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COLLECTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
COLLECTOR. From our own Correspondent. A bazaar in aid of the funds for the erection of a convent for the Sisters of Mercy in Goul- burn was held yesterday; the attendance was considerable, and the amount realized was, I understand, equal to the expectations of those interested. Harvesting has now commenced, and will no doubt proceed rapidly, should the present favourable state of the weather continue. Although much pressed for time, I cannot help offering you my hearty congratulations on the complete success of your Almanac, which I look upon as a credit not only to yourselves but to Queanbeyan.
TERRIBLE AFFAIR. FOUR LADIES AND A CHILD CARRIED OVER BLACK RIVER FALLS—THE WHOLE PARTY DROWNED—GALLANT RESCUE OF ONE OF THE BODIES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
TERRIBLE :AFFAIR. S(rom ,the Utica Herald,) FOUR LADIES AND A CHILD CARRIED OVER BLACK RIVER FALLS-THE WHOLE PARTY DROWNED-GALLANT. RESCUE OP ONE OF THE BODIES.' The people of Watertown were -suddenly startled about 4 o'clock on Saturday afternoon last, by the announcement that a boatr con taining five persons, had just gone over the Falls in Black River, near the Suspension Bridge. The news spread through the town like wild-fire, and crowds were immediately seen pouring towards the designated spot, and in a very few minutes at least 1000 people had congregated on the banks of the river, on either side, below the Falls, all anxious to learn the truth or falsity of the dreadful re port. Alas,, the report proved to be no false rumour, for 'in the foaming, seething waters could be seen the body of first one female, and then another, as they passed from the boiling cauldron immediately under the Falls into,the swift, ever-changing current .that rushes through a narrow, channel' for a di...
ECONOMIC BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
ECONOMIC BUILDING. BY D. HERSCHEL BABBAGE. In the Register of June, 1857, there was a brief notice of a new and cheap description of concrete employed .by a French architect, - Monsieur Coignet, which struck me at the time as'promis ing to be a useful building material for this colony. Having occasion this autumn to make an addition to one of my cellars, I determined to try this con crete, and, as the result of my experience will, I doubt not, be found useful to others, I have drawn up a slight sketch of my proceedings. The internal dimensions of the con crete building I erected are 21 feet long and 8 feet 9 iniches wide in the clear, the: walls are 6 feet 9 inches high, and: the roof consists of 'concrete arch 9 feet 4 inches higlh: t the crown. One of the sides is formed by the garden wall, which is of cob 15 inches thick, against which a lining of concrete ,1 foot thick was built. The opposite wall is of concrete. 18 inches in thicknessi s is one of the: ends, the other end abuts...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
IHead Muiter--H :S. HAWKINS,I M.A., St. v.-John's College,.Cambridge. - Asiatarit Masters-F.'F HAMBURGER,-Esq. :·Teacher of, Modern Languages, and J. N. FLOWER,-Esq., University of Mel bourne. T he course of Instruction in . this Institution is similar to that gene rally..adopted in the ,best Classical Schools; but, in order'that it may" be successful -in its tw·ofold character ofa' Classical: and' Commer e: al:School, more than the .usual attention,.is paid to the various branches of a sound En= glish Education, and especially to Writing, Composition, Commercial Arithmetic, and "Book-keeping, and'the Modern Languages are 'included in the school course. Leading features in the management are, that every class throughout the School is, ex amined weekly, by the Head .Master, in: one or more of' those subjects, in the study. of which they have not been under.his immediate superintendence; .that, in the evening, the Boarders are overlooked and' assisted in pre paring their lessons by. o...
The Golden Age. SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 1861. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
CrTITM ( old a Ima' &AiTUR.DAI ; JANUARY 12, 18(1. T'l contrast presented' between. the in domnitable, lerseverance of private en terprise and the notorious inertia of pub lic societies and committees, is nowhere so 'strikingly: exhibited 'as in our own little town;just at the preserit time. In another column we record an instanTce of commercial -enterprise, altogether cha racteristic of the spirit and push of the worthy indiidiual. whose efforts are con stantly directed'.?to 'tihe advginicneieAnt of local interests.' Nor is Mr., J .J WTV'i?? the only enteiprising person in our com rnunity. We can point to manyvivho, their :particulait lines of..biusiness;' are m. ilany strong proofs' of;,whit:. private enterprise can effect. ;.But why the sanid ilini d:duals, wh er they join ii nagity mrroe i ment for the .accomplishment of . some local or general public benefit, should, after the novelty of the thing has passed away,. sink into a state of inactivity and listlessness, is a ...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
NEW' ZEALAND:.L rWe have received Auckland papers to the 22nd ultimo by the clipper barqust Breadal bane. The Southern Cross of December 12th, says :-By the gunboat Caroline we are in receipt of Tarandki news up to Wednesday evening, but nothing had occurred since our last 'advices. King's pahs are progressing, but the time for striking a blow at them had not apparently arrived. We" are informed that they are built in a style which has not yet been seen in the Taranaki war. The town still seems to be hcmmed in, those sleeping without the lines of defences, though still within the precincts of the old town, lying down at nightfall, rifles at their side, as men in expectation of an untimely waking. An attack was expected to be made on Wiremu Kirigi about the 12th of December, but no thing further was known as to military move ments. The Nezw Zealander of the 19th states that dispositions are being made for a grand strug gle at Taranaki, and that the natives are moving, or preparing to...
CRICKETING GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 12 January 1861
CRICKETING GOSSIP. BY OCCULUS. I am not about to give a description, properly so-called, of matches played; I am not going to indulge in all the learned terms and slang honourable of the cricketing field. I merely wish to have a little gossip about the two inseparables,--Christmas and Cricket gene- rally, and the grand matches between Ginin- derra and Gundaroo, particularly. &nbsp; A cricket match in the abstract,--to those who know nothing about it, is not the thril- ling thing that young gents who talk know- ingly of slip, point, bye, wide, (awake) &c., would make them (the know-nothings) believe --that is a common match. But when a club of the known prowess of the Gundaroo meets, and determines to beat, another possessing the ability and genius of the equally celebrated and more fortunate Gininderra, then things assume a different complexion, and people who before were of opinion that the game con- sisted of eleven men, two bats, one ball, six stumps, sandwiches, ...
COLLISION IN SYDNEY HARBOUR AND LOSS OF THREE LIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
COLLISION IN SYDNEY HARBOUR AND LOSS OF THREE LIVES. At about three o'clock yesterday - afternoon a party consisting of Mr. Adams, zinc worker, South Head Roads, Mrs. Adams, his wife, Mrs. Adam's brothers, Mr. James Jaimnan, Mr. James Tyrrell Mr. Adam's foreman, Mrs. Tyrrell, and infant son, aged ten months -called at Mr. Holdsworth's boat establish ment, nVoolloomooloo Bay, and hired a water man's skiff to go on a fishing excursion as-far as Billy Blue's Point. Thither they went and droped anchor at a distance of about 20 or 30 yards from the shore, but nautically speaking " within the point." The party then com menced fishing, this being a well-known fish ing ground. Before proceeding with our nar rative it may be as well to mention, that we are informed by Mr. Holdsworth, owner of the boat, that the party were perfectly sober, that they took no liquor with them, and that Mr. Adams and his friends are experienced boatmen,- having engaged boats; for fishing purposes about 30 times ...
[ADVERTISEMENT.] To the Stewards of the Queanbeyan Annual Races. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
To the Stewcards of the Queanbeyan Having called aMeeting for the purpose of making arrangements for the Annual Races' 1861, to be held at Mr. Lee's, I was obliged to leave home on the.day, appointed, or I should have been there; but as, there was no atten dance of the stewards, I beg to call a Meet ing to be held at Mr. Lee's, St Patrick's Inn, on' THURSDAY, January 31st, for the pur pose _of making arrangements for the forth cominig?Races, or deciding what I am to db w.ith the,money now in my hands,, and trust the Stewards and others interested will attend E. tiWALSH,: - Queanbeyaen, -' Treasurer. January 1lth, 1861.
ENGLISH DOMESTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
ENGLISH DOMESTIC. T' he Stepney murderer, Mlullens, was executed at the Old Bailey, on the 19th of November ; 30,000 persons assembled to witness the execution of the culprit. Parliament was prorogued on, No vember Gth, till the 3rd day of January. Prince Alfred arrived on the 9th of November from the Cape of Good Hope, and landed at Plymouth. The Big Ship Company have decided that the Great Eastern shall remain at Milford Haven during the whole of the winter. Great anxiety was felt on account.of the very protracted passage of twenty five days, of the Prince of Wales from America. He, however, reached Eng land safely, and in good health. Hurst alias the Staley Bridge Infant, is the winner of the Champion's belt, which he contested with Tom Paddock, on the 6th November. Hurst is only 23 years of age, weighs 19 stone, and is 6 feet 2 inches high. The Italian dispatch which has been published by Lord John Russell, is of great importance, and the:publication of it has given great satisf...
NEW ZEALAND. January 4th, 1861. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
VNEW ZEALAND. -0 Januaty 4th, 1861. We have news of more success with our troops at Taranaki. Yesterday. the Victoria arrived in the Manakau with dispatches for the Governor from General Pratt, who seems determined that each 'mail shall bear tidings home of his prosperous 'campaign against the Maories. With: the exception of a -Gazette pub lished last night, we have had no news of in-' telligence, but that obtained from private letters, all of which seem to differ as.;regards particulars.. From the account I could' obtain, it appears that the General 'with 900 men, took up his position on the'.29tli ultimo. Some of the troops were sent on first, in skirmishing order, through high fern. At the.commence ment of the attack, the natives, seemed very reluctant to waste their ammunition; but after two or three feints they began in real earnest, and never ceased fortwenty-two hours, when: a party of Maories, with a white flag,"advanced from the pah, and, coming within a hundred yards of th...
THE REVOLUTION IN ITALY. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
THE REVOLUTION IN ITALY. The British Legion in Italy has come to grief, being :inefficiently commanded. It is disorganised, :and rapidly melting away. The Neapolitan revolution is nearly complete. The adherents of the Bour bona h-av]c boon defecl ted-in several en gagements, and many thlousands of prisoners taken. Capua, lhavitig been bombarded, su' rendered on the 2nd November. Eleien thousand Bourbon soldiers capitulated after a battle on the Garig liano. Sixteen thousand Bourbons, being hard-pressdd by the Sardinians, crossed over into the Papal territory, where they were disarmed. The late King of Naples, Francis, Joseph, who has lost all but five thou sand men, remains at Gaeta, but his de parture is hourly hoped for. He has broken a blodd-vessel. H-is'Royal rela tions and the foreign ambassadors have left the country. France has interdicted bombardment from sea-vn act of interference which has caused much irritation. . King Victor Emmanuel entered Naples on the 7th 'October, w...
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12TH. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12THI. THE Legislative Assembly met on. Saturday, at eleven, and at half-past eleven procceeded. to Government House to present the Address agreed to on the previous day to the Governor General. His Excellency having made a suitable reply, the deputation returned to the House, which was then adjourned until Tuesday next at 8 o'clock. [Tuesday's parliamentary intelligence came to hand just before we went to press, but too late for insertion. The proceedings were not of a very important nature, and we therefore feel justifieal in deferring our report of them until next issiiue.]
The Golden Age. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1861. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
,SATU I 'dA JANUARY ? 19, 1861: - THERE is. no: matter of churacter whicli so much. c WI proimpt attention as the tion of -the TIMII. In mosin mfid towns not in tlie enjoyment of telegraphic communication, the local time is badly regulated. Genierally, there is neither public dcick nior dial that can be depen dcled upon with anything like cer tainty . B ut. however badly the. time of other towns maybe regu lated,: it cannot be worse than it s with us. It is true we have a un-cdial, an ca well-executed in strument it.is. ; but as the' majo '"ity of people either do not un [ersttan?d tlhe meaning of ",clock. slow," or " clock fast," or- else do Sot.care to trouble their wits to discover the true time, they regu ate their clocks, and watches by She shadow only, while a few, on thie other hand, are miore Iarticu ar in obtaining the correct time, the result is that our timekeepers rary in some cases as much as en or fifteen minutes, which to he employer of labour is cause serious loss. B...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE GOLDEN AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
TO TlHE EDITOR OF THE GOLDEN AGE. Sir.-Observing a paragraplh in your paper of the 12th inst., from ;your Gundar oo correspon dent, wherein heltates that ihMr. Edgar has been "rushing at rash conclusions" relative to a horse he has recently lost. Ibeg to say that such is not the case. I have myself this morning seen the feet of the horse, and there are clear and unmistakcable signs of rope niarks. Who the person is who had a horse " afflicted in the same way," I am at a loss to conceive; but all I can say is this, that was the horse really "afflicted in the same way," it would not be alive now. It appears to me that .Mr. Edgar has some bitter enemies in this neighbourhood, and it is a pity it is so, for Ifreely state,from what I know of him that a better friend to a poor man is not to be found on Gundaroo. l am Sir, Your obedient servant, A. READER OF YO UR rPAPER. Gundaroo, Jan. 16th, 1861. BETROTHAL OF THE PRnINOEBS ALInC.--The Algemeine Zeitung, which stated a few days since, tha...
GOULBURN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
GOULBURN. (From our own Correspondent.) Our civic elections are now occupying the attention of the rate-payers of the municipal ity. The town is divided into three wards, each ward being represented by three alderman, one of whom from each ward retire annually but are eligible for re-election. All new un dertakings require experience to bring themn into working order, and also to show what kind of mind 'and mettle are best adapted to the performance ,of the duties belonging to them. Our rate-payers have had this and it will be their own fault if their experience does not dictate who are the most eligible persons for the office. Three very worthy men have consented to be put in nominaticn for the seats to be vacated and many seem to think that the electors will have no reason to complain if no other candidates present themselves. It is intended to open the new Hall of our Mechanics' Institute with musical concerts; and if I am rightly informed preliminary steps have been taken'for th...
JOHN O'GROAT'S HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
JOHN O'GROAT'S 'HOUSE. .. James IV. of Scotland sent lMalcolmIr Gavin and John of Groat two brothers,,r:, into Caithness, with a letter writtenf in:r, Latin, recommending them to the kiid,.: regards of thes'people of that country..:.: They became possessed of ]ands in thei parish of Anisley, on the banks of the Pentland Eirth, which was equally `divi: ded between them. In course of time', there were eight families of tlhe same:-. name, who shared alike, and lived com-,i fortably and peaceably for many years. These were accustomed to meet, to cele brate the anniversary of the arrival of their progenitors. At one of the??si meetings it became a matter of dispute. which of them was , entitled to. enter first, and take the head of the table,: which had liked to have terminated fa-.' tally, but for the 'presence of mind of John of Groat, .proprietor of: the ferry,'. who remoinstrated with them; pointedi out the necessity of unanimity as re 'garded their own happiness, their 'res pectabil...
THE LIMERICK BELLS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and General Advertiser — 19 January 1861
THE LIMERICiK BELLS. TUE remarkable fine bells of Limerick Cathedral were originally brought from Italy. They had been manufactured by a young native (whose name tradition has not preserved), and finished after the toil of many'years; and he prided himself upon his work. They were subsequently purchased by a prior of a neighbouring convent, and with the profits of this sale, the young Italian procured a little villa, where he had the pleasure. of hearing the tolling of his bells from the convent cliff, and of growing old in the bosom of domestic happiness. This, however, was not to continue.; In some of those broils, whether civil or foreign, which are the undying wormin' the peace of a fallen land, the good Italian was a sufferer among many. Hle lost his all ; and after the passing of the storm, he found himself preserved alone, amid .the wreck of fortune, friends, family, and home. The convent in which the bells, the' chefcd'acuvre of his skill, were hung, was, rased to the ground...