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FEN SKATERS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
FEN SKATERS. Tbe metropolis of Fen skating and the place of greatest repute, says 'St. Paul's,' if Welney, which is. » large straggling villagn, with a small population. It i« one'of the most inaccessible places, being often cut oS by floods It is safe to say that six men might be picket) from this neighbourhood who would skate agsinat the rest of garope. It was here that the famous family of Smarts were all bred and bora Their skating history takes us as fat back as 1854, when Turkey Smart became famous by basting the thon admitW champun, Larman Register. Prom that time be held an easv supremacy fcr several years, having »n able 'second m Willum Bee, who » always known in Cambcidg flhira as ' Guthpercbi See,' a sobriquet which he earned by his mar vellous endurance. He was not a fiiinhod skater like Turkey Smart, but owed his sucews to his phvsical endurance. Turkey Smart bore all before him till 1874, but at last age had to yield to youth, aod Watktnsou, of Welney, became the admi...
Shipping. DEVONPORT. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
Shipping. DIVO3IPOBX I ARRIVED. January 20.— Easby, ss, 1800 tons, W. Wallace, from Sydney. January 20.— Amy, ss, 76 tons, T. Holyman, from Stanley. January 21.— Dorset, ss, 106 tons, W. ? Holyman, jun., from Launceston. January 21.— Penguin, ss, 824 tons, H. A. Morrisby, from Melbourne. Passen gers: — Saloon — Mesdames Green, Allen '. and children, Green, Ayre ; Misses Braham, Fletcher, Foulshonr, Messrs Dempster and Allen ; and 10 in the steerage. January 21.— Orawaiti, ss, 453 tons, J. . M'Nair, from Strahan. January 22— Star, ss, 76 tons, J. Chapman, from King Island. SAILED. ' January 21. — Easby, ss, 1800 tons, W. Wallace, for Sydney. ' January 21. — Tekapo, ss, 2439 tons, H. Sams, -for Sydney. Passengers: — Saloon— Miss L. Griffin, Mr, Holloway ; and 2 in the steerage. January 21. — Penguin, ss, 824 tons, H. A.^Morrisby, for Strahan and Hobart. - (Passengers : — Saloon— Miss Ruby Martin, Eev. M'Phee, Mr J. Blythe, and 6 in the steerage, January 21 — Orowaiti, ss, 4S3 tons, J....
Commercial. The "Advocate" Office, Friday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
Commercial. ? The 'Advocate 'Office, Friday evening. The numbers are up for the export of produce for the week, ;andonce again, as happens very often during the season, the total sBpmenrt'is~gre:atly in advance of most estimates, over 7,000 bags having gone forward from coast ports in! both steamers, Devonport being responsible for about 6,000. The deliveries yesterday were very heavy, the railway bringing in 61 trucks of produce, out of which 42 con tained' potatoes'. Teams oh the East Devonport side were almost as thick as blackberries. Several teams arrived at West Devonport, and the steamer Amy brought a fair load from coast ports lost night for transhipment to the Tekapo. Both steamers' were busy taking in cargo, the Easby till' about 4 this morning, the Tekapo getting away about 8. Straw and. chaff also went away in large quantities, the two steamers taking between them 3,185 bags chaff, Devon port contributing 2.487, and both liners taking a total of 1,482 bales straw, Devon ...
CUSTOMS RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
CUSTOMS RETURNS. Devonport.— The revenue collected at the Devonport Custom House for the week ended Saturday, 21st inst., was , as follows :-^Spirits, £20/8/4 ; tobacco, £49/1/10; other goods, £14/2/3; rents, 2/9; receiving charges, 1/; wharfage, £9/4/9 ; harbor dues, £8 ; total, £234/0/1. The amount for the corresponding period of last year was £217/9/2.
A RECORD VICTORIAN WHEAT YIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
A RECORD VICTORIAN .WHEAT YIELD. The estimate of the wheat crop (states last Saturday's ' Australasian ') indicates that the yield will be far and away greater than was ever previously harvested in the colony. This does not mean that the aver age yield is higher, for it Is not so, and, as a matter of fact, it has been exceeded on several previous occasions, but the area under crop being so large, the aggregate total . has assumed unusual proportion's. This season the yield is expected to be 20,420,000 bushels from 2,000,000 acres, gran average of nearly 10$ bushels per acre.
N. W. FARMERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
N. W. FARMERS' ASSOCIATION. The North- Western Farmers' Associa tion, Devonport, reports,' under date Friday, January 20, as follows : — Potatoes.— As deliveries of New South Wales locals have fallen off considerably,' and there has been a good enquiry from Queensland, the market has firmed locally in spite of increased deliveries, and there is every prospect of an active market for some time; with moderate, regular weekly shipments values should be fairly well maintained. Many growers have not yet realised that it is to their disadvantage to grade their pota toes badly. Some consignments have reached us this week -containing quite 10 per cent of pig potatoes. Had they been sent on in that condition the loss would have been quite £2 to £3 per ton. s ? Turnips. — A small trial shipment is going forward this we-ek, but from advices it is still too early to expect satisfactory results, owing to the large, quantity of vegetables still available. \ Wheat. — Nothing doing, as; Nmfllers ar...
For the Farmers. THE SEASON IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
For the Farmers. THE SEASON IN VICTOBIA. A remarkably cool summer is being ex perienced in Victoria (states last Satur day's ' Australasian '), tho weather, with the e\ccption of' a few short periods, liming been springlike in its mildness. The effect of the cool temperature on the j cereal harvest ha3 been most beneficial, tho yields proving satisfactory over a con sideiable extent of the colony, while tho sample of grain is particularly good. Enormous quantities of wheat arc now being carted to railway stations,! and the resources of the Kailw ay Deportment are . being fully' taxed in forwarding the pro-1', duce to Melbourne. The dairying indus try is in a flourishing condition, and the* prospects of the export trade in\ butter continue to bo satisfactory.
Is PER 1,000 FOR GRUBS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
1 Is PER 1,000 FOR GRUBS. _ , Tho grubs aro still making great havoc' in tho onion fields (writes the ' Border Watch,' S.A.). Mr Webster, and others are now trying to get the better of them b'y.e—ploying boys to collect them. Largo numbers are thus bemg destroyed. It is said the boys aro making good wages. They are paid at the rate of Is per 1,000 grubs. In a three-acic. paddock belonging to Mr Case a few boys collected no less than 10,000 on Januarj 5. ' Fiom 10 to 20 grubs arc sometimes found around a single onion. , '
NEW METHOD OF BRANDING. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
NEW JIETHOD OF BBANDING. / The experiment m a new process of . branding cattlo which was brought under \ the notice of tho confcrcnco of Ministers of ?' k Agriculture ia Melbo'urrie, a few days agoj , . . \ is a highly interesting one, and judging ?._ \ r. front jtho facts so fnravailablo the results - ?', _o likely to bo very important. Tho ' - brand is quite, effedn c and the only point to be iuli.y dcteimmcd is whether it injuriously affects the skin. The specimens ofjomicd hide shown in connection with the expcu'iucut arc baid to bo all thatcouldi be desired, and if thc.hidcs proves to be as free from injury under practical, condi tions a most valuable discovery will have boon made. Dr 13rdwn, of tho Victorian Department of Agriculture, has1 reported - upon tho matter m \ ery favorable terms, ' and judging from all the surroundings of the case it seems pi obable that a system ,? * has been discovered which will, when put v ,' into operation,' go far to save the,cnor- ^. ,' inous...
Sensational Dray Accident. FALL OVER A 300FT EMBANKMENT. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF A TEAM. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
Sensational Dray ? ', Accident. PALL OVER A 300FT EMBANKMENT. , ' MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF'A' , . TEAM. A young man named William Luxford, a wood carter in the employ of George Morgan, met with a serious accident on Tuesday morning at the Little Joe cutting, Walhalla, .Victoria. ., . He was driving an empty dray, to which were, attached three horses, when they took fright and bolted, and in his attempt to stop .them they, trampled- upon him, severely injuring him. The dray and horses then fell over an embankment over 300ft high, and they must have been smashed to pieces at . the bottom of the embankment if the dray had not caught-on the stump of a itree. about half way down the hill. The horses, though badly injured, were able to walk up the embankment. j Luxford .was 'removed to the hospital, but the 'extent of his injuries cannot be fully ascertained for a day or two. i
BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARKETS. London, January 21. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
BRITISH AND FOREIGN MARKET^. London, January 21. I Mild weather and heavy supplies de pressing the butter market. Danish ir regular at about 106/ per cwt; colonial slow of sale at 96/ to 100/, a few lots realising 102/. A fair quantity is being stored in view of probable shortage. , Prices for 'frozen rabbits hardening; supplies low. Victorian selling at 9Jd; New Zealand at 81 English wheat market tending down ward. Continental markets declining and weak. American markets declining. Cargoes of South Australian and Victorian wheat for early shipment quoted at 28/6 per 4801b. (cf.i.). Victorian parcels for early shipment per sailing ship quoted at 27/9 per 4801b ; and Victorian parcels for early shipment per ? steamer, 28/9 per 4801b. Copper.— Standard quoted at £64/12/6 for spot and £65/2/6 , for three months' delivery. ' - Spelter :---Quoted at £24/12/6 per ton. -
A FEAT IN BURGLARY. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
A. 'FEAT IN BUBGLARY. . K-k ,. ? . . ? . i ?-;-$tJipUin Chules Evans, chief of the St. Lotus Stlnce Corps, was talking with a friend whose bun had been entered by burglars the night kifore, ransacked from cellar to garret, and the burglars had got way .with a lot of plundei irithont awakening' any of the family. The , Li taid ha oonM not understand how they «Mld possibly have got into his room and taken ??» ty&l i witch 'and pocket-book from under hii pillow without his being awakened, and yet he knew he was not chloroformed. , ?' '.1|. 'It's easily done,' : interrupted the veteran fin fighter. ' ( know it is, for I once robbed ? honae myself.' ' Ton robbed a house ? * ? ???'-''Yes, robbed it as skillfully as though I had ^eea, iu that sort of bosiness all my life. | It fcaptened duriog the war. 1 had been taken -Kl'fuiwirar daring the battle of Moifreesboro, lean., and in the dead of night, under cover of ? storm, another prisoner and myself made - ' pur escape. We got safe...
Land Sales at Ulverstone. THE PREMIER AND MR COLLETT, STATEMENT BY MR PILLINGER. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
Land Sales at Ulverstone. THE PREMIER AND MR COLLETT, STATEMENT BY MR' PLLLINGER. The Minister of Lands (Hon. A. T. Pillinger) states that since his return to Hobart he has examined the records of the office in reference to the statement made by D^M'CaU at tlw Ulvenrtone Burnie Railway banquet, that the Crown lands sales at Ulverstone were removed from Mr Thomas Collett from motives of political revenge, and that the cirenm stances of the case do not warrant Any such statement. ?'He finds that Sir Edward Braddon, after a contest with Mr Collett, was re turned, on January 20, 1897; that Mr Collett' was written to during the some month to hold a sale of. Crown. land at Ulverstone, which sale wob carriei out by him on April 12 of the same year. A sale of Crown land was not again required till October, 1897, but acting on the advice of the Surveyor-General, who had recommended that Crown lands sales should be kept in the hands of as few auctioneers as possible, where it could be done wi...
THE SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKET. OUR SPECIAL REPORT. POTATOES STILL HIGHER. NEARLY £8/10 PER TON. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
THE SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKER. .OUR SPECIAL REPORT. POTATOES STILL HIGHER. NEARLY £8/10 PER TON. Sydney, Friday. The shortness of supply caused another sharp rise in potatoes at Redfern auctions to-day| when 8/5 per cwj, equal to nearly £8/10 per ton, was paid for prime samples. Tbe average price was about 7/6 per cwt, equal to £7/10 per ton. Arrival? tg-day -were only 350 bags. There is no chajigo to report in other lines. Chaff is moving off. freely. Maize and oats are offering freely at BKgntly reduced rates. Should tbe N.W. Coast steamers arrive early on Mon day' it is expected the market will open at £7 per ton. A great quantity of produce, that would have found its way to Sydney has gone up country, owing to the drought. Now that tie rain has fallen generally over the drought-affected dis tricts, more will be available, for this m'aj- ket shortly. ' ' Sydney, Saturday. Saturday. . being an off-day in the markets there arc no changes in quota tions to report, and those given yester...
Shocking Shooting Fatality. A YOUNG MAN'S HEAD NEARLY BLOWN OFF. Wangaratta(Vic.), Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
Shocking; Shooting ' Fatality, A YOUNG MAN'S HEAD NBABLY BLOWN OFF. Wangaratta (Vic), Wednesday. A young man named .' George Wilson, a son of Mr Charles Wilson, a local resi dent, accidentally shot Tiimself to-day. , In company' with another young man named . Sinnett, ° he had gone out duck shooting in the paddocks at the Old Barnawartha Estate, the property of the Messrs Richardson Brothers, and was in the act of loading his gun while riding a1 horse when the weapon exploded. The contents lodged in the unfortunate young fellow's mouth, and his head was almost: blown : off. DSe died instan taneously. Gilbey's O.E. Gin.— h Certified valuable for Kidney' afieetions, - ' '?
HOBART STOCK SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 23 January 1899
HOBART STOCK SALES. Messrs Roberts and Co., Hobart, report under date Friday last as follows:— At the - slaughter yards yesterday we sold 2 cows, from Lntrobe, at £6/12/6 ; 3 steers', do, £7/7/6 to £7/2/6; 3 stags, Falmouth, JE7/5 to -£51116;' 5 cows, 'do, £5/15 to £3/17/6; 2 cows, Kcnmore, £5/5 to £3/17/6; 9 vealers, for various owners, 35/ to 7/6i 50 crossbred wethers, from' Tinder Box, 11/6 to 11/3; 72 ewes, do, 10/3 to 9/9; 20 lambs, from -Norton Mandeville,-- 10/6 ; 20 crossbred wethers, Berridale, 9s ; 25 Merino eweB, 7/ to 6/9 ; 41 lambs,' do, 8s; 76 crossbred wethers, Campania, 12/ to 11/9 ; 30 crossbred ewes, Mount Pleasant, 12/ to 10/3; 10 lambs, Lowestoft, 9/ to 8/9; 40 lambs, from Noble Farm, 12/6 to ll/3; 20 lambs, from Lemon Springs, 13/ to 11/; 16 porkers, various 'owners, 33/ to 6/6 ; 20 carcases pork,'6d to 5.-}d per lb; and several bodies of beef to 3d per lb. ' -?' Mr J.W., Abbott, Hobart, reports under -Fridays date:-rrAt the slaughter yards yesterday beef was fi...