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THE ARGUS CUP CONTEST TO THE EDITOR OF THE CUMBERLAND ARGUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
THE ARGUS CUP CONTEST. TO TUB liDITOll OF Till! CUMIIKRIi.VN'D ARGUS. Sin,--I have been instructed by the C.C.C. Association to contradict several statements made in a letter in last Saturday's Amnra over tho signature of '? W. ?-. Neich, secretary of Grauville C.C.' Mr. Neich has committed a grievous error in stating that 'an injustice has been done to his club by tho Association by umi^llilllL y Illy 11U.1U 111 ullU V-/UW i:UHLLM-. ^LIUl he gets farther astray when ho proceeds to give the reasons why the committee disqualify them, The Granville club, as n matter of fact, were never disqualified, and I cannot conceive how Mr. Neich came to that conclusion, or where ho got tho reasons on which he alleges the com mitte disqualified tho club. The committee certainly disapproved of Bennett being included in the (iranvillc A Cup team, on the ground that that player was a member of a' senior club— an opinion, by-the-byo, which I notice was sustained by so eminent a cricket autho rity as ...
GUILDFORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
GUILDFORD. Tho orchards and vineyards around this dis trict are looking as well as it is possible this exceedingly dry weather. Tho yield this year ?will be far bolow the average. Tho summer fruit is falling oil' for want of water, and what little there is remaining is inferior in size and quality. There is a very fair show of grapes, tlio returns' will be considerably less than usual. Horo, as elsewhere, is the same cry for water. Most of the inhabitants have now been carting that now precious commodity for some mouths. Bush fires have boon very prevalent lately, but causing, I am glad to say, very little actual damage to property beyond that of burning the scrub, and what little grass 'remained.
CARLINGFORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
(JARLlNCiFOl.il). 1. — About 12 per cent, of the population are Buffering from tho oll'ects of scarcity of water. These havo to depend on their neighbours who have been more thoughtful in providing for emergencies by having gold wells sunk. 2.— As regards the sumniur fruit, tlio trees, ! considering 'the dry weather, lire looking well, | with every appearance of a large crop of fruit, ; niucn in excess ui niiuro seasons, oui. wio n iuu is small and will be very inferior, lacking juici- | ness, unless we soon get rain. .As regards ; falling off of tho fruit, I do not know of any thing very disastrous, withthooxeoptionof ni'ow lardly worth sponldns of that h ivo . bren blown down b,' tho recent lu:.:-y ivi.nls. Tho loss in return 'will bo about (I should think-) 30 per cent. ?'. — How would it 1m; to boro for water (artesian wells) ? A' B mrko a plentiful supply was raised that way. Irrijrii tion I think would bo n groat boon to the fruitgrowers in a dry season like this if systematic...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
LETTERS AND TELEGRAMS RECEIVE PBOMPT ATTENTION. Undertakers. STATE AAND REFORM FUNERALS conducted in tho most respectable mannor and at Moderate Charges. Lead, Cedar, and Stained Coffins at Shortest Notice Wroaths, Crosses, and Shrouds. Memorial Cards a Speciality— printod as required. Church Street,' Parramatta, ICE! FRUIT! ICE CREAMS! . JR. lUil Jib, 17RUITEREU AND CONFECTIONER, CHURCH-STREET, TAR I! AIM ATI' A, ' V begs to state Hint us Summer is coming lio has u SELECT STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND af the CHOICEST FRUITS OF 'HIE SEASON. Being Solo Agent inl'arramattaforN.S.W. Fresh. Food and Ice Co., ho is in a position to supply Ice in Parramatta in any quantity. ? ? ? C.R.TUNKS. 'PEC^AND KIWGT' i UCTIONEERS, LAND, ESTATE, AND LABOUR AGENTS. J\. OPPOSITE POST-OFFICE, CHURCH-STREET, PAKRAMATTA. ORCHARDS & FARMS To Let or For Sale HOUSES AND COTTAGES FOR SALE ON THE EASIEST OF TERMS. Cottages TO LET in all parts of the Town anil District Loans effected on the shortest notice. rg§'...
Sports and Games. CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
Sports and Games. CRICKET. Auburn met the Granville As on tho Auburn ground last Saturday. Tho local team had to play with two pick-up men, as Coiiroy and M. Hayes wore individually absent. Before tho gamo commenced, opinions differed as to the result; some guessed that if tho visitors went iu first, the Auburnites would have an after noon's healthful exercise in chasing the ball ; others thought the reverse, and the result of the match proved tho fallacy of forming any decided opinion on a cricket match before the game begins. 'Die Granvillos won the toss, and sent their opponents intotliG field to enjov the heat of the day, and keep them from catch ing cold. The Granvilles went in, but did not remain in all the afternoon . The Auburnites also wont in, and still daylight continued. Some excellent batting was expected, and tho spectators were nut disappointed. Spoil .'? ingof spectators draws attention to the danger of ruironts allowing their 'four year old olive branches' to run in...
CASTLE HILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
CASTLE HILL. The supply of water in this district is getting very low, in fnot, in a few isolated c-: ??? s it Iiim given out completely. Taking tlio district --n tlio whole we convpuro most favourably willi our surrounding districts. Tlio early Summer fruit must 1)0 very small, but should riria como now tlio lato crops would grow. Had this been a favourable season in LUyUlU. LU lilllL UlUiU WUU1U iltlVU UUUI1 tL Y^*.) heavy crop of fruit indeed ; but, owing to such a dry season, it is estimated that tlio yoild will not bo more than half of what it promised to bo. The only means of growing a good crop in such a dry season, is by irrigating the or chards, and in my opinion water could conserved in liny part of the district. Very little damage, besides burning a little gmss, has been done by bush fires.
The Druids' Annual Excursion. TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
The Druids' Annual Excursion. TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION. The usual torchlight process-ion which the Druids hold pi ini- to their amiiuil picnic, took place on Monday night, and though, through some misunderstanding, the pageant was not as brilliant as former ones, it was witnessed by some thousands of people. At 7. SO the members were all ready nt the Friendly Societies Hall waiting for the trolly which was to head the procession, but as minute after minute pasSCU UY illlu uiuiu Wiin iiu niiju ui t/m; vehicle, a start was made about 9 o'clock, and the procession headed by the OumberlandBand, proceeded along Church-street to Lennox I'ridgo. where the long expected trolly was met. ' The procession was then reformed and continued on its way to Dunlop street, when a halt was made. After a short rest another start was made and Church-street traversed to the Western Road, then back to Macquarie streot, along that street into George-street and back to the starting place, which was reached shor...
KENTHURST. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
KENTHUKST. Tlio unprecedented dry seasons shadow forth 11 lamentable future for the fanner. Things are indeed gloomy already, with a water fam ine staring us in the face. The water holes are nearly, it' not, all dried up, and if the present weather continues we shall have all our tanks and wells empty in about ten days or u fort night. The culiunous dry weather and bush nres nave piuyoa sna imvuo witu our crops, mill never during my experience of ?-» years has the country r.mml presented suuh a dry, withered, and ghastly appu imnue. liush tires have been raging' round Miu district for miles, and scurscly an nuvo escaped ils mad career, yet tlio damage to personal or roiil property has been light, owing to readiness and promptness on the part of the residents in meeting the lire fiend. The crops ire ;t complete failure, more especially tiie plums and pears, whio'.i will not yield uure than 7 per cunt, of their annual aver age. Apples and grapes, etc., I estimate the loss at quite (il...
FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
FIXTURES. Tho following members of the Albert CO. are selected to play against Field of Mars C C, on Saturday, December 1st, on Field of Mars ground. Meet at Mercantile Bank corner at 2 o'clock :— Turkiugtou, Crisp, Thwaito, Sorlie, Cardiff, A'eitch, M. Lon^hurst, AV. Loughurst, G. Luughurst, W. Gizzard, Golbv, Pauley 12, Bonn 13. Brush Farm B v. Dural 2nd eleven.— The following are selected to represent B.F C.C. B team cu Saturday next :— G. Spurway, sen., F. Spurway, Cowell, Cutt, Muir, AVillis, Sel lers, Buchanan, R. Spurway, Grime, and Bowerman. Meet on B.F. ground at 2 p.m. sharp. Brush Farm v. Strathliold.— The following are selected to represent J3.F.U.C. on Saturday : — Gallard, Johnston, N. and S. Cox, G. and J. Spnrway, Jordan, Hibblo, Short, Hughes, Chavo. Meet at Strathfiold Station at. 2 p m. Auburn B v. Coates B at Auburn to-day. Aubuiu : Baker, Moore, Morton, J. Mills, A. Mills, H. ,Moss, Ayres, Byrnes, Lea, Grace, Lcich, Palmer. ARGUS CUP. Galatea v. Rosehill. 'I h« ...
DUNDAS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
DTJNDAS. 1 .—-There is no proper local supply, and the creeks and water holes arc nearly dry, not more than a few weeks' supply at the longest. A large number of the residents are carting water, somooJ tliem from rarramatta. 2 — The outlook for summer fruit is very dis couraging. In a number 01 the ..Id orchards the fruit' is oumimr off freely, but the young trees do not scorn' lo suffer whore the laud is kept clean and constantly worked. The fruit is not up to the usual size and quantity by 50 per cent. The old trees seem 1 1 show the effects of the drought to a great extent. 3. — I think the only remedy is : in the future to bo more careful in the choice of trees, iiurl also situation, as trees that do well in one locality will not necessarily do well in (mother. Irrigation would bo a boon to this or any dis trict. Bush fires as yet have not done much harm horo, but as everything is very dry, alt have to be very enreful in burning olf, so as not to lot the iiro get tho mastery of ...
CENTRAL CUMBERLAND CRICKET ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
CENTRAL CUMBERLAND CUICKET ASSOCIATION. A meetiny of delegates of tho Central Cum berland Crioki't Association was held in tho School of ? rts. Parramatta, on Tuesday even ing, Mr. N. Kirby being voted to the chair. A letter was re id from the Alberts, forfeiting the Cup match to Coates A. Tho draw for the second round of tho Argus Cup and Ferris trophy contests resulted as follows : — Arous Cup. CoatosB., a byo. Auburn v. True Bluo,on Albion wicket. Ilornsby v. Albion, on Coates wicket. Brush Farm v. Coates A., on Albion wicket. Ferihs Tnoi'iiY. Field of Mars, a bye. Rosohill v. Galatea, on True Blue wicket. Collingwood v. Albert, on Coates wicket. It was decided that the second round should commence to-day (Saturday) with two matches for the Argus Cup and 'one for the Ferris trophy. A letter was received from Brush Farm complaining of the action of the Albion club in crying off a match and th-n playing with another club. An explanation from the Albion secretary was received as sat...
HOUSE HILL AND RIVERSTONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
HOUSE HILL AND RIVERSTONE. 1.— Almost all tho lions es in Rouse Hill, | and come of the stock also, are depending for | water on a large clam on Mr. Rouse's property. » Water is being drawn thenco as far as .Nelson ' 1 Public School, aud to nearly all the houses in M between, as well as to S01113 in tho village. 1 Although there was a largo body of water I thero, it is now getting very low, aud Mv. I Ry.iso is rather nuxioug about it. A small I supply on the fJox Hill Estate is failing, and there is , no permanent water along the road between House Hill and AViudsor. All River stone is depending on two or throe small water holes, and water is drawn from South Creek and Ea.-torn Creek as well. Yet people find water a very expensive article of commerce. To the cast of Eouso Hill -water is very scarce, but a few houses have a good home supply. 2.— The crops of fruit aro very small, both in quality and quantify. Tiio winds, whether hot or cold, arc causing the fruit to drop ofE very lar...
BENNANT HILLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
1EKNA-TT HILLS. 1.— The outlook with regard to the water sup ply is beginning to asMim,.'a very serious face in deed. .Half the residents are already ih\iwin« water for general use. In the kirk '-ullies nud creeks thero is enough water lo last I snpnoso another three mouthy, but thero is a lot of labour connected withdrawing it. In some places you cannot ;:et the c-iri.s very close. ? 2.— 'With regard to summer fruit there is a good crop of peaches, plums, and apricots, nio'.linm of apples and quinces, and a light crop of pairs ; but fruit is awfully small, and in many orchards, if rain does not come, the i'ruit will not be worth pickup.'. I. reckon that, all orcbardisls will 1-so a third of the price they should i;et for their crops. Tho trees on the wh.-uoloi.k middling in our district, mandarin t'.o.'S and seedling peaches aresull'eriiig most. 3*.— A ?«-''l remedy would be to keep fruit trsea mulched with new soil or scrapings from tho bush, but persons with largo orchards can no...
FAIRFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
IWIRHELD. l.— Thero is plenty of wator in the creek, but it is veiy brno'.ish. For domestic purposed it has to bo procured from the waterworks. People arc allowed to got it thoro so long as they do not take it to sell. Tho inhabitants are all nitt'eriug from scarcity of water, muVo or less. In regard to summer fruit, thero is plenty of III summer fruit on the trees, but it seems to bo nl Ii a standstill. It may recover if wo have ruin m shortly. AVo are not so badly off as those (in PJ the higher grounds. At my own orchard wo if have been vata-ing tho trees for the past fort- S night. There is no possibility of tho fruit ft fnllmy off tho trovs. It is more likely to i« if? burnt up. Should wo nqt get any rain shorlly M it will bo very small. On au average tho crmw $jj arc not ns heavy as in former seasons, if Should wo get rain at ouco it -would revive ill- task fruit, as things have not gone too far yot. AViRW' do not suffer near as much as the people on the In higher ground. || Th...
RYDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
RYDK 1. — The people are very short of water, most of the wells (with very fow exceptions) being dry. People are drawing wator from Mrs. Darvall's place, where Amos made tho bricks for his railway contract, or any plnoo thoy cull get it.from. Samo aro getting it from Mr. Ellis's brick yard ' .: — me orcnaras oi nyclo loolc very bad for the want of rain, but they look better than might bo expected this dry season. I see no fruit falling off tho frees myself, and lmyo hoard of none in the Rydo district. There k no disease, but the fruit will bo very small, ami if it doesn't rain very soon, there will bo n groat loss. The fruit will be a failure. Sonic of tho vineyards look very bad, and a very poor crop will bo procured in some places. 1 have never seen the grape vinos with lc.« growth of wood than they have this year, ami the berries are so small for this time of tho year, considering- it is only a month to Christinas. !!? — Tiio only remedy I soo is for tho people to sink thoir well...
BANKSTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
BANKSTOWN. The outlook in regard to tho local water supply is very bad. In very many instances tho water has run out. Fruit and grain crops are quite a failure for want of rain throughout tho district, as well as vegetation. If water were pumped into a reservoir at the top of Pott's Hill, from the reservoir now in course of con struction, the whole of tho district, and Sydney and suburbs could be supplied with tho high Jiessurc service unit* wouiu, x wjmit, oc loun.A to equal, if not exceed, Mr. Gipp's sug gestion. Tho want of water, and the bush fires so prevalent, in the district being so disastrous, it is next to impossible to obtain the amount of damage consequently without great labour and timo. If it were possible to compel holders of properties to clear off tho under growth of scrub, much serious dunsrer would bo avoided. Upon tho whole, the ??utlook of the present season .scorns to mo to bo more menac ing (and I havo boon in the colonies nigh Sii years) than any between that...
HAS! WOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
EASIW001). Eastwood is suffering f r want of water, in fact, the supply for miles around is not due to the natural creeks or w.iter holes of tho dis trict, but to tho fortunate circumstance of a largo tank made by Amos Bros. It is a great lioou to the district, as it is now supplying many homesteads at Ryile, North Bydo, Erm ingttm, mid in some instances P. Hills, as well as this village. It is on the property of Mrs. Darvall, who to meet the want, of tho district. has thrown the property open on all sides of her estate to allow tho public to reach the tank by tho shortest route. Tho inhabitants arc availing themselves of the offer to a great ex tent. 1 hear complaints on all sides of tho dis trict that the fiuit crops will bo next to a fail ure this season.
The County Members at Work. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
The County Members at Work. We havo received the following official cor respondence for publication : — . DUNDAS PUBLIC SCHOOL. Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, 22nd .November 18SS. Sir,— Referring to niy letter of tho Oth instant, I am directed to ac quaint you that advertisements, inviting tenders for the work in connection with tho proposed weathorsheds at Duudas Public ounuoi iiiive ouun if.ii waiciuu lul insertion 111 tho newspapers published at Parrnmatta. 2. Tenders are to bo lodged at this olftco on or before the 12th December proximo. — I have, etc., tr. Mjllbb, iVr Under Secretary. F. Farnoll, Esq., M.P. Legislative Assembly Chambers.
CHAPTER XXXVI. IS IT TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
CI 1 AIT KKXXXYL IS IT TOO I.ATli. ' TiiKiii-: was nobody m the house, Mr Culver: but 1 know you would be here, and so came on. — Where is 1'y.usy ?' Thus .Madge, as she entered the vine house, where Nam, tho Scotch gardener, standing on steps, was busy amongst rich clusters of grapes. ? UJi, its you, iinssy. uood-uay lo you,' ho answered, looking over his shoulder with that serious contraction of tho muscles of his thin face which friends accepted as a smile. 'This is washing-day ; and if Pansy is no in the house, she'll be on the green \vi' the clothes.' 'I shall lind her ; but 1 am glad to have an opportunity of speak to lirst. Can you sjiiiiv live minutes '1' 'Ten, or m'iv, if it be U- pleasure you, Missy,' answere-'l I he gardener, with as near an approach to gallantry as ho had ever made. lie i-anie down from tho steps, and d listed them curel'iilly with his apron. ' -I have no chair to offer you ; Imi you can take a rest here, if you're no owre proud.' ' You will not think th...
Righted at Last. CHAPTER XXXV Continued. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 1 December 1888
Bighted at Last. GIIAPI'KR XXXV Continual . ' Let mo do Hint for you, Pansy.' ' Gracious !' -was (ho shirtled oxelmna tion ; mid nl (lie sumo moment ho pUmtiicl tho polo upright, (ho clothes thus form ing- a screen between them and tho vino lumse wliero Bum Culver %vns at work. 'You didn't expect tosoo mo hero this time of day,' lie said, laughing', Lut already lirginning to fool awkward, and looking everywhere except where lie lHOsf. d(»«s!l'nr! in \t\t\}r ? in li.-M' 4\»nr» O had to come down for this box ; and as thero was time enough, I thought I'd come round this way.' Sho laughed a little, too, at her scare, and thon began to hang out more clothes on another lino as hastily as if she had not n minuto to spare. Ho looked on, liis eyes glancing away whenever she turned towards him. . She also bogan to feel a littlo awkward, and somehow sho did not fasten tho pegs on tho lino with such del't firmness as sho had dono be fore ho had mado his presence) known. ' lather is in tho vino...