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A MUSICAL GHOST. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
A MUSICAL GHOST. T'o Aro, Neir Zealund, ins beeon visited Iately by a musical ghost (says' theWellington Post). The residents in a certain house which need not be, specified gradually became aware that at7 irregular intervals, but especiallyl during the nights, strains of unearthly music, soft mid ghostly in charactor. iprpceeded from the family pianoforte. At first it was taken for granted that of course it must be the work of that evil genius in all servanlt-keeping establishments-the cat. By degrees, howI'evbr, it was impossible to associato those weird strains with the pruncilng tf puss upon the keys, and it was still more difficult to understand how that domestic anitmmal could open the instru mnent, nexecute an unearthly fimtasia, close the lid, and vanish directly any one entered the room, as must have 'been the caise, for immediately thile door opened the music ceased, anid tile piano invariably was found shut.,. At Iint Mr. Paterfamilias resolved to solve tihe mystery, anid...
SHIPPING. PORT OF PORTLAND. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
SHIPPING. PORT Or POR''LAND. AItUIVYD. August 24--Otway, steamer, 271 tonu , Capt J. Thompson, from Melbourue, via 'Warr nnlmool and Belfast. Saloon - Messrs. Blnck, Livingstone, Mitchell, Burbank aid Cuwderoy, Mrs. W\rd nld 2 childreu 23 in *leoerge.-Aildersoal, agent. August 241-Elsie ketch, Adelaide. BAILED. August 24-Aquila, slc., Melbourne. 55.-Otway, str., Melboumno. IMPORTS Por Otway, steamer, from Molbonrno. 409 sleepers 9 pkgs and 2 horses Overond and hlobo, 203 do Andoroan, 7 do Botterill, 16 do Camplell and Son, I do Chandler, I do. Clarke, 9 do Collector of Customs, 3 do' (onolo, I do Cooper, 11 do Cranage, 3 do Crouch I do Curtis, 28 do 2,000 do DaIy I do iunnigan, 1 do French, 5 do Frloud, I do Goldsmith, I do Haggeston, 45 do HTrbor Department, I do IHrbertson, I do Jickson, 86 do Iverach, 3 do Jarrett, 2 do Jeffrey, 26 do Kay, 3 do nubley 3 do Leesor & Co., 33 doLyons I do Must, 2 do M'Glynn l doi M'Glynn, 10 do M'Kay, 7 do M'Lean, 1 do M'Leutnn, 1 do O'Brlen...
MORE DESTITUTE NEW CHUMS:— [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
M?oan DgTrcurt NEW CnoH?v.-OnThurs day afternoon fivq'nere of the recent arrivals from Europe, portion of a second batch aent by the Ooverum/nt to the Drainage Worke, arrived at Moutt Gambier from Millicent They woreouttorfr without money, were shart of clothing, anoworo altogether in a pitiable condition. lleiing no meane whatever of obtaining a al or a night's lodging on Thursday, M. T. Barrett considerately providedthe with a place of restlor the night, and y terday morning they presented themselvns nthe office of the Auxiliary Doestitute B11 and applied for relief. Tem porary relief as, we believe, bean granted them, but instructions on the subject have been re ived from Government.. The men are alladoor mechanics, and unfitted for nsuch heav, aud exposed outdoor labor as that of the Droao W orks. They say they came to the c my by the Astracan, which arrived late iJuly, and that after being in Adlaido a few ays they were requested by Mr. Hunt, la r agent, to prepare to go to the...
BRANXHOLME. August 23, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
.."BIRA"NXHOLME. (FROM onoi owN ceDrrtseotsD T.) August 23, 1876. iThre is no particular news in this Township except that the District Inspector of schools made one of his unexpected visits to 1lr. Remfrey's school on Tucesday afternoon, and expressed himself highly pleased with the good attendance, and left the Iollowing report: " Inspected this school, and found 69 pupils presenl ; orgtnis.tion satisfactory. nastruction-The work goes on in a very oatisfnctory mcnner, and the pupils making good progress; discipline good; very good drill was shown. Iam pleased with the progress which has been made in the subject of military drill. (Signed,) T. BRODRIBB, Inspector of Schools.
MIDAME SIBLY'S CONUNDRUM PRIZE. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
AMS IBLY'S OO VNDRVM by is mesmerism like an overdose of brdy I Because it deadens the senses affects the head. 'hy Is Madamo Sibly like a vessel at nded Because ste fuels the swell's b pe, hat is the the dlfference between 1t dame Sibly and a ventriloquist? '' one performs on good looking sub j and the other on queer looking u vpts. , by abould Madame be the most a table person to speculate? fBecause a delves ln mines (miods.). . Why is Madame Sibly's entertainment e Port!andt Because there is no gya it. Why ouglit our heads to be like our eta t B?cause they have to be " felt." In her etimates of character does adame Pibly flatterl No; we shall be utter when she's gone. Why is Maudums ibly like Gollath of ath l?Because she looks over people's aends.- . ,Why Is' Madamo Sibb'.liko Godfrey's balsam . Because she puts the innocents to Ileep. , : .. , LWhy is Madame Sibly like a navigator I BDe·ise she bozes heads and he the. com pass, and both,go from polh to poll. \t'Whydo we admire M...
THE HAMILTON STEEPLECHASE MEETING. HANDICAP HURDLE RACE, [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
THE IAMILT N BTEEPLEOHABE STING. Th followin are the official handl. caps f the steeplechase meeting to be held the 16th of September : ANDICA? IIUIDLE RACE, at. lb. AMr J. t'Kellar'sbg Micawaber aged 10 7 Mr H.Lailaghet'e b m Merry Mai1 ... 10 3 Alr W Trainor'sg g Vulcan, aged ... '10 0 Mr A. I'Intyre'sch g R?gged Jack... 10 0 Mr R lwloi's bill g Jack's the Lad, ed ......... ... 10 0 Mr E.G. Rex's br g Dan Rice, aged 9 12 MMr T.WlIkr's b g Dallyrogan, aged 9 4 ir t1 Gallagher', b im Maid of the Mist, 6 yras ......... 0 MrD.!Warrell's blk g Dayspring ased 9 a Mr II. RIoss's blk g Rip Van Winkle, aged .. . .. 9 7 Mlr J. ShNrp's blkg Charcoal... ... 9 7 Mr It. IIowio's bg estiqueaged ... 9 7 Air E. 0. Rex's bg Cyclone, aged .... 9 7 Mr E. G. Iex's b g Tien Tain, aged ... 9 7 AMr T. Fergusson's bg Too Late, 5 yrs 9 6 Mr J. Bergin's br g Brownie, aged .., 9 6 Mr T. Stewarl'a b g, touttiah Chief, aged .. .. ... Mr i. Whltehead'?br t MIra, 6 yrs... 9 r Air W. tM'Intosh'sb g Charley, aged....
MELBOURNE CUP. The following are the acceptances:— [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
MELB RNE CUP. The following a the acceptances: at. b. t. b. Woolomal 8 Torchlight 6 8 The Aco 8 Bella 8 Imperal a Vain Hope 6 8 Robin ood 8 Fisherman 8 Sultan 8 lingwood 8 8 Southern Cross 8 Irish Stew 6 8 Sterling 8 Strop 8 7 Raipid Bay 8 Meteor 6 7 Melbourne 8 Evenllght 6 7 Clifton 8 KIsmet 6 ScanuMag 7 l Banker 6 6 Speculation 7 I Mendacious 6 6 A.T. 7 1 Nmesis 6 4 Dilko 7 lerlinog 6 4 Mountaineer 7 9 Dl Deer 6 4 llerculet 7 loom 6. 4 Emulation 7 Pride o Hills 6 4 Impudence 7 risea 6 4 Vulentia 7 (. langston 6 a Ligt o 7 Ginger 6 'eu d'Atlfloo 7 Sibyl 6 0 Janitor' 7 Lord Lytton 6 0 Newmlltster 7 Volo 6 0 urguuny 7 Alding& 6 0 onterbry 7 Florin 6 0 The PaI ter 7 IEl More 5 12 Timotht 7 Napoleon 5 12 Break o Day 6 Windsor 5 1 Sptrk/ 6 Dewdrop colt 5 12 Luqudty 6 2 Electricty 5 12 Supeorition 6 2 Tie Cardinal 5 12 Venus 6 2 Srereign 5 12 NaughBoy 6 o Glengarry 5 10 Onyx 6.0 Spring Jack 5 7 Clrysote colt 610 Gas 7 Macgre or 6 0 Disrael 7 Nunnlrk 6 Gentlity B 7 Counai1ht 6 8
(To the Editor of the Portland Guardian.) [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
(To the Editor of the Portland Guardian,.) Stn,-Seeing a letter in your - ppr, . doted August l8th, by Mr. Strritt, up holding the swing plough, allow me o state that it Is acknowledged by all ploughmen that have worked both awing and wheel ploughs on new ground that the wheel plough, are far easier held, and far lighter on the horses, enabling them to break up rouoty ground, which they could not do with the swing plough. It is also known to several who have tried the e: p eriment, that the wheel plough need not be more than one half the weight of tho swing plough for the same work; and, surely, any one that has seen a plough at work with one wheel to regulate the depth, and another to regulate the width will see the utility for precise work. Being an onlooker at the Narrawong match, I could not see that the prizes were awarded by partiality or lay of land, but by the regularity in width and depth, close packing, and straight work. Ler. tainly, I agree with you that a portion of Mr....
The Narrawong Ploughing Match. (To the Editor of the Portland Guardian.) [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
The Narrawong Ploughing Match. (To the Editor of the Portland Guardias.) Sm,--I notice by your issue of the 15th inst. that there is one dissatisfied person, who signs himselfPloughman in thatissue, with regard to the judgment in lasse B. Sir, I can assure you I did not know the, name of any man that ploughed, or the maker of any plough that was there that day, or the name of any of the judges, till after the decision. I was told by a.man. on the road to go to the Narrawong Hotel6. which was 5 miles fhom the field, and stop. there until sent for, and this I did; where,. to use an Americanism, I liquored and baited my horse, but not at thecommittee's expense. Ploughman lays great stress on. equal furrows; I also, as judge, lay as. mueh. stress on the straightness of them. It Ploughman would go two or three ohains up his friends prize land and look on either side he would see the forrowa looking aorass the said land. As for the other two. judges who decided with me, they showed nothin...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
CORRESPONDENCE. Whilst admilttin the greateat lterary freedom to Correejmodoont, our columnsr wlt ie open onip to suor communaostioe te anirhl be olearly written. teomperatly tOproteorI, tro of looni or generat lutoroot; in uo ito holdiog ourselvos ronponobli. for toy opnioiensthat may bo oonoeyed therein.
Swing versus Wheel Ploughs. (To the Editor of the Portland Guardian.) [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
Swing versus Wheel Ploughs. (To the Editor of the Portland Guairdbn.) Sn,-In a letter which appeared in your issue of the 14th inst., signed Jamne btarrit, in reference to wheel and swing ploughe, Mr. Starrit says, "the men that held ,wheel ploughs seemed to work as herd as those that held swing ploughs ;' but this is not correct. biMr. Starrit will have to go somewhere else to plough then the gardens of Portland if he wants tho merits fairly tested. I would advise him to go to the Wannoo flas or the banks of Condah Swamp, and he will soon be con vinced which is the esaleet for man and borer. Now to give Mr. Starrit a little of my ezperience. Three years ago I rented some land oft Mr. F. Henty, on the Wannon fiats, in a paddock where there were from 600 to800 acres to plough and from 16 to 20 ploughs working. Ther were equally as good ploughmen engaged as Mr. Starrit who tried the swing plougho, and they could not plough one furrow until they got wheels. A swing plough would not eit...
(To the Editor of the Portland Guardian.) [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
(To the Editor of Lis fortland Guardias.) Su,-Permit me a few words as to Mr. Andrew Grey's reply to my letter. I inquire are not ploughing matches for the encouragement of good ploughing, and s equality of furrow an essential of good ghing? Whatever other conditi be made two things are always pected in prize-ploughing, viz.:--a seed d of uniorm depth, and furrows of equal breadth. Without these it is impossible to getan even well-grown crop, which, I take it Is the grand object ofall ploughi; nd the last of these, as I have shown my former communication, was entirely overlooked by the judges at Narrawong. The question is not shall Mr. Grey pony trot or canter, but is that poney master a quite infallible judge, for I assur him that not I alone, but half a dozen oler whom I can name dissent in o from his decisions. Mr. J. Starrltt took exception to th ground because of the manner in which it had been worked previous to the match. Will that gentleman state whether he de not consider t...
NARROW ESCAPE OF THE S. FLORENCE IRVING. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 25 August 1876
NARROW ESCAPE OF THiE S. FLORENCE IRVING. A passenger contributes to the Nor s.ter Argqu, a: very vivid description of thbe narrow escape from total destruction exparienced. by the a. Florence Irving' when off Hummoohy Island on the 6th inst. " He . writes :-The "steamer. ploughed her way through dense, fog banks, which' kept iuoving,' sometimes advancitig, and" sometimes receding. There were clear patches between, 'but nothing could be seen through the fog, which was as impenetrable as a tbrick wall. " The light of Cape Capricorn was sometimes seen through the rifts; other. wise it was' invisible., "As the fatal moment approacnhed, two gentlemen took up a position beside the watchers I on the bridge, and all were peering lnto the, thick darkness, when the officers r suddenly, and at the same. instant, sprang back, and signalled to the con gineer to revbrae the engines with all speed. The order was promptly obeyed.but it was too late. We saw something in the fog;-it was at first ind...