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Sydney Wool Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Sydney Wool Sales. The Sydney Wool-Selling Brokers' Association report that the weekly series of sales was resumed at the Wool Exchange last Monday. There was a very large attendance of buyers, extensive catalogues being submitted. The supply chiefly consisted of me dium wools, good quality being scan tily and faulty sorts largely represent ed. Demand proved to beverv keen, and the market exhibited a decided improvement in tone as compared with the closing sales of 1897. Even skirty wo?Is, if showing fair length, were well competed for. Prices may be quoted very firm at late levels, a tendency in favour of sellers being observable in the lower qualities both of greasy and scoured. Among the lots wbich changed hands, we noticed the following : — GG over Basin Creek, from Wallabadab, 28 wethers and ewes at 6fd ; JBL over YO, from Quirindi, 81 wethers, hog gets and ewes at 6d ; Glenrook over Crew over 7, from 8cone, 26 at 8&d. The highest price for tbe week was 9d. The bicycle ...
An Indian Cricketer. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
An Indian Cricketer. Mr. K. S^ Ituujitsiulrjl, the Iudiau liriuee who lias won such notoriety iu the cricketing world, was a prominent individuality at Trinity College, Cam luiitgv. Although it was sonio time be fore he got liis ' blue,' yet. In- was al ways looked ou as a very fair bat, an average bowler, and a remarkably smart Hold. He is passionately devoted to i-iii-Uet, *tud there is uo doubt auioug tlioso who have seen him play teuuis tliar he might have outshoue all others had he riovoted himself to tbat game as he has to cricket. Ho is a good chess player, excels at billiards, is au enthu siastic lover of the drama, aad a very clever aud brilliaut conversationalist withal. (Jouerous, open as he is, he has ever been immensely popular with all who have had tlie advantage of liis acquaintance. A Zebra Team. Last summer Lord Iiothscliild started traiuiug youug zebras to run iu double and single harness. He was satisfied with tin; result of his cxperiiuout, aud oue luoruing recen...
Ardglen. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Ardglen. [FE0M OVa COBKESPONDENT.] The Christmas holidays have again passed and gone, and we are fairly launched into the New Year ; let us hope this year will be more pleasant and profitable than tho last. The harvest is over and a good re turn lias been obtained, and the wheat is now being trucked for Sydney. We have been visited by occasional ouuntmui into, mm mob mguu nuu w day over three inches fell in lv.se than 12 hours. The country is looking splendid, with an abundance of grass and water. It has been an exceptional ly good season so far as this place is concerned. Stock are in first-class condition, in fact the butchers are complaining that tbe sheep are too fat for mutton. Tbe yearly meeting of the Common Trustees is to be held on Monday even ing nest, for the election of new Trus tees, when it is expected there will be some new blood introduced. The common at present is in splendid or der. School opens again on Monday, when many of the paronts will be glad to get their li...
Top Late. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Ton Late. The house bad been aroused by a bur glar. Mr. Jones saw a mau with a mask going through the pockets of his panta loons, and. as quick as thought, he shot at him. the intruder iiiaUiinr «ood his PSC«1)C». 'Why,' asked Mrs. Jonos thoroughly awake, ' what did you scare me for V' ' I saw a niau robbiug my pockets, ami lired at him.' 'Well, he didn't get anything,' said she. complacently. '? How do you kuow V' ' O. 1 tried 'em myself before we wont to bed.'—' Adams Kree man.'
Wallabadah. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Wallabadah. (From our Correspondent.) Mr. D. Callen bad the misfortune to bave bis kitcben and dining room, which wore detached from the main building by several feet, burned to the ground on Saturday night Mrs. and Miss Cnllen had gone out to a surprise party, and Mr. Cullen was only awakened by tbe glare of the fire. How tbe fire originated is unknown, but Mr. Cullen is of opinion that it mns1. have been burning in the chim ney before lie retired (o rest, as it was 1 o'clock on Sunday morning when he was awakened by tbe ~ fire. He esti mates his loss at about £20, The final settling up of tbencoounts in connection with ihe race meeting on New Year's Day, took place at Schofield's Hotel on Saturday night, when after pnying all accounts it was found that the Club had a surplus in band of £15 1b. A meeting of the Town Commoners was held in tbe hall on Tnesday even ing. There were about 20 commoners present. Tbe minutes ot tbe previous meeting having been read and con firmed, the elec...
Independence. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Independence. A red-headed man, with blue eves and a white «kiu, stood ob a fmK^E «. . rT i?'*, ?--trOit towai()s Wlndwr oue 1-ourth of July .-lrteriKion ' How far is it across (here ?' he said £ °ewsl)!'l)el- man uear him as he uodded across the river.' 'A mile or such a matter,' responded the reporter carelessly. .' A-in'!; !t Caua-ly over there ?' J.IT15. ; ' It's a foreign shore, ain't It T' ' Yes.' 'They don't care a lib.oter about this glorluiiK republic of ourn, do they V' ' No.' 'Stars and stripes don't amount to shucks to 'em, does Jt ?' ' No.' 'They wouldu't care wlietlior the American eagle screamed or uot, would they ?' ' Of course not' 'And this is the glorious Fourth of July, aiu't It ?' 'That's what' 'And they aiu't celebrating over there no more'u auy oilier day ?' ' Hardly.' ' And they dou't giye a darn ?' ' No.' He said no more for some time, but looked toward the other shore Intently Then he turned to the reporter. ' Well, you jest wait a bit' lie said with a glit...
Land Items. From Gazette No. 17, of 8th January, 1658. REVOCATION OF SPECIAL AREA. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Land Items. From Gazette No. 17, of 8th January, 16P8. REVOCATION OP SPECIAL AREA. The special area hereunde.r described has been revoked : — Lahd District of Mckrurunbi, Within the resumed ana of Piallaway and Walhallow Holding No. 441. Special area 1, proclaimed 10th April, 1SSG. County of Buckland, parish of Borambil, area about 960 acres. The Crown Lands within tbo following boondariee : Commencing on Warrah Creek, at the south east corner of portion 85, parish of Warrah ; and bounded thence on tbe west by a line parity lorming me east nounaanes 01 por tions 85, 84, and 83, parish of Warrah, and 19 and 64, parish of Borambil, bearing north about 161 obainB to a point due west of the south-west corner cf portion 107 i thence on the north by a line partly forming the south bonudary of that portion bearing east to the vest boundary of portion 108 ;? thence by part of that bouudaiy south and by the south bonndary of that portion eatt to the | vest boundary of portion 103 ; thence on...
Intercolonial Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Intercolonial Oricket. The inteinolonial cricket match, New South Wales v. South Australia, vas com menced on the Adelaide Oval on Saturday last, and was continued on Monday, Tues day, ami Wednesday. Some very good play was shown during the match, which resulted I in a win for New Sooth Wales by 216 runs. The scores were :— South Australia, first innings, 139 ; second innings, 189 ; total, 328. New South \Vales, first innings, 228 ; second innings, 316 ; total, 544.
An Extraordinary Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
An Extraordinary Case. A telegram from Coolab, near Gulgcng' states that a woman disguised as a man ar rived at that town Uet week and went to an hotel. She died on Monday morning. Her . eex waB not discovered until the body was being prepared for interment. The deceased had been in the employment of Mr. McMatter, ofBiunia Station, us cook for tho meu for the past two years, and went ty the oame of Frederick Wilson. During this time the sex of the deceased was never dis covered. No clue to her identity or for the motive of her disguise has been obtained.
The N.S.W. Loan. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
The N.S.W. Loan. Tenders for tho New South Wales Gov ernment 3 per cent, loan of £1,500,000, -the minimum for which was fixed at 99, were oponed in London at noon on Tuesday. Tue total amount tendered for was £3.90S,400, and thn official average pries obtained ivas £100 8% 4d.. The public received tnc bulk ot tbe loan. Syndicates tendered for £1,175.000 at £100 3s 6d, and for £525,000 at £100 OsCd. The result cf the application to the English money market is considered highly satisfactory.
The Third Test Match. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
The Third Test Match. The followiog is tbe team selected to meet the English Team in the third test match, which commences today at Adelaide : — South Auttralia, Darling, Hill, and Jones ; Victoria, Trott, Trumble. and McLeod ; New South Wales, Gregory, Iredale, Kelly, Howell, and Noble ; emergency, Donuan.
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
The Weather. During tbe early part of the week the weather was extremely hot and muggy, giv ing the impression that rain was not far off. This turned oat to be the case, as on Wed nesday a'tcrnoon a storm passed over the district, followiog the course of the range from the west to the essr. No rain fell in town on Wednesday, but the storm expend ed its force in the direction of filaudford, lieacv ruin fullincr at Knnnin Tlnnn nnii heavier still, with very strong winds, at BUndford. About 2 a.m. on Thursday morning rain commenced to fall in town, and up to y a m. 60 points were registered at the local telegraph office. About 10 ».m. a very heavy fall took place, lasting abont an hour, dui ing which a farther fall of 140 points was registered, making a total of two inches ol raw in tbe 24 hours. About mid day it cleared up, and the afternoon was bright and hot. Although tbe rain and wind did some damage In certain portions of tho district, tho benefits to be derived from such a fall f...
Latest Cablegrams. LONDON, THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
Latest Cablegrams. Reutbb's Message. LONDON, Thursday. ' 'A deitractive tornado has swept over tbe State of Kansas. Thirty-one persons were killed, and great damage has been done to property. A disastrous earthquake has occurred at the island of Ambi'yna, in the Dntch East Indies. 60 inhabitants vrere billed, and 200 injured. A scnlling match has been arranged be tween Jumea Wray and J. fiaines, to take pinve on me xyne. The Japanese press i8 constantly discuss ing the question of an alliance with Great Britain. The military party in Japan is inciting the Government to pursue an active policy. The reported massacre in Okl&haina is ?contradicted A verdict of arson has been returned in respect of the recent lire in Cripplegate.
The Fiscal Question. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
The Fiscal Question. It has been announced by the Pre . niier that the general elections will take place in June next. The most important question then to be de cided will be whether the existing fiscal system is to be overthrown and Protective duties substituted The Protectionist theory is that by placing customs duties on imports, the normal price of commodities is thereby raised, resulting in loral manufactures being brought into existence, which could not compete against the outside world if the prices . within the colony were not raised to a higher level than those : ruling in the world's markets. This *- policy would have the desired enect \ if we were for ever to be content to produce only enough of the neces saries of iife for our own consump tion, but as soon as we produce more of any article than is wanted within the colony, the producer must look to other markets for the disposal of the result of his labours, and in looking outside for a buyer .he must nx his price on a l...
A Safety Pane. [Newspaper Article] — The Murrurundi Times and Liverpool Plains Gazette — 15 January 1898
A Safety Purse. Some women will carry their pocket books in their hands. An English in ventor has caught up to their whims and invented an absolute safety purse. It has two stra«s. one of which Is at tached to a ring that slips over the fingers, while the other ends iu a nar row baud of leather that clasps around tin; wrist It is impossible to drop it or have It wrenched away, and yet It is perfectly accessible, and the strap scheme does not interfere with the free use of the baud. Mrs. De Spraggs : ' I feel that my Herbert, will make rapid advancement iu his college work wheu he is old enough to be sent away to sehool.' Mrs. De Sprigg : ' Have you placed him under a private tutor ?' Mrs. De Spraggs : ' O, my, no. I wouldn't think of taxing the poor little dear iu tbat way, but I have bought him a football outfit and he has already disabled' three servants, who have ven tured luto the nursery.'— ' Pittsburg Dispatch.'