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Some of my Early Adventures. [?] MY FIRST TIGER HUNT. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 15 January 1870
Some of my Early Adventures. (BY AN OLD SPORTSMAN.) MY FIRST TIGER HUNT. &nbsp; SHORTLY aftor my first arrival in India I was the guest of a hospitablo coffee-planter, whoso estate lay in tho hamhoo country of Coorg, some distaneo fri tho villago of Ycorjonderpclt, and thirty miles frc tho protty hill-station of Morcara. Ho hud again a again pressed mo to visit him ; and at last, I had ¡ copied his invitation, in tho vaguo hopo that I mig find mysolf, for the first timo in my lifo, hiking p: in a tiger hunt. Although I don't think mysolf c ficiont in courage, I own that Ihavo a peculiar hon of tho tiger tribo. But at that timo I considered il bo tho thing to havo experience in tigor shootiu and I think I had a floating notion that, if I could any possibility bo drawn into tho sport, I shoidd be : lioved of all my dread of tho brutes, and rather enj it than otherwise. As it foll out, ono of tho csti dogs had disappeared tho week before, leaving a tr of blood, and a bullock ha...
Divulging a Racing Telegram. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
Divulging a Racing Telegram. An opportunity was afforded us yesterday of going through the evidenco taken upon oath by a board of inquiry, consisting of Mr. Templeton, P.M. ; Mr. Ellery, Government astronomer ; and Mr. Chomley, of tho Crown Law department, into the facts connected with tho divulging of the contents of a press telegram to which referenco has already been made in these columns. No less than twenty-eight witnesses were examined, but-as was stateiL in tho Legislative As sembly the other evening-the olfeuce has not been traced home. Tho facts are that on the 9th September last, when the Great Metropolitan Stakes wore rmi for at tho Randwick Races, Sydney, two telegrams an nouncing the winners-Circassian first, Groy Momus sesond, and Warrior third-were received in Mel bourne, ono at tho Argus office, at about a quarter-past 4 p.m., and the other by Mr. J. Dyer, of Greville and Co., some twenty minutes afterwards. It should be mentioned that tho one addressed to this journ...
SPORTING. Answers to Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
SPORTING._ Answers to Correspondents. "T. G." (Parramatta).-Wo clo not rightly understand your question, but if you mean which horse was the higher of tho two, we should say Tim Whiffler, by a good two inches at the shoulder. " Bolong."-Tho Barb's fastost timo for three miles was 5 min. 38 secs., when he won tho last Champion Itaco In Mel bourne, on New Yeavs Day, 1807 ; his fastost time for once round Randwick, a milo and a quarter was 2 min. 16 sec., when he won the Craven Plate in 1868. Yatten don's time was four seconds faster in tho provious year. "J. P."-We cannot tell you. Your best plan is to write to Messrs. Wyndham and ascertain for yourself, if they will answer such a question. " A Chump."-It is i>usiibln that thc Barb may run again, but not very probnhir. "Paddington."-There is no truth at all in the report ; you should not bellevo every idle cu-anl you hear. "Australian."-Tho English pedestrians were certainly beaten at their first attempts last Saturday week at the ...
Facetiae [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
Facetiae "WHAT ia that whioh by losing an eye has nothing left but a noBO?-A noise. "WHEN is a vessel like an old cheese?-When it is full of skippers. THE man who knows how to keep a hotel-tho man who is a host in himself. A LADY, describing an ill-natured man, says, "He never smiles but ho feels ashamed of it." A CITY missionary was asked the cause of his poverty. "Principally," said he, with a twinkle of the oyo, "because I have preached so much witlvout notes J" AN affected singer at tho Dublin Theatre was told by a wag in tho gallery to como out from behind his nose, and sing like tho other people. AN old lady, writing to a provincial editor, remark» -"I like your paper very much. I havo only ono objection to it-it hasn't deaths enough." WHY is a lady just from tho boarding-school liko a building committee?-Bccauso sho is propared to receive proposals. WHY is a student living on a floor above you likely to turn his brain with reading ?-Because ho is ovor I read (hoad). I WHY ia ...
DISTEMPER IN DOGS. To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
DISTEMPER IN DOGS. [ To the Editor of the Town and Country Journal. i. Sm,-I take advantage of the publication of the Tenon ¿ and Country Journal to ask from you, or any of your f sporting readers, whether tliero is any cure for t the above complaint in dogs. I have a valuable |:i retriever slut which is now showing tho first symptoms f ; of distemper ; and although I have treated her accord- ;-j ing to the receipts which I have found in various works ¡ j upon dogs and their management, I have not succeeded ; ' in doing her any good. I may add that tho animal ap- ! noars to be infested with worms. Í Your obedient servant, . GEAPE SHOT. : [Wo are not surprised that our correspondent has i failed to cure his dog by thc treatment recommended \ by authorities on such matters. In thc first pince the j; existence of distenrpor at all is a very difficult matter to determine ; and it thus not unfrecpiently occurs that j' the nostrums which are professedly manufactured for ; the cure of this...
Sydney Chamber of Commerce. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
Sydney Chamber of Commerce. J Tho annual general meeting of the members of ;j the Chamber of Commerco was held at tho Exchange on Monday afternoon, when tho report of the pro- \ ceodings of tho Chambor daring tho year 18G9 1 was presented and adopted. We extract tho fol lowing items from the report : " COIXACKE. " In 1SGG tho committoo communicated with tho. Honorable tho Colonial Treasurer respecting coppor tokens thon in circulation in the colony, pointing out t tho advisability of their being superseded by substi- \ tuting coins of tho realm ; and thc committee had tho [ satisfaction to find that, in duo coin-so, theil* rocom- - \ mendation was carried out by tho Government. The ï committee now state their belief that tho present . Government aro prepared to adopt measures for ' j obviating the difficulty oxprrionpod from a large Y amount of IJEI'ACKH SU.VJÍU IOI.N'AÍÍE at present in \ circulation. - ¡ " Five members of committee have to bo elected j by this meeting in tho room o...
LATER NEWS VIA BRINDISI. December 4. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
LATER NEWS VIA BRINDISI. December 4. The disturbances in the Red River, Canada, aro subsiding, and stops aro being takon towards con ciliation. It is announced at Washington that a postal con vention with great Britain is concluded. Singlo letter postage is reduced to six conts. In tho Paria Legislative Body, M. Rocheforfc do mands a chango in guarding tho Legislative Assembly, which ho proposes to bo ontrustod to the National Guard. Tho proposition was treated with ridicule. A Protection agitation is spreading in Franco, and a largo meeting at Rouen passed a resolution that tho Govornmont working of commercial treaties lately opened shoidd bo exchanged for a Parlia mentary commissiou. Tho Cortes passed a resolution for an inquiry rola tivo to tho disposal of thc Crown jewels. The Ministerial crisis continues in Italy. Sir Samuel Baker, Lady Baker, and party, left Cairo for Suez on December 2 ; tho expedition will cross tho Desert to Khartoum, whcro arrangements aro made for tho tra...
TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION. We are informed that négociations hayo for some tune hoon going on between tho colonies of Now South Wales and Queensland, and moro recently betweon those and Now Zealand, for tho establish ment of telegraphic communication botweon these colonies and Great Britain. Tho schomo of Mr. Fraser, of JBatavia, who has been endeavouring to secure tho laying of a lino from tho Northern coast of Australia to Java, across tho Dutch colony of Batavia in that island, and thenco to tho Indian system of telegraphs, already in communication with England, is favourably regarded by tho authorities in all these throe colonies. Mr. Fraser, who has been for 8omo time past in Europe, anticipates that the Dutch Government will grant him the concession necessary for tho accomplishment of his scheme as far as Java is concerned. This schomo involves an outlay of half a million. In October last a memorandum was agreed to botweon Mr. Robertson, the then Colonial Secretary of this col...
INDIA AND THE EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
INDIA AND THE EAST. At Gaile telegrapliic communication with. Europe ÍB almost suspended ; in many cases telegrams havo takon twonty-iive or twenty-six days in transmission; soiuo have Been anticipated by tho mail bringing later news ; all look eagerly for the completion of the now sea lines for restoring wire intercourse with England. Tho French steamers arrived here through the Suez canal. Thoy had to bo much lightened, and still both grounded during tho passage. Much moro labour and capital will havo to bo oxpondod bofore the vessels of tho great mail companies can rogulaiiy adopt tho Canal routo. At present it only allows 16 feet draught of water.
Intercolonial and National Interests. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
Intercolonial and National Interests. IT is atatod that tho subject of tho volutions of the Australasian colonios with each other and with foreign countries has lately been mattor of delibera tion and négociation botwoon tho Governments of Now South "Wales, Now Zealand, and Qeconsland. Tho representatives of theso thrco Governments Mr. Robertson, Mr. Vogel, aud Mr. Lille}'-it is said, ha 7i} agreed to recommend that their Govern ments should unite in an earnest representation to tho Secretary of State for tho Colonies, respecting tho disadvantages under which tho Australasian colonies labour in regard to the doubts oxisting as to their powor to make mutual arrangements for the inter change, duty freo, of their soveral products, and also as to their power to enter into conventions with foreign countries. They point out the superior posi tion which Canada occupies in this respect. They propose in particular that tho Imperial Government should aid in nogociating with tho United States ...
CALCUTTA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
CALCUTTA. Tho Galatea arrived hero on December 22. The Duke of Edinburgh immediately landed, and was rocoivcd by the Governor-General, tho Governors of Madras, Bombay, and other high officials. A great procession was formed, and his rocoption was mag- " nificent. Immenso crowds of natives thronged the city to seo tho first Princo of the Royal Family who visited tho Groat Empire of Britain in tho East. The Duko is to ho invested with tho order of the Star of India. The work of rotronchraent is actively going on in all tho Presidencies. A serious outbreak of convicts occurred in tho gaol ut Rangoon. The governor of tho gaol was killed, and tho under-gaoler wounded ; cloven convicts .have been shot. A commercial treaty has been signed between Austria and Siam. H.M.S. Dryad rescued 14G slaves on the coast of Madagascar. Fever rages throughout the Punjaub. Heavy iloods have occurred in Madras. Half a million of natives have died at Rajohpootna from want during the last two years': famine...
EDITORIAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
EDITORIAL NOTES. PUN DING tho mooting of Parliament and tho formal opening of the political campaign, wo apprehend that no impartial man would bo hardy onough to say to what side of tho Houso his sympathies might or might not bo givon boforo tho close of tho session. Thc cause of this immediato uncertainty is tho largo quantity of " now blood" infused into tho Assombly by tho operation of the late elections, and the diffi culty of forming an opinion as to tho oxtent to which tho former views of either side may bo influenced or modified by this infusion. But whatover political opinions any man may entertain, ho can scarcely fail to regard with much regret tho prematuro tilting that has been going on in tho Press during the past week botwoon tho two O3tonsiblo political loaders. Considering the rela tions which formerly subsisted between Mr. Cowper and Sir James Martin, tho long absence of tho former from Parliament, and thc high position which both occupy as public mon, it would not ...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
CHINA. In tho new treaty a clause is inserted empowering the Chinese to appoint Consuls in British territory. The loss is reportod of tho ship Inarimo, froin Foochow, with nearly one million pounds of tea. Tho French Minister is about to proceed with a small naval force to Nanking and Yu Yang, to in vestigate the outrages recently committed on mis sionaries. Sir Rutherford Alcock was treated offensively at Nanking by tho Viceroy, and apologies were since tendered, which the Minister declines to accept. The marriage of the Emperor is deferred until the coming autumn; probably ho will then begin his actual reign. General Tom Thumb is starring in China. Hongkong, December 13th. American agencies for Chinese emigration to the United States are established, and working well. It appears the movement is free from abuses, and the terms liberal. A project is started to send a delegation from tho Chamber of Commerce to suggest the exploration of Western China. Mr. Saint got his costs in the l...
MELBOURNE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
ÎIELBOURNE. Saturday. Charlea Daloustel, a French barber, charged with criminal assault, has boon remanded until Wed nesday. Tho Government has appointed a. commission to settle the disputes regarding the ownership of Pental Island in tho Murray Uiver. Tho Hon. John O'shanassy has been requested to act as a membor of tho Commission, on tho part of Victoria. Tho sales of wool aro woll maintained. A moeting, expressing tho sympathy of tho assemblage with tho Hov. Mr. Hayward, waa hold last night at Kow. Tho cab proprietors aro agitating for a reduction of tho license foo. Tho Beechworth branch of tho Railwny Company, are dissatisfied with the land grant. Flour ranges at from £12 10s to £13 per ton. Maizo is very firm at 3s 9d per bushel. 4000 packages tea, ex Woodbino, brought lOd to Hid ; low to good common, ls Of d to ls ô|d. The ship Yorkshire, from London, has brought a portion of Lyster's Opora Company. Tho burglars Hodgdcns and Willis wore flogged for tho second timo to-day. Wil...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
OBITUARY. Justice Kayos, Mr. Barclay the brewer, Viscount Canterbury (leaving a peerage to Sir John Mannors Sutton), Madame Grisi, Lord Foley, Admiral Deacon, Rear-Admiral Warden, Eugene Fouroade, French journalist; Grace Darling's brothel-, Mr. Burcham, Sir S. C. Dacres, Amos Kendal, Paul Spoflbrd, and Robert J. Walker, Americans ; Goneral Dulee, of Spain ; Admiral Gordon.
TELEGRAMS. ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL AT ADELAIDE, [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
TELEGRAMS. ARRIVAL OP THE ENGLISH MAIL AT ADELAIDE, The branch mail steamer, with papers ai letters brought by the Avoca to Decemb 3rd, arrived at Adelaide on Wednesda PASSENGERS.-For Sydney : My. and M Dangar and family, the Bishop of Aucklai and lady, Mr. and Mrs. W. Digby, Mr. ar Mrs. Marrest and 2 children, Mr. and Mr Merry, Mr. and Mrs. Curcier, Mr. Jnmier a' servant, Mr. G. Bonod, Mr. F. C. Griffith Mr. J. Anderson, Mr. J. Orr, Mri .0. I Irving, Mr. iR. H. S. Jerome, Mr. Thomso Mr. Burnett, Mr. J. Keane. "For Melbourn* Mr. J. Lyster and others. The following are the principal heads of tl news: London, Dec. 3. Thc King of tho Belgians has been on visit to England, where he was very wc received. y At an Australian preserved meat dinm there were fifteen, hundred persons present. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rig] Rev. Dr. Tait, formerly Bishop of Londoi was lying dangerously ill. H.R.H. the Princess of Wales gave birth \ a daughter on the 22nd November. H.R.H. the Duke of Edi...
HORSES STRUCK OUT OF THEIR ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
HORSES STRUCK OUT OF THEIR ENGAGE MENTS. xsuu. November 4th, at 0.30 a.m. Ditto ditto Ditto ditto Ditto ditto December 1st, at noon. December 22nd, 2.37 p.m. December 20th, 11.40 a. m. 1870. January 3rd, 0.30 a.m. January 18th, 0.20 a. m. -The Spy, deel ft, Sire's Produce Stakes of 1870 The Spy, deol ft, Marc's Produco Stakes of 1870 Steeltrap, deel ft, Sire's Produce Stakes of 1870 Steeltrap, deel ft, Mare's Pro duco Stakes of 1870 -Antecotos, deel ft, St. Leger Stakes of 1870 -Glencoe, deel n.a., Sydney Cup -Snowdrift, ditto, ditto -Antelopo, ditto, -Traverton, ditto, ditto ditto.