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THE BETTING MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
"THE BETTING MARKET. Thoro hos been a good deal of spéculation during the week, on the "Leger" and "Gold Cup." For tho . former Charon is very firmly backed, right out, and in . doubles. Nothing else is scarcely mentioned in double events. Forthe Leger right out three to one is taken freely; the highest offer against him now for money is 5 to 2. Since tho Tattersall^ Club Races three or four horses have come into favour for tho Gold Cup, parti cularly the Earl and Rosebud. The Earl is backed freely at hundreds to seven. This is owing to his having run so honest and well on New Year's Day, run ning second in two of the principal races. Rosebud is backed at hundreds to eight, and is fancied now on account of the manner in which Al won the Tattersalls Cup, Rosebud having beaten him at Homebush, and nowmeeting her on better terms. The hero of many a battle (Tim Whiffler) is first favourite, having been backed to win a large amount at seven to one. Charon lias also been backed, ¡ind is n...
The Old Willow Tree. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
The Old Willow Tree. The corn was in the gronnd, and the fences all repaired, And the garden-beds, as smooth as counterpanes were laid, They were dotted, striped, and drilled where the peas and the radishes grew, With elecampane at foot, and parsley and sage, and rue. The work was done on the farm¡ 'twas orderly everywhere, And comfort smiled from the earth, and rest was felt in the air. When a Saturday afternoon at such a time comes round, Tho farmer's fancies grow, as grows tho grain in the ground. xii. 'Twas so with Gilbert Oakes : he stood by the willow treo That carno, in the time of King, with his fathers over the sea, Twice forty years lt had grown where it first was sot, And tho drooping leaves were thick and the trunk was sturdy yet. iv. From the knoll where stood the house the fair fields ! pleasantly rolled To dells where the berries hung, and the rocks were specked with gold : Ho looked on theni all by turns, with joy in his acres free, But ever his thoughts came back to...
THE NOVELIST. MARK FELTON. HIS ADVENTURES, PERILS, AND ESCAPES. CHAPTER VI.—THE OUTBREAK. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
? fâ&E NOVELIST, . MARK FELTON. HIS ADVENTURES, PERILS, AND. ESCAPES. CHAPTER VI.-THE OUTBREAK. MARK took tho Yankee's advice, and kept strict watch upon the men, against whom he had been cautioned. Ho found that the shrewd Yankee had some cause for his suspicions. Ho observed that under some pretence tho chief mate caused his transfer to the carpenter's watch, and had Mr. Scoop appointed in his stead ; and that, on every available occasion, they conversed to gether. Moreover, the lad's quick perception discovered a sinister triumph in Scoop's features, as once or twice he caught the fellow's eyes fixed upon lum ; while, in . thc first mate's increased affability towards him, he found another reason for suspicion. Under these cir cumstances, he was in great doubt as to the course to pursue. He took the first opportunity of consulting the American. " I don't like telling Captain Longfield what I sus pect," he said, " for ho is so impetuous, and at the same time so unsuspectin...
LADIES' COLUMN. Mr. Greeley on Woman's Rights [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
LADIES' COLUMN. Mr. Greeley on Woman's Rights] BY HOBAOE GREELEY. , j I. I MOUD that God created our raoo, malo anil female, with clear-seeing intent that it should thereby bo rendered more efficient, nobler, happior, than it otherwise could be, and that this diversity relates not to a single function morely, but cxtonds to our ontirely physical, intellectual, and emotional nature. . II. I hold that this distinction is so innate, vital, essential, that tho first man and tho first woman, wore having realised that " it is not good that man should be alone," and having blended their efforts and their, fortunes for mutual well-being accordingly, at onco recognised tho intrinsic fitness of each for distinct exertions for tho common good; and that tho man went forth to collect tho bounties of Nature or constrain thom into such forms as would be conducive to thoir subsistance, while the woman took charge of tho bower, cabin, or cave, which formed their abiding-place, and proceeded to make ...
Charles Dickens and his Wife. INTERESTING LETTER OF MR. DICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Charles Dickens and his Wife. INTERESTING LETTER OF MR. DICKENS. I THE separation between Charles Dickens and his wife in 1858 created a great deal of speculation at the time, and called forth, as our readers may possibly remember, an authoritative explanation by the novelist of tho reasons and circumstances of the unfortunate affair. The following letter, therefore, printed in a new Boston Saper called The Folio, tells nothing new, but in these ays of family scandals and impertinences may be worth attention. We shoidd not omit to say that the gentle man to whom it was addressed was permitted and even requested by Mr. Dickens to show it "to any one who had been misled into doing him wrong" : My Dear-: Mrs. Diokens and I have lived un happily together for many years? Hardly any one who has Known us intimately can fail to have known that we are, in all respects of character and temperament, wonderfully unsuited to each other. I suppose that no two people, not vicious in themselves, ev...
Extraordinary Story. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Extraordinary Story. THE Era, commenting upon the death of Mrs. Mat. hews (the mother of the now-living comedian, and widow of the eminent actor who departed this life thirty, four years ago) tells tho strange story as to the court ship and marriage of the deceased lady. Tho first wife of Mr. Charles Mathews, senior, was Miss Strong, daughter of a physician at Exeter. In 1801 she exhi bited symptoms of a decline. One evening towards the close of her brief life Mrs. Mathews sent her husband to request that Miss Jackson, for whom »ho . had some time beforo conceived a warm regard, would visit her on tho following day. When the young actress arrived Mrs. Mathews, propped up in bed, maintained a lively conversation till her husband'carno in, who was delighted to find her thus able to sit up and talk to her friend. She told him her prosent cheerfulness was the result of considerations which had induced her to arrange the interview. Avowing her conviction that no human skill could prolong...
ALBERT CLUB ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
ALBERT CLUB ENGAGEMENTS. Jan. 15.-1st eleven v. 15 Victoria on A. C. Ground 2nd eleven v. 2nd Warwicks, in Domain (1 day's match.) 22.-1st elevens. 15 Victoria (cont.) on A. C. G. (To be played out.) 2nd eleven v. 1st Redfern, in Domain (1 day's match.) 20.-1st eleven v. 1st Warwick, in Domain. 29.-1st eleven v, 1st Warwick (con.), in Domain (To be played out.) 2nd eleven v. 1st Alfred, on A. C. G. Feb. 3.-Non-players on Albert Ground. 5.-1st eleven«. M. and C., on M. and C. G. 2nd eleven v. 1st Alfred (cont.) on A. C. G. (To be played out. ) 12. -1st eleven v. M. and. C. (cont. ) on M. & C. G. (To be played out.) 2nd elevenv. Warwick, on A. C. G. (1 day's match.) 19.-1st eleven v. 1st Warwicks, on A. C. G. 2nd eleven v. 1st Toxteth, at Toxteth Fork. (1 day's match.) 26.-lat élèvent;. 1st Warwick (cont.) on A. C. G. (To be played out.) 2nd eleven v. 1st Victoria, in Domain (1 day's match.) March 5.-2nd eleven v.M. and C. (2nd) on M. &0. G. 12.-Non-players on Albert G...
GREAT FIRE IN FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
GREAT FIRE IN FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE. One of the largest fires known in this city for manj years took place on Thursday night in "West Mel bourne, first commencing at H. Mills's timber-yard, the entrance to whioh is in Finders-street, betweer William aud King streets. It is one of the mosi spncious timber-yards in Melbourne, and in its centre stands, or rather stood, a large brick building used foi the manufacture of mouldings, window frames, thc tongueing and grooving of planks, &c, aud thc machinery of which was worked by a steam-engine in a shed outside. Surrounding is a dense mass of build ings, some of great size. On the western side facing Flindei-s-ssreet, is Norton, Graham, and Co.'a store and offices, the former containing a large quantity of inarine stores, including many huge bales of oakum, for tho use of the pro prietors, who ore steam-tug proprietors, lightermen, and coal merchants, and further on, Morley's free stores, and other premises of considerable im...
Coroner's Inquests. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Coroner's Inquests. SUICIDE AT NORTH SHORE.-The City Coroner held an inquest on Monday afternoon, at tho Union Inn, Lane Cove road, on the body of Edmund Marshall, lying dead in an out-house adjoining thc Uniou Inn. Con stable William E. Eeilly deposed that ho is stationed at St. Leonards. About half-past 4 o'clock on Satur day afternoon William Trinkett reported that a man was lying dead in tho bush. He then proceeded to Eaglehawk Gully, off tho Lane Cove road, on the property of Mr. Alexander Berry, and he there saw the body of a man lying on the left side, face partly down, left hand and arm undemcarth the body, and the right hand across the chest. The body was dressed in moleskin trousers, Scotch twill striped shirt, cossack boots, and cotton socks. The body was lifeless. There was a large wound in the throat, and a strong smell of drink arising from the body. About a yard from the place ' where the body was lying ho found a dark tweed coat and three coloured pocket handkerchief...
AWARD OF THE JUDGES.—WOOL, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
AWARD OF THE JUDGES.-WOOL, 1870. No. of¡ clnss. Distinguishing Motto. Age of Wool. 'Age of Sheep.¡ Owner'« Name and Address. Double diamond, ewes AB 1 Double triangle Non sine ipe -j- -j- AI F Double diamond, hoggets ewe* CUJUS »IO EST . F Double triangle FORTUNA ELLA CLOUHIE ICK over 2 in diamond Success dopends on condition Class 0 SILBSIA PLACKAT In diamond AA over A in diamond TARLO H7 AC in oblong over 1809 Laudatur ab his culpatur nb lilis Semaphore AO . B in diamond, 404 F days 354 373 318 3C8 353 370 13} months 13 12 13 12 33S days o over Y, 30 Exhibition (caro) 3G9 days ..188 " 347 37» ass " 305 " 345 300 270 393 aged 2 years 2, 4, « teeth 2 to 5 years 13} months 13 12 13 " 12 " 10 Various 2 to 3 years 4 years 3 to 5 years Various 5 years Various 2, 4. IS teeth 31 years aged 2J years Hon. G. H. Cox, Mudgee, N.S.W. D. H. Campbell, Cunningham j Plains, N.S.W. !j. B. Bettington, Merriwa, N.S.W. C. C. Cox, Mudgee, N.S.W. R. Trail, Collaroy, N.S.W. E. K. Cox, Mudgee, N.S.W. J. B...
TAMBAROORA. Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
TAMBAROORA. Monday. The Victoria engine inaugurated the now year by crushing 51 tons of quartz for Mr. James Brown, the result of which was 772 ozs. 18 dwts. of gold. Mr. Brown's claim, is only fifty feet frontage-ten feet short of a two-men's claim. The quartz ex- tracted for the last six months has been 196 tons; and the gold obtained 3071 ozs. 18 dwts, Although several adjoining claims are considerably richer in gold, none has yet given such results in the same space of time.
THE AUSTRALIAN TOWN & COUNTRY JOURNAL. PRICE 6D. Contents of this Issue. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
THE AUSTRALIAN TOWN & COUNTRY JOURNAL. PRICE 6p. Contents of this Issue. Page. Late Telegrams-The Revenue-Editorial Notes-The Now Parliament .» .. .. .. 2,3 The Intercolonial Exhibition Wool Prizes .. ..4 The Case of Alleged Forgery by Salisbury and Gregg The Fire at tho Town Hall .. .. .. .. 5 Intercolonial News-Victoria and Queensland-Accidents, Offences, &c. .. .. .. .. 6,7 Leading Articles.-The Agricultural Society's Prizes for Wool-Pastoral Combination-The Weather-Crops Movements of Stock.. .. ... .. .. 8 New Blackfriars Bridge (with illustration)-Advice to Young Mechanics-Physical Science-Stock Exchange Terms .. .. .. .. .. .. 0, 10 The Victorian Land Bill-New England Traffic, The Clarence or tho Brisbane ?.. .. .. .. ll The International Exhibition of 1871-New Stamp and Quartz Crusher (with Illustration)-Mining Beport for the Week .. .. .. .. .. .. 12 The Impounding Bill of 1800-Exhaustion of the'Soil in Grazing ' .. .. .. .. .. 13 Altered Prospects of Agricul...