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GRENFELL. Wednesday night. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
GRENFELL. j Wednesday night. A GKEAT open air meeting was held at tho Two-Mile to-day. About a thousand minors were present. , Great complaints were mado as to the absence qi' the Commissioner in charge, and it was maintained that disputes cannot be Bottled by justices in Petty Ses sions. The Government was much censured for thoir continued neglect of the mining interest. Good gold has boen struck at tue now ruBh at Milkman's. Jmmodiato attention to the wanta of this gold-field 1 is required. !
SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
SHIPPING. Arrivals.-Ethiopian, City of Pekin, Strathnaver, Walter Hood, Liberator, Charlotte, Beatrice, Mary . Gray, Clodian, Kate, Waters. Departures.-For Sydney.-Brucklay Castle, Conrade, Nineveh, Sattara, Lennox Castle, Winifred, Patriarch, Moneta.
Celebrated Riders to Hounds. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
Celebrated Riders to Hounds. THIS is truly a horsey ago we live in ; though eques trianism was a boasted acquirement many centuries ago, I think, however, it will be admitted that it has never been so widely diffused or so well performed as it is at the present period. This is due to foxhunting. When that glorious sport first commenced, we read of a few brilliant stars in the hunting hemisphere; their fame was by comparison with their compeers. At the time when Mr. Meynell reigned in Leicestershire, an increased stimulant to riding was promoted, by the buoyant spirits resorting to that highly favoured region. Among the earliest and most distinguished was Mr., afterwards created Lord, Forester, with his brothor .Salopian Mi*. Childe. These two daring horsemen ap pear to have set the example, and other am bitious companions were ready to emulate their prowess over the luxuriant pasture fields of the midland counties. Lord Forester was said to have had a remarkably fine hand on his hor...
THE AUSTRALIAN Town & Country Journal SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1870. The Mail News. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
THE AUSTRALIAN Coto & (tatt rg fourmi! SA1UKDAY, JANUARY 22, 1870. The Mail News. THE mail news by the Avoca, as télégraphe from Adelaide on Wednesday night, an published elsewhere in our columns, present no very startling incidents, and is inferior i interest to the intelligence received by way c California on the previous day. One of th best parts of it, however, is the fact that ther is no corroboration of ihat reported tripartit alliance which appeared so formidable in th news by way of America. On the contrary the three parties said to have been concerne» in that ^engagement appear to be otherwis occupied han in joining their forces for air military emergency, defensive or ofíensive. Th Austrian Government we hear little of except ing that the Empress of Austria was presen at the opening of the Ocumeuical Council The Czar, so far from indulging in projects o aggression or conquest, was said to be abou to abdicate in favour of his son, and to retir from a station the car...
SMALL-BORE RIFLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
SMALL-BORE RIFLE CLUB. Thc last monthly meeting' of the year (which should havo been held in December) took placo on Friday, 11th instant, when the secretary's prize was competed for for the last time. -Although not officially intimated, it is understood that Mr. Brown low is tho winner. For shooting thc day was very bad, it blowing* strong from tho south with occasional showers of rain. The attendance was limited, and only Messrs. Brownlow and Cooper completed their shooting, which was at 1000 and 1100 yards. Ton shots at each range. Any rifle, any position. 1000 1100 Mr. Brownlow. 30 25-65 Coopor ........ 26 16-42 [Brigade Order.] "Volunteer Brigade Office. Sydney, 1st Jan., 1870. PARADES FOR THE MONTH. OFFICER COMMANDING SYONEV BATTALION-In undress, at 3 p.m., 20th. Brigade Band to attend. OFFICER COMMANDING SUUURIJAN BATTALION-In ' full dress, Officers undress, at 330 p.m., Saturday, 22nd. Brigade Band to attend.. RECRUIT AND INSTRUCTION DRILL. COMPANY DRILL..-Tho Hyde Park barr...
The Volunteers. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
The Volunteers. "WHEN the Volunteer Force was called into existence in | Great Britain it was anticipated by the highest mili tary authorities that a modified course of drill only would be necessary to render them efficient for all tho purposes for which they would bc required. It was considered that a fair knowledge of manual, iilatoon, and company drill would be ample, ns it was supposed that the citizen force would not have sufficient time nor inclination to leam moro. How far this has fallen short of thc actual perform ances of the volunteers may bo gathered from thc fact that they hold frequent battalion parades and reviews, conducted solely by thc officers of the force, which are gone through with scarcely a hitch from beginning to end, and which elicit tho commendations of officers of tho regulars and of others competent to judge, with the exception of a few carping critics who can sec no good in anything opposed to their views and interests. At the last Easter lteview of the...
INTERNATIONAL RIFLE MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
INTERNATIONAL RIFLE MATCH. Thc first of thc serios of practices to guide the sub- committee in their selection of the remaining ten men and emergency mon for tho abovo match, was fired on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Only elevon men fired ; and it is worthy tho consideration of tho committeo whothor tho competitivo practices should bo extended over a greater length of time, and whether it is advisable to add ten more nameBto the list. Tho average of the scores mado would not give us tho remotest chanco of winning tho match ; and if Now South Wales is to mako a good match of it, thoy must lay themselves out for good, sound, practice shooting. Tho weather dining the morning shooting was tolerably fine, with a light northerly wind. In the afternoon a very strong north-caster kept tho scores down. Thc number of rounds fired and scores made are as follows :-Five shots each at 200, 500, and GOO yards, Wimbledon targets, Hythe position and scoring-Mr. West, 35; D. Fisher, 35; Allerton, 3...
REBELLION IN THE RED RIVER COUNTRY —THE FIRST STEP TOWARD ANNEXATION. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
REBELLION IN THE RED RIVER COUNTRY -THE FIRST STEP TOWARD ANNEXA TION. Now York, November li!.-Lottors from reliable parties report a formidablo rebellion in tho Red River country against the Canadian Confederation. Thc French population will not allow Governor McDougall, lately sont from Canada, to enter the settlement. His parly advanced two miles beyond tho frontier at Peinbinn, when tho}* wero met November 2nd, by a body of insurgents, live hundred strong, mounted and armed. They escorted tho Governor's party peremptorily over the line. Tho Governor is now encamped in Dacotah Territory, wailing events. Meantime, the insurgents have organised a Provisional Government, and demand a Territorial Government after tho American fashion, with u Legislature chosen by the people, Homestead Act, Arc. lt is said Governor M'Dougall will apply to tho Canadian Government for troops, ¡ind to Washington for authority to pass thom through the North-western States.
NEVADA. SAM BROWN—THE INDIANS—A TRIAL FOR MURDER—A TROUBLESOME WITNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
! NEVADA. ! SAM BROWN-THE INDIANS-A TRIAL FOR ! MURDER-A TROUBLESOME WITNESS. ' Dayton, August 29.-A preliminary examination ,for I murder, that has excited much interest, has just closed j at Genoa. I took dinner at a log restaurant, formerly j the famous rendezvous of the riders of the pony j express, and early prospectors of the Washoe mines; it is tho oldest building in tho State, having been built in the spring of 1850 by the Reese Brothers of Reese River notoriety, and was for many years known as the " Mormon Station." Here the noted desperado Sam Brown, after killing nine men at different times in California and Nevada, remained for nearly aweek and ; defied the officers of justice, who came down every day i from Carson to take him; the audacity of this man was ; astonishing. As the sheriff and his posse would ride up j armed to the teeth, Brown, who would usually be sit : ting in the bar-room, with two or three Colt's revol ; vers and an 18-inch bowie knife in his belt, woid...
LATER FROM AMERICA CALIFORNIA. FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. — TWELVE PERSONS KILLED AND TWENTY WOUNDED. (From the Alta California, November 14.) [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 22 January 1870
LATER FROM AMERICA CALIFORNIA. FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. - TWELVE PERSONS KILLED AND TWENTY WOUNDED. (¡From the Alta California, November li.J About 9 o'clock this morning, the regular pas senger train of the Western Pacilic Railroad, bound East, came in collision with the train from Hay ward's, near Damon Station, about four miles from Alameda. The locomotives of both trains were totally de . atroyedj as were four cars of tho Western Pacific Railroad, and several of the Hayward train. Tho full particulars of the accident are not yet known, but, it is said, both trains were behind time, and running beyond their usual speed. The train bound east consisted of eight cars, which were not, how ever, fully occupied. No list has boen received up to the time of writing, and a full account cannot ho had until later in the day. So far as is known tho engineers and firemen on both trains were killed. Judge Baldwin, of Nevada, was instantly killed. Judgo Will Camp bell, of Nevada, had one le...