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AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
J^^^^^^^^# ' Tho heavy raina that fell in tho end of May moistened the land throughout noarly tho wbolo of tho colony to a sutlicicnt extent to enable farmers to proooed with ploughing and sowing, and, lighter showers having been f requont during tho month of June with moderate tomperature, favorable oiroumstancoM havo boon maintained, and tho crops havo boen got in undor tho best . conditions, whilo tho earliest sown have become luxuriant. Grass has also grown welj, and the country throughout boars a coat of thoibrightest green ; bo that nppoaranoos are' higlily favor able for a successful season, and farmers are gratified and hopeful. A ohango has been mado in tho Govornmo it dopartmont of Lands and Agrioulturo, which were formerly undor tho control of tho Seoretary of Lands, agrioulturo being merely a branch, but ft soparatidn has boon offiooted. Agriotilture ? is now a distinct department, and Mr. D. E. Martin, secretary, lias been raisod from the second to' the first class, and...
TAMBO VALLEY-ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
TAMBO VALLEY-ROAD. Anyone who is fond of mountain sconery and who is willing to incur the tediousness nnd dis comfort inseparable in travelling among it, could not do better than make the trip from Bairns dale to Omeo. Then he will nee what mountain travelling pure and simple is, but at the same time he will get scenery that will make up for it* discomforts. The coach leaves Bruthen, a »mall township 15 miles from Bairnsdale, early in the morning. The road for the most part is up the valley of the Turn bo River, but does not follow it closely all tho way. Now and again the ranges have to be crossed to save a long dotour, and it is in climbing some of these hills that the moat beautiful views are to be got. Down below, on either side, may be Reen deep gullies filled with wattles, whose foliage is rendered still more sombre by the contrast . between it and the waving heads of the giant fern trees. Hero and there a creek, like a silver band winding in and out, and forming miniature cas...
LOST RACES. [COPYRIGHT.] [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
.3 -LO&T RACES. 'By' fa.' F. Holder. ' rOoi'l'IlIOHT.l One, morning about '300 years ago, a fisher man living upon tho shores of the Bohring Sea swung his little boy into bit) fur hood upon his hack, took a long, stout spear in his hands', and calling to his puck of wolf liko dogs, strode away up the beach. The. child, looking out of Ins resting place, saw that his father was going hunting, and (is they passed through the village - several canoes put off ; the men calling to each other and arranging to moot some way up the coast at the sea-cow rookery. The little fellow had often been on fishing trips, and now, to make him reliant and fearless, his father was going to show him how big game was captured. Up tho beach they went for . a mile or more, then inland over a nook of land, ' and as they approached a rocky ridge the hunter spoke to the dogs, warning them to keep quiet, and looked carefully over. The boy, being high up, had the first view, and this is what he saw. Away ...
SPORTING NEWS. STANSBURY v. O'CONNOR. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
. STANSBURY v. O'CONNOR. The event which has interested thousands of people, not only in Australia, but in America and England, camo off on 23rd June on tho now' historic acquatio champion' course of the Parra matta River, and resulted in a win fortho young Australian by tho decision of tho umpire, and not upon the merits of the two scullers, which were not tested after a quarter of a mile had been rowed. Tho race was fixed to start at 4 o'clock, and a couple of hours boforo this time hundreds of people were to be seen wending their way in the city to Circular Quay, whence the steamers chartered to follow the raso and others that were to take up tho position at different points of the courso were to take their passengers. At the first attempt Stansbury mado a false start, and this was followed by O'Connor. Again they baoked to the places, and tho American boforo looking again at his opponent baled some of the water out of his boat. A hasty glance at each other, and the two darted of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
THE ILLUSTRATED AUSTRA LIAN NEWS. (Published on -the 1st of Every Month). Contains, in addition to a well written Summary of the Month ; a Full Account of the Events through out the Colonies'; also a Selection of High Class Engravings, Illustrative of Colonial Scenery, Current' Events, &c.,&c. It has a first class sale hi Australia, Tasmania, and Now Zealand, besides being well distributed through out Europe, America and the East. The Best Artists and Engravers in Australia are engaged on Thelllustirf,ted Australian News. SUBSCRIPTION (including postage), 8s. PER ANNUM. HATES for ADVERTISEMENTS :— 10s. per 1 INCH (single column). SPECIAL LONDON OFFICE : 140 Fleet-st. i E.G. FOREIGN AGENTS: LONDON. GEO. STREET and Co., 30 Comhill, E.G. F. ALGAR, 11, 12 Clernont's-lane, Lombard-st. BATES, HENDYandC' 37\Valbrook, B.C. GORDON and GOTCH, St. Bride-st., E.C. . CLARKE, SON and PLATT, 85 Gracechurch-st. '?' F. H. PHILLIPS, 131 Fleet-st., E.C. H. 'WATSON, 150. Fleet-st., E.C....
FACETIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
FACETIOUS, 'r- T'^ ' Mrs. Merritt : L hear your1 daughter^ lost her place as typo writer. Did she make some mis take? .. Mrs. Badgor : Yen. She fell in lovo with one of tho clerks before she had given the boss timo enough to take a liking to her. Chromo Agont : Do any of your family take interest in tho current art, madam ? Farmer's Wifo : My darter does, sir. She puts up jelly every season. ' s ' Do you know, 'Platt reminds me'of a horse car conductor.' . , 'In what way?' ' The way ho knocks down fairs.' Littlo drops of water, Little grains of sand. Make the grocer's business The finest in the land. First Englishman (just arrived) : How many Irish people there seem to be in New York I - Second Englishman (just arrived)— Well, do you know, I just heard some one say that it is called Manhattan Ireland. Passenger (to grey-haired guard).: 'You have been a great many years in the. service of this company, have you not ?' ? , ' ; ' . Grey-haired guard (with pardonable pride) : 'Yes, sir....
BURIED WORLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
BURIED WORLDS. [St. ' James' Gazktte.] -^The earth' is full of bones,' said Kingsley., He referred to the generations of men wl.b have' heaped their dead one above another ; but; in; this age)' we are turning up fast- the bones of! forgotten ompires; creeds, systems, and civilisa tions that Ho' under our feet. ? Every week arohmologis'ts are cheered by news of.somo fresh find ' in' the '' subterranean record chambers. ' Within the last few days the accepted plans of. Old' Koine have boon modified by the discovery of a great viaduct which connected tho bridges of the ' Janiculum, the Cielian, and the Palatine along the right bank of the Tiber. In . reading this announcement we are led to' think of the greater wondeitt 'that will be unearthed some day in' the Eastern' capital of tho Umpire. -There is no exaggeration in saying that Stamboul, the antique portion' ot Constantinople, rests upon a stratum of vaults, passages, chambers, and halls of unknown cluto and purpose, many of them s...
OLD CLUBFOOT, THE MAN KILLER. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
OLD CLUBFOOT, THE MAN KILLER. ?'.' I. offered ,100 dol. in cash for a grizzly bear skin out in Tehama County, California, a couple of. weeks ago',' said A; O. Jaquin, a buyer for a New York fur .house, to a New York Sun ? reporter^ 'and, although the man who owned it had already received 500 dol. for killing the bear that wore the skin, he refused to accept my offer. There 'was nothing in the quality of the 'skin that gave it value. Its extra ordinary size' was what made me want it. The' skin came- off of what was un doubtedly the ';- biggest bear that was ever killed on this continent. I did not see the bear, tor it had been killed two or three weoks before I got out ' there, and I rode 20 miles on horseback to see '.the skin, which was about all the people along Battle Creek were talking about just then. : The head had been out from the skin, whioh rod flood its length by 2 feet, but as it was it' measured nearly 12 feet in length. From tip to tip of tho outstretched paws the widt...
HOW WARS ARE DECLARED. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
HOW WARS ARE DECLARED. [OHAMBKIIS S JOURNAL. J One morning about the middle of January -all the newspapers announced that' Lord Salis bury had sent, through our Minister at Lisbon, an ultimatum to the Portuguese Government requiring the withdrawal of all forces, officials and. expeditions of any kind from the banks of the Shire1 River, beyond the confluence of the Euo and south of. the Zambesi and Moshona Land. Coupled with this demand was an inti mation that, failing a favorable answer within 24 houra, Mr. Petro, our Minister, would . leave the capital with the whole staff of the legation, and await further developments at Vigo. . Even to. thosa acquainted, with the techni calities of diplomatic phraseology the interpre tation of this ultimatum did not- cause much difficulty. Whatever might be the precise significance of the language, nobody doubted that practically if Portugal did not yield, and 'our Minister went to Vigo, wo should bo in a state of war with Portugal. How tar this...
TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
TASMANIA. The consolidated revenue for May is £53,287, as compared to £51,768 in May last year. Tho Tasmanian Exhibition committee have decided to charge for space, 10t*. for 5 feet and Is. per square foot additional, fine arts, &c, exempt. Mr. Adyc Douglas, formerly Promier and also Agent-General, was returned unopposed for Lannceston in the Legislative Council, the neat rendered vacant by the death of the late Mr. John Scott. A preliminary committee has been appointed by the Government to consider and advise on the means of securing the efficient representation of the natural products and manufactures of tho colony for the musoum of the Imporial Institute, and tho probable cost thereof.
A BUSH IDYLL. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
A BUSH IDYLL. o . When we have developed our Australian Bret . wHarte, scones such as those depioted by our artist above will, no doubt, be brought home to ''many readers who otherwise would have but a. I hazy idea , of the meaning of the phrase '. 'lambing down.' We do not know whether the phrase is indigenous, though there is a pas toral ring about it which would seem to justify this conclusion. ' The practice which it describes ,is not unknown in other lands, but the name by which it has become familiar throughout Aus tralia was, we may suppose, struck off in a happy vein of inspiration by some ' shiftless' shepherd, who, like an innocent lamb, had passed. under .the shears of an experienced master of the' art of fleeoingi Happily the colony of Victoria is now comparatively free from those harpies, who under the protection of a liquor, licence prey upon unfortunate buBhmen, and drag their hard earned wages from them by dint of vile liquor and rascality combined. Probably a few sh...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Tho mice plague in tho north of tho colony is very bad. They are devouring everything that thby can reach, and thore aro instances of their havine attacked people in bed. Reports from tho rabbit inspectors recoived by. tho Surveyor-Genoral stato that poisonod sandalwood twigs and leaves had proved very efficacious in rabbit destruction whore grass was not lcntiful. Arbor day this year will be held in August, on a date yot to bo decided upon, and in all probability tho Government will proclaim a general holiday instead of making the festival ono for school children only. At tho Supreme Court on 12th Juno Arthur Murray Spoonor was found guilty of embezzlo mont and sentenced on each count of tho charges, fifteen in number, to three years' im prisonment with hard labor, tho sentences to bo concurrent. In connection with tho robbery from tho counter at the Commercial Bank, FrankShawyor, charged with receiving portion of the missing £2639, the property of Mr. O. Proud, wa...
WRECK OF THE YOU YANGS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 July 1890
WRECK OF THE YOU YANGS. ,Tho You Yangs, which was wreoked near Cape Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, on Sunday, 15th June, was built in 1856 at London by J. S. Russell, under the name of the Kief, for the purpose of carrying water to tho British troops in the Crimea. She is an iron vessel of 672 tons gross burthen and 457 tons register. Horlongth was 185 feet 2 inches, by a beam measurement of 27 feet 9 inches, and a dopth of 15 feet. She first came to tho colonies in 1870, having been purchased by Messrs. AV. Howard Smith and 'Sons. For many yenrs subsequently she wns em ployed in tho passenger trade between Melbourno and Sydney, until 1883, when she was docked at the latter place, new engines being plaoed in her, and refitted for tho cattle trado between Queensland and the southern ports. Her last voyage, which has ended so disastrously, was commenced at Port Pirio on the 10th ult., under Captain Voitch, tho chief officer being Mr. Boll : second ofTicer, Mr. Henderson ; chief en ginee...