-We regret wo cannot insert your letter with out your name being appended to it : Mr. Tecco having witton in his own namo, it would not bo fair to allow you to reply anonymously.
ADELAIDE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
ADELAIDE. Saturday. The revenue for the past quarter amounts to £148,000, and the expenditure to £73,000 ; the latter including the whole bonded charges for the half-year. Captain Sweet, of the Gulnare, ia now before a court of inquiry on grave charges with reference to his conduct. Notice has been given by tho Government to the effect that an inspection will take place immediately to soo if the occupation and improvement clauses of the Land Act have been carried out upon the..lands taken up undor deferred payments. Small sales of wheat have taken place at 5s 3d; the market is firm. - - The weather is cooler, though we are still without rain. rt Monday. The Kohinoor, from Port Darwin February 6th, rep.orts all well at the settlement. Ninety-nine have returned by her, including Dr. Steel. Tuesday, The Gulnare leaves for Port Darwin immediately after tho holidays. Captain Sweet, of tho Gulnaro hos been completely exonerated by tho Commission of Inquiry from all charges brought against...
BRISBANE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
BRISBANE. Saturday. I The first year's payments, under the new Land Act, were well met. A compositor named Harding1, has been arrested on a charge of causing the fire at the printing office of EogerB and Hartly ; he was remanded. Yesterday, Herlich, tho murderer of Michael Kline at Cedar Scrub, near Toowoomba, sent a message to a man named Murray, residing at the latter place, to the effect that as he wished to give himself up Mur ray might come and arrest him, and thus secure tho reward offered for his (Herlich's) apprehension. Upon receipt of the message Murray made no secret of it, and started off. The police, hearing of the ciroumstance, followed him, and arrested Herlich at the house of a man aamed Kaynor, fifteen miles from Toowoomba, while he was conversing with Murray. Monday. Six prisoners, including tho "Wild Scotchman, attempted to escape from tho penal station at St. Helena Island; they got away from the Stockade and secreted themselves in the scrub on the island ; the S...
MELBOURNE. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
MELBOURNE. m. Friday. Iñe revenue returns ending March show an increase of £33,000 on the quarter, and £160,000 on tWfer*' 7 toarinS out Mr. Berry's estimates Mr. Sydney Gibbons has analysed the colonial ^esupphed to the Benevolent Asylum, and pro nounced it absolutely deleterious. The following is understood to be the final arrange ment for the composition of the M'Oulloch Cabinet : Sir James M'Gullooh..'..... .Chief Secretary Mr. .Francis. Treasurer . Miohie ............... .Attbrnoy-Gcnerni "Wrixon .Minister of Justice M'Pherson ....... ¿",... Lands Wilson....;.......Railways a'Beckett.Customs Bates ..Public Works Mackay.Minister of Mines. Messrs. Fraser sold at auction, to-day, the entire cargo of tho St. Magnus, consisting of 4251 bags Penang sugars, at the following rates :-Ration, £29 to £30 ; fine brown to low yellow, £31 10s tb £32 good tb fino yellow,'£34 5s to £35; fine yellowy, £36 5s. Showing market firm. The concluding performances of tho opera company are announced up...
MUDGEE. Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
MUDGEE. Monday. I More diamonds have been brought in to-day from Two-mile Flat. One weighed over two and a half carats ; another weighed one and three-quarters. Eight hundred small diamonds were sold to-day to a local purchaser for £600. Intelligence has been received from Hargraves to the effect that a first crushing of fifty tons of stone from Frenchman's Reef yielded one hundred and eighty ounces of gold. Two hundred ounces of sample gold had been taken out of this .quartz before it was put through the mill.
NARRABRI. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
NARRABRI. Friday. I The Wee "Waa Eacea came off on the 6th and 7th instant. First Day : Maiden Plate of £20, won by Arndell'a Bogie ; Publican'a Purse, of £25, won by Carr's Euroka ; Hack Pace, of £10, won by Robert son's Littlejohn. 2nd Day : Handicap of £30, won by Ashmore's Clontarf ; Ladies' Purse, of £15, won ly Carr's Euroka ; Selling Race, of £10, won by Carr's Miss MaguB ; Forced Handicap, of £11, won by Ashmore's Clontarf.
The Volunteers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
The Volunteers. WE understand that it is the intention of the Govern ment to allow the claims for land to all those volunteers who were efficient on the 1st January, 1868, and who are entitled to time for past services. Originally, it was understood that those only who had attended a certain minimum number of drills (12) during previous years, would bc so entitled. This would have boon most unfair to the volunteers, as part of tho returns of one year were, wo believo, lost or mislaid, consequently, some who had attended with commendable punctuality to their duties during tho wholo of a very trying period to the force (1SG4), would have had no claim for services of previous years. We believe, (not having tho Act to refer to) that there is nothing in thc Act which could be so construed us to render it necessary that those entitled to time must havo attended a minimum num ber of drills during any previous year. This being so, it is an act of simple justice, but at tho same time ono for...
THE AUSTRALIAN Down & Country Eournal SYDNEY, SATURDAY, APRIL IG, 1870. The News by the Mail. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
THE AUSTRALIAN SYDNEY, SATURDAY, APRIL IG, 1870. The News by. the Mail, THE mailnews by the Avoca, as telegraphed irom Adelaide on Monday night, is very far from being unimportant. The latestintelligence comes downtoMarch 15th,thus giving us Euro pean news in twenty-seven days ; but this is nothing to the rapidity of communication which we may shortly expect. Amongst the passengers to South Australia by the mail steamer was Captain Noel Osborne, of the Boy al Navy, a near relative of Captain Sherard Osborne. He comes out as the Naval agent of the British and Australian Telegraph Company, for the purpose of making arrange ments for the extension of telegraphic com munication to Australia. The cable is now laid as far as Aden, so that the recent predic tion of the London Times, to the effect that in thc course of tlie year 1872 there would be communication in two days with all parts of the world, stands a fair chance of fulfilment. The determination of the Imperial Parlia ment to carr...
ROYAL MAIL NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
EOYAL MAIL NOTICE. The mails by the steamship GEELONG will be closed at the General Post Office on WEDNESDAY, tho twentieth day of April, 1870, as follows : For registered letters, at 3.30 p.m. For newspapers, books, and packets, at G p.m. For unregistered letters, at SJ p.m. Letters (as well as newspapers, hooks, and packets) posted in tho Sydney Iron Receivers must be so posted beforo 6 p.m. Late letters for the United Kingdom, if the postage and late fee be fully prepaid by stamps, will be received on THURSDAY, 21st April, 1870, as follows :-At tho General Post-office, whether by Brindisi, Mar seilles, or Southampton, up to 8 a.m. ; late fee, Gd. Or, via Marseilles only, at Moore's Wharf, up to 8,30 a.m. ; lato fee, ls. Late newspapers for the United Kingdom will be received at this office on THURSDAY, the 21st, up to 7 a.m., provided they bear a lato fee of ld. each, and are published on the date of the steamer's departure. S. H. LAMBTON, Secretary. PROMOTIONS IN THE POLICE.-Dur...
SPECIAL TELEGRAM. London, March 15. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
' SPECIAL TELEGRAM. ! London, March 15. Earl Granville in replying to Lord Caernarvon, in the course of a discussion on the New Zealand ques tion, stated that the departure of the 18th Regiment would he enforced, hut the officers would bo per mitted to enter the colonial service ; that honours had been conferred on Colonels "Whitmore and M'Lean, and on the friendly chiefs. The squadron on the station was to bo reinforced, and an extra ship sent out to watoh the proceedings of vessels engaged in the Coolie trade. The Nonconformists have proposed an amendment ' on tho Education bill. The Pope has placed before the (Ecumenical Council his scheme defining the dogma of Papal Infallibility. Prance will send a representative to the Council. Messrs. Disraeli and Bright have recovered from their indisposition. Mr. Heron has been returned for Tipperary ; Bernai Osborne has beon returned for Waterford ; Mr. Hubert for Nottingham, and Sir John Lubbock for Maidstone. Election riots occurred at W...
FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
PLOWER G AUDEN. Tulips and other bulba may now bo planted, and flowering shrubs and herbaceous shrubs propagated and transplanted, remembering that when tender plants aro removed as much earth as possible should bo kept about tho roots. Edges round borders should be made-fox, lavonder, thyme, daisies, sea Pinks, &c, making very nice edgings. If you prefer a turf border, which is, of courso, easy of construction, keep it clean and well trimmed.
Calendar for the Week. APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
Calendar for the "Week. \ APRIL.. Moon-Last Quarter, 23rd April ir. nr. 2 33 r.M. Days of the Week. AT BVDNKY. Sun. Moon. RisoB. I Sots. Ago. Sunday .. Monday.. Tuesday.. Wednesday Thursday Friday .. Saturday II. M. (I 25 n. nr. ß 85 D. 10-0 17- 0 18- 0 19 0 20- 0 21- 0 22- 0 GARDEN AND FIELD CALENDAR. Now Is tho Hmo to plant out cabbage plants In seed beds. They should, of courso, bo placed in rows. Culinary herbs of all kinds should bo planted. Celery should bo earthed up as required. Peas, broccoli, lettuce, onions, turnips, radish, beans, and cabbages may bo sown for seasonable usages. AVhorever you havo beds of carrots, turnips, parsnips, &c, let them bo properly dressed, and at your vacant time prepare new beds, trenching and manuring all unoccupied ground.
Macleay River. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Kempsey, March 21. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 16 April 1870
Macleay River. (FROSI OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Kempsey, March 21. WK have just emerged from one of the severest downpours tbat this part of tho colony has experienced for some timo. At this particular season of the year, which ls tho commence ment of autumn, when such continuous torrents of rain ara not among the many things desired, or oven looked for by our most intelligent and observant farmers, it almost seems as if tho general order of things in regard to seasons for tho future aro to be reversed. At all events it has proved a ' . winter of discontent " with our corn-growing fraternity. It commenced raining heavy lost Thursday three weeks, and it has been ono perpetual rain, with little or no intermission, during the whole of that period, which is twenty-four days. To-day, for the first timo during tho twonty-four days of gloom, old Sol has deigned to 'show the light of his countenance upon us.for nearly twelvo hours. How one values his honest und bright faco after playing truant so...